Mad Scientist Podcast

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Mad ScientistThe Mad Scientist Podcast is a show about the science, philosophy, and history of paranormal, pseudo-scientific, and otherwise weird claims. Hosted by Christopher Cogswell and Marie Mayhew, the show delves deep into serious and funny topics with a mix of in depth, well researched episodes on a variety of topics and round-tables featuring the less serious side of the strange. Research by the I.G.O.R.!

Chris Cogswell

Chris is the founder and host of the Mad Scientist Podcast and co-host of the Mad Scientist Roundtables. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering with a focus on nanomaterials for adsorption and separations.

Marie Mayhew

Marie is the co-host of the Mad Scientist Roundtables and lead researcher on the Mad Scientist Podcast. She provides hard hitting investigative skills and is the Jay to Chris's Silent Bob on the Roundtables.


Mad Scientist Podcast Show Archive:

45: Halloween Bonus: The Raven

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Happy Halloween! Thank you for another amazing year. We can't wait to bring more spooky stories to you in the coming season!


44: The Psychology of Conspiracy: An Interview with Dr. Caleb Lack

Tuesday 30th October 2018

This episode join Chris as he interviews Dr. Caleb Lack on Illuminati conspiracy theory, satanic ritual abuse, and critical thinking.  https://www.caleblack.com


43: Modern Day Satanic Panic and Illuminism

Monday 29th October 2018

This episode join Chris and Marie as they delve into the terrifying yet often comical world of the modern day satanic panic. What do the Illuminati, Pizza, and Jimmy Page have in common? Evidently Satan uses them for his bidding.


42: Demonology Part 4: Exorcism and other Supplications

Monday 22nd October 2018

On this episode join Chris and Desdymona as they talk about the history and practice of exorcism! https://callingdarknesspodcast.libsyn.com


41: Episode 99: Interview with the High Priest and Priestess of the Church of Satan

Tuesday 16th October 2018

On this episode, Chris and Marie sit down for a chat with High Priest Peter Gilmore and High Priestess Peggy Nadramia of the Church of Satan to discuss philosophy, their beliefs, and the satanic panics of the past and present.  https://www.churchofsatan.com/frequently-asked-questions/


40: Demonology Part 3: The Devil in Art and Folklore

Monday 8th October 2018

This episode we trace the devil from Dante's Inferno to the modern day. Does he look more like Bowie or Swinton? Find out on this week's episode!


39: Demonology Part 2: The Hierarchy

Saturday 29th September 2018

On this episode we delve into the darker side of the celestial hierarchy: Demons! Where do they come from, what are their myths and legends, and what are our picks for letters A through D?! Find out on this weeks episode!


38: Demons Part 1: Christian Angelic Hierarchy

Saturday 29th September 2018

This episode we talk about Angels, this time with even more extra eyes!


37: Economic Collapse Part 3: Pirate Gold

Tuesday 18th September 2018

What should you do during an economic collapse? Will one happen? Just how does the economy sort of operate today? Find out in this weeks episode!


36: Economic Collapse Part 2: Serf School

Saturday 15th September 2018

What is economics? How did it began, and how has it changed over time? What is Marie's favorite punk rock band being overtaken by popular culture? Find out in this (last weeks) episode!