On Episode 20 of Here’s How I Think This Works, Eric, Ryan and Ben discuss Venture Capital and pitch a business idea that will revolutionize both the home fitness and plastic surgery industries. Our guest expert, a Venture Capital Associate, lets us know how much seed money his firm will contribute, and helps us iron out […]
In this “Is That a Fact” mini-pod, we debate the legendary shelf-life of the Twinkie snack cake. What is the actual expiration date? How realistic is that expiration date? And what is the basis of the urban legend of Twinkies as a “bunker food”?
In our last episode of 2018, we close out our series on toilets by tackling a pair of tough questions: (1) Is the logo in a urinal strategically placed? (2) Why does Adam prefer cleaning up urine over having a nice, relaxing, sit-down pee? I’ll bet he man-spreads on public transportation, too.
In Part Three of our multi-episode series on Toilets, we talk to environmental engineer Brian Wheeler about what happens to the things we flush, how waste water is treated, whether a septic tank could realistically double as a crawl space, how our public sanitation systems would defend against a terrorist attack on the water supply, […]
In Part Two of our multi-episode series on Toilets, we celebrate World Toilet Day by talking to Carlos Carrion Crespo of the International Labor Organization about the global water crisis and public sanitation projects, and what the ILO and UN are doing to mitigate the myriad hazards arising from a lack of clean water in […]
On Episode 19 of Here’s How I Think This Works, we’re talking Toilets. On Part One of this multi-pod, Eric, Adam and Ben demonstrate a terrifying lack of understanding of the basic workings of toilets, plumbing, septic tanks, sewers, and water treatment. Check out the rest of this series for our interviews with experts in public […]
In the dramatic conclusion of our three-part series on Polygraphs, someone has cut the cheese (literally), and it’s up to our resident polygraph examiner “Mr. Smith” to identify the culprit, using a $1oo home lie-detector test purchased online from Wal-Mart.
In Part II of our three-part series on Polygraphs, Eric, Ryan, and Jeremiah interview former polygraph examiner turned anti-polygraph crusader Doug Williams, who explains why he believes the polygraph test is invalid as a lie-detector, and why he has dedicated his career to exposing the test and revealing how to beat it.
On Episode 18 of Here’s How I Think This Works, Eric, Adam and Ben talk about Polygraphs – what they measure, whether they work, and strategies for beating them. At the half-way mark, we bring on guest expert Dan Seiler, a polygraph examiner with more than 30 years of experience, to correct our mistakes and explain the […]
On this episode of “Here’s How I Think This Works” we get the whole gang together for our first ever listener contest episode! It’s “Death Month” at HHITTW, so in keeping with our recent string of death-themed episodes, we’re holding a Celebrity Death Pool Competition. We’ll go over the rules, offer fabulous prizes, and discuss […]
In our latest “Is That a Fact?” mini-pod, we debate whether your hair and nails continue to grow for several days after death. Rational argument on both sides eventually decays into insult and ad hominem, until the internet mercifully supplies the correct answer.
On Episode 17 of Here’s How I Think This Works, we get morbid and talk about Death. Our guest expert is Judy Melinek, forensic pathologist and author of “Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner.” We’ll get into the gory details of what happens after you die, from organ donation, to […]
On Episode 16 of Here’s How I Think This Works, we discuss Mormon Missionaries. Where do they come from? Where do they go? What’s with the black ties and bicycles, and the holy underwear? At the half way mark, we check in with Jenn Knight and Elise Hahl, authors of “Do Not Attempt in Heels: Mission Stories […]
On Episode 15 of Here’s How I Think This Works, we discuss Laughter — why people laugh, why laughter is contagious, and what the health benefits may be. At the halfway mark, we bring on laughter therapist and laughter yoga instructor (yes, that’s a thing) Nira Berry to give her expert opinion on our speculation, and […]
On Episode 14 of Here’s How I Think This Works, we talk to veterans Matthew Wheeler (Army) and Jeremiah McCloud (Marines) about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. We discuss their decisions to enlist and their expectations of service, the day-to-day of deployment, their combat experience, and the challenges of fighting an insurgency. We conclude with a discussion […]
On Episode 13 of Here’s How I Think This Works, for the first time, Eric and Adam take on a topic they actually know something about: podcasting. We share what we learned from our first year of podcasting, announce some exciting changes to the format for future episodes, and run through the various rumors circulating online […]
On episode 12 of Here’s How I Think This Works, we cap off our second season with a tribute to our co-host Cameron, congratulating him on his first marriage. This collection of classic clips and un-released gems captures the essence of Cameron. That’s why it smells like books and meat. Enjoy — we’ll be back soon […]
On episode 11 of Here’s How I Think This Works, we discuss phobias — what distinguishes a phobia from a fear, how phobias develop, and how phobias are treated, including several potential breakthrough therapies based on a fundamental misunderstanding of basic scientific principles. Then we bring on Corrie Ackland, Clinical Director and the principal Clinical Psychologist at […]
On episode 10 of Here’s How I Think This Works, we answer all your burning questions about sunscreen. How does it work? What is it made of? What else can we do with it, physically, ethically, and legally? It’s a long overdue critical examination of something we regularly rub into our skin without a moment’s thought. […]