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Feb 19, 2017

Chris’ loneliness leads Jonathan to spray him in the eyes with a $20 concoction that will allegedly make him irresistible to the ladies. But do human pheromones actually exist? Their investigation leads them to contemplate pig husbandry and dentist chairs. Plus: what we know of seasonal affective disorder and whether you can cure it by shoving light into your ears; cancer mortality rates are decreasing despite what charlatans keep claiming; and a teething tablet manufacturer clearly believes in safety first.


Vox pop by comedian Kirsten Finch.


Jingle by Jillian Kate.


Additional music by Kevin MacLeod.


Theme music: “Troll of the Mountain Swing” by the Underscore Orkestra.


The Human Charger official website is


The MOT investigative journalism video (in Finnish, with English subtitles) is available on YouTube at


The EarLight clinical trial where the placebo group became a treatment group can be seen here:


For a more comprehensive history behind the EarLight/HumanCharger,