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Explore Wikipedia in a daily podcast with Rachel Teichman, LMSW, and Victor Varnado, KSN as they read articles aloud and provide light commentary. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Arts Academy Podcast

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Questions answered about art, the entertainment industry and productions with interviews from artists of all kinds sharing their knowledge. Hosted by Dean Victor Varnado and Vice Queen Roxy Lim. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Six Unseemly Questions

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Victor Varnado (Conan, VICE) hosts a comedy interview gameshow, asks an interview subject 6 probing questions, and scores them on their response. Guests from film, TV, media, and the streets. Winners take home five whole dollars. Shakir Standley co-hosts the shit out of this show as well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Did you know that some people consider the 13th floor of a building to be unlucky? Because of this, older buildings often re-label the 13th floor with another number. Learn more as hosted by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN! Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wi…
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The spaghetti tree is a tree that grows spaghetti, but it isn’t real! It was a prank made on British television in the 1950’s, before pasta was commonly eaten there. Listen to more as hosted by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org…
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In "Karen Slang Part 2," we continue our exploration of the term "Karen" and its cultural impact. Dive deeper into the nuances of this phenomenon, including its use in social media, its intersection with issues of privilege, and its broader implications in society. Join us as we unpack the complexities of this evolving concept, narrated by Victor V…
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Join us in "Karen Slang Part 1" as we explore the emergence and evolution of the term "Karen" in popular culture. Learn about its various meanings and the social commentary it reflects, narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia…
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"Chubby Bunny" uncovers the amusing and sometimes dangerous game involving stuffing marshmallows into one's mouth. Discover the origins of this popular pastime and its surprising health risks, narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wi…
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Explore the history and significance of area codes 212, 646, and 332 in "Area Codes 212, 646, And 332." Learn how these codes became synonymous with New York City and its vibrant culture, narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikiped…
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In "Kenshiro," we delve into the iconic Japanese manga and anime series "Fist of the North Star." Explore the adventures of Kenshiro, the martial arts master with a compassionate heart, narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Happy birthday Victor! Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article her…
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Join us in "Teddy Bear Hospital" as we uncover the heartwarming tradition of teddy bear hospitals, where children's beloved stuffed animals receive medical care. Discover the origins and significance of this compassionate practice, narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Full Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_be…
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"Visionary" explores the concept of visionaries throughout history and how they have shaped our world. Delve into the stories of individuals who dared to dream big and make a difference, narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedi…
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Continuing the journey through E.B. White's enchanting world, this episode explores the profound themes and character developments in the latter part of "Charlotte's Web." Listen to the conclusion with Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikip…
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Discover the heartwarming tale of friendship and sacrifice in E.B. White's beloved novel "Charlotte's Web." This episode brings to life the story's timeless charm, narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte%27…
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The notorious term "casting couch" offers a dark glimpse into the exploitation in the entertainment industry. This episode sheds light on its historical context and ongoing implications, hosted by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.…
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Chicago's had a rat hole in a sidewalk that has become famous and viral. Learn more about this urban phenomenon with Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_rat_hole Subscribe to our new newsletter, WikiWeekly at https:/…
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Population control policies have shaped nations and sparked controversy worldwide regarding methods about how to control animal populations. This episode explores the history and impact of these measures. Dive into the details with Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia …
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Originating from the dramatic gesture of dropping one's microphone after a stellar performance, the phrase "mic drop" has become a cultural symbol of triumph. Explore this fascinating evolution with Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Full Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic_drop Subscribe to our new newsletter, WikiWeekly …
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This episode delves into the quirky fact that despite its common use in correspondence, "Dictated but not read" is a disclaimer used by those who have dictated a letter but not checked it for accuracy. Uncover more intriguing details, read by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full…
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Continuing from the previous episode, Sexual Capital Part 2 examines the ethical and societal implications of using sexual capital in professional and personal spheres. Explore deeper with insights read by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.w…
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"Sexual Capital" refers to the social value an individual gains from their sexual attractiveness. Part 1 of this series examines how this form of capital influences different aspects of society, narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.…
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The Foot In Mouth Award is humorously bestowed on public figures who make baffling or ridiculous statements. Delve into some of the most memorable award "winners," hosted by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_in_Mouth_…
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Role-playing isn't just for games; it's a powerful tool in therapy, training, and entertainment. Learn more about its various applications, read by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Role-playing Subscribe to our new newsle…
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Traditionally, the May Queen is a symbol of the coming of spring and fertility, celebrated in many cultures around the world on the 1 of May. Explore the history and significance of this figure, narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.…
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In 1991, a fire at a Wisconsin dairy plant caused rivers of burning butter to flow through the streets. Uncover the bizarre and buttery details of this event for another non-water flood episode, hosted by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Full Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Butter_Fire Subscribe to our new news…
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The term "Inside Baseball" originally referred to the minutiae of America's favorite pastime, but has evolved to mean detailed knowledge about any subject. Dive into how this metaphor plays out in different fields, read by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article h…
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Continuing from Part 1, this episode dives deeper into the consequences and aftermath of Operation Snow White. Discover the impacts and legal battles that ensued. Your hosts, Rachel Teichman, LMSW, and Victor Varnado, KSN, bring you the concluding insights into this notorious operation. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full W…
