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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: Fell Beasts of the Nazgûl

    The Monstrefact: Fell Beasts of the Nazgûl

    In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the winged beasts of the Nazgûl in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”
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    • 8 min
    God and the Black Death, Part 1

    God and the Black Death, Part 1

    The Black Death was the most fatal pandemic in recorded human history, decimating a late Medieval world unaided by the germ theory of disease. In this episode of Stuff to Blow your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the ways that religion responded to the plague and the effects these efforts had on its spread and impact.
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    • 55 min
    Listener Mail: Songs from the Big Chair

    Listener Mail: Songs from the Big Chair

    Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail...
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    • 33 min
    From the Vault: Night of the Lichen-thropes

    From the Vault: Night of the Lichen-thropes

    Lichen are incredibly widespread and easy to take for granted, but these composite organisms are some of the most fascinating lifeforms on the planet. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore their remarkable qualities. (originally published 9/10/2020)
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    • 55 min
    Weirdhouse Cinema: Time After Time

    Weirdhouse Cinema: Time After Time

    In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss 1979’s “Time After Time,” in which Jack the Ripper steals H.G. Wells’ time machine and travels to modern San Francisco.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Nature of Tears, Part 3

    The Nature of Tears, Part 3

    What are tears? Are humans indeed the only animal that wraps and what purpose do they serve? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the topic of tears from a scientific and even religious standpoint.
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

Sleepy Conscience ,

These guys have very subtle minds and kind hearts

I can’t gush enough about how much I love this show. Like the whole Stuff podcast family in Atlanta is a really cool crew of people. I love all their podcasts. But this one in particular gets me. I always marvel at the subtlety of thought and philosophy they convey. I still miss Julie Douglas dearly, but literally every host they have put on this show has been magic. I play this stuff at night while I sleep. Just hearing their voices is a soul warming reminder that there are good, intelligent people in the world and everything is probably going to be more beautiful than I can even imagine.

O.Lambert ,

Again?

I can’t say how much I love this show but 3 IBM ads in a row is lot haha

ShaggyBaggins ,

Too many commercials

I used to like this podcast. Now there are too many commercials to follow the topic.

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