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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future.

Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future.

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Atlanta, GA

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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future.

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@blowthemind

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English

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Episodes

The Invention of the Book, Part 1

5/26/2020
Books are one of humanity’s greatest inventions, but where do they come from? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the history of book technology, from ancient clay tablets and papyrus scrolls to the codex and beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:49:03

From the Vault: The Doppelganger Network

5/23/2020
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss Doppelgangers, fairy imposters, the brain basis for the feeling of familiarity, and a unique way of understanding the impact of social media and modern communications technology. (originally published 5/28/2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:04:23

Psychedelics Playlist: The Manifested Mind, Part 5

5/22/2020
What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:56:42

Psychedelics Playlist: The Manifested Mind, Part 4

5/22/2020
What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:51

Psychedelics Playlist: The Manifested Mind, Part 3

5/22/2020
What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:17:41

Psychedelics Playlist: The Manifested Mind, Part 2

5/22/2020
What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:08:21

Psychedelics Playlist: The Manifested Mind, Part 1

5/22/2020
What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:25:29

Listener Mail: Hobbits, Gorgons and More

5/21/2020
It's time for another listener mail episode, this time with your thoughts on hobbits, gorgons, pointing and much more... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:03:54

Smart Talks with IBM: Rethinking Supply Chains

5/19/2020
The supply chain is vital to life in the modern world, and the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted this flow of goods and materials to a considerable degree. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe chat with IBM Global Managing Director for Consumer Industries Luq Niazi and Partner at the Consumer Center of Competence (CoC) at IBM Karl Haller. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:40

From the Vault: Send an Owl/Raven/Pigeon!

5/16/2020
Harry Potter sends messages by owl. The characters of ‘Game of Thrones’ employ ravens. Meanwhile, real-life messenger pigeons have carried messages for thousands of years. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider just why the homing pigeon is perfect for this job -- and why owls and ravens are not. (originally published 5/9/2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:09:26

Invention Playlist 4: Invented Words, Part 2

5/15/2020
Where do new words come from? Robert and Joe explore... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:57:07

Invention Playlist 4: Invented Words, Part 1

5/15/2020
Where do new words come from? Robert and Joe explore... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:35

Invention Playlist 4: Barbed Wire

5/15/2020
You may very well encounter barbed wire everyday -- and, in all likelihood, you see THROUGH this flesh-ripping barrier. Where did this invention come from? How did it change the world? Robert and Joe discuss “the devil’s rope” in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:54:31

Invention Playlist 4: The Turnspit Dog

5/15/2020
Robert and Joe continue the month’s journey through human CULINARY techno-history -- this time with the story of the turnspit dog. This now-extinct breed of dog turned the meat in many a European kitchen, before it was replaced by machines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:07:52

Invention Playlist 4: Penicillin

5/15/2020
A fungal accident in the early 20th century opened the door for the medical wonders of the antibiotic age. In this episode, Robert and Joe explore what came before and how Alexander Fleming’s discovery changed the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:53:05

Invention Playlist 4: The Museum

5/15/2020
Where do museums come from? Explore their history in this episode... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:10:45

Invention Playlist 4: Sun Glasses

5/15/2020
Shades didn't invent themselves. Robert and Joe explore their origins... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:31

Invention Playlist 4: Chopsticks

5/15/2020
Chopsticks may seem like a basic invention, but this invention has a fascinating history... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:58:01

Invention Playlist 4: The Vending Machine

5/15/2020
It took my quarters and gave me candy, but who invented this machine? Find out... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:43:30

Invention Playlist 4: Guillotine

5/15/2020
It cuts heads off, but who invented it? Robert and Joe explore. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:42