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Spellbound
Two guys with too many big questions! From the origins of written language to quantum mechanics, we’re out to make sense of it all. Spellbound is a weekly podcast hosted by Julian Smith (Director/Comedian) & Andrew Rader (MIT PhD, Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All).
History
Science
Philosophy
1
#085 How NASA Defines Life w/ Morgan Cable
39 min
2
#084 Exoplanets w/ NASA's Dr. Jessie Christiansen
44 min
3
#083 When It's Rude To Be Polite
43 min
4
#082 A Brief History of Iran / US Relations
70 min
5
#081 The 6 Weirdest Scientific Studies of 2019
41 min
6
#80 Vacay Time :) :(
6 min
7
#079 Apollo 11, "Send Her Back!" & Iranian Oil ...
46 min
8
#078 How Stories Change Our Minds
36 min
9
#077 History's 10 Craziest Controversies
37 min
10
#076 Veritas: Truth in Big Tech & The Media
82 min
11
#075 A Brief Briefing: NASA Finds Martian Signs...
9 min
12
#074 The Art of Conversation w/ Tyler Torti
86 min
13
#073 Biggest US Threat: China, Russia, Iran or ...
44 min
14
#072 A Nuanced Look: Assange, Trump, Clinton & ...
44 min
15
#071 Why US Immigration is Challenging
48 min
16
#070 Natural or Technological Selection? w/ Ode...
53 min
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#069 Biggest Misconceptions: Israeli/Palestinia...
47 min
18
#068 The Fed Reserve For Dummies By Dummies
38 min
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#067 An Orientation on Orientation
30 min
20
#066 Where Nature Says No & God Says Yes
41 min
21
#065 Does Patriotism Segregate?
39 min
22
#064 Would Monogamy Work on Mars? w/ Geoffrey M...
53 min
23
WTF Happened Yesterday?
2 min
24
#063 Ghandi's 7 Social Sins
43 min
25
#062 Can Algorithms Change What We Like?
35 min
26
#061 Vaccine History & Why They're Safe
33 min
27
#060 Bible Study: A Brief History of Evil
40 min
28
#059 Why You Hate Authority w/ CIA Analyst Mart...
50 min
29
#058 The History & Future of Hygiene
36 min
30
#057 This is Our Worst Episode.
37 min
31
#056 Porn in History: 20 Fun Facts You Never Knew
29 min
32
#055 Are You Smarter Than Your Grandparents? SP...
33 min
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#054 Was America Ever Great?
39 min
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#053 Meyers-Briggs vs Enneagram vs MMPI
41 min
35
#052 6 Cognitive Biases You Definitely Have
38 min
36
#051 Entropy: Why Sh*t Happens
30 min
37
#050 The Myth of Santa: Immoral?
26 min
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#049 The Evolution Timeline of Hominids
46 min
39
#048 Tech in 20, 50 & 100 Years
43 min
40
#047 How Prepared Are We For An Asteroid Impact?
35 min
41
#046 WTF Are Holidays?
36 min
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#045 Does The Individual Matter in History? w/ ...
36 min
43
#044 The Origin of Phonetics w/ 2DWG
42 min
44
#043 Free Will or Free Won’t? w/ 2DWG
32 min
45
#042 Meat & Animal Testing: Immoral? w/ 2DWG
35 min
46
#041 China & India in 40 Minutes w/ 2DWG
41 min
47
#040 Is Earth Overpopulated? w/ 2DWG
35 min
48
#039 Questions vs. Stories w/ Tyler Cowen
48 min
49
#038 What is Gender? w/ 2DWG
39 min
50
#037 WTF is Money? w/ 2DWG
50 min
51
#036 Deism & The American Revolution w/ Matthew...
50 min
52
#035 What is Language? w/ 2DWG
45 min
53
#034 Michael Shermer on Skepticism & The POV Self
45 min
54
#033 What is Happiness? w/ 2DWG
45 min
55
#032 Is Snopes Biased? w/ David Mikkelson
45 min
56
#031 Why You Should Eat Meat & GMOs w/ Alison V...
45 min
57
#030 Is There Any Perfect Diet? w/ Valter Longo
56 min
58
#029 The Origins of Boredom w/ 2DWG
45 min
59
#028 Globalization vs. Globalism w/ Ian Bremmer
45 min
60
#027 Pros & Cons of Recreational Weed w/ Mark B...
