Episode 57

Episode 57:

We are joined by DIU Podcast’s substitute co-host, Kyle – who recently hooked the entire team up with fidget spinners!!! Gavin recalls Jack’s hatred for the toy on episode 51. Times have since changed, as Jack is the most obsessed with the toy out of the entire group.

Gavin brings in the topic of China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo passing away from multiple organ failure. Serving an 11-year prison sentence in China for “inciting inversion of state power,” Liu was denied access to medical treatment abroad. Many critics are outraged that China would not release the prisoner. We discuss if there is a “right” or a “wrong” approach to this situation, as well as brief thoughts on China and Communism. Meanwhile, Jack, undoubtedly self-conscious about his current position in life, talks about how many young adults are still living with their parents. We talk about how this was stigmatized in the past, but is slowly becoming more and more acceptable as cost of living continues to rise.

Afterwards, the Love Guru tells us about the three different types of men in this world – alpha, beta, and omegas – in a part one of this week’s Kao Lui Corner topic.

Additional Sources

China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

Beyond saving money, here’s why I’m 24 and still live with my parents 

Loose Ends

PS: I’m still waiting for the fidget spinner I ordered off Amazon for $3.57 – as mentioned on episode 51.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for FreeCC By 3.0

 

Episode 54

Episode 54:

Tune in for a very medical episode of DIU Podcast (or at least as medical as a show with two unqualified millennials can get)!

In the past week, a viral video depicting a white woman demanding a white doctor to treat her son has surfaced. The video, from Mississauga, Ontario, has resulted in tremendous backlash against the mother. Gavin tries to examine how situations such as this can be a reflection of racism (or reverse-racism) in Canada. Specifically, Gavin explores the idea of whether the personal preference of a patient can be called racism. Meanwhile, Jack brings in new research claiming that one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life. Gavin suggests that the statistics are being manipulated for fear-mongering.

Afterwards, the Love Guru gives us some tips regarding the appropriate questions to ask someone when you’re trying to get to know them better.

Additional Sources

Woman demands white doctor to treat her son.

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to get cancer.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Image: doctor, cancer crab

Episode 19

Episode 19:

We’re joined in studio this week by our good friend Chen. Gavin brings in the topic of learning methods. Specifically, we discuss the merits of direct learning and inquiry-based learning. Meanwhile, Jack brings in the issue of parent influences over their children’s career aspirations. Should parents have a say in what their children want to do?

Afterwards, Chen is interviewed on his opinions for previously covered Kao Lui Corner topics.

Additional References

Half of Ontario sixth graders don’t meet the provincial standards in math

Jo Boaler on the benefits of inquiry-based learning

Possible drawbacks to inquiry-based learning in mathematics

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: Confused kid, math symbols, fail stamp

Episode 7

Episode 7:

In this news-heavy episode, Jack brings in the topic of the Stanford rape case. The conversation heads into the direction of social privilege and gender inequality. Meanwhile, Gavin brings in the topic of the missing seven-year old boy from Japan and a discussion about proper parental discipline ensues.

Afterwards, Jack brings in the Settlers and Reachers Theory in this week’s segment of the Kao Lui Corner.

Additional Resources

We briefly talked about the story of a 24-year-old English teacher sleeping with her student from the eight grade.

We did a pretty shitty job recapping the Brock Turner rape case, so you can read the full story.

Why we can’t call Brock Turner a rapist (in California)

Recap of the Yamato Tanooka missing child case.

Loose Ends

I talked about how there are differences between jail and prison. I didn’t know the sentencing length which separated being thrown into jail or prison during the time of recording. However, it seems that jail is mainly for people who are convicted of misdemeanor and are serving a sentence less than a year.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: Brock Truner mugshot (via Santa Clara County Office), Yamoto Tanooka (via KYODO), newspaper clipart