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Best History For Jerks podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best History For Jerks podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Amy & Joe talk about pop culture and events through history year by year. Amy takes a deep dive on something creepy while Joe gives a unique perspective on events. Amy likes murder, Joe likes wrestling, and they podcast to escape the monotony of adulthood.
 
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Ridiculous History
Weekly+
 
History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.
 
By History For Jerks
 
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The Sporkful
Weekly
 
We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.
 
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One Bad Mother
Weekly
 
A comedy podcast about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren't all magical vessels! Join us every week as we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging, and more laughing.
 
The Walt Disney Company has created some of the greatest, most acclaimed works of art in the history of cinema, and also unfathomable amounts of absolute garbage. And the Disney+ streaming service is loaded with both! Join YouTube personality Tony Goldmark, aka Some Jerk With A Camera, and a rotating series of guests as each week they pick a Disney+ title completely at random, dissect it for your amusement, and determine it to be "Disney Plus" or "Disney Minus." It's ESCAPE FROM VAULT DISNEY!
 
Get in-depth science coverage at WIRED including news, the latest research and discoveries and how technology is shaping the world of science. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Science AF
Monthly
 
Host Dave Ciaccio (@daveciaccio) hosts a one-on-one discussion of the latest science discoveries, stories, theories, truths and rumors, with guest comedians, scientists, correspondents or whomever decides to drop in. We don't know what's going to happen, we just know it's going to be Science AF.
 
Library of poetry, podcasts, painting, arts n' crafts, community building + global wanders
 
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Inciting Incident
Daily+
 
NOTE: Inciting Incident is now on Libsyn at http://incitingincident.libsyn.comInciting Incident is a show/podcast hosted by Al Laiman, Brian the Fuzzy, and Heather Vincent. On Friday nights, we discuss social issues, such as but not limited to: social commentary, religion, politics, political correctness, culture, pop culture, and media. On Sundays, we focus more on film, analysis, review, and theory as well as media, entertainment, cinema, television, history, and values dissonance.
 
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Remember when musicals about cats DIDN'T make you want to claw your eyeballs out? This week the randomizer goes all the way back to 1970 to pick the first Disney animated feature of the "What would Walt have done?" era. Join Tony, Dave, Luke and Morgan as they adopt THE ARISTOCATS!
 
It’s the nightmare of travelers sitting near the emergency exit and the inevitable fate of bad guys tussling on a plane with James Bond—the door erupting open mid-flight, sucking them into the cold blue and white. This scenario was no doubt running through the minds of the passengers of a BA flight to Riyadh this week, when a man, reportedly in ...…
 
It's no secret that moving can be a hassle -- the packing, preparation, time and money spent relocating from one home to another can be a huge pain. Now imagine if everyone in your town had to move on the same day. For decades this was the case in New York City, where all residents (for some reason) had to move on May 1st. Join the guys as they ...…
 
As climate delegates discuss the planet’s future at the COP25 meeting in Madrid this week, a new study finds the Arctic is warming much faster than the rest of the planet. That’s forcing polar bears and walruses to crowd onto shrinking beaches, starving reindeer and caribou, and driving extreme heat, drought, and sea level rise along the US coa ...…
 
Earlier this year, a small group of spectators gathered in David Taylor Model Basin, the Navy’s cavernous indoor wave pool in Maryland, to watch something they couldn’t see. At each end of the facility there was a 13-foot pole with a small cube perched on top. A powerful infrared laser beam shot out of one of the cubes, striking an array of pho ...…
 
A visit to a very exclusive holiday party... When Jody lost his grandmother, mom, and sister within a few years, he opened a restaurant to deal with the grief. But this place is very different from other Staten Island Italian joints. Today’s sponsors: Go to Hallmark.com/sporkful to shop holiday cards for everyone on your list. Use promo code SP ...…
 
On Wednesday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida bound for the International Space Station. The brand new rocket will be carrying a previously flown Dragon capsule loaded with supplies and experiments. It will mark SpaceX’s nineteenth trip to the space station as part of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Se ...…
 
