Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

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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.

Episodes

From the Vault: The Gray Whale, Part 3

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigmatic gray whale, noted today for its vast oceanic migrations and curiosity, but known as “devilfish” for its ferocity by the American whalers who hunted it in the past. (part 3 of 3, originally published 03/09/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/02/24·45m 56s

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Scanners

In this classic episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the ultimate mind-blowing cinematic experience: David Cronenberg’s 1981 horror thriller “Scanners.” (originally published 01/06/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/02/24·1h 29m

From the Vault: The Gray Whale, Part 2

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigmatic gray whale, noted today for its vast oceanic migrations and curiosity, but known as “devilfish” for its ferocity by the American whalers who hunted it in the past. (part 2 of 3, originally published 03/07/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/02/24·46m 52s

The Monstrefact Redux: Shad-Havar

In this classic episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Shad-havar, the Persian unicorn with the fluted horn… (originally published 03/01/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/02/24·4m 10s

From the Vault: The Gray Whale, Part 1

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigmatic gray whale, noted today for its vast oceanic migrations and curiosity, but known as “devilfish” for its ferocity by the American whalers who hunted it in the past. (part 1 of 3, originally published 03/02/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/02/24·1h 6m

Listener Mail: Piano Fighter

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19/02/24·26m 32s

From the Vault: Because It Is My Heart, Part 2

Join Robert and Joe in this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind as they discuss heart removal rituals, supernatural concepts of the heart and the European tradition of heart burial. (originally published 02/16/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/02/24·47m 11s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Flash Gordon (1980)

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Dino De Laurentiis’s 1980 sci-fi comic book extravaganza “Flash Gordon,” directed by Mike Hodges and featuring the music of Queen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/02/24·1h 40m

The Illusion of Control, Part 3

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss our psychological tendency to overestimate our control over events, with implications for everything from gambling and paranormal beliefs to our movements through everyday life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/02/24·55m 22s

Animalia Stupendium: The Deep Sea Anglerfish

Bored with dragons, the wizard Argomandanies turns his arcane attention to the fantastic fauna of the natural world. Welcome to Animalia Stupendium, a chronicle of Earth’s amazing biodiversity with all the enthusiasm of a fantasy monster book. In this episode, the wizard will consider the amazing courtship of the deep sea anglerfish. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/02/24·7m 4s

The Illusion of Control, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss our psychological tendency to overestimate our control over events, with implications for everything from gambling and paranormal beliefs to our movements through everyday life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/02/24·49m 3s

Listener Mail: Learning to Flinch

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12/02/24·21m 5s

Because It Is My Heart, Part 1

Join Robert and Joe in this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind as they discuss heart removal rituals, supernatural concepts of the heart and the European tradition of heart burial. (originally published 02/14/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/02/24·40m 29s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Tsui Hark's 1983 supernatural wuxia fantasy film “Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain,” starring Biao Yuen, Brigitte Lin and Sammo Hung. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/02/24·1h 29m

The Illusion of Control, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss our psychological tendency to overestimate our control over events, with implications for everything from gambling and paranormal beliefs to our movements through everyday life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/02/24·39m 48s

The Monstrefact: Jade Rabbit

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the moon rabbit of East Asian and indigenous American folklore… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/02/24·4m 44s

Our Moon, with Rebecca Boyle

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, science journalist and author Rebecca Boyle discusses her new book “Our Moon: How Earth’s Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/02/24·34m 55s

Listener Mail: Desperados Under the Eaves

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05/02/24·21m 49s

From the Vault: Tea, Part 3

In this classic series from Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, mythology, culture and nature of tea. So start a kettle and prepare to listen with your favorite cup… (originally published 02/09/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/02/24·59m 21s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Blacula

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1972 horror film “Blacula” directed by William Crain and starring William Marshall as Prince Mamuwalde. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/02/24·1h 19m

Strange Ice, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss a handful of novel ice formations and how scientists believe they form -- as well as some other STBYM angles on ice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/02/24·44m 35s

Animalia Stupendium: The Mantis Shrimp

Bored with dragons, the wizard Argomandanies turns his arcane attention to the fantastic fauna of the natural world. Welcome to Animalia Stupendium, a chronicle of Earth’s amazing biodiversity with all the enthusiasm of a fantasy monster book. In this episode, the wizard will consider the mighty mantis shrimp! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/01/24·6m 48s

Strange Ice, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss a handful of novel ice formations and how scientists believe they form. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/01/24·46m 22s

Listener Mail: The Reflex

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29/01/24·18m 29s

From the Vault: Tea, Part 2

In this classic series from Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, mythology, culture and nature of tea. So start a kettle and prepare to listen with your favorite cup… (originally published 02/07/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/24·52m 48s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Magic Sword

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe return to the filmography of Bert I. Gordon with his 1962 fantasy adventure “The Magic Sword,” starring Basil Rathbone, Estille Winwood and Gary Lockwood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/01/24·1h 23m

The Nature of the Diamond, Part 4

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore various historical interpretations of the diamond, from divine tears to both a potent medicine and a deadly poison.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/01/24·38m 56s

The Monstrefact: Ikuutayuuq, The One Who Drills

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the monstrous killer from Inuit traditions whose name translates to “One Who Drills.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/01/24·5m 5s

The Nature of the Diamond, Part 3

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore various historical interpretations of the diamond, from divine tears to both a potent medicine and a deadly poison.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/01/24·49m 28s

Listener Mail: Planet Earth

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22/01/24·28m 38s

From the Vault: Tea, Part 1

In this classic series from Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, mythology, culture and nature of tea. So start a kettle and prepare to listen with your favorite cup… (originally published 02/02/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/01/24·54m 47s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Apple

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1980 sci-fi disco/rock musical odyssey that is “The Apple,” starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Vladek Sheybal and Joss Ackland.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/01/24·1h 40m

The Nature of the Diamond, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore various historical interpretations of the diamond, from divine tears to both a potent medicine and a deadly poison. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/01/24·42m 22s

The Monstrefact: The Salamander

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the mythical salamander… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/01/24·4m 45s

The Nature of the Diamond, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore various historical interpretations of the diamond, from divine tears to both a potent medicine and a deadly poison. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/01/24·37m 31s

Listener Mail: Hungry Like The Wolf

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15/01/24·22m 54s

From the Vault: Horror Vacui, Part 4

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. (originally published 01/24/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/01/24·50m 40s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Gorgo

Can London survive the bond between a giant monster and its young? In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1961 British kaiju film “Gorgo,” starring Bill Travers and William Sylvester.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/01/24·1h 27m

Give ‘Em Shell: The Glorious Hermit Crab, Part 3

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe return once more to the world of crabs – specifically the industrious world of hermit crabs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/01/24·44m 58s

The Artifact Redux: The Piñata

In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses the shrouded history of the piñata… (originally published 03/08/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/01/24·4m 38s

Give ‘Em Shell: The Glorious Hermit Crab, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe return once more to the world of crabs – specifically the industrious world of hermit crabs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/01/24·51m 15s

Listener Mail: Union of the Snake

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08/01/24·29m 24s

From the Vault: Horror Vacui, Part 3

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. (originally published 01/19/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/01/24·39m 7s

Weirdhouse Cinema: A Bucket of Blood

Hideous and eloquent! In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Seth Nicholas Johnson of Rusty Needle's Record Club returns to Weirdhouse Cinema to discuss Roger Corman's 1959 Beatnik horror comedy "A Bucket of Blood," starring Dick Miller.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/01/24·1h 13m

Give ‘Em Shell: The Glorious Hermit Crab, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe return once more to the world of crabs – specifically the industrious world of hermit crabs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/01/24·48m 42s

The Monstrefact: Marvel’s Swarm

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the supervillain Swarm from Marvel Comics… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/01/24·3m 18s

From the Vault: Horror Vacui, Part 2

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. (originally published 01/17/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/01/24·42m 19s

From the Vault: Horror Vacui, Part 1

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. (originally published 01/17/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/12/23·38m 56s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Gate II

The Canadian gateway to Hell opens once more! In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, guest-host David Striepe of the Talkin' Tofu podcast returns to chat with Rob about 1990’s “Gate II” starring Louis Tripp and Pamela Adlon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/12/23·1h 43m

The Dawn of a Mindful Universe, with Marcelo Gleiser

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Templeton Award-winning author and theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser about his new book “The Dawn of a Mindful Universe: A Manifesto for Humanity's Future.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/12/23·57m 39s

The Monstrefact Redux: The Four Guards of ‘Labyrinth’

In this classic episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the four guards from the 1986 film ‘Labyrinth” and their paradoxical relationship to the truth… (originally published 01/11/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/12/23·5m 22s

From the Vault: Humans Throwing Stuff

Focusing on the human animal, Robert and Joe continue their discussion of throwing ability and ponder how throwing ability may have impacted everything from language to ancient warfare. (originally published 01/12/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/12/23·54m 36s

Dr. Anton Jessup's Holiday Seclusion

In this special Holiday edition of Listener Mail, Dr. Anton Jessup addresses his many Christmas enemies.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/12/23·6m 38s

From the Vault: Animals Throwing Stuff, Part 3

Ever longed to play a game of catch with an octopus or a chimpanzee? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss animal throwing ability. (originally published 01/10/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/12/23·50m 52s

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

In this holiday edition of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss 1964’s Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Can Santa Claus teach the young of Mars how to be children again? (originally published 12/16/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/12/23·1h 18m

From the Vault: Animals Throwing Stuff, Part 2

Ever longed to play a game of catch with an octopus or a chimpanzee? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss animal throwing ability. (originally published 01/04/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/12/23·48m 39s

The Monstrefact Redux: The Hooden Horse of Kent

In this special holiday episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the Hoden or Hooden Horse of British winter ritual… (originally published 12/14/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/12/23·3m 55s

From the Vault: Animals Throwing Stuff, Part 1

Ever longed to play a game of catch with an octopus or a chimpanzee? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss animal throwing ability. (originally published 01/03/2023)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/12/23·51m 5s

