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Dumb Nerds is a podcast hosted by comedian, Cassi Jerkins. Each week Cassi has a different funny guest on to talk about a smart topic they’re both too dumb for. The guest has the honor of picking a topic she or he is passionate about but is clearly no expert in. Topics range from Greek Mythology, Body Farms, How to Buy a House and so much more! Come learn with Cassi and friends! Or at the very least, laugh at how dumb these nerds are!


What is consciousness? We’re all experiencing this subjective phenomena but what the hell is it? Here’s the thing, no one knows! Scientists and philosophers have been trying to figure it out for hundreds of years and we’re not much closer to figuring it out. Super fun guest and host of “Science Time” Alex Berg comes on the show to discuss different theories of consciousness with Cassi. Alex and Cassi are by no means experts on this mysterious topic but are super nerds about it. They discuss their personal experiences with trying to understand consciousness, they attempt to recall great scientists and the experiments the scientists have conducted to getting closer to comprehending this phenomenon, as well as show examples to unpack our own internal biases. Cassi and Alex also get off topic and talk about one of their favorite animals, octopuses! This is a great episode if you want to stretch your brain into the great unknown and walk away with a lot of reading and video recommendations on consciousness! Enjoy!

37. “There’s a Scientist Who…” The Mystery of Consciousness with Alex Berg