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!

August 26, 2021

Unreal: The History and Secrets of Reality TV

Never say never. Shane swore that MFFI would never address the dreaded "K" family, but fate (and the Discord crew) had other plans. Join the boys for a fascinating dive into the putrid swamps of television history to learn how the scourge that is Reality TV conquered the entertainment world. 

In this episode:  

  • Reality Television VS Documentary Series
  • The Finances
  • Networks VS Production Companies
  • Writers Strikes
  • The History of Reality TV
  • American Family
  • Meet the Louds
  • Nummer 28
  • MTV
  • The Real World New York
  • Cast VS Editors
  • Expedition Robinson
  • Survivor Debuts
  • Types of Reality TV
  • Competition/Elimination Shows
  • Formatted Shows
  • Docu-Style Shows 
  • Soft Scripting
  • Story Narratives
  • Criticism and Controversy
  • Reality TV as Anthropological Experiment
  • Frankenediting
  • Joe Millionaire and the Slurp Heard Around the World
  • Liquor and Sexual Abuse Allegations
  • Product Placement
  • The Humiliation Factor/Shame TV
  • Tragedies


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