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Join comedians Jill Weiner and Connor Creagan as they explore the dark depraved depths of Wikipedia. Hilarity and knowledge ensue!!Follow Wikifreakz @wikifreakzz on Twitter and @WikiFreakz on InstagramFollow Jill Weiner @jill_lives on Twitter and InstagramFollow Connor Creagan @connorcreagan on Instagram and Twitter
 
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There’s no shortage of bad news and Wikipedia never disappoints. In this episode Jill and Connor start with the macabre once again — highjacker, Khalid al-Mihdhar. Then its some back tracking to the Kuala Lumpur al-Qaeda Summit and the Soviet-Afghan War. And you know we love overt wars but what’s better? Covert operations! And why not learn abo ...…
 
In this episode, Jill and Connor go nuclear!! We begin on ZETA, a machine that heats up subatomic particles until they freak out and combine, giving off huge charges of energy. Then we learn about stars, main sequence ones to be exact. And we couldn’t learn about space without throwing in a well aged astrophysicist, Ejnar Hertzsprung. Then we t ...…
 
Join Jill and Connor as they take a trip Down Under! That’s right, it’s our most Australian episode yet! First it's a stop with Banksia Oblongifolia, an Australian bush. We learn about the aboriginal folks of Australia and their languages, and did you know that some people aren’t allowed to talk about their in-laws? We do now after reading abou ...…
 
In this episode, Wikifreakz takes you from the skies, to the seas and to the vast, glass ocean of Apple technology! Jill and Connor begin in the celestial realm with a listing of 88 modern constellations, then it’s down to the raging waters with a study of poop decks, cruise ships, and the one and only Queen Mary 2. From the world’s largest pas ...…
 
It’s lights, it’s action, it’s showbiz! Join Jill and Connor as they kick this episode off with Pah Wongso Pendular Boediman a detective film from the Dutch East Indies. And did you know that a bunch movies have been lost throughout time? Well now we do! And then its onto the comedy classics The Three Stooges, The Marx Brothers, and You Bet You ...…
 
From riches to rags to brainwashing — this episode is a ride! Connor and Jill kick it off with the Cloisters! Then we learn about American royalty John D. Rockefeller. And what do the absurdly rich love? Others who are absurdly rich and eccentric cue William Randolph Hearst. And sometimes a famous family has black sheep and that black sheep is ...…
 
From Madagascar to the poo filled pits of India, Jill and Connor tackle it all in this episode. First to Madagascar and its unparalleled biodiversity featuring LEMURS! Next, move over Pangea, it’s the super the continent of GONDWANA! And hey, what is a Gond? Let’s find out with the Forest of the Gonds. Uh oh, turns out the Gonds were considered ...…
 
In this episode Jill and Connor get swept away by the Aberfan Disaster, a catastrophic mining event that took place in Wales in the 1960s. Then they deep dive into the earth with volcanoes and the ring of fire! Hey, then it's off to Chile to learn about Chilean indigenous culture! From disaster to payback, giddy-up this episode's got it!Follow ...…
 
In this episode, Jill and Connor start with American Revolutionary hero Francis Nash, then it’s on to his namesake, Music City, Nashville, TN. And what’s more prevalent in the South than music? Southern Baptists! And what do they do? Baptize! And what's another religious tradition? Circumcision! From here things get a little sexy with a deep di ...…
 
Is there anything left out in the this episode? We thinks not! Jill and Connor cruise from the Red Billed Tropic Bird to the Indian Ocean, to the Indian Ocean Garbage patch. Hop on your yacht because we’re cruising across the Pacific! SHARKS! Jaws, Richard Dreyfus, John Williams, The Library of Congress, the War of 1812 and the Era of Good Feel ...…
 
Jill and Connor kick it off with a gruesome series of murders committed to supply a doctor’s need for fresh bodies. What do you do when you can’t procure a newly dead body, why rob a grave of course! But then that leads to prison, and sometimes your prison might be a ship. And you know who loves ships? Somali Pirates! This episode is a real rid ...…
 
