The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris and Marie, join our intrepid hosts as they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!
This episode join us as we delve into the history of the most important name in the paranormal you've never heard of, Robert Bigelow. How did he meet Harry Reid? When did he get interested in UFOs? What's with the secrecy? Find out on this week's episode!
This episode join Chris and special guest Rob Kristofferson from the Our Strange Skies Podcast, as we discuss the general trends of UFO History! How did cases change over time? When did the militarization of the field begin? And what's with the space bikinis?!?
This episode join Chris and Marie as they talk about the life of Rachel Carson, a fascinating scientist who changed our relationship with nature, but who has in many ways been forgotten to modern history. One of the first major pop science figurez in some ways, she paved the way for the environmental movement and the creation of the EPA.
Did you feel a sinking pit of despair and horror in your stomach upon watching the Cats trailer? Then you've experienced the uncanny valley!
Ever wonder why Rebel Wilson always has to play the character who gets tossed through a plate glass window? Then you've seen her IMDB page!
On this episode join Chris and special guest co-host Rob from the wonderful Our Strange Skies podcast to learn about the latest goings on in UFO world, documents being released, new TTSA weirdness occuring, and just have a rip roaring good time.
This week we are joined by Chris from the "A Dash of Science" podcast to discuss his work as a NASA engineer, trying to get into space, and zero point energy! Find his amazing show at http://www.cbirkinbine.info/series/adashofscience/
On this episode, dig deep into one of the most fascinating and infamous mathematicians of all time: Ted Kaczynski also known as the Unabomber. What was his childhood like? Are there clues to the man he would become, and what kind of threads can be uncovered to try and make sense of his crimes? Is domestic terrorism really a side affect of the treatment of hives? Find out on this week's episode!
This episode, join Chris and Marie as they answer some listener questions before going on a short 1 month hiatus! Then we will be back with a big series on the Unabomber, followed by the continuation of season 3! We love you all
Bob Lazar is back in the news, at least on the alien blogosphere. Chris is pretty annoyed about it, and what it suggests about our nation's chemistry classes. Some say he is an alien truth whistleblower, who is being unfairly silenced by the FBI because he blew the lid off of Area 51, our use of anti gravity technology, and the government's access to free energy via element 115\. Others say he is a fraud with slightly better than average knowledge of the periodic table. Come listen to our analysis of the Element 115 claims of Mr. Lazar!
This episode we review the year 2018 for the show and us personally, and get into a discussion about Facebook, censorship, and the role that fringe views have in science and politics. Is it more important to be free to say what you want, or to ensure people have access to good information? Hear our takes on this week's episode!
Just what would we do with a piece of an alien ship? Should mega corporations have a hand in what technology we get from downed UFOs? Is Blink 182 drastically overrated, or is Marie being mean to Chris? Find out on this week's episode!
This episode join Chris and Marie as they delve into the terrifying yet often comical world of the modern day satanic panic. What do the Illuminati, Pizza, and Jimmy Page have in common? Evidently Satan uses them for his bidding.
On this episode, Chris and Marie sit down for a chat with High Priest Peter Gilmore and High Priestess Peggy Nadramia of the Church of Satan to discuss philosophy, their beliefs, and the satanic panics of the past and present.
On this episode we delve into the darker side of the celestial hierarchy: Demons! Where do they come from, what are their myths and legends, and what are our picks for letters A through D?! Find out on this weeks episode!
And another bonus! This episode Chris and Marie talk Alex Jones, his media empire, and his removal from many social media sites. What is his history, how does it relate to other conspiracy theorists, and what are the arguments for and against his removal?
This episode Chris and Marie are joined by two of our favorite people, Sam from the Not Alone podcast and Rob from the Our Strange Skies podcast, to discuss the Fresno Nightcrawlers! What are they, why are they, and why does Marie think they are so cute? Find out on this episode!
Podcast updates: Chris is done moving into his new apartment, Marie is back from vacation, and we are full steam ahead! We will be putting out a bunch of bonus episodes to thank you, the fans, for being so wonderful and patient during our crazy end of summer.
