Toys are dangerous. We all know that Legos present a choking hazard and an Easy Bake Oven will burn your child to death, but did you know that Beanie Baby ownership can lead to a serious heroine habit? This week, the guys play around with the most tragic fad toys in history, from the Pet Rock to the Tomagotchi. Pitch […]
Nee means nee, Vinny. Sure, you know about the ear thing, but Vincent Van Gogh, who personified the starving, tortured artist of the 19th Century, also left an unparalleled artistic legacy, complete with haystacks, starry nights and armless Flemish peasant women. This week, the guys wander around in his brilliant, yet troubled mind, only to come back with a Belgian miner and […]
Theater people are superstitious. Usually, those superstitions are completely fabricated. But the “Scottish Play” thing is real, you guys. It’s so real. This week, the guys tread the boards in search of the origin of the supposed curse, touching on some of the most unhinged moments of theater history. In the process, they will answer the question of how an […]
In 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival was the epitome of peace, love, and harmony. This is not that story. Join the guys as they dive into the disease pool of the Powder Ridge Rock Festival of 1970, Connecticut’s answer to Woodstock. Have a refreshing drink of hepatitis, grab some poison ivy and meet us down at the Freak-Out Place!
Some records will never be broken. Some simply shouldn’t. This week, both are true! Welcome to Balloonfest, wherein Cleveland fails, once again, to shake the moniker The Mistake By The Lake. This event has everything: good intentions gone horribly awry, people with no friends, beauty, and a healthy dash of death and destruction. This is a dicey one, but as […]
Flower Power is real, and it kills. That’s the lesson the guys learn this week as they uproot the history of the Orchid Craze in Europe, before people realized that seeds were a thing. Who knew that flower hunting was so dangerous? Everyone, it turns out, except the one guy who survived it. Keep all your appendages securely inside the […]
It’s our 20th episode! This week, the guys discover the toxic truth behind another Superfund disaster! Join Kevin and Jason as they learn how an idyllic Missouri getaway town became a GET AWAY! town overnight, and how the present day isn’t the first time the EPA has been the villain.
This week, the guys look into a disaster at a baseball stadium. Wait, didn’t we do that last week? Yes! Turns out, baseball stadia are dangerous places. In our first listener-suggested topic (thanks to Twitter follower Maureen!), Kevin and Jason discover that not only is Disco dead, but… It was murdered.
On this Very Special Episode, the guys are joined by our brother podcast, Vic In A Box! Vic and Steve, both Philadelphia natives, join Kevin and Jason to share the brotherly love! Together, we delve into the worst disaster in baseball history, not including that time Michael Jordan tried to play. Along the way we learn a lot about sports, […]
This week, the guys uncover the inspiring story of Billy Haines, the biggest movie star you’ve never heard of. In 1930s Hollywood, the draconian Production Code led to the blacklisting of many of America’s greatest talents, including the top-grossing star of 1930, Billy Haines. What dark secret led to Billy’s erasure? Here’s a hint: if he’d just married Joan Crawford, […]