Every 10 episodes we get wiggitty and bring a selection of topics from both hosts. It’s been 60 episodes of mangling our subject matter so get ready to learn about human head transplants, how to survive being hit by two trucks, the alien fish eating the great lakes, and more.
Before anyone could hack computers people hacked the phones. Meet the misfits who cracked AT&T with a cereal whistle, who built the first blue boxes, and the revolutionaries and criminals who took up their technology.
With nine brains, eight legs, three hearts, and one beak that was made for loving you (baby), cephalopods are some of the smartest non-vertebrate on the planet. Learn how to escape a jar from the inside, why scientists think these smaller krakens are so smart, and more as we unlock the secrets of cephalopod intelligence.
Half the episode, half the adventure, and even half the hosts. While James is pitching south of the border, we’ve got a rare catch of an episode. Strap in for the four wars you may never have known existed as the Þorskastríðin or The Cod Strife sets sail off the coast of Iceland. Learn howContinue reading “Alone at Sea: The Great Cod War”
The theories that explain how things operate on the quantum level are myriad, but two have stood the test of time. The Copenhagen Interpretation and the Multi Worlds Interpretation try to connect the microscopic to the macroscopic. Figure out which theory works for your world.
Ahmad ibn Fadlan was an Islamic theologian and diplomat sent to instruct the Volga Bulgars in the ways of his religion. Writing about his travels, he’s most known for his detailed observations of Viking traders from Sweden called the Varangians. Learn the hidden secrets of the shared washbowl, a chieftain’s burial, and how to learnContinue reading “Ahmad ibn Fadlan and the Rus Vikings: Chieftain Funeral Cookout”
In part 2 of our series on the armed Welsh insurgency learn of the new players on the movement that would revive the failing MAC and throw the occasional wrench in the planning of Prince Charles’ investiture. Bombings continue and over the span of one day, the groups would suffer their first fatalities.
Not content leaving the armed rebellion to other celts, in the 1960s Welsh nationalism’s most extreme members formed into various militant groups. Learn how Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru and the Wales Free army was launched, their bombing campaigns inside the UK, and the comedy of errors that followed them everywhere.
It’s true crime time, and to make sure it’s a memorable ones, we’ve selected one of the worst recorded serial killers in history, Andrei Chikatilo. Follow his horrible path from a childhood in German-occupied Ukraine to a loyal soviet, professional asshole, and prolific killer.
Every ten episodes we invite you to expand your mind with a series of topics instead of just one. For our very happy fiftieth, we’re bringing everything from Calcio Storico Fiorentino (medieval murderball), black superheated ice, the Toronto tow truck mafia, and more