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.

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  • thump342023
    Very good podcast, wide variety of topics. All episodes I have listened to so far are put together well and the hosts seem very open minded and intelligent. Very good content.
  • Nom de Gary
    The best podcast
    This is the best podcast. (mic drop)
  • It's alright; I'm a doctor.
    Never heard so many ads
    So, I finally tried to finish even one episode, knowing there would be many ads, but I just couldn’t make it. The ads are that unpleasant.
  • Kneemuh1989
    More Science
    I love your show, please do more science episodes! P=NP was fire. I feel like most of your stuff now - pun inteded, is weird house stuff.
  • Chesterossa
    Love this show!
  • More Than A Local Boy
    Love this Podcast!
    I love how you guys cover all facets of life from the real life science of how black holes work to cryptic zoology. Recently you did a monster fact about Tyranids from the 40K universe and as fellow fan, I hope you keep this going! Could the 40K universe be a reality? As grim as that sounds, it would be neat to hear your thoughts on the sci-fi aspects 40K explores. Thank you for all your hard work and please keep doing the do!
  • Majgvaub
    Astrology Ads
    I can’t believe it’s come to this. Literally every ad break in the episode I just listened to was a double whammy of Astrology and Influencer Drama. iHeart does not care about this show whatsoever, it’s only more ears waiting to be pushed to their more ‘on-brand’ offerings. The stratification of the podcast feed with multiple shows was confusing, but I could at least manually filter what I did and didn’t want to listen to. Robert and Joe are outstanding and I wish they could run this podcast independently — but obviously this is the real world. Alas.
  • Steve James Sampson
    Deep dives into great topics
    I love this show! Some shows like this sound like the hosts looked up a topic on Wikipedia and are reporting back on it. I can do that myself. This podcast is in-depth, digging deep into fascinating topics. Four episodes on mirrors?! Two on tumbleweeds?! Count me in. I like how they approach each episode from a scientific, historical, sociological, and literature perspective. I just discovered it and am looking forward to listening to the back episodes.
    Weirdhouse Cinema
    Weirdhouse Cinema is phenomenal and has given me so many new movies to check out. I’ve loved many of the obscure titles this show has turned me on to.
  • mackinol
    Too much happening
    I wish Weirdhouse Cinema was a completely separate podcast.
  • Buffylovesfood
    Ads that can’t be forwarded over?
    In a podcast from 2010? C’mon guys…that’s ridiculous.
  • Campst47
    Bored to death trying to listen to this. And the one dudes mic is picking up the sound of every but of his saliva.
  • Enda Dirrane
    The golden age of podcasts in real time.
    Without a doubt the hosts are two of the most scholarly polymaths with the most beautiful American English, they enunciate and delve their words and ideas so carefully and succinctly. Often Robert is better at putting forth a premise and Joe is better at explaining it. I hope they read this. Listening sometimes is like going home after being caught in life’s mental storm. Their voices are so soothing and ideas so intriguing.
  • cjr1443
    Great show great thoughts
    Best intro music EVER!
  • Margrad
    A once very enjoyable show.
    Yet another good podcast ruined by iHeart. I have had to unsubscribe to so many of my old favorites which I had listened to for years because they have been chopped up into tiny pieces and wedged between huge ads. Not only that, but the ads tend to be mainly about other iHeart podcasts that I am not interested in. Back in the days when the hosts read the ad copy, I really didn’t care what the ads were about. I listened to them because I liked their voices. Now the injected ads send me snapping around to fast forward though them even if I would like to learn about the product, because the voices, music, and sound effect seem to be tuned to reach me if I have walked away from a TV and out of the room. I listen with headsets and this ads hurt my ears. I tried to keep my phone near me so I could quickly skip the ads, but I am so tired of that now. So … so long guys and thanks for the memories.
  • Bear HK
    Wonderful podcast
    Incredibly thought provoking
  • arthousecleaner
    Love your podcast just an Fyi read below
    Steven Dorf was in two great indie movies you need to check out one being Somewhere Directed by Sophia Coppola And SFW Directed By Jefery Levy S.D. Is super talented
  • dberryoo7
    Summer break?
