Sweating The Small Stuff

Cameron Boozarjomehri

Explore the amazing science, stories, and misconceptions behind your favorite pop culture moments. Join host Cameron Boozarjomehri as he uncovers unexpected lessons from the movies, moments, and figures you thought you knew.

Have a topic you think we should explore? Send us an email to smallstuffshow@gmail.com

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You've seen 300, you know the story, now find out what really happened at Thermopylae all those years ago, and why this moment in history has become pivotal for western culture. Big thanks to Trevor Culley at the History of Persia Podcast for helping with this episode. For anyone who wants to learn more about Persian history, or just history, Trevor does an exceptional job laying out the facts in a fun and engaging way! If you enjoyed the episode I really hope you take the time to checkout his work at https://historyofpersiapodcast.com/ or wherever you get podcasts! Enjoy the episode? Consider supporting the show by sharing it with a friend or a stranger or by donating on Patreon. Donations are especially great because they help cut down on ads and get you access to even more content! Website: https://smallstuff.show/ Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Jun 2020

37 min

Join us for a very special interview with Joey Ramp and her service dog Sampson as we learn about the many ways the STEM field is still letting down Service Dog Handlers. We strongly encourage everyone to checkout Joey's incredible work at the links below, and reach out to us and her if you have had a similar experience. Empower Ability Consulting Joey's Twitter Sampson's Twitter Highly Recommended! Journal Article: Dogs for Diversity Journal Article: When Should Service Dogs Be Admitted into the Lab? Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing this episode with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. And by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content! Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Jun 2020

28 min 32 sec

Minority Report sure was a scary glimpse into a painfully dystopian future digital America that will hopefully never come true. ...Anyway here's all the predictions that came true. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing this episode with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. And by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content! This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

May 2020

17 min 21 sec

Star Wars has been in our hearts (and on our screens) for 43 years! But what has really been happening across all that time? Join as Cameron, Keon, and Elijah explore why Star Wars has stuck with us, until it didn't. And May The 4th blahblahblah (I prefer revenge of the 5th myself) Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing this episode with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating you'll get access to even more content! Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

May 2020

33 min 25 sec

We are all creators, but sometimes life gets in the way of our creative goals. Fortunately this week we get a little help from the ever talented Jessica Able. For those of you who don't know, Jessica is the mastermind behind Out On The Wire, Trish Trash: Roller Girl of Mars and most importantly for this week Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life. Join us for an exploration of her creative career, her insights into balancing life and creative pursuits, and her wisdom on why everyone's creative efforts matter. Links mentioned in the episode: One Goal to Rule Them All Creative Focus Workshop Her Website:Jessicaabel.com Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing it with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating you'll get access to even more content, including an extra pearl of wisdom from Jessica on how to prioritize what matters to you! Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Apr 2020

28 min 43 sec

Kick back, relax, and explore listen in as we explore the many lessons Tom Nook has to teach us about desert island economics. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing this episode with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. And by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Apr 2020

22 min 8 sec

Enjoy a tour of human anatomy on an atomic level as we seperate movie tropes from actual science. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by sharing this episode with a friend or donating on Patreon. Donations help cut down on ads, create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. And by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content! Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Mar 2020

24 min 21 sec

On the 15th of November, 2001, the Xbox launched with a tremendous bang. Not since Super Mario World for the SNES had a launch title been so well regarded. Halo invented, and went on to define how console FPS games should be made - limited weapons, regenerating health, slight auto-aim - Halo made these the industry standard. Halo was seen as a masterpiece - not just for its single player campaign, but for its fun couch co-op mode and competitive multiplayer. But has Halo actually stood the test of time, 18 years later? With a million sequels to its name, and the Masterchief Collection delivering a remaster of the games, is it just a nostalgic trip to visit the grandfather of console FPS? Or does it stand up strong alongside its peers, and show the world that Halo is a true classic? Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating to our tip jar or on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

