Slapdash Podcast

Slapdash Podcast

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August 13, 2020 39 min

Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis! In this episode, we explore devastating natural disasters throughout history.

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This episode was first released on 12.02.19.

Will Lavender, New York Times Bestselling author of "Obedience" and "Dominance," joins Shannon and Jason to discuss the art of the fiction novel.  Will shares his experiences as a writer, and the group reflects on the personal impact of modern and classic novels.

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This episode was first released on 11.25.19.

Facebook and Disney are among the most valuable companies in the world. Join Shannon and Jason as they explore the fascinating history of these commercial juggernauts.

 

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August 6, 2020 36 min

What do Jurassic Park, Contact, and Minority Report have in common?  In this episode, we discuss the real science behind our favorite science fiction movies.

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August 3, 2020 38 min

Batman has the Joker, Superman has Brainiac, and the entire Marvel Universe has Thanos.  In this episode, we discuss the Top 10 supervillains, as voted by listeners.

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Epic Dramatic Blockbuster  by Rafael Krux
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This episode was first released on 11.18.19.

What will it take to sustain a human colony on Mars?  Which countries already have plans for sending humans to Mars?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the challenges, benefits, and science behind colonizing the red planet.

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July 30, 2020 41 min

Mythical quests, legendary feats, and a pantheon of otherworldly deities.  In this episode, we discuss our favorite stories of Greek Mythology, with a special phone call to Greek Mythology expert, Mr. William (Bill) Lyttle.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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He chased the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, a Crystal Skull, and other items of historical significance.  In this episode, we discuss the fascinating real-life history of artifacts pursued by Indiana Jones.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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This episode was first released on 11.11.19.

How soon will virtual reality (VR) invade our daily lives? Chad Lawson, a VR enthusiast and technology guru, joins Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history, status, and future of VR technologies.

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July 20, 2020 43 min

Did you know that each U.S. state has its own motto?  In our FIFTIETH episode, we read mottos, discuss when each state joined the union, and share quirky facts involving all fifty of the U.S. states.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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This episode was first released on 11.04.19.

Bullet-proof cars, the invention of the "Teddy" bear, and secret service code names. Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history of the U.S. presidency.

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July 16, 2020 34 min

It was the age of outlaws, westward expansion, horse riding, and the occasional duel. In this episode, we discuss the history of the Wild West.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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July 13, 2020 32 min

Does it really take 10,000 hours to become an expert or a master performer in a given field?  In this episode, we discuss the practice schedules of those who are the best in the world at what they do.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron

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This episode was first released on 9.30.19.

Why should you care about The Cold War? Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the Berlin Blockade, the Space Race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and even Rocky IV.

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Self-driving cars, robot chess masters, and a growing sense that machines are taking over the world.  In this episode, we discuss the science of artificial intelligence.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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July 6, 2020 62 min

It was the era of tall hair, vivid colors, and some of the greatest movies in cinematic history.  In this episode, we discuss the Top 20 eighties movies, as voted by listeners.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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This episode was first released on 9.23.19.

What do Nike and McDonald's have in common? Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history of these two American giants. 

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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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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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"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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