39: HOT TOPICS: Spontaneous human combustion, plus the meaning of consciousness

Hi Eavesdroppers! This week we talk about a couple of ‘hot’ topics, kicking off with a tiny rant from Michelle about Quiet Quitting, Aussie colloquialisms and a round-up of YouTube comments… All before a deep dive from Geordie on a ‘hotly’ debated strange phenomenon called Spontaneous Human Combustion… Hear Geordie discuss the case of a Galway man called Michael Faherty who spontaneously combusted! Hear about how Jeannie Saffin spontaneously combusted! Geordie talks about why she will never wear an underwire bra in a thunderstorm and learn what ‘free-titting’ is…

Michelle then talks about Consciousness… After listening to Adam Buxton’s podcast with Anil Seth, Michelle was inspired to investigate a seemingly simple question: what is consciousness? Spoiler: she doesn’t have any answers. Listen to why psychadelics can tip your brain over the edge, how scientists don’t understand our brains, decide whether reality is just a shared hallucination and why general anesthetic is the closest we will ever get to experiencing death…

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Some info on Spontaneous Human Combustion: https://allthatsinteresting.com/spontaneous-human-combustion

A history of some key cases of SHC: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/spontaneous-human-combustion-woman-who-suffered-burns-in-germany-spurs-debate-about-controversial-phenomenon-a6722166.html

The tragic story that inspired Geordie to never wear an underwire bra during a thunderstorm: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/lightning-kills-two-women-in-hyde-park-1121400.html

Is Spontaneous Human Combustion a real thing? https://www.britannica.com/story/is-spontaneous-human-combustion-real

More on SHC: https://www.britannica.com/video/215104/Is-Spontaneous-Human-Combustion-Real

The spontaneous human combustion of Michael Faherty: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-15032614

A look at the spontaneous combustion of Jeannie Saffin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Jeannie_Saffin

The article Michelle references where neuroscientists discuss not being able to understand how a worm’s brain works: https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/brain-science/news-press/articles/5-unsolved-mysteries-about-brain

The Anil Seth Ted talk where he discusses the theory that we hallucinate our reality: https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth_your_brain_hallucinates_your_conscious_reality

The Adam Buxton episode where he chats with Anil Seth: https://www.adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/lpbk8k9zbhx54zt-8yl8m

Are babies conscious? https://theconversation.com/are-babies-conscious-13628

What is quiet quitting? Here’s an article explaining it in terms of your job: https://www.forbes.com/sites/allbusiness/2022/09/01/what-is-quiet-quitting-and-how-should-leaders-respond/

What is a French Exit? Look at this explanation – the other one sound disgusting! https://slang.net/meaning/french_exit

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