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Feb 2020

1 hr 37 min

The Hiatis will have to wait! Sam is in the studio to explain the Iowa Caucuses and Camerons around to explain how to name your secret software development firm! Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating to our tip jar or on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Feb 2020

27 min 32 sec

Dear Listener, First off, thanks for listening to all the stuff I've created over the past year. I've put a lot of effort into it and I really appreciate knowing folks enjoyed it. This episode in particular was ultra special to me for 2 reason. 1) It caps off a year of hard work interviewing and learning from some truly amazing folks. 2) It was my chance to introduce y'all to a project my brother (your mind fiend) has been hard at work on! You may not have guessed but in addition to being a Star Wars super nerd he is a Film Maker, which made him uniquely qualified to help with his episode. And he is so passionate about film making and cinematography (which is his actual profession) that he and his buddy started the You Tube channel Frame Forge. They have covered everything from how to make a good film to why we love the films we do, and best of all they helped make a video version of this episode which you can see over on Sweating The Small Stuff's own channel!!! ...I highly recommend you check it out! All this to say, it's been an amazing year, and journey, and I really appreciate all the love and support from each of you. And I really do hope to hear from each and everyone of you because I think we all have awesome stories and ideas to share! Sincerely, Your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron P.S. if you wanna get in touch there are a ton of ways to do so on the site Check out Frame Forge here And the video version of this episode here This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Feb 2020

30 min 37 sec

This week Cameron and Sam dive into the movie 1917. Yes it's an academy nominated masterpiece, but it's also an extremely realistic look into the day to day life of WWI soldiers. The same life that J.R.R. Tolkein lived everyday, and that would inspire the creation of The Lord of the Rings. Listen in as they draw parallels, find clues, and learn how one of the worst wars inspired a timeless adventure. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating to our tip jar or on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Jan 2020

23 min 51 sec

Everyone knows the replicator as that magic box on Star Trek that can pump out everything from Altair Water to Apple Pie (they're both a thing), but in reality that technology is not as far flung as we might think. This week our resident 3D printing expert Keon Boozarjomehri (He Literally wrote the book on this) returns to tell us about the future of 3D printers and the implications of replicator technology! Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Jan 2020

26 min 7 sec

Alan Turing played key roles throughout his life in the fields of computing, cryptography, philosophy and reasoning. To this day we benefit from his vast contributions. But unfortunately he lived in a different time that was not as accepting of his lifestyle. Join us as guest expert and Turing historian Christopher Klesges guides us through a celebration of Turing's many achievements and follow his life from his early youth to his restoration years after his death. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Jan 2020

25 min 47 sec

Pokemon, Magic The Gathering, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Counter strike, and Fortnite. All games that have found a new way to extract money from players through the randomness and excitement ofcard packs and loot boxes. But wherever there's profit, you can find cheaters, counterfeiters, and all sorts of other nefarious agents. And even then, whatever you buy is still trapped in the game. Fortunately Jesse Buonanno sees a different path forward. One where you can buy, sell, and truly own your digital assets while protecting against the less honest among us. Listen in as he shares a vision of the future of how we buy, sell, and trade. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Jan 2020

19 min 14 sec

Scott is back, this time to teach us all about the future of sound! From classic tricks to Artificial Intelligence, learn where the sounds we love are heading and how they'll get there. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Dec 2019

17 min 59 sec

Sound. It's all around us, and yet barely notice it. Your favorite movie, show, app. They all use sound to complete the experience and draw you into their world. Join us as Scott Holmdahl guides us through how they make the iconic sounds all around us, and the industry that makes it possible. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Dec 2019

25 min 36 sec

Eboné Bell is the creator, founder, and editor behind Tagg Magazine. As a member of an under represented community she built Tagg to as a place for "News, culture, and events for everything lesbian, queer, and under the rainbow." We were fortunate enough to meet her at DC Podfest where she shared her incredible journey and insights for all to hear! Listen as we follow her into the risks and rewards of creating a pop culture phenomenon. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Dec 2019

