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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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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.

    The Monstrefact: The Horta of Star Trek

    The Monstrefact: The Horta of Star Trek

    In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the alien Horta of the Star Trek universe, a silicon-based organism. 
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    • 6 min
    The Parrotfish, Part 1

    The Parrotfish, Part 1

    In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the weird and wonderful parrotfish: changers of sex, poopers of sand and – if the myths and legends are true – great friends and a parent of fishes. 
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    • 57 min
    Listener Mail: When Twilight Falls On NGC 891

    Listener Mail: When Twilight Falls On NGC 891

    Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...
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    • 26 min
    From the Vault: A Game of Telephone, Part 2

    From the Vault: A Game of Telephone, Part 2

    In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the so-called “telephone game,” in which a whispered message travels through a chain of individuals and is eventually announced again in an altered form. What does this game reveal about communication and what else can we learn from it? (part 2 of 2, originally published 05/04/2023)
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    • 39 min
    Weirdhouse Cinema: House (1977)

    Weirdhouse Cinema: House (1977)

    In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss one of the towering monoliths of Japanese weird cinema: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s “House” AKA “Hausu.”
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Meteoric Metal and Alien Iron, Part 3

    Meteoric Metal and Alien Iron, Part 3

    Before the dawn of the iron age, ancient humans had but one source of workable iron for their artifacts and weapons: meteorites. In this very-metal episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss various examples of meteoric metal artifacts, including several precious sky-weapons of antiquity. 
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    • 49 min

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