About Thomas Westbrook

Thomas Westbrook, the founder of Holy Koolaid LLC, is a world traveler & autodidact. He grew up in a former Soviet, Muslim county, speaks 3 languages, and is learning his 4th. He graduated with honors from Texas A&M with a double major in International Studies & Russian with a Political Science concentration. He went on to work in IT for 5 years as a security administrator & web developer while simultaneously working on his own tech startup before becoming a full-time media producer and science communicator.

The Future of Virtual Reality

By |2019-02-09T20:59:34+00:00February 9th, 2019|

031 What are the Boundaries of Virtual Reality? What is the future for Virtual Reality? How far has virtual reality and augmented reality come in the last few decades? In what ways are VR and AR currently being used? What are the dangers and pitfalls of VR, and what are the boundaries [...]

The Science Of Demon Possession

By |2018-10-20T20:44:42+00:00October 20th, 2018|

028 Has Science Debunked Demons? Discover the science and history of demon possession. What's going on in the brain and what kind of conditions lead to people acting possessed. Is demon possession a real, supernatural phenomenon, or is something else going on? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXjDGsGnHeQ Watch this episode on YouTube References: Vilma [...]

Can Computers Steal Your Face?

By |2018-09-08T20:21:41+00:00September 8th, 2018|

025 Can Computers Steal your Face? Can a computer perfectly impersonate a human? Explore the future of identity theft and identity protection. Discover how computer software can already mimic the human face and voice and explore the negative and positive future ramifications of such A.I. capabilities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjcuIQ7pUWU Watch this episode on YouTube [...]

Can we Memorize Everything?

By |2018-07-21T15:13:44+00:00July 21st, 2018|

022 Can we Memorize Everything? How does human memory work? Can we improve our memories to remember more, to learn things faster, and to retain it longer? Discover the history of memory and learn how you can memorize anything. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu_83o6zrwI Watch the episode on YouTube References: Scientific Studies: Subjects told [...]

Can we predict the future? The Science of Forecasting

By |2018-07-08T01:06:05+00:00July 8th, 2018|

020 Can We Predict the Future? Can we predict the future? Explore the history and science of prophecy, psychic predictions, future simulations, and science-based forecasting. How can we accurately determine the future? What works and what doesn't? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZq-3f88iTY Watch this episode on YouTube References: Methods of Divination List of End [...]

Will Robots Replace Us?

By |2018-05-26T20:10:22+00:00May 26th, 2018|

014 Will Robots Replace Us? What is the future of artificial intelligence? Will our new robot overlords wipe us out? Will we live in man-machine harmony and live in a futuristic utopia? Or will the bots just take our jobs and leave most of us homeless? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSxehH5FZTs Watch this episode on YouTube [...]

Do you have a soul?

By |2018-05-15T02:10:29+00:00May 5th, 2018|

011 Do You Have a Soul? What is mind-body dualism? Explore the science of the mind and discover what science can tell us about the existence (or non-existence) of the soul. We'll explore Descartes' proposition of mind-body dualism and the holes in his reasoning. We'll ask what the soul is and what [...]

Are Psychics Real?

By |2018-05-15T02:01:57+00:00April 14th, 2018|

008 Are Psychics Real? Explore the techniques used by psychics. Learn the tricks/methods of psychics, why it's a scam, and what the harm is. Be on your guard for psychic trickery, because they can be pretty devious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0tHkXxTLJ8 Watch this episode on YouTube References: Rationality Rules' Astrology Video Rachel Oates [...]

Where did life come from?

By |2018-05-15T02:12:38+00:00March 24th, 2018|

005 Where Did Life Come From Where did life on earth come from? How can life come from nothing? In this episode, we dive deep into the chemical evolution behind abiogenesis to discover how life emerged here on earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkKF7MZYSzY Watch This Episode on YouTube References: Freidrich Wohler synthesized urea [...]