43 episodes

Join hosts Bryan and Alex each week as they attempt to find the barycenter between all of us.

Wandering Barycenter Alex and Bryan

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Join hosts Bryan and Alex each week as they attempt to find the barycenter between all of us.

    Wandering Barycenter EP39 - Animal Cognition & Göbekli Tepe

    Wandering Barycenter EP39 - Animal Cognition & Göbekli Tepe

    Do our dogs really understand us when we talk to them? Or do they just hear us and think “that is a terrible sounding bark”? Alex gets us indistinguishably closer to the answer by discussing methods used by researchers to study the cognitive abilities of animals. Bryan tries to convince everyone that Göbekli Tepe represents a lost human civilization that if true, would upend the currently accepted timeline of our ancestors.

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Wandering Barycenter Lyric Edition EP4

    Wandering Barycenter Lyric Edition EP4

    Lyric edition episode 4! Alex and Bryan have a go at deciphering Weigh and Mound by the band Phish.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Wandering Barycenter EP38 - Will to Survive & Jagged Lines of Distinction

    Wandering Barycenter EP38 - Will to Survive & Jagged Lines of Distinction

    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were required to call upon your instinctual will to survive? Us either but join us for some stories of people who have! For the second half we look at the jagged lines of distinction between natural and man-made, as well as new vs. original.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Wandering Barycenter EP37 - Nutrition Facts & Fun Conspiracies

    Wandering Barycenter EP37 - Nutrition Facts & Fun Conspiracies

    Alex explains how the nutrition facts panel attempts to guide and inform consumers about the nutritional composition of packaged foods. However, there are also suspicious aspects of this critical re$ource. Bryan tells of conspiracy theories that are fun, weird, or sometimes both!

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Wandering Barycenter EP36 - Electromagnetic Fields & Cartoons

    Wandering Barycenter EP36 - Electromagnetic Fields & Cartoons

    It’s Wandering Barycenter’s 1 Year Anniversary! Join hosts Alex and Bryan as they reflect on the past year and look forward to year number 2. Bryan finally talks about Electromagnetic fields, a topic that was sitting in the wings for quite some time. Alex takes us on another nostalgic journey by exploring a few 90s era cartoons and how they came to be.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Wandering Barycenter EP35 - Hypnosis & Dangerous Fads

    Wandering Barycenter EP35 - Hypnosis & Dangerous Fads

    Bryan and Alex get a little silly this week as they briefly discuss the practice of hypnosis as well as a number of dangerous social fads and ideas people have engage in throughout modern history. Find out how hypnosis is used for both entertainment and therapy and why letting your kids play with radioactive material is no longer recommended.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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