20 episodes

Sure, you already know all about computer science, physics, mathematics, yadda yadda yadda. But can you explain it to your boss in terms that won't explode his managerial head? More importantly, can you use your big, bulging brains to land dates? No, seriously? Okay, then. Intellectual Icebergs is for you. Join us, semi-weekly-to-monthly, as we explore topics ranging from cryptography and subatomic physics to geek dating tips and partyology. Intellectual Icebergs: helping to reveal the geek god inside of you!

Intellectual Icebergs Ankh Infinity Productions

    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings

Sure, you already know all about computer science, physics, mathematics, yadda yadda yadda. But can you explain it to your boss in terms that won't explode his managerial head? More importantly, can you use your big, bulging brains to land dates? No, seriously? Okay, then. Intellectual Icebergs is for you. Join us, semi-weekly-to-monthly, as we explore topics ranging from cryptography and subatomic physics to geek dating tips and partyology. Intellectual Icebergs: helping to reveal the geek god inside of you!

    Int Ice, Episode 15.2: Global Environmental Impact

    Int Ice, Episode 15.2: Global Environmental Impact

    Our guest Christian Shorey describes the impact that humans are having on their planet.

    • 41 min
    Int Ice, Episode 15.1: Memetics

    Int Ice, Episode 15.1: Memetics

    Robert describes what memetics is, and how the concept can be useful.

    • 19 min
    Int Ice, Special Release 1: The Iraq Dilemma

    Int Ice, Special Release 1: The Iraq Dilemma

    Dr. David Sinclair describes an original and very creative solution to our problems in Iraq.

    • 32 min
    Int Ice, Episode 14: Job Interview Techniques and Entrepreneurship

    Int Ice, Episode 14: Job Interview Techniques and Entrepreneurship

    After a long hiatus we return. In the first interview, Rob speaks with Tiffany about how to succeed at a job interview (40:02). In our second segment, Rob interviews entrepreneur Marcus Robinson about entrepreneurship involving a highly innovative product (26:16). As usual, we bring you another thought-provoking interlude (3:43), plus podsafe music from Tantra, Synthetic Movements, and iNTROSPEKT.

    • 19 min
    Int Ice, Episode 13: Online Consensus Building and Building Online Communities

    Int Ice, Episode 13: Online Consensus Building and Building Online Communities

    In this episode, Jim speaks with Rob about one of Rob's pet projects, online consensus building (24:50), and then in our second segment, Rob talks with Tiffany about how to build and grow online communities (28:56). Plus we bring you another thought-provoking interlude (4:35), plus podsafe music from The Dare Ya Blues Band, Jummatrix, and Robert Phoenix.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Int Ice, Episode 12: Relationship Maintenance and Stellar Life Cycles

    Int Ice, Episode 12: Relationship Maintenance and Stellar Life Cycles

    In this episode, Tiffany and Rob share a vast number of tips to help geeks maintain and strengthen their romantic relationships (37:30). In our second segment, Jim speaks with Rob about the fascinating life cycle of a star (13:17). As always, you can hear another intriguing interlude (4:07), plus podsafe music from The Soundmen, The Deadly Kind, and Magnatune.com artist Chris Harvey.(revision, fixing a stereo balance problem)

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Earth Monkey ,

Critical Thinking Properly Applied

I'm about half way through the series and have greatly enjoyed it. The mix of critical thinking applied to matters of both investigation of the natural world and fulfilling your natural role as a social animal is very refreshing. The guests have all brought interesting perspectives to the table to supplement the refreshingly intelligent hosts. I find myself thinking about topics I hear on this podcast in the days and weeks following, and that's a good litmus test for me on the quality of the information. Keep up the great work.

technophilus ,

Hit or miss

This podcast is kind of hit or miss. Most of the topics covered are covered at an extremely superficial level. If you know anything at all about the topic, you are won't get anything out of the discussion. If you don't know much about the topic, you really won't come away knowing a whole lot. Sometimes the speakers appear to be experts on a topic, but sometimes they don't. Some of them, like the geek dating advice segment, are saw awful in presenting bad information that it might be better to avoid them. As a final criticism, the podcast is difficult to listen to with musical backgrounds. It's very mentally distracting. I have found myself listening for 10 or 15 minutes and realizing that because of the music I haven't really heard anything said.

Even with these flaws, I give it 3 stars for the interesting topic selection.

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