If you're going for controversial facial hair, there's not much that can top the hirsute hot take known as the mustache. While most people can generally do whatever they want with their facial today, this wasn't always the case. In fact, at the dawn of the 20th century, restaurant staff in France actually went on strike for their right to, amon ...…
 
Biz and Theresa explore apologies. Is saying “I’m sorry” enough or is it more important for kids to learn from their mistakes and accept responsibility for hurting someone else? Can apologizing also be used as an excuse for not wanting to try harder? How do we know if we are setting a good example? Plus Biz is worried, Theresa solves a problem ...…
 
Some so-called smart garments—clothing and accessories outfitted with sensors, Bluetooth, and other gadgetry—flirt with the absurd. Does anyone need a $1,000 touch-interface backpack that alerts you if you accidentally leave your phone somewhere? Or a (now discontinued) sweatshirt that tracks your movements and awards redeemable ‘points’ you ca ...…
 
Surfers...in a place where surfers usually aren't?!? Wuh-wuh-wuh-WHAAAAT?!? This week the randomizer picks an inexplicably-theatrically-released remnant of 1998 that proves you don't need Pauly Shore to make a Pauly Shore comedy. Join Tony Goldmark, Morgan Funder, David Ganssle and Luke Ski as they begrudgingly MEET THE DEEDLES!…
 
Episode 89: Alice Crimmins: Crimminal. American Timelines1965, Part 4. Alice Crimmins is the prime suspect in the murder of her children. Did she do it? Do Bears Poop in the Woods, Do Ladies Love Herman’s Hermits? Season 4, Episode 31, of American Timelines! Part of the Queen City Podcast Network: www.queencitypodcastnetwork.com. Credits Includ ...…
 
Maiken Nedergaard considers herself a pragmatic woman. She’s got kids, a career, and she knows she feels better after a solid night of shut-eye. She’s also a neuroscientist at the forefront of research showing the biological value of sleep. In studies she coauthored in 2013 and 2019, she documented how during sleep, fluid washes over our brains ...…
 
Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — a ...…
 
Sure, love at first sight may be a real thing -- but, occasionally, there's an ulterior motive involved. Join the guys as they explore the bizarre practice known as the Honey Trap, and why spies throughout history have used this technique to extract secrets, kidnap and even assassinate targets. Note: This episode contains mature content, and ma ...…
 
This story originally appeared on Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When I pull into a parking lot in my Toyota 4Runner, I hope I won’t see any of my friends who are environmental activists. I hope I’ll fit into the eco-conscious (read small) parking spaces at some of the places I shop. I feel like ...…
 
When we’re talking about social justice, a tipping point is a beautiful thing—a court case that shifts public opinion, for example. For a species, a tipping point can spell doom, as an environmental catastrophe pushes a population to the brink. When it comes to climate change, there isn’t just one tipping point but many that scientists are incr ...…
 
Angie Mar's book is “a giant ‘F you’ to every other cookbook"… When Chef Angie Mar threw a party recently to celebrate the release of her new book, people were drinking from mini champagne bottles with straws. Her favorite part was “watching my guests scoop obscene amounts of caviar on their French fries and gnaw on rib bones, butter dripping d ...…
 
The climate crisis is so epic, so vicious, so wide-reaching, that at this point there are few aspects of the human experience it isn’t transforming. Supercharged wildfires are devastating California, heatwaves are killing more people and more crops, cities are struggling to adapt to strange new climates. The global transformation currently unde ...…
 
How far did the components of your phone travel to land in the palm of your hand? Nowadays, even the most mundane items can come from half a world away. This wasn't always the case -- join the guys as they explore the weird, weird world of shipping in this special two-part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/pod ...…
 
It’s become a veritable rite of passage for humans settling into their first apartments: Assemble a piece of Ikea furniture from a cryptic set of pictures without having either you, or the item in question, fall apart. What better way, thought researchers at the University of Southern California, to torture teach robots to manipulate the world ...…
 
