Robert Brockway is a Senior Editor and columnist for Cracked.com. He is the author of two books, the cyberpunk novel Rx: A Tale of Electronegativity, and the comedic non-fiction essay collection Everything is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Meagan and their two dogs, Detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh. He has been known, on occasion, to have a beard.
April 7, 2014
You’re being mind-controlled right now. The CIA and the NSA aren’t to blame — just holding a cool drink can make you decide someone has a “cold” personality. Just hearing words associated with “old people” is enough to make you walk at a slower pace, and even blind people feel more awake when you shine blue light at their face. On today’s podcast, Cracked editors Jack O’Brien, Dan O’Brien (no relation) and Robert Brockway discuss all the tiny things that hack our brain every minute of every day.
You’ll learn which shade of pink stops violent psychopaths in their tracks and how the color blue can prevent suicide. Throw on your headphones and click play above.
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September 2, 2013
Today Jack O’Brien talks about memory and why we suck at it. He’ll examine the idea of flashbulb memories by chatting with senior Cracked editor Robert Brockway about a personal anecdote of his that involves mushrooms and a wolf. Then, Jack & Robert discuss what’s weird about George Bush’s recollection of how he found out about the September 11 attacks and whether 9/11 was an inside job.