What would life be without the ability to look down on other people? This week, the guys look down from a great height, high enough to see the curve of the earth, in order to delve into the Flat Earth Movement. We promise, it’s just as dumb as you’ve come to expect from us.
Are you blue? Now, is it just a feeling, or are you literally blue? This week, they guys set off into the wild blue yonder to learn about the Blue Fugates of Kentucky, a clan of people with a rare genetic condition that turned their skin blue for generations. If you’re not tired of hearing the word “blue” yet, stay […]
Pennsylvania is not really known for being the focal point for intense tragedies, but maybe we should reconsider that reputation. This week, the guys revisit the home of the Centralia Fire (featured on the show all the way back on Episode 9) to stare into the murky depths of the 1948 Death Fog of Donora, PA. Maybe try not to […]
Exams aren’t the only things you can cram for. This week, the guys get into the stuff of legends as they spelunk into the weird, brief fad of shoving as many college students into a phone booth as possible. Though the fad only went for about a year in the 50s, the memories will last a lifetime for those confused […]
Romancelandia, the fellowship of romance authors and their readers, is a famously supportive and tight community. Until it isn’t. This week, the guys plunge into the #CockyGate scandal, wherein romance author Faleena Hopkins tried, rather cockily, to prevent other authors from placing a commonly-used word into any title of any published work, anywhere, anytime. As you might suspect, things didn’t […]
Here at the Bright Side, we’ve always assumed that our listeners were just very special people. But this week, we explore the possibility that you all are actually genius reincarnations of an extinct Martian race, sent to us to warn of the dangers of nuclear war. Either way, thanks for the support!
In the latest episode of our Feral Animals Series, the guys say Aloha to the feral chickens of Kauai! In a rollicking adventure that spans the globe, we join these brave, seafaring chickens in their epic quest to find love, freedom, and someplace to gobble up the crumbs of tourists’ lunches.
In honor of the Olympics, this week the guys tumble dishonorably into the exact opposite of them–namely, really stupid sports from around the globe. Warning: this episode may cause a case of the “Twisties,” and you may want to take some time off afterwards for your mental health. We respect that decision.
Disneyland. The Happiest Place on Earth. Unless you’re a rat who can’t cook. This week, the guys go searching for the fabled Feral Cats of Disneyland, the storied rat-catchers that stalk the Magic Kingdom at night, yet are hardly ever seen during the day. Do they really exist? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out! Actually, you […]
Ah, it’s a lovely day in Central Park in 1901. Take a stroll, ride the carousel, escape the heat in a shaded rocking chair. Now pay that gray-suited goon a nickel, or Mr. Spate will have you arrested for theft! Wait, what? This week, the guys uncover the unhinged story of the Rocking Chair Riots, wherein the little guy stood […]