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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.

Latest Episodes

Pykrete: Ice Like Stone

Whether plotting to build a great northern wall or an aircraft carrier made of ice instead of steel, the substance you’re looking for is Pykrete. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss what makes this super-strong ice so durable and why there was an actual plan to build ships out of the stuff during the Second World War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

69 MIN12 h ago
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Pykrete: Ice Like Stone

The Spotlight Effect

Ever feel like everyone in the Zoom call is looking at you? Ever astonished to find your contribution to a project goes unrecognized, or that your latest faux pas didn’t destroy you? Perhaps you’re not the central character in this narrative after all. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the spotlight effect and what it teaches us about our own perception of reality and those around us. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

75 MIN2 d ago
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The Spotlight Effect

From the Vault: Prehistoric Transylvania

This episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind takes listeners to Transylvania, where a rogue baron made important early strides in the field of paleobiology and where, during the Late Cretaceous period, giant pterosaur dubbed “Dracula” feasted on pony-sized dwarf sauropods. (Originally published 8/13/2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

47 MIN5 d ago
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From the Vault: Prehistoric Transylvania

Volcanoes of Life

From our earliest experiences with paleoart to tales of Pompeii and visions of modern catastrophes, it’s easy to associate volcanoes with death and destruction. But what if it’s less a case of Mount Doom and more a case of Mount Life, at least from a broader environmental point of view? Robert and Joe explore the question in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

62 MIN1 w ago
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Volcanoes of Life

The Horned Helm, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe continue their exploration of helmets -- both the horned and the non-horned variety. Learn about the beautiful complexity of Japanese samurai helmets, perhaps the weirdest helm ever donned by a king and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

57 MIN1 w ago
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The Horned Helm, Part 2

From the Vault: The Secret Intellect of Animals, Part 2

In the second of two classic episodes, Joe and Christian continue their discussion of animal cognition, including animal morality, tool use, mental time travel, culture, and other strange clues to the intellectual complexity of our cousins in the animal kingdom. Afterwards, they speak to Dutch-American primatologist Frans de Waal about his book and his thoughts on the future of animal intelligence research. (Originally published 2/23/2017) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

83 MIN1 w ago
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From the Vault: The Secret Intellect of Animals, Part 2

The Horned Helm, Part 1

Fantasy fiction is lousy with horned helmets -- and more than a few non-Vikings wore them historically. So what’s the deal with horned helms? Why are they impractical from an offensive standpoint? For that matter, just where do helmets come from and are there any animals that wear them? Robert and Joe explore in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

65 MIN2 w ago
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The Horned Helm, Part 1

Listener Mail: Fireworks, Hellfire and More

Once again, Robert and Joe call forth the mailbot to read and discuss listener mail in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

54 MIN2 w ago
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Listener Mail: Fireworks, Hellfire and More

From the Vault: The Secret Intellect of Animals, Part 1

In the first of two classic episodes, Joe and Christian discuss the work of Dutch-American primatologist Frans de Waal, and ask the question of not just whether animals are smarter than we understand, but why the evidence of animal cognition is often so difficult for we humans to grasp. (Originally published 2/21/2017) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

71 MIN2 w ago
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From the Vault: The Secret Intellect of Animals, Part 1

Cancer and Evolution with Kat Arney

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Joe chats with Kat Arney about her upcoming book "Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution, and the New Science of Life's Oldest Betrayal." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

68 MIN3 w ago
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Cancer and Evolution with Kat Arney

Latest Episodes

Pykrete: Ice Like Stone

Whether plotting to build a great northern wall or an aircraft carrier made of ice instead of steel, the substance you’re looking for is Pykrete. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss what makes this super-strong ice so durable and why there was an actual plan to build ships out of the stuff during the Second World War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

69 MIN12 h ago
Comments
Pykrete: Ice Like Stone

The Spotlight Effect

Ever feel like everyone in the Zoom call is looking at you? Ever astonished to find your contribution to a project goes unrecognized, or that your latest faux pas didn’t destroy you? Perhaps you’re not the central character in this narrative after all. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the spotlight effect and what it teaches us about our own perception of reality and those around us. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

75 MIN2 d ago
Comments
The Spotlight Effect

From the Vault: Prehistoric Transylvania

This episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind takes listeners to Transylvania, where a rogue baron made important early strides in the field of paleobiology and where, during the Late Cretaceous period, giant pterosaur dubbed “Dracula” feasted on pony-sized dwarf sauropods. (Originally published 8/13/2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

47 MIN5 d ago
Comments
From the Vault: Prehistoric Transylvania

Volcanoes of Life

From our earliest experiences with paleoart to tales of Pompeii and visions of modern catastrophes, it’s easy to associate volcanoes with death and destruction. But what if it’s less a case of Mount Doom and more a case of Mount Life, at least from a broader environmental point of view? Robert and Joe explore the question in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

62 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Volcanoes of Life

The Horned Helm, Part 2

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe continue their exploration of helmets -- both the horned and the non-horned variety. Learn about the beautiful complexity of Japanese samurai helmets, perhaps the weirdest helm ever donned by a king and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

57 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Horned Helm, Part 2

From the Vault: The Secret Intellect of Animals, Part 2

In the second of two classic episodes, Joe and Christian continue their discussion of animal cognition, including animal morality, tool use, mental time travel, culture, and other strange clues to the intellectual complexity of our cousins in the animal kingdom. Afterwards, they speak to Dutch-American primatologist Frans de Waal about his book and his thoughts on the future of animal intelligence research. (Originally published 2/23/2017) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

83 MIN1 w ago
Comments
From the Vault: The Secret Intellect of Animals, Part 2

The Horned Helm, Part 1

Fantasy fiction is lousy with horned helmets -- and more than a few non-Vikings wore them historically. So what’s the deal with horned helms? Why are they impractical from an offensive standpoint? For that matter, just where do helmets come from and are there any animals that wear them? Robert and Joe explore in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

65 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Horned Helm, Part 1

Listener Mail: Fireworks, Hellfire and More

Once again, Robert and Joe call forth the mailbot to read and discuss listener mail in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

54 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Listener Mail: Fireworks, Hellfire and More

From the Vault: The Secret Intellect of Animals, Part 1

In the first of two classic episodes, Joe and Christian discuss the work of Dutch-American primatologist Frans de Waal, and ask the question of not just whether animals are smarter than we understand, but why the evidence of animal cognition is often so difficult for we humans to grasp. (Originally published 2/21/2017) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

71 MIN2 w ago
Comments
From the Vault: The Secret Intellect of Animals, Part 1

Cancer and Evolution with Kat Arney

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Joe chats with Kat Arney about her upcoming book "Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution, and the New Science of Life's Oldest Betrayal." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

68 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Cancer and Evolution with Kat Arney
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