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Joe McCormick

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.
Recent episodes featuring Joe McCormick
Toys, Part 2
As the holiday season sets in, Robert and Joe open up Santa’s toy bag to consider the invention of various toys -- toys intended to teach, toys intended to puzzle and toys that leverage technology for good old fashioned childhood fun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
From the Vault: Thought Experiments
Stuff to Blow Your Mind frequently discusses thought experiments on the show, from Schrödinger's Cat to the Infinity Hotel. But what constitutes a thought experiments? How long have they been around and what are the seven categories? Robert and Joe explore… (Originally published Jan 3, 2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Toys, Part 1
As the holiday season sets in, Robert and Joe open up Santa’s toy bag to consider the invention of various toys -- toys intended to teach, toys intended to puzzle and toys that leverage technology for good old fashioned childhood fun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
From the Vault; Stone Age Technology with Dietrich Stout
Paleolithic tools inform not just our understanding of prehistoric lives, but also the evolution and nature of the human mind. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe chat with Emory University’s Associate Professor of Anthropology Dr. Dietrich Stout about the hand ax, tool use and even "2001: A Space Odyssey.” (Originally published Nov. 13, 2018) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Microwave, Part 2
You probably use one everyday: to warm up your lunch, to explode pats of butter or simply to reheat your coffee. But how does a microwave oven work and where does this amazingly useful invention come from? Find out in this episode of Invention! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 1 day