Episode 48: St. Paddy's NOT Patty's

Episode 48: St. Paddy's NOT Patty's

Shane and Ramin have TWO tremendous pieces of news.  Don’t miss this episode as it involves some plans you are going to want to make! The Charmed Boys of Comedy™ are feeling The Luck of the Irish. This week we chat about the history of St Paddy’s Day.  We talk about Shane’s Irish ancestry, potato famines, and early American immigrants.  After doing Origins of Halloween (ep 29), Christmas Origins (ep 36), and now exploring St Paddy’s Day as a respite from Lent, we are starting to notice a bit of a theme with the holidays, religions, and traditions during the coldest months.  We speculate...


Episode 47: The Conspiracy Survey

Episode 47: The Conspiracy Survey

The Necromancers of Comedy™ use modern alchemy to determine how conspiratorial they are. This week Shane and Ramin take the 15 question ‘Generic Conspiracist Beliefs Scale’ The scale breaks the score down into five facets: Government Malfeasance: Belief in routine criminal conspiracy within governments Malevolent Global Conspiracies: Belief that small, secret groups exert total control over global events Control of Information (CI): Belief that unethical control and suppression of information by organizations Extraterrestrial Cover-Up: Belief that information about aliens is being concealed from the public Personal Well-being (PW): Concerns over personal health and liberty and the use of mind-control technology...


Episode 46: International MUM Day

Episode 46: International MUM Day

The New Tradition Starting Boys of Comedy™ bring in the first inaugural International Mind Under Matter Day on 2/22/22! What is International MUM Day?  For the first year, we are going to hash it out together. If you could cobble together a new holiday with your favorite things from other holidays, what would it look like?  What is your ideal festival?  If Shane and Ramin put together a Mind Under Matter camp out next year would you be interested in joining The NTSBC™?  Tune in to find out more. We talked about all of the amazing artists in the MUM community and decided to...


Episode 45: Erupting with Life

Episode 45: Erupting with Life

The Sexually Selected Valentines of Comedy™ release their second episode on mating behavior.

Last week we went through a bit of the early history of the scientific debates over the evolution of utility versus beauty.  This week we will go through some of the more recent theories about mating behavior to better understand the eruption of various behaviors that have both created and destroyed an uncountable number of species on earth.


Episode 44: Darwinian Beauty

Episode 44: Darwinian Beauty

This week The Sexually Selected Boys of Comedy™ get into some of the basics of the evolution of mating.

Charles Darwin’s birthday is just before Valentine’s Day on Feb 12.  We thought it would be fitting to spend the next two weeks talking about how change over time has shaped the tantalizing act of spreading genes.