Chinese Zodiac: Superstition, Economics & Destiny

As we celebrate Chinese New Year and enter the year of the fire monkey, join Robert and Joe for a Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration of the Chinese zodiac and some interesting studies related to its impact on birth rates, economics and individual destiny. As always, you can take astrology with a grain of salt, but the impact on human behavior and culture is undeniable.

Chinese Zodiac: Superstition, Economics and Destiny

Image Caption: ArtistAi Weiwei's Chinese zodiac sculptures displayed at Chicago's Adler Planetarium. These bronze heads are based on 18th century sculptures from the Qing dynasty (1644- 1912) that were looted by French and British troops. (Romeo Banias/Moment/Getty)

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Topics in this Podcast: magical thinking, superstition, China