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Pseudophile (SOO-doh-file) - (noun) A lover of all things mysterious, paranormal, and conspiratorial. We are three friends from the middle of nowhere Arkansas with an affinity for pseudoscience, the paranormal, and anything seemingly too crazy to be true. In this podcast we aim to take our love for the fantastical ideas of the world's most misinformed and transfer it to you in an easy to follow conversational format.
 
Hi! We're Angela, Jean & Valerie -- aka 'The Daemons' -- we talk about the All Souls Series by Deborah Harkness. This includes the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), Time's Convert, and The World of All Souls and any future books incoming to the universe at large. As new episodes are released in the US/Canada, we also unpack the television series based on these beloved books (titled A Discovery of Witches). Go on! Put in your ear buds, pull up your chair, br ...
 
From the natural world to outer space, Inverse offers timely journalism and interesting points of view for people who want to know what's next. Health research, updates on SpaceX and NASA, sleep psychology, pseudo-science debunks, nightmarish robots, advancing A.I., shifting cultures, more sustainable energy, and those never-ending studies on caffeine and beer: The Abstract delivers weird facts straight to your brain, three times a week, two stories at a time.
 
When it comes to policing in America, a seemingly impenetrable system stands in the way of ending police violence. Join host and actor Jay Ellis (Insecure, Top Gun: Maverick, Mrs. America) as he seeks to explore the untold story of policing. Jay’s mission: demystify police union contracts, separate truth from fiction, and deliver some concrete steps that can end violent police misconduct across the United States. In this four-part series, Jay seeks the guidance of academics, data scientists, ...
 
The Extinction Level Event of 2030 destroyed over three billion lives but corporations arose from the ashes to save humanity. Gog, the most powerful of the corporation rules from their stronghold of Gog Colony. They have formed a pseudo-government of peace and have spread it to other colonies under their control. The drug Ataraxia is used to control their populace and eradicate all human emotion. From their secret base, The Sanctuary, an insurgency has risen up to bring Gog down but Gog has ...
 
A Vague Idea is a comedy / trivia podcast hosted by Nate Ragolia & Shannon Paige, with (sometimes) John Peros. Each week, we subject our special guests to a themed list of topics from pop culture, news, politics, history, and more, and find out if they have "A VAGUE IDEA". We also play an array of games, tell stories, offer hot takes, crack jokes, rant, and crown the episode's winner.
 
Join me, Daniel Aaron Moore as I enlighten myself on topics of science, pseudo science, and the esoteric in our universe. With topics ranging from unique theories to amazing and often bizarre beliefs I am constantly learning that there is as much amazement in mystery as there is in scientific discovery.
 
In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo-scientific system of "Human Analysis". She proposes that, within the human race, five sub-types have developed through evolutionary processes, each with its own distinct character traits and corresponding outward appearance. She offers to teach the reader how to recognise these five types of people and understand their innate differences. Her ideas have ...
 
Welcome to the Ecomodernist Podcast Webpage. Ecomodernism is movement based upon the belief that economic and technological processes are central to economic modernization and environmental protection.We believe that it is not by our “return to nature” but rather through a withdrawal from nature and accelerated scientific advancement that is the only proven way to alleviate poverty, reverse our population growth, and enable a restoration of the ecosystems on our planet. While we support the ...
 
In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo-scientific system of "Human Analysis". She proposes that, within the human race, five sub-types have developed through evolutionary processes, each with its own distinct character traits and corresponding outward appearance. She offers to teach the reader how to recognise these five types of people and understand their innate differences. Her ideas have ...
 
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This week we have a special crossover episode with the hosts of Movie the Podcast from moleholeradio.com, and we're talking about Jaws. We discuss why we love the film, play some games, and find out if we have vague ideas about Blockbusters and Bad Hat Harry. Everyone talks about what crazy thing they'd eat if they were a shark too. Just when you t…
 
TBOL ch 7 It's Sol in Leo! We're back in Madison, but things aren't quite correct. Matthew's moody, Sarah's broody, and it seems it's up to Diana to get this place back into working order. We meet the locals (witches) at the Cost Cutter, and Smitty at the Post Office! This a short chapter, but it starts us on the path to the larger things to come. …
 
With the latest research suggesting exercise is beneficial for depression and stress resilience, Inverse’s Emma Betuel and Ali Pattillo discuss how working out does wonders for mental health. Read more at Inverse.com: https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/exercise-depression-treatment-study https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/brain-study-exercise-increas…
 
With a look at the latest science regarding solar storms and anti-solar panels, Inverse’s Passant Rabie and Sarah Wells discuss what the Sun’s energy is capable of — and how solar power technology can improve on its limitations. Read more at Inverse.com: https://www.inverse.com/science/the-truth-about-that-coronal-mass-ejection https://www.inverse.…
 
