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The Mad Scientist Podcast

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30: Bigelow Part 3: Justice League of Sorta Science
On this episode, join Chris and Marie as they continue their series on Robert Bigelow, from the early 90s to the founding of NIDS. Who was on the team? Who are the most important players? Who would be Aquaman? Find out on this week's episode. PS we kept the cough in because Jake thought it was artistic. 
29: Bigelow Part 2: Titan of Science
This episode join us as we delve into the history of the most important name in the paranormal you've never heard of, Robert Bigelow. How did he meet Harry Reid? When did he get interested in UFOs? What's with the secrecy? Find out on this week's episode! 
28: Bigelow Part 1: History of UFOs with Our Strange Skies
This episode join Chris and special guest Rob Kristofferson from the Our Strange Skies Podcast, as we discuss the general trends of UFO History! How did cases change over time? When did the militarization of the field begin? And what's with the space bikinis?!?
27: Silent Spring 2: I Don't Get No Respect
This episode join Chris and Marie as they talk about the life of Rachel Carson, a fascinating scientist who changed our relationship with nature, but who has in many ways been forgotten to modern history. One of the first major pop science figurez in some ways, she paved the way for the environmental movement and the creation of the EPA. 
26: Chernobyl Disaster
Join Chris and special co-host Gabe this episode as we talk about the Chernobyl disaster, nuclear energy generally, and all sorts of other radioactive bits of information!
25: Silent Spring Episode 1: The Age of Pesticides
In this episode join Chris and Marie as they talk about the beginning of the age of pesticides, and the eventual rise of Rachel Carson and the modern environmentalist movement. 
24: Cats and the Uncanny Valley
Did you feel a sinking pit of despair and horror in your stomach upon watching the Cats trailer? Then you've experienced the uncanny valley!Ever wonder why Rebel Wilson always has to play the character who gets tossed through a plate glass window? Then you've seen her IMDB page!
23: Weird Rains!
Have you ever wondered what it means to rain cats and dogs? How about raining blood, if you're more into fishnets and heavy metal? Well have we got an episode for you!
22: Cash Landrum with special guest Jennifer Taylor
This episode join Chris and Vanished: Emilia Earhart's own Jennifer Taylor as they discuss the Cash Landrum UFO Case!
21: Alien Con and the Happiest Place on Earth
This episode join Chris and Marie as they recap their recent travel experiences, including Alien Con and Marie's trip to the happiest Star Warsiest place on Earth!
20: Chris and Rob talk Alien News
On this episode join Chris and special guest co-host Rob from the wonderful Our Strange Skies podcast to learn about the latest goings on in UFO world, documents being released, new TTSA weirdness occuring, and just have a rip roaring good time.
17: Vanished: Amelia Earhart
This episode we are joined by Jennifer Taylor, lawyer and co-host of Vanished, Amelia Earhart with Chris Williamson! We talk about Amelia's legacy, the story, and other interesting bits!!
16: UFOs and Weirdness with Zuger!
This episode we are joined by Chris George Zuger to discuss aliens, his UFO Sightings, and all kinds of weird stuff! 
15: Million Beers 3: Game of Woes
Yo it's a game of thrones recap cause we are basic
14: Chupacabra: Where the wind Blows
On this episode we talk about the world's dumbest cryptid, the Chupacabra. People, get your dogs treated for mange.
12: Unabomber Part 4: Getting Even
On this episode we finish out the Unabomber series, talking about the hunt for Ted, the linguistic forensics that went into his conviction, and his undoing through manifesto!
11: A Million Beers Minisode 1
A Million Beers minisode 1! If you can tell me where the episodes photo has been taken you win a sticker!
9: A Dash of Science! Zero Point Energy
This week we are joined by Chris from the "A Dash of Science" podcast to discuss his work as a NASA engineer, trying to get into space, and zero point energy! Find his amazing show at
8: Unabomber Part 2: Hell of a Time at Harvard
Did Harvard make the Unabomber? Can you take apart a personality, then put it back together? Why did people in the 50s love amphetamines so much? Find out on this week's episode!
7: Unabomber Part 1: Oddly Good at Chemistry
On this episode, dig deep into one of the most fascinating and infamous mathematicians of all time: Ted Kaczynski also known as the Unabomber. What was his childhood like? Are there clues to the man he would become, and what kind of threads can be uncovered to try and make sense of his crimes? Is domestic terrorism really a side affect of the treatment of hives? Find out on this week's episode!
6: Listener Questions!
This episode, join Chris and Marie as they answer some listener questions before going on a short 1 month hiatus! Then we will be back with a big series on the Unabomber, followed by the continuation of season 3! We love you all <3
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May 17th, 2016
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Sep 30th, 2019
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