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A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and 'Jeopardy!' champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his comedian guests for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way! (For research sources, bonus episodes, and how you can support the podcast, visit sifpod.fun.)
 
Do you love a good mystery? Are you hopelessly interested in true crime? Do you spend hours on the internet each week researching weird and obscure stories? If so, we invite you to check out our brand new podcast: Bizarre and Facinating Details. During this weekly podcast, Sarah (lawyer/writer) and Darcie (PhD student in Biomechanics) will talk about all of those scary, provocative, and insane details that keep you up at night. Don’t miss this wonderful combination facts, first hand accounts ...
 
This Podcast is about meditation & wisdom tradition. I will share passages from ancient books on spirituality intended to bring inspiration and learning to smart, wisdom-seeking experts, thought leaders, coaches, and entrepreneurs, and everyone interested in the topic. I will interview extraordinary people from all kinds of backgrounds in meditation & healing practices. It will also be about philosophers, modern physics, and last but not least, about psychedelic journeys.
 
New York Times Bestselling author and international speaking sensation Sally Hogshead shares little nuggets about her How to Fascinate® system. Sally developed the Fascination Advantage® assessment, your key to discovering how the world sees you. Find out how to leverage your unique traits to boost your career, improve your relationships and live more authentically.
 
Women Infused Radio podcast highlights conversations on all things Women, Business, and Fascinating Faith. We often think of our calling in life as only spiritual, when in fact it often encompasses YOU living out God’s purposes in the professional world, outside of the church walls. To help you understand the importance of your work as change agents, equally gifted and called to influence and impact a generation in every sphere of your life. It’s about helping you find your true calling and ...
 
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Dane Dormio is a Martial Scientist, Chivangelist, MindBody Mastery Mentor. Dane is from San Diego, California, he studied martial arts since the age of 10, and QiGong for 16 years. Moreover, he studied Physics at San Diego State University, and Applied Math - Dynamical Systems at San Diego State University. Questions asked: Qigong combines exercise…
 
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Amir Blumenfeld (‘If I Were You’ podcast, ‘Buckets’ podcast) and Negin Farsad (‘Fake The Nation’ podcast, ‘Birdgirl’ on Adult Swim) for a look at why triangles are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.…
 
Phineas & Ferb are two kids who, along with their brilliant friends, are able to build some incredible technology. They are only rivaled by Dr. Doofenschmirtz and his “inators”. While discussing their latest movie “Candace Against The Universe”, we get into some really fascinating science, including a mind-controlling plant, a gigantic juggling rob…
 
The Right to Die is a controversial topic in many countries, and a company called EXIT is capitalizing on that uncertainty. Their CEO is creating a DIY death coffin that can be 3D printed in a matter of weeks. Requiring only nitrogen, it may provide an alternative for those looking to skirt the law. We discuss this killer contraption on this bonus …
 
https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/27/us/washington-dc-uber-eats-carjacking-homicide/index.html https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-44222057 https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6358868/berlinah-wallace-acid-attack-mark-van-dongen-bristol-euthanasia-trial-jailed-life/ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-44159192 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5…
 
As technology marches forward, humans are achieving things that were thought to exist only in science fiction. In her new book ‘Sex Robots and Vegan Meat’, Jenny Kleeman looks at four such innovations, and explores how they are poised to fundamentally change the pillars of humanity. We discuss these advancements, which include robotic companions, a…
 
In our WonderCon WandaVision panel, we covered a lot of the science behind the hit marvel show, including a brief history of television shows, the power of magic runes, and the ability to rewrite reality. That was MOST of what went on inside the Westview Anomoly, but we thought it deserved a little more. This is our little WandaVision Addendum, or …
 
“Modern-day Rumi” Ellie Shoja is a serial entrepreneur, author of The 13th Planet and Your Heart Knows The Way, co-founder of Peace Unleashed, TEDx speaker, and the co-host of the Unleash Your Peace podcast. As the daughter of an international con man, Ellie moved 30 times and lived in refugee camps in Germany before immigrating to the United State…
 
Alex Schmidt is joined by Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Griffin McElroy (authors of the new book ‘Everybody Has A Podcast (Except You)’) for a look at why dice are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode. (Alex's podcast hosting service requires a minimum of 5 …
 
Excerpts from my book with the same title. Copyright © 2017 Josef Schinwald, MDiv Introduction 9:41 Minutes Have you Ever Wanted to Learn Meditation? My name is JOSEF SCHINWALD and I can relate. In my early twenties, I traveled the world. I was usually accompanied by books like the Tao Te Ching, the Upanishads, or some new novel, i.e. Herman Hesse’…
 
Scooby Doo and his crew are part of a company called Mystery, Inc., and they go around solving capers, crimes, and other oddities of high strangeness. Typically the villain is a real estate developer who is masquerading as some sort of supernatural being. Given the skeptical nature of Fred and Wilma, how are the Scooby Gang fooled by masks each and…
 
My first introduction to Skid Row was the catchy little number in the musical “Little Shop of Horrors”. I had no idea that is was referring to the largest recognized homeless encampment in the country, and the only such community legally defined by a court of law. The Skid Row in the movie was in New York, but the official one is in Los Angeles. Ho…
 
A year of pandemic has brought a massive spike in violence against Asians and Asian Americans. Professor and activist Dr. Russell Jeung joins us to explore how we can join the fight for justice and peace for our Asian American siblings, especially in...저자 Religion & Spirituality
 