Listener Mail: Christmas at Tannhäuser Gate

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18/12/23·22m 53s

From the Vault: The 99% Invisible World, with Roman Mars

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Roman Mars, host of the podcast "99% Invisible" about design, podcasting and life in the created world. Plus, they discuss the 2020 book “The 99% Invisible City” by Mars and his co-author Kurt Kohlstedt. (originally published 01/31/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/12/23·36m 29s

The Nutcracker

The decorative holiday nutcracker has become a staple of holiday decor and it also constitutes a specialized tool, so in this Christmas themed invention episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the gadget’s European history, its analogs in other cultures and the general history of humans and other animals cracking nuts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/12/23·45m 37s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Santa Claus (1959)

In this special holiday episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1959 Mexican Christmas movie “Santa Claus,” also known as “Santa Claus vs. the Devil.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/12/23·1h 15m

The Monstrefact: Of Knots and Monsters

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the relationship between knots and monsters… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/12/23·3m 39s

The Rat King

The nightmare vision of black rats tangled by the tail continues to intrigue and revolt us, but what is its origin? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe venture into the sewers of history to seek answers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/23·1h 2m

Listener Mail: Crockett's Theme

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11/12/23·25m 44s

From the Vault: The Origins of Games Workshop, with Sir Ian Livingstone

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Sir Ian Livingstone, co-founder of Games Workshop and co-author of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series with Steve Jackson, about their new book ““Dice Men: The Origin Story of Games Workshop.” (originally published 12/27/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/23·41m 40s

Weirdhouse Cinema: I Come in Peace

Christmas is a time for comfort and joy, sure, but it’s also a time for holiday-themed action films and drug-dealing space giants. In this holiday episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1990 sci-fi film “I Come in Peace '' starring Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley and Matthias Hues. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/12/23·1h 28m

The Sunken Lands, Part 4

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the world of lost islands and forgotten continents, in both actual geologic history and the mists of the human imagination. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/12/23·45m 11s

The Monstrefact Redux: Mumm-Ra

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Mumm-Ra the Ever Living…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/12/23·5m 32s

The Sunken Lands, Part 3

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the world of lost islands and forgotten continents, in both actual geologic history and the mists of the human imagination. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/12/23·40m 25s

Listener Mail: Oh Mighty Krampus

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04/12/23·26m 14s

From the Vault: Goblet of Eggnog

In this special holiday episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history and invention of the eggnog, how it became such an iconic holiday beverage and some curious historic goblets associated with the consumption of this rich, milky draught. (originally published 12/15/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/12/23·1h 6m

Weirdhouse Cinema: RoboCop (1987)

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi action classic “RoboCop,” a film as deeply satirical as it is gratuitously violent. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/23·1h 28m

The Sunken Lands, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the world of lost islands and forgotten continents, in both actual geologic history and the mists of the human imagination. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/11/23·45m 21s

Smart Talks with IBM: Salesforce & IBM: Revolutionizing Experiences with Generative AI

The capabilities of artificial intelligence are increasing at a breakneck speed. Companies must leverage generative AI to transform everyday customer and employee experiences. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Jacob Goldstein sits down with Susan Emerson, Senior Vice President of Product: AI, Analytics & Data at Salesforce & Matthew Candy, Global Managing Partner of Generative AI at IBM Consulting.  They chat about the latest evolution of the two tech innovators’ decades-long relationship, explore the opportunity AI presents for customer experiences, and break down how better experiences will remove friction for all. Visit us at: ibm.com/smarttalks Read more about elevating experiences in the CEO’s Guide to Generative AI from the IBM Institute for Business Value. This is a paid advertisement from IBM.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/11/23·40m 39s

The Sunken Lands, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the world of lost islands and forgotten continents, in both actual geologic history and the mists of the human imagination. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/11/23·44m 8s

Listener Mail: A Bird of Courage

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27/11/23·23m 26s

From the Vault: Of Ice and Men, with Fred Hogge

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with author Fred Hogge about his new book “Of Ice and Men: How We’ve Used Cold to Transform Humanity,” covering everything from cocktail ice to the ancient history of ice houses. (originally published 12/06/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/11/23·47m 3s

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Extra Terrestrial Visitors

On this classic episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe venture into the wild world of Spanish b-movie cinema with Juan Piquer Simón’s “Extra Terrestrial Visitors,” in which a pair of aliens respond to drastically differing human encounters in the woods. MST3K fans know this one as "Pod People." (originally published 09/16/22)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/11/23·1h 13m

From the Vault: Reptiles of Galapagos, Part 2

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss some of the most famous reptilian residents of the Galapagos archipelago, including the world’s largest extant tortoise species and the world’s only marine iguana. (originally published 12/10/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/11/23·59m 11s

The Monstrefact Omnibus: Monsters of DC Comics

In this special omnibus episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, enjoy the first four episodes concerning monsters from the DC universe: Killer Croc, Swamp Thing, Doomsday and Mister Mind. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/11/23·19m 18s

From the Vault: Reptiles of Galapagos, Part 1

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss some of the most famous reptilian residents of the Galapagos archipelago, including the world’s largest extant tortoise species and the world’s only marine iguana. (originally published 12/08/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/11/23·57m 20s

Listener Mail: Earth's Gravity Wears You Out

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20/11/23·23m 19s

From the Vault: Play the Record Backwards, Part 2

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert is joined by Rusty Needle’s Record Club host Seth Nicholas Johnson for a discussion of various means of secreting information into audio, from backmasking and locked grooves to examples from the digital age of music. (originally published 12/01/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/11/23·1h

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Butterfly Murders

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1979 Hong Kong wuxia film “The Butterfly Murders,” directed by Tsui Hark. The film certainly delivers on killer butterflies, but it’s also a moody gothic castle film, an action-packed showstopper and a bit of a slasher. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/11/23·1h 26m

The Invention of the Crossbow, Part 2

In this invention-themed episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Rob and Joe discuss the origins and ingenuity of the crossbow. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/11/23·52m 11s

Smart Talks with IBM: Generative AI: Its Rise and Potential for Society

In order to stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace, businesses need to adapt to the potential of generative AI. In this special live episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell is joined onstage at iHeartMedia’s studio by Dr. Darío Gil, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at IBM. They chat about the evolution of AI, give examples of practical uses, and discuss how businesses can create value through cutting edge technology.  Watch the live conversation here: https://youtu.be/WOwM__St6aU Hear more from Darío on generative AI for business: https://www.ibm.com/think/ai-academy/ Visit us at: ibm.com/smarttalks This is a paid advertisement from IBM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/11/23·52m 58s

The Invention of the Crossbow, Part 1

In this invention-themed episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Rob and Joe discuss the origins and ingenuity of the crossbow. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/11/23·41m 50s

Listener Mail: Now Available in Candle Format

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/11/23·31m 11s

From the Vault: Play the Record Backwards, Part 1

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert is joined by Rusty Needle’s Record Club host Seth Nicholas Johnson for a discussion of various means of secreting information into audio, from backmasking and locked grooves to examples from the digital age of music. (originally published 11/29/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/23·57m 7s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the absurd sci-fi fantasy film “Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy,” a 1981 Yugoslav-Czech co-production full of intergalactic aliens and surreal monstrosities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/23·1h 18m

The Headless Men, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss headless beings in myth, legend and the bestiaries of antiquity. What is it about a headless being that captivates us so and why were such beings once thought to exist? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/11/23·53m 9s

The Monstrefact Omnibus: Monsters of Marvel Comics

In this special omnibus episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, enjoy the first five episodes concerning monsters from the Marvel Comics universe: Marvel mummies, Mystique, the Symbiotes, the Thing and Ulvar the Giant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/11/23·26m 11s

The Headless Men, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss headless beings in myth, legend and the bestiaries of antiquity. What is it about a headless being that captivates us so and why were such beings once thought to exist? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/11/23·48m 37s

Listener Mail: Cats, Dogs and Stoneground

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06/11/23·22m 2s

From the Vault: The Invention of the Gimbal

In this classic invention-themed episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the ancient origins of the gimbal, its connections to Chinese incense censers and its role in technological innovation. (originally published 09/27/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/11/23·46m 22s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Critters

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1986 sci-fi creature feature “Critters,” starring Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Zane, Terrence Mann and a bunch of ravenous space creatures. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/11/23·1h 28m

The Search For Alien Life, with Astrophysicist Adam Frank

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert discusses big questions, fears and possibilities concerning extraterrestrial life with astrophysicist Adam Frank, author of “The Little Book of Aliens.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/11/23·42m 54s

Monstrefact Redux: Sleipnir, the Eight-Legged Horse

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Sleipnir, the mythical stead of the Norse god Odin. (originally published 06/07/2023) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/11/23·4m 17s

Anthology of Horror, Volume 9

Yes, the Halloween tradition continues as Robert and Joe dive into the rich history of TV horror and sci-fi anthology shows to focus on STBYM topics that might not otherwise make the show. In this installment, they spin some science and contemplation out of the 2001 episode of “The Outer Limits” titled “Think Like a Dinosaur” and the 1974 episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” titled “The Spanish Moss Murders.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/10/23·1h 3m

Dr. Anton Jessup's Halloween Spectacular

Dr. Anton Jessup takes a break from his experiments to read some of the listener and viewer mail that has accumulated in the university basement, but this time things take a more dramatic turn… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/10/23·25m 25s

From the Vault: Elfshot, Part 2

These lands are old and the elves who lived before us still watch and wait. Cross them, and you may feel the prick of their arrow. You’ll find no wound, though your flesh will swell and ache, and if you happen upon one of their elfstones in the grass then you might have chance at survival. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the superstition, archaeology and science of elfshot. (originally published 10/04/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/10/23·50m 48s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Dracula A.D. 1972

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the late-franchise Hammer horror film “Dracula A.D. 1972,” in which Chrisopher Lee’s vampiric prince of darkness rises from the ashes a century later in groovy London. Are hippies and the descendents of Doctor Van Helsing up to the challenge? Find out…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/23·1h 21m

Where the Shadows Lie, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe dive into the world of shadows. How do human conceptions of shadows factor into our literature, art, history and monster making? What does it mean to cast a monstrous shadow, or to cast no shadow at all? Find out… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/10/23·54m 49s

