#68 – Santa. Con.

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Nothing says Christmas quite as much as a drunken mob of Santas descending on local bars, flinging Brussels sprouts at each other, distributing inappropriate gifts to terrified children, hanging from traffic lights, and beating up unsuspecting accountants dressed like elves. Or wait, toys. Maybe toys mean Christmas more than the mob thing. Anyway, this week the guys ho-ho-hop into the […]

#67 – Act Well Your Fart; There All the Honor Lies

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We’ve been holding this episode in for nearly a month, and we’re about ready to burst! With anticipation, that is. This week on The Bright Side, the guys hold their breath and dive, nose first, into the wacky, malodorous world of professional farting! A time-dishonored tradition, professional farting has been around as long as there were performers who wished they […]

#66 – Séance It Ain’t So

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The truth is out there, apparently, and this week, the guys journey to the beyond to find it. Along the way, they encounter the Fox Sisters, a trio of mid-nineteenth-Century women who turned an April Fools joke into a religion called Spiritualism. Come along and learn the outlandish and spooky tale of these weird sisters, who duped desperate, grieving people […]

#64 – SAVE THE POOD!

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Nothing says “America” like moving to a neighborhood because it’s close to a national landmark, then being pissy at people who want to come into your neighborhood to view the same landmark. And nothing says “City of Angels” like the Hollywood Sign. This week, the guys hike up the hill to excavate the history of one of America’s most iconic images, […]

#63 – Thar She Blows!

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America’s Civil War was a time of great strife, with brother pitted against brother, the nation ripped apart, and…a boat full of whores floating upriver? Yes, you read that correctly. Inspired by New York State’s upcoming decriminalization of sex work, this week’s episode looks back at an early, surprisingly successful attempt to regulate sex work in occupied Nashville, Tennessee. But […]

#62 – Swamp Ass Is The Worst Superpower

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Gators! Riding Lawnmowers! Flying Bricks! This week’s episode has everything: a time-traveling Floridian, a swan-punching Floridian, even a Floridian hoping to become a Bermudan through the clever use of a massive hamster wheel! If that last sentence didn’t make any sense, don’t worry. You’re not alone. This week, the guys brave the Mosquito Coast to find the true identity of […]

#61 – Give Me All The Coke!!!

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If your roommate suggests cutting up the body of your friend whom you have both murdered together, move. That’s just one of the helpful life hacks (!) that you will find this week, as the guys take a stab at the infamous “Club Kid” murder of Angel Melendez by Michael Alig and Robert “Freeze” Riggs. You may know the movie […]

#60 – Poop Or It Didn’t Happen

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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 […]

#59 – Go For the Gold…Or the Knees

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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 […]