Learn Me Something

50 EpisodesProduced by Hologram Radio

Learn Me Something is a podcast that celebrates our ignorance as the beginning of the search for truth. Every week we select diverse subjects outside our neurosphere. The intent is to learn/teach something, for all of us. Recognizing the evolving world we live in, our egoal is to teach critical thin… read more

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Feminism

April 19th, 2019

53:37

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of feminism, what it really means and how it's misunderstood, why it's hated, and more!

Feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on …

Inversion Therapy

April 12th, 2019

42:31

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of inversion therapy, what it is, how it's used, and much more!

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Understanding Human Emotions

April 5th, 2019

43:20

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into human emotions and explain how they serve a very specific purpose in evolution …

Aliens Declassified

March 29th, 2019

40:21

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into aliens. Fact or fiction? Is there advanced life other than us in the cosmos?

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The Bogeyman

March 22nd, 2019

41:26

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of the Bogeyman as it pertains to various cultures. You know, that …

Is HIV/AIDS Cured?

March 15th, 2019

57:56

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome …

How to Deal with Death

March 9th, 2019

1:15:27

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into death, how to cope with it, how people and animals interpret it differently, and also share some personal stories.

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Crop Circles

March 1st, 2019

51:18

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the phenomena of crop circles, who creates them and why?

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Valentine's Day

February 15th, 2019

1:05:15

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of Valentine's Day and figure out when it changed from largely a …

Anti-Vaxxers

February 8th, 2019

55:15

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the anti-vaxxer craze. What, you thought this issue went away?

Perhaps one of …

Smiling Depression

February 1st, 2019

57:00

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the regrettably common and often stigmatized issue of depression. We've aptly titled this episode "Smiling Depression," because a lot of us that …

Stress

January 25th, 2019

57:37

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into stress, how it affects the human body, and some remedies and preventative maintenance to minimize it.

What is stress? Stress is your body's way of …

Carbon Tax

January 18th, 2019

59:51

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into carbon tax, why we have it, and what it means for our environment and future.

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Sex vs Gender

January 11th, 2019

50:27

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into sex vs gender, which an expansion on the episode we did on gender identity.

The History of Residential Schools in Canada

January 4th, 2019

41:33

Synopsis This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the dark and unsettling history of residential schools in Canada.

When the …

The History of Christmas

December 28th, 2018

1:10:20

Synopsis This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich celebrate the winter holiday by looking at the history of Christmas.

The first Christmas …

Online Privacy

December 22nd, 2018

1:01:23

Synopsis This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into online privacy. Is privacy a fundamental right and what are we doing to …

Tap Dancing

December 14th, 2018

37:43

Synopsis This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of tap dancing!

How it got started:

Tap dancing has a number of ancestors; most notably Irish step dancing and African dancing …

Building A B.S. Detector

December 7th, 2018

50:23

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into how we can all build better B.S. detectors, i.e, critical thinking skills.

David Foster Wallace famously argued that:

learning how to think really …

Tickling

November 30th, 2018

44:39

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the topic of tickling and how it relates to intimacy as well as torture.

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Ley Lines

November 23rd, 2018

57:13

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the mysteries and beliefs of ley lines.

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Motivation

November 16th, 2018

1:06:46

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into motivation, why do we do the things we do, and what is it that drives our behaviours?

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Atlantis

November 11th, 2018

40:18

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the lost city of Atlantis. Is it myth or reality?

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Voting

November 2nd, 2018

1:01:00

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into voting, the current system in place in Canada, the new alternatives being put forth to get rid of “first-past-the-post,” and how they differ.

Make …

Halloween Extravaganza 2018

October 26th, 2018

48:44

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich are joined by numerous guests to discuss why Halloween is awesome, including favourite monsters and spooky stories!

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Witches

October 19th, 2018

49:13

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the history of witches, witch burnings, and draw parallels with modern-day irrational human behaviour.

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The Goblin And Planet 9

October 12th, 2018

24:17

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the research behind what scientists know about the ninth planet.

The Kuiper …

Love Languages

October 4th, 2018

52:43

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the love languages. What is a love language? According to Dr. Gary Chapman, there are 5 love languages. The idea is simple: Break down and decode the …

Transhumanism

September 28th, 2018

40:07

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into transhumanism, an international philosophical movement that advocates for the transformation of the human condition by developing and making widely …

Astrology

September 21st, 2018

46:27

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into astrology, its history, the difference between that and astronomy, and why …

Photosynthesis

September 14th, 2018

26:46

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into photosynthesis. We know that plants convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel them, but there’s emerging science …

Orgasms

September 7th, 2018

1:08:37

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into orgasms, the stats behind the disparity between men and women who have them, what happens to your brain when you orgasm, and how men can please …

Allergies

August 31st, 2018

34:20

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into allergies. Does everyone have them, how long have they been around, and where do they come from?

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Organ Donors

August 24th, 2018

51:33

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the history organ donation, the problems surrounding it in various different countries such as Canada, the United States, and the thought process …

The Know Nothings

August 17th, 2018

42:05

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the “Know Nothing” political movement. The Native American Party, renamed the …

Alien Abductions

August 10th, 2018

1:06:07

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into alien abductions, the reports behind them and why they’ve subsided, and of course strive to separate fact from fiction.

Paranormal investigators …

The Plastic Problem

August 3rd, 2018

49:58

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into plastics. How much plastic do we recycle in North America, how do we compare …

Anxiety

July 27th, 2018

1:11:52

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into anxiety, how it’s defined, where it comes from, and its varying degrees of severity.

The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) says that over …

Animal Intelligence

July 20th, 2018

52:48

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into animal intelligence, the differences between different species, and how they’ve developed.

In the Early Days of Humanity, Odin sat high in the …

Superstition

July 13th, 2018

1:10:15

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into superstition. Why do so many people believe in things that seem irrational, illogical, and rooted in fear of the unknown?

Merriam-Webster, …

Consciousness

July 6th, 2018

59:48

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into consciousness. What is it, does every living thing have it, and are we part of …

Cyberbullying

June 29th, 2018

1:15:44

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the rather complex and pervasive ssue of cyberbullying. What’s it like to be a …

Brain Hacking

June 22nd, 2018

49:02

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the subject of brain hacking, the current science behind it, and what it means for the future of human society.

Duration: 49:00:00

Present: Aaron …

Willpower

June 15th, 2018

1:05:02

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the subject of willpower and the science behind it. Wait, there’s actual science behind the concept of willpower? Do you think you have willpower?

eSports

June 8th, 2018

50:46

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into what eSports are, its long history, and why it’s so lucrative. Can you really …

The Ketogenic Diet

June 1st, 2018

55:58

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the ketogenic diet, what it is, how it works, and why it’s been so successful …

Sugar

May 25th, 2018

44:21

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the top of sugar, an ever present ingredient in drinks and food. Are there different types of sugar and are all of them bad? How much are you …

The Tragedy of Alfie Evans

May 18th, 2018

59:08

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich discuss Alfie Evans, an infant boy from Liverpool with an undiagnosed neurodegenerative …

Your Irritable Guts

May 11th, 2018

1:12:59

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into a rather gross but fascinating subject: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects between 6–18% of people worldwide. …

All Things Awesome

May 4th, 2018

1:20:28

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron, Rich, and Alex discuss all things that are awesome. Well, not all of them… but we do have a concise list of some pretty great things. Despite this being our 50th …

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