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The Cozy Robot Show (Formerly Ask Science Mike)

The Cozy Robot Show is a place where we explore our curiosity about the world and our feelings. Mike McHargue answers questions, hosts conversations, and leads moments of calm in this show focused on helping us all connect to ourselves and each other. This podcast feed used to be called Ask Science Mike as Mike McHargue (aka Science Mike) hosted that show for several years.

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Episode 207 - Crime, Cloning, and the Memory of Water

In this last episode of 2019, Science Mike responds to the following questions:Does water have memory?What Is 'Water Memory'? Why This Homeopathy Claim Doesn't Hold WaterWhat has been scientifically demonstrated to reduce crime rates?Why education reduces crimeScience Says These Police Tactics Reduce Crime6 proven policies for reducing crime and violence without gun controlWhat Caused the Great Crime Decline in the U.S.?Can cloning rescue animals from extinction?Will Cloning Ever Save Endangered Animals?Cloning Will Not Save Endangered SpeciesWill automation wipe out the economy?AI and robots will destroy fewer jobs than previously feared, says new OECD reportThis expert thinks robots aren't going to destroy many jobs. And that's a problem.Automation could kill 73 million U.S. jobs by 2030When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the LudditesThis episode was sponsored by Betterhelp. Get 10% your first month of mental health support by visiting https://betterhelp.com/sciencemike

1hr 3mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 180 - Living with Brain Injury with Christy Neal

This week Science Mike talks with his friend Christy Neal about what it’s like to live with a brain injury. Christy Neal is a stay-at-home mom and former homeschool mom of 10 years. She enjoys entertaining, organizing, gardening, long walks with friends and all things pizza related. Christy lives in Los Angeles with her 3 children and husband of almost 19 years.

54mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 84 - Purity Culture, Parenting, and Fear in the Media

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why does media focus on fear-based stories? How did you learn to love the Bible again? How do you keep your kid safe while giving them freedom to learn? How can I feel close to God after a sexual assault?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.Why does media focus on fear-based stories?Influence of mass mediaHow did you learn to love the Bible again?Finding God in the WavesHow do you keep your kid safe while giving them freedom to learn?There’s never been a safer time to be a kid in AmericaHow can I feel close to God after a sexual assault?Recovering from Sexual ViolencePreproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

39mins

26 Sep 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 91 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Costa Mesa, CA

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

2hr 2mins

15 Nov 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 89 - Ask BioLogos

I’d love to see you on The Finding God in the Waves Book TourWe’re doing a giveaway! Every week for the next 8 weeks, someone’s going to win a personalized, signed copy of my book. Enter to win here.In this special episode, the scientists and scholars of BioLogos take your questions about the evolution and Christian theology. You can learn more about Biologos at biologos.org.You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.Preproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

37mins

31 Oct 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 80 - Apologetics, Personality, and a One Track Mind

NEW DATES ADDED: The Finding God in the Waves Book TourCheck out Andrew Galecki’s FREE new single: I’m Not Going AnywhereFor this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are personalities real? Why don’t you like apologetics? How can I learn to be present with those around me? Should I avoid dating people who have been married before?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.Are personalities real?The Personality MythInvisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?AN OPEN LETTER TO NPR'S INVISIBILIA ABOUT "THE PERSONALITY MYTH"Why don’t you like apologetics?Finding God in the WavesHow can I learn to be present with those around me?Workaholism tied to psychiatric disordersMadness Made Them GreatCognitive behavioral therapyShould I avoid dating people who have been married before?The High Failure Rate of Second and Third MarriagesRemarriage rate declining as more opt for cohabitationThe science of a happy marriageScience Behind a Happy RelationshipPreproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

41mins

29 Aug 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 151 - Incels and Masculinity in the 21st Century

This week we're talking about the crisis in masculinity--and new ways to imagine what being a man looks like.

28mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 90 - Ask Science Mike LIVE in Kansas City

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

1hr 29mins

7 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 99 - Questions, Questions, and More Questions

This week is a TWO AND A HALF HOUR show where I answer questions from the folks who support this program on Patreon as we ramp up for the 100th episode of Ask Science Mike.

