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The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris and Marie, join our intrepid hosts as they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!

The Mad Scientist Podcast Dark Myths

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    • 4.5 • 228 Ratings

The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris and Marie, join our intrepid hosts as they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!

    Space Elevators - oh man, not again

    Space Elevators - oh man, not again

    Space Elevators are back in business baby. The last upload was enhanced to remove some confusion about the difference between Centripetal Force (a force which causes an object to move in a circular motion, for example the tension in a space elevator string as it whips around the Earth), and Centrifugal Force (the force felt by the person in the space elevator due to the spinning of the Elevator around the Earth).

    • 42 min
    Hometown Horrors - Traction Park

    Hometown Horrors - Traction Park

    This series we focus on the urban legends and real horror of growing up! Episode one focuses on amusement parks, and in particular the most dangerous amusement park in the world: Action Park.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Advertising Part 2: Moving to the Woods

    Advertising Part 2: Moving to the Woods

    This episode we dig into the philosophy behind advertising. Frankly, we should all just move to the woods.

    • 52 min
    Advertising Part 1: Big Oil Company Cares

    Advertising Part 1: Big Oil Company Cares

    This episode we dive into the complicated world of advertising. Is advertising a good thing for society? What does advertising mean for us as individuals? Can you be authentic, and is authenticity what is lacking from advertising? What is the deal with those stupid Change commercials? Find out, this episode!

    • 49 min
    An Interview with Brian Dunning of Skeptoid

    An Interview with Brian Dunning of Skeptoid

    This episode we are joined by Brian Dunning of Skeptoid, a skeptical multimedia empire! https://skeptoid.com/
    We discuss the UFO rogues gallery, getting involved in Skepticism, and the outlook for the future of skeptical discussion.
    https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/what-do-i-do-next/

    • 42 min
    Crystal Magic - Minerals, Marie!

    Crystal Magic - Minerals, Marie!

    In this episode, get all bedazzled in gems with us as we delve into the history and theory behind crystal magic. What the heck is a crystal? How are they similar to minerals? Should you buy them from your aunt who smells like the inside of a Hot Topic? Find out, on this weeks episode!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

Dobbie Wan ,

Check it out!

Interesting topics. I especially appreciate the discussions on the psychology of belief, and how that manifests within different ideological structures. Also discussions on the tendancy of people to believe in things with anecdotal evidence at best. Good stuff

KItty_J18 ,

Not great

I wanted to like it but so many topics seem badly researched and it’s also not funny so hits neither the science or the comedy most of the time.

Bobby Bladez ,

Worth a listen and a subscription

Chris is hilarious, a genuinely good dude and applies his knowledge to the hidden realm introducing new ways of looking at the strange and mysterious. A fun show and very lighthearted approach.

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