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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.

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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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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English

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Episodes

The Sacred Geometry of Sitting in a Box

5/18/2021
Why do cats like to sit in boxes? Why did humans use box-beds and are enclosed wooden beds really making a comeback? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the mystery of the box. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:54:02

Listener Mail: Princes of the Universe

5/17/2021
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

Duration:00:34:46

Introducing Ephemeral: Season Two

5/16/2021
New episodes of Ephemeral air on Mondays beginning May 10th. Check out the trailer for a preview of what’s to come! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:02:31

From the Vault: Invention of the Book, Part 2

5/15/2021
Books are one of humanity’s greatest inventions, but where do they come from? In this classic Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the history of book technology, from ancient clay tablets and papyrus scrolls to the codex and beyond. (Originally published 5/28/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:59:52

Weirdhouse Cinema: Shock Waves

5/14/2021
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe complete their trilogy of 70s Florida Movies with 1977’s “Shock Waves,” featuring Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams and a whole squad of aquatic zombies amid the Florida ruins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:17:20

Reconsider the Bean, Part 2

5/13/2021
What are beans? Do they contain the souls of the dead? Can they be used to drive demons from the household? How important are they in the human diet? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe discuss a variety of magical ideas and scientific facts associated with legumes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:17:20

The Artifact: The Toad Vomit Miracle

5/12/2021
In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Joe discusses amphibian vomit as failed technology and natural wonder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:08:34

Reconsider the Bean, Part 1

5/11/2021
What are beans? Do they contain the souls of the dead? Can they be used to drive demons from the household? How important are they in the human diet? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe discuss a variety of magical ideas and scientific facts associated with legumes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:49:27

Listener Mail: The Quickening

5/10/2021
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

Duration:00:30:28

From the Vault: Invention of the Book, Part 1

5/8/2021
Books are one of humanity’s greatest inventions, but where do they come from? In this classic Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the history of book technology, from ancient clay tablets and papyrus scrolls to the codex and beyond. (Originally published 5/26/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:52:51

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Humanoid

5/7/2021
In celebration of Star Wars week, this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema explores one of the many films that sought to cash in on the popularity of George Lucas’ 1977 classic. Behold, 1979’s “The Humanoid,” an Italian space opera starring Richard Kiel, Barbara Bach and a whole lot of stuff that looks like Star Wars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:31:55

Star Wars Alien Necropsy, Part 2

5/6/2021
In celebration of May the 4th, this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind ventures into a galaxy far, far away while also considering the science and biology of our home world. Join Robert and Joe as they break down six fantastic alien species from the Star Wars universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:08:24

Smart Talks with IBM and Malcolm Gladwell – Reshaping the Future with Women in AI

5/5/2021
Today, women represent approximately 22 percent of the AI workforce. But IBM is out to change that by increasing diversity not just in hiring but through programs such as Women Leaders in AI that celebrate diversity in the field. In this episode of Smart Talks, Malcolm Gladwell talks to IBM’s new SVP & CMO, Carla Piñeyro Sublett, and Chimka Munkhbayar, co-founder of Agrolly, about their challenges, achievements, and the steps they’re taking to create a more inclusive tech world. Learn more...

Duration:00:30:27

Star Wars Alien Necropsy, Part 1

5/4/2021
In celebration of May the 4th, this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind ventures into a galaxy far, far away while also considering the science and biology of our home world. Join Robert and Joe as they break down six fantastic alien species from the Star Wars universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:11:00

Listener Mail: Phobos Rising

5/3/2021
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

Duration:00:31:30

From the Vault: The Invention of Soap

5/1/2021
We’re all probably using a lot more soap these days, but… what is it exactly? How does it work? Who invented it and how has it changed the world? Join Robert and Joe as they explore the invention of Soap. If you enjoyed the podcast Invention, stick with Robert and Joe as they continue to explore these same topics as part of Stuff to Blow Your Mind’s regular offerings. (Originally published 4/21/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:10:08

Weirdhouse Cinema: Zaat

4/30/2021
This time on Weirdhouse Cinema, we consider the Florida Movie par excellence: 1971’s “Zaat,” also known as “The Blood Waters of Dr. Z.” Prepare to stalk and skulk through the sargassum in this suitably swampy creature feature. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:30:42

The Sargasso Sea

4/29/2021
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the sargassum seaweed and the many strange and amazing organisms that call it home. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:03:30

The Artifact: Pants of the Necromancer

4/28/2021
In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses the so-called necro-pants... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:06:01

Dissolver of Worlds

4/27/2021
In this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, Robert and Joe discuss the nature of the Alkahest, the universal solvent of alchemy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:17:48