Slapdash Podcast

Slapdash Podcast

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

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September 21, 2020 36 min

How do we fit everything we need to do into the amount of time we have?  In this episode, we discuss research-based productivity strategies to improve your life and workflow.

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"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com
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This episode was first released on 01.13.20.

He-Man, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and other action cartoons defined the 80's.  Join Shannon and Jason as they listen to nostalgic theme songs and discuss the history and absurdity of these endearing childhood classics.

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September 14, 2020 37 min

Did you know there's a Poison Garden in England with over 100 types of toxic vegetation? In this episode, we discuss interesting facts about poison and how poison has been used throughout history.

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September 10, 2020 37 min

This episode was first released on 01.06.20.

Black holes, paradoxes, and time machines.  Will technology and physics allow us to visit the past and future?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the science of time travel.

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"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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September 7, 2020 43 min

Where did we get the five-day workweek, and what's the deal with minimum wage?  In this episode, we discuss the history of labor in the United States.

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"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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September 5, 2020 43 min

This episode was first released on 12.30.19.

In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss the history of arcades, beginning from the "Golden Age" of the late 1970's and spanning through modern day.  The two reflect on their arcade experiences from childhood and share personal stories about mashing buttons and dropping quarters.

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September 3, 2020 38 min

The human mind works in mysterious and unusual ways.  In this episode, we discuss famous psychology studies throughout history.

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August 31, 2020 43 min

Pop the top, and guzzle down a big 'ole drink of history.  In this episode, we discuss the history of your favorite soda pops.

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August 27, 2020 40 min

This episode was first released on 12.23.19

In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss Batman, the most iconic and marketable superhero in American history.  From the controversial origins of the character to the multi-billion dollar Batman merchandising industry, this episode will leave you thinking, "Holy podcasts, Batman!"

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August 24, 2020 42 min

Rubik's Cubes, Legos, Play-Doh, and Barbie!  In this episode, we discuss the Top 10 most influential toys ever created.

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This episode was first released on 12.09.19.

Do aliens communicate through corn fields?  Is the U.S. government suppressing information about UFOs?  In this episode, Shannon and Jason explore these questions and other conspiracy theories from outer space.

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August 17, 2020 41 min

Extra, Extra! Read all about it! In this episode, we discuss the history of advertising. From newspapers and radio to television and social media ... we've got a story for you!

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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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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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