141 Episodes Refresh
Mar 03, 2021
HBM142: The Vastness of the UniverseMarch 03, 2021
1,420,405,751* hertz is a very important frequency. It’s the frequency that hydrogen radiates at, creating radio waves that can be detected far away. And astronomers can learn a lot about the history and shape of the universe by observing this “hydrogen line” frequency with radio telescopesExtraterrestrial research astronomers also take a lot of interest in the hydrogen line...and it’s for the same exact...
Feb 17, 2021
HBM141: Filthy RichesFebruary 17, 2021
When a group of broke college students start throwing lavish feasts, HBM host Jeff Emtman begins to wonder at the source of the food, initially assuming it was stolen. But he’s soon corrected. Confronted with the shocking amount of food waste in the local dumpsters, he quickly turns into a freegan dumpster diving evangelist, but is often thwarted by an angry employee of a local produce stand. An employee whose face is always hidden by a bright headlamp. These encounters rattle him, making it hard for him to separate reality from his recurring night terrors about the incidents. ...
Jan 08, 2021
Season 9 = February 17thJanuary 08, 2021
Season 9 will be here soon! We’ll bring you ten new episodes about fear, beauty and the unknown. We’ll see the fight for survival and beauty of the microscopic world. We’ll learn how balloons can be used to capture the souls of doomed buildings. We’ll listen for alien transmissions on a reserved shortwave frequency. We’ll luxuriate in the scent discarded cocoa bean husks. and you’ll get quick-fixes to all your problems from the all-knowing, hyper-dimensional entity that sometimes advises Jeff in his sleep. As a side note, we’ve been re-shuffling some things behind the scenes on the podcast...
Aug 13, 2020
HBM Continues as an Independent PodcastAugust 13, 2020
However, moving forward, HBM will continue as an independent production, and no longer be distributed through the KCRW feed.
Jun 24, 2020
HBM140: The New Black Wall StreetJune 24, 2020
Black Tulsans record a rap album in a house that once belonged to a famous Klansman.
Jun 10, 2020
HBM139: Acceptable PainsJune 10, 2020
Is volunteering for pain an unnecessary cruelty? Or is it a fundamental part of being human?
May 27, 2020
HBM138: Did Neanderthals Bury their Dead?May 27, 2020
New research suggests that Neanderthals did many of the things once thought to be exclusively “human.”
May 13, 2020
HBM137: SuperhappinessMay 13, 2020
David Pearce wants to end all suffering.
Apr 29, 2020
HBM136: Jacob’s Lost BiographyApril 29, 2020
Jacob Lemanski tries to write an unreadable book.
Apr 15, 2020
HBM135: Dying WellApril 15, 2020
Amanda Provenzano says people are too afraid of death; that’s why she became a death doula.