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About The Body of Evidence

We are a scientist and a medical doctor, science communicators who joined forces in 2015 to bring good science to health issues you care about. Our podcast is a labour of love, which involves not just us but fantastic collaborators like comedians and musicians. We also make videos about crucial concepts in science in order to promote scientific literacy. We have thrown an amazing stage show together once; have done two live podcast recordings at Montreal’s biggest English-language science symposium; and at least one of us is regularly featured on the radio and on TV [J: yeah, yeah Chris, big deal. Do you have a viral video that was seen by 12.5 million people? Didn’t think so].

All of this work represents weeknights and weekends of research, production, and editing. Want to help us make it even better? This is your chance!

The Pitch

When it comes to health and medicine, there are so many decisions to make and so much misinformation out there. Dr. Christopher Labos and Jonathan Jarry look at the body of evidence on these topics to tell you what’s solid, what’s iffy… and what’s crapola. The jingles, comedy, and bickering help the medicine go down.

Listen at: http://www.bodyofevidence.ca (also on all your favourite podcatchers!)


Dr. Christopher Labos

Dr. Christopher Labos is a cardiologist with a Master's degree in epidemiology. He spends most of his time doing things that he doesn’t get paid for, like doing research, teaching, and podcasting. Occasionally, he finds time to practice as a cardiologist so he can pay his rent. He realizes that half of his research findings will be disproved in five years: he just doesn’t know which half. He is a regular contributor for the Montreal Gazette and frequently appears on CJAD radio, CTV News, and the CBC. To date, no one has recognized him on the street. You can find him on Twitter at @DrLabos.


Jonathan Jarry

Jonathan Jarry is a science communicator with the McGill Office for Science and Society, dedicated to separating sense from nonsense on the scientific stage. He brings his experience in cancer research, human genetics, rehabilitation research, and forensic biology to the work he does for the public. He was the creator, writer, and host of the YouTube show Cracked Science, which used a late-night deep-dive format to debunk pseudoscience and denounce bad science. He gets to be quoted by journalists quite frequently. His work is collected at jonathanjarry.com. You can find him on Twitter at @CrackedScience.


The Plea

Would you consider a gift of a few dollars each month to contribute to the work that we do?

Have a look at our goals to know what you’d be helping us with, and take a gander at our reward system. The bigger the gift, the warmer the hug you’ll get from us.

Thanks to your generosity, we will continue to fight pseudoscience on your behalf!
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We will hire a part-time social media manager freelancer to help us do a kick-ass job of publicizing the show on social media and expanding our audience greatly!
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