The Stuff of Life
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Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for this week’s episode of The Stuff of Life, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
||CleanLife the Game||In this episode we look at the idea that life is just a game.||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe First Songs||Nature gave us the first songs -- the patterns and melodies that we replicate in instruments, and our own voices. We take a visit to the exhibit, "Wild Music," to look at our deep connection to nature and music.||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnder the Weather||The Earth is wrapped in an atmosphere that weighs 5.5 quadrillion tons. And inside this atmosphere the weather creates a crazy quilt of conditions. To say that the weather is unpredictable is to sum up our entire existence. And to personify weather is de||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMap of Self||Finding our way in the world is one of the most fundamental things we humans do, and maps map it possible. But on some level, these maps are a thing of fiction.||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMourner for Hire||In this episode we’ll look at how, as the bereaved, we find solace in ritual – everything from providing comfort food to hiring professional mourners.||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife at the Death Café||In this episode we put out a pot of tea, a plate of cucumber sandwiches, and we take a seat with death. What is a “good death,” how do we achieve it and how might our dreams help?||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Object Lesson||In some ways our stuff is ourselves – it tells a story about who we are. But why do some of us develop pathological attachments to objects?||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Eternity||In one way or another we’re all trying to transcend death, whether it’s through an “I was here” graffiti scrawl or an e-epic-length autobiography. In this episode we look at our attempts to achieve immortality – through objects that we store in||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlossophobia: The Fear of Public Speaking||One of the top American fears, alongside walking alone at night and personal injury, is public speaking. Find out why it can be so terrifying to step into the spotlight.||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Fear||Cat’s out the bag: We’re not making it out alive. So how do we deal with the ultimate fear – that death is right around the corner? And when the survival chips are down, how can we increase our chances? Join Julie Douglas and colleagues from HowStuf||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Stuff of Life: Episode Zero||Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for The Stuff of Life, a new immersive podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Stuff of Life: Trailer||The Stuff of Life, a podcast produced by HowStuffWorks, teases apart the tales we tell, because when we crack open a story and look inside we see the seeds of what make our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Join host Julie Douglas||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
trying too hard
I gave this a try, but just couldn't stick with it. It felt like they took the idea of "soundscaped" to the next level. Some podcasts do this really well, but I feel like Stuff of Life was a disappointment. Too much distracting soundscapinig, not enough content.
Great First Episode
If the rest of the episodes are like this one you can't go wrong.
Can't wait for more!
I'm a fan of Julie's from when she worked on other Podcasts for how stuff works, this 1st episode was a great one. What a great topic to start things off with.