Returning guest Ian Silverii and his brother Alex Silverii pop on to pop off about video games! We're talking about Fallout 2 and 3, Knights of the Round, Skyrim, Animal Crossing (and the rigged capitalism therein), and more. Plus games! And some discussion on disliking the Harry Potter series. It's nerdy, it's digital, and it's in your ears! Check…
 
With a renaissance of psychedelic research, Inverse’s Ali Pattillo and Emma Betuel discuss how magic mushrooms and LSD could transform the way we treat cancer patients’ crushing mental health symptoms and people’s chronic pain. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract https://w…
 
Whether it be arguments about masks, vaccines or the U.S. presidential election, 2020 continues to spark delicate conversations and frustrating debates. Inverse’s Ali Pattillo and Emma Betuel discuss how applying key scientific strategies can help win arguments and change someone’s mind. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discu…
 
Rare discoveries found inside ancient creatures are offering new clues about megapredation and prehistoric times. Inverse’s Nina Pullano explains how a mummified puppy and fish reptile managed to turn science on its head. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract ICE PUPPY: http…
 
This week, William M. Brandon III, author of Welcome to Spring Street, and Brandon Getz, author of Lars Breaxface: Werewolf In Space, zoom into the studio for an episode about PROTEST. We talk about self-immolation, nudity as protest, and cover topics like the Haymarket Affair, the Salt March, the Occupation of Alcatraz. Plus, GAMES! We even try to…
 
As the global pandemic continues to impact our social lives, Inverse’s Emma Betuel and Sarah Sloat discuss what the latest scientific research reveals about cultivating the happiest, healthiest relationships. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract Dating Study Predicts Happy …
 
From ‘High Score’ to ‘Floor is Lava,’ Netflix recently traced the origins of gaming’s billion-dollar industry, and the ways gaming continues to reinvent itself. Inverse’s Eric Fransisco and Emma Betuel have more. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract HIGH SCORE https://www.i…
 
This week, Ryan Nowell returns to face Jenny on a show all about College! We're talking about CollegeHumor, the College Board, and Recasting the horrendous 1998 MTV "comedy" film Dead Man On Campus. Plus games, using animal entrails to divine the future, public health, and much much more! Grab your mortar boards and get to laying education brick! C…
 
As the medical community continues to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic, Inverse’s Ali Pattillo and Emma Betuel discuss how telehealth workers and contact tracers are slowly changing the future of healthcare. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract https://www.inverse.com/mind-bo…
 
As the Super Smash Bros. community reckons with sexual misconduct allegations, Inverse’s Danny Paez and Eric Fransisco discuss the social issues plaguing the gaming community — and the rising movements to take them on. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract https://www.invers…
 
TBOL ch 6 It's time for a formal dinner! Fun, right? Let's answer this question as Lady Daemons: "Nah, Bruh." Eventually, we get to a calm period when people were able to break bread without killing each other, and that's nice -- until the ultimate party-crasher dialed it in. Yikes. In typical fashion -- when this book is concerned -- this episode …
 
New discoveries are rewriting how cats became domesticated just as rapid evolution is making red foxes act more like dogs. Inverse’s Nina Pullano and Sarah Sloat discuss how an evolutionary view of domestication is helping us understand our favorite house pets. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at …
 
Returning guest Seth Harris and new guest Courtney Esser are on the show to talk about Continental Cuisine, that is the foods of the European Continent. We're talking about Pot au Feu, Nouvelle Cuisine, the Mediterranean Diet, wines, and more. Plus we go deep on reverence for food and eating, contemplate capitalism, and talk about what other animal…
 
As television shows like Amazon's The Boys and Netflix’s Umbrella Academy become more socially conscious, Inverse’s David Grossman and Jake Kleinman discuss how a new generation is taking on systemic racism, and how the science behind hate crimes could help us stop them from happening in the first place. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all …
 
Justin is working on cracking the X-Drive while Chris is giving him a hard time. Emma and Rene run different ops. Captain Daphne Fox updates the DOR Guard Roster and sends Team 352 to locate the Reed Brothers. Justin has a backup plan and Chris hopes it works. "Hostage" by Justin Gaudreault "Erick's Theme" by Justin Gaudreault Music, Sound Recordin…
 
Whether it’s determining how much your dog understands when you speak, or how worried you should be about the common brain parasite living in your cat’s litter box, Inverse’s Nina Pullano and Ali Pattillo discuss what the latest scientist research says about our relationship with our pets. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories dis…
 
Forced vaccination of 7 billion people is there stated goal….think about that!!! This video was banned by Youtube, but EFR managed to secure a copy before it was taken down. It shows that the COVID-19 “test” is merely verifying the existence of a protein that is present in all humans, all the time. It is certainly NOT a pathogen. https://cldup.com/…
 
