Episode 14: The Science Machine

January 18, 2017

What does a scientist do every day? How does one become a scientist? How does science happen? Find out in this weeks episode, kicking off the multi part feature on fake diseases, weird cures, and medical quackery!


Episode 13: Crap My Mom Believes

December 30, 2016

Happy Holidays! What kinds of weird stuff does the Mad Scientist hear around the dinner table? Find out on this weeks episode!


Patreon page!

December 18, 2016

Hello listeners! I hope you are having a happy holiday and enjoying the recent episodes. I am hoping to start making merchandise, move into publishing youtube videos on specific listener questions, and overall becoming more interactive with the fans if at all possible. To help this I have set up a Patreon page. If you enjoy the show, and feel compelled to donate to help things ramp up, I will be forever greatful! The Patreon page can be found here:



Episode 12: Alchemy

December 12, 2016

What is Alchemy, what did the ancient Alchemists believe, and how does Alchemy still mess with our world today? Find out this week on the Mad Scientist Podcast!


Surviving the World

November 30, 2016

I was recently a guest lecturer for the wonderful Surviving the World webcomic, published by my friend Dante Shephard. The comic can be found here:


Check it out!

Episode 11: If Understanding Quantum Makes you a Wizard, then consider me David Blaine!

November 27, 2016

Quantum mechanics has become the go to scientific like argument for paranormal stuff. But what is quantum mechanics? How does it work, and how did it develop? And what are the sorts of arguments that people use to try and fix it towards paranormal stuff? What is the Uncertainty Principle? Is the cat alive or dead?! Find out in this weeks episode!


Taking a week off for AIChE in San Francisco!

November 15, 2016

I am in San Francisco for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers conference this week, and so will be postponing the next episode! However, I may try to make it a double long one for the Thanksgiving Holiday! As always, any questions or concerns you can reach me through here or on gmail at themadscientistpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for your patience, and for listening to the show!

Episode 10: MAD SCIENCE

October 26, 2016

What is the history of actually "mad scientists", as opposed to a grad students that puts out a podcast? Where do we draw the line between a moral and immoral scientific test or question, and what about todays questionable scientific questions? And besides mad scientists, what about those that seem to be truly evil? 


Thank you so much for the subscribers!

October 12, 2016

Thank you to all of my recent subscribers on Podbean, as well as on the other apps where my show is available! If you have a second,I would really appreciate a review on I-tunes or the apple store! And please send me any questions or requests at themadscientistpodcast@gmail.com. 

- Chris

Episode 9: The Only cure for Zombie Fatigue Syndrome is more Brains

October 9, 2016

Zombies are such a big horror movie staple now that I've almost grown to resent them. Can't they leave us alone for a few minutes, while we look for food and try to rebuild society? Does it make sense that a virus could spread without anyone noticing, until its too late? What about zombies scare us, and what sort of stuff do the horror movies miss out on? Find out in this week's episode!