humor

Flatus Ex Machina, Part 2

Why is it so hilarious when robots and artificial intelligence fail? What does it reveal about comedy itself and our technological anxiety? Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore in this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter. In this second episode, the joke's on us. 

Flatus Ex Machina, Part 1

Why is it so hilarious when robots and artificial intelligence fail? What does it reveal about comedy itself and our technological anxiety? Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore in this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-parter. 

Laughing During Horror Movies

Have you ever heard inappropriate laughter during a horror movie? For that matter, are you the guilty party? Join Robert and Christian as they explore our curious reactions to frightful cinema and how horror and comedy converge in the human mind.

Space Music: Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'

Robert discusses Monty Python's fantastic "Galaxy Song."

Blow Your Mind: Funny or Die

We all know "funny" when he encounter it, but just what's going on inside the human mind when we snicker at the word "wiener" or revel in a well-crafted pun? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I dive into the world of humor to discuss the evolutionary purpose of humor and just how it changes the world around us.