The Monstrefact: The Mummy

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the undead mummies of horror cinema and where they emerge from in modern Egyptomania… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/10/23·6m 2s

Where the Shadows Lie, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe dive into the world of shadows. How do human conceptions of shadows factor into our literature, art, history and monster making? What does it mean to cast a monstrous shadow, or to cast no shadow at all? Find out… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/10/23·56m 22s

Listener Mail: Silver'd in the Moon's Eclipse

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23/10/23·26m 53s

From the Vault: Elfshot, Part 1

These lands are old and the elves who lived before us still watch and wait. Cross them, and you may feel the prick of their arrow. You’ll find no wound, though your flesh will swell and ache, and if you happen upon one of their elfstones in the grass then you might have chance at survival. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the superstition, archaeology and science of elfshot. (originally published 09/29/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/10/23·50m 34s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Bride of Frankenstein

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the amazingly weird and wonderful 1935 horror classic “The Bride of Frankenstein.” Has the doctor put his monster-making days behind him, or can he be tempted to even greater crimes of mad science by an even madder scientist? Find out… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/10/23·1h 26m

Kaibyō: The Strange Cats of Japan, Part 2

Spooky cats are an iconic part of Halloween iconography, so in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe dive into the world of Kaibyō: the various strange and supernatural cats found in Japanese tradition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/10/23·59m 59s

Smart Talks with IBM: Responsible AI: Why Businesses Need Reliable AI Governance

To deploy responsible AI and build trust with customers, businesses need to prioritize AI governance. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell and Laurie Santos discuss AI accountability with Christina Montgomery, Chief Privacy and Trust Officer at IBM. They chat about AI regulation, what compliance means in the AI age, and why transparent AI governance is good for business. Visit us at: ibm.com/smarttalks Explore watsonx.governance: https://www.ibm.com/products/watsonx-governance This is a paid advertisement from IBM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/10/23·27m 52s

Kaibyō: The Strange Cats of Japan, Part 1

Spooky cats are an iconic part of Halloween iconography, so in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe dive into the world of Kaibyō: the various strange and supernatural cats found in Japanese tradition. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/10/23·51m 14s

Listener Mail: Scale of Dragon, Tooth of Wolf

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16/10/23·26m 42s

From the Vault: Oh Goat, You Devil - Part 3

If you’ve ever actually been around a goat, you probably wouldn’t confuse it for the ultimate evil spirit. And yet, goats have various demonic and satanic connotations in Christian traditions. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the humble goat and ponder why. (originally published 10/25/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/10/23·50m 22s

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Return of the Blind Dead

In this classic episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the stand-alone, second installment of Spanish director Amando de Ossorio’s “Blind Dead'' series from 1973. The sightless revenants of the Knights Templars return 500 years after their grisly deaths to enact vengeance on a sleepy and corrupt Portuguese town. (originally published 8/20/2021) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/10/23·1h 10m

From the Vault: Oh Goat, You Devil - Part 2

If you’ve ever actually been around a goat, you probably wouldn’t confuse it for the ultimate evil spirit. And yet, goats have various demonic and satanic connotations in Christian traditions. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the humble goat and ponder why. (originally published 10/20/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/10/23·48m 3s

The Artifact Redux: Krueger's Claw

In this classic episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses Freddy Kreuger’s infamous claw weapon and how it compares to the actual use of bladed gauntlets in history… (originally published 10/05/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/23·4m 24s

From the Vault: Oh Goat, You Devil - Part 1

If you’ve ever actually been around a goat, you probably wouldn’t confuse it for the ultimate evil spirit. And yet, goats have various demonic and satanic connotations in Christian traditions. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the humble goat and ponder why. (originally published 10/18/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/23·59m 10s

Listener Mail: Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog

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09/10/23·19m 40s

From the Vault: The Cattle Mutilation Panic of the 1970s

Strange lights and black helicopters in the night. Cattle found dead with blood or organs seemingly removed from strange incisions. Alien visitors in the heartland. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe take a skeptical look at the cattle mutilation phenomenon of the 1970s. (originally published 10/06/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/10/23·56m 26s

Weirdhouse Cinema: TerrorVision

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe tune their satellite dish to 1986 and discuss the outrageous sci-fi horror camp-fest that is Ted Nicolaou’s “TerrorVision,” starring Gerrit Graham and Mary Woronov. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/10/23·1h 5m

The Necromantic Urge, Part 3

It’s that time of year again. Join Robert and Joe as Stuff to Blow Your Mind descends into the Halloween season. In this episode, explore the historic and psychological origins of necromancy: the ancient practice by which shamans, wizards and sorcerers sought communication with the dead. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/10/23·54m 12s

The Monstrefact: Rawhead Rex and Kin

In this special bonus episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex and various related creatures and spirits from English lore and legend…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/10/23·7m 56s

Smart Talks with IBM: Hugging Face and watsonx: Why Open Source Is the Future of AI in Business

Open-source innovation is the future of AI. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell and Tim Harford discuss the open-source AI community with Jeff Boudier, head of product and growth at Hugging Face. They chat about the history and future of open-source AI, its critical importance to AI progress, the IBM watsonx partnership with Hugging Face, and how businesses can leverage open-source AI for their specific needs. Visit us at ibm.com/smarttalks Learn more about the Hugging Face partnership: https://newsroom.ibm.com/2023-08-24-IBM-to-Participate-in-235M-Series-D-Funding-Round-of-Hugging-Face This is a paid advertisement from IBM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/10/23·31m 35s

The Necromantic Urge, Part 2

It’s that time of year again. Join Robert and Joe as Stuff to Blow Your Mind descends into the Halloween season. In this episode, explore the historic and psychological origins of necromancy: the ancient practice by which shamans, wizards and sorcerers sought communication with the dead. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/10/23·52m 28s

Listener Mail: Round About The Cauldron Go

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02/10/23·25m 18s

The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft, with Brian Hoggard

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert discusses witch bottles and other forms of counter-witchcraft of olden days with Brian Hoggard, author of "Magical House Protection: The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft." His website can be found at www.apotropaios.co.uk. (originally published 11/01/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/09/23·1h

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Sorcerers

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe kick off the Halloween season with 1967’s “The Sorcerers,” starring Boris Karloff. It's a groovy mix of hypnosis, mind control and murder. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/23·1h 14m

The Necromantic Urge, Part 1

It’s that time of year again. Join Robert and Joe as Stuff to Blow Your Mind descends into the Halloween season. In this episode, explore the historic and psychological origins of necromancy: the ancient practice by which shamans, wizards and sorcerers sought communication with the dead. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/09/23·1h 9m

The Monstrefact: The Nine Faces of Death

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the mythological Chinese monster known as the Nine Faces of Death… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/09/23·3m 36s

The 2023 Ig Nobel Prizes, Part 2

It’s that time of year again! Join Robert and Joe as they discuss some of this year’s Ig Nobel prize-winning scientific studies and papers – honored as always for first making us laugh, then making us think. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/09/23·1h 4m

Listener Mail: SB-129

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25/09/23·21m 57s

From the Vault: The Invention of the Odometer

You might not think your car’s odometer is that exciting, but it’s actually the modern incarnation of an ancient invention with roots in China and the Greco-Roman world. Join Robert and Joe as they discuss the invention of the hodómetron and the li-recording drum carriage in this classic invention-themed episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. (originally published 09/06/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/09/23·52m 12s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1965 cult classic crime thriller “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” directed by Russ Myers and starring Tura Santana, Haji and Lori Williams. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/09/23·1h 10m

The 2023 Ig Nobel Prizes, Part 1

It’s that time of year again! Join Robert and Joe as they discuss some of this year’s Ig Nobel prize-winning scientific studies and papers – honored as always for first making us laugh, then making us think. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/09/23·46m 7s

Smart Talks With IBM: Transformations in AI: why foundation models are the future

Major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research often reshape the design and utility of AI in both business and society. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Goldstein explore the conceptual underpinnings of modern AI with Dr. David Cox, VP of AI Models at IBM Research. They talk foundation models, self-supervised machine learning, and the practical applications of AI and data platforms like watsonx in business and technology. Visit us at: https://www.ibm.com/thought-leadership/smart/talks/ Learn more about watsonx: https://www.ibm.com/watsonx This is a paid advertisement from IBM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/09/23·40m 0s

Future Shock 2023, Part 3

In the 1970 book “Future Shock,” futurist Alvin Toffler outlined a vision of post-industrial society in which rapid technological and social changes outstrip the average human’s ability to cope. More than half a century later, how does this idea hold up and are contemporary humans victims of future shock? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss how it seems to be panning out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/09/23·58m 53s

Listener Mail: Tomorrow Never Knows

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18/09/23·25m 28s

From the Vault: The Invention of Surgical Gloves

In this classic invention-themed episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the origin of surgical gloves, the differing concepts for their composition and the struggle to get surgeons to wear them. (originally published 08/30/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/09/23·58m 14s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Man Who Fell to Earth

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Nicolas Roeg's 1976 sci-fi film "The Man Who Fell to Earth," starring the legendary David Bowie.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/23·1h 20m

Future Shock 2023, Part 2

In the 1970 book “Future Shock,” futurist Alvin Toffler outlined a vision of post-industrial society in which rapid technological and social changes outstrip the average human’s ability to cope. More than half a century later, how does this idea hold up and are contemporary humans victims of future shock? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss how it seems to be panning out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/09/23·52m 43s

The Artifact: The Gadget Cane

In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses various gadget canes, from Benjamin Franklin’s walking stick to Edgar Alan Poe’s cane sword… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/09/23·4m 34s

Future Shock 2023, Part 1

In the 1970 book “Future Shock,” futurist Alvin Toffler outlined a vision of post-industrial society in which rapid technological and social changes outstrip the average human’s ability to cope. More than half a century later, how does this idea hold up and are contemporary humans victims of future shock? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss how it seems to be panning out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/09/23·44m 37s

Listener Mail: Satellite Anthem Icarus

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11/09/23·21m 43s

From the Vault: The Paragraph, Part 2

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the standard nugget of textual thought: the paragraph. (originally published 8/25/22)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/09/23·47m 59s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Diabolik

