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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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Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
What is overconfidence? We tend to know it when we see it, but the concept is increasingly hard to nail down the more you think about it. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the mythic roots of hubris, the psychology of overconfidence and its role in society and business. (Originally published 2/25/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe dive into one of Mexican luchador El Santo's various horror cinema adventures -- and not just any Santo film but the legendary "Santo In The Treasure of Dracula," which features time travel, Dracula and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The Halo, Part 1

The Halo, Part 1

2021-02-2501:08:072

From glowing rings to flaming sun discs, the halo takes many forms in religious iconography. Why do angels, saints, gods and demigods love standing beneath or in front of these things? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the nature of halos in myth, art and optics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses the Mesoamerican weapon known as the Macuahuitl... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The Moses Illusion

The Moses Illusion

2021-02-2301:01:054

How many animals of each kind did Moses take on the Ark? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss The Moses Illusion, one persistent example from a class of mental phenomena known as “knowledge neglect.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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It’s a standard tool of skeptical thinking: When presented with two hypotheses that explain the data equally well, choose the simpler of the two. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, nature and complexities of Occam’s Razor. (Originally published 2/13/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Yes, kiddies, in this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Ernest Dickerson’s 1995 siege movie “Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight.” Strap in for grotesque monsters, a whole host of character actors and some Crypt Keeper puns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Few places in the Star Wars universe are regarded with as much horror as the Great Pit of Carkoon, within the Dune Sea of Tatooine. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the mighty Sarlacc and compare what we know about this organism to denizens of the natural world. (Originally published 5/12/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses an ancient Chinese sword noted for its unusual sharpness and resistance to tarnish... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Gold: Metal of the Sun

Gold: Metal of the Sun

2021-02-1649:30

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the nature of gold, humanity’s history extracting it from the Earth and the amazing properties of gold nanoparticles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In the year 79 CE, the Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted with with the thermal energy of 100,000 atomic bombs. Ashen destruction rained down on Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore this terrifying episode in history and what we can learn from it. (Originally published 2/11/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Weirdhouse Cinema: Freejack

Weirdhouse Cinema: Freejack

2021-02-1201:27:361

The bonejackers thought they could jack Alex Furlong, but now he's gone freejack in the future of 2009. Yep, in this installment of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe jack their way into the 1992 sci-fi thriller "Freejack," starring everyone and costing $30 million. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In the previous episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discussed the Shān Hǎi Jīng or “Classic of Mountains and Seas,” an ancient Chinese text that compiles the mythic geography and fantastic creatures of the world. In this episode, the continue by discussing some of the fantastic creatures mentioned in the text. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Joe talks about mind-boggling prehistoric mineral formations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the Shān Hǎi Jīng or “Classic of Mountains and Seas,” an ancient Chinese text that compiles the mythic geography and fantastic creatures of the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Here's your weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In the year 79 CE, the Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted with with the thermal energy of 100,000 atomic bombs. Ashen destruction rained down on Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore this terrifying episode in history and what we can learn from it. (Originally published 2/6/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Tibara Mahone

I thought it was Noah???

Feb 23rd
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snosaer

I really love this podcast. super under rated!

Feb 16th
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Moshe Wise

Ehrman says that the Old Testament never discusses an afterlife. This is incorrect. An afterlife is mentioned in Daniel as well as in Deuterocanonical books such as Wisdom.

Feb 11th
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Jason White

nothing quite like a conversation about cutting off heads

Feb 5th
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snosaer

very cool description, looking forward!

Jan 31st
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Tommy Hammer-Blade Jnr.

Chariots of the Gods is a show of its time. A lot of the technology the so called aliens came here with were chemical rockets wearing strangely familiar 1960s space suits. I doubt very much this technology could get them all the way to us.

Jan 18th
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Jacob Walker

i don't want to even listen anymore if all your doing is re-runs of old episodes on the days where your supposed to be dropping new content.. bandersnatch came out only a year ago. WTF are y'all doing... back to sysk i guess

Jan 8th
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Happy🧚‍♀️Heritic

~I never would've discovered the fantastic new podcast/show ("PRODIGY") if it's first episode wasn't debued on this already popular, STBYM podcast. I was hooked immediately & added it to my subscribed 'favorites' list! -Great call producers, thank you for the introduction! #PRODIGYPODCAST.COM

Dec 27th
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small paul

weird city

Dec 27th
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Misty Jenkins

Such an amazing episode! Thank you!

Dec 22nd
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Lore Star

why would u use Mexico as a bad example?? use yi our own kind stop uour indirect very OBVIOUS direct RACISM!!

Dec 17th
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Dynamite.Skye

weirdhouse recommendation: The Breed... vampire epidemic. BAD acting hide what could've been a good story (granted it's been a while since I've watched it)

Dec 5th
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karsa orlong

okay um eh okay. . .way to much of that going on. very hard to hear what is being said and conveyed. Binging now and so far I'll keep going but at this point frustrated at the unprofessionalism.

Nov 27th
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R Johnson

In your podcast about driving there was no mention of motorcycles. I was a rider for 6 years before learning to drive. You are wholly experiencing your environment. You see everything around and above you without obstruction. You feel the temperature and the wind of your speed, the rain seeping through your gloves, the hardness of hail pellets at speed, the spatter of shredded meat from the dead kangaroo bouncing between the road and the undercarriage of the truck in front of you. Leaning into the curves to steer gives you a sense of unity with your vehicle. In contrast a car tosses you about when you steer and the effort of maintaining stability is tiring. You're protected from the elements and kept at a comfortable temperature. You're insulated from your environment, observing it from a little mobile room, and your view is bounded so, as you said, it's more like watching a movie than actually being there. Then learning to drive after 6 years riding! Your impulses are all wrong. You need to turn a wheel, not lean to steer. To press a pedal, not turn your wrist to accelerate. To use your foot, not your hand to brake. To manoeuvre a gearstick with your hand, not click a lever with your foot. Well, the car is preferable in sub zero temperatures and essential for transporting a family, especially babies.

Oct 10th
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Douglas Smith

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/amp/news/has-yale-s-mysterious-voynich-manuscript-finally-been-deciphered From his analysis, Hannig concluded that the text must be a Semitic language, and given the European imagery in the book’s illustrations, he narrowed the options to Arabic, Aramaic, or Hebrew—languages spoken by European scholars of the Middle Ages. After identifying a connection between certain Voynich characters and Hebrew, he managed to translate the first words, and then full sentences

Sep 5th
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Bard Groupie

I thought tomatoes were fruit because the seeds were inside. I think I learned that in school 50 yrs ago.

Aug 25th
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J coen

wow people can be so critical. lots of folks complaining about the lack of research here. these guys are pretty damn well read in almost every topic they cover. sure it can ve overkill sometimes but there are plenty of bullshit pods out there that do way less research. imagine free stuff not being perfect. Jesus.

Aug 21st
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Nic Johnson

i like listening to them just not when its full of so many ads. they have their own ads then also iheartradio ads. i would be fine if it was once or twice like at the beginning and or end. But a 45 minute podcaat having an add at the end, multiple in middle and also some at the end. this is mostly just ad space with 10 minutes of actual podcast.

Aug 7th
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Joseph Smith

why can't this guy say the word "helmet" correctly?!?

Jul 30th
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Caleb Anderson

hillmit

Jul 28th
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