247 episodes

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

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    • 4.8 • 1.1K 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.

    Self Care / World Care with Andre Henry

    Self Care / World Care with Andre Henry

    People who care about justice tend to be sensitive souls, and often compassion-fueled justice work can lead to burn out. When the world’s problems feel overwhelming, how can we carve out time for ourselves to rest and renew? Is it even ok to take time out when the stakes seem so high?
    We talk with Andre Henry today. Check out more about his work below:
    https://andrehenry.co
    https://voteoutthevillain.com
    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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Unmeshed with Miles Adcox

    Unmeshed with Miles Adcox

    Why is it so hard for Codependent people to set boundaries in relationships? It can get confusing when our codependent behaviors are positively reinforced in our social circles. In this episode, we explore how to become aware of our codependent patterns, and what can we can do to start healing.
    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

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Big Differences with Dr. Hillary McBride

    Big Differences with Dr. Hillary McBride

    With each passing day, as our country becomes more and more divided, it seems our differences might be irreconcilable. We’re seeing the end of lifelong friendships, and the total disintegration of family relationships, most often between the generations. Why is it that so many parents and children view the world so opposite to each other? What happens when conversations become arguments, and arguments become silent standoffs? What do we do when the apple falls so far from the tree? 
    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

    • 52 min
    Feeling Fragile

    Feeling Fragile

    These days, the term 'fragility' arouses a variety of charged emotions and associations in most people. The conversation around it tends toward the political and the polarized. Did you know there are other types of fragility beyond 'white fragility'? Mike discusses all of this 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
    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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Power of Play with Rhett & Link

    The Power of Play with Rhett & Link

    Mike McHargue talks about why play is important and why play is so hard for adults. Cynicism is a protective armor that comes from being hurt. Children begin to view pretend as “child-like” as they enter adolescence, and so they can be cruel to other children who don’t “move on.”
    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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    What Is Real?

    What Is Real?

    In the debut episode of The Cozy Robot Show, we explore fake news, conspiracy theories, and how to sort reliable information from the rest. 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

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K 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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