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Stuff To Blow Your Mind podcast

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

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.

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.

 

#1668

The Monstrefact: Weretigers of China

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the Chinese weretiger… Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

27 Oct 2021

06 MINS

06:37

27 Oct 2021


#1667

The Invention of the Chainsaw, Part 1

In today’s invention-themed episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss an important piece of cutting technology. Plus, during the Halloween season, masked brutes will chase you around your local haunted attraction with one of these if you buy a ticket. Yes, it’s time to discuss the chainsaw. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

26 Oct 2021

58 MINS

58:01

26 Oct 2021


#1666

Listener Mail: The Night’s Plutonian Shore

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

25 Oct 2021

42 MINS

42:32

25 Oct 2021


#1665

From the Vault: Anthology of Horror, Volume 5

The Halloween tradition continues as, once more, Robert and Joe dive into the rich history of TV horror and sci-fi anthology series to focus on the STBYM topics they might not otherwise get to discuss on the show. In 2020, they examined episodes of the 1990s Outer Limits revival, The Hammer House of Horror, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, Creepshow and Are You Afraid of the Dark. (originally published 10/29/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

23 Oct 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:48

23 Oct 2021


#1664

Weirdhouse Cinema: Black Sabbath

In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Mario Bava’s colorful anthology of gothic horror, starring the legendary Boris Karloff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

22 Oct 2021

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:21

22 Oct 2021


#1663

The Holy Undead, Part 2

We tend to relegate zombies and the walking dead to the infernal realm of demons, necromancers and the emptied charnel houses of Hell. So it might surprise you to know that, in some traditions, reanimated human corpses are pious church-goers. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the holy undead. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:51

21 Oct 2021


#1662

The Monstrefact: Chiseltooth

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the monster Chiseltooth from Chinese mythology… Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

06 MINS

06:52

20 Oct 2021


#1661

The Holy Undead, Part 1

We tend to relegate zombies and the walking dead to the infernal realm of demons, necromancers and the emptied charnel houses of Hell. So it might surprise you to know that, in some traditions, reanimated human corpses are pious church-goers. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the holy undead. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

19 Oct 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:53

19 Oct 2021


#1660

Listener Mail: Through the Pale Door

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

26 MINS

26:11

18 Oct 2021


#1659

From the Vault: Anthology of Horror, Volume 4

The Halloween tradition continues as, once more, Robert and Joe dive into the rich history of TV horror and sci-fi anthology series to focus on the STBYM topics they might not otherwise get to discuss on the show. In 2020, they examined episodes of the 1990s Outer Limits revival, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, Creepshow and Are You Afraid of the Dark. (originally published 10/27/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

16 Oct 2021

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:57

16 Oct 2021


#1658

Weirdhouse Cinema: Halloween III

If the many-worlds interpretation holds true, then there’s an alternate timeline in which the tyranny of Michael Myers ended in 1981 and 1982’s “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” ushered in a new age. In this alternative world, John Carpenter’s Halloween franchise became a long-running horror anthology series. Each subsequent October, anything was possible in a Halloween film, including pagan conspiracies and killer androids. In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe ride the chariot of pumpkins and attempt to cross over into this alternate reality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

15 Oct 2021

1 HR 51 MINS

1:51:55

15 Oct 2021


#1657

Ghosts of the Wind and Rain

Strange presences walk the shore before the coming of the storm. Terrible forms move in its wake. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss a wide selection of ghosts and monsters connected to destructive weather patterns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:47

14 Oct 2021


#1656

The Monstrefact: The Boxenwolf

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the horror of the Boxenwolf… Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

13 Oct 2021

06 MINS

06:38

13 Oct 2021


#1655

The Science of Scary Music

Why do certain works of music make our skin crawl? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Joe chats with producer Seth about the science of scary music and Seth tells everyone about his new music podcast Rusty Needle's Record Club. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

1 HR 38 MINS

1:38:44

12 Oct 2021


#1654

Listener Mail: Seraphs Sob at Vermin Fangs

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

28 MINS

28:39

11 Oct 2021


#1653

From the Vault: The Minotaur, Part 3

Take the Minotaur out of its maze and you have but another beast man -- but within his manufactured environment, he is a singular terror in myth and popular consciousness. But where does this monster come from? What does his existence mean? What does the stalker of these bloody halls reveal about the human mind and human history? In this trio of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe discuss the minotaur. (originally published 10/15/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