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe return to the phantasmagorical world of Mario Bava with the stylish 1968 crime thriller “Danger: Diabolik,” starring John Phillip Law and Marisa Mell.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/23·1h 26m

Stickiness, Part 3

We encounter sticky surfaces and sticky substances everyday, but what exactly IS “stickiness?” In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the physical properties of stickiness and look at some very sticky examples from the natural world. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/09/23·59m 14s

Smart Talks with IBM: AI for Business: Multiplying the impact of AI

As businesses adopt AI, a new era of problem-solving, innovation, and creative decision-making can be brought to scale. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Goldstein explore the future of AI in enterprise business AI for business with Kareem Yusuf, senior vice president of product management and growth for IBM software. They discuss the advent of foundation models, how AI can transform data storage and decision-making, and how next-generation AI platforms like watsonx from IBM can empower businesses to use AI at scale.   This is a paid advertisement from IBM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/09/23·33m 16s

From the Vault: The Paragraph, Part 1

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the standard nugget of textual thought: the paragraph. (originally published 8/23/22)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/09/23·41m 56s

Listener Mail: Children of the Sun

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04/09/23·20m 13s

New Season of Smart Talks with IBM Coming Soon

Smart Talks with IBM returns this September 5th. This season, host Malcolm Gladwell and a team of correspondents from Pushkin Industries explore how businesses can integrate AI into their workflows — to help them do exponentially more — drive real change, and thrive in this new era of AI.   This is a paid advertisement from IBM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/09/23·1m 46s

From the Vault: The Whistling, Part 4

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the nature and history of human whistling – including the subject of whistled languages. (originally published 08/16/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/09/23·56m 30s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Devil’s Men

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1976 Greek horror film “The Devil’s Men,” also known as “Land of the Minotaur.” Horror legends Donald Pleasence and Peter Cushing head-up the cast, but the electronic score by none other than Brian Eno certainly deserves attention. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/23·1h 32m

The Mind of Douglas Adams, with Kevin Jon Davies

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Kevin Jon Davies about his new book “The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams,” detailing the mind of the author who gave us “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/08/23·42m 41s

The Artifact: The Hand of Glory

In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses the Hand of Glory from European occultism… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/08/23·5m 49s

Stickiness, Part 2

We encounter sticky surfaces and sticky substances everyday, but what exactly IS “stickiness?” In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the physical properties of stickiness and look at some very sticky examples from the natural world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/08/23·53m 31s

Listener Mail: An Index of Metals

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28/08/23·23m 27s

From the Vault: The Whistling, Part 3

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the nature and history of human whistling – including the subject of whistled languages. (originally published 08/09/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/08/23·45m 48s

Weirdhouse Cinema: This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe venture into the weird, wild world of Coffin Joe with the 1967 Brazilian horror film “This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/23·1h 20m

Stickiness, Part 1

We encounter sticky surfaces and sticky substances everyday, but what exactly IS “stickiness?” In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the physical properties of stickiness and look at some very sticky examples from the natural world. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/08/23·40m 14s

The Monstrefact Omnibus: Chaos Daemons of Warhammer 40k

In this special omnibus episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, enjoy all four episodes concerning the chaos daemons of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe: Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle and Slaanesh.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/08/23·24m 37s

From the Vault: The Null Ship

In this classic episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, Robert and Joe discuss the history and principles of the vacuum airship or null ship. Will futuristic materials ever make this 17th century concept possible? (originally published 08/18/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/08/23·47m 33s

Listener Mail: Intergalactic Planetary

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21/08/23·31m 44s

From the Vault: The Whistling, Part 2

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the nature and history of human whistling – including the subject of whistled languages. (originally published 08/04/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/08/23·57m 27s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Green Slime

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss 1968’s “The Green Slime,” a surprisingly procedural sci-fi film full of rubbery monsters, serious men, model rockets and more than a little bit of green slime. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/23·1h 23m

Dendera Lights and Ancient Egyptian Pseudohistory

In recent episodes of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discussed low-resolution images that have provoked paranormal and fringe explanations, despite convincing and even conclusive expert analysis. In this episode, they continue this line of inquiry through a discussion of Ancient Egyptian pseudohistories and fringe ideas regarding modern technology in ancient inscriptions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/08/23·59m 2s

The Monstrefact: DC Comics' Swamp Thing

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Swamp Thing from DC Comics…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/08/23·6m 41s

Another Enigmatic Underwater Image

In the last episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discussed the so-called Eltanin Antenna and how it is at once an identified image of a deep sea organism and an icon of paranormal intrigue. In this episode, they continue this line of inquiry with another underwater image.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/08/23·48m 20s

Listener Mail: Chromakey Dreamcoat

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14/08/23·28m 14s

From the Vault: The Whistling, Part 1

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the nature and history of human whistling – including the subject of whistled languages. (originally published 08/02/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/08/23·37m 34s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Viewing

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Panos Cosmatos’ “The Viewing,'' a delightfully psychotronic 2022 short film featured on Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities. There's no smoking in the Obelisk Chamber. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/23·1h 9m

The Eltanin Antenna

In this episode of Stuff to Blow your Mind, Rob and Joe discuss the alleged Eltanin Antenna and the natural-world explanation for the image. What does this case and others like it reveal about our craving for extraordinary explanations of perplexing evidence?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/08/23·1h 9m

The Monstrefact: DC Comics' Doomsday

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Doomsday, slayer of Superman…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/08/23·4m 17s

The Matter of Everything, with Suzie Sheehy

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Joe chats with physicist Suzie Sheehy, author of "The Matter of Everything: How Curiosity, Physics, and Improbable Experiments Changed the World."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/08/23·1h 15m

Listener Mail: The Color of the Fire

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07/08/23·23m 36s

From the Vault: Of Humans and Squids, with Martin Wallen

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Martin Wallen about his 2021 book “Squid,” which covers the history of humanity’s scientific, folkloric and literary interest in cephalopods – from Aristotle’s understanding of the creatures to their treatment in weird fiction of the 20th and 21st centuries. (originally published 06/21/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/08/23·1h 18m

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Maze

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe venture into 1953’s “The Maze,” a 3-D haunted castle film with an incredibly weird twist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/23·1h 21m

Oil and Troubled Water, Part 2

The interaction between oil and water has fascinated us since ancient times, and it has factored into practices as diverse as divination rituals and attempts to calm turbulent waters at sea with storm oil. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the effect of oil on troubled waters. (Part 2 of 2)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/08/23·45m 48s

The Monstrefact: DC Comics' Killer Croc

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses one of the most monstrous characters from Batman’s rogues' gallery: Killer Croc…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/08/23·5m 28s

Cave of Bones, with Lee Berger

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with paleoanthropologist Lee Berger about his team’s amazing discoveries in South Africa's Rising Star cave system and previously unknown extinct species of hominin named Homo naledi. His new book is “Cave of Bones” and it’s also the subject of the Netflix documentary “Unknown: Cave of Bones.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/08/23·44m 3s

Listener Mail: White Cyclosa

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31/07/23·30m 6s

From the Vault: Fantastic Numbers, with Antonio Padilla

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Professor Antonio Padilla, author of the new book "Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them." Strap in for big numbers, fantastic numbers, black holes and more. (originally published 07/28/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/07/23·39m 38s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Chronicles of Riddick

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe return to the 21st century to discuss the 2004 space opera sequel “The Chronicles of Riddick,” starring Vin Diesel and a powerhouse supporting cast. It was a Flash Gordon for a new generation, even if they weren’t ready for it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/23·1h 41m

The Colossus of Rhodes, with Michael Denis Higgins

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Michael Denis Higgins, Professor Emeritus of Earth Science at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and author of the new book “The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Science, Engineering and Technology.” What was the Colossus of Rhodes, why did it impress the ancient Hellenistic world and how might we recreate it in the modern world? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/07/23·38m 39s

The Monstrefact: DC Comics’ Mister Mind

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the Mister Mind, a Venusian supervillain mind-control worm from the pages of DC Comics… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/07/23·5m 25s

From the Vault: The Atomic Scar

The creation of atomic weaponry changed human civilization forever, but it also left its mark on the Earth itself -- in both obvious and subtle ways. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss some of the ways in which the world would not be the same. (originally published 9/24/2020)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/07/23·1h

Listener Mail: Aloysius Devadander Abercrombie

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24/07/23·27m 8s

From the Vault: The Fall of Valerian, Part 2

History. Science. Dethroned emperor. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe travel back to the third century CE to discuss the Battle of Edessa, in which the Sasanian Empire not only defeated the Roman army but also took its Emperor as a prisoner of war. How did the emperor’s capture impact the already crisis-ridden Roman Empire, what do scientists make of his alleged grisly fate and how was Valerian’s fall possibly mythologized by Christian historians? Find out… (originally published 07/21/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/07/23·51m 17s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Hayao Miyazaki’s 1984 masterpiece “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” an environmental post-apocalyptic anime fantasy full of weird bugs, warring factions and terrifying, technological remnants of humanity’s greatest mistakes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/07/23·1h 25m

Oil and Troubled Water, Part 1

The interaction between oil and water has fascinated us since ancient times, and it has factored into practices as diverse as divination rituals and attempts to calm turbulent waters at sea with storm oil. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the effect of oil on troubled waters. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/07/23·43m 48s

The Monstrefact: Marvel’s Ulvar the Giant

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Ulvar, a most peculiar giant from the Marvel Comics universe… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/07/23·5m 39s

Mud, Part 4

What exactly is mud? Where does it occur and how does it factor into animal behaviors and human activities? In this multi-episode Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration, Rob and Joe immerse themselves in the mysteries of mud. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/07/23·54m 14s

Listener Mail: SquareHouse Cinema?

