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Explore the amazing science, stories, and misconceptions behind your favorite pop culture moments. Join host Cameron Boozarjomehri as he uncovers unexpected lessons from the movies, moments, and figures you thought you knew. Have a topic you think we should explore? Send us an email to smallstuffshow@gmail.com

Explore the amazing science, stories, and misconceptions behind your favorite pop culture moments. Join host Cameron Boozarjomehri as he uncovers unexpected lessons from the movies, moments, and figures you thought you knew. Have a topic you think we should explore? Send us an email to smallstuffshow@gmail.com

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Explore the amazing science, stories, and misconceptions behind your favorite pop culture moments. Join host Cameron Boozarjomehri as he uncovers unexpected lessons from the movies, moments, and figures you thought you knew. Have a topic you think we should explore? Send us an email to smallstuffshow@gmail.com

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English


Episodes

060 - History of Persia Podcast: 300 Ways To Die In Ancient Greece

6/22/2020
You've seen 300, you know the story, now find out what really happened at Thermopylae all those years ago, and why this moment in history has become pivotal for western culture. Big thanks to Trevor Culley at the History of Persia Podcast for helping with this episode. For anyone who wants to learn more about Persian history, or just history, Trevor does an exceptional job laying out the facts in a fun and engaging way! If you enjoyed the episode I really hope you take the time to checkout...

Duration:00:37:00

059 - Joey Ramp (And Sampson The Service Dog): Making STEM More Inclusive

6/1/2020
Join us for a very special interview with Joey Ramp and her service dog Sampson as we learn about the many ways the STEM field is still letting down Service Dog Handlers. We strongly encourage everyone to checkout Joey's incredible work at the links below, and reach out to us and her if you have had a similar experience. Empower Ability Consulting Joey's Twitter Sampson's Twitter Highly Recommended! Journal Article: Dogs for Diversity Journal Article: When Should Service Dogs Be...

Duration:00:28:32

058 - Minority Report: Our Modern Dystopia

5/18/2020
Minority Report sure was a scary glimpse into a painfully dystopian future digital America that will hopefully never come true. ...Anyway here's all the predictions that came true. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing this episode with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. And by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content! This podcast is powered by...

Duration:00:17:21

057 - 43 Years of Star Wars

5/4/2020
Star Wars has been in our hearts (and on our screens) for 43 years! But what has really been happening across all that time? Join as Cameron, Keon, and Elijah explore why Star Wars has stuck with us, until it didn't. And May The 4th blahblahblah (I prefer revenge of the 5th myself) Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing this episode with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this...

Duration:00:33:25

056 - Jessica Abel: Growing Your Creative Gills

4/20/2020
We are all creators, but sometimes life gets in the way of our creative goals. Fortunately this week we get a little help from the ever talented Jessica Able. For those of you who don't know, Jessica is the mastermind behind Out On The Wire, Trish Trash: Roller Girl of Mars and most importantly for this week Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life. Join us for an exploration of her creative career, her insights into balancing life and creative...

Duration:00:28:43

055 - Animal Crossing: Tom Nook-onomics

4/6/2020
Kick back, relax, and explore listen in as we explore the many lessons Tom Nook has to teach us about desert island economics. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing this episode with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. And by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar:...

Duration:00:22:05

054 - Osmosis Jones: Viral Vengeance Or Just Cells At Work

3/23/2020
Enjoy a tour of human anatomy on an atomic level as we seperate movie tropes from actual science. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing this episode with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. And by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content! Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If...

Duration:00:24:18

Bonus - Retro Spectives Podcast: How Does Halo Hold Up?

2/24/2020
On the 15th of November, 2001, the Xbox launched with a tremendous bang. Not since Super Mario World for the SNES had a launch title been so well regarded. Halo invented, and went on to define how console FPS games should be made - limited weapons, regenerating health, slight auto-aim - Halo made these the industry standard. Halo was seen as a masterpiece - not just for its single player campaign, but for its fun couch co-op mode and competitive multiplayer. But has Halo actually stood the...

Duration:01:37:38

053 - The Democr-App-tic Process

2/10/2020
The Hiatis will have to wait! Sam is in the studio to explain the Iowa Caucuses and Camerons around to explain how to name your secret software development firm! Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating to our tip jar or on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and...

Duration:00:27:28

052 - Star Wars: Not Quite SciFi

2/3/2020
Dear Listener, First off, thanks for listening to all the stuff I've created over the past year. I've put a lot of effort into it and I really appreciate knowing folks enjoyed it. This episode in particular was ultra special to me for 2 reason. 1) It caps off a year of hard work interviewing and learning from some truly amazing folks. 2) It was my chance to introduce y'all to a project my brother (your mind fiend) has been hard at work on! You may not have guessed but in addition to being a...