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Operation Snow White was one of the largest infiltrations of the United States government by a private organization (Church of Scientology). Part 1 of this two-part series introduces the origins and early actions of the operation. Join Victor Varnado, KSN, and Rachel Teichman, LMSW, as they unfold the beginning of this covert saga. Produced and hos…
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Originating from the United Kingdom, the digestive biscuit was first developed as a remedy for digestion issues. Discover the history and evolution of this popular snack. Rachel Teichman, LMSW, and Victor Varnado, KSN, narrate the tasty tale. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.o…
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Drums have been used for centuries not just for music but as containers for shipping and storing various goods. This episode delves into their industrial use and global impact. Listen as Victor Varnado, KSN, and Rachel Teichman, LMSW, share more about these versatile containers. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia…
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Typically located in museums, hospitals, and parks, gift shops are a source of last-minute gifts and souvenirs. This episode unpacks the cultural significance and economic role of these eclectic stores. Tune in with Rachel Teichman, LMSW, and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: h…
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Chocolate bloom, the whitish coating that sometimes forms on chocolate, is not harmful and results from changes in fat or sugar crystals. Learn about why this happens and how it affects chocolate's taste and texture. Your hosts, Victor Varnado, KSN, and Rachel Teichman, LMSW, will guide you through the sweet science. Full Wikipedia here: https://en…
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Did you know that the term "disposable" often refers to products designed for a single use before being recycled or discarded? This episode explores the environmental impact and history of disposable items. Dive into the details with Rachel Teichman, LMSW, and Victor Varnado, KSN. Happy Earth Day and happy Passover! Produced and hosted by Victor Va…
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Continuing from Part 1, this episode examines the modern implications and legal changes surrounding cannabis smoking. Discover more about the shifting landscape of cannabis use, narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wik…
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This episode delves into the history of cannabis smoking, tracing its roots and cultural significance across different civilizations. Get enlightened on this ancient practice with Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Happy 4/20! Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w…
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An identity crisis involves an individual questioning their sense of self and their role in society. Listen to an exploration of what triggers these crises and their impact on personal development, presented by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https:/…
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The Women-are-wonderful effect is a social bias that favors women and perceives them more positively. Tune in to understand how this affects gender dynamics in various contexts, narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wik…
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Mr. Peanut, the iconic mascot of Planters, was created by a schoolboy in 1916 as part of a drawing contest. Discover more about this enduring symbol of snack marketing with Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Peanut Subs…
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The Dead Internet Theory suggests that the internet is largely populated by artificial intelligence and not real human users. Explore this intriguing hypothesis and its implications on our perception of online reality, hosted by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Full Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Internet_theory Su…
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Known as the King of the Franks and later the Emperor of the Romans, Charlemagne played a pivotal role in shaping the foundations of modern Europe. Delve into the life and legacy of this iconic ruler as read by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Happy episode 800! Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia ar…
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"Burlesque Part 2" continues our exploration of burlesque, focusing on its revival and modern interpretations. Join us as we delve deeper into this captivating form of entertainment, all narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedi…
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"Burlesque Part 1" takes a look at the history and evolution of burlesque entertainment. Explore its origins, styles, and influence on popular culture, all narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlesque Subscribe …
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"Spork" discusses the history and versatility of the spork, a hybrid eating utensil. Learn about its invention, popularization, and cultural impact, all narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork Subscribe to our …
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"Human Blockhead" explores the sideshow act known as the human blockhead, where performers drive nails into their noses. Discover the origins and evolution of this bizarre performance, all narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipe…
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“Poop Deck" examines the nautical term "poop deck" and its role aboard ships. Explore the history and purpose of this deck, all narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poop_deck Subscribe to our new newsletter, WikiW…
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"Drinking The Kool-Aid" delves into the origin and meaning of the phrase "drinking the Kool-Aid" which basically means to follow an extreme ideology. Discover its dark history and modern usage, all narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Full Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_the_Kool-Aid Subscribe to our new…
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"Solar Eclipse Of April 8, 2024" explores the upcoming total solar eclipse, a rare astronomical event. Learn about its path, visibility, and significance, all narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_…
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"Mental Time Travel Part 2" continues our exploration of mental time travel, focusing on its role in memory, decision-making, and human cognition. Join us for more insights into this fascinating aspect of the mind, all narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia a…
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Mental Time Travel Part 1 takes a deep dive into the concept of mental time travel, exploring how humans mentally revisit past events and simulate future scenarios. Discover the psychology behind this phenomenon, all narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia art…
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Junk Science examines the phenomenon of junk science, including its impact on society and the challenges of distinguishing it from legitimate scientific research. Join us as we debunk myths and explore real-world examples, all narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wik…
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"Antihero" discusses the archetype of the antihero in literature and media. Explore the characteristics and evolution of this complex character type, all narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antihero Subscribe to …
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Male Expendability delves into the concept of if men are expendable throughout history and its implications in society. Learn about the historical and cultural factors that have contributed to this phenomenon, all narrated by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman Full Wikipedia articl…
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April Shower explores the origins and traditions of the April showers folklore. Discover the cultural and meteorological significance of this springtime phenomenon, all narrated by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW. Will your April showers bring May flowers? Full Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_shower Subscribe to ou…
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