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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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    • 4.3, 4.3K Ratings

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.

    Subterrenes: Like Submarines but Underground

    Subterrenes: Like Submarines but Underground

    The notion of a subterrene, or underground drilling vehicle, is well established within the realm of science fiction, but what are the real-world possibilities for vehicles that drill or melt their way through the subterranean world. Robert and Joe explore in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind…
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Smart Talks with IBM: The Impact of AI in a Pandemic

    Smart Talks with IBM: The Impact of AI in a Pandemic

    How is AI helping organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the topic with Ritika Gunnar, Vice President of IBM’s Data and AI Expert Labs and Learning, and Jay Bellissimo, IBM’s General Manager for the U.S. Public and Federal Market.
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    • 53 min
    From the Vault: The Great Wave

    From the Vault: The Great Wave

    For centuries, sailors have told stories of mountainous killer waves that rise out of the ocean without warning. Join Robert and Joe for a discussion of the history and science of rogue waves. (originally published 5/30/2019)
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    • 59 min
    The Invention of the Book, Part 2

    The Invention of the Book, Part 2

    Books are one of humanity’s greatest inventions, but where do they come from? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the history of book technology, from ancient clay tablets and papyrus scrolls to the codex and beyond.
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    • 1 hr
    The Invention of the Book, Part 1

    The Invention of the Book, Part 1

    Books are one of humanity’s greatest inventions, but where do they come from? In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the history of book technology, from ancient clay tablets and papyrus scrolls to the codex and beyond.
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    • 53 min
    From the Vault: The Doppelganger Network

    From the Vault: The Doppelganger Network

    In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss Doppelgangers, fairy imposters, the brain basis for the feeling of familiarity, and a unique way of understanding the impact of social media and modern communications technology. (originally published 5/28/2019)
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    • 1 hr 5 min

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4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

Tkd_Gal ,

Very good podcast

The topics are interesting and binge worthy. The episodes are very well researched and the hosts are thoughtful and respectful with regard to sensitive topics. This podcast is keeping me sane and entertained during the pandemic. Thanks guys!

M Liu-S ,

Clear-minded, great rhythm

A great team of two hosts who talk about interesting and often surprising topics in a relaxed conversational style and in perfect sync.

albaby70 ,

Fun and interesting

I’ve listened to this show for a long time. Always makes you think even if it’s a topic that you think you’re not interested in.

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