The Softbrains

Two Softbrains trying to make the world less serious, science less complicated and history more interesting! Each week Justin and Clarke each bring a new topic to the table, educating each other and you at the same time.

Episodes Date

What was Central Park before it was the groomed, touristy lawns that we know today? Well, it was a shanty town and some rocks. Justin tells us how Central Park became one of the most famous parks in t...
October 10, 2019
The Softbrains are back for Season 2 with a delicious mix of fast food and fresh fish. Clarke details the history and marketing of Mcdonalds that has made it the golden arched beast that we know today...
September 30, 2019
Are you ready to get drunk and hungry? In this weeks episode of the Softbrains, Justin takes us down the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. He tells us exactly what this amber-coloured alcohol is made out of, it...
March 9, 2019
In 1858, two ships headed for the search of the Northwest Passage disappeared. The Franklin Expedition is one of Canada's most enduring mysteries, it's the story of a determined wife, possible canniba...
March 2, 2019
Savant Syndrome, a condition where an individual excels in a specific skill like art, music or math. Only about 75 people in the world today are deemed as 'mega-savants,' but the syndrome is not witho...
February 11, 2019
The Softbrains decided to do something a little bit different this week. We've been busy with a move to a different city and didn't have time to produce a full episode this time around SO instead, fee...
February 4, 2019
Cowboy Bob was a notorious bank robber in the early 90's in Texas. He hit multiple banks in the Irving area and stole thousands of dollars. He always wore a 10 gallon hat, a beard and sunglasses and n...
January 28, 2019
Detroit, 1920's, prohibition is in full swing and a juvenile street gang is started up by the Burnstein brothers. Abe, Joe, Raymond and Izzy call it 'the Purple Gang.' Justin details the purple gangs ...
January 21, 2019
Federal agents did everything they could to drive the Branch Davidians out of the Mount Carmel Centre in the 1993 Waco Siege. Recordings of rabbits being slaughtered, flash grenades, and finally, tear...
January 14, 2019
'Unwelcomed pests, invasive three Save yourselves is natures plea'Justin shares with us his poetic side in episode 25 of @thesoftbrains, he tells us all about the damage of three invasive species. The...
January 7, 2019

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