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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.

    Overconfidence: The Icarus Paradox

    Overconfidence: The Icarus Paradox

    What is overconfidence? We tend to know it when we see it, but the concept is increasingly hard to nail down the more you think about it. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the mythic roots of hubris, the psychology of overconfidence and its role in society and business.
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    • 56 min
    Overconfidence: Hubris and Nemesis

    Overconfidence: Hubris and Nemesis

    What is overconfidence? We tend to know it when we see it, but the concept is increasingly hard to nail down the more you think about it. In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter, Robert and Joe explore the mythic roots of hubris, the psychology of overconfidence and its role in society and business.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    From the Vault: Split Brain, Part 1

    From the Vault: Split Brain, Part 1

    Our brains are composed of two hemispheres, but in what ways are they truly separate? In which ways are they one? In this bisected Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore what we’ve learned from split brain experiments in animals and humans. (originally published 1/15/2019)
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    • 58 min
    Listener Mail: In Your Face!

    Listener Mail: In Your Face!

    It’s time for another hefty dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind listener mail. Join Robert and Joe as they read and answer your emails on facial recognition, gods, volcanoes the future and more.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Fly: Into the Plasma Pool

    The Fly: Into the Plasma Pool

    It’s time for another movie episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, and this time Robert and Joe consider David Cronenberg’s 1986 sci-fi remake “The Fly.” It’s time to drink deep, or taste not, the plasma spring!
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    • 59 min
    From the Vault: Snail Sex in the Sea

    From the Vault: Snail Sex in the Sea

    In the aftermath of Valentine's Day, join Robert and Joe as they revisit last year's interview with marine biologist and "Sex in the Sea" author Dr. Marah Hardt. It's a chat with STBYM's only four-time guest about all manner of marine invertebrate reproduction.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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I have been following this podcast for about a year and a half now, and it is still my number 1 podcast. Thanks, Robert and Joe for making my commute entertaining and full of knowledge!

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Love the podcast!

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