Episode 3: Planet of the Indecisive Apes

Episode 3: Planet of the Indecisive Apes

Anxiety can keep us out of danger, but what utility might depression have? If it doesn’t have utility, why is it pervasive in so many species? If it is so bad for us, why hasn’t evolution gotten rid of it? If it’s good for us, why does it suck so much?

Episode 2: Sumitting Mt. Nowhere

Episode 2: Sumitting Mt. Nowhere

As social animals, we tend to overemphasize the strength of someone’s beliefs more than the substance of the actual belief itself.

Ramin talks about the two extreme sides of the motivational coin… carrots and sticks… bootstrappers and manifestors.  We explore how dogma gets in the way of otherwise useful tips.


Episode 1

Episode 1

Ramin and Shane have been collaborating and having hilarious philosophical conversations about art, comedy, meaning, existentialism, drive, and the nature of reality for years.

In this first official episode of MUM, they introduce themselves so you can get a sense of their interests and vibe.


Episode 0

Episode 0

This episode captured the wonderfully serendipitous and organic beginning of the Mind Under Matter Podcast.

Originally, Ramin Nazer invited Shane Mauss on his podcast The Rainbow Brainskull Hour.  Halfway through the recording these two old friends decided that they needed to combine forces and start doing a whole podcast of their own.


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