2hr 31mins

16 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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Episode 141 - Ask Bible Pete

It’s finally here! This week is the long awaited #AskBiblePete episode. All the questions are about scripture and our guest host is the one and only Pete Enns. Pete is the author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty, and hosts the podcast The Bible for Normal People (with a new season coming next week!).Click here to check out Pete’s podcast, The Bible for Normal People.

1hr 20mins

23 Jan 2018

Rank #10

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Episode 75 - Anxiety, Demon Possession, and Righteous Anger

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Finding God in the Waves Book TourPLUS: The Finding God in the Waves Blog & Podcast TourFor this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How does righteous anger affect the brain? What’s your take on demon possession? How can you recover from a fundamentalist view of sexuality? What’s the science behind anxiety disorders?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.How does righteous anger affect the brain?How Anger Can Hurt Your HeartWhen anger's a plusWhat’s your take on demon possession?As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession.How can you recover from a fundamentalist view of sexuality?Sex at DawnGood Christian SexWhat’s the science behind anxiety disorders?Anxiety & Panic DisordersThe Anxiety and Phobia WorkbookQuestions to Ask: Choosing a Treatment ProviderPreproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

58mins

25 Jul 2016

Rank #11

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Episode 95 - LIVE in Tacoma, WA

This week is a live episode: the questions are unscreened and the answers are unrehearsed.I'm traveling around the country on tour to promote my new book, Finding God in the Waves. Click here to see if I'm coming to a city near you.

1hr 55mins

12 Dec 2016

Rank #12

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Episode 82 - Focus, Driving, and the End of the World

MY BOOK COMES OUT TOMORROW!!! Finding God in the WavesFor this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can humans handle driving when evolution didn’t prepare us for speed? How can I learn to focus in an age of smartphones? What does science say about the end of the Universe? Are standardized tests supported by science?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.How can I learn to focus in an age of smartphones?Why We're All Addicted to Texts, Twitter and GoogleCell Phone Notifications: How Even Getting A Short Text Can Distract You CompletelyWhat does science say about the end of the Universe?Ultimate fate of the universePreproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

40mins

12 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 58 - Chivalry, Singleness, and the Science of Grief

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are there any scientific benefits to remaining single? Is chivalry compatible with feminism? How can God be loving and powerful when there is evil in the world? Why did evolution create grief?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.Are there any scientific benefits to remaining single?7 Ways Being Single Affects Your HealthMarried Vs Single: What Science Says Is Better For Your HealthIs chivalry compatible with feminism?Emma Watson Said Feminism & Chivalry Aren't Mutually Exclusive. Here's Why She's Right.How can God be loving and powerful when there is evil in the world?Theodicy (Wikipedia)Finding God in the WavesWhy did evolution create grief?The Evolution of Grief, Both Biological and Cultural, in the 21st CenturyPreproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

34mins

22 Feb 2016

Rank #14

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Episode 40 - Ask Rob Bell

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What do you do when you have lost your faith forever and how do you find community? How do you believe in the bible and be inspired by it when you view the Bible as a library of books instead of one finite and divinely authored one? How can I help my Baptist friends see the common ground of all religious belief systems? What would the world-wide reaction be to a clear sign of intelligent alien life?This episode of Ask Science Mike welcomes guest host, Rob Bell.You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.What do you do when you have lost your faith forever and how do you find community from that place?The Forgiving FlowWalking With God Through DoubtHow do you believe in the bible and be inspired by it when you view the bible as a library of books instead of one finite and divinely authored one?What Is The Bible?Basic Instructions Before Leaving EarthHow can I help my Baptist friends see the common ground of all religious belief systems?Doubt Q&A on Family and FriendsWhat would the world-wide reaction be to a clear sign of intelligent alien life?SETI Protocol Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial IntelligenceWhat Happens If Astronomers Find a Twin Planet?How do you maintain a selfless love for someone while taking care of yourself?Life as a Black-belt CodependentFacing Codependence Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

47mins

26 Oct 2015

Rank #15

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Episode 116 - String Theory, Psychological Diversity, and Punching a Nazi

