STBYM at C2E2: Weird Science in the Windy City


1893: World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. Stock Montage/Stock Montage/Getty Images
1893: World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. Stock Montage/Stock Montage/Getty Images

Science! History! Murder houses! Religious unity! Join us for all this and more when we hit Chicago for a localized LIVE episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind Podcast at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

We'll transport you back to the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893, when the neoclassical architecture of Daniel Burnham’s “White City” loomed on the shores of Lake Michigan, Nikola Tesla’s alternating current powered thousands of decorative incandescent lamps, and the original Ferris Wheel gave visitors from all around the world a view from the top. It's all going down April 22, 2017, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM and you can find all the details right here.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.