With a look at the life of two-time Nobel prize winner Marie Curie — as well as the challenges NASA’s top female astronauts had to endure — Inverse’s Passant Rabie and Eric Fransisco discuss the history of obstacles women in science have had to overcome in order to advance in their fields. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories dis…
 
This week three luminaries of the Geeks Who Drink family face off on a show all about Trivia! Kate Binversie, Dave DeNovellis, and Andrea King pit their wits against topics like Ben Stein, HQ, Art Fleming, and Cosmo Quizzes... AND EACH OTHER. Are they each smarter than a 5th Grader? And what is the worst way someone has fucked with them, as the QUI…
 
Whether it’s a willingness to share land with wildlife — or covers with your partner — the latest science suggests that humans need to learn how to coexist, for both our neighbor’s sake and our own. Inverse’s Emma Betuel explains. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract https:…
 
Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract https://www.inverse.com/science/carbon-from-white-dwarfs https://www.inverse.com/science/pluto-hot-star Subscribe to Inverse Daily, our free weekday email with the latest science and innovation news at inverse.com/newsletter Follow Passa…
 
As private space companies rethink spaceflight for the masses, Inverse’s Mike Brown explains how SpaceX and Virgin Orbit are shaking up the small satellites industry. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract SPACEX'S RIDESHARING: https://www.inverse.com/innovation/spacexs-rides…
 
It’s our solutions episode! Jay arrives at six things that have got to be eliminated in order to usher in substantial improvements to public safety and policing in America and he talks with Netta Elzie (activist, organizer and co-founder of Campaign Zero) about how she transformed her own grief, frustration and anger into steady irrefutable progres…
 
Excellent! Exactly! It's time for an episode about the best show to ever go on a little too long, kinda, sorta... The Simpsons. This week, voice over actor and Simpson's impressionist Jayden Libran battles podcaster, artist and Simpsons aficionado TJ Stambaugh. We discuss Movementarianism, Muddy Mae Suggins, Pulling A Homer, Amber Dempsey and more.…
 
With the latest research revealing new insight on how marijuana affects the mind, Inverse’s Emma Betuel and Sarah Sloat explain the impact of weed on the developing brain, as well as long term effects on our social motivations. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract THE "ANTI…
 
TBOL ch 5 Vampires and witches having babies?! Meh, that's old news to Ysabeau. But it's new to Matthew and Diana ... and us, kind of. The secrets in this chapter have us all reeling, and it's quite a ride. This is a long one, so pack your snacks, because we have two segments with TV news! One recent, and another from about a month ago. This is a D…
 
From the 48-Hour Rule to the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bills of Rights, Jay talks with social scientists and legal experts about a criminal justice system that offers special protections to the police that are neither offered to civilians nor backed by hard science. Learn more at nixthe6.org Thank you to the Cash App for sponsoring our show. Downlo…
 
With fluctuating coronavirus infection rates, the latest research on plant-based diets and working remotely shows how to “boost” the immune system at home and support the body to fight Covid-19. Inverse’s Ali Pattillo explains. Read more at Inverse.com: PLANT-BASED-DIET: https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/plant-based-diet-benefits WORK-FROM-HOME BOD…
 
This week, Michael J. O'Connor--he wrote our theme song!--and Leanna O'Connor (both denizens of the northern California region by the San Francisco Bay) face off for a show about that very region: the Bay Area! We discuss "San Francisco Values", The Twinkie Defense, Croix De Candlestick, and Rice A Roni! Plus games! And AUTOTUNE! We get silly! It's…
 
From shin-kicking to lawnmower-racing, Inverse’s Emma Betuel talks about the weirdest competitive sports you’ve never heard of — with a look at how strange sports have attracted humankind for centuries. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract SHIN-KICKING: https://www.inverse.…
 
As scientists race to develop a vaccine, and humans adjust to new ways of life, Inverse’s Sarah Wells discusses robots’ increasingly helpful role in the age of Covid-19. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract SOCIAL ROBOTS: https://www.inverse.com/innovation/social-robots-cou…
 
Fueled with new information about the power of police union contracts, host Jay Ellis is determined to figure out if real change is even possible. So he heads to Austin, Texas where community organizers Sukyi McMahon and Chas Moore changed the course of history...in a city council chamber. Learn more at nixthe6.org Thank you to the Cash App for spo…
 
With Neanderthal DNA offering new insight into our archaic ancestry, Inverse’s Sarah Sloat discusses what our own biological records can reveal about who we are in modern life. Read more at Inverse.com: Find links to all the stories discussed in today’s episode at inverse.com/the-abstract NEANDERTHAL GENES: https://www.inverse.com/science/23-and-me…
 
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