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syphilishistory-feature Syphilis Through The Ages

It’s difficult to overstate the impact of syphilis on the Western world, and it remains a threat to this day despite effective antibiotic treatments. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie explore the history of the illness and its cultural effects, from powdered wigs and false noses to surgical advances and vampire myths.

syphilispodcast-feature Syphilis: The Great Imitator

Doctors have called it the great imitator because this destructive venereal disease can manifest almost any symptom. Initially spreading through sexual contact, Syphilis can remain dormant in the body for decades before flaring up again in brutally disfiguring, debilitating and deadly ways. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie explore the science of syphilis.

laughingbuddha-feature The Mathematics of Happiness

Is there a mathematical equation for happiness? Is there a formula for contentment? Explore the science and chase the ephemeral in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

origami-featured The Power of Origami

There's far more to origami than paper swans. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie explore the mathematics and real-world applications of intricately folded sheets.

quarantine-feature Quarantine

Sure, we’ve all seen medical quarantines against infectious disease in the movies, but how do they work in real life? Find out in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

ebola-feature Understanding Ebola

The word “Ebola” is enough to summon feelings of fear, body horror and even xenophobia. But don’t give in to paranoia. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie arm you with information about Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever.

shamanart2-feature The Scientist and the Shaman: Hallucination

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and Robert continue their discussion of the overlap between shamanism and cognitive neuroscience. In particular, what sort of hallucinatory experiences do substances like DMT, psilocybin and salvia grant users? Why do humans have trace elements of DMT in their bodies? All these questions and more will be discussed.

shamanart1-feature The Scientist and the Shaman: My Egoic Mind

A shaman consumes a psychedelic mushroom and visits the spirit world. Meanwhile, a scientist studies the effects of psilocybin on depression and conceptions of self. In this episode, Robert and Julie discuss the common ground shared by these disciplines in this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

Daedalus2-feature Wind Beneath My Surgical Wings, Part 2

Can science give us the wings we’ve always envied in birds? Can plastic surgery elevate us to a higher human form? In this episode, Robert and Julie discuss Joseph Rosen's posthuman philosophy and ponder what we’d have to do to transform arms into wings. Learn all about it in this classic episode of STBYM.

Daedalus1-feature Wind Beneath My Surgical Wings, Part 1

Can science give us the wings we’ve always envied in birds? Can plastic surgery elevate us to a higher human form? In this episode, Robert and Julie discuss Joseph Rosen's posthuman philosophy and ponder what we’d have to do to transform arms into wings. Learn all about it in this classic episode of STBYM.

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