Blow Your Mind: Thanksgiving Hangover Episodes


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Thanksgiving is over and, if you're like so many Americans, you're probably still feeling the bloated effects.

Not a U.S. resident? Well, then maybe you just get to observe turkey feasting and comfort addiction in others.

Either way, these two episodes should still fascinate you.

The Science of Comfort: What does comfort mean to you? Thanksgiving dinner? A cup of tomato soup and a warm blanket? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and Robert examine the particulars of comfort, why we crave it and what happens when we have too much of a good thing.

STREAM THE EPISODE RIGHT HERE: [audio http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcasts.howstuffworks.com/hsw/podcasts/sciencelab/2012-11-22-stbym-science-of-comfort.mp3]

Jive Turkey: As another Turkey Day dawns on the United States, Julie and Robert stop to consider the great bird itself. Join them as they dive into the ancient history of this North American avian native, discuss the origins of its name and how humans continues to bend the creature to their Thanksgiving desires.

STREAM THE EPISODE RIGHT HERE: [audio http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcasts.howstuffworks.com/hsw/podcasts/sciencelab/2012-11-27-stbym-jive-turkey.mp3]

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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.