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When going to Hell, there is a lot of things you need to know. Luckily, Irene and Jacob are here to guide you through the Nine Circles and teach you where you get the best pizza, how to contact the Ministry of Earthly Delights, how IKEA furniture is made and what punishment awaits those who believe in hearsay. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or on Ve…
 
Want to know where Descartes discarded his head? Want to have a good excuse not to remember someones face? You are in luck, because this week Jacob and Irene see, smell, taste, hear and feel everything related to the brain. From the hippocampus in London to the identity theft of Albert Einstein, this episode will provide enough brain food to make f…
 
Verily podcast talks about Antarctica! It's a weird ecosystem where microbes eat air, scientists run naked and the Norwegian dominion turns penguin poop from pink to white, all before the watchful eyes of Lenin. For more, visit the Internet pole of inaccessability: http://verilypodcast.libsyn.com/ or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/…
 
Technology has it's ups and downs, especially in our age of Artificial intelligence and poor internet security. Jacob finally gets to let out his steam on app-based restaurants, Irene teaches us about the Internet of Shit, and then we talk a lot about every way AI might improve our daily lives. The talkative text-to-speech robot is called Tacotron …
 
A new year is upon us, and we celebrate by reviewing the year 2006: the year of Cascada and Shakira, interplanetary struggle, bucket lists and woodpecker headaches. And yeah, we have renamed the pod, so you should now all refer to it as "Verily Podcast". If you have a good mnemonic for remembering the 115 spherical bodies in our solar system, let u…
 
The paleolithic is always topical, so this episode is brought to you from the stone age. You will get answers, but also questions, and you will learn what the cavemen laughed at, how to sell them stuff, what it took to be an inventor back in the days and how to ask them the right questions. If you have had enough, visit http://verilypodcast.libsyn.…
 
You are invited to the most awesome conference in the history of the solar system. We have selected the best speakers with the most interesting topics, there is going to be entertainment and food and you are going to get so much merch in your gift bags that you will have to get some cargo pants to get all of it home. And the tickets are going to be…
 
Jacob has returned from the South American tribe and Irene is back from studying penguins in the Arctic! The result: a very insightful discussion about things beneath 71% of the Earth's surface. How fun is it really to be a whale? How cute do octopi get? Should we worry about the plastic pollution? What can be done about the ecological catastrophy …
 
What do Sigurd Fafnersbane, Jesus and the man with the worlds biggest nose have in common? They are all superheroes! In this episode, we investigate the world of superheroes: what would a proper marxist hero be like, which human powers would animals want, and where do we find superheroes in the real world? And the most important thing: Irene reveal…
 
Forget time travelling: Verily, Octopi Sing is stuck in the past. We learn about lighthouses of the past, how the light bulb manufacturers stopped an invasion of England, why you can't trust Mesopotamian merchants and how to swindle Angola's economy into blooming. We also rewrite history: in reverse. And you know what? If you've had enough, visit h…
 
Today we talk about everything language. We discuss what nitpickers do with ants, how Shakespeare would program and what a mlatnop is. Join us while we explore the ins and outs of our languages! And remember: Have you had enough? Visit verilypodcast.libsyn.com! or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VerilyPodcast/ and Twitter https://twi…
 
You listeners sent us a lot of great ideas for promoting our pod, and we now have a lot of work to do: we must found a monastery, visit the Mariana trench and get Earth a few new moons. All to get publicity for the pod. And also, if we have some spare time, we must record a few new episodes. Also: stickers and plushies! And you know what? If you've…
 
Hey, remember us? Irene and Jacob is back, and we have made a very special episode for you. We talk about stories we like, including the ones about tiny witches born from eggs, magical rings forged from cursed gold, land-walking septipodes, love, passion and death. We also discover why you should not bring flightless birds on a raft. We want to ask…
 
This is the episode where we do as the Romans (and the Greeks, yes) do: combine different animals to create beasts so fierce that Hercules would shiver. It is also the episode where we learn how Komodo dragons offend people, how many sticks you need to throw to Cerberus and we explain how this podcast got it's name. Don't miss out on Things We Do! …
 
Is there intelligent life on other planets? If so, why would they cross the gulf of space to bring us recipes for pollen health drinks? How do you haggle to make them give you their body parts? And why do they keep messing with the Belgians? Irene and Jacob discuss extraterrestrials, what theremin concertos we would play for them and how to exploit…
 
One nice thing with kids is that they are very gullible. This episode is all about different ways to fool children into behaving the way their parents want them to. We talk about things we used to believe in when we were kids, and invent a few new myths for the children of the future to fear. Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/VerilyPodcast and on F…
 
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