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!

February 25, 2021

MFFI Challenge: can Shane make an entertaining episode from the world’s most hated subject?

Full disclosure: no one suggested this week’s topic. Why would they? Only an idiot would attempt to make an interesting podcast episode out of the history and specifics of taxation. 

Shane is that idiot. 

He’s also a giant nerd, and believes that global finances can be fascinating. Duncan is skeptical. Can Shane make taxes interesting? Listen to find out...

In this episode:

  • Egyptian Shat 
  • Sin Taxes
  • The Russian Beard Tax
  • The Rosetta Stone
  • Types of Taxes
  • Tariffs 
  • Scaled vs Flat (progressive/regressive) 
  • Capital Gains


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