Duration:00:30:32

051 - 1917: J.R.R. Tolkein's Blueprint for The Lord of the Rings

1/27/2020
This week Cameron and Sam dive into the movie 1917. Yes it's an academy nominated masterpiece, but it's also an extremely realistic look into the day to day life of WWI soldiers. The same life that J.R.R. Tolkein lived everyday, and that would inspire the creation of The Lord of the Rings. Listen in as they draw parallels, find clues, and learn how one of the worst wars inspired a timeless adventure. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating to our tip jar or on...

Duration:00:23:48

050 - Star Trek: Replicate This

1/20/2020
Everyone knows the replicator as that magic box on Star Trek that can pump out everything from Altair Water to Apple Pie (they're both a thing), but in reality that technology is not as far flung as we might think. This week our resident 3D printing expert Keon Boozarjomehri (He Literally wrote the book on this) returns to tell us about the future of 3D printers and the implications of replicator technology! Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon....

Duration:00:26:03

049 - The Imitation Game, Chris Klesges, and the real Alan Turing

1/13/2020
Alan Turing played key roles throughout his life in the fields of computing, cryptography, philosophy and reasoning. To this day we benefit from his vast contributions. But unfortunately he lived in a different time that was not as accepting of his lifestyle. Join us as guest expert and Turing historian Christopher Klesges guides us through a celebration of Turing's many achievements and follow his life from his early youth to his restoration years after his death. Enjoy the episode? Please...

Duration:00:25:44

048 - Jesse Buonanno: Card Games, Crypto Currencies, and the Future of Digital Assets

1/6/2020
Pokemon, Magic The Gathering, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Counter strike, and Fortnite. All games that have found a new way to extract money from players through the randomness and excitement ofcard packs and loot boxes. But wherever there's profit, you can find cheaters, counterfeiters, and all sorts of other nefarious agents. And even then, whatever you buy is still trapped in the game. Fortunately Jesse Buonanno sees a different path forward. One where you can buy, sell, and truly own your...

Duration:00:19:14

047 - Scott Holmdahl and the Future of Music

12/30/2019
Scott is back, this time to teach us all about the future of sound! From classic tricks to Artificial Intelligence, learn where the sounds we love are heading and how they'll get there. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and...

Duration:00:17:56

046 - Stranger Things: How To Make Iconic Sounds

12/23/2019
Sound. It's all around us, and yet barely notice it. Your favorite movie, show, app. They all use sound to complete the experience and draw you into their world. Join us as Scott Holmdahl guides us through how they make the iconic sounds all around us, and the industry that makes it possible. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you...

Duration:00:25:32

045 - Eboné Bell: Building The Things That Matter To You

12/16/2019
Eboné Bell is the creator, founder, and editor behind Tagg Magazine. As a member of an under represented community she built Tagg to as a place for "News, culture, and events for everything lesbian, queer, and under the rainbow." We were fortunate enough to meet her at DC Podfest where she shared her incredible journey and insights for all to hear! Listen as we follow her into the risks and rewards of creating a pop culture phenomenon. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show...

Duration:00:23:33

044 - The Mandalorian: Adventures In Immersive Storytelling

12/9/2019
The Mandalorian just crossed episode 5 and for the first time we got a glorious look at what Star Wars can be when Disney stops trying to force old stories and starts telling new ones. Listen as we highlight how the minds behind the show use Star Wars elements we know and love to tell a new immersive story. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and...

Duration:00:21:50

043 - iRobot and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

12/2/2019
Minority Report, iRobot, Demolition Man, all these movies have let us glimpse a future where we hand over a lot of control to machines. But we don't need to wait till the robot uprising to understand the consequences of handing the wheel over to robot drivers. This week Sam takes the wheel and asks the big questions about the past, present, and future of ai drivers and autonomous vehicles. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help...

Duration:00:24:20

042 - Inception: The Power Of Dreams With Sleep Expert Tucker Peck

11/25/2019
Dr. Tucker Peck is a clinical psychologist, sleep expert, founder of drugfreesleep.com, an online course to help people overcome insomnia. With those credentials we figured he would be the perfect person to help us decipher the incredible dream antics from that famous Chris Nolan film, Inception! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Sleep Expert Tucker Peck as they explore the science of Inception and the importance of drug free sleep! Enjoy the...

Duration:00:21:16