23 min 36 sec

The Mandalorian just crossed episode 5 and for the first time we got a glorious look at what Star Wars can be when Disney stops trying to force old stories and starts telling new ones. Listen as we highlight how the minds behind the show use Star Wars elements we know and love to tell a new immersive story. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Dec 2019

21 min 53 sec

Minority Report, iRobot, Demolition Man, all these movies have let us glimpse a future where we hand over a lot of control to machines. But we don't need to wait till the robot uprising to understand the consequences of handing the wheel over to robot drivers. This week Sam takes the wheel and asks the big questions about the past, present, and future of ai drivers and autonomous vehicles. Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads and clickbait, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Dec 2019

24 min 45 sec

Dr. Tucker Peck is a clinical psychologist, sleep expert, founder of drugfreesleep.com, an online course to help people overcome insomnia. With those credentials we figured he would be the perfect person to help us decipher the incredible dream antics from that famous Chris Nolan film, Inception! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Sleep Expert Tucker Peck as they explore the science of Inception and the importance of drug free sleep! Enjoy the episode? Then please share it with other people you think will appreciate it, or even go the extra mile and support us on Patreon for even more great content! And if you have small stuff you're sweating you can email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and YouTube! Because it's details like these, and more importantly listeners like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff Find out more at https://sweating-the-small-stuff.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Nov 2019

21 min 20 sec

This week Cameron and Sam tackle the exciting world of Mecha Anime and Giant Monster Fights! They're out to pit giant robots against man made monsters, and teach you a thing or two about human anatomy along the way! Enjoy the episode? Please consider supporting the show by donating on Patreon. Donations help everyone. They help cut down on ads, help create more insightful content, and signal that you value this show. Best of all, by donating on Patreon you'll get access to even more content and episodes! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Nov 2019

26 min 57 sec

James Kakalios is a physics professor known to the scientific community for his work with amorphous semiconductors and granular materials. But to the general public, he's the author of "The Physics of Superheroes"; a book about superheroes from the standpoint of fundamental physics! This makes him the perfect expert to guide us through the science of Ant-Man! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host James Kakalios as they dive into physics of Ant-Man, and how the science isn't as inconsistent as you'd think! Enjoy the episode? Then please share it with other people you think will appreciate it, or even go the extra mile and support us on Patreon for even more great content! And if you have small stuff you're sweating you can email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and YouTube! Because it's details like these, and more importantly listeners like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Nov 2019

24 min 51 sec

Godzilla is a titan among monsters, the original kaiju heavy weight champion of the world, and everyones favorite Sci-Fi lizard. But can a creature so large possibly exist? What does biology have to say about a 160 ft monster (though I guess it's more like 500 ft by 2019 estimates...). Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri as we dissect what modern biology has to say about a real world kaiju! Enjoy the episode? Then please share it with other people you think will appreciate it, or even go the extra mile and support us on Patreon for even more great content! And if you have small stuff you're sweating you can email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and YouTube! Because it's details like these, and more importantly listeners like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff Find out more at https://sweating-the-small-stuff.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Nov 2019

18 min 41 sec

This is a throwback to episode "011 - So Where's My Universal Translator?!" Should you be brave enough to venture in to the archive! On this episode we revisit ...that episode... to bring you an update on what some of you clever folks think is going on when we watch the Enterprise crew rock out with their Universal Translator! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and your Neural Nutritionist as they go through your responses on how the Star Fleet Staff train to use Universal Translators! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Oct 2019

