#26 – Torture Me Elmo

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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 […]

#25 – Severed, Severed Ear

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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.┬áThis week, the guys wander around in his┬ábrilliant, yet troubled mind, only to come back with a Belgian miner and […]

#24 – We’re MacFucked

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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 […]

#23 – Wow Wowie Wow Wow

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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!

#22 – Who Needs Turtles, Anyway?

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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 […]

#17 – Nice Sass

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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, […]