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The Mind Trench

Rob's weekly breakdown of a listener's topic of choice. Be it cryptozoology, astronomy or etomology - Rob's yr China with the Scooby*.

*Sorry Rob.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 23, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 23, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 23, 2019, 17.74 MB
Wed 23 Oct 2019

Rob couldn't choose between two fascinating topics today, so he's here with both. Running us through the origin of the orange (the word not the fruit), asking which came first? And why don't we call yellow, banana? Always asking the hard questions. Secondly, Rob educates us on the fastest moving ant. Wow.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 16, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 16, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 16, 2019, 16.61 MB
Wed 16 Oct 2019

Rob's talking about the Pavlovian theory this morning, something he's not a huge fan of. From dog food to bells, this marketing technique is one that Rob reckons is just stink. Tune in to find out more about this classic conditioning.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 9, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 9, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 9, 2019, 16.19 MB
Wed 9 Oct 2019

This week on The Mind Trench, we're digging our way through the placebo effect. How does it work? Does it really cure you? Is paracetamol even real? Interesting stuff.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 2, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 2, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: October 2, 2019, 18.39 MB
Wed 2 Oct 2019

We're coming close to home with a personality trait that it seems more common than you think. Rob's introducing us to the Dunning–Kruger effect, a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. We're all pretty familiar, right?

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 25, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 25, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 25, 2019, 14.1 MB
Wed 25 Sep 2019

Rob's got a light hearted story for us, followed by something that hit him close to home. Talking Lord of the Rings and Greta Thunberg's UN speech which you can watch here. Important words from Rob, as always, this morning.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 18, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 18, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 18, 2019, 17.53 MB
Wed 18 Sep 2019

Rob explores The Mind Trench for money. What does it really mean? Is it really worth anything? Is there any alternative? Rob's breaking down capitalism one step at a time.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 11, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 11, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 11, 2019, 17.04 MB
Wed 11 Sep 2019

Rob's excited about the latest findings in the ongoing Loch Ness monster debacle. Could it have just been a really big eel this whole time? Stay tuned.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 4, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 4, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: September 4, 2019, 16.32 MB
Wed 4 Sep 2019

Rob takes a look at the Turkmenistan Gates of Hell, and he's pretty fired up about it. And Rob tells his is thoughts on scientists as well.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 28, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 28, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 28, 2019, 20.68 MB
Wed 28 Aug 2019

Rob takes requests and this week Tess gave him the task of looking into some ol' sayings from the English language. Under the weather? Party pooper? Where did these sayings come from? Are they still relevant? Rob, Rachel and Tess try and figure it out.

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 21, 2019

The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 21, 2019 The Mind Trench w/ Rob Bollix: August 21, 2019, 18.16 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

Rob's looking into chakras and reckons his might need a bit of work. Rob teaches us about our seven chakras, what happens when they're imbalanced and how to fix all your problems.