Why Do People Change Genders? (with Roman Fitzgerald)

Why Do People Change Genders? (with Roman Fitzgerald)

Listen on iPhone In this episode, we explore, “Why do people change genders?” It’s another serious one, but we’re joined with the amazing Roman Fitzgerald, who is in the final stages of female-to-male gender reassignment. We learn about hormone treatments, surgery, and the reactions from society from the perspective of the community. Or at least, Roman’s perspective. UPDATE: After posting this episode we were informed that some people might find the phrase “change genders” offensive. Had we known this, we…

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Let’s Learn about Conversion Therapy (w/ Matty Rendulic)

Let’s Learn about Conversion Therapy (w/ Matty Rendulic)

listen on iTunes Warning: This episode isn’t very fun. It’s still very good, and I encourage you to listen. We sit down with Matty Rendulic, who went through conversion therapy at the formative age of 15. We learn about what happens there, what types of people go there, and why people go there. We cross religion and politics and try to cross the barrier between hatred and love using knowledge. Every week on Stranger Still, we take the questions you’ve…

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Cognitive Dissonance and How to be Wrong

Cognitive Dissonance and How to be Wrong

In this episode, we explore cognitive dissonance and how to be wrong. You might be putting walls up in front of undeniable evidence and not even know it! That’s called cognitive dissonance, and it’s a dangerous problem we face in our world today. In preparation for our last episodes in Pride Month, we thought it’d be a good time to break down those walls. Join us in becoming better learners and laughing along the way! Every week on Stranger Still,…

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Can Someone Explain the Mandela Effect, Please?

Can Someone Explain the Mandela Effect, Please?

In this episode, we answer the question, “Can someone explain the Mandela Effect, please?.” Everything you know about your childhood is a lie. At least, that’s what some people on the internet believe. Do you remember the Berenstain Bears or the Berenstein Bears? What about the Looney Tunes or the Looney Toons? We’re going get to the bottom of it, and figure out why so many people don’t remember things correctly. Join us in learning about collective false memories and…

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Do Fidget Spinners Help Your Concentration?

Do Fidget Spinners Help Your Concentration?

Nick and Jon cash in on the fidget spinner fad as grumpy old men. That’s not entirely fair. They set aside their grumpy pants and give fidget spinners a fair shot. Then shoot them down. Fidget spinners claim to help with ADHD, ADD, PTSD, anxiety, you name it! But do they actually help? Join us in finding out and laughing along the way! Every week on Stranger Still, we take the questions you’ve never questioned to ask and try to…

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Everything You Need To Know About Fossils

Everything You Need To Know About Fossils

In this episode, we find out everything you need to know about fossils. We came across some very (not at all) compelling evidence that dinosaurs never existed, and fossils are fake. So we had to get to the bottom of how fossils work and why dinosaurs were definitely real. Join us in learning about our favorite bone-shaped rocks and laughing along the way! Every week on Stranger Still, we take the questions you’ve never questioned to ask and try to…

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Do Vitamin Supplements Actually Do Anything? (w/ Shelbie Wood)

Do Vitamin Supplements Actually Do Anything? (w/ Shelbie Wood)

In this episode, we explore, “Do vitamin supplements actually do anything?” We’re constantly told we should be taking vitamins. As you get older, you might need to take a vitamin cocktail just to keep your diet healthy! Or do you? Do vitamin supplements even work? Or are they just corporate minds trying to get your hard earned tens-of-dollars?! Join us in learning living healthy and laughing along the way! Every week on Stranger Still, we take the questions you’ve never…

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Is Artificial Intelligence Inherently Racist?

Is Artificial Intelligence Inherently Racist?

In this episode, we explore, “Is artificial intelligence inherently racist?” FaceApp is under fire for making a racist app. Was it at the fault of the developers, or is that just how AI works? Today, we learn how the brain works, how programmers simulate our brain, and how that can all go wrong. Join us in learning about evil robots and laughing along the way! Every week on Stranger Still, we take the questions you’ve never questioned to ask and…

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Why Don’t We Have Flying Cars?

Why Don’t We Have Flying Cars?

In this episode, we explore, “Why don’t we have flying cars?” We’ve all seen them in our favorite movies… Back to the Future, Harry Potter… Flubber… But its 2017! Why the heck don’t have have flying cars?! Well, it turns out its a lot more complicated that you would think. Join us in finding out why and laughing along the way! Every week on Stranger Still, we take the questions you’ve never questioned to ask and try to answer them….

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Scratch Tickets: The Poor People’s Tax?

Scratch Tickets: The Poor People’s Tax?

listen on iTunes In this episode, we explore the ins and outs of scratch tickets. To many, scratch tickets are a waste of money. To others, they’re entertainment. And the the rest of us, they’re little pieces of losing lottery tickets that our parents get us every year for Easter. That last one might just be Nick… What’s that stuff you’re scratching off? Can you cheat the system? Join us in finding out and laughing along the way! Every week…

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