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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.

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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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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English

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Episodes

From the Vault: Overconfidence, Part 1

2/27/2021
What is overconfidence? We tend to know it when we see it, but the concept is increasingly hard to nail down the more you think about it. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the mythic roots of hubris, the psychology of overconfidence and its role in society and business. (Originally published 2/25/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:02:40

Weirdhouse Cinema: Santo in the Treasure of Dracula

2/26/2021
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe dive into one of Mexican luchador El Santo's various horror cinema adventures -- and not just any Santo film but the legendary "Santo In The Treasure of Dracula," which features time travel, Dracula and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:15:36

The Halo, Part 1

2/25/2021
From glowing rings to flaming sun discs, the halo takes many forms in religious iconography. Why do angels, saints, gods and demigods love standing beneath or in front of these things? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the nature of halos in myth, art and optics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:09:27

The Artifact: The Macuahuitl

2/24/2021
In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses the Mesoamerican weapon known as the Macuahuitl... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:05:35

The Moses Illusion

2/23/2021
How many animals of each kind did Moses take on the Ark? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss The Moses Illusion, one persistent example from a class of mental phenomena known as “knowledge neglect.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:02:22

Listener Mail: The Corporeal Earth

2/22/2021
Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:37:59

From the Vault: Occam's Razor

2/20/2021
It’s a standard tool of skeptical thinking: When presented with two hypotheses that explain the data equally well, choose the simpler of the two. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, nature and complexities of Occam’s Razor. (Originally published 2/13/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:14:49

Weirdhouse Cinema: Demon Knight

2/19/2021
Yes, kiddies, in this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Ernest Dickerson’s 1995 siege movie “Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight.” Strap in for grotesque monsters, a whole host of character actors and some Crypt Keeper puns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:19:26

From the Vault: The Mighty Sarlacc

2/18/2021
Few places in the Star Wars universe are regarded with as much horror as the Great Pit of Carkoon, within the Dune Sea of Tatooine. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the mighty Sarlacc and compare what we know about this organism to denizens of the natural world. (Originally published 5/12/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:24:44

The Artifact: The Sword of Gōu Jiàn

2/17/2021
In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses an ancient Chinese sword noted for its unusual sharpness and resistance to tarnish... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:04:36

Gold: Metal of the Sun

2/16/2021
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the nature of gold, humanity’s history extracting it from the Earth and the amazing properties of gold nanoparticles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:49:21

Listener Mail: Here There Be Dragons

2/15/2021
Here's your weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:33:08

From the Vault: Lessons of Vesuvius, Part 2

2/13/2021
In the year 79 CE, the Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted with with the thermal energy of 100,000 atomic bombs. Ashen destruction rained down on Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore this terrifying episode in history and what we can learn from it. (Originally published 2/11/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:05:09

Weirdhouse Cinema: Freejack

2/12/2021
The bonejackers thought they could jack Alex Furlong, but now he's gone freejack in the future of 2009. Yep, in this installment of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe jack their way into the 1992 sci-fi thriller "Freejack," starring everyone and costing $30 million. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:27:19

Monsters of the Shān Hǎi Jīng, Part 2

2/11/2021
In the previous episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discussed the Shān Hǎi Jīng or “Classic of Mountains and Seas,” an ancient Chinese text that compiles the mythic geography and fantastic creatures of the world. In this episode, the continue by discussing some of the fantastic creatures mentioned in the text. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:55:30

The Artifact: Stone Mushroom Clouds

2/10/2021
In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Joe talks about mind-boggling prehistoric mineral formations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:09:27

Monsters of the Shān Hǎi Jīng, Part 1

2/9/2021
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the Shān Hǎi Jīng or “Classic of Mountains and Seas,” an ancient Chinese text that compiles the mythic geography and fantastic creatures of the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:01:50

Listener Mail: Gravy, Sinkholes and Soviet Sci-Fi

2/8/2021
Here's your weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:45:12

From the Vault: Lessons of Vesuvius, Part 1

2/6/2021
In the year 79 CE, the Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted with with the thermal energy of 100,000 atomic bombs. Ashen destruction rained down on Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore this terrifying episode in history and what we can learn from it. (Originally published 2/6/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:51:25

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Brain

2/5/2021
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe cap off Brain Week with the 1988 Canadian monster movie “The Brain.” It’s kind of bargain-bin Cronenberg in many ways, but that’s OK because there’s still a giant brain with eyes and teeth in it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:05:50