Comedy

A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

Episodes

Where are all the aliens?? According to scientists, the Milky Way galaxy should be teeming with life, but when we point our telescopes and radio dishes at the sky we find nothing but stale, empty space. Is it possible that we’re actually alone in the universe?

   

Join Shane and Duncan for an exploration of the fascinating Fermi Paradox, and learn what science tells us about the alien conundrum.  

 

In this episode: 

Lunch with Enrico Fermi

Where are the aliens?

The crazy, mind-boggling, existentially terrifying scale of the universe

Counting sand

The Great Filter

Apex-predator-civilizations theory (Great White Sharks of the universe)

Infiltration theory

Interspecies communication, exponential technological progress, and interpretive dance

...and more

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Murder, suicide, more murder, also...music! Plus some extra murder. This is a dark one. Enjoy!

 

In this episode:

The Beatles are bigger than Jesus

Phil Spector is a murderer

Milli Vanilli is tragic af

Marvin Gaye is a cautionary tale

...and more

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Don't rapture me, bro! In the 666th episode of MFFI (not really) Shane and Duncan get cryptic with eschatological prophesies and learn all about the end of the world as we know it. 

 

In this Episode:

Ragnarok

Mayans and the 2012 Phenomenon

The book of Enoch

Revelations

Judgment Day

Tribulations 

Rapture

Preppers

Bugging out

 

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Which is the smallest bone in the human body? The largest muscle? Which of your fingernails grows fastest? At what time of day are you tallest? If you ironed out all of the wrinkles from your brain, which shark would you resemble? Shane and Duncan provide answers to these and other pointless questions in the latest episode... 

In this episode:

Brain wrinkles

T-Rex thighs

Presbycusis

Tongue prints

Heart location

Lung size

Nail length

Ossification

Aging sucks

...and more

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~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

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Corporations are easy to hate, and some get a bad rap. But there are companies so vile, so cartoonishly evil, that they need to be called out. Wallow in unabashed haterism as Shane and Duncan take on the worst of the worst. 

In this episode:

Turing Pharmaceuticals

Wells Fargo

Comcast

Foxconn

The Weinstein Company

United Airlines

...and more

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All is not as it seems in the House of Mouse. Grab your fastpass and buckle up for a journey behind the scenes of the happiest place on earth. It's going to be a bumpy ride. 

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In this episode:

Walt's demons

Steamboat blackface

Copyright fascism

Trademark shenanigans

Handsy Tigger

The underwear dilemma

Lemmings reprise

Matterhorn basketball

Cryogenics

Club 33

Disneyland cats

Alligator infanticide

Go-away green

Forced perspective, smellitzers, and the psychology of Disneyland

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~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

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Legends never go away, they’re just recycled. Torture, betrayal, incest...ancient myths are woven so tightly into modern culture that they're inextricable from psychology, commerce, science, and marketing. In the latest quarantine episode, Shane and Duncan chat about the myths and legends that have shaped the modern world. Did we mention incest? 

In this episode:

The Primordial Deities

The Titans

Incest and The Olympians

Frankenstein

The Olympics 

Psychological Conditions (Oedipal Complex, Narcissistic Personality Disorder) 

Mythological Branding 

...and more

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~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

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May 14, 2020

Secret Societies

First rule of secret societies: you do not podcast about secret societies.   

Secret rituals, secret initiations, secret handshakes. From the sinister to the ridiculous, here's everything you need to know about the most notorious secret (and not-so-secret) societies in history. 

 

In this Episode:

Knights Templar

Freemasons

Illuminati

Skull and Bones

...and more

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~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

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May 7, 2020

Human Superpowers

What qualifies as a "superpower," and do superhumans exist? Are there any drawbacks to being extraordinary? Don your cape and spandex for an entertaining exploration of the mutants among us. 

In this episode:

Unbreakable bones

Tetrachromacy

Mr/Mrs Fantastic?

The Loci technique

Aquapeople

...and more. 

 

Join the Midnight Masses! Become an Insomniac by dropping a review, adding us on social media, and contacting us with episode ideas. 

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~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

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April 30, 2020

Pointless, Petty Wars

The only thing worse than wars are stupid, ridiculous, petty, unjustified wars. These are those wars. 

 

In this episode:

The Pig War

Spain Vs Denmark

Iraq

The Camel Conflict

...and more

Join the Midnight Masses! Become an Insomniac by dropping a review, adding us on social media, and contacting us with episode ideas. 

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~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

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