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

October 18, 2021 60 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Matt Apodaca, Heather Anne Campbell, and Nick Wiger ('How Did This Get Played?' podcast) for a look at why labor unions are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/broadcaster/author Robin Ince (BBC Radio 4's 'The Infinite Monkey Cage', the Cosmic Shambles podcast network, his new book 'The Importance Of Being Interested') for a look at why vinyl records are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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October 4, 2021 68 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/filmmaker Joey Clift (Netflix's 'Spirit Rangers', new Comedy Central short "How to Cope With Your Team Changing Its Native American Mascot") and comedian/podcaster Craig Fay ('The Villain Was Right' podcast) for a look at why Antarctica is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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September 27, 2021 78 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by bestselling author Jason Pargin (‘John Dies At The End’ series, ‘Zoey Ashe’ series) for a look at why Halloween stores are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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September 20, 2021 68 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Billy Wayne Davis ('Conan', host of 'Podcast Wayne Davis') and comedy writer/podcaster Diana McCallum (FromSuperheroes.com, host of 'Talk From Superheroes') for a look at why rest areas are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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September 13, 2021 50 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians Siena East ('NDND' Youtube channel, UCB) and Blair Socci (MTV, Comedy Central) for a look at why libraries are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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September 6, 2021 54 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Adam Tod Brown (‘Unpopular Opinion’ podcast network) and comedian/podcaster Jeff May (‘Jeff Has Cool Friends’ podcast) for a look at why Jimmy Carter is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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August 30, 2021 65 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by writers/podcasters/directors Abe Epperson, Adam Ganser, and Michael Swaim ('Small Beans' network, plus Swaim works at IGN.com) for a look at why beans are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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August 23, 2021 63 min

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

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August 16, 2021 50 min

*Note with Alex's audio: the show uses his Zoom backup audio until around the 22 minute mark. It's totally listenable! And if you'd like to skip straight to the fancy mic audio, skip to 22:00.

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writers Robert Brockway and Seanbaby (1900HOTDOG) for a look at why thunderstorms are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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August 9, 2021 62 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters Brett Rader (Yahoo Sports) and Shelby Wolstein ('Keeping Records' podcast) for a look at why shoe sizes are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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August 2, 2021 57 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer Dan Hopper (Ranker, The New Yorker) and comedian Chet Wild (Unpopular Opinion podcast network) for a look at why the U.S. Forest Service is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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July 26, 2021 55 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by writer/podcaster Kat Angus ('I Hate It But I Love It' podcast) and comedian/podcaster John Cullen ('Blocked Party' podcast) for a look at why ampersands are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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July 19, 2021 44 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by writer/comedian Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil, 'Hanging With Doctor Z') for a look at why no. 2 pencils are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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July 12, 2021 61 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Caitlin Gill (GuaranteeShirts.com, new album 'Major.') and Alana Johnston ('Self Esteem Party' podcast) for a look at why magenta is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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July 5, 2021 75 min

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

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June 28, 2021 62 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by filmmaker/podcaster Justin Decloux ('The Important Cinema Club' podcast, 'No Such Thing As A Bad Movie' podcast) and comedian/podcaster Matt Kirshen ('Probably Science' podcast, The Jim Jefferies Show) for a look at why postal codes are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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June 21, 2021 47 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcaster Matt Gourley ('With Gourley And Rust', 'Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend', many other incredible shows) for a look at why eyeglasses are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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June 14, 2021 48 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Caitlin Durante ('The Bechdel Cast') for a look at why harbors are secretly incredibly fascinating.

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June 7, 2021 65 min

Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters/writers David Christopher Bell and Tom Reimann (Gamefully Unemployed) for a look at why cat food is secretly incredibly fascinating.

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