Everybody needs a hobby, but if you’re not pooping yourself occasionally, are you really dedicated? This week, the guys wade into one of the nerdiest battles in history: the war for the undisputed top score in the Donkey Kong video game. Grab your quarters, limber up your thumbs, and learn what happens when people spend far too much time perfecting […]
WHYYYYYYYYY?????!!!!!! Olympic figure skaters may seem graceful, but don’t let their peaceful exteriors fool you. This week, the guys attack the famous Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Incident during the lead-up to the 1994 Winter Olympics. You may think you know the story, but just like a frozen lake, there’s an unseen world just below the surface. Tighten your laces and hold […]
Marathoners are a special breed. On their best days, they battle the elements and the limits of human endurance. This is not going to be one of their best days. This week, the guys run full speed through the history of the worst-planned and -executed marathon in modern history: the 1904 Olympic/World Fair Games in St. Louis, MO, where the–ahem–arch […]
Welcome to the Pacific Northwest–home of Bigfoot, the Space Needle, and Mass Hysteria! This week, the guys take the scenic route through the Windshield Pitting Mystery of 1954, in which a complete non-event led to widespread public panic. The winding tale will lead us through several crazy pit stops (Get it!?), including angry rocks, self-pleasuring orcas, and a completely unconvincing […]
Ah, the joys of public nudity! Who among us has never had the urge to strip off and run frolicking through the streets or onto the field, celebrating the freedom of youth and revelling in body positivity? In other words, who among us has never been drunk? This week, the guys uncover the mostly zany, occasionally unhinged history of streaking, […]
Vibes are no joke. When the vibes are good, peace, love, and music abound. When the vibes are off, however, things can go downhill faster than a passed-out concert-goer rolling towards a tiny stage. If that metaphor seems strange, you clearly don’t know about the Altamont Music Festival of 1969. Modeled after the utopian Woodstock Music Festival earlier in the […]
Oof, this one is tough. On March 25, 1911, in New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist factory burned, becoming one of the deadliest industrial disasters in American history. This week, the guys sift through the ashes to find out just what happened and who’s to blame. Spoiler: it’s not looking so good for capitalism.
You know what they say about a guy with big feet… He’s probably a liar. This week, the guys go on a trek through the great Pacific Northwest to discover the truth behind the legend of America’s own Abominable Snowman, the Sasquatch. Bigfoot. Or Bigfeet. Or Bigfeets. It’s a whole thing, apparently.
I’m not moving it, you’re moving it! On this very special episode, we are excited to welcome our first invited guest of 2019, The Devil! Ok, well, maybe we aren’t inviting the Devil onto the show. But we are exploring the original spiritual gateway drug–the Ouija Board! From its humble, craven, capitalist beginnings, the Ouija Board has been many things: […]
No tragedy is complete without some good old Act-of-God type destruction, and this week, the guys are serving up a tragedy of Biblical proportions, complete with a plague and “wrathful God”-level retaliation. Try not to squirm too much as you learn about the record-breaking Locust Swarm of 1874, which basically ate the flyover states, carrying off, as one farmer put […]