Quirks & Quarks

radioHas Bob McDonald ever produced a bad episode of Quirks & Quarks? If you're unfamiliar with Quirks & Quarks, you're missing out.

Quirks & Quarks is a weekly science news program heard on CBC Radio One. The original host was David Suzuki, who started with the program in 1975. Then, Jay Ingram hosted from 1979-1991 and Bob McDonald has hosted ever since.

Bob McDonald does a fantastic job, taking complex science and making it digestible and interesting to regular folks like me. You can download previous episodes at http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/episode/ and I suggest you dive in and hear what you've been missing.

Lots of people like to criticize the CBC, but in my humble opinion, they produce a wide variety of fascinating shows that always leave me wanting more. If I could only get one radio station, I'd want to get CBC Radio One.

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Thanks for the reminder. I haven't listened in many years, but I recall it being an awesome show.

Time to check out their podcasts.

September 8, 2011 @ 1:31 PM

Rick C in Oakville

I thought you were going to post he had been let go. PHEWWW!

September 8, 2011 @ 9:48 PM

Jason Paris

Bob's moving to Victoria I believe soon. He'll continue to do the show though from Victoria, instead of T.O.

September 9, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

colin mastin

a bad episode was aired on september 10th 2011 with the grossly misrepresented electic car battery section. people pay literally twice as much money for gas compared to batteries and electricity. a correction request email was sent to them with no response as of yet. for real world calculations, the email is available on request. or tell me how to post the email as an open letter.

September 29, 2011 @ 4:19 PM

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