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X-Files Science Part II: Bugs, Hybrids and Hypnosis


X-Files Science Part II: Bugs, Hybrids and Hypnosis

We want to believe. With the return of The X-Files to television Joe and Christian go digging through Scully's reports for scientific answers to the big themes of the show. Join us to learn more about regression hypnosis, weaponized bees, alien hybridization and more. Just remember... trust no one.

Image Caption: 1996 Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny of the hit series The 'X-Files'. (Photo by Fox/Liaison)

Featured X-Files Art:

Dana Scully, in the style of El Greco - by Brooks Burgan
Dana Scully, in the style of El Greco - by Brooks Burgan

Image Credit: Scully à la El Greco, painted by STBYM listener Brooks Burgan. Check out brooksburgan.com to find more of his work!

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Outside Content:

The Science of The X-Files by Jeanne Cavelos

The X-Files Files with Kumail Nanjiani (podcast)

Six Legged Soldiers:Using Insects As Weapons of War by Jeffrey A. Lockwood

"Why Inbreeding Really Isn't As Bad As You Think It Is" io9

"The Mind-Blowing World of Human Chimeras" Boing Boing

"The X-Files creator Chris Carter on government conspiracies and paranormal experiences" The Independent

"Alien Thinking" BBC News

"Growing Up Alien" Aeon

"The Harvard Professor and the UFOs" Psychology Today

Topics in this Podcast: Skepticism, Paranormal, mutation, ergotism, fiction, christian sager, bees, vaccines, conspiracy theories, aliens, insects, parasites, science fiction, cloning, tv