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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!

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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United States

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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!

Language:

English

Contact:

7183547690


Episodes

Hometown Horrors Part 2: Home on the Range

10/25/2021
This episode join Chris and Marie as we delve into some of the local legends around Riverdale Road, America's most haunted stretch of roadside. From the gates of hell to a ghost Camaro, this road has everything but running water. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:49

Space Elevators - oh man, not again

10/15/2021
Space Elevators are back in business baby. The last upload was enhanced to remove some confusion about the difference between Centripetal Force (a force which causes an object to move in a circular motion, for example the tension in a space elevator string as it whips around the Earth), and Centrifugal Force (the force felt by the person in the space elevator due to the spinning of the Elevator around the Earth).

Duration:00:42:52

Hometown Horrors - Traction Park

10/5/2021
This series we focus on the urban legends and real horror of growing up! Episode one focuses on amusement parks, and in particular the most dangerous amusement park in the world: Action Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:54

Space Elevators

10/3/2021
This episode we chat about the wacky world of space elevators. How could one work? Could it support it's own weight? What is the point of this sort of thing anyway? What sort of music do you play on a space elevator?

Duration:00:42:52

Advertising Part 2: Moving to the Woods

9/21/2021
This episode we dig into the philosophy behind advertising. Frankly, we should all just move to the woods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:13

Advertising Part 1: Big Oil Company Cares

8/30/2021
This episode we dive into the complicated world of advertising. Is advertising a good thing for society? What does advertising mean for us as individuals? Can you be authentic, and is authenticity what is lacking from advertising? What is the deal with those stupid Change commercials? Find out, this episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:02

An Interview with Brian Dunning of Skeptoid

8/8/2021
This episode we are joined by Brian Dunning of Skeptoid, a skeptical multimedia empire! https://skeptoid.com/ We discuss the UFO rogues gallery, getting involved in Skepticism, and the outlook for the future of skeptical discussion. https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/what-do-i-do-next/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:22

Crystal Magic - Minerals, Marie!

7/20/2021
In this episode, get all bedazzled in gems with us as we delve into the history and theory behind crystal magic. What the heck is a crystal? How are they similar to minerals? Should you buy them from your aunt who smells like the inside of a Hot Topic? Find out, on this weeks episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:58

Disclosure 2021 Part 2 - Paranormal Ethics

7/11/2021
What are the ethics of belief? Do you have a right to the truth? Does the public have an obligation to provide you with the truth, and to stop the spread of misinformation? When does a belief become dangerous? Or are these simply the issues we must abide to live in a society that truly has freedom of thought and speech? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:48

Disclosure 2021 - Waiting for Godot

6/22/2021
We talkin UAP UAP UAP. Is this finally Disclosure? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:45

An interview with Dan Kozuh

6/3/2021
This episode we are joined by Dan Kozuh, creator and host of The Extra Mundane with Max Ward. This podcast has interviews with your favorite legendary creatures like Bigfoot, alien investigators, and all kinds of other paranormal guests. Check it out here: https://theextramundane.podbean.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:05

Time Travel part 5: Are we there yet?

5/18/2021
The shocking conclusion to our time travel series is here! CAN WE TRAVEL BACK IN TIME? Find out on this episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:03

Time Travel Part 4 - Feeling Bad about our Accomplishments

4/15/2021
On this episode we finally do away with the idea of the luminiferous aether, and get to the biggest name in all of Science, Albert Einstein. What does Relativity mean, in the context of the aether, electromagnetism, and the studies of lights motion? What does it mean for time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:34

Time Travel Part 3 - Big Old Mirrors

3/27/2021
On this episode we discuss the history of the speed of light! It involves a lot of mirrors. So if you've got a mirror phobia just a heads up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:35

Conspiracy Culture with Sally Best

3/16/2021
This episode we are joined by science journalist Sally Best to talk conspiracy culture! Find her podcast here: https://www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/news/23022021-the-conspiracy-crushers-podcast-episode-2-vaccine-conspiracy-theories/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:55

Time Travel Part 2 - High Voltage

2/24/2021
Don't you want to know how we keep starting fires? On this episode join Chris and Marie as they take you through a whirlwind tour of electromagnetism, balls falling on trains, and the weirdness of inertial frames of reference! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:03

Astrobiology with Professor Abel Méndez

2/13/2021
Join us this episode as we talk Astrobiology, Exoplanets, and the hunt for alien life with Professor Abel Méndez. Professor Abel Méndez is a planetary astrobiologist and Director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo. His research focuses on the habitability of Earth, the Solar System, and extrasolar planets. Prof. Méndez is a NASA MIRS Fellow with physics and astrophysics research experience at Fermilab, NASA Goddard, NASA Ames, and the Arecibo...

Duration:00:41:34

Time Travel Part 1: The Illusion

2/2/2021
This episode we talk about the philosophy and math behind the concept of time. What IS time? How do we measure it? How did that idea develop? And how will that lay the groundwork for time travel? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:55

The Structure of Scientific Theories

1/19/2021
What makes a theory "scientific"? How can we differentiate science versus pseudoscience, or belief? Is scientific content different in kind than other types of thought? On this episode, we discuss these questions to build the groundwork for this seasons overarching theme: What happens when science is wrong about the world around us? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:06

Conspiracy Theory in America with Michael Isikoff

1/5/2021
On this episode Chris and Marie are joined by Michael Isikoff, Chief investigative journalist for Yahoo News and host of the podcasts Conspiracyland and Skullduggery, to discuss modern American conspiracy theories. What are the roots of Q Anon? Why are conspiracies so prevalent now in American history? How can we combat the spread of these viral conspiracies? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:50