Mind Under Matter
Political Attitudes Test Pt 1

Political Attitudes Test Pt 1

September 27, 2021

The Self-Described Objective Boys of Comedy™ take a political attitudes test to see if they are truly as impartial as we like to think they are.


The Mind Under Matter Podcast typically isn’t overly interested in current events and therefore doesn’t devote much time to the usual political discussions. Too many political conversations run in circles around the latest trending news stories that seems to monopolize watercooler talk and social media.  What makes this conversation different is that the evergreen topics in the survey are a terrific springboard for broader philosophical discussions.


The test is designed to determine where an individual falls on the two dimensions of a political spectrum, but you will get to hear how the SDOBC™ feel about each specific issue.  Rather than just lumping our identity into red or blue and subscribing to the default beliefs of that tribe, we tend to believe it’s more productive to have issue/context-dependent beliefs.


Tune in as we consider more shades.



September 20, 2021

The Scatterbrained Boys of Comedy™ attempt to focus on an ADHD test.

In a heroic display of attention, Shane and Ramin somehow made it through an extremely short survey with only going off on 14,000 tangents.

Tune in to find out a little history of when schools started focusing more on our lack of focus and started prescribing speed to children who (for some bizarre reason) weren’t interested in homework.

What is attention?  What is so great about it?  How do you make the most of your attention and get more of it? What is the relationship to creativity?

The SBC™ already know that you have a lot on your plate, so why not pile more on?  We're hoping this episode will provide one more distraction from the things you think you should be doing.
My Big Break

My Big Break

September 13, 2021

The Broken Boys of Comedy™ compare non-war wounds.

Years ago Shane broke both of his feet while hiking. He made an entire comedy album about it called ‘My Big Break’. At the time Shane went on a bunch of podcasts to tell the story, but it’s been years since the incident and many new fans probably don’t know the full story.

These salient moments can sometimes change our life trajectory.  Upon reflection sometimes it can feel like something that helped one grow and learn, other times it’s just a pain in the foot.

Come have some laughs while The BBC™ chat about injuries, pain, mindfulness and regrettable decisions.

Out Of Disorder

Out Of Disorder

September 6, 2021

The Nonspecific Amplifiers Of Comedy™ do their second psychedelic episode.

The first time Shane and Ramin did an episode about everyone’s favorite subject, they went off on so many tangents and down so many rabbit holes that they had to do a second episode with digression-filled entheogen conversation.

This time The NAC™ discuss tripping in groups vs alone, synchronicities going too far, social media as a drug, and the kind of DMs one gets when they are known for psychedelic use.

Mushrooms, DMT, MDMA, video games, entity surprise parties, verbal fluency, and fancy food are all on the menu, BUT you don’t always get to choose your state.



August 30, 2021

The High Culture Aficionados of Comedy™ share the movies they have enjoyed from childhood to present.

This was originally recorded as a monthly bonus episode where we could take a break from the regular philosophical topics to have a light fun episode about the movies we are into. We ended up having so much fun that we decided to make this a public episode and make a part two for a Patreon bonus.

We chatted about some of the first movies that grabbed us in the 1980s.  From cartoons, to dinosaurs, to superheroes, and Arnold Schwarzenegger… they all had a role in shaping our early tastes.  We share some of our favorite films as an adult and likely have a few recommendations of classics and hidden gems you may not have seen.

If you enjoy this free episode on your favorite app or YT, check out Patreon for part two as a monthly bonus episode released on Sep 1.  If you haven’t stopped by MUMtreon, you are going to be impressed by the amount of content available from The HCAC™

Top Shelf

Top Shelf

August 23, 2021

The Lushes of Comedy™ have some drinks while talking about drinking for the 21st episode.

Is there any scientific validity to the health benefits of having one glass of wine per day?  Shane’s never tried it, but he will try to recall some of the science, history, and evolution of alcohol.

How does state-dependent memory influence tolerance?  Do other primates enjoy getting drunk as much as we do?  Why is alcohol such a popular and inhibiting mind-altering substance?

The LC™ also share some stories about beer bongs, cops, and other debauchery.


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August 16, 2021

One episode per month The Mixed Bags Of Comedy™ take suggestions from Patreon fans for the subjects of a public episode.

In the past we have taken one suggestion for a theme and made a full episode about it… but we are not living in the past!  This month we take multiple suggestions as a jumping-off point for even more tangents.

We talk about porn, The Book of Mormon, burning bridges, the effects of screens, Covid, UBI, alphas, the subconscious, live shows, science communication, and more! 

Thanks to all our Patron members for not just filling our purses, but our mailbags as well.  Beyond paying for the show, it’s incredibly fulfilling to build a sense of community and have listeners contribute to shaping what we do! 





August 9, 2021

The Battling The Gradually Declining Into Disorder Boys of Comedy™ have their first episode discussing psychedelics.

Psychedelics are sometimes referred to as nonspecific amplifiers because of the random ways certain parts of the psyche are experienced.  This conversation is no different as this topic leads to lots of unexpected conversations.

We talk about mushrooms, ketamine, and DMT, but maybe more importantly about how life itself is just as often as bizarre as the most intense hallucinations.  Tripping and traveling have a lot in common.  The Amish have a trip every time they come to town.  Technology gets trippier by the day.

You don’t have to buy a ticket to take this ride.  You can watch/listen to every episode for free.  But remember, showing The BTGDIDBC™ some love in the rating of your favorite app or comments on YouTube is the surest way to decrease the degree of randomness within a system and survive longer in the war against entropy



Salivating for more?

Check out Patreon where you can get the weekly series Mind Under ART, a monthly bonus MuM, a comedy special from each of us, a custom straight jacket, group Zoom hangs and more!  





August 4, 2021

The Adult Men of Comedy™ continue the conversation of development across lifespans by discussing becoming an adult not just in humans but other species as well.

For humans in modern societies, turning 18 is a strange and abrupt change.  One day you are a dependent with limited freedoms and rights, the next day you are legally considered an adult who can vote, gamble, watch porn, move away from your parents, have sex, smoke cigarettes, join the military, get credit cards, get married, and depending on where you live maybe even smoke weed or drink alcohol.

Ramin and Shane imagine a parallel universe where you choose one new right to unlock each year.  What order would you choose?  What order would you recommend for others?



July 26, 2021

The Reluctant Astronauts Of Comedy™ celebrate Ramin’s birthday!  

This is the first podcast we recorded with no plan in mind, so we decided to keep things light by talking about uploading our consciousness into computers and life after death.

Is space exploration all it’s cracked up to be?  Should we celebrate billionaires achieving space travel, or would that money be better spent on helping the planet we live on?  What would be your ideal amount of time to spend in space?

Listen to The RAC™ each week as we expand our exploration of both inner and outer space.

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