19 min 45 sec

"Hackable?" is a podcast. A podcast made by McAfee to teach the world about the very real dangers hackers pose against your digital identity. A podcast I strongly recommend you checkout if you care at all about that sort of thing. But what sets it apart is that it's, well... Fun! Hackable is the first show we ever experienced where real experts make it possible for normal people like you and I to learn what we need to know to protect our digital identities! They take real hacks and make them easy to understand by showing us how they can happen during our day to day lives! That's why we wanted them to come on our show and teach us a thing or two about sweating the small stuff! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri, special guest host Geoff Siskind, and cyber security expert Bruce Snell as they sweat over what it takes to make complicated topics accessible for everyone! Enjoy the episode? Then please share it with other people you think will appreciate it, or even go the extra mile and support us on Patreon for even more great content! And if you have small stuff you're sweating you can email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and YouTube! Because it's details like these, and more importantly listeners like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff Find out more at https://sweating-the-small-stuff.pinecast.co Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Oct 2019

31 min 1 sec

Ever wonder why movie hacks are so bad? Real hackers don't really have to deal with virtual rubics cubes do they? Well fortunately we found an expert to set the record straight! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and cyber security expert Bruce Snell as they explore bad movie hacks and why Oceans 8 is a rare film for getting it right! Enjoy the episode? Then please share it with other people you think will appreciate it, or even go the extra mile and support us on Patreon for even more great content! And if you have small stuff you're sweating you can email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and YouTube! Because it's details like these, and more importantly listeners like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Oct 2019

19 min 48 sec

What is the real cost of our actions? This is a moral, economic, and spiritual question humans have wondered for millenia. Can anyone really answer this question? ...Well your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and Neural Nutritionist Sam Spiers are certainly going to try! Enjoy the episode? Then please share it with whomever you think will appreciate it, or even go the extra mile and support us on Patreon for even more great content! And if you have small stuff you're sweating you can email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and YouTube! Because it's details like these, and more importantly listeners like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! Support Sweating The Small Stuff by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/sweating-the-small-stuff This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Oct 2019

19 min 49 sec

Matt Brady is a full-time teacher, science communicator with experience in pop culture/comics journalism, co-founder of the award winning comics news site Newsarama.com, and founder of thescienceof.org. This week he was gracious enough to take time out of his schedule to talk to us about how we can all help get the next generation of brilliant minds excited about Science Technology Engineering and Math! And most importantly, he shares his journey bringing what he's learned to educators everywhere! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special guest expert Matt Brady as they explore the Power of Pop Culture in education! Keep an eye out for his forthcoming book “Science of Rick and Morty” set to drop this October! And make sure to head over to our Patreon for a special bonus conversation with Matt about how he challenges young minds to take on STEM! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Sep 2019

27 min 5 sec

Enjoy the final installment in our series on what happens when we mix real world engineering with our favorite Indiana Jones moments! Do the Templar's traps really stack up? How penitent do you really need to be? And how important is it to know how to spell Jehovah? (Yeah, we know it starts with an 'I'...) Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and Engineering Expert Abdi Boozarjomehri for one last crusade! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Sep 2019

18 min 44 sec

We're back for another installment of our series on the implications of real world Structural Engineering on our favorite Indiana Jones moments! This time we try to figure out what's really dooming the Temple of Doom! Here's a hint, not all traps need gratuitous spikes! ...I mean most do, but not when they come out of the cieling... Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and our returning Engineering Expert Abdi Boozarjomehri as we break down Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Sep 2019

17 min 31 sec

Welcome to the first installment of our series on the implications of real world Structural Engineering in our favorite Indiana Jones moments! Traps, Tricks, and Tropes aren't safe from our Eagle Eyed Expert! So join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and our super special mystery guest (and expert Structural Engineer) as we investigate what they got right ...and totally wrong in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Sep 2019

16 min 55 sec

Hurricane Dorian has had the US on edge (especially Florida), but lucky for you listeners you have 3 hurricane veterans to ride out the storm with! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri, co-host and Neural Nutritionist Sam Spiers, and special celebrity guest Lisha Yang as they Sheppard you through the wind and the rain. They even explain why Toto may have had a vendetta against Florida all along, hiding in plain sight ... in 'Africa'. Enjoy the episode? Then please share it with other people you think will appreciate it, or even go the extra mile and support us on Patreon for even more great content! And if you have small stuff you're sweating you can email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and YouTube! Because it's details like these, and more importantly listeners like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Sep 2019

