reviewed: Stuff To Blow Your Mind
Always interesting and thought provoking
I have listened to this show for years and it continues to be one of my favorites. The hosts are genuinely interested in the subject and the cover a range of topics that incorporates science fiction, horror, and mythology as it relates to real-world science. I am especially fond of the episodes that delve into mythological creatures, such as the recent episode on the Slavic leishi, the exploration of ancient cultures and their scientific beliefs, or episodes that explore interesting historical theories like the bicameral mind episodes from a few years back. I also enjoy the "science of..." episodes, like the science of dune or lord of the rings, where the hosts use elements from works of fiction as jumping-off points for discussions of real-world science. I find them to be a good length and pace,m. While I don't love commercials any more than the next person, I recognize that they keep the show free for me, and I can generally skip them if I need to. Ive been less a fan of the few IBM-sponsored episodes they did, but the hosts themselves do their best to make even a sponsored episode interesting and relevant to their audience.
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