Slapdash Podcast

Slapdash Podcast

Two college professors discuss history, science, pop culture, and everything else!... Show More

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July 2, 2020 33 min

Let freedom ring!  In this episode, we discuss the events leading up to the American Revolution, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the billion dollar fireworks industry.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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Airport Lounge by Kevin MacLeod

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June 29, 2020 31 min

O Podcast, My Podcast!  In this episode, we read our favorite poems, discuss their meanings, and reflect on the art of poetry.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com
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Adventure by Alexander Nakarada
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June 27, 2020 64 min

This episode was first released on 9.16.19.

Ever wonder how movies came to be?  In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss movies and the film industry from the late 1800's to modern day.

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June 25, 2020 45 min

Tyrannical governments, mass surveillance, and uprisings galore! In this episode, we discuss great works of dystopian literature and film. This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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June 22, 2020 34 min

REM cycles, night terrors, and the startling effects of sleep deprivation.  In this episode, we dive into the science of sleep.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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Urkel, Fresh Prince, Seinfeld, and other cultural icons defined 90's television.  In this episode, we discuss the Top 20 television shows of the 90's, as voted by listeners.

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June 15, 2020 33 min

What are the odds of winning the lottery twice with the same numbers? What are the odds of one person being struck by lightning seven times?  In this episode, we discuss true stories of people who experienced situations with near impossible odds.

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June 8, 2020 44 min

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!

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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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May 25, 2020 40 min

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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May 18, 2020 52 min

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

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Hyperfun by Kevin MacLeod
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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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May 4, 2020 39 min

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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April 27, 2020 42 min

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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April 20, 2020 35 min

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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April 13, 2020 33 min

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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April 6, 2020 51 min

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
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UFO chasing, Gravity Hill, lizard men, and Spring-heeled Jack. In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss more strange and unnatural phenomenon across our old Kentucky home.

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March 23, 2020 38 min

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
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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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