Profoundly Pointless

Profoundly Pointless

From Sex Toy Designers and Exorcists to Psychedelic Researchers, Word Champion Tree Climbers and Algorithm Engineers, join as we explore a different side of life. Hosted by award-winning interviewer Nick VinZant, Profoundly Pointless sits down with a unique guest every episode. The goal, however is always the same: learn something new.


January 19, 2022 52 min
Sometimes it’s a whisper. Sometimes it’s a Cosplay with a personal touch. Content Creator ASMR Shanny is known for creating unique videos that will trigger tingles and help you relax. We talk ASMR, Cosplay, Personal Attention Videos and growing a channel online. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Worst Sounds.

ASMR Shanny: 01:45ish

Pointless: 24:03ish

Top 5: 37:56ish (ASMR Shanny YouTube)

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Dallas Seavey is one of the best dog mushers in history. He’s won the Iditarod 5x and is getting his dog sled ready for a sixth. We talk dogs, braving 55 degrees below zero, forming a bond with your pet and eating 12,000 calories a day. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Fictional Dogs.

Dallas Seavey: 01:15ish

Pointless: 35:06

Top 5: 45:24ish (Dallas Seavey Website) (Dallas Seavey ...
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January 5, 2022 65 min
Most adult films are made for mainstream audiences. Producer Sinn Sage is not mainstream, her goal is to bring new visibility to sexual preferences that were once taboo. We talk lesbian love scenes, transgender pornography and creating custom clips for every corner of the fetish world. Then, we put fries and potatoes chips against hash browns and tater tots as we count down the Top 5 Potato Foods.

Sinn Sage: 01:43ish

Pointless: 34:36...
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December 29, 2021 60 min
It's a New Year but how will the world change in 2022 and beyond? Futurist Richard Yonck joins us for a revealing look at the new technologies and trends that will shape the future. We talk Digital Humans, Biotechnology, Artificial Emotional Intelligence, talking to the past and manipulation by Algorithm. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Things That Should End in the New Year.

Richard Yonck: 01:50ish

Pointless: 35:20ish

Top 5: 50:55is...
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December 22, 2021 26 min
We're taking on your biggest Christmas questions in this special episode of Profoundly Pointless. We talk the best Christmas traditions, Santa's biggest lies, our favorite holiday traditions, shopping rage and the Top 5 Worst Christmas Gifts. (Instagram) (TikTok)
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From Dating and Relationship struggles to dealing with Anxiety, Trauma and Depression, Lisa with “So My Mom’s a Therapist” has quickly become a trusted voice for hundreds of thousands of people online. We talk dating difficulties, couples counseling, dealing with social anxiety and trauma recovery. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Christmas Characters.

Lisa: 01:59ish

Pointless: 30:13ish

Top 5: 50:39ish
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December 8, 2021 54 min
From her music to her viral videos, Mia Asano is bringing something new to a classic instrument. We talk Electric Violins, the pressure to be perfect and the highs and lows of sudden social media fame. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Things We Wish We Were Better At.

Mia Asano: 01:39ish

Pointless: 30:06ish

Top 5: 44:00 (Mia Asano Spotify Music)

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December 1, 2021 55 min
Inka Cagnasso spends her life flying through the air. Sometimes she has a parachute, sometimes she doesn’t. We talk Bodyflying, Skydiving and Wingsuiting, the awesome power of wind tunnels and the beauty of flight. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Places You Don’t Want to Be Stranded.

Inka Cagnasso: 01:31ish

Pointless: 27:51

Top 5: 47:26 (Inka Cagnasso Instagram)
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November 24, 2021 20 min
It's one of our favorite traditions, the Profoundly Pointless Thanksgiving Travel Special. A time where we look back on all the things we're thankful for.....and all the things we're not thankful for. We talk Thanksgiving, holiday traditions, cooking and why your back is so dirty. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Thanksgiving Sides.
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What do the things you buy really say about you? And how are companies using that to get you to spend more than you might want. Consumer Culture Expert Professor Sarah Grace joins us to explain the growing psychology behind consumer culture. We talk shopping display secrets, fast fashion, conscious consumerism and the subtle messages major brands are sending. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Annoying Public Behaviors.

