Episode 66: Very Ape
The Juvenile Apes Of Comedy™ swing through the branches of our evolutionary tree to learn about primatology. What can other primates teach us about cooperation, fighting, status, stress, gender, and human life. This week we will climb through the history of primatology to discover some of the egocentric anthropomorphizing that has led to a lot of past misunderstandings. Instead of butchering out-of-context research to justify the worst of human behavior, we can look to our hairy friends for clues about cooperation, acceptance, and fairness. Come monkey around with The JAC™ wherever you podcast.
Episode 65: Behavioral Economics
The Counterintuitive Boys of Comedy™ question our assumptions about seemingly ordinary decisions. What happens when you nearly get burned to death? Do you think you would have some questions about life? That is exactly what happened to Dan Ariely at a young age… And from it spawned some interesting, nuanced questions about human perception. Why do we spend money in ways that don’t meet our long-term goals? What primes us to cheat and steal? What motivates us beyond financial transactions? And most importantly, how do you make a prostate exam more comfortable? You don’t have to wait until the Mind...
Episode 64: Philosophy of Music
This week The Music Discovering Boys Of Comedy™ discuss musical philosophy and introduce you to the sweet sounds of Desert Honey. With help from the book ‘The Music Lesson' by Victor Wooten, Ramin breaks down groove, notes, articulation/duration, technique, emotion/feel, dynamics, rhythm/tempo, tone, phrasing, space/rest, and listening. We close out the show by introducing you to Desert Honey with an interview with singers Sarah Slade and Jade Arrow! Shane found this band when we first started putting together the idea for the Mind Under Matter Campout Festival. They have the perfect style and vibe for a campout festival and with...
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
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...