    Why a summer break? Do you paint house’s in the summer like teachers or college students? To many re run episodes. I’m disappointed 👎👎
  • Hates Blue
    Listened for years, but
    I’ve listened t this podcast for years and loved it. But the commercials have become so obnoxious and jarring I can’t listen anymore. Some of them are as bad as nails on a chalkboard.
  • marketpop
    Really perceptive episode…well done!
  • Garbage talk
    Insufferable adverts
    The content is passably interesting, but the practice of repeating 3-4 adverts back to back with essentially identical music, timing and script is horrendous. Enough to make me NOT subscribe to this annoying drivel.
  • Frenetic Frankie
    Excellent podcast
    This podcast has been very fun and informative for several years. I have been listening on and off since 2015 and have greatly enjoyed the varied topics that Robert and Joe (and Christian from much earlier in the show’s run) dig into. You’ll find lots of different topics to pique different tastes, and they keep the core episodes grounded with peer-reviewed research and other credible sources. Weirdhouse Cinema is a lot of fun for strange movie lovers, and the Artifact/Monstrefact mini-sodes deserve special mention as well. On a recent Monstrefact episode, Robert recently did a 5-minute breakdown on real-life animals that parallel the egg-spitting powers of Birdo from the Mario games. While no real-life animal is going to actually send human-sized eggs flying at plumbers, Robert’s light-hearted episode showed that the animal kingdom has some examples that are not so far off. A great show, I hope they keep doing it for as long as it pleases them.
  • amtuly
    Enjoy good many fact. Smart makes you!
  • RJNC00
    Can’t get enough Weirdhouse Cinema!!!
  • LiLcr0P
    Podcast is mid now
    This stuff no longer blows my mind. The topics are mid. Used to love this podcast.
  • SeaSiren11
    They need another title for a podcast on B movies and listener mail. Sad panda.
  • extracheesy28
    Actually aggravating amount of ads
    Now, I used to love this show. It was the only thing I listened to. But now there are about twelve ads at the beginning middle and end of every episode and I find that intolerable. I haven’t listened to this show for the past year and a half and have since started listening to The Exploring Series and DnD campaigns rather than an hour of ads with occasional facts.
  • Foxlis007
    Just great!!!
    Informative, facilitating and always entertaining! I’ve been listening for as long as I can remember. Host Robert and Joe have a great chemistry and soothing voices. Thank you guys!
  • MeltedMel71
    Boring, pretentious, affected and full of ads.
    Need I say more? Ok: Been trying to listen to this for years but just can’t get past the first, say, 10 minutes. Getting old, need fresh ideas and hosts..Maybe a woman or two? smh
  • listening l
    Fantastic show!
    I listen every day while working out, always learn a ton of interesting things and often laugh out loud! Please keep it going!!
  • Pikapucher
    Great insight into some cool topics
    I really enjoy the deep dives and like that they aren’t always trying to pitch a service or product. The deep dives into somewhat inane yet interesting topics make for awesome road listening. I also get a little irritated at the constant pc culture stuff as I just want to hear this podcast and some of the advertisements are for very left leaning, racist shows. Kind of unsettling when all I want to listen to is a science podcast.
  • Sleepy Conscience
    These guys have very subtle minds and kind hearts
    I can’t gush enough about how much I love this show. Like the whole Stuff podcast family in Atlanta is a really cool crew of people. I love all their podcasts. But this one in particular gets me. I always marvel at the subtlety of thought and philosophy they convey. I still miss Julie Douglas dearly, but literally every host they have put on this show has been magic. I play this stuff at night while I sleep. Just hearing their voices is a soul warming reminder that there are good, intelligent people in the world and everything is probably going to be more beautiful than I can even imagine.
  • ShaggyBaggins
    Too many commercials
    I used to like this podcast. Now there are too many commercials to follow the topic.
  • Million Powers
    Commercials drive me insane
    This show is amazing. I love it. I usually put it on at bedtime and doze off to it (this is a good thing imo) I have come to a breaking point with the jarring commercials, namely ‘ibota’. Not sure i spelled that right, i hate it so much i can’t even put them in my search history. Please please please reformat these commercials and I will gladly give a 5 star review.
