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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.

    From the Vault: The Electric Ark

    From the Vault: The Electric Ark

    What if the Ark of the Covenant was actually a bronze-age machine capable of storing an electrostatic charge? It almost certainly wasn't, but the idea is a great excuse to explore the understanding of electricity in the ancient world. Join Robert and Joe for another Ark-themed episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.
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    • 55 min
    The Monoliths of Lalibela

    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 episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the details of these 12th century marvels.
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    • 57 min
    Here Come the Warm Feels

    Here Come the Warm Feels

    There’s often a gap between feeling and understanding, but language and classification provide us with tremendous tools for self-reflection. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the concept of kama muta, a broad categorization of emotional states that include loved belonging, patriotism, cuteness, spiritual communion and the feels.
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    • 55 min
    From the Vault: The Ark of the Covenant

    From the Vault: The Ark of the Covenant

    What was the Ark of the Covenant? A mere ceremonial vessel for sacred items? A radio for speaking to God? The golden chest of the ancient Hebrews has fascinated historians, theologians, scientists, dreamers and Nazi-punching archeologists for ages. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe consider some of the more thought-provoking ideas concerning its nature. (originally published 12/6/2018)
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Horseshoe Crabs: Blue Blood of the Ancients

    Horseshoe Crabs: Blue Blood of the Ancients

    Their fossils date back 450 million years and their copper-rich blue blood continues to benefit various medical applications. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the science and history of horseshoe crabs.
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    • 54 min
    Ten Year Anniversary Special

    Ten Year Anniversary Special

    Yes, tomorrow marks ten years of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. In celebration, original cohost and HowStuffWorks editor Allison Loudermilk pops by to speak with Robert and Joe about science, science communication and some recent headlines.
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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Interesting topics

I’ve been listening to STBYM for a few years now, and I noticed lately that I can’t un-hear Robert’s fake laughter that another listener pointed out. I’m taking a break (maybe for now), but here’s my 5 stars for whatever it’s worth, and All Hail the Great Basilisk!

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Horseshoe Crab

Suuuuupppper show! Wow! Love these kinds of shows! Thx!

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Just started listening last night and heard the Netflix Bandersnatch episode.. Then went to bed and dreamed I discovered a whole new alternate ending for Bandersnatch.. talk about 🤯

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