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Overton’s Window

5/17/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into Overton's Window. Joseph Overton observed that in a given public policy area, such as education, only a relatively narrow range of potential policies will be considered politically acceptable. This "window" of politically acceptable options is primarily defined not by what politicians prefer, but rather by what they believe they can support and still win re-election. In general, then, the window shifts to include...

Duration:00:35:53

Munchausen Syndrome

5/10/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into Munchausen Syndrome. What exactly is it? It's a factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise...

Duration:00:44:32

BrainEx: The Brain Restoration System, with guest Sage Murray

5/3/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into emerging science behind restoring cellular activity in dead pig brains, with special guest Sage Murray of the Occultae Veritatis podcast. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build...

Duration:00:46:04

The Martial Art of Jujitsu, with Special Guest Paul Welters

4/26/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast with special guest Paul Welters, a MMA competitor, athlete, and entrepreneur to talk about the martial art of jujitsu. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build...

Duration:01:14:01

Feminism

4/19/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of feminism, what it really means and how it's misunderstood, why it's hated, and more! Feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes, the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities, the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of...

Duration:00:54:01

Inversion Therapy

4/12/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of inversion therapy, what it is, how it's used, and much more! Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration: 43:31:00 Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb Episode...

Duration:00:42:55

Understanding Human Emotions

4/5/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into human emotions and explain how they serve a very specific purpose in evolution as well as in society. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration: 43:19:00 Present: Aaron Stewart,...

Duration:00:43:44

Aliens Declassified

3/29/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into aliens. Fact or fiction? Is there advanced life other than us in the cosmos? Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration: 40:20:00 Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb Episode...

Duration:00:40:44

The Bogeyman

3/22/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of the Bogeyman as it pertains to various cultures. You know, that thing you were scared of when you were a kid. Sometimes also spelled Bogeyman, or Bogieman, the word originates from the Middle English "bogge" which means hobgoblin. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out...

Duration:00:41:25

Is HIV/AIDS Cured?

3/15/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Medical science has evolved quite a bit since the 1980s, however, recently there has been a startling and positive new discovery with two patients who seemingly have been cured. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly...

Duration:00:57:55

How to Deal with Death

3/8/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into death, how to cope with it, how people and animals interpret it differently, and also share some personal stories. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. If you prefer video, you can...

Duration:01:15:51

Crop Circles

3/1/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the phenomena of crop circles, who creates them and why? Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. If you prefer video, you can subscribe and watch on YouTube. Duration:...

Duration:00:51:42

Valentine's Day

2/15/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of Valentine's Day and figure out when it changed from largely a religious holiday to a corporate one. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. If you prefer video, you can...

Duration:01:06:04

Anti-Vaxxers

2/8/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the anti-vaxxer craze. What, you thought this issue went away? Perhaps one of the most successful public health interventions in history, the advent of vaccines has led to the global eradication of smallpox, the nearly global eradication of polio, and a drastic decrease in the morbidity and mortality associated with other infectious diseases.1 As a result, many parents are unaware of the threats that these infectious...

Duration:00:55:39

Smiling Depression

2/1/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the regrettably common and often stigmatized issue of depression. We've aptly titled this episode "Smiling Depression," because a lot of us that deal with it are really good at hiding how we really feel. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to...

Duration:00:57:23

Stress

1/25/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into stress, how it affects the human body, and some remedies and preventative maintenance to minimize it. What is stress? Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good...

Duration:00:58:01

Carbon Tax

1/18/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into carbon tax, why we have it, and what it means for our environment and future. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we’re trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. If you prefer video, you can subscribe and watch on...

Duration:01:00:15

Sex vs Gender

1/11/2019
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Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into sex vs gender, which an expansion on the episode we did on gender identity. Distinction between sex and gender differentiates a person’s biological sex (the anatomy of an individual’s reproductive system, and secondary sex characteristics) from that person’s gender, which can refer to either social roles based on the sex of the person (gender role) or personal identification of one’s own gender based on an internal...

Duration:00:50:51

The History of Residential Schools in Canada

1/4/2019
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Synopsis This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the dark and unsettling history of residential schools in Canada. When the school is on the reserve the child lives with its parents, who are savages; he is surrounded by savages, and though he may learn to read and write, his habits and training and mode of thought are Indian. He is simply a savage who can read or write. – Sir John A Macdonald, speech to Commons, 1883 Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your...

Duration:00:41:57

The History of Christmas

12/28/2018
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Synopsis This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich celebrate the winter holiday by looking at the history of Christmas. The first Christmas didn’t start until the 3rd century. Europeans celebrated light and birth in the darkest days of winter. Many peoples rejoiced during the winter solstice, when the worst of the winter was behind them and they could look forward to longer days and extended hours of sunlight. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and...