  • O.Lambert
    I can’t say how much I love this show but 3 IBM ads in a row is lot haha
  • Big al 4791
    Great podcast
    An interesting well produced podcast. This and blue collar hour podcast are my favorites
  • sneakykikiriki
    Great storytelling!
    My favorite topics are on folklore, cryptids, artifacts, and fascinating natural phenomena. (Not as big on the cinema episodes but not going to yuck other people’s yum!)
  • Groenlo
    Very interesting topics, satisfying depth
    I’ve been a huge fan of SYSK for many years, and remain so, to give you a sense of my starting point perspective on Stuff to Blow Your Mind. For me, SBYM goes deeper, and hews closer to the scientific end of the spectrum in terms of structured examination and explanation. While the podcasters are more scientific and definitely less comical, they are quite entertaining and personable. Most importantly, their explanations illuminate their topics to make complexity accessible and fascinating. These shows are significantly different in their intended presentation style and I appreciate each equally. I compare them only because SYSK provides a convenient basis, not because I find one superior to the other. Now I need to go post a review of SYSK to make sure I’ve expressed how much I love that show….
  • Nicky Boy Swain
    Good stuff
    I like this podcast. Great material covered and they provide interesting perspectives on scientific research. All the hosts, past and current, have a natural curiosity that is conveyed well within each topic. I recommend this show to people, all the time.
  • 3-Bikram
    Infectious Curiosity
    You can really tell how much these fellas love exploring the uncertainties in life. Just wonderful to see people being ok with the mysteries out there and staying away from polemicism. And the crappy movies are great to. Crash and burn, and Godspeed.
  • Debhome
    Can’t get past McCormick’s affectation.
  • listeninglauren
    Thought provoking dialogues
    After discovering this podcast, I have been hooked to the thoughtful conversations and am constantly amazed by the connections tied within a single topic.
  • Patrickrtbes
    Wish This Dude Would Stop Talking About His Kid
    Listened to one Podcast about the Dad Jokes. This dude went on and on about his kid. Almost zero relevance to the subject. This dude talked about his kid so much that I didn’t even make it through to the end. Giving it three stars because, to be fair, I’m basing this review on only one episode.
  • some trans guy
    Been listening to the podcast for years, and it’s something I look forward to every week. It makes mundane tasks fun. Thanks guys!
  • Blueberry Fathead
    Mild correction
    During the Moses Illusion episode, you used the question, in Avatar the Last Airbender, which nation was Aapa born into... the problem with this regarding the affect is that it’s a valid question, Aapa the Flying Bison was born into the Air Nation, at the same air temple in the nation that the main character Aang is from. Even if you tried to push the question further and specify that Aapa uses bending... still valid, as Human airbenders learned to Airbend from the Flying Bison species in the series.
  • niputu
    Give Weirdhouse a chance
    As a longtime lover of this podcast (this and Hardcore History stand alone at the top for me) I have to say I was not that into Weirdhouse Cinema UNTIL I started actually watching the films before I listened. These are not just b-movies (most of which, I acknowledge, are hard to sit through), these are the most watchable, memorable, actually-I’m-glad-I-saw-that-hot-mess b-movies curated into a convenient stream for our perusal. Watching one while I do laundry and then listening to the episode has become a weekend ritual. Thanks for making Friday nights at home a little better, guys.
  • Leeroy1289
    I’ve been loving the weird house cinema episodes, keep up the great work!
  • albaby70
    Love the Weirdhouse Cinema!
    Long time listener. I have come to life ok forward to Fridays for the fact that I get to listen to a new, weird movie described by you guys. I love book and movie discussions and love it even more if it’s weird!
  • upyrgirl
    B Movie Spam
    I’m a huge fan of b movies and sci-fi, however it seems like the onslaught of reviews is not ending and it’s making me less and less likely to listen to new episodes when they’re released. It would be nice to have a separate podcast for them, as I would love to listen to them from time to time, versus them being the equivalent of filler content. Definitely not mind blowing or useful; just another poorly juxtaposed movie review episode in a sea of dedicated channels who review movies.
  • wooj_d
    Moses illusion...
    Moses took zero animals on the ark. It was Noah.
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