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.

You love it. You put it on everything. But where does ketchup come from? In this episode of Invention, Robert and Joe explore the mysterious origins of everyone’s favorite sweet red sauce -- and consider the jaw-dropping fact that ketchup isn’t always red and isn’t always made from tomatoes. Learn …
The Mai Tai isn’t only the most famous Tiki cocktail, it’s one of the most well known cocktails on the planet. But where does it come from? Who invented it? In this episode of Invention, Robert and Joe turn to noted Tiki historian and mixologist Jeff “Beachbum” Berry for answers. …
Pointing, Part 2 May 7, 2020
Why is pointing such a central part of human communication? How does it relate to culture, technology and our relationship to non-human animals? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe look for answers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pointing, Part 1 May 5, 2020
Why is pointing such a central part of human communication? How does it relate to culture, technology and our relationship to non-human animals? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe look for answers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Why do sacred mountains exist in so many cultures and myths? To what extent could high altitude conditions contribute to the way our mind processes these breathtaking environments? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the wonder and science of sacred mountains. (originally published 4/23/2019) …
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of bubble wrap... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of the toilet... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of the toilet... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of braille... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of walls... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of the wheel... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of the wheel... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of roads... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of the saxophone... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert and Joe explore the origins and impact of toothpaste... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We all know snake-haired Medusa, the gorgon of Greek myth whose very gaze turns mortals and titans alike to stone. But where does this iconic monster come from and why has she lingered so very long in our art, minds and culture? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, …
We all know snake-haired Medusa, the gorgon of Greek myth whose very gaze turns mortals and titans alike to stone. But where does this iconic monster come from and why has she lingered so very long in our art, minds and culture? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, …
Why is it so hilarious when robots and artificial intelligence fail? What does it reveal about comedy itself and our technological anxiety? Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore in this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter. (originally published 3/28/2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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
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