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/07/23·23m 3s

From the Vault: The Fall of Valerian, Part 1

History. Science. Dethroned emperor. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe travel back to the third century CE to discuss the Battle of Edessa, in which the Sasanian Empire not only defeated the Roman army but also took its Emperor as a prisoner of war. How did the emperor’s capture impact the already crisis-ridden Roman Empire, what do scientists make of his alleged grisly fate and how was Valerian’s fall possibly mythologized by Christian historians? Find out… (originally published 07/19/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/07/23·49m 19s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Night of the Werewolf

On this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe return to the world of Spanish horror with another Paul Naschy movie: 1981’s “Night of the Werewolf.” This time, Naschy’s tragic werewolf character Count Waldemar Daninsky goes up against vampire Countess Elizabeth Báthory!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/23·1h 26m

Mud, Part 3

What exactly is mud? Where does it occur and how does it factor into animal behaviors and human activities? In this multi-episode Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration, Rob and Joe immerse themselves in the mysteries of mud. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/07/23·43m 41s

The Monstrefact Omnibus: The Tyranids of Warhammer 40K

In this special episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, enjoy an overview of the alien Tyranids of Warhammer 40K, the Tyrannic Wars and the threat of the Genestealer Cults...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/07/23·18m 12s

Mud, Part 2

What exactly is mud? Where does it occur and how does it factor into animal behaviors and human activities? In this multi-episode Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration, Rob and Joe immerse themselves in the mysteries of mud. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/07/23·55m 36s

Listener Mail: Gotta Dream Them All

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10/07/23·22m 58s

From the Vault: The Skybridge, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the architectural element known as the skyway or skybridge – typically an enclosed bridge connecting the upper stories of two buildings or skyscrapers. (originally published 07/14/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/07/23·50m 31s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Creature with the Atom Brain

Why is he acting so strange? Do you think he's one of them? In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe experience 1955's "Creature with the Atom Brain," starring Richard Denning and Angela Stevens. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/07/23·1h 18m

Mud, Part 1

What exactly is mud? Where does it occur and how does it factor into animal behaviors and human activities? In this multi-episode Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration, Rob and Joe immerse themselves in the mysteries of mud.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/07/23·46m 10s

The Monstrefact: Marvel’s The Thing

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the Fantastic Four’s own Ben Grimm from Marvel Comics…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/07/23·5m 46s

From the Vault: The Invention of Fireworks

Fireworks are a staple of celebrations around the world, but where does this invention come from and what’s the basic chemistry of their combustion? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe light the fuse and find out. (originally published 6/23/2020)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/07/23·1h 14m

Listener Mail: Dracula on the Moon

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03/07/23·22m 58s

From the Vault: The Skybridge, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the architectural element known as the skyway or skybridge – typically an enclosed bridge connecting the upper stories of two buildings or skyscrapers. (orignally published 07/12/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/07/23·39m 10s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Purana Mandir

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe dive into the Bollywood horror films of the Ramsay brothers with 1984's “Purana Mandir.” Can Suman and Sanjay overcome an evil curse and a monstrous warlock to save their relationship? Find out…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/23·1h 25m

The Machine Speaks

Long before such things were possible, our ancestors envisioned artificial heads that were capable of speech. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the journey from ancient tales of artifice and wizardry to the early breakthroughs in speech synthesis technology. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/06/23·56m 39s

The Monstrefact: Marvel's Symbiotes

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Venom and the other various symbiotes from the Marvel Universe… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/06/23·5m 32s

Dreamfall into the Dark, Part 4

The wonders and terrors of the dreaming mind do not always flee completely with the dawn. At certain times and places in history, it seems that dreams suddenly ascend to new heights of cultural fascination. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind series, Robert and Joe explore periods when the eye of culture fixes on the dream world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/06/23·53m 36s

Listener Mail: An Un-remembered Dream

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26/06/23·25m 31s

The Lesser of Two Crab Claws, Part 3

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss biological asymmetry in the natural world – including various examples of organisms in which side A doesn’t quite match up with side B. (originally published 07/07/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/06/23·44m 8s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Black Hole

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Disney’s 1979 answer to “Star Wars,” 33 years before they just went ahead and acquired Lucasfilm. It’s “The Black Hole” and it promises to take us to a place beyond all human vision. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/06/23·1h 29m

Dreamfall into the Dark, Part 3

The wonders and terrors of the dreaming mind do not always flee completely with the dawn. At certain times and places in history, it seems that dreams suddenly ascend to new heights of cultural fascination. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind series, Robert and Joe explore periods when the eye of culture fixes on the dream world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/06/23·38m 8s

The Monstrefact: Marvel’s Mystique

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the mutant Mystique from the Marvel Universe… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/06/23·5m 43s

Dreamfall into the Dark, Part 2

The wonders and terrors of the dreaming mind do not always flee completely with the dawn. At certain times and places in history, it seems that dreams suddenly ascend to new heights of cultural fascination. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind series, Robert and Joe explore periods when the eye of culture fixes on the dream world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/06/23·41m 53s

Listener Mail: Making Mr. Right

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/06/23·21m 27s

IBM and HBCUs: Fueling a New Generation of Cybersecurity Experts

Education has the power to show students a path they’d never considered before. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell and Dr. Laurie Santos take on tech education at HBCUs with Dr. Derrick Warren, Associate Dean at the Southern University College of Business. They talk about the partnership between IBM SkillsBuild and Southern University to co-create a cybersecurity leadership center for HBCU students and discuss how exposure to first-experiences inspires creativity.   This is a paid advertisement from IBM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/06/23·32m 11s

The Lesser of Two Crab Claws, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss biological asymmetry in the natural world – including various examples of organisms in which side A doesn’t quite match up with side B. (originally published 06/30/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/06/23·48m 7s

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Blade

In this classic episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe consider a weird mainstream movie that basically paved the way for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with wall-to-wall exploding vampires. Yes, Wesley Snipes puts all blood drinkers on notice in 1998’s “Blade.” (originally published 07/08/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/06/23·1h 35m

Dreamfall into the Dark, Part 1

The wonders and terrors of the dreaming mind do not always flee completely with the dawn. At certain times and places in history, it seems that dreams suddenly ascend to new heights of cultural fascination. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind series, Robert and Joe explore periods when the eye of culture fixes on the dream world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/06/23·36m 12s

The Monstrefact: Marvel’s Mummies

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the Living Mummy and Gomdulla the cruel from Marvel Comics…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/06/23·6m 30s

Hooves, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the form and evolution of the horse hoof, as well as related adaptations.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/06/23·57m 56s

Listener Mail: Astro-Zombies Walk Among Us

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/06/23·27m 32s

From the Vault: The Lesser of Two Crab Claws, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss biological asymmetry in the natural world – including various examples of organisms in which side A doesn’t quite match up with side B. (originally published 06/28/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/06/23·47m 16s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Seconds

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss John Frankenheimer's 1966 psychological horror film "Seconds," starring Rock Hudson, with cinematography by the legendary James Wong Howe.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/06/23·1h 11m

Hooves, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the form and evolution of the horse hoof, as well as related adaptations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/06/23·44m 22s

The Monstrefact: Sleipnir, the Eight-Legged Horse

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Sleipnir, the mythical stead of the Norse god Odin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/06/23·4m 17s

From the Vault: Red Leviathan, with Ryan Tucker Jones

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Ryan Tucker Jones, author of the new book “Red Leviathan: The Secret History of Soviet Whaling.” Jones discusses the horrific impact of 20th century whaling, the Soviet Union’s place in whaling history and the efforts of scientists and activists to stop the practice – including scientists within the Soviet Union. (originally published 06/23/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/06/23·41m 4s

Listener Mail: Waiting for the Eastern Glow

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05/06/23·26m 5s

From the Vault: Fire From the Rocks, Part 3

It might surprise you to learn that the oldest raging fires on Earth are actually underground. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the world of eternal flames and coal seam fires. (originally published 05/05/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/06/23·40m 32s

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: The Abominable Dr. Phibes

In this classic episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1971 dark comedy horror film “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” starring horror icon Vincent Price as the titular revenger himself. (originally published 04/01/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/06/23·1h 9m

From the Vault: Fire From the Rocks, Part 2

It might surprise you to learn that the oldest raging fires on Earth are actually underground. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the world of eternal flames and coal seam fires. (originally published 04/28/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/06/23·46m 40s

The Monstrefact Omnibus: Vampires

In this special episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, enjoy an assortment of past Monstrefact episodes about various vampires...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/05/23·16m 46s

From the Vault: Fire From the Rocks, Part 1

It might surprise you to learn that the oldest raging fires on Earth are actually underground. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the world of eternal flames and coal seam fires. (originally published 04/26/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/05/23·42m 32s

Listener Mail: Leave it to Birgit

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29/05/23·26m 48s

From the Vault: The Cauldron, Part 4

On a mundane level, a cauldron is nothing more than a great cooking pot, but it takes on supernatural dimensions in various myths and legends. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history of cauldrons and their links to tales of witchcraft, rebirth and the mandate of heaven. (originally published 06/16/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/05/23·42m 20s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Queen of Blood

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Curtis Harrington’s 1966 space horror movie “Queen of Blood,” starring John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Dennis Hopper and Florence Marly as the titular alien monarch. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/05/23·1h 18m

The Fountain, Too Fast for Shadows

Why is a fountain in an urban environment so inviting and, at least to some extent, so calming? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss human fountain culture and the seeming benefits of urban blue space. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/05/23·47m 50s

The Monstrefact: The Wampas of Hoth

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the wampas of Hoth, from the Star Wars universe… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/05/23·5m 20s

The Remarkable Beaver, Part 2

Beavers are incredible creatures and significant ecosystem manipulators, but they’ve also been subject to various written and illustrative inaccuracies. Medieval bestiaries often depict the common beaver as a weird-looking dog that bites off its own testicles when pursued by mounted hunters. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Rob and Joe explore the meaning of these inaccuracies as well as the actual biological wonder of North American and Eurasian beavers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/05/23·47m 21s

Listener Mail: Children of Ouranos

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22/05/23·24m 33s

From the Vault: The Cauldron, Part 3

On a mundane level, a cauldron is nothing more than a great cooking pot, but it takes on supernatural dimensions in various myths and legends. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history of cauldrons and their links to tales of witchcraft, rebirth and the mandate of heaven. (originally published 06/14/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/05/23·44m 40s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Super Mario Bros. (1993)

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the infamous 1993 dystopian cyberpunk adaptation of the beloved Nintendo game about magical Italian plumbers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/23·1h 37m

