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The Cozy Robot Show is a place where we explore our curiosity about the world and our feelings. Mike McHargue answers questions, hosts conversations, and leads moments of calm in this show focused on helping us all connect to ourselves and each other.
This podcast feed used to be called Ask Science Mike as Mike McHargue (aka Science Mike) hosted that show for several years.

The Cozy Robot Show (Formerly Ask Science Mike) Mike McHargue

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

The Cozy Robot Show is a place where we explore our curiosity about the world and our feelings. Mike McHargue answers questions, hosts conversations, and leads moments of calm in this show focused on helping us all connect to ourselves and each other.
This podcast feed used to be called Ask Science Mike as Mike McHargue (aka Science Mike) hosted that show for several years.

    What If There Was No Moon? And SO Much More on the 18th Episode of The Cozy Robot Show

    What If There Was No Moon? And SO Much More on the 18th Episode of The Cozy Robot Show

    You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com 
    Mike also has a brand new small group and one-on-one program to help you through transitions and changes in your life. He personally leads the program each week using a scientific, evidence-based system to provide you with support when you need it most. Apply to join Mike for the next flight which is coming up soon: https://overviewprogram.com 
    The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Mike Answers Your Questions about Gentrification, The Fermi Paradox, Depression, and More

    Mike Answers Your Questions about Gentrification, The Fermi Paradox, Depression, and More

    In this first Cozy Robot Show episode of 2021, Mike answers any and all of your questions!
    Topics discussed in this episode:

    The Science Behind Shame/ Regret

    Gentrification

    The Science Behind Mania

    COVID-19 Social Safety Measures

    The Fermi Paradox

    Sleep Training Young Children

    Why Is It So Hard To Rewire Old-View Mindsets?

    How Do You Get Going Again After Depression Smacks You Down?


    The Cozy Robot Show goes LIVE every Monday on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Every Wednesday, the Show drops as a podcast on Apple Music, Spotify, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Want to support the show? Become a Cozy Robot! Learn more by following this link:
    cozyrobots.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    2020 WAS A DUMPSTER FIRE (And Yet...Some Good Things Happened, Too?)

    2020 WAS A DUMPSTER FIRE (And Yet...Some Good Things Happened, Too?)

    We're not going to mince words. 2020 was a DUMPSTER FIRE. And yet...some amazing, wonderful, serendipitous, funny, incredible stuff happened in 2020. So let's dive in to a feel-good episode of The Cozy Robot Show! We're talking about all the *GOOD* that 2020 brought us this year, on both global AND local scales. 
    The Cozy Robot Show goes LIVE every Monday on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Every Wednesday, the Show drops as a podcast on Apple Music, Spotify, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Want to support the show? Become a Cozy Robot! Learn more by following this link:
    cozyrobots.com

    • 35 min
    Was Santa Claus Real? The History of Old Saint Nick

    Was Santa Claus Real? The History of Old Saint Nick

    The legend of Santa Claus looms large this time of year. Advertisers and movie studios alike make untold sums of money off of our culture’s obsession with Old Saint Nick. What’s the real history behind this jolly character of Christmas lore? Is it ethical to teach our kids to believe in Santa Claus? Is it scientifically possible for Santa to fly around the world in a sleigh? Tune into this special holiday episode where Mike answers all these questions and more! 
    You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com
    The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch

    • 34 min
    US Presidential Election Update w/ Mike McHargue

    US Presidential Election Update w/ Mike McHargue

    With only 5 weeks to go until Inauguration Day, Mike walks viewers through where things stand in the midst of the craziest election season our country has ever seen. 
    We love NordVPN and they have a special holiday deal happening! Every purchase of a 2-year plan will get you 4 additional months free. Go to nordvpn.com/cozyrobots and use our coupon COZYROBOTS at checkout.
    You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com
    The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Finding Joy EVEN During a Pandemic With Ali Spagnola

    Finding Joy EVEN During a Pandemic With Ali Spagnola

    2020 has been a year of immense pain for so many. Millions have lost their health, loved ones, jobs and way of life. How can we create joy in the midst of so much suffering? Mike speaks with musician and YouTube creator, Ali Spagnola, about how she fosters joy for her audience, and in her own life.
    Check out Ali’s new video where she covered Don’t Stop Believing using Hard Seltzer cans!
    We love NordVPN and they have a special holiday deal happening! Every purchase of a 2-year plan will get you 4 additional months free. Go to nordvpn.com/cozyrobots and use our coupon COZYROBOTS at checkout.
    You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com
    The Cozy Robot Show airs every Monday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Rachal_M ,

My favorite podcast

From a very picky podcast person, Ask Science Mike is my absolute favorite. Mike and the team make content digestible and accessible without losing any sense of engagement. It’s so relevant and doesn’t shy away from difficult topics, offering thoughtful conversation and credible info. I also love that it’s not sensationalistic and offers an honesty, and often hopefulness, that are difficult to find.

Listen to every single episode. Seriously.

Kate480 ,

Where both science and mystery are welcome

I heard Mike on Pete Holmes podcast. I immediately ordered his book, which I’ve now finished and love. This podcast gives me a sense of belonging. I’m an atheist leaning agnostic and also a natural mystic. That certainly has made it extremely difficult to fit in. Mike, like me, loves the wonders of science and also pays attention to emotions, feelings, and our personal idea of spirituality.

Jordylove92 ,

The Short Version

I was introduced to Mike on GMM, and my life is now better with this podcast (and now You’re a Miracle...) in it. It’s honestly what I needed more of (Hank and John Green provide a similar comfort), and I wish I had found you earlier.

Thank you for giving me a safe place to cry and be in awe of humanity and human ingenuity with you.

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