In this episode Jill and Connor bare it all! They start with the wild road of US highway 45 in Michigan, then it’s off to Mobile, AL, which is the birthplace of Mardis Gras! And when you think Mardis Gras you think Flashers and you can’t talk about flashers without mentioning the king of flashing, Mark Roberts. This is an episode that will leav ...…
 
In this episode Jill and Connor hit some early aughts pop-cultural milestones: Beyonce’s "Baby Boy," Austin Powers in Goldmember and Jared Fogle. They only tackle three Wikipedia pages, but each is chock full of info, entertainment, and miscreants!Follow Jill Weiner on IG and Twitter @jill_livesFollow Connor Creagan on IG @speakingmytruth247 an ...…
 
In this episode, Jill and Connor take on some real heavy topics! First its the failed Battle of Verrières Ridge during WWII. Then we head over to the Allies of WWII, then to the little man himself, HITLER! And we couldn’t possibly talk about Hitler without mentioning the Jewish Conspiracy. From there we go to AIDS! This episode has a tragedy fo ...…
 
In this episode, Jill and Connor pickup where they left off in episode 24 with the History of Mediumship. Then it’s off to the origins of supernatural with the rise and demise of the Fox Sisters and their legendary Seances. Then we take a sharp turn to the White House, the spooky Octagon House, the OG first lady Dolly Madison, and finally a fam ...…
 
Jill and Connor kick it off in merry old England with a look at the Westminster Assembly. Then they slog through the Westminster Confession of Faith (BORING!). But wait! Things get a little kookier and spookier as they head to the New World with a discussion of Puritans, Demonology & Witch Hunts, Possession, Xenoglossy and finally the intriguin ...…
 
In this episode, Jill and Connor span the globe! First, its a trip to space with the Nike X Missile, then we’re earthbound with the expression “Sate of the Art.” Next stop, the english language with Puff Piece, Weasel Words and the fabulous If-By-Whiskey speech authored by the one and only Noah S. Soggy Sweat Jr. Our final stop is into the Cari ...…
 
Jill and Connor kick off this episode in the Far East with a trip around The Great Wall, down the Silk Road, and behind the iron curtain! Uh-oh, the episode takes a dark turn as they discuss Joseph Goebbels, total war, Joseph Stalin, The Soviet Famine of 1932-33, and finally truth teller Gareth Jones. History is, well, sad a lot the time, but b ...…
 
This episode Jill and Connor kick it off with the intriguing, pulp-science-fiction magazine series, Wonder Stories. Then it's on to spacesuits, then SKINSUITS! Oh and how about the leotard? Where did that come from? Why an acrobat named Jules Leotard of course! And they finish it off with exotic dancers! Tune in and join the freak kingdom!!Foll ...…
 
In this episode Jill and Connor traverse globe, first starting in the wilderness of Madagascar with subfossill lemurs, suspension, and the Malagasy people. Then what grain do all people love? Why it’s rice of course! And from rice, we head to Japan where we learn about sushi, Edo (Old Tokyo), samurai, Yasuke (the world’s only black samurai!), a ...…
 
This episode Jill and Connor take a deep dive into consciousness first with a guided tour of the amazing Bhagavad-Gita Museum in LA (they visited this museum in real life, you should too, it's so coooool!!), then it's on to the being himself Krishna, then uh-oh things are going wrong in the Krishna organization and we learn about racketeering f ...…
 
This episode we take it to the streets! Jill and Connor kick it off with on-screen powerhouse, Jessica Chastain, who, as legend has it, went to Julliard. Julliard you say? Why yes, what's that, it's part of New York's complex artistic history? Of course! And what's that -- there used to be an Insane Asylum where Columbia now stands?! This episo ...…
 
This one goes out to the all fans! Jill & Connor kick it off with a little trip into the great unknown with "Space Seed" one of Star Trek's timeless episodes. From there its off to the USS Enterprise, Hot Rods, Mainstream, Cult Following and Fan Fiction. We're making our own stuff now, so look out corporate overlords! Follow Jill Weiner @jill_l ...…
 
Just in time for Easter and Passover, this episode harnesses the power of the Bible. Jill and Connor kick it off with the Biblical hits written in lyrical form ala the Aeneid. Then its off to Genesis with a sharp turn into Creationism, followed by an exploration of the kooky world of Creationist Museums. Welcome to the world of pseudoscience wh ...…
 
