Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

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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March 4, 2024 26 mins

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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 classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider the myth, history and reality and healing waters. (originally published 03/14/2023)

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March 1, 2024 99 mins

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Seth Nicholas Johnson of Rusty Needle's Record Club joins Joe to discuss 1968's "Head" starring the Monkees and co-written by Jack Nicholson. 

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In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Joe is joined by Anney Reese and Lauren Vogelbaum, hosts of the food podcast Savor, to discuss the mysterious ocean-borne substance known as ambergris, and its use in the cuisine of past and present.

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February 28, 2024 3 mins

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses Puff Adder from the world of Marvel Comics… 

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In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Joe chats with planetary scientist Sabine Stanley about her 2023 book, “What’s Hidden Inside Planets?”

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February 26, 2024 25 mins

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February 24, 2024 45 mins

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)

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February 23, 2024 89 mins

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)

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February 22, 2024 46 mins

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)

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February 21, 2024 4 mins

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)

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February 20, 2024 66 mins

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)

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February 19, 2024 26 mins

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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) 

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February 15, 2024 100 mins

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. 

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February 15, 2024 55 mins

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.

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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. 

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February 13, 2024 49 mins

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. 

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February 12, 2024 21 mins

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February 10, 2024 40 mins

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) 

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