The Remarkable Beaver, Part 1

Beavers are incredible creatures and significant ecosystem manipulators, but they’ve also been subject to various written and illustrative inaccuracies. Medieval bestiaries often depict the common beaver as a weird-looking dog that bites off its own testicles when pursued by mounted hunters. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Rob and Joe explore the meaning of these inaccuracies as well as the actual biological wonder of North American and Eurasian beavers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/05/23·53m 41s

The Monstrefact: Auto-Ghouls of Groombridge Station

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the curious brain-consuming anomalies found in the Groombridge system… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/05/23·6m 20s

The Moons of Uranus, Part 3

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe continue their multi-year mission to discuss the various moons of our solar system – this time with the literary-themed moons of the ice giant Uranus. (Part 3 of 3)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/05/23·45m 45s

Listener Mail: The Grand High Witches of Tzeentch

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15/05/23·27m 10s

From the Vault: The Cauldron, Part 2

On a mundane level, a cauldron is nothing more than a great cooking pot, but it takes on supernatural dimensions in various myths and legends. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history of cauldrons and their links to tales of witchcraft, rebirth and the mandate of heaven. (originally published 05/26/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/05/23·36m 35s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Timecop

Watch out, causality! In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe strap themselves into a rocket-propelled time travel sled and discuss the brain-melting plot of 1994’s “Timecop,” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ron Silver and Mia Sara. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/05/23·1h 31m

The Moons of Uranus, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe continue their multi-year mission to discuss the various moons of our solar system – this time with the literary-themed moons of the ice giant Uranus. (Part 2 of 3)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/05/23·36m 9s

The Monstrefact: Aliens of the Planet of Doubt

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses a fictional denizen of the planet Uranus, as brought to life in Stanley G. Weinbaum’s 1935 short story “The Planet of Doubt.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/05/23·6m 7s

The Moons of Uranus, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe continue their multi-year mission to discuss the various moons of our solar system – this time with the literary-themed moons of the ice giant Uranus. (Part 1 of 2)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/05/23·40m 47s

Listener Mail: Memories of Wax

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/05/23·24m 48s

From the Vault: The Cauldron, Part 1

On a mundane level, a cauldron is nothing more than a great cooking pot, but it takes on supernatural dimensions in various myths and legends. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history of cauldrons and their links to tales of witchcraft, rebirth and the mandate of heaven. (originally published 05/24/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/05/23·40m 33s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Mask (1961)

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe finish out three weeks of 3-D movies with 1961’s “The Mask.” It’s a black-and-white Canadian thriller full of surrealist visions and artifact-based freakouts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/05/23·1h 19m

A Game of Telephone, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the so-called “telephone game,” in which a whispered message travels through a chain of individuals and is eventually announced again in an altered form. What does this game reveal about communication and what else can we learn from it?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/05/23·38m 52s

The Monstrefact: Nipper Sticks of ‘Labyrinth’

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses goblin weapons known as nipper sticks in Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/05/23·3m 50s

A Game of Telephone, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the so-called “telephone game,” in which a whispered message travels through a chain of individuals and is eventually announced again in an altered form. What does this game reveal about communication and what else can we learn from it? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/05/23·1h 2m

Listener Mail: Into the Void

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/05/23·28m 37s

From the Vault: Creature with the Crystal Skin

It is dark inside the human body, but not every denizen of the animal kingdom is such a closed book. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss various creatures with transparent anatomical features and translucent bodies. (originally published 05/19/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/04/23·47m 49s

Weirdhouse Cinema: House of Wax (1953)

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe continue their trio of 3-D films with the first color 3D feature film from a major American studio: 1953’s “House of Wax.” It’s the movie that remade Vincent Price as a horror icon, and it also features performances by Charles Bronson and Carolyn Jones. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/04/23·1h 24m

Thar She Blows, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the science of whale spout, as well as various misconceptions about just how watery, caustic or explosive these plumes really are. (Part 2 of 2)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/04/23·53m 12s

The Monstrefact: Max Rebo

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the famous Ortolan keyboard player from the Star Wars universe…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/04/23·6m 52s

Thar She Blows, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the science of whale spout, as well as various misconceptions about just how watery, caustic or explosive these plumes really are. (Part 1 of 2)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/04/23·39m 56s

Listener Mail: Through The Nothing

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24/04/23·29m 50s

From the Vault: The Vegetable Lamb, Part 2

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the legendary vegetable lamb of Tartary, said to be a flesh-and-blood animal that grew from the ground. (originally published 04/21/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/04/23·43m 13s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Treasure of the Four Crowns

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe kick off three weeks of 3D pictures with the 1983 adventure film “Treasure of the Four Crowns.” Is it a good movie? No. But does it throw lots of things at your face and explode in a supernatural climax? You better believe it does. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/04/23·1h 23m

Mutational Meltdown

Asexual reproduction has its advantages, but organisms that depend too much on it also face potential extinction. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss mutational meltdown and Muller's ratchet.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/04/23·38m 27s

The Monstrefact Omnibus: D&D Monsters

In this special episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, enjoy an assortment of past Monstrefact episodes about various Dungeons and Dragons monsters…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/04/23·16m 10s

Before You Could Remember, Part 3

Our personal memories only extend back so far in life, and before that, there is a void. Why don’t we remember our early childhood and what does it say about human memory, childhood development and cultural ideas about infants? Robert and Joe explore in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/04/23·51m 15s

Listener Mail: I Remember

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17/04/23·23m 36s

From the Vault: The Vegetable Lamb, Part 1

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the legendary vegetable lamb of Tartary, said to be a flesh-and-blood animal that grew from the ground. (originally published 04/19/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/04/23·52m 55s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Devil's Rain

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1975 melt-o-rama desert cult film "The Devil's Rain." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/04/23·1h 27m

Inner Cosmos, with David Eagleman

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, neuroscientist and author David Eagleman drops by the show to discuss his new podcast series “Inner Cosmos” with Robert and Joe, along with some general discussion on the human brain.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/04/23·51m 25s

The Monstrefact: Chaos Daemons of Slaanesh

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the chaos daemons of Slaanesh from Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe… (Part 4 of 4)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/04/23·6m 52s

From the Vault: Stargazer and the Well

Can you see the light of the stars from the bottom of a well? Did an astrologer once fall into a well because he was staring up at the stars? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss a couple of well-and-cosmos-related tales from antiquity. (originally published 5/05/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/04/23·55m 26s

Listener Mail: Fairy Crabs and Cambrian Sea Bugs

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10/04/23·27m 38s

From the Vault: Plant Memories, Part 2

Do plants remember? Do they communicate? What is the extent of their interaction with their environment? In this classic Stuff to Blow Your Mind series, Robert and Joe dive into the amazing world of plant intelligence research. (originally published 04/14/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/04/23·54m 33s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Neverending Story

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe venture into the 1984 fantasy film “The Neverending Story,” a generation-defining film based on the elegant novel by German author Michael Ende. It’s also a throwback to a time when you could have one guy do most of the creature voices in a film. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/04/23·1h 34m

Before You Could Remember, Part 2

Our personal memories only extend back so far in life, and before that, there is a void. Why don’t we remember our early childhood and what does it say about human memory, childhood development and cultural ideas about infants? Robert and Joe explore in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/04/23·44m 21s

The Monstrefact: Chaos Daemons of Nurgle

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the chaos daemons of Nurgle from Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe… (Part 3 of 4)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/04/23·7m 15s

Before You Could Remember, Part 1

Our personal memories only extend back so far in life, and before that, there is a void. Why don’t we remember our early childhood and what does it say about human memory, childhood development and cultural ideas about infants? Robert and Joe explore in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/04/23·48m 37s

Listener Mail: Breathe in Union

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03/04/23·28m 39s

From the Vault: Plant Memories, Part 1

Do plants remember? Do they communicate? What is the extent of their interaction with their environment? In this classic Stuff to Blow Your Mind series, Robert and Joe dive into the amazing world of plant intelligence research. (originally published 04/12/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/04/23·49m 55s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Attack of the Puppet People

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe tackle another miniaturization movie with 1958’s “Attack of the Puppet People.” Director Bert I. Gordon jumps in to capitalize on the success of 57’s “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” John Agar stars and somehow this all connects to Watergate. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/03/23·1h 18m

The Minimal Group Paradigm

Humans obviously don’t have any difficulties finding division and tribalism, but just how little is required for factions to form? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the minimal group paradigm in social identity theory. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/03/23·41m 27s

The Monstrefact: Chaos Daemons of Tzeentch

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the chaos daemons of Tzeentch from Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe… (Part 2 of 4)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/03/23·7m 2s

From the Vault: The Beast Wore an Apron, Part 2

Are there any animals other than humans that cook their food? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the world of non-human animal meal preparation. Bon appétit! (originally published 03/24/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/03/23·47m 36s

Listener Mail: Before in the Beginning

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27/03/23·24m 54s

From the Vault: The Beast Wore an Apron, Part 1

Are there any animals other than humans that cook their food? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the world of non-human animal meal preparation. Bon appétit! (originally published 03/22/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/03/23·45m 38s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Incredible Shrinking Man

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the classic 1957 miniaturization film “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” which manages to deliver ground-breaking special effects action and philosophical depth in equal measure.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/03/23·1h 21m

The Washing of the Waters, Part 4

The idea of healing via immersion in sacred or special waters dates back to prehistory, and it’s still alive and well in the modern world. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the myth, history and reality and healing waters. (part 4 of 4)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/03/23·39m 4s

The Monstrefact: Chaos Daemons of Khorne

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the chaos daemons of Khorne from Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe… (Part 1 of 4)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/03/23·6m 34s

The Washing of the Waters, Part 3

The idea of healing via immersion in sacred or special waters dates back to prehistory, and it’s still alive and well in the modern world. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the myth, history and reality and healing waters. (part 3 of 4)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/03/23·48m 6s

Listener Mail: Pinball Wizard

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/03/23·32m 36s

From the Vault: The Three-Pupiled Eye, Part 2

From heroes to sages to destructive monsters, various figures in Irish mythology are described as possessing eyes of seven or three pupils (or irises). We also see discussion of such marvelous eyes in Chinese traditions and in the writings of Pliny and Ovid. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigma of the triple eye. (originally published 03/31/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/03/23·44m 52s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Child of Peach

