The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith

The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith

Fun interviews, compelling trivia, and fascinating facts about history, technology and entertainment. Welcome to The Off Ramp. A place to slow down, steer clear of crazy, and take a side road to sanity -- with hosts Bob & Marcia Smith. PHOTO by Christopher Michel.

Episodes

October 12, 2021 27 min
How are Lava Lamps helping to make the Internet safer? And what do you call a pig who recites Shakespeare? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Dean Hochman, Wikimedia Commons)
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How did a Baptist lay preacher launch the Industrial Revolution? And Why Did Mick Jagger turn down an advance for his memoirs? Hear the answers in this episode of The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith (Graphic: Albrecht Durer, Wikimedia Commons)
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September 28, 2021 27 min
Which U.S. State has the most volcanoes? And what is Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: G.E. Ulrich, USGS)
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September 19, 2021 27 min
What famous aspect of Football was invented by a deaf quarterback? And what is the largest animal to ever roam the earth. Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)
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September 9, 2021 27 min
What animals communicate by farting? And what President saw a UFO? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Wikicommons media)
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September 4, 2021 27 min
What world famous historic monument was once nearly dismantled and sold for scrap? And what question can you never answer “Yes” to? Hear the Answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Matthew T Rader, Wikimedia Commons)
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August 26, 2021 26 min
When tossed into the air, is a Penny more likely to land tails up? Or heads up? And how did the witch really die in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob and Marcia Smith. (Photo: US Mint)
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August 20, 2021 27 min
What U.S. National Park once competed to host the Olympic Games? And can the color of gray hair be reversed naturally? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Graphic: National Park Service)
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August 10, 2021 27 min
What happens on a beach when lightning strikes dry sand? And what American President was a pioneer of branding? Listen to the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Nevada BLM Wikimedia Commons)
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August 2, 2021 26 min
101 Engrossing Trivia - Why did so many pirates wear eye patches? And how did they get horses to the Tokyo Olympics? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith.
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July 26, 2021 27 min
Name the four new sports in the Tokyo Olympics. And when were the very first Olympic games played? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob and Marcia Smith. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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July 5, 2021 28 min
We know the Chinese invented fireworks. But how did Italians contribute to America’s July 4th celebrations? And what are the only two animal species that wage war on their own kind? (Photo: Yannick Bammert, Wikimedia Commons)
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June 28, 2021 27 min
What’s the only river in the world to cross the equator twice? And how did Playtex help America win the space race? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: CNN Traveler)
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June 20, 2021 27 min
What famous toy company did novelist James Patterson once write for? And how do you tell the age of a fish? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob and Marcia Smith. (PHOTO: Vyacheslav Argenberg, Wikicommons Media)
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June 16, 2021 27 min
What famous Rock star assembled the world’s largest collection of Alamo artifacts? And how many of England’s Kings were Queens? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Texas State Archives, Flickr Commons)
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June 7, 2021 27 min
How much total money - fake money - is provided in a standard Monopoly game? And what Word is the same in every world language. Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: John Morgan Wikimedia Commons)
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May 31, 2021 27 min
They’re old school, but their sales are up. Why are mechanical pencils one of today’s top selling items at airport newsstands? And what animal has the largest population on earth? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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May 24, 2021 26 min
Why was Princeton, New Jersey once the hottest spot on earth? And exactly how long is a Moment? Hear the answers on the Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith.
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May 3, 2021 27 min
How large is the world’s biggest Rubik’s Cube? And how many U.S. Presidents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. www.theofframp.show
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April 24, 2021 27 min
What do Irish whiskey and modern communications have in common? And how can an apple, an onion and a potato all have the same taste? Hear the answers on The Off Ramp with Bob & Marcia Smith. (Image: Jameson)
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