In preparation for the holidays Biz and Theresa think about all the weird shit adults do to kids at family gatherings. From pulling coins out from behind your ear to the old “pull my finger” bit, it’s all reflective of the fact that adults may be a little out of touch. That said…quick…pull my finger! Plus Biz has a backyard miracle and Theresa ...…
 
Episode 88: The Icebox Murders & Willis The Hero. American Timelines1965, Part 3. Todd Bridges was born to be a hero, A couple is found dismembered in their own icebox, and Wayne Fontana is NUTS! Season 4, Episode 30, of American Timelines! Part of the Queen City Podcast Network: www.queencitypodcastnetwork.com. Credits Include: Popculture.us, ...…
 
In the pilot episode of the Escape From Vault Disney podcast, the randomizer picks a 1999 Disney Channel original movie starring Leela as Evil Alexa! How could that POSSIBLY be disappointing? Tony Goldmark, Morgan Funder, David Ganssle and Nicholas Bogroff Ganssle move into SMART HOUSE!By Tony Goldmark
 
The Cassini spacecraft perished in a literal blaze of glory on September 15, 2017, when it ended its 13-year study of Saturn by intentionally plunging into the gas giant’s swirling atmosphere. The crash came after a last few months of furious study, during which Cassini performed the Grand Finale — a sensational, death-defying dance that saw th ...…
 
How far did the components of your phone travel to land in the palm of your hand? Nowadays, even the most mundane items can come from half a world away. This wasn't always the case -- join the guys as they explore the weird, weird world of shipping in this special two-part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/pod ...…
 
A few years ago, a group of physicists created an unusual, never-before-seen subatomic particle. Using a particle accelerator at Riken, a Japanese research institute, they slammed streams of calcium nuclei against a metal disk, over and over, for hours at a time. Then, sifting through the aftermath of the collisions, they found their coveted pa ...…
 
Anyone who says there’s nothing new under the sun hasn’t made a recent trip to Lancaster, California. There, on the outskirts of the Mojave desert, 400 giant mirrors, each the size of a large flatscreen TV, twitch in the sunlight. Their reflective faces are turned toward a nearby tower that looms over the lot like an industrial eye of Sauron.…
 
The former Daily Show correspondent talks food and his triple identity: Indian, British, American… Aasif Manddvi isn't a fan of American food excess – except when it provides the perfect metaphor for his own tri-cultural upbringing. He talks about making sense of his dueling identities, his love of peanut butter, and the fight he had with his f ...…
 
Imagine maneuvering your car through a dark tunnel that bulges unexpectedly in places and then turns sharply through a maze-like passage. The perilous journey feels safer with a light and camera showing the way ahead. It’s even better if digital lines lay out a track, assuring you stay in your lane. In a rudimentary way, that scenario illustrat ...…
 
Biz and Theresa continue our "days of the week" series in which we complain about each day of the week. This time our target is Sunday. What was once a day of rest and recovery is now a day of chaos and exhaustion. Is Sunday the new Friday? Plus for Biz nothing has changed, Theresa exists and we talk to Carvell Wallace about parenting advice an ...…
 
As Benjamin Lay continued his one-man protest against the hypocrisy of slavery in the Quaker community, he inspired some folks and frustrated others (primarily the elders of his community) with his increasingly over-the-top tactics. After being kicked out of one community after another, he eventually became a hermit of sorts -- though, even the ...…
 
In the search for life in our solar system, Mars tends to steal the spotlight (thanks, David Bowie). But in recent years Jupiter’s fourth largest moon, Europa, has emerged as a promising extraterrestrial nursery. Planetary scientists have long suspected Europa may harbor a vast liquid water ocean beneath its thick, icy crust.…
 
The economics of knockoffs is simple: The rich buy Prada bags, while the not so rich opt for fakes, which telegraph to the world they’re just as shallow as the rich, but on a budget. Prada doesn’t like knockoffs because they undercut both the bottom line as well as the purity of its brand. Some scientists have been trying to put this principle ...…
 
