Episode 63: Neighborly Advice

Episode 63: Neighborly Advice

The Advice-Giving Boys of Comedy™ hand out some little grey goblins of wisdom around the MUM Town neighborhood. Our first advice column episode was such a hit that we decided to do them on a recurring basis. This week we discuss relationships, marketing, art, and the midlife crisis. Ramin just finished some big updates to the Mind Under Matter Campout Festival page and it looks amazing. We can’t wait to be neighbors with you in September!


Episode 62: The Tentacles of Life

Episode 62: The Tentacles of Life

Do you ever wonder what alien consciousness could be like? The Oceanic Exploring Boys of Comedy™ take a deep dive under the surface and through evolutionary time to contemplate the minds of octopus. You don’t need sci-fi to see an alien world, marine biologists research it every day.  Octopus and humans’ closest common ancestor was a worm-like creature that existed about 600 million years ago.  Our tentacles of evolution went off to become a wide range of vertebrates and all sorts of large-brained mammals.  Invertebrates took a very different path and tended to opt-out of those costly big brains.  But...


Episode 61: How We Roll

Episode 61: How We Roll

What does your car say about you? The Inclusive Biological Fitness Flaunting Boys of Comedy™ make it rain conspicuous consumption knowledge and fancy science vernacular. This week we discuss how organisms use costly and sometimes deceptive displays to advertise their quality to potential predators, prey, family, peers, and mates.  This top shelf episode builds on some of our favorite lessons from past episodes to describe one of the ways in which we are driven to spend in ways that may seem irrational from the view of a utilitarian. The peacock’s tail might have spurred some of these early insights into...


Episode 60: Light Triad

Episode 60: Light Triad

The Angelic Boys of Comedy™ explore the light side of MUM Town. Last month people really liked our Dark Triad episode exploring Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. So, we decided to make a two-part episode on The Light Triad of Compassion, Empathy, and Altruism. We discuss why dark and negative things often bias our attention and how positive psychology is attempting to bring balance to the force. Listen to The ABC™ wherever you podcast or check out the video version on Spotify or YouTube. Salivating for more? Get your own bonus episode of Mind Under ART for only $5, virtual board...


Episode 59: Fun By Nature

Episode 59: Fun By Nature

The World Building Boys of Comedy™ are finalizing the plans for the physical manifestation of Mind Under Matter at their Campout Festival. Shane went to a second and final event at Lake Side Retreats in Raleigh.  This one was produced by Life Is Art Productions (who is also doing our campout festival).  He was blown away. All previous concerns have been replaced with excitement and dreams.  Shane has even decided to move to Raleigh to build a MUM world over the summer. We had to do one final update episode to finalize the plan and now everything is ready to launch. We reflect...