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!

January 14, 2021

Stupid Criminals

Way back in episode 2 ("Heists"), Shane and Duncan learned all about the most notorious criminal masterminds in history. In this episode, they meet the B Team. Join the boys for a glorious celebration of schadenfreude, and delight in the misadventures of inept, bumbling criminal wannabes. 


In this episode:

  • Adventures with Flakka (Patrick Rempe)
  • Facebook dummy #1 (John Mogan II)
  • Penguin heist (Rhys Owen Jones & Keri Mules)
  • ATM blowtorch (??)
  • Britain's Dumbest Criminal (Jamie Sharp)
  • Alias misfire (Shareeka Strawn)
  • Bringing a knife--and a bat--to a gunfight (Derrick Mosley)


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