Episode 29: Origins of Halloween

Episode 29: Origins of Halloween

The Spooky Voids and Visionaries of Comedy™ release the first of two Halloween episodes. This week Shane and Ramin get dressed up in their finest morph suits to discuss the origins and evolution of Halloween. How did seasonal change influence the morbid themes of this centuries-old tradition?  How did the ancient practices of witchcraft go from being the respected, gender-neutral medical care of the time to the demonization of women?


Episode 28: Wishing Everyone Well

Episode 28: Wishing Everyone Well

The Guinea Pigs of Comedy ™ continue with part two of the political compass scale.

Each survey question makes for a great jumping-off point for fun philosophical discussions of worldviews and is almost like a mini-episode.


Episode 27: Meditation

Episode 27: Meditation

The Mindful Boys of Comedy™ meditate on meditation.

Shane recently had a wonderful mushroom trip that he was trying to use as a reset before Sober October.  In the process he started getting back into meditation, so we thought it was the perfect time to explore the topic.


Episode 26: Political Attitudes Test Pt 1

Episode 26: Political Attitudes Test Pt 1

The Self-Described Objective Boys of Comedy™ take a political attitudes test to see if they are truly as impartial as we like to think they are.

The Mind Under Matter Podcast typically isn’t overly interested in current events and therefore doesn’t devote much time to the usual political discussions. Too many political conversations run in circles around the latest trending news stories that seems to monopolize watercooler talk and social media.  What makes this conversation different is that the evergreen topics in the survey are a terrific springboard for broader philosophical discussions.


Episode 25: ADHD?

Episode 25: ADHD?

The Scatterbrained Boys of Comedy™ attempt to focus on an ADHD test.

In a heroic display of attention, Shane and Ramin somehow made it through an extremely short survey with only going off on 14,000 tangents.

Tune in to find out a little history of when schools started focusing more on our lack of focus and started prescribing speed to children who (for some bizarre reason) weren’t interested in homework.