Monty Python once taught us the following neuroscience: “The human brain is like an enormous fish. It is flat, and slimy, and has gills through which it can see.” That obvious bullshit is obvious bullshit. It’s also not much sillier than our own daily treatment of our brains. We know the human brain needs calm, care, and interaction with other humans. So why don’t we give that to our gilled head-fish?
On this week’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt sits down with Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) to rediscover brains and the humans carrying them around. They’ll get into why this is the era of bombarding our minds with Snapchats, sleeplessness, and incomplete friendships. They’ll explore the fundamental feedback loops that make us seek out bad habits. And they’ll pick out how you can be aware of your own mental health needs, even if our wider culture wants to trick you into forgetting all about them.
“You want to know something? We are still in the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages–they haven’t ended yet.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Deadeye Dick
Join us for our next LIVE Cracked Podcast! It’s happening Saturday, February 10th at 7pm. Alex Schmidt is joined by guests Dan Hopper, Amy Nicholson, and Dave Schilling for tales of the most secretly terrifying movies of all time. Tickets are $7 and available HERE.