46 min
61
#026 Why The Universe is Probably a Simulation ...
43 min
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#025 Mental Health & Suicide w/ Ray Doktor
43 min
63
#024 Why Nations Fail w/ Daron Acemoglu
45 min
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#023 Should We Care About Our Personal Data? w/...
Ramona Pringle, journalist and professor of interactive media for Ryerson University talks about your personal data, who has it, and how they want to use it.
45 min
65
#022 Meditation: 10% Happier w/ Dan Harris
Award winning ABC journalist and author of NY Times Bestseller, 10% Happier on the science behind meditation.
39 min
66
#021 Diversity & Uniformity w/ Claire Lehmann
Quillette Founder/Editor-in-Chief Claire Lehmann on sexism, racism + other matters of cultural diversity and uniformity.
45 min
67
#020 Brave New World w/ Andrew Rader
Part III in our civilization series. Discussing Aldous Huxley's 1933 novel which depicts an advanced technological society dependent on social conditioning and hierarchy.
57 min
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#019 The Way We Speak Shapes Everything w/ Lera...
Cognitive Scientist Lera Boroditsky breaks down the logic behind various world languages and demonstrates its influence on their speakers.
58 min
69
#018 Robots: Friend, Foe, or Tool? w/ Jonathan ...
Agility Robotics CTO Jonathan Hurst on building humanoid robots and how we'll interact with them in the future.
43 min
70
#017 DEBATE: Is Technology a Positive Force? w/...
Green Anarchist John Zerzan & Aerospace Engineer Andrew Rader debate the ultimate implications of civilization and technology.
81 min
71
#016 Civilization & Anarchy w/ John Zerzan
John Zerzan on the origins of Civilization and what we can learn from life before it.
94 min
72
#015 Male & Female Polarity w/ Dr. Ray
JS and Dr. Ray discuss the psychological and biological differences between men and women and how we can harmonize our energy.
89 min
73
#014 100 Years of Devolving Masculinity w/ Dr. Ray
Psychologist Dr. Ray on the decline of masculinity in men over the last century.
48 min
74
#013 Who Wrote The Bible pt. III Morality & Mir...
Exploring miracles and morality according to the Old Testament, through the lens of cultural memory, with world-renowned Bible scholar Ron Hendel.
49 min
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#012 Food, Shelter & Sex in Space (w/ Andrew Ra...
Aerospace Engineer / Author Andrew Rader on the challenges that face us in colonizing Mars and other worlds.
44 min
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#011 Dark Energy & Dark Matter for Dummies w/ R...
Guggenheim Fellowship Award recipient/Author, Richard Panek on everything we know (and don't know) about dark energy and dark matter.
46 min
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#010 The Quran & The Bible w/ Prof. Gabriel Sai...
Author and Professor of Islamic Studies at Notre Dame, Gabriel Said Reynolds on the similarities between the Quran and the Bible, and where they diverge.
31 min
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#009 Was Eden's Forbidden Tree Agriculture? [WW...
Were Adam and Eve the world's first agriculturalists? Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman on this fascinating interpretation of the Genesis origin story, as found in Daniel Quinn's classic novel, Ishmael.
84 min
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#008 Feminism: Sex, Power & Makeup w/ Peggy Ore...
New York Times Bestselling Author Peggy Orenstein on the past, present, and future of feminism.
67 min
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#007 Cults & The Life After w/ Janja Lalich
World renowned expert Dr. Janja Lalich on cults.
32 min
81
#006 Are You Autistic? w/ Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin on autism and why the world needs it more than ever.
48 min
82
#005 The Racist Gene w/ Bret Weinstein
Former Evergreen professor and evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein on evolution, racism, and echo chambers.
78 min
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#004 Flat Earth vs. Round Earth w/ Andrew Rader
Aerospace engineer Andrew Rader on Flat Earth.
28 min
84
#003 Who Wrote The Bible? w/ Dr. Richard Elliot...
Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman on the origins of the Bible. The good. The bad. The ugly.
54 min
85
#002 Rise of the Robots w/ Martin Ford
New York Times Bestselling Author Martin Ford on the future of AI and how it will affect our jobs and the economy.
46 min
86
#001 Why Fear Sells in America w/ Andrew Rader
Mars One candidate Andrew Rader on the fearful messages that drive the media, advertising, and the American dream.
26 min
87
#000 - The Intro
Coming soon.
2 min