Stuff To Blow Your Mind

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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

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@blowthemind

Language:

English

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Episodes

Listener Mail: The Rhythm is Below Me

2/6/2023
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:00:27:52

From the Vault: The Seven Day Week, Part 1

2/4/2023
Our modern world is bound to the seven day week, but why is this the case? Is there anything in the cosmos or the inner workings of the human body that dictate this arrangement? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the history and invention of the seven day week. (originally published 03/03/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:18

Weirdhouse Cinema: Robot Monster

2/3/2023
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss 1953’s “Robot Monster,” one of b-cinema’s shining treasures. Can the last survivors of the human species overcome the tyrannical rule of a gorilla in a space helmet? Find out… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:31:28

Tea: The Splendid Elixir, Part 1

2/2/2023
In this series from Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, mythology, culture and nature of tea. So start a kettle and prepare to listen with your favorite cup… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:22

The Monstrefact: The Genestealer Cults of Warhammer 40K

2/1/2023
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert continues to discuss the extragalactic threat of alien Tyranids in the Warhammer 40K universe, this time by looking at the Genestealer Cults that herald their arrival to a doomed planet… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:24

The 99% Invisible World, with Roman Mars

1/31/2023
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Roman Mars, host of the podcast "99% Invisible" about design, podcasting and life in the created world. Plus, they discuss the 2020 book “The 99% Invisible City” by Mars and his co-author Kurt Kohlstedt. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:59

Listener Mail: Keep Watching the Skies

1/30/2023
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:00:27:37

From the Vault: Sailor on a Sea of Lava

1/28/2023
To sail down a river of lava in a boat is surely a thing of pure fantasy, but in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the actual “lava boats” you might glimpse in volcanic footage as well as what would be required to build a vessel capable of traversing a true lake of fire. (originally published 02/24/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:30

Weirdhouse Cinema: Beauty and the Beast (1978)

1/27/2023
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Czechoslovak director Juraj Herz’s 1978 dark, gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:23:28

Horror Vacui, Part 4

1/26/2023
Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:09

The Monstrefact: The Tyrannic Wars of Warhammer 40K

1/25/2023
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert continues to discuss the extragalactic threat of alien Tyranids in the Warhammer 40K universe… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:43

Horror Vacui, Part 3

1/24/2023
Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:51

Listener Mail: Peak Hour

1/23/2023
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:00:23:59

From the Vault: The Paleoburrows

1/21/2023
Enter the paleoburrows of South America, where evidence suggests construction not by human hands or tools but by giant claws – and for purposes we’re still trying to understand. (originally published 02/10/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:24

Weirdhouse Cinema: Invention for Destruction

1/20/2023
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe return once more to the fantastic world of Czech cinema, this time with Karel Zeman’s 1958 special effects showcase “Invention for Destruction,” released in the United States as “The Fabulous World of Jules Verne.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:30:52

Horror Vacui, Part 2

1/19/2023
Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:57

The Monstrefact: The Tyranids of Warhammer 40K

1/18/2023
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the extragalactic threat of the alien Tyranids from the Warhammer 40K universe… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:58

Horror Vacui, Part 1

1/17/2023
Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:28

Listener Mail: Another Morning

1/16/2023
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:00:25:03

From the Vault: The Kuleshov Effect, Part 2

1/14/2023
What is the character in the film looking at? How does the object of their vision color how we interpret their countenance? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the Kuleshov effect from film theory and what studies in experimental psychology and neuroscience reveal. (01/27/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:16:12