On the shocking conclusion of the Alien Odyssey saga John and Phyllis meet more aliens, attend more crushed velvet events, and deal with the FBI for good. How does it end? You'll find out on this episode!
A bonus episode to tide you over for the exciting conclusion of the Alien Odyssey! This week it's an interview with paranormal fan and noted Goth DJ Aurora Sandelands of "She's in Control" here on KRSM in Minneapolis!
Technically his name is pronounced "Mel-ah-nee" and not "Mel-oh-nee" but we can all agree Mologna is the best of all possible spellings. On this episode we talk about his time at NICAP, his first meetings with Phyllis, and the beginnings of the alien contact!
The story of John Meloney, NICAP and MUFON investigator for the state of NH from the earliest days of UFOlogy has been largely forgotten. Maybe this is because of his ties to the intelligence services, or because of his commitment to a one world democratic government. Or maybe its because he spent his later years traveling the country with his wife, and the variety of extraterrestrials she claimed to channel. This month we'll bring you a UFO story you've never heard, straight from our very own backyard!
We return this week with an episode on sexism and gender issues within science, power dynamics in graduate school, and an interview with reporter Micah Emmel-Duke on his reporting on University of Minnesota sexism claims.
Continuing our series on episodes that start with the letter M, Chris and Marie introduce Marijuana myths, both those that say its amazingly healthy and those that say its the devil's lettuce. Where did these myths start, is there any truth to them, and can CBD Oil really cure cancer like all those mommy blogs say? Find out in this series!
Is your DNA a piece of your private information? What if you upload it online for free? Could George Orwell have predicted such ridiculous lack of care about personal identity? Or is it all fine in the name of the march forward of science? Find out on this weeks episode, as we delve into the philosophy and ethics of DNA forensics surrounding the Golden State Killer case.
Is there a military industrial complex that we should be afraid of? How does the science of war get going, and can the government control it? Are there any truths in the warnings of President Eisenhower? Find out on this weeks episode!
What is Black Salve? Why shouldn't you put it on your face? Is there an easier way to treat cancer, as opposed to going to the doctor and getting radiation therapy? What's your favorite dangerous chemical you can buy on the internet? Find out on this weeks episode!
This week, we discuss the color Blue, its history, and its majesty. Did it exist before the Middle Ages? Or was everyone colorblind before then? Just what color was that frustrating dress, anyways? Find out on this weeks episode!
This week we finish up our series on the history of surgery! How did we develop aseptic technique? What were the particulars of stealing bodies? How does cholera spread, and whats a miasma? Find out on this weeks episode!
How did the US deal with the horrors of the Civil War without the advances in surgery found in Europe at the time? What sort of tools did Civil War Surgeons have at their disposal, and what sort of training did they receive? Why is Marie so terribly wrong about the flavors of ice pop? Find out on this weeks episode!
Why do we call it a be-heading if be-wedding means to become wedded to someone? What sort of surgeries have Marie and Chris had? What is the earliest known surgery, and how did we go from breaking into peoples skulls to remove demons to open heart surgery? Find out in part 1 of this series!
Why did the Winchester Mystery house never stop construction? What is Marie's favorite movie? Why should one not build without the input of an architect? How quickly can one podcast jump on a bandwagon?! Find out on this episode!
Why are nipples so sinful? Whats the deal with fig leaves as clothing? And why is Marie a much more well read co-host than Chris? Find out on this weeks episode, as we delve further into the mythology of clothing and a quick side step towards the science of explosions!
You ever wish you had a pair of magic pants? An enchanted cummerbund? Well have we ever got a series for you! This episode we talk about the history and ideas of magical clothing, from the veneration of saintly vestments to the fairy tales of yore.
