Secretly Incredibly Fascinating

Secretly Incredibly Fascinating

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.)

Episodes

September 26, 2022 54 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian Siena East ('NDND' Youtube channel, UCB) and comedian/podcaster Rivers Langley ('The Goods From The Woods' podcast) for a look at why silica gel packets are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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Alex Schmidt is joined by writer/musician Sadie Dupuis (new poetry collection 'Cry Perfume', bands Speedy Ortiz and Sad13) and comedian/podcaster Caitlin Durante ('The Bechdel Cast' podcast) for a look at why drive-thrus are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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September 12, 2022 51 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll ('Some More News' YouTube channel, 'Even More News' podcast) for a look at why Lorem Ipsum is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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September 5, 2022 63 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Andrew Ti (‘Yo, Is This Racist?’, Sub-Optimal Pods) for a look at why surnames are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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August 29, 2022 56 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writers/podcasters Robert Brockway and Seanbaby (1-900-HOT-DOG) for a look at why barcodes are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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August 22, 2022 52 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer Bill Oakley (The Simpsons, 'Steamed Hams Society') for a look at why American cheese is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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August 15, 2022 63 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Katie Goldin ('Creature Feature' podcast, @ProBirdRights) for a look at why Imperial units of measurement are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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August 8, 2022 59 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/writer Josh Gondelman (new stand-up special 'People Pleaser') for a look at why rats are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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(Alex's podcast hosting service requires a minimum of 5 characters per episode title, so that's why this episode's title has 1 exclamation point)

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August 1, 2022 56 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer Dan Hopper (Ranker, The New Yorker) and actor/comedian Benny Wayne Sully ('NDND' on YouTube, 'My First Native American Boyfriend' short) for a look at why zippers are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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July 25, 2022 59 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Katie Hannigan (‘Lady Journey’ podcast, new special 'Feeling of Emptiness') and Conor Lastowka (‘372 Pages We'll Never Get Back' podcast, writer/producer for Rifftrax) for a look at why the Interstate Highway System is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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July 18, 2022 60 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Adam Tod Brown (‘Unpopular Opinion’ podcast network) and Jeff May (‘Jeff Has Cool Friends’ podcast, 'Bullsh*t' on Netflix) for a look at why the color green is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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July 11, 2022 57 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis ('Grown Local' podcast) and podcaster Ellen Weatherford ('Just The Zoo Of Us' podcast) for a look at why manatees are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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July 4, 2022 67 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer Joey Clift ('Spirit Rangers' on Netflix, short film 'My First Native American Boyfriend') and podcaster Nnekay FitzClarke ('Minority Korner' podcast) for a look at why stainless steel is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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June 27, 2022 56 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians Kimberly Clark ('Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready', The Late Late Show) and Moujan Zolfaghari ('Mission To Zyxx' podcast, 'Tooning Out The News') for a look at why toasters are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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June 20, 2022 76 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcaster/creator Jack O'Brien ('The Daily Zeitgeist' podcast) and bestselling author Jason Pargin ('John Dies At The End' series, 'Zoey Ashe' series) for a look at why carrots are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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June 13, 2022 61 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters Miles Gray ('The Daily Zeitgeist' podcast) and Anna Hossnieh ('Ethnically Ambiguous' podcast) for a look at why tulips are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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June 6, 2022 55 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian Caitlin Gill (GuaranteeShirts.com, new album 'Major.') and comedy podcaster Brett Rader (Yahoo Sports) for a look at why Swiss Army knives are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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May 30, 2022 62 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Diana McCallum (FromSuperheroes.com, host of 'Talk From Superheroes') and comedy writer Eileen O'Connell (Funny Or Die, The Pack Theater) for a look at why car horns are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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May 23, 2022 59 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Negin Farsad (‘Fake The Nation’ podcast, ‘Birdgirl’ on Adult Swim) and comedy writer Hana Michels (Reductress, The Devastator) for a look at why menstrual pads are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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May 16, 2022 65 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Katie Goldin ('Creature Feature' podcast, @ProBirdRights) for a look at why "Dogs Playing Poker" is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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