Think Again Podcast ep. 34 – A TINY, COSMIC THREAT (feat. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins)

Smart people. Surprise topics. Deep fun. This week, comedian Paul F. Tompkins. 


 

Shockingly well-dressed comedian Paul F. Tompkins, host of Spontaneanation and the television show No, You Shut Up! joins host Jason Gots for improvised singing and conversation on subjects ranging from supervillains to presidential debates.

Also! We debut our amazing new theme song from the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.

Listen to Think Again Podcast ep. 34 – A TINY, COSMIC THREAT (feat. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins)  

Extra Bonus Thing!

Hear the podcast's shiny new theme song by the MARVELOUS Breakmaster Cylinder IN ITS ENTIRETY. 

Other ways to listen

  • RSS Link (for use in podcasting apps such as PodcastStitcherOvercast and Instacast): http://simplecast.fm/podcasts/1201/rss

  • Follow us on Twitter: @bigthinkagain
  • --

    About Think Again - A Big Think Podcast: If you've got 10 minutes with Einstein, what do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? Some of the best conversations happen when we're pushed outside of our comfort zones. Each week on Think Again, we surprise smart people you've probably heard of with handpicked gems from Big Think's interview archives on every imaginable subject. These conversations could, and do, go just about anywhere.


    LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

    Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

    Getty Images
    Sponsored
    Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

    No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

    Keep reading Show less

    The Big 5 personality trait that's linked to anti-obesity views

    A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.

    Pixabay
    Mind & Brain
    • The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
    • The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
    • People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
    Keep reading Show less

    The most culturally chauvinist people in Europe? Greeks, new research suggests

    Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.

    Image: Pew Research Center
    Strange Maps
    • Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
    • Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
    • British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
    Keep reading Show less

    Reigning in brutality - how one man's outrage led to the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions

    The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.

    Napoleon III at the Battle of Solferino. Painting by Adolphe Yvon. 1861.
    Politics & Current Affairs
    • Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
    • Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
    • Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
    Keep reading Show less