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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

Language:

English

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Episodes

From the Vault: The Gray Whale, Part 2

2/22/2024
In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigmatic gray whale, noted today for its vast oceanic migrations and curiosity, but known as “devilfish” for its ferocity by the American whalers who hunted it in the past. (part 2 of 3, originally published 03/07/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:52

The Monstrefact Redux: Shad-Havar

2/21/2024
In this classic episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Shad-havar, the Persian unicorn with the fluted horn… (originally published 03/01/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:10

From the Vault: The Gray Whale, Part 1

2/20/2024
In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigmatic gray whale, noted today for its vast oceanic migrations and curiosity, but known as “devilfish” for its ferocity by the American whalers who hunted it in the past. (part 1 of 3, originally published 03/02/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:06:29

Listener Mail: Piano Fighter

2/19/2024
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:00:26:32

From the Vault: Because It Is My Heart, Part 2

2/17/2024
Join Robert and Joe in this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind as they discuss heart removal rituals, supernatural concepts of the heart and the European tradition of heart burial. (originally published 02/16/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:11

Weirdhouse Cinema: Flash Gordon (1980)

2/15/2024
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Dino De Laurentiis’s 1980 sci-fi comic book extravaganza “Flash Gordon,” directed by Mike Hodges and featuring the music of Queen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:40:16

The Illusion of Control, Part 3

2/15/2024
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss our psychological tendency to overestimate our control over events, with implications for everything from gambling and paranormal beliefs to our movements through everyday life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:22

Animalia Stupendium: The Deep Sea Anglerfish

2/14/2024
Bored with dragons, the wizard Argomandanies turns his arcane attention to the fantastic fauna of the natural world. Welcome to Animalia Stupendium, a chronicle of Earth’s amazing biodiversity with all the enthusiasm of a fantasy monster book. In this episode, the wizard will consider the amazing courtship of the deep sea anglerfish. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:04

The Illusion of Control, Part 2

2/13/2024
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss our psychological tendency to overestimate our control over events, with implications for everything from gambling and paranormal beliefs to our movements through everyday life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:03

Listener Mail: Learning to Flinch

2/12/2024
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:00:21:05

Because It Is My Heart, Part 1

2/10/2024
Join Robert and Joe in this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind as they discuss heart removal rituals, supernatural concepts of the heart and the European tradition of heart burial. (originally published 02/14/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:29

Weirdhouse Cinema: Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain

2/9/2024
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Tsui Hark's 1983 supernatural wuxia fantasy film “Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain,” starring Biao Yuen, Brigitte Lin and Sammo Hung. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:29:40

The Illusion of Control, Part 1

2/8/2024
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss our psychological tendency to overestimate our control over events, with implications for everything from gambling and paranormal beliefs to our movements through everyday life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:48

The Monstrefact: Jade Rabbit

2/7/2024
In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the moon rabbit of East Asian and indigenous American folklore… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:44

Our Moon, with Rebecca Boyle

2/6/2024
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, science journalist and author Rebecca Boyle discusses her new book “Our Moon: How Earth’s Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:55

Listener Mail: Desperados Under the Eaves

2/5/2024
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:00:21:49

From the Vault: Tea, Part 3

2/3/2024
In this classic 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… (originally published 02/09/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:21

Weirdhouse Cinema: Blacula

2/2/2024
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1972 horror film “Blacula” directed by William Crain and starring William Marshall as Prince Mamuwalde. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:19:13

Strange Ice, Part 2

2/1/2024
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss a handful of novel ice formations and how scientists believe they form -- as well as some other STBYM angles on ice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:35

Animalia Stupendium: The Mantis Shrimp

1/31/2024
Bored with dragons, the wizard Argomandanies turns his arcane attention to the fantastic fauna of the natural world. Welcome to Animalia Stupendium, a chronicle of Earth’s amazing biodiversity with all the enthusiasm of a fantasy monster book. In this episode, the wizard will consider the mighty mantis shrimp! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:48