This week on Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe return to the wild world of Taiwanese 80s cinema, this time with “Child of Peach.” It’s a frantic, action-packed fairytale full of demons, glowing peaches and magic children. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/03/23·1h 10m

The Washing of the Waters, Part 2

The idea of healing via immersion in sacred or special waters dates back to prehistory, and it’s still alive and well in the modern world. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the myth, history and reality and healing waters. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/03/23·42m 59s

The Monstrefact: The Clurichaun

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the Irish cellar dweller known as the Clurichaun…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/03/23·4m 31s

The Washing of the Waters, Part 1

The idea of healing via immersion in sacred or special waters dates back to prehistory, and it’s still alive and well in the modern world. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the myth, history and reality and healing waters.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/03/23·48m 8s

Listener Mail: This Page Intentionally Left Blank

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/03/23·18m 34s

From the Vault: The Three-Pupiled Eye, Part 1

From heroes to sages to destructive monsters, various figures in Irish mythology are described as possessing eyes of seven or three pupils (or irises). We also see discussion of such marvelous eyes in Chinese traditions and in the writings of Pliny and Ovid. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigma of the triple eye. (originally published 03/29/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/03/23·42m 38s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Clash of the Titans (1981)

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1981 Ray Harryhausen stop-motion epic “Clash of the Titans,” which also happens to star a bunch of notable human actors as well.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/03/23·1h 23m

The Gray Whale, Part 3

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigmatic gray whale, noted today for its vast oceanic migrations and curiosity, but known as “devilfish” for its ferocity by the American whalers who hunted it in the past. (part 3 of 3)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/03/23·45m 28s

The Artifact: The Piñata

In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses the shrouded history of the piñata… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/03/23·4m 38s

The Gray Whale, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigmatic gray whale, noted today for its vast oceanic migrations and curiosity, but known as “devilfish” for its ferocity by the American whalers who hunted it in the past. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/03/23·46m 23s

Listener Mail: A Still More Glorious Dawn

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/03/23·26m 51s

From the Vault: Finn McCool, Part 2

The Irish mythological hero Finn MacCool is known for many exploits, from the slaying of a great fire monster to the creation of Giant's Causeway. However, he’s also known for his magical thumb, which he could suck on to gain knowledge. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe consider the thumb of knowledge and its relations to other myths and even a little bit of science. (originaly published 03/17/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/03/23·42m 11s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Doctor of Doom

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss René Cardona’s 1963 luchadora film “Doctor of Doom,” full of mad science and a sprinkling of lucha action. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/03/23·1h 40m

The Gray Whale, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the enigmatic gray whale, noted today for its vast oceanic migrations and curiosity, but known as “devilfish” for its ferocity by the American whalers who hunted it in the past. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/03/23·1h 5m

The Monstrefact: Shad-Havar

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Shad-havar, the Persian unicorn with the fluted horn… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/03/23·4m 10s

From the Vault: Finn McCool, Part 1

The Irish mythological hero Finn MacCool is known for many exploits, from the slaying of a great fire monster to the creation of Giant's Causeway. However, he’s also known for his magical thumb, which he could suck on to gain knowledge. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe consider the thumb of knowledge and its relations to other myths and even a little bit of science. (originaly published 03/15/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/02/23·39m 0s

Listener Mail: Fields of Ancient Void

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27/02/23·22m 48s

From the Vault: Thirst, Part 3

What is thirst? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind series, Robert and Joe dive into the biological, cultural and mythological answers to this broad question. (originally published 02/08/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/02/23·41m 38s

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the greatest vampire snooker movie of all time. Yes, it's Alan Clarke's 1985 rock musical "Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire." (originally published 02/25/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/02/23·1h 21m

From the Vault: Thirst, Part 2

What is thirst? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind series, Robert and Joe dive into the biological, cultural and mythological answers to this broad question. (originally published 02/03/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/02/23·46m 53s

The Artifact Redux: Rotten Brooms Bleeding Black Blood

In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses connections between rotting wood and the supernatural… (originally published 01/26/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/02/23·4m 44s

From the Vault: Thirst, Part 1

What is thirst? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind series, Robert and Joe dive into the biological, cultural and mythological answers to this broad question. (originally published 02/01/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/02/23·49m 28s

Listener Mail: Don't Throw the House Out the Window

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/02/23·23m 5s

From the Vault: The Seven Day Week, Part 3

Our modern world is bound to the seven day week, but why is this the case? Is there anything in the cosmos or the inner workings of the human body that dictate this arrangement? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the history and invention of the seven day week. (originally published 03/10/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/02/23·46m 34s

Weirdhouse Cinema: All Monsters Attack

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1969 Godzilla movie “All Monsters Attack,” which also centers around the friendship between Godzilla’s son Minilla and latchkey kid Ichiro. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/02/23·1h 7m

Because It Is My Heart, Part 2

Happy Valentine's Day! Join Robert and Joe in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind as they discuss heart removal rituals, supernatural concepts of the heart and the European tradition of heart burial.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/02/23·46m 44s

Smart Talks With IBM: 355 Days in Space: Finding Meaning with Astronaut Mark Vande Hei

After a historic 355 days in orbit, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei returned to Earth on March 30, 2022, breaking the record for the longest single spaceflight by an American. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell and Mark Vande Hei discuss conducting experiments in space, the impact of extended spaceflight on humans, and the spiciness of space chili peppers. This is a paid advertisement from IBM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/02/23·32m 10s

Because It Is My Heart, Part 1

Happy Valentine's Day! Join Robert and Joe in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind as they discuss heart removal rituals, supernatural concepts of the heart and the European tradition of heart burial.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/02/23·39m 51s

Listener Mail: Animals Strike Curious Poses

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13/02/23·20m 6s

From the Vault: The Seven Day Week, Part 2

Our modern world is bound to the seven day week, but why is this the case? Is there anything in the cosmos or the inner workings of the human body that dictate this arrangement? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the history and invention of the seven day week. (originally published 03/05/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/02/23·49m 31s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1974 zombie movie “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie,” also known as “The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue.” It’s a sci-fi spin on the zombie genre, set in rural England and brought to life in a Spanish/Italian co-production. It’s bloody good!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/02/23·1h 31m

Tea: The Splendid Elixir, Part 3

In this series from Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, mythology, culture and nature of tea. So start a kettle and prepare to listen with your favorite cup… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/02/23·58m 57s

The Monstrefact: The Silkworm Horse

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the silkworm horse from Chinese traditions… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/02/23·4m 6s

Tea: The Splendid Elixir, Part 2

In this series from Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, mythology, culture and nature of tea. So start a kettle and prepare to listen with your favorite cup… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/02/23·52m 23s

Listener Mail: The Rhythm is Below Me

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/02/23·27m 52s

From the Vault: The Seven Day Week, Part 1

Our modern world is bound to the seven day week, but why is this the case? Is there anything in the cosmos or the inner workings of the human body that dictate this arrangement? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the history and invention of the seven day week. (originally published 03/03/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/02/23·46m 18s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Robot Monster

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss 1953’s “Robot Monster,” one of b-cinema’s shining treasures. Can the last survivors of the human species overcome the tyrannical rule of a gorilla in a space helmet? Find out… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/02/23·1h 31m

Tea: The Splendid Elixir, Part 1

In this series from Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, mythology, culture and nature of tea. So start a kettle and prepare to listen with your favorite cup… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/02/23·54m 22s

The Monstrefact: The Genestealer Cults of Warhammer 40K

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert continues to discuss the extragalactic threat of alien Tyranids in the Warhammer 40K universe, this time by looking at the Genestealer Cults that herald their arrival to a doomed planet…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/02/23·6m 24s

The 99% Invisible World, with Roman Mars

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Roman Mars, host of the podcast "99% Invisible" about design, podcasting and life in the created world. Plus, they discuss the 2020 book “The 99% Invisible City” by Mars and his co-author Kurt Kohlstedt. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/01/23·35m 59s

Listener Mail: Keep Watching the Skies

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30/01/23·27m 37s

From the Vault: Sailor on a Sea of Lava

To sail down a river of lava in a boat is surely a thing of pure fantasy, but in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the actual “lava boats” you might glimpse in volcanic footage as well as what would be required to build a vessel capable of traversing a true lake of fire. (originally published 02/24/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/01/23·50m 30s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Beauty and the Beast (1978)

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Czechoslovak director Juraj Herz’s 1978 dark, gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/23·1h 23m

Horror Vacui, Part 4

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/01/23·50m 9s

The Monstrefact: The Tyrannic Wars of Warhammer 40K

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert continues to discuss the extragalactic threat of alien Tyranids in the Warhammer 40K universe…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/01/23·7m 43s

Horror Vacui, Part 3

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/01/23·38m 51s

Listener Mail: Peak Hour

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/01/23·23m 59s

From the Vault: The Paleoburrows

Enter the paleoburrows of South America, where evidence suggests construction not by human hands or tools but by giant claws – and for purposes we’re still trying to understand. (originally published 02/10/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/01/23·47m 24s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Invention for Destruction

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe return once more to the fantastic world of Czech cinema, this time with Karel Zeman’s 1958 special effects showcase “Invention for Destruction,” released in the United States as “The Fabulous World of Jules Verne.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/01/23·1h 30m

Horror Vacui, Part 2

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/01/23·41m 57s

The Monstrefact: The Tyranids of Warhammer 40K

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the extragalactic threat of the alien Tyranids from the Warhammer 40K universe…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/01/23·4m 52s

Horror Vacui, Part 1

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/01/23·38m 31s

Listener Mail: Another Morning

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16/01/23·23m 45s

From the Vault: The Kuleshov Effect, Part 2

What is the character in the film looking at? How does the object of their vision color how we interpret their countenance? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the Kuleshov effect from film theory and what studies in experimental psychology and neuroscience reveal. (01/27/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/01/23·1h 4m

Weirdhouse Cinema: Jason X

In this special Friday the 13th episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe blast into the future of terror with 2001’s “Jason X.” That’s right, with their 100th film selection, they finally venture into a new decade, century and millennium of cinema. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/01/23·1h 20m

