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The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris and Marie, join our intrepid hosts as they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!

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The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris and Marie, join our intrepid hosts as they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!

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English

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Episodes

Mad Scientist Interlude: Still Alive

10/4/2023
This is a quick update on the podcast and things going on in our lives! We are coming back this week with the continuation of our series on the science of death (and undeath). Love all of you who listen to us, and who have been so patient during this great summer of our discontent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:58

Science Denial with Gale Sinatra and Barbara Hofer

5/18/2023
How do individuals decide whether to accept human causes of climate change, vaccinate their children against childhood diseases, or practice social distancing during a pandemic? Democracies depend on educated citizens who can make informed decisions for the benefit of their health and well-being, as well as their communities, nations, and planet. Understanding key psychological explanations for science denial and doubt can help provide a means for improving scientific literacy and understanding—critically important at a time when denial has become deadly. In Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It, the authors identify the problem and why it matters and offer tools for addressing it. In this episode we interview the authors about the book, their work, and what we can do about it! Get a copy of the book, and the new paperback here: https://academic.oup.com/book/39889 or https://www.amazon.com/Science-Denial-Happens-What-About/dp/0190944684 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:49

Death Part 1: Light Opener

4/2/2023
This episode Chris and Marie discuss the last thing you'll ever do: die. What does it mean to die? We seem to think it is pretty simple to say something is alive versus dead, but actually it's a pretty difficult question. Join us as we begin our series on Death and human attempts to stave off the grim reaper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:02

Thinking is Power!

3/8/2023
Welcome to season 7! We are so lucky to be joined by Melanie Trecek-King, one of the best up and coming skeptics in the business. She leads Thinking is Power, a wonderful website with strategies, course guides, and other resources for educators looking to include critical thinking and science communication in their students education. You can find out more about the website here: https://thinkingispower.com/ Since its launch in January of 2021, Thinking Is Power has rapidly become a go-to resource in the area of science communication and critical thinking education. TIP’s content has been featured in a range of publications (such as Skeptical Inquirer and Skeptical Science), translated into different languages (such as Italy’s CICAP, France’s Citizen4Science), and used by dozens of educational institutions globally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:19

Mr. Musk's Wild Ride

1/14/2023
It's bonus episode time of the season! This time, we are chatting about the world of social media, and if it is evil or not. It is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:14

Nope

11/30/2022
Join Chris and Marie as they discuss the movie Nope, what its themes and ideas are, and how it is a satire of all things paranormal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:38

Mad Blurry Hysteria: Dead Aliens Love Kesha

11/14/2022
Bonus episode with Brent from Hysteria 51 and Flora from Blurry Photos! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:03

Mad Scientist Promo

11/1/2022
Come get weird with us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:36

Irish Famine Part 4: Death

10/25/2022
This episode we end our series on the Irish Famine. It is a shocking time of cruelty, put upon the starving people by a government that would rather let a million suffer than have a single penny given out in unnecessary welfare. Something something repeat our mistakes if we don't learn from history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:16

Bonus: Nuclear Weirdness with Laura Krantz

10/14/2022
This bonus episode we are joined by Laura Krantz, host of the Wild Thing podcast. The show covers topics such as Bigfoot, Aliens, and this season Nuclear disasters! Check out the show here: https://www.foxtopus.ink/wildthing and take a listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:12

Irish Famine Part 3: Disaster

10/4/2022
This episode we dig into the early years of the famine, from the time of the first loss of a potato to the end of the Peel government. This begins a long series of disasters, some naturally occurring, and others created by the government in their quest to starve the Irish into becoming good capitalists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:52

Irish Famine Part 2: The Great Hunger

9/20/2022
What made the government response to the Irish famine so ineffective? What were the social and economic issues which made the blight lead to such significantly worse outcomes for the Irish than other countries in Europe? We dig it into these issues on this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:43

The Irish Famine Part 1: That's Capitalism

9/7/2022
This episode we dig deep into the philosophical underpinnings of the Great Irish Famine, and begin to look at some of the causes of this catastrophe. Guess what, it's capitalism and the destructive effects of an extractive economy. Damn you trickle down economics, we've been fooled again! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:04

Tulpas Part 3: Summoning a Friend

8/17/2022
In this episode we delve deep into the history and theory behind tulpamancy, the crafting and creation of Tulpas. It's going to get pretty weird and fun. Don't use them for anything gross, for the love of God. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:56

Tulpas part 2: Brains versus People

7/31/2022
This episode, join Chris and Marie as they discuss another form of thought form, that created by the consciousness of it's own body! We get into projecting the astral body, how to get into astral projection yourself, and how these ideas differ or coincide with things like dreaming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:14

Tulpas Part 1

7/19/2022
This episode we dig into the wide, weird world of Tulpamancy or the creation of a Tulpa. A tulpa is an imaginary friend gone amuck, with it's own powers, sentience, and ability to affect the world around you. And sometimes, your Tulpa just so happens to be a trademarked creation of the Nintendo Company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:08

UAP Congressional Hearings

7/6/2022
This episode join Chris and Marie as they discuss the latest congressional hearings on UAP, or Unidentified Ariel Phenomena! It's been a month, so are aliens real yet? Did congress vote to turn Skinwalker Ranch into a national park? Has anyone found Stephen Greer's shirt? Find out on this week's episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:25

Denver International Airport Part 3: Finally, an Airport

4/22/2022
On this episode we join Chris and Marie as they expose the illuminati lizards who run one of the least enjoyable forms of public transportation: airplanes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:26

Denver International Airport Part 2: Conspiracies are for Losers

3/8/2022
This episode, we dig deep into the reasons behind flourishing conspiracy theories so that we can better understand the wackiness surrounding this airport. Are conspiracy theories growing faster than in previous years? What conspiracies do the public believe in? How do we differentiate between a conspiracy theory, and state sponsored propaganda? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:01

Denver International Airport Part 1: Oddly Specific Horse Anatomy

2/24/2022
Listen we don't have much time, but the airport is secretly a base for the Illuminati Lizard people and they are trying to turn us into Sheeple, man. Join us this episode as we delve into the most interesting part of history there is: long term public infrastructure development. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:03