I Used 2 Know

I Used 2 Know

Do you remember what the world was like when you were a kid? Saturday mornings were for Cartoons.. CB radios were the way to talk to your friends... Wait 30 mins after eating to go swimming... Join our funny and educational podcast, I Used 2 Know, into the past- where we dive into things we used to know when we were kids that are no longer true.


February 24, 2021 50 mins

Do you remember all the fun you had at the playground?  How about some of those scary pieces of playground equipment?  From free falling from a Seesaw to jumping off a high flying swing onto blacktop-  take a journey with us to the past when we knew that Playgrounds were a dangerous place. 

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This is a Relaunch of an older episode- Wait 30 Mins After Eating to go Swimming. Those summer days at the lake or pool. Swimming all the time EXCEPT after you ate!  If you didn't wait 30 mins, YOU WOULD DIE! or at least I Used 2 Know that.  Explore with us how this 30 min rule got started and if there is any truth to it. The Missing Episodes(TME)- Some podcast hosts don't support our older audio format- so we are relaunching them...

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February 4, 2021 43 mins

Come Join Us at our virtual table for the I Used 2 Know discussion, or as we call it our Banter Show where we make the podcast sausage!  In this Banter episode we talk about lasso snakes, playground safety, landing a job tasting candy, oh and gravity waves- all seasoned with a healthy helping of rabbit holes.

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January 30, 2021 48 mins

This is a Relaunch of an older episode- I Used 2 Know Phone Numbers. Do you remember wandering around your house with the 2 mile phone cord talking to your friends?  Of course you Used 2 Know their phone number- but not so much these days.  Take a trip through the history of phone numbers and how we got to not remembering them any more. The Missing Episodes(TME)- Some podcast hosts don't support our older audio format- so we are r...

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January 26, 2021 45 mins

Please Join Us at our virtual table for the I Used 2 Know discussion, or as we call it our Banter where we make the podcast sausage!  In this Banter episode we talk about eating icicles, life on Venus, sinking a 94ft golf putt and Mega batteries.  OH- and of course all the rabbit holes that come with these.  

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January 22, 2021 21 mins

Season 2- I Used 2 Know starts now!

We are back!... After a 1.5 year hiatus we're back to talk about the things we Used 2 Know.  In this episode we talk about dream sequences and how they make great excuses when you need to explain shifts in a show.  We also talk a bit about how I Used 2 Know is going to change slightly from the past...

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April 2, 2019 51 mins

In this podcast episode we dive into the world of dangerous toys. 

In the early days of mass produced toys, manufacturers would design toys to open a kid's mind, maybe let them pretend to be an adult, or release their creative juices, but safety- that was one thing many of the early toys didn't really think about.  From 600 degree F toy ovens to melting lead or creating explosions- these toys could cha...

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March 18, 2019 44 mins

In this episode we remember those delicious, sweet breakfast cereals that we would eat every day before school in our podcast I Used 2 Know- Sugary Breakfast Cereals.  From why we call it “Cereal” to the current sales of these sugary delights, we go over the history of breakfast cereal and remember the giants like Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops and Captain Crunch (who isn’t actually a Capt.).  Grab your bowl and milk and join us down ...

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February 25, 2019 48 mins

In this episode of I Used 2 Know we remember the glory days of Video Arcades!  From Duck Hunt through Pacman and beyond, we walk through the history of Video Arcades.  Take a trip with us as we remember all of those quarter-eating machines as well as the other pop culture experiences that orbited these fanciful video machines.

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February 12, 2019 18 mins

This minipod episode was created because in our podcast I Used 2 Know-Pictures took Time, we discussed how the Kodak Disk film reminded us of the Viewmaster disk.  So in this episode we talk about the Viewmaster, how it helped us win World War II, how much fun we had with it as a kid, and the future of the Viewmaster.

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January 28, 2019 43 mins

In this episode we remember what it was like to take pictures on film and then have to wait weeks to finally see the pictures that you took.  We start off by exploring the history of photography and the science behind making an actual picture.  Then we discuss the wait time of film development until we get to the magic of digital cameras.  Finally we end with how photo taking would never be the same after just "one more thing." 

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In this podcast episode we remember how, when we were growing up, we thought the future would be filled with flying cars.  We start off by remembering the flying car pioneers like Henry Ford before we take that turn into Hollywood and talk about flying cars in the movies.  We then end up talking about modern personal aviation and its future- flying taxis.  Come join us as we remember the thrill of imagining a world filled with flyi...

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Happy Holidays! In this holiday episode we look back at why we give presents to each other during the holidays, what are some of the most popular presents over the last 100 years, and then we sit at a roundtable with some of our family members and talk about our most memorable presents.  

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In this podcast episode we remember the 70s and how everyone in the US was going to convert to the Metric System. There were TV commercials trying to convince us to change, teachers would pound into us that we needed to learn the Metric System now, and thermometers, gas pumps and speed limit signs started to show metric equivalents.  But what happened?  Listen to I Used 2 Know- The Metric System was Coming and find out why the US i...

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November 21, 2018 36 mins

In this episode we "Interrupt our regularly scheduled programming" by remembering TV Specials- some were cartoons, some were live action but all of them would bring families together around the TV.  We start off by discussing how TV specials got started, but then we dive into those TV specials that we remember from our childhood.  Of course, this wouldn't be a TV Special show if we didn't talk about the WORST TV SPECIAL- EVER!  Don...

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November 8, 2018 38 mins

Do you remember stores closing by 5pm?  How about "Blue Laws" preventing you from shopping on Sunday?  In this podcast episode we talk about how we Used 2 Know that Things Would Close.  We cover the history of Blue Laws, how 7-Eleven became a 24 hr convenience store, and how you still can't go shopping on Sunday in NJ.

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October 28, 2018 47 mins

In this podcast episode we talk about the history of Halloween, where did Trick or Treat come from, and we travel through the Trick or Treat candies of the decades from the 20s to today- finally answering the age old question, what's the best Halloween candy that I Used 2 Know. 

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In this minipod podcast of I Used 2 Know- Columbus Discovered America, we complete the Columbus discussion we started in our previous podcast- I Used 2 Know- Maps.  We talk about the history of Columbus, the real names of those famous ships that sailed the ocean blue, and how Columbus survived by using a lunar eclipse.

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September 24, 2018 41 mins

In this podcast episode of I Used 2 Know- Battlewagon Roadtrips, we explore what it was like to take family road trips in a station wagon.  We explore the history of road trips, the vehicle in question (Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon- aka BattleWagon), and how we survived hours of travel trapped in a Station Wagon.

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September 1, 2018 32 mins

In this podcast episode, we celebrate summer by remembering how we Used 2 Know Ice Cream Trucks.  Do you remember that feeling when you heard the song "The Entertainer" get closer and closer? How about that scramble to find money and run out to the street in time to get a Good Humor bar?  In this episode we go over the history of ice cream, how George Washington and Thomas Jefferson loved ice cream, "penny licks," Mr Softee, and di...

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