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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 Artifact: The Horse Skull Under the Floor

    The Artifact: The Horse Skull Under the Floor

    In this episode of STBYM’s The Artifact, Robert discusses the practice of placing horse skulls underneath your floorboards…
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    • 6 min
    From the Vault: The Monoliths of Lalibela

    From the Vault: The Monoliths of Lalibela

    Lalibela, Ethiopia is home to one of the true wonders of the world: a series of 11 rock-hewn monolithic churches -- all interconnected by tunnels and passages that connect to catacombs and hermit caves. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the details of these 12th century marvels. (Originally published 1/23/2020)
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Listener Mail: Centaur on Fire

    Listener Mail: Centaur on Fire

    Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...
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    • 36 min
    1 | Dr. Andrew Weil on Drugs, Consciousness & Healing

    1 | Dr. Andrew Weil on Drugs, Consciousness & Healing

    Introducing Psychoactive - a brand-new podcast exploring our strange obsession with drugs - hosted by Ethan Nadelmann founder of the Drug Policy Alliance. Check out episode 1 and get ready to binge!
    About episode 1: The pioneering physician explains why there are no good or bad drugs, just good or bad relationships with drugs. There’s no one who has shaped my own thinking about drugs so much as Andrew Weil. Andy is famous as the force behind integrative medicine – the synthesis of traditional and alternative medicine – but he first became known to me and many others for his writing on drugs and consciousness, with books like The Natural Mind, From Chocolate to Morphine and The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon.
    Our conversation covers an incredible diversity of drugs and topics: the wonders of the cannabis plant, the implications of psychedelics going mainstream, the potential of placebo medicine in better understanding chronic pain, the value of kava in treating anxiety, the psychoactive pleasures of eating a ripe mango, even the ways in which cannabis and dogs have evolved similarly in their relationships to human beings. There are, Andy explains, infinite ways of altering consciousness. Psychoactive drugs can show us possibilities, but how we foster those possibilities is up to us.
    Listen to this episode and let me know what you think. Our number is 1-833-779-2460. Our email is psychoactive@protozoa.com. Or tweet at me, @ethannadelmann.
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    • 52 min
    From the Vault: The Spotlight Effect

    From the Vault: The Spotlight Effect

    Ever feel like everyone in the Zoom call is looking at you? Ever astonished to find your contribution to a project goes unrecognized, or that your latest faux pas didn’t destroy you? Perhaps you’re not the central character in this narrative after all. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the spotlight effect and what it teaches us about our own perception of reality and those around us. (originally published 8/4/2020)
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Weirdhouse Cinema: Spontaneous Combustion

    Weirdhouse Cinema: Spontaneous Combustion

    In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe celebrate legendary weird actor Brad Dourif by watching his talent burn through in Tobe Hooper’s flawed tale of love, rage and pyrokinesis.
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    • 1 hr 35 min

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