Slapdash Podcast

Slapdash Podcast

Two college professors discuss history, art, science, and everything else!

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April 22, 2021 44 min

This episode was first released on 06.08.20.

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Join us as we discuss the history of ... The Twilight Zone!

Music from https://filmmusic.io  "Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Who is the greatest movie monster of them all? Listeners voted in three tournament rounds between monsters like Godzilla, King Kong, and the Staypuft Marshmallow Man to determine the winner of the Great Monster Slapdown!

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This episode was first released on 06.01.20.

Roosevelt, Ford, and Jackson were among the many U.S. presidents who were nearly killed by maniacs.  In this episode, we discuss several failed presidential assassinations and the individuals responsible.

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This episode was first released on 05.25.20.

In this episode, we discuss historical examples of society seeing things that aren't there, dancing uncontrollably, and collectively inciting mass hysteria.

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March 29, 2021 33 min

It's Women's History Month!  In this episode, we discuss important women throughout history, including those who have ruled civilizations, fought for civil rights, and advocated for peace.

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This episode was first released on 05.18.20.

In this episode, we take a trip inside the Disney vault to discuss the Top 20 Disney movies, as voted by listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io  "Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Hyperfun by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3891-hyperfun  License: http://creativecommons.org/...

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March 15, 2021 45 min

What do Kermit, the Boston Celtics, and Leprechauns have in common?  In this episode, we discuss the history of things that are green.

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This episode was first released on 05.11.20.

Social unrest, assassination, and revolution!  In this episode, we discuss the fall of the Romanov dynasty and the rise of communism in Russia.

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February 22, 2021 40 min

What if your daily social interactions were evaluated by the government and rewarded or punished?  In this episode, we discuss the history and implications of China's proposed social credit system.

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January 25, 2021 39 min

This episode was first released on 05.07.20.

With thousands of dollars on the line, do all contestants play by the rules?  In this episode, we discuss the dark history of American game shows.

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January 18, 2021 37 min

Vehicles for hire!  In this episode, we discuss the history of Uber and DoorDash.

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January 11, 2021 42 min

This episode was first published on 04.27.20.

Grab a bowl, and pass the milk! In this episode, we share a list of the greatest cereals of all-time, as voted by listeners.

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This episode was first released on 04.20.20.

Each second, 4.3 people are born, and 2 people die. This means that the world's population increases by 2.3 people every second. Join us as we discuss the science and controversy of human population growth.

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January 4, 2021 41 min

The year is ending, and it's time for new beginnings! In this episode, we explore concepts from "Atomic Habits" by James Clear and discuss how to make new habits and keep our New Year's resolutions.

Slapdash Podcast Theme by Eric Ames.

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This episode was first released on 04.13.20.

Walmart and Ford have each changed the way our world operates. Join us as we discuss the history behind these American titans of industry.

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December 28, 2020 51 min

This episode was first released on 04.06.20.

Savory, crunchy, smooth, and chocolate!  In this episode, we count down the Top 20 candy bars, as voted by listeners.

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Funny Adventures by WinnieTheMoog Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6048-funny-adventures  License: http://cr...

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This episode was first released on 12.16.19.

Shannon and Jason travel to Stearns, KY and visit "The Polar Express" train ride event at Big South Fork Scenic Railway.  While broadcasting live from the railway's gift shop, the team discuss the Polar Express book and movie, interview the organizer of the event, and reflect on Christmases long ago.

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December 21, 2020 57 min

'Tis the season to rank Christmas films!  In this episode, we discuss the Top 20 Christmas movies, as voted by listeners.

Slapdash Podcast Theme by Eric Ames.

Music from https://filmmusic.io  "Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Happy Christmas Inspiring by WinnieTheMoog Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7179-happy-christmas-inspiring  ...

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December 14, 2020 38 min

This episode was first released on 03.23.20.

Roll the dice, draw the card, or move the piece! Join us as we count down the Top 20 board games, as voted by listeners.

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Retro Gamer 2 by Mikael Hellman Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5836-retro-gamer-2  License: http://crea...

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This episode was first released on 03.16.20.

Dr. Bill Simpson, co-author of "Our Game Too: Asian Pacific Americans in Major League Baseball," joins Shannon and Jason to discuss America's favorite pastime.  Bill shares his inspiration for the book, and the group reflects on the history and art of American baseball.

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