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In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the vampiric giantess from the Capcom videogame Resident Evil Village… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Cauldron, Part 1

The Cauldron, Part 1

2022-05-2445:112

On a mundane level, a cauldron is nothing more than a great cooking pot, but it takes on supernatural dimensions in various myths and legends. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history of cauldrons and their links to tales of witchcraft, rebirth and the mandate of heaven. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why Nature?

Why Nature?

2022-05-2351:131

Studies have found that spending time in nature creates a host of psychological and physiological benefits for humans. But why? In this episode, Robert and Joe explore several competing explanations for the restorative power of natural environments, covering everything from the shape of our ancestral environments to the internal economy of attention and focus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The god of war does not march into battle alone. His sons, embodying panic and terror ride beside him. The same can be said of the planet Mars and its two moons: Phobos and Deimos. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the Martian moons as well as a bit of mythology. (originally published 4/22/2021) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It’s time for another Spanish monster romp on Weirdhouse Cinema! In this episode, Rob and Joe discuss Amando de Ossorio’s 1973 film “The Loreley's Grasp,” full of Germanic mythology and highly questionable science. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It is dark inside the human body, but not every denizen of the animal kingdom is such a closed book. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss various creatures with transparent anatomical features and translucent bodies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the Germanic siren known as the Loreley… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Hot-Cold Empathy Gap

The Hot-Cold Empathy Gap

2022-05-1701:05:31

You may think you know yourself, but humans have a striking inability to predict their own behavior in differing emotional states. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the hot-cold empathy gap. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The god of war does not march into battle alone. His sons, embodying panic and terror ride beside him. The same can be said of the planet Mars and its two moons: Phobos and Deimos. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the Martian moons as well as a bit of mythology. (originally published 4/20/2021) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In celebration of Friday the 13, Rob and Joe dive into one of the sillier entries in the Jason Voorhees franchise with 1989's "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan" on this week's Weirdhouse Cinema. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Facsimile, Part 2

The Facsimile, Part 2

2022-05-1254:221

It’s easy to take document duplication for granted in our modern age, but our digital ease follows centuries of mechanical innovation and millennia of human specialization in the form of the scribe. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the history and invention of the facsimile. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses a ghoulish blob from the yokai tradition of Japan… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Facsimile, Part 1

The Facsimile, Part 1

2022-05-1055:172

It’s easy to take document duplication for granted in our modern age, but our digital ease follows centuries of mechanical innovation and millennia of human specialization in the form of the scribe. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the history and invention of the facsimile. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Even as humans reach out into the void with robotic probes and turn to artificial intelligence to aid in the search for extraterrestrial life, we face the possibility that the life we find out there might be mechanical and governed by artificial intelligence as well. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss alien AI and post-organic life. (originally published 4/1/2021) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Mario Bava's hypnotic 1965 sci-fi horror movie "Planet of the Vampires." It has all the style you could ask for, plus giant space skeletons. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Stargazer and the Well

The Stargazer and the Well

2022-05-0501:02:54

Can you see the light of the stars from the bottom of a well? Did an astrologer once fall into a well because he was staring up at the stars? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss a couple of well-and-cosmos-related tales from antiquity. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses tentacled lurkers in the bog from the worlds of gaming, fantasy literature and industrial music… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It might surprise you to learn that the oldest raging fires on Earth are actually underground. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the world of eternal flames and coal seam fires. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comments (286)

Dynamite.Skye

Megatheriums are a creature in the game Ark. A loy of the creatures are based on prehistoric creatures.

Mar 17th
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Leroy Barrett

His name was Fionn McCumhaill.

Mar 16th
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Atefeh Hashemi

I started listening podcasts just to improve my listening ability and I never thought it would be such fascinating. however, I'm really thrilled of some of them.

Mar 4th
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Sasa Djuricic

Thank you for revitalising my brain.

Feb 16th
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Majid Adigozalpour

GREAT ❤

Feb 10th
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Raquel salustio

totally agree

Feb 7th
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Majid Adigozalpour

GREAT ❤

Feb 1st
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Akram

Whenever

Dec 5th
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Test Nanas Vivo1

good poodcast

Oct 20th
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snosaer

what ?

Sep 3rd
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Keith Bowcott

nothing worse than listening to waffling about stuff they have no clue about

Aug 17th
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Paulo Lavigne

One thing that greatly alleviates the boredom of standing in line is reading books and/or articles. Reading is also great on buses, planes and waiting rooms. Have fun and stop complaining, people!

Aug 11th
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snosaer

so .. there are hats that are like shark fins on google and the closest one that i think ll cool j might be rapping about is a bucket hat with partly drawn sharks swimming:/

Jul 31st
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snosaer

🤯.

Jul 25th
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snosaer

yeah dont call the cops on people cutting in line, we need 911 for real emergencies, like for people getting beaten up for cutting in line.

Jul 15th
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Ashley Brokensha

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Jul 9th
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sam brown

really !? i didnt know!. as a baker i thought i knew everything about sugar science. super interesting quickie! good job joe.

Jul 7th
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MicAz M. Arts

jaa

May 13th
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MicAz M. Arts

mh..

May 13th
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Morgan Blenk

five stars.

May 2nd
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