22 min 15 sec

Now for something completely different. Why are so many people classified as "Mad Scientists" when they aren't even doing science?! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Mind Fiend... Keon Boozarjomehri as they sweat over whether you favorite Movie, TV, and Real Life idols are really scientists at all! Inspiration for Reference Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Aug 2019

29 min 12 sec

Every year people all over the world spend days worth of time stuck in traffic headed to and from work. But what is the real "toll" badum tss of all that sitting and waiting. Not just on the economy, but on your health and your life! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Mensa Muscle Man Amelia Robert as they dive into the real toll of commuting to work! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Aug 2019

31 min 58 sec

Captain America Winter Soldier sure was a fun movie! But we gotta step back and ask, why is it when Tony Stark builds killer drones no one bats an eye, but when hydra does it everyone loses their minds?! Well that's what we're asking in this weeks episode! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Mind Fiend Keon Boozarjomehri as they pick apart the deeper message from Spiderman Far From Home! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! Think you'd like to start a podcast? Get 40% off your first 4 months of pinecast with promocode: r-306384 And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-306384 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Sweating The Small Stuff.

Aug 2019

29 min 6 sec

Drone laws are a strange reality for us. It combines the idea that there are these several pound flying hunks of plastic with everyone's favorite thing... Bureaucracy! But they also invite a more serious question for superheroes who have to navigate these drone filled skies! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Mind Fiend... Keon Boozarjomehri as they sweat over the past, present, and potential future for drones in SciFi! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Aug 2019

24 min 29 sec

For this bonus episode Cameron Boozarjomehri takes you through the Zima Blue episode of Love, Death & Robots. Find out how this simple episode shows you the subtle art of machine learning and how imputs impact the machines we are trying to train! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Aug 2019

13 min 34 sec

Ex Machina is certainly not the first movie to introduce us to the questions around AI and Ethics. But it was one of the first to show us the terrifying existence of a machine that spent its whole life waiting for its creator to push the off button. The only real question was, who was the real machine?! @_@ Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and AI Assistant Taylor McCorkill as they sweat over the implications of the winding road to Artificial Intelligence! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jul 2019

23 min 11 sec

Jurassic Park is full of cool dinosaurs! ...Or is it... Maybe there are no dinosaurs, what would that mean for the park, its staff, and those unfortunate enough to have to "inspect" it? Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Neural Nutritionist Sam Spiers as they discuss what it's like to be on the bleeding edge badum tss of genetics research!. Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jul 2019

23 min 31 sec

Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri for a very special interview with Dr Erin MacDonald as we pull back the curtain on what it takes to make sure your favorite Science Fiction is grounded in Science Fact! For more of Dr Erin's work, and to hear the bonus episode about her journey becoming a SciFi consultant, head over to her website: https://www.erinpmacdonald.com/ Dr Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series "Dr Erin Explains the Universe". Her specialty is in general relativity, having previously worked in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration searching for gravitational waves. She has since found her home in science fiction, consulting with writers, teaching STEM through popular culture, and fulfilling her life goal of becoming a warp drive expert. Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jul 2019

23 min 47 sec

Just a good old fashioned bonus episode full of goofs, and gaughs (whatever those are). We make references, memes, and other stuff. Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and co-host and Mind Fiend Keon Boozarjomehri as we pick apart Jurassic World (along with Jurassic Park). Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jul 2019

6 min 36 sec

In part 2 of our series on Jurassic Park we bring you a CEO's guide to how to treat your employees and build your organization! ...Or perhaps, how Mr "Spared No Expense" doesn't do that and how it bites him in the butt! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Mind Fiend... Keon Boozarjomehri as they dive into the hiring, firing, and general treatment of staff and services at Jurassic Park! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jul 2019