Join Jill Weiner and Connor Creagan for an episode that spans ages! First, it's back to ancient Egypt with Cleopatra Salene, followed by a little casual incest, a historian known only as Justin, fraternal organizations, oddfellows, the supreme being and finally landing on the master of the reign of terror in the French revolution, Robespierre! ...…
 
This week Jill and Connor kick it off with a trinket of ole, the Guilden Morden Boar. Who wants to learn about DEATH?! It's the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial and then onto depraved depths of the desires of man with Norse Funeral Rituals. And finally a dramatic conclusion featuring the agonizing life of Thrall girls. An episode that makes you realize h ...…
 
This week Connor and Jill enter the the virtual world -- Fallout 4's expansion pack: Far Harbor. Then it's off the video game races as they talk quests, scavenging and other tedious in-game tasks. Finally they make their way out of nerdom and into the safe haven of The Great White Way with discussions of Les Mierables and Comic Relief! Sparatac ...…
 
This week Connor and Jill unlock the mysteries of Stonehenge and delve deep into the world of ritual. From there, they take a turn to mental health and finish with a fun list of character traits. Join them, ya freakz!Follow Connor Creagan @connorcreagan on Twitter and @speakingmytruth247 on intagramFollow Jill Weiner @jill_lives on Twitter and ...…
 
Number 11 is a doozy! Jill and Connor kick it off with the article of the day, author Akmed Bashal (sp?!). Then we head down the info hole to wayang, puppetry, UNESCO and finally intangible cultural heritage!Follow Jill Weiner @jill_lives on Twitter and InstagramFollow Connor Creagan @connorcreagan on Twitter and @speakingmytruth247 on Instagram…
 
Jill and Connor hit double digits! The tenth episode is packed with info about the society's most popular wordless novel, the creation of slapstick humor, the birth of farts and more! Follow Jill Weiner @jill_lives on IG and TwitterFollow Connor Creagan @connorcreagan on Twitter and @speakingmytruth247 on IG…
 
This week Jill and Connor kick it off high brow with the Lost Operas of Claudio Monteverdi, then they take a trip down memory lane exploring the events of the Fourth Crusade. Finally they end with a good old fashioned sack of a city. Open Wikipedia, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy, ya freakz!Follow Jill Weiner @jill_lives on Instagram a ...…
 
This week Jill and Connor kick it off nice and heavy with lead. From there its a journey through the ages - Ancient Rome to barbarians to the rise of Europe's spookiest sect, Goths.
 
Connor and Jill kick off this week visiting America's Sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence. From there its a wild ride through Time's 100 most influential people, dressing for dinner, everyone's favorite dress and a sad night at the opera! Buckle up, ya freakz!
 
This episode is surprisingly and terrifying timely. Jill and Connor take you through the darkest days of human history, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With nuclear war on the horizon why not take a moment to learn about the construction of nuclear testing sites, the construction of bombs, and the deadliest weapon of all, Mokusatsu?…
 
Jill and Connor kick off this episode with a creature four stories long, the giganotosaurus! From there we head to apex predators, firestorms, and finally the bubonic PLAGUE! Death, destruction and hilarity ensue!
 
Let Jill and Connor take you by the ears and lead you down a path of Wikipedian intrigue. From the Indian supernatural thriller 'Eega' to the 1930s flop 'She' to the Wizard of Oz, to the Doll Family and finally to midgets, grab an earful!
 
In this episode Jill Weiner and Connor Creagan dive head first into the wild world of puppets! From Sesame Street to tribalism to shadow puppets to sock puppets, they hit it all!
 
Join comedians Jill Weiner and Connor Creagan as they amble through the information super hallways of Wikipedia. In this first episode, Jill and Connor discuss a sexy mushroom, net guns, and the legacy of the Lion King. Stay tuned every two weeks for more fun filled journeys into the heart of internet information.…
 
Jill Weiner and Connor Creagan take you on a guided tour of wikipedia kicking off from the article of the day. From Vincent Van Gogh, to homeopathic medicine, to denialism, to the meat paradox, this episode is a doozy!
 
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