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writers/podcasters Soren Bowie (‘American Dad’ on TBS, ‘Quick Question with Soren and Daniel’ podcast) and Daniel O’Brien (same podcast, and ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ on HBO) for a look at why keys are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this we…
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Perón https://www.britannica.com/biography/Eva-Peron https://www.biography.com/political-figure/eva-peron https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150710-the-gruesome-untold-story-of-eva-perons-lobotomy https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78738/13-things-you-might-not-know-about-eva-peron SOCIAL MEDIA: @thebfdpodcast E…
 
Mark Schwimmer designs programs in Cognitive Behavioral Techniques that strengthen mindset, promoting confident mindful skills for peak results and wellness. Trained in hypnosis, NLP, and a Master Facilitator of the MythoSelf(tm), Soma-Semantic Model(tm), Mark leads each of his clients to their Somatic Signature(tm). They experience a realization; …
 
The Flintstones have been dubbed “The Modern Stone Age Family”, and it is absolutely true. Despite the fact that they appear to be living in a prehistoric civilization, they have all the conveniences of the modern world, albeit slightly altered to match their resources. Specialized animals make up the bulk of the work force, including ones that cut…
 
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Kath Barbadoro (‘What A Time To Be Alive’ podcast, ‘Lie Cheat & Steal’ podcast) and comedy podcaster Patrick Monahan (‘What A Time To Be Alive’ podcast) for a look at why goats are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.…
 
The Jetsons was a show about living in the space age, and all the atomic-powered technology you can fit into one futuristic apartment. George Jetson had everything: robot dogs fueled by nuclear energy, a sentient robot maid named Rosie, and a 3D food printer that was operated with punch cards. He even had a three hour workday! Listen as we discuss …
 
Due to the popularity of both the look and gadgetry of the 1966 Batmobile, it became a signature staple of the Batman mythos. Prior to the TV series, the Batmobile was hardly mentioned in the comic books, and it definitely wasn’t a sports car. Bob and I discuss how this icon version was crafted from an experimental car called the Lincoln Futura, an…
 
The original Batman television show may not be treated with much respect today, but it was an absolute trailblazer in terms of getting superheroes respect in pop culture. The success of Marvel movies today owe a debt of gratitude to this much maligned series. Not only that, but this show introduced many things that we consider Batman staples, inclu…
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qandeel_Baloch https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/brother-found-guilty-murdering-pakistani-model-qandeel-baloch-honor-killing-n1059431 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49874994 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-157-the-short-life-of-qandeel-baloch/id809264944?i=1000506980251 SOCIAL MEDIA: @thebfdpodcast …
 
This is our first episode taking a close look at the physics of the cartoon world of Hanna-Barbera. Tom & Jerry have had a tumultuous relationship for as long as they have known each other and their uneasy truces quickly dissolve into all out combat. The physics of that combat is what is really intriguing. The prick from a pin will send Tom rocketi…
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Burning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Summer https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-kkk-kills-three-civil-rights-activists https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Chaney https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Goodman_(activist) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Schwerner Amazon.com: Race Agai…
 
In the latest Wonder Woman movie, a new and reality bending item is introduced: The Dreamstone. All someone has to do is touch it, and it will grant one wish. This is a powerful promise, one that even Wonder Woman falls victim to. In this episode, we take a look at the way reality is immediately and radically altered, and how that affects the world…
 
Last week, I interviewed Bob Calhoun who called him self ‘Count Dante’ in the underground wrestling outfit Incredibly Strange Wrestling. This week I talk to documentary filmmaker Floyd Webb about John Keehan, the man who originated the Count Dante moniker. To most, Count Dante was a fixture of the comic book advertisements, offering ‘The World’s De…
 
Alex Schmidt is joined by writers/podcasters Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll (‘Some More News’ YouTube series, ‘Even More News’ podcast) for a look at why ‘The Scream’ is secretly incredibly fascinating. Direct link to see the main 1893 version of ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lqAfSAqID_AJjFiCwSVOSkjDW8oIQyYo/view?usp=…
 
Claudette Colvin:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudette_Colvinhttps://www.democracynow.org/2013/3/29/the_other_rosa_parks_now_73https://www.npr.org/2009/03/15/101719889/before-rosa-parks-there-was-claudette-colvin Michael Donald:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching_of_Michael_Donaldhttps://www.nytimes.com/1987/11/01/magazine/the-woman-who-beat-t…
 
Tenet is a movie about the idea that you can reverse the flow of time by reversing the entropy of an object. This is a fascinating way to look at time travel, although it happens in “Real Time” so you have to live the events in their entirety (forwards of backwards) instead of jumping over them to arrive way in the future (or past) a la Back to the…
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Till https://www.annistonstar.com/the_daily_home/free/maxine-beck-remembering-the-sad-saga-of-emmett-till/article_b2d7a8ce-6d99-11eb-a16e-6734c4c2bbf6.html https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/emmett-till-1 http://www.emmetttillstory.com Bulletproof Emmett Till Marker Erected in Mississippi | Time How Au…
 
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters Matt Apodaca (‘How Did This Get Played?’, UCB) and Andrew Ti (‘Yo, Is This Racist?’, Sub-Optimal Pods) for a look at why concrete is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.저자 Alex Schmidt
 
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