Everyone agrees that the government is keeping things from us. But could it be keeping something as huge and world-changing as completely free energy? And more importantly, could this be the greatest podcast crossover ever? Our very special guests this week are Willy Roberts and Wade Randolph from the podcast Real Life Sci-Fi. Willy is a believer, Wade is a skeptic, your girl Katelyn is in-between, and the three of us discuss the possibility that free energy exists and could be harnessed by the average person, if only Big Energy and the leaders of the world weren't keeping it from us. Along the way we also discuss perpetual motion machines, whether gravity exists, what 'free energy' actually means, underwater pyramids, and of course Nikola Tesla.
It’s part two in our series of ‘Ruin Everyone’s Childhood’ series, and this time a beloved children’s movie is on the chopping block! Lots of people have pointed out that it’s pretty weird that Willy Wonka was fine with baking and stretching children in the film ‘Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory’. But few have dared to make the argument that in fact those children weren’t just juiced - they were iced. Heroic podcast producer/comedian and dear friend of the show Rian Kountzhouse stopped by to argue just that. We have a spirited debate about whether Gene Wilder was capable of killing the children, whether the Oompa Loompas are just brainwashed cult members, and of course about the nature of reality. It’s a classic episode!
This one goes out to the 90’s babies! And also to anyone who’s ever wondered if there’s a little more to their cartoons than meets the eye. Also people who love sad shit. This week we talk to the hilarious Franklin sisters, hosts of the podcast Trust The (Bachelor) Process and stellar comedians and writers. Sarah and Alex have a little theory about some of your Nickelodeon shows, and baby, it ain’t pretty. They believe that Doug, Rugrats, Spongebob Squarepants and Hey Arnold are actually about the ravages of loss and mental illness. Yes, your favorite cartoon kiddos are actual irradiated, depressed, schizophrenic, racist, and just downright old-fashioned grief phantoms. Fun!
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a meteor! It’s a comet! It’s… Tesla’s magic death ray gone wild?? Oh do we have a doozy of an episode for you, scouts. America’s podcast boyfriend Steven Ray Morris is here, and he’s got a fascinating theory about what really caused the Tunguska event. We talk about what might be behind the massive explosion that flattened thousands of acres of Russian forest, which has baffled scientists ever since. And we also cover band names, how much we both love cats, reindeer behavior, stupid asshole jerk Thomas Edison, and beautiful gorgeous nature. Also we straight up ROAST producer Alexis. It’s fun!