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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February 8, 2023 4 min

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the silkworm horse from Chinese traditions… 

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In this series from Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, mythology, culture and nature of tea. So start a kettle and prepare to listen with your favorite cup… 

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February 6, 2023 27 min

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Our modern world is bound to the seven day week, but why is this the case? Is there anything in the cosmos or the inner workings of the human body that dictate this arrangement? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the history and invention of the seven day week. (originally published 03/03/2022)

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February 3, 2023 91 min

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss 1953’s “Robot Monster,” one of b-cinema’s shining treasures. Can the last survivors of the human species overcome the tyrannical rule of a gorilla in a space helmet? Find out… 

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February 2, 2023 54 min

In this series from Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the history, mythology, culture and nature of tea. So start a kettle and prepare to listen with your favorite cup… 

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In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert continues to discuss the extragalactic threat of alien Tyranids in the Warhammer 40K universe, this time by looking at the Genestealer Cults that herald their arrival to a doomed planet…

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January 31, 2023 35 min

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Roman Mars, host of the podcast "99% Invisible" about design, podcasting and life in the created world. Plus, they discuss the 2020 book “The 99% Invisible City” by Mars and his co-author Kurt Kohlstedt. 

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January 30, 2023 27 min

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January 28, 2023 50 min

To sail down a river of lava in a boat is surely a thing of pure fantasy, but in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the actual “lava boats” you might glimpse in volcanic footage as well as what would be required to build a vessel capable of traversing a true lake of fire. (originally published 02/24/2022)

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In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Czechoslovak director Juraj Herz’s 1978 dark, gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” 

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January 26, 2023 50 min

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. 

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In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert continues to discuss the extragalactic threat of alien Tyranids in the Warhammer 40K universe…

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January 24, 2023 38 min

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. 

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January 23, 2023 23 min

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January 21, 2023 47 min

Enter the paleoburrows of South America, where evidence suggests construction not by human hands or tools but by giant claws – and for purposes we’re still trying to understand. (originally published 02/10/2022)

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In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe return once more to the fantastic world of Czech cinema, this time with Karel Zeman’s 1958 special effects showcase “Invention for Destruction,” released in the United States as “The Fabulous World of Jules Verne.”

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January 19, 2023 41 min

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts.

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In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the extragalactic threat of the alien Tyranids from the Warhammer 40K universe…

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January 17, 2023 38 min

Nature abhors a vacuum… and so do we? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the subject of horror vacui as it relates to philosophy, physics and the arts. 

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