09 Oct 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:07

09 Oct 2021


#1652

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Demon Knight

Yes, kiddies, in this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe discuss Ernest Dickerson’s 1995 siege movie “Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight.” Strap in for grotesque monsters, a whole host of character actors and some Crypt Keeper puns. (originally published 2/19/2021) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

08 Oct 2021

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:32

08 Oct 2021


#1651

From the Vault: The Minotaur, Part 2

To fully understand the minotaur myth, we also have to consider the Minoan civilization of Crete. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe chat with Professor Nicoletta Momigliano, author of “In Search of the Labyrinth: The Cultural Legacy of Minoan Crete.” Learn all about ancient Creteomania as well as modern artistic treatments of the minotaur. (originally published 10/13/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

07 Oct 2021

50 MINS

50:51

07 Oct 2021


#1650

Smart Talks with IBM and Malcolm Gladwell: Accelerating Innovation with Hybrid Cloud ​at the Edge

The world is hitting a data tipping point where vast connectivity requires massive network capacity. In this episode of Smart Talks, Malcolm Gladwell talks to David Shacochis, Vice President for Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at Lumen, and Howard Boville, Head of IBM Cloud Platform, about how hybrid cloud is serving as a catalyst for innovation in a world where computing can and must happen everywhere: private clouds, public clouds, the edge of the network. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

29 MINS

29:25

06 Oct 2021


#1649

From the Vault: The Minotaur, Part 1

Take the Minotaur out of its maze and you have but another beast man -- but within his manufactured environment, he is a singular terror in myth and popular consciousness. But where does this monster come from? What does his existence mean? What does the stalker of these bloody halls reveal about the human mind and human history? In this trio of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe discuss the minotaur. (originally published 10/6/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

05 Oct 2021

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:48

05 Oct 2021


#1648

Listener Mail: Fall Break!

Stuff to Blow Your Mind is off for the week, but Robert and Joe take a few minutes to discuss the classic episodes that will be showcased in the feed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

03 MINS

03:44

04 Oct 2021


#1647

From the Vault: Science in the House of Wax

Wax Museums are frequent haunts in horror cinema, but where do they really tie into our sense of revulsion and anatomical unease? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe kick off a month of Halloween-themed episodes with a science-filled night in the house of wax. (originally published 10/1/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

02 Oct 2021

1 HR 31 MINS

1:31:19

02 Oct 2021


#1646

Weirdhouse Cinema Rewind: Santo in the Treasure of Dracula

In this classic episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe dive into one of Mexican luchador El Santo's various horror cinema adventures -- and not just any Santo film but the legendary "Santo In The Treasure of Dracula," which features time travel, dracula and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

01 Oct 2021

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:50

01 Oct 2021


#1645

Bill Schutt talks "Pump: A Natural History of the Heart"

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert chats with Bill Schutt, author of "Pump: A Natural History of the Heart," about the evolution of the heart and the history of humanity’s attempt to understand it -- along with a few questions about monsters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

46 MINS

46:33

30 Sep 2021


#1644

The Monstrefact: The Lindworm

In this episode of STBYM’s The Monstrefact, Robert discusses the legend of the lindworm and the 19th century Swedish ethnologist who searched for it … Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

08 MINS

08:14

29 Sep 2021


#1643

God and the Black Death, Part 3

The Black Death was the most fatal pandemic in recorded human history, decimating a late Medieval world unaided by the germ theory of disease. In this episode of Stuff to Blow your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss the ways that religion responded to the plague and the effects these efforts had on its spread and impact. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

28 Sep 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:27

28 Sep 2021


#1642

Listener Mail: Time Passages

Once more, it's time for a weekly dose of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and Weirdhouse Cinema listener mail... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

29 MINS

29:45

27 Sep 2021


#1641

From the Vault: The Atomic Scar

The creation of atomic weaponry changed human civilization forever, but it also left its mark on the Earth itself -- in both obvious and subtle ways. In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss some of the ways in which the world would not be the same. (originally published 9/24/2020) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

25 Sep 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:05

25 Sep 2021