Episode 87: Malcolm X & Corned Beef In Space. American Timelines1965, Part 2. This week we discuss the tragic assassination of Malcolm X, and the tragic stow away space Corned Beef! Season 4, Episode 29, of American Timelines! Part of the Queen City Podcast Network: www.queencitypodcastnetwork.com. Credits Include: Popculture.us, Wikipedia, IMD ...…
 
In an age when so much of the internet feels bad, Pinterest has carved out a niche as the place you come to feel good. So when the company noticed Pinterest users searching for content related to “self-harm”—not a ton, but enough to catch someone’s attention—it decided first to filter out what would show up on the site.…
 
Nowadays, people often look back on U.S. Quakers as staunch abolitionists, but this wasn't always the case. In fact, when the Quakers first arrived on the continent they, like many other colonists, owned slaves. It was up to Benjamin Lay to bravely call out their hypocrisy, pointing to the discrepancy between their religious views and their ear ...…
 
Get in-depth science coverage at WIRED including news, the latest research and discoveries and how technology is shaping the world of science. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.sp ...…
 
Virginia is for (wine and cheese) lovers... Can you make a good vegan cheese? What in the world is orange wine? We find out when Dan heads to the Fire, Flour, & Fork Festival in Richmond, VA, to talk with the craftspeople building the growing wine and vegan cheese scenes in the state.By Dan Pashman and Stitcher
 
Get in-depth science coverage at WIRED including news, the latest research and discoveries and how technology is shaping the world of science. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.sp ...…
 
Sometimes a bad piece of legislation doesn’t die, it just returns in another form. Call it a zombie bill. In this case the zombie is a bill that morphed into a proposed rule that would upend how the federal government uses science in its decision making. It would allow the US Environmental Protection Agency to pick and choose what science it us ...…
 
Sixteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is the symbol of a climate change generation gap, a girl rebuking adults for their inaction in preventing a future apocalypse. Thunberg’s riveting speech at the UN's Climate Action Summit has been viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube, and she was considered a viable contender for the Nobel ...…
 
Theresa is out sick with the pukes, so the lovely Renee Colvert, of Can I Pet Your Dog podcast, returns as our guest co-host. We explore the art of rudeness in children and dogs. Both can leave a mess on the floor at a guest's house and both generate mixed feelings among us and our co-workers when they show up in the workplace. Plus Biz hates D ...…
 
Bertha Heyman was a notorious con artist with a robust rap sheet and a penchant for bilking well-to-do, otherwise shrewd men. Listen in to learn how Bertha's life of crime led her, oddly enough, into showbiz. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
Inside his lab in Israel, Jeff Steinhauer crafts microscopic black holes. These objects are but humble specks, lacking the spaghettifying suction strength of an actual dead star. But Steinhauer, a physicist at the research university Technion, assures me that he’s constructed them mathematically to scale. Zoom in far enough, and you’ll see a mi ...…
 
What sort of noise would juggling pins make if they fell three stories off a roof onto the pavement below? For a moment, it seems as if the adults and children gathered for the WIRED 25 Festival atop San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club will find out. But Adam Savage, tossing the three blue, white, and silver pins into the air over and over again, ...…
 
Fish are dying and Surface users are crying, but first: a cartoon about a modern-day death wish. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
 
Episode 86: Wanda Beach Murders! American Timelines1965, Part 1. We finally made it to 1965. Why not jump right in with a couple unsolved ones? Add to that a little Soupy Sales Thievery, some Game Show John McCain and some tragic banana news, and ya got yourself a podcast! Season 4, Episode 28, of American Timelines! Part of the Queen City Podc ...…
 
Teeming off Hawaii’s famous beaches is a complex web of life—sharks, turtles, seabirds—that relies enormously on tiny larval fish, the food for many species. In their first few weeks of existence the larvae are at the mercy of currents, still too puny to get around on their own, gathering by their millions in surface “slicks” where currents meet.…
 
When French photo collector Jean-Marie Donat stumbled upon his first vintage picture of a German dressed as a polar bear, he initially thought it was just an odd historical anomaly -- at least, that is, until he found a second one. And then a third. And on, and on. Eventually Donat realized he'd stumbled across a bizarre photo trend: For decade ...…
 
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