Discover the history of how we got here - from the big bang to last week's science breakthroughs. Curiosity fuels creativity. Join us each week as we dive deep into mind-blowing big ideas, and help us make a freaking awesome tomorrow! Discover the Past. Create the Future.
Hosted by three science-loving skeptics: Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules), Rachel Oates, and Thomas Westbrook (Holy Koolaid).
What are the Boundaries of Virtual Reality?
This week we explore virtual reality. How far has virtual reality and augmented reality come in the last few decades? In what ways are VR and AR currently being used? What are the dangers and pitfalls, and what is the potential future for Virtual Reality?
Is Abortion OK?
This week's episode might be a bit controversial but is probably one of the most important episodes we've done - we discuss some of the key scientific, moral, legal and emotional issue in the abortion debate, including taking a big look at how the laws differ between countries and states, what makes something a human or individual, when does a bundle of cells gain autonomy and the social, economic and health problems which follow the pro-life argument.
What Do We Know?
What is knowledge? Is it a subset of belief, or is belief a subset of knowledge? Can we know anything for certain? Join us as we ask these questions and more within this episode.
Has Science Debunked Demons?
Discover the science and history of demon possession. What's going on in the brain and what kind of conditions lead to people acting possessed. Is demon possession a real, supernatural phenomenon, or is something else going on?
Should we drink alcohol?
What is alcohol? How long have humans been drinking it and why? Drinking is pretty common amongst many groups of people but how does it affect your body and brain? Is a glass of wine every day actually good for you or is it going to harm you in the long-term?
Why is there something rather than nothing?
In this episode we ask what philosophers call "The fundamental question", and that question is "Why is there something rather than nothing?"
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Really Great Stuff
This awesome trio covers a huge, wide-range of topics from lots of interesting angles. It’s interesting, thought-provoking, well-constructed, and entertaining. Love it! Keep it up!
Entertaining and Educational
The creators of this podcast are very open minded yet maintain scientific standards. They are just the type of people that shed light on new ideas and give credit to old overlooked ones and their hypothesizers.
I have fallen in love with this podcast (and especially Stephen) you guys are so funny and smart. I really wish I could join the conversation sometimes, but I am just a listener and I’m not a fellow youtuber or podcaster. My chances of guest starring are very slim. 😞