Joe McCormick is a writer and a host of the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind, on which he explores strange fascinations such as techno-religions, prehistoric sea monsters and the origins of consciousness. A native of East Tennessee, he now lives in Atlanta with his wife Rachael and a dangerous canid named Charles Darwin. In his free time, he likes to relax by cooking spicy food and settling down with a nice, stiff Atomic Age monster movie. Once, when he was a kid, his supremely kind and generous grandmother let him crack open an old thermostat so he could get at the mercury switch. He is still grateful for this experience.