Month: April 2017

Ep 246 – Meet Your Fellow Mixed Mental Artists: Dave Colan

[podcast src=”” height=”90″ width=”450″]Dave Colan is an improv comedy teacher at the legendary Second City which gave us alums from Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Dave is working with us on the #CultureMatters series and will generally be calling me (Hunter) out regularly and often 😉 You can follow Dave on Twitter at @davecolan or his other Twitter account...

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Smart Goes Pop: Making Ideas Lickable

For the last 13 years, I’ve existed between two worlds: Science and Hollywood. And I’ve got to admit, I feel much more comfortable around the nerds. I may have left high school 18 years ago but it’s taken high school a long time to leave me. Cool kids make me nervous, and yet I’ve become convinced that the rift between the nerds and the cool kids is why humanity can’t seem to get its shit together right now. While scientists often object to the way they’re depicted in Hollywood, the stereotype has way more truth than the nerds would like to admit....

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Ep 245 – Meet Your Fellow Mixed Mental Artists: Reid Nicewonder

[podcast src=”” height=”90″ width=”450″] Street Epistemology is a dialectical approach intent on helping people reflect on the reliability of the methods used to arrive at deeply-held beliefs. Reid Nicewonder is an independent filmmaker seeking to promote critical thinking and skepticism through entertainment. He conducts in-person interviews using at various public parks around Los Angeles. SE Resources: Top 10 SE Videos (Anthony Magnabosco) Cordial Curiosity (Reid Nicewonder) SE Website SE Facebook Page SE Facebook Group (Private study group) SE Twitter...

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Ep 244 – #KnowledgeBomb: The Dunbar Number In Three Minutes

[podcast src=”” height=”90″ width=”450″] Cate Fogarty is the Callenphate’s Chief Artillery Officer and has been making pretty amazing knowledge bombs for If you want to help Cate in her work as The Callenphate’s Chief Artillery Officer, you can contact her on Twitter at @cateclysmic or find her in the Mixed Mental Arts Facebook group. You too can make #knowledgebombs! In this #knowledgebomb, she covers The Dunbar Number. You can read the original article at As always, all t-shirt sales and donations go to fund intellectual terrorism. So many minds need to be blown and with people...

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AWE $@!%, I’ve Turned Into My Mother

I’ve spent the last two and a half years making a documentary film about a trip I took with my family sailing from Minnesota to Florida. What began as a fun way to document an adventure has become serious me-search. Pro-tip: if you want to save yourself thousands of dollars’ worth of therapy to learn why you do the things you do get a video camera and film your family 12 hours a day for two months straight. It’s both illuminating and terrifying. I’ve realized all that I’ve gained culturally from my parents for better or worse.    ...

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