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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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Atlanta, GA

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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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@blowthemind

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English

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Episodes
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From the Vault: The Remarkable Beaver, Part 1

5/25/2024
Beavers are incredible creatures and significant ecosystem manipulators, but they’ve also been subject to various written and illustrative inaccuracies. Medieval bestiaries often depict the common beaver as a weird-looking dog that bites off its own testicles when pursued by mounted hunters. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Rob and Joe explore the meaning of these inaccuracies as well as the actual biological wonder of North American and Eurasian beavers. (part 1 of 2, originally published 05/18/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:21

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Weirdhouse Cinema: Evil Brain from Outer Space

5/24/2024
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1966 sci-fi adventure film “Evil Brain from Outer Space,” an American release edited together from three late-50s installments of the Japanese “Super Giant” film series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:16:55

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The Parrotfish, Part 2

5/23/2024
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the weird and wonderful parrotfish: changers of sex, poopers of sand and – if the myths and legends are true – great friends and a parent of fishes. (part 2 of 2) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:53

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The Monstrefact: The Horta of Star Trek

5/22/2024
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the alien Horta of the Star Trek universe, a silicon-based organism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:15

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The Parrotfish, Part 1

5/21/2024
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the weird and wonderful parrotfish: changers of sex, poopers of sand and – if the myths and legends are true – great friends and a parent of fishes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:45

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Listener Mail: When Twilight Falls On NGC 891

5/20/2024
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.

Duration:00:26:53

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From the Vault: A Game of Telephone, Part 2

5/18/2024
In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the so-called “telephone game,” in which a whispered message travels through a chain of individuals and is eventually announced again in an altered form. What does this game reveal about communication and what else can we learn from it? (part 2 of 2, originally published 05/04/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:22

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Weirdhouse Cinema: House (1977)

5/17/2024
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss one of the towering monoliths of Japanese weird cinema: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s “House” AKA “Hausu.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:28:10

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Meteoric Metal and Alien Iron, Part 3

5/16/2024
Before the dawn of the iron age, ancient humans had but one source of workable iron for their artifacts and weapons: meteorites. In this very-metal episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss various examples of meteoric metal artifacts, including several precious sky-weapons of antiquity. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:29

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The Monstrefact: The Ceti Eels of Star Trek

5/15/2024
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the Ceti eels of the Star Trek universe, a form of fictional brain parasite… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:43

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The Well-Connected Animal, with Lee Alan Dugatkin

5/14/2024
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with evolutionary biologist and historian of science Lee Alan Dugatkin about his new book “The Well-Connected Animal: Social Networks and the Wondrous Complexity of Animal Societies.” You'll learn about the complex social networks of vampire bats, dolphins, bees and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:40

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Listener Mail: The Prophet's Song

5/13/2024
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.

Duration:00:23:07

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From the Vault: A Game of Telephone, Part 1

5/11/2024
In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the so-called “telephone game,” in which a whispered message travels through a chain of individuals and is eventually announced again in an altered form. What does this game reveal about communication and what else can we learn from it? (part 1 of 2, originally published 05/02/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:02:47

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Weirdhouse Cinema: Psycho Beach Party

5/10/2024
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob is joined by Seth Nicholas Johnson of Rusty Needle’s Record Club to discuss 2000’s “Psycho Beach Party,” a sendup of 1960s beach party movies and their cultural ideals, starring Lauren Ambrose and written by Charles Busch, who also co-stars. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:24:15

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Meteoric Metal and Alien Iron, Part 2

5/9/2024
Before the dawn of the iron age, ancient humans had but one source of workable iron for their artifacts and weapons: meteorites. In this very-metal episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss various examples of meteoric metal artifacts, including several precious sky-weapons of antiquity. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:55

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The Monstrefact: The Tribbles of Star Trek

5/8/2024
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the prolific and adorable tribbles of the Star Trek universe… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:02

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Meteoric Metal and Alien Iron, Part 1

5/7/2024
Before the dawn of the iron age, ancient humans had but one source of workable iron for their artifacts and weapons: meteorites. In this very-metal episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss various examples of meteoric metal artifacts, including several precious sky-weapons of antiquity. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:51

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Listener Mail: Dirge for the Assassins

5/6/2024
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.

Duration:00:21:56

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From the Vault: Thar She Blows, Part 2

5/4/2024
In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the science of whale spout, as well as various misconceptions about just how watery, caustic or explosive these plumes really are. (Originally published 04/27/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:39

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Weirdhouse Cinema: Highlander II, Part 2

5/3/2024
In this special two-part episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the original theatrical cut of Russell Mulcahy’s “Highlander II: The Quickening,” starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Michael Ironside. Long live the Zeist cut! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:35:45