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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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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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English

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Episodes

Déjà vu, Anxiety and Dreams, Part 1

3/31/2020
What is déjà vu and how does it relate to dreams and anxiety? Robert and Joe discuss what is known about this curious anomaly of memory on Stuff to Blow Your Mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:02:27

From the Vault: The Lost Daughters of Aten, Part 2

3/28/2020
Pluto may not be a planet, but it definitely exists. Not every case is so clear. The history of near-Earth astronomy contains many cases of bodies that may or may not have ever existed in the solar system we call home. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick take a journey through space to survey once-hypothetical bodies that took work to prove, once-imagined bodies that are now confirmed phantoms, and the unsolved mysteries where questions remain....

Duration:00:58:40

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 10: Dr. Jeff Hoffman

3/27/2020
Let's talk about life beyond Earth's magnetosphere. Here's our 2018 chat with astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:00:03

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 9: Carl Zimmer

3/27/2020
Let's talk about heredity. Here's our 2018 chat with acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer about his book “She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:10:19

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 8: Marah Hardt

3/27/2020
Let's talk about the love life of coral with "Sex in the Sea" author Dr. Marah J. Hardt. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:15:57

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 7: R. Scott Bakker

3/27/2020
Let's talk about alien philosophy. Here's our 2017 chat with Canadian author R. Scott Bakker, discussing his dark fantasy novels as well as his paper 'On Alien Philosophy,' published in the The Journal of Consciousness Studies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:17:07

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 6: Mary Roach

3/27/2020
Let's talk about penis transplants. Here's our 2016 chat with author Mary Roach, who devotes two chapters of her book "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War" to urotrauma and genital transplant surgery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:11:13

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 5: Mark Mandica

3/27/2020
Let's talk about salamanders. Here's our 2018 chat with Mark Mandica, executive director of The Amphibian Foundation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:05:35

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 4: Gene Kritsky

3/27/2020
Let's talk about ancient Egyptian bee keeping. Here's our 2016 chat with "The Tears of Re" author entomologist Gene Kritsky. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:19:12

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 3: Thomas S. Mullaney

3/27/2020
Let's talk about the Chinese typewriter. Here's our 2018 chat with Thomas S. Mullaney about his book “The Chinese Typewriter: A History.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:09:22

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 2: Brian Greene, Max Tegmark and Barbara J. King

3/27/2020
Let's talk about string theory, super AI and animal emotions. Here are our 2018 World Science Festival interviews with physicist Brian Greene, physicist Max Tegmark and anthropologist Barbara J. King. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:13:51

Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 1: Diva Amon

3/27/2020
Let's talk about deep sea ecology and conservation. Here's our 2019 chat with deep sea marine biologist Diva Amon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:05:38

Twilight of the Moa

3/26/2020
The Moa of New Zealand were among the weirdest birds to ever live, and their history is full of evolutionary wonder, interspecies conflict, tragedy and scientific hope. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe discuss the rise and fall of the great Moa. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:58:14

Rise of the Moa

3/24/2020
The Moa of New Zealand were among the weirdest birds to ever live, and their history is full of evolutionary wonder, interspecies conflict, tragedy and scientific hope. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe discuss the rise and fall of the great Moa. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:03:56

From the Vault: The Lost Daughters of Aten, Part 1

3/21/2020
Pluto may not be a planet, but it definitely exists. Not every case is so clear. The history of near-Earth astronomy contains many cases of bodies that may or may not have ever existed in the solar system we call home. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick take a journey through space to survey once-hypothetical bodies that took work to prove, once-imagined bodies that are now confirmed phantoms, and the unsolved mysteries where questions remain....

Duration:01:00:00

STBYM Halftober Monsterfest Playlist, Episode 10: Giant Spider Meal

3/20/2020
At least giant spiders are not trying to eat us. Right? Right? Let's close out Halftober Monsterfest with 2016's episode about what it would be like to be eaten by a giant spider. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:08:24

STBYM Halftober Monsterfest Playlist, Episode 9: Mindflayers

3/20/2020
Demogorgon wasn't enough for you? Fine. Here's our 2016 episode on Dungeons and Dragons' fantastic mindflayer monster and how it matches up with the natural world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:12:33

STBYM Halftober Monsterfest Playlist, Episode 8: Demon in the Halls of Sleep

3/20/2020
Halftober Monsterfest is about to get even weirder. Explore the basics of incubus and succubus myths, a few international variants and the possible biological, psychological and neurological explanations for these paranormal encounters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:16:31

STBYM Halftober Monsterfest Playlist, Episode 7: Carnivorous Plants

3/20/2020
Halftober Monsterfest continues with Stuff to Blow Your Mind's 2016 episode about carnivorous plants in nature and myth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:09:01

STBYM Halftober Monsterfest Playlist, Episode 6: A Game of Werewolf

3/20/2020
Are you a werewolf? You have to tell me if you're a werewolf. It's the law. Up next on the Halftober Monsterfest Playlist is the 2017 episode "A Game of Werewolf" about the deep psychology of a beloved social game. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:15:22