Humans Throwing Stuff

Focusing on the human animal, Robert and Joe continue their discussion of throwing ability and ponder how throwing ability may have impacted everything from language to ancient warfare. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/01/23·54m 3s

The Monstrefact: The Four Guards of ‘Labyrinth’

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the four guards from the 1986 film ‘Labyrinth” and their paradoxical relationship to the truth…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/01/23·5m 22s

Animals Throwing Stuff, Part 3

Ever longed to play a game of catch with an octopus or a chimpanzee? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss animal throwing ability. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/01/23·50m 25s

Listener Mail: Dawn is a Feeling

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/01/23·25m 11s

From the Vault: The Kuleshov Effect, Part 1

What is the character in the film looking at? How does the object of their vision color how we interpret their countenance? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the Kuleshov effect from film theory and what studies in experimental psychology and neuroscience reveal.(originally published 01/25/2022) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/01/23·35m 54s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Scanners

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the ultimate mind-blowing cinematic experience: David Cronenberg’s 1981 horror thriller “Scanners.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/01/23·1h 28m

Animals Throwing Stuff, Part 2

Ever longed to play a game of catch with an octopus or a chimpanzee? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss animal throwing ability. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/01/23·48m 14s

The Monstrefact: The Icrotic Slime of Necromunda

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the icrotic slime of Warhammer 40K’s Necromunda underhive…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/01/23·5m 8s

Animals Throwing Stuff, Part 1

Ever longed to play a game of catch with an octopus or a chimpanzee? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss animal throwing ability. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/01/23·50m 27s

Listener Mail: The Day Begins

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/01/23·21m 44s

From the Vault: The Silurian Hypothesis

If an advanced civilization existed on earth several million years ago, would we actually be able to detect that they were here? It may sound like conspiracy theorist bait, but a serious and balanced look at the question reveals a lot about geology, climate and the search for alien life. In this classic episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, Robert and Joe discuss the silurian hypothesis. (originally published 01/18/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/12/22·58m 30s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Assignment Terror

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss “Assignment Terror,” a 1970 Spanish-German-Italian production full of vampires, werewolves, the monster of Farancksalan, an undead mummy and a fiendish alien plot. It’s one of the many Paul Naschy werewolf movies and it also stars Michael Rennie in his final performance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/12/22·1h 25m

From the Vault: Do Ants Make Traps?

The trap is insidious. But of course it is. It was designed and executed… by ants? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, the ant wars continue as Robert and Joe explore some of the possibility that a few formidable Formicidae species actually lay traps. (originally published 1/20/2022)."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/12/22·59m 53s

The Monstrefact Redux: The Manticore

In this classic episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the legendary Manticore… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/12/22·4m 3s

The Origins of Games Workshop, with Sir Ian Livingstone

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Sir Ian Livingstone, co-founder of Games Workshop and co-author of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series with Steve Jackson, about their new book ““Dice Men: The Origin Story of Games Workshop.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/12/22·40m 48s

More Monstrous Correspondences with Dr. Anton Jessup

In this special holiday edition of Listener Mail, Dr. Anton Jessup takes a break from his experiments to read some of the listener and viewer mail that has accumulated in the university basement over the last four years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/12/22·15m 39s

From the Vault: A Major Award

The 1983 holiday film “A Christmas Story” warned us of the dangers associated with BB guns, bar soap and frozen flag poles – but it also introduced us to the Old Man’s prized leg lamp. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe dive into the deep, ancient and occult history of lamps and other objects shaped in the likeness of a human leg or foot. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/12/22·50m 56s

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Morozko (aka Jack Frost)

This week on Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the classic 1960s Russian fairy tale spectacular “Morozko,” better known to many fans as “Jack Frost.” It’s a tale of love, evil stepmothers, mushroom wizards, animal transformations, Baba Yaga and of course the Russian personification of winter, Morozko or Ded Moroz. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/12/22·1h 17m

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Bloodbeat

In this classic episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe consider their first holiday horror film selection: 1983’s “Bloodbeat.” Filmed in Wisconsin, the film explores the complexity of holiday family time, while also wondering what might happen if mom had to battle a Samurai ghost with her psychic powers. Plus, Rob and Joe will discuss holiday horror films in general. (originally published 12/10/2021)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/12/22·1h 11m

Monstrefact Redux: The Kallikantzaros

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses a holiday monster...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/12/22·3m 22s

From the Vault: Daniel Whiteson, Time Traveler

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe welcome back Daniel Whiteson, particle physicist and co-host of Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe. Tune in for a discussion of time travel, wormholes and more that will actually transport you roughly an hour into the future. Plus Daniel will discuss the new book "Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe." (Originally published 12/09/2021)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/12/22·1h

Holiday Break!

We're on holiday break this week! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/12/22·33s

From the Vault: Tumbleweeds, Part 2

In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the world of tumbleweeds. While it’s easy to dismiss these amazing plants as overused symbols of the American west, these detachable diaspores are more than meets the eyes. (originally published 01/13/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/12/22·46m 41s

Weirdhouse Cinema: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

In this holiday edition of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss 1964’s Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Can Santa Claus teach the young of Mars how to be children again? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/12/22·1h 18m

Holiday Inventions 3: Goblet of Eggnog

In this special holiday episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history and invention of the eggnog, how it became such an iconic holiday beverage and some curious historic goblets associated with the consumption of this rich, milky draught. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/12/22·1h 5m

The Monstrefact: The Hooden Horse of Kent

In this special holiday episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the Hoden or Hooden Horse of British winter ritual… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/12/22·3m 55s

Reptiles of Galapagos, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss some of the most famous reptilian residents of the Galapagos archipelago, including the world’s largest extant tortoise species and the world’s only marine iguana. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/12/22·58m 49s

Listener Mail: Santa Laughing Spreads His Wings

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/22·21m 25s

From the Vault: Tumbleweeds, Part 1

In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the world of tumbleweeds. While it’s easy to dismiss these amazing plants as overused symbols of the American west, these detachable diaspores are more than meets the eyes. (originally published 01/11/2022)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/22·1h

Weirdhouse Cinema: Gremlins 2

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss 1990’s “Gremlins 2: The New Batch.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/22·1h 19m

Reptiles of Galapagos, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss some of the most famous reptilian residents of the Galapagos archipelago, including the world’s largest extant tortoise species and the world’s only marine iguana. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/12/22·56m 53s

The Monstrefact: Mumm-Ra the Ever Living

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Mumm-Ra the Ever Living…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/12/22·5m 32s

Of Ice and Men, with Fred Hogge

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with author Fred Hogge about his new book “Of Ice and Men: How We’ve Used Cold to Transform Humanity,” covering everything from cocktail ice to the ancient history of ice houses. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/12/22·46m 25s

Listener Mail: The Locked Groove

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/12/22·26m 44s

From the Vault: Time Traveler Zero, Part 2

Today, time travel fiction is everywhere – and we understand the cosmos enough to even speculate what is and isn’t possible. But how old is the notion of travel through time? What sorts of attitudes and ideas concerning the nature of time were seemingly necessary before humans first imagined firing up a time machine? (originally published 12/16/2021)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/12/22·1h

Weirdhouse Cinema: Tobor the Great

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss the 1954 robot movie “Tobor the Great,” in which a mechanical spaceman becomes a friend to children and an enemy of communism!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/12/22·1h 21m

Play the Record Backwards, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert is joined by Rusty Needle’s Record Club host Seth Nicholas Johnson for a discussion of various means of secreting information into audio, from backmasking and locked grooves to examples from the digital age of music.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/22·1h

Smart Talks with IBM: Clicks, Not Code: Transforming Digital Experiences with Salesforce

The Salesforce platform can empower businesspeople to create digital solutions without writing code. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell takes on this topic with Jacob Goldstein, host of What’s Your Problem?, and guest Phil Weinmeister, Head of Product, Salesforce Americas, at IBM. They discuss human-centric design, the low-code/no-code approach, and how IBM Consulting powers digital transformations with the Salesforce platform. This is a paid advertisement from IBM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/11/22·32m 39s

Play the Record Backwards, Part 1

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert is joined by Rusty Needle’s Record Club host Seth Nicholas Johnson for a discussion of various means of secreting information into audio, from backmasking and locked grooves to examples from the digital age of music.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/11/22·56m 32s

Listener Mail: The Turkeys Made Gravy in the Lion's Skull

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/11/22·38m 6s

From the Vault: Time Traveler Zero, Part 1

Today, time travel fiction is everywhere – and we understand the cosmos enough to even speculate what is and isn’t possible. But how old is the notion of travel through time? What sorts of attitudes and ideas concerning the nature of time were seemingly necessary before humans first imagined firing up a time machine? (originally published 12/14/2021)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/11/22·53m 26s

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: The Super Infra-Man

It’s time to dive back into the Shaw Brothers cinematic treasure chest, this time for the sci-fi action film “The Super Inframan” starring Danny Lee and a whole bunch of monsters and stylish costumes. (originally published 12/03/2021)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/11/22·50m 50s

From the Vault: Crab Content is King

Join Robert and Joe in this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind in which they discuss even more crab science and mythology. (originally published 11/30/2021)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/11/22·46m 2s

The Artifact Redux: Malaysian Spirit Boats

In this classic episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses a most nautical form of exorcism...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/11/22·3m 36s

From the Vault: Crabs Eat Everything Around Me, Part 2

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe talk about crabs eating things. Do YOU have what it takes to become a delicious entree for crab gourmands? Find out! (originally published 11/18/2021)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/11/22·50m 54s

Thanksgiving Break!

We're out for Thanksgiving break, so please enjoy some leftovers...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/11/22·40s

From the Vault: Crabs Eat Everything Around Me, Part 1

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe talk about crabs eating things. Do YOU have what it takes to become a delicious entree for crab gourmands? Find out! (originally published 11/16/2021)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/11/22·59m 28s

Weirdhouse Cinema: The Flight of Dragons

Only science and logic can save us from dark magic and dragons! In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and guest co-host Seth discuss the 1982 Rankin and Bass animated film "The Flight of Dragons," featuring the voice talents of John Ritter and James Earl Jones.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/11/22·1h 15m
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