The Mad Scientist Podcast is a show about the science, philosophy, and history of paranormal, pseudoscientific, and otherwise weird claims. Hosted by Christopher Cogswell and Marie Mayhew, the show delves deep into serious and funny topics with a mix of in depth, well researched episodes on a variety of topics and roundtables featuring the less serious side of the strange. Research by the I.G.O.R.!

Chris Cogswell

Chris is the founder and host of the Mad Scientist Podcast and co-host of the Mad Scientist Roundtables. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering with a focus on nanomaterials for adsorption and separations. 



Marie Mayhew

Marie is the co-host of the Mad Scientist Roundtables and lead researcher on the Mad Scientist Podcast. She provides hard hitting investigative skills and is the Jay to Chris's Silent Bob on the Roundtables.


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Desdymona (Melinda) Howard: IGOR Mastermind!
Also known on the interwebs as Sprinkleface. By day an instructional coach for High School teachers, by night the Oracle to Marie and Chris's Batman and Robin. She draws a lot which lets her listen to many podcasts; she makes her own cosplay; and reads a lot. Check out some of her amazing art below!