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Two guys with too many big questions! From the origins of written language to quantum mechanics, we’re out to make sense of it all. Spellbound is a weekly podcast hosted by Julian Smith (Director/Comedian) & Andrew Rader (MIT PhD, Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All).
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#092 Beyond The Known Pt. 2

#092 Beyond The Known Pt. 2

2019-12-0201:00:44

Part 2 on Andrew's new book about the history of exploration, Beyond The Known.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Bulletin's President/CEO, Rachel Bronson, on existential risks.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In part 3 of our rituals/community topic, we explore the basis of community and whether it's naturally exclusive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#089 Beyond The Known Pt. 1

#089 Beyond The Known Pt. 1

2019-11-1100:51:13

A timeline of human exploration and technology, per Andrew's new book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scientist/volcanologist Jess Phoenix on climate change policy and what to expect from potential natural threats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Perez on building his provocatively inclusive community in the bible belt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#086 Sasha Sagan on Rituals

#086 Sasha Sagan on Rituals

2019-10-2100:59:40

Sasha on Carl Sagan as a dad and her new book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NASA astrobiologist, Morgan Cable, on the search for life in space and what they hope to find. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NASA astrophysicist, Jessie Christiansen, on the search for life in space and other Earth-like worlds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do pleasantries complicate relationships? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Julian fails the U.S. citizenship test + historical context for the Iran / US conflict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We discuss sphincter probes, a guy named Balzac, and why wombats poop cubes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#80 Vacay Time :) :(

#80 Vacay Time :) :(

2019-07-2800:06:27

We'll be back after a short break! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this Week in Review episode, we cover several noteworthy topics and have some fun.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Can characters, as shallow narrative vehicles, negatively impact our personality dynamics?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"Did Jesus poop?" "Cadavers on trial?" This week we talk history's craziest debates and misconceptions.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The perils of journalistic integrity in the digital landscape.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Due to Andrew's rocket launch and my move, this week's episode is a short one. We briefly discuss NASA's methane discovery on Mars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why more conversation-enders should be conversation-starters.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Which of these countries poses the biggest geopolitical threat to America, and why?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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mike streety

people leave because it's not the truth. things like Gay marriages and other things are not accepted by God. and don't get it twisted God loves everyone, but God doesn't like the conduct people choose to live by. people really should try studying with Jehovah's witnesses. those people are truly backed by God. and if I'm going to participate in any religion it would be the one that's backed by God. and Jehovah's witnesses are truly backed by God. check out there website www.jw.org

Nov 1st
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Jonathan Miner

I'm so glad you guys went back to "Spellbound". I always felt it was a much better name.

Oct 14th
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Jamie Parr

Trump sounds like a complete moron on Twitter. Sure he speaks the truth...the truth about how moronic he really is.

Jul 4th
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Derek

I thought this would be a podcast on communication but it inspired me to do a little research and I feel the root of genuine communication comes from vulnerability. Trust!

Jul 1st
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Juliette Harris

You guys should listen to this guy. He has super interesting ideas on the media. Then do a podcast about media with him as the guest. https://youtu.be/I08u0eKvwUY

Jun 23rd
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Derek

I'd really like to hear your guys opinion on narcissism vs self love and how it effects life, IQ income happiness.

Jun 4th
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Derek

Sex robots! I laughed so hard. yes!

May 13th
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Tyler Thoren

OBAMA was the biggest liar, by a long ways.

Mar 6th
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James Conn

way to give a podcast without expertise. I heard so many "I don't know"s that I turned it off

Jan 24th
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Sam Ireton

Where can I watch the footage? I can’t seem to find it anywhere in the vast expanse of the interwebs.

Dec 19th
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Anthony Roach

What's that creepy "Heyyy" that pops up like 2-3 times in this episode?

Dec 11th
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Matthew Hall

Hitler also had a girlfriend when he was younger. She was blonde haired, blue eyed, AND JEWISH. Was that a driving force as well after she broke up with him?

Nov 21st
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Matthew Hall

The comment about the prevention of famine due to the production of potatoes in Europe is partially true, but you have to remember that Europe’s soil was not used to new vegetation and eventually created the potato famine is Ireland. Just a quick note

Nov 21st
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Matthew Hall

I honestly think that Spellbound should be 2DWG. Like Julian, you and Andrew should both be the hosts of Spellbound and you guys either talk about stuff together as just the two of you, or you guys invite other people to join you, because i love 2DWG. Andrew brings in a lot of insight and different points of view that you don’t necessarily think about and then you come up with a hypothesis or a theory or something of the sorts together to make one beautiful idea. Usually when it’s Julian and someone else, it’s not necessarily coming up with conplex hypotheses, but it’s just exchang of information, which doesn’t always end up interesting in my point of view. But you two together is a great duo and i hope to hear more from the both of you together.

Nov 21st
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Mário Ferraz

I got very upset with the commercials suddenly starting with loud voices, noises and stuff. I understand that nowadays it is a necessary bad thing but I believe you guys can do better. Keep the good work, I really enjoy each one of the shows. Good luck guys!

Nov 20th
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D Smith

Well, while it started out seeming ok it's since devolved into a single viewpoint trying to make things conform to it and it alone. I enjoy sound arguments and reason taking place but when the argument is "feelings and because I want it to" it's really off putting. I like the topics. The presentation is lacking. Sadly this one drops off my radar because of these reasons.

Oct 31st
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Jonathan Collins

Why didn't this guy use any sources? This whole episode reeks of pseudoscience and a lack of sound scientific evidence. "Feeling" as if something is true does not prove it.

Oct 20th
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Danny Marin

can you please do an interview with Max Tedmark. He's an MIT AI researcher that wrote a very VERY interesting book I think you would love. the book name is 'Life 3.0'. You guys seem to always have something to say about AI and this guys has some great insight.

Oct 18th
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donald morris

your stupid you are changing the meaning to fit your stupid argument no gender and sex are the same. no spectrum you make that shit up then you say it's scientific. what science state your facts to support your argument.

Oct 13th
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Sue M Gable

super interesting! thanks Julian for introducing me to so many new topics to ponder on. curious mind and your podcast gives me some new directions..

Oct 9th
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