Want to hear some hilarious scientific stories, salacious details about your favorite physicist, and read about one of the most well known urology seminars ever? Then take a listen to this episode as Chris is joined by Tawny and George Platis of The Dirty Bits Podcast! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dirty-bits/id1231890102?mt=2
This episode we are joined by the Host of Pleasing Terrors, one of the best podcasts around, to talk about the connection between Ghosts and Water, why Mike spent an evening locked in a haunted jail, Marie's fight or flight response, and what kind of nerd Chris was in high school. Come listen to us banter! http://darkmyths.org/portfolio/pleasing-terrors/
After all that turkey and stuffing, lets settle around the old podcast playing device and learn about Nanotechnology with Chris and TJ from Pints and Puzzles! What is a nanometer? What kind of advances can we expect with nanotechnology in medicine, energy, and pollution control? What the heck did Chris get his PhD in anyways? Come find out on this special Thanksgiving Episode!
The Prisoner is one of the most important science fiction shows of all time, and in this Roundtable we talk all about the show, its importance to science fiction, and its philosophical overtones. We also give a shoutout to the Lets Not Meet podcast: https://www.letsnotmeetpodcast.com/
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Why did little Chris Cogswell smell like shaving cream on Halloween? Should you open up your kids candy to check for razor blades? What are our host's favorite Halloween memories? Check out in this spooky episode!
What was the Satanic Panic? Did anyone ever go to jail for running a satanic cult ring full of children? How do these panics spread, and have we learned anything from the panics of the past? Find out in this weeks episode!
This week we talk to Dr. Lucas Landherr, aka Dante Shepherd from Surviving the World http://survivingtheworld.net/Faculty.html
We discuss teaching science and engineering through unconventional means, getting involved as a frustrated grad student in the arts, and a bunch of other stuff on this weeks episode!
This week is the final chapter in the Hill Abduction story. Just what happened to the Hill's that night? What does science make of the physical evidence? Could hypnosis induce false memories? Find out on this weeks episode!
Why do we hallucinate when we are running on little to no sleep? Can the government control the weather? How about taking in a little teaser for our series on Dyatlov? That and more on this weeks episode!
This week we discuss the very first abduction case, that of Betty and Barney Hill. The hill couple claimed under hypnosis to have been abducted by aliens from Zeta Reticuli, however a lot of what the public knows about the case has been distorted over time. Find out the real story on this weeks episode!
What happened to our intrepid Lowes this week? Does yelling at something while hunting it ever make it easier to catch? Will drumming at aliens with glow sticks make them appear, or just keep humans away? Can a Boat be this seasons hottest new character? Find out on this weeks episode!
What has made the Vampire such a consistent part of our monster lore throughout the centuries? What kind of explanations are there for the physical evidence of corpses rising from the dead to suck blood, like blood on the teeth or still present in the internal organs after burial? Is Vlad the Impaler really the best historical vampire, or is there someone else to take his cape and fangs? Find out in this episode!
Just what is Rob Lowe up to in a haunted castle? Are blinking lights a good indication of paranormal activity? Are there community college courses in Shamanism? Find out in this week's special episode with Sam Fredrickson of the Not Alone Podcast and Rob Kristoffersen of the upcoming Our Strange Skies podcast!
Greetings comrades! This is definitely Chris and not Kristaps here, telling you to please listen to this episode on how the glorious Soviet Space Fleet crushed our enemies to conquer the future. Also I am somehow typing this from the future. Over and out.
This episode the Mad Scientist Podcast is joined by one of our favorite podcasts and fellow Dark Myth members Rumor Flies! We take on forensic myths including lie detector tests, blood splatter analysis, DNA analysis, and forensic psychology in this super long and super special episode!
This episode Chris sits down with one of the hosts of the excellent "Is This Adulting?" Podcast, Steven Pappas, to talk about mental health myths and stigma from a personal perspective. Part 1 of the multi part series on mental health myths and pseudoscience!
RELEASE THE KRAKEN! Or at least release some interesting science and history about the Kraken! Where did this legend come from, how do our stories about giant squid measure up to real specimen, and what the heck is a colossal squid? Find out on this weeks episode!
Have you ever wondered why we seem to love cannibals when their on TV? How did historical cases of cannibalism happen, and what are some common themes found in this gruesome favorite of Halloween stories? Find out on this weeks Roundtable!