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How much does watching TV influence young children? What could happen when we start editing human DNA? Why is String Theory called a “theory?” Is it ok to punch a Nazi?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com. Here are some resources if you’d like to dig deeper into topics from this episode.How much does watching TV influence young children?Media Effects on Children’s Social and Moral DevelopmentWhat could happen when we start editing human DNA?SevenevesWhy is String Theory called a “theory?”The Asymptotic Fidelity of Words - The Liturgists PodcastIs it ok to punch a Nazi?https://canipunchnazis.comAsk Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.Preproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

51mins

5 Jun 2017

Rank #16

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Episode 60 - Codependency, Processed Foods, and the Value of Life

You can learn more about The Liturgists Gathering here.For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we value human life? Why are processed foods bad? Why do we use passive aggressive or cutting humor in conflict? What’s the science behind codependency?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.Why do we value human life?The surprising decline of violence - Stephen Pinker (TED talk)Why are processed foods bad?Are all 'processed foods' really bad for you?Processed Foods: What's OK, What to AvoidSupernormal Stimuli (Comic)Why do we use passive aggressive or cutting humor in conflict?15 Common Defense MechanismsWhat’s the science behind codependency?The Biology of CodependencyPreproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

34mins

7 Mar 2016

Rank #17

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Episode 74 - Gluten, Guns, & Un-Christian Love

We’re planning a special episode of Ask Science Mike with Biologos. Send in your evolution & Christianity questions using #AskBiologos.For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are gluten allergies on the rise? How do I handle my church teaching my children things I don’t believe? Can non-Christians really love? Do more guns lead to more deaths in America?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.Are gluten allergies on the rise?Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac DiseaseMost People Shouldn't Eat Gluten-FreeHow do I handle my church teaching my children things I don’t believe?First United Methodist Church Costa MesaThe Table OCCan non-Christians really love?Finding God in the WavesDo more guns lead to more deaths in America?15 Statistics That Tell the Story of Gun Violence This YearCompare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different WorldFiveThirtyEight - Gun Deaths In AmericaGuns in America: For every criminal killed in self-defense, 34 innocent people dieWhy America Still Doesn’t Have Any Good Data on GunsAustralia enacted one of the largest gun reforms ever nearly 2 decades ago — and gun deaths plummetedAmerica's gun problem, explainedPreproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

50mins

18 Jul 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 69 - God’s Will, Racist Grandparents, and Historical Christianity

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What philosophies shaped early Christianity? How do you know what is or is not “God’s will?” What is God’s mechanism of action? How do we deal with racism from friends and family?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.What philosophies shaped early Christianity?Hellenistic Culture: The influence of Greek language, philosophy and culture on Jews and early Christians.Backgrounds of Early ChristianityA History of GodZealotMisquoting JesusHow Jesus Became GodWhat is God’s mechanism of action?Finding God in the WavesGroundedPreproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

50mins

30 May 2016

Rank #19

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Episode 77 - Instinct, Reincarnation, and God in Our Brains

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Where does instinct come from? Is reincarnation possible? Can God be good? Are there any real spiritual experiences?You're in charge of this program. All you have to do is submit a question using #asksciencemike on Twitter, YouTube, or Soundcloud. You can also submit questions anonymously on asksciencemike.com.The easiest way to get new episodes is to subscribe on iTunes here.Ask Science Mike is made possible by listeners like you. Learn more on our Patreon page. Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.Where does instinct come from?InstinctInherited FearsIs reincarnation possible?ReincarnationCan God be good?The Problem of EvilTheodicyFinding God in the WavesAre there any real spiritual experiences?The Liturgists PodcastHow God Changes Your BrainFinding God in the WavesPreproduction by Andrew Galucki.Ask Science Mike is produced by Gregg Nordin.The Ask Science Mike theme song was written, performed, and recorded by Jeb Bodiford. If you need original podcast music, he's your guy.You've got questions, he's got answers.Even though we may not understand he'll talk anyway.You've got problems, he won't solve them,But he'll talk and talk and talk until he's blue in the face.Science, faith, and life - Ask Science Mike.

38mins

8 Aug 2016

Rank #20