Everyone wants to win the lottery, but nobody thinks that the moment could curse their lives forever. Well, it could. In a classic “Be Careful What You Wish For” story, the guys this week scratch off the surface of the Curse of the Lottery Winner. Apologies for this week’s sub-par audio. It’s all Kevin’s fault and he’ll fix it for […]
It was a dark time for America. A time when our future was uncertain, and a great war was threatening the very foundation of our nation. A war which pitted brother against brother, which separated the men from the other men (because women aren’t dumb enough to engage in this). From our privileged vantage point now, it’s hard to remember […]
Avocado toast isn’t the first hipster craze in the City By The Bay, oh no! This week, Kevin and Jason whip up the scrambled story of the Egg War of 1863, wherein a boatload of mercenary Florentines made a hash of a completely avoidable egg shortage in young San Francisco. Omelet the guys take it from here.
This week, the guys fondly remember the brief time in the 80s when Pepsi was the sixth-largest military power in the world. Don’t worry, you read that correctly. Hear the wild tale as you enjoy this week’s episode. Maybe sit back and crack open a bottle of the most delicious soda, Coke.
It’s our 100th episode! It’s our 100th episode! It’s our 100th episode! It’s our 100th episode! It’s our 100th episode! It’s our 100th episode! It’s our 100th episode! It’s our 100th episode! It’s our 100th episode! Now, here’s a story about gnomes.
Ah, Florida, you’ve done it again. America’s marshy haven for the socially-impaired has long had a reputation for producing weirdos with a penchant for headline-grabbing eccentricity, but Kevin and Jason simply had to know: what is the origin of Florida Man? Well, we found him, and his name is Carl Tansler. The OG Florida creep, this fake Count and quack […]
Space may be the final frontier, but try telling that to a bunch of people who are about to die. This week, the guys plunge into the story of the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 121, which crashed in the Syrian desert in 1947. Among the crew was a young Gene Roddenberry, who boldly went into the burning wreckage to save […]
The citizens of Great Britain are known for a great many contributions to world culture–their delicious cuisine, their penchant for colonization, and of course, being total sexual freaks. This week, the guys take it outside to explore the very British tradition of “dogging,” the performance of public sex. Anglophiles be warned: this episode may give you a whole new image […]
“I’m so baked.” Usually, that’s the ideal statement before attempting to listen to an episode of The Bright Side. This week, however, it could just as well have been said by our subjects, the brave women and men who get stuffed into cakes and pies, only to thrill some retiree who’s just one sexual harassment suit away from the full […]
Remember the good old days, when the worst thing that Pepsi did was set Michael Jackson’s hair on fire? If you’re nostalgic for that, well, two things. First, you have a problem. Second, dig in, because this week the guys are travelling back to the Philippines of 1992 to blow open the case of Pepsi’s disastrous bottlecap promotion, wherein they […]