Join hosts Nina and Reno as they humorously navigate the World of Science with their smartass producer, Mike.

Episode 92 is all about the silly things humans do—except the Oxford comma. That’s serious, important, and irreplaceable.



Grant for Hookers for Jesus

Six Degrees rings in the New Year just as you’d expect – with a wide selection of science articles ranging from zany to outright f*cked up!   We discuss everything from the age you discover the meaning of life to what elderly female whales do when their reproductive years are at an end.  Oh, there's also a fair amount on what new horrors the overuse of technology may have in store for us, a story about a baby being buried alive, and we reveal a drug that's wreaking more havoc than the opioid crisis.

But you know, it's just another episode in the life of Six Degrees <3


“When will you discover the meaning of life?”



“Baby buried alive”


“Psilocybin comas”



“The Blob”


“Menopausal whales”


“Society’s addiction to lithium batteries”


“Mind reading headbands”


“Youtube censorship”


“Civil Asset Forfeiture”


“Alcohol kills more US people a year than opioids” 


“Self serve beer taps”


“Delivery only”


“Dopamine fasting”



Celebrate this holiday Six Degrees of Rumination style!  Episode 90 is full of Christmas cheer - and a little Christmas caution.  Sure, the holidays are awesome and most people love them, but if you're one of those individuals who worries more about the waste Christmas generates than how much joy you're spreading, then boy do we have articles for you!  Don't worry, there are plenty of articles about the magic of Christmas too.  There's even a website where you can email Santa!

This holiday season, Six Degrees will be joining all the other Christmas travelers.  Producer Mike and host Nina Boyd are headed from one end of the state to the other to be with family, and host Reno Gorman is headed on a drive with even worse traffic to the outskirts of the Bay Area.  You can be sure they'll be listening to their favorite podcasts in the car.

We hope this episode keeps you company during all of your holiday traveling!


*shameless self promotion*

In this episode, Producer Mike plugged his band- The Bitters- and their new Christmas single.  Listen here:

Host Nina Boyd plugged her Christmas (and other occasions!) cards.  Browse here:

Finally, host Reno Gorman didn’t plug it this time, but he’s a yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer AND a body worker!  Find out more here:

Thanks for listening!

“Why are there no new Christmas songs?”


“Christians have the most abortions”


“Emailing Santa Claus”



“A bad Santa bot”


“’Tis the Season to take out the trash”




“Jesus’ birthday”


“Murderer dies and is resurrected; believes he has completed life sentence”


“10 Facts about the Winter Solstice”


We're almost at Episode 90!  We really wanted to get there, so we thought we'd make Episode 89 short.  Except for the part where producer Mike talks about Terminator for twenty minutes...

After that, Reno explains that plants are renewable and therefore should be eaten by robots, and everyone tries to figure out whether people are growing horns due to cell phone use.

Good thing we end on a high note--oh wait.


Robots that eat life forms!?


What's that growth on your skull?


Dogs know when you’re lying


Octopus cities



Freshwater under the ocean


The brain eats itself if chronically sleep-deprived



Episode 88 - WWPMD? 09/26/19

The world is a strange place, as we’ve learned on this podcast again and again.  Enjoy this collection of the weird, the hilarious, and the terrible.  Life’s just a bowl of cherries...or, sometimes, a bucket of heads.

Thoughts and prayers

Weed cookies

NFL Sensory rooms

Talking to strangers

weird and emotional airplane behavior

Chernobyl vodka

Bucket of heads

Zombie trees

Vaginal atrophy





Last episode we brought you tales of we bring you tails of animals.  Oh yes we did!

Animals are just as crazy as humans, if not more.  Although, since we're the ones studying them, can we really say the evidence isn't biased by the observer?


Cats know their names even if they pretend not to


People in New Jersey are getting high off catnip


A toxic garbage fire in Arkansas


Some birds set their prey on fire


A special kind of jellyfish


A woman had 4 bees living in her eyes


Bullet proof spider silk


Genetically modified mosquitoes


Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal


Six Degrees presents you with episode 86 - tales of humanity.  Oh, how crazy we are.


A cop can't pull you over for flipping them off


Phasing out gas powered leaf blowers in DC


A material that cancels sound


Herbalist is jailed for replacing insulin treatments with lavender oil


This woman can smell Parkinson's


Anger can be contagious



Death metal doesn't desensitize you to violent imagery


A minister of loneliness!?


Under employers' gaze, Gen Z is biting its tongue


China's social credit system


Another article on anxiety


Have you ever wondered why animals act or look the way they do? What about those really rare strange type of animals you never knew existed—and now that you know, you’re terrified!? Well, Six Degrees covers them all in episode 85, from discussing squirrels of unexpected colors to why zebras have stripes. Oh, and some unborn sharks are cannibals…



Flying squirrels glow in the dark


The answer to why zebras have stripes


Baby sharks are hungry....REALLY HUNGRY


Dracula ants


Scientists create the first successful biohybrid


Printed hemp homes


Is organic food worse for the climate?


Cigarettes are the largest source of ocean trash


A photosynthesis shortcut

It's 1984!  Yes, that's right, you are about to experience the Six Degrees episode bearing that name, BUT ALSO, looking at scientific trends these days, we are apparently living in the horrifying society from the prophetic dystopian novel!  Join hosts Reno and Nina (who are both experts on 1984 since they were born then) as they discuss all of technology's beautiful and terrifying capabilities.  Oh, and producer Mike gets to sing the terminator theme a lot.



Self Driving Cars


Conscious robots with insect brains


Psychedelic parasites


LSD attacks


Robots that sleep and dream perform better



AI can tell if you're gay or straight


Odor free underwear


Shrink rays!


New "dumb phone" can cure your app addiction


Live vicariously through a human uber


Cuteness overload and what it does to some people's brains


Alzheimer's can't destroy memories of good music


Why silence is vital for your brain

Enjoy our last episode of the year!

Six Degrees wraps up the year with random articles that are somehow crazier and more fantastical than all the articles of 2018 combined.  China makes plans to launch a second moon, nanorobots are now capable of drilling drugs directly into your eyes, and anti-vaxxers strike once more before 2019.

Hope you have a happy new year!