Professor Sarah G...
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November 10, 2021 52 min
Racing downhill at nearly 60 miles an hour, Ski Jumpers Casey Larson and Nina Lussi launch themselves hundreds of feet into the air. We talk ski jumping, the upcoming Olympics, groundhog hazards and why ski jumpers always put their hands out the car window. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Winter Activities.

Casey Larson and Nina Lussi: 01:27ish

Pointless: 24:57ish

Top 5: 43:20ish (Casey Larson Instagr...
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November 3, 2021 62 min
From terraforming the Earth for life to protecting against climate change, Fungi have played a critical role in our past, our present and our future. Fungi Researcher Dr. Gordon Walker joins us to talk fungi, the best mushrooms for your health, mushroom foraging, microbiology, mycology and magic mushrooms. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Underrated Candies.

Dr. Gordon Walker: 01:35ish

Pointless: 37:48

Top 5: 49:51ish
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October 27, 2021 72 min
From King of the Hill and Tacoma FD to Wilfred, Maron and Rules of Engagement, Screenwriter Michael Jamin has worked on some of Hollywood’s most recognizable sitcoms. We talk how to become a screenwriter, what it’s really like in a writer’s room and the future of television. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Scariest Things in Life.

Michael Jamin: 01:17ish

Pointless: 38:20ish

Top 5: 58:01ish (Mic...
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October 20, 2021 50 min
There’s subtle signs that can tell you if a person loves you, is lying to you or might be a threat. Body Language Expert Dr. Jack Brown is not only an expert at reading those signs, he can also teach you how to do it. We talk reading others’ body language, controlling your body language and why you should always trust your gut. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Pastries.

Dr. Jack Brown: 01:40ish

Pointless: 26:02ish

Top 5: 48:07ish

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October 13, 2021 50 min
From films and fetish work to cannabis, comedy and coffee, Alexis Fawx is an all-around entertainer and entrepreneur. We talk award-winning sex work, interesting foot fetish requests and more. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Birthdays.

Alexis Fawx: 01:46ish

Pointless: 23:55ish

Top 5: 39:12ish  (Alexis Fawx Website)  (Alexis Fawx Twitter) (Alexis Fawx Instagr...
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October 6, 2021 53 min
The first time he jumped he was hooked. Now, Cliff Jumper Jay Briggs travels the world looking for 100-foot cliffs and a rush of adrenaline. We talk freestyle cliff jumping, conquering fear and cannonballs. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Halloween Songs.

Jay Briggs: 01:26ish

Pointless: 27:06ish

Top 5: 40:52ish (Jay Briggs Instagram) (Jay Briggs Facebook)
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September 29, 2021 47 min
John Grogan knows if you’re lying. As a professional Polygraph Examiner, he’s tested everyone from infamous criminals and celebrities, to cheating spouses and lying employees. We talk lie detector tests, how to tell if someone’s lying and the only way to beat a polygraph test. Then, we countdown the Top 5 TV Shows We’d Like to Be On.

John Grogan: 01:35ish

Pointless: 21:45ish

Top 5: 37:03ish
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September 22, 2021 56 min
Part scientist, part artist. Allis Markham is one of the world’s premier Taxidermists. She specializes in bringing exotic animals back to life for museums and science centers. We talk Taxidermy, interesting animals and the growing science of Nassology. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Things You Should Always Keep.

Allis Markham: 01:23ish

Pointless: 29:45ish

Top 5: 42:00ish (Allis Markham Webs...
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September 15, 2021 58 min
Is what you see, really the way the world looks? As an Optical Physicist Dr. Greg Gbur studies that and more. We talk the latest in optical physics, the possibility of invisibility, coherence theory, meta materials and why movies are wrong about lasers. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Celebrities You Don’t Wanna Share a Name With.

Dr. Greg Gbur: 01:51ish

Pointless: 31:23ish

Top 5: 47:36ish (Dr. Greg Gbur’s Bl...
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Etiquette is more than just being polite. It’s a code of behavior that can take you to the highest levels of personal and professional success. A code Etiquette Coach Kelley Yates (Lady Etiquette) can teach you. We talk proper etiquette, deportment and the secret habits of successful people. Then, we countdown the Top 5 Rude Things People Do.

Lady Etiquette Kelley Yates: 01:51ish

Pointless: 24:59ish

Top 5: 39:43ish

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