The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith

The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith

The Off Ramp Trivia podcast. Slow down, steer clear of crazy and take a side road to sanity with Bob & Marcia Smith. PHOTO by Christopher Michel.

Episodes

June 11, 2024 27 mins
Do babies cry with an accent? And how did the Civil War lead to police becoming “the men in blue”?
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How long were pig bristles used in toothbrushes? What famous snack food was invented at Disneyland? Hear the Off Ramp.
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May 29, 2024 27 mins
What U.S. President was the Foodie we can thank for popularizing Ice Cream? And who has the most top-ten selling albums of all time? Hear the Off Ramp Trivia Podcast. (Photo - Lotus Head, Wikimedia Commons)
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May 22, 2024 29 mins
What real-life, world-famous city was once named Batman? Why were trainers in the original Olympic games required to attend in the nude?
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May 15, 2024 27 mins
Why are so many airplanes at the bottom of Lake Michigan? What novel was one of the 1st written in the voice of an animal? Hear the Off Ramp Podcast.
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May 7, 2024 27 mins
More than 16 million men living today are related to what man? What was America’s Second National Park – and why doesn’t the government own it today? Hear the Off Ramp Podcast.
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April 29, 2024 27 mins
What American actor did Adolph Hitler want kidnapped in World War II? And who is the only American to be elected governor of two states, congressman from two states, and president of another country? Hear the Off Ramp Podcast.
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April 23, 2024 27 mins
How do Muslim astronauts pray in space? Where was the Lost Colony, and how was it lost? Hear the Off Ramp podcast. (Photo - NASA)
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April 15, 2024 27 mins
What U.S. state is NOT covered by the NATO Treaty? What’s the most viewed photograph in history? Hear the Off Ramp Podcast. (U.S. Air Force)
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April 10, 2024 27 mins
What’s the only bird that can fly backwards? And where can you find the skinniest skyscraper in the world? Hear The Off Ramp Podcast.
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April 2, 2024 27 mins
What two U.S. Presidents were not only Quakers, they were cousins too? Hear the Off Ramp Podcast. (Photo by Plasmafire, Wikimedia Commons)
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March 26, 2024 27 mins
True or False – Solar eclipses can stop wars? And why was limping a fad in Victorian England. Hear the Off Ramp Podcast. (Photo Bill Ingalls, NASA)
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March 19, 2024 28 mins
What country has a committee to assure you don’t give your baby a weird name? And what famous man’s family engaged in litigation over his reputation for 300 years? Hear The Off Ramp Podcast. (Photo by Avsar Aras, Wikimedia Commons)
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March 12, 2024 27 mins
What U.S. state had three cities serve as the U.S. Capital – in one year! And who or what keeps an office in the Arctic Circle? Hear the Off Ramp Trivia Podcast.
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March 5, 2024 27 mins
What creatures did fishermen once consider a nuisance, calling them “Cockroaches of the Sea?” And in 1878, what killed more than 5,000 people in Memphis, Tennessee? Hear the Off Ramp Podcast. (Art by Abraham Storck)
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February 26, 2024 28 mins
How much time does the average person spend kissing in their lifetime? And who was the 1st First Lady to win an Emmy Award? Hear the Off Ramp Podcast. (Photo Tania Saiz, Wikimedia Commons)
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February 20, 2024 28 mins
What U.S. President’s mother REFUSED to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom? And who was the very first Superbowl half time performer? Hear the Off Ramp Podcast. (Photo: White House Historical Assn)
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February 13, 2024 27 mins
What is the most famous Superbowl commercial of all time? And who has the most career Oscar nominations for acting? Hear the Off Ramp Trivia Podcast.
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February 7, 2024 28 mins
How many cows did it take to make a medieval Bible? And why did Victorians wear protective head gear in the shower? Hear the Off Ramp Trivia Podcast. (Photo: Rady One, Creative Commons)
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January 30, 2024 28 mins
What U.S. state’s official song called Abraham Lincoln a tyrant - until 2021? Every movie this actor appeared in was nominated for Best Picture. Who's the actor? Hear the Off Ramp Podcast. (Graphic: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum)
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