29 min 15 sec

Pixar is a company that has been pushing the envelope on computer generated technology since the early 90s and one of the few companies to do it well! Now, almost 25 years later, we thought it would be a good time to take stock of the technical progress made by a company known for exceptional story telling! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and co-host and Neural Nutritionist Sam as they explore how every movie in Pixar's line up has been both a Master Craft in story telling and technical excellence! You can find sources for this episode here: Steve Jobs ran Pixar Pixar's Animation Over 24 Years Direct Link To Business Insider Video Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jul 2019

23 min 56 sec

So you are running an incredible new amusement park that doubles as a covert genetics research lab. And now someone has been murdered on your property by one of your "experiments". So we gotta ask, "Who should you hire to inspect Jurassic Park?!" Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri as he proves that Jurassic Parks business model is already a real thriving amusement park that proves everything in the movie is nothing short of incompetence! For your sanity, our notes on OSHA violations from The Legal Eagle and TheLegalGeek.com Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jun 2019

17 min 16 sec

The Men In Black protect the earth from all sorts of alien threats, whether we know it or not. But the secrecy and neuralyzing comes at a cost. A cost to our freedom, a cost to our individual liberties, and a cost to our society. So we had to ask: "If the MIB are real, do we live in a police state?" Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and co-host/Neural Nutritionist Sam as we probe the cost of not knowing what's out there. Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jun 2019

14 min 41 sec

Black Mirror is Back Y'all and this season is just as poignant as ever! But one episode really stood out. I'm talking about S5E2 "Smithereens". This episode covers so very much but we figured we could stick to the high level stuff here. 1) Just how much data can these companies get (even when they aren't tracking you?) 2) Who's really at fault for making our smart devices so addictive? 3) Can you really Google your way through a kidnapping?! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and special co-host and Mind Fiend Keon Boozarjomehri as we shine a light on the shadier parts of the digital landscape! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jun 2019

28 min 44 sec

Matt Basta is a full-time programmer, and we do mean full time! By day he develops for the global technology platform Stripe. By night he is the visionary driving the technology, development, and support for the popular podcast hosting service Pinecast! And for anyone interested, he was nice enough to include a promocode for 2 free months of Pinecast, but you'll have to listen to the episode to find it! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and Matt Basta as they discuss Matt's incredible journey building Pinecast, and explore the meaning of Sweating The Small Stuff when you are trying to build a game changing service from scratch! You can find all Matt's Work at the links below: Facebook GitHub Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Website Matt was even nice enough to stick around for a little extra Q&A about the Podcast that almost took down pinecast! You can find that part of the interview and more over on our patreon. Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jun 2019

29 min 14 sec

It's time to answer that most heinous of questions. What happens when you drop a freaking mountain out of the sky!!! This is potential spoilers for The Adventure zone Amnesty Episode 28 but I gotta get it out there! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri as he does the literal math of what happens when you drop a solid mountain peak out of the sky! Here some fun reference articles I found to go along with this episode: XKCD Dropping mountains Quora dropping a cubic mile of molten core 10 miles above the earth! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode make sure to like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jun 2019

16 min 37 sec

John Wick is a movie/comic series steeped in "Cool Factor". From tattooed supermodels to ...guns... it's the greatest hits of how to ooze style! But with all that cool factor we gotta ask, how do carrier pigeons and slide phones compare to good old fashioned encryption?! Join your Personal Brain Trainer Cameron Boozarjomehri and Mind Fiend Keon Boozarjomehri as they examine why the Nokia 8800 might make sense as the assassin phone of choice! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

Jun 2019

22 min 36 sec

On this bonus episode your Personal Brain Trainer and Neural Nutritionist wrestle with that most simple of questions. How Genie Magic Work?! This is actually a tough one so if you have thoughts pretty please do send them our way! Have small stuff you're sweating? Email us at smallstuffshow@gmail.com, reach out on Twitter with #smallstuffshow, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you'll like, subscribe, share it with a friend, support us on Patreon for even more great content, and/or leave a review on itunes so others can find us! And as always, remember: it's details like these, and more importantly fans like you, that make it worth sweating the small stuff! :D

May 2019

17 min 38 sec