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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future.
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Welcome to Christmas Island, a place where it’s still only Christmas once a year… but where red crabs swarm across the land and enormous coconut crabs feast on carrion in the forests. So deck the halls with boughs of SCUTTLING HORROR as Robert and Joe celebrate the holiday season in style. (Originally published Dec. 25, 2018) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The natural world evokes various feelings in the mind, but humans spend a great deal of their time within spaces that they themselves designed and built out of the environment. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe consider the ways that architecture impacts our thoughts and feelings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The natural world evokes various feelings in the mind, but humans spend a great deal of their time within spaces that they themselves designed and built out of the environment. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe consider the ways that architecture impacts our thoughts and feelings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Stuff to Blow Your Mind frequently discusses thought experiments on the show, from Schrödinger's Cat to the Infinity Hotel. But what constitutes a thought experiments? How long have they been around and what are the seven categories? Robert and Joe explore… (Originally published Jan 3, 2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Die Nacht des Krampus

Die Nacht des Krampus

2019-12-0501:13:172

Heute Nacht ist Krampusnacht. Besprechen Sie mit Robert und Joe auf STBYM die beliebtesten Urlaubsmonster aller. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
It’s the first week of December and holiday music is already playing in retail stores around the world. Sure, this is supposed to infuse you with the holiday spirit and perhaps kickstart your holiday shopping blitz, but at what cost? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the pros and cons of all that Christmas music. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Introducing: First Contact

Introducing: First Contact

2019-12-0200:38:321

Laurie Segall, Silicon Valley’s go-to reporter and former CNN Senior Tech Correspondent, hosts First Contact - a weekly podcast series that explores the people and technology that are changing what it means to be human. First Contact brings listeners engaging and thought-provoking interviews with some of the biggest names in tech in ways we can all relate to. Laurie’s authentic and nuanced conversations give listeners “first contact” with the world’s most influential figures in tech - people the audience may know by name, but have never heard speak in this way before. Listen to First Contact everywhere podcasts are found: https://megaphone.link/firstcontact Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Paleolithic tools inform not just our understanding of prehistoric lives, but also the evolution and nature of the human mind. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe chat with Emory University’s Associate Professor of Anthropology Dr. Dietrich Stout about the hand ax, tool use and even "2001: A Space Odyssey.” (Originally published Nov. 13, 2018) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Tis the season of thankfulness, so in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the science of Gratitude. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
As is tradition, Stuff to Blow Your Mind prepares for seasonal feasts with a look at dangerous foods -- this time with a focus on peculurial and sometimes frightful additives such as lead, mercury and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
No discussion of great sci-fi cinema is complete without mention of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The 1968 classic is 50 years old this year, so Robert and Joe figured it the perfect time to board the Discovery One and discuss its many scientific and futurist elements, as well as the legacy of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s creation. (Originally published Aug. 14, 2018) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Devourer of Memories, Part 2

Devourer of Memories, Part 2

2019-11-2100:52:146

“You are what you eat,” the saying goes -- but does that apply to memories as well? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, join Robert and Joe on a journey through the world of Planaria worms, controversial research, regineration, behaviorism and even the machinations of the unabomber. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Devourer of Memories, Part 1

Devourer of Memories, Part 1

2019-11-1900:50:428

“You are what you eat,” the saying goes -- but does that apply to memories as well? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, join Robert and Joe on a journey through the world of Planaria worms, controversial research, regineration, behaviorism and even the machinations of the unabomber. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
An ancient ship rots in the harbor and so we restore it piece by piece until nothing of the original ship remains. Is it still the same ship? Join Robert and Joe as they discuss one of history’s more mind-boggling thought experiments. (Originall published Aug. 21, 2018) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Have you ever dreamt that you forgot about a college class until the morning of the final exam — and then dreamt that a black hole swallowed the entire university? Yes, it’s time for yet another Stuff to Blow Your Mind listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Halloween may be over, but Robert and Joe have a bunch of spooky listener mail to unpack before the other holidays kick in. Grab whatever is left of the Halloween candy and tune in... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
You might think you know squirrels, but what do you REALLY know about these woodland tree rodents? In this special two-part episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss their appetite for meat, their alleged acts of savagery and various other facts that will make you reconsider the skugg and respect its kingdom. In this episode, things get weird. (Originally published Aug. 30, 2018) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The 2019 Ig Nobel Prizes

The 2019 Ig Nobel Prizes

2019-11-0700:45:03

Yes, it’s time once more for us to cover the Ig Nobel prizes. This year on Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider cubical wombat poop, truly dirty money, diaper-changing robots and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dive right into the first episode of the new sci-fi horror podcast "The Second Oil Age." When an oil executive goes missing aboard the deep-sea Atlas Station, the company sends agent Synøve Pan down for answers — and she’s just the woman to get them. Immerse yourself in a post–energy-crisis world in which humanity’s thirst for oil is satisfied through a bargain with a mysterious deep-sea species. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ann Swanson: Science of Yoga

Ann Swanson: Science of Yoga

2019-11-0501:04:293

What is yoga? How can it heal our bodies and minds? And where do we draw the line between spiritual models of the human condition and proven biology? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Ann Swanson, author of “Science Of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect your Practice” drops in for a chat about yoga research and the benefits of mindfulness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Casey Wollberg

Isn't this cultural appropriation?

Nov 8th
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Roku Kenshin

Umm.. some crop circles contain hundreds of circles in intricate patterns all completely symetrical and can appear in less than an hour. Humans responsible? I seriously doubt it. This show was very misleading.

Nov 8th
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Jocc

mmm squirrel salad!

Nov 2nd
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Aziryse

when I was 12 and my little brother was 7, we both at the same time seen copies of our entire family, at the same time at once.

Oct 28th
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Dave Robertson

This show stopped blowing my mind so long ago...does the title even mean anything anymore?

Oct 27th
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Myrdin90

the incredible demand for ivory in the bronze age and roman age is the reason hippos and rhinos are extinct from Europe and Asia

Oct 1st
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snosaer

*if it feels familiar check the facts

Sep 30th
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James Millias

yes man

Sep 26th
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XxXx xXxX

Yet it also sucks when driving in pitch darkness. Even with your brights on. In deer country.

Sep 20th
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Dylan Miller

please do another podcast about the age of resistance on netflix. loved the series. great movie.

Sep 16th
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snosaer

this is a good one

Sep 14th
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snosaer

they were all on drugs and the book was meant to be a hoax, is what i think

Sep 13th
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Terrielee Donaghy

terrie from Scotland ,my book this summer was all the harry potters i listened to them on audio i had dyslexia and have never read a book before ano they say audiobooks aren't the same as reading but its was amazing to zone from the world listening to all the magic ✨ would like to you all the blow the mind peeps for helping my learn new stuff everyday ❤

Sep 11th
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Kevin Pollard

fėr344#s@sss@s@outlookwqbbo z:ok

Sep 4th
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Terrielee Donaghy

hiii i think it must be a book of dream

Sep 4th
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snosaer

revisit this topic with new wisdom👍and more Sean Connery🤷‍♂️

Sep 3rd
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Rick Chapuli

I don't think these guys are very smart.

Aug 31st
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Marcus Kane

Diversity is our strength

Aug 25th
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kris knows

super lame

Aug 23rd
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christian brett

cam cam cam

Aug 22nd
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