Technically A Conversation

Technically A Conversation

A podcast for curious people, by curious people. Every week we take turns presenting a new topic, and the other host has no idea what the topic will be. We strive to entertain and educate in a way that’s loose and fun! Our topics are all over the place, from light and funny to dark and sometimes spooky. Parental Advisory Warning: We might use strong language. https://www.TechnicallyAConversation.com/

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April 15, 2024 62 mins

Kleine-Levin Syndrome or KLS is a condition that affects 1 in 1 million people and causes them to sleep for extended periods of time. Known as Sleeping Beauty Syndrome, those afflicted have slept for days, weeks, and even months. It’s unknown what causes the illness and there is no cure. Today, we’ll discuss this illness and some people who suffer from it. What is being used to treat them. What sufferers consider to be the worst pa...

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From her induction into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame to the establishment of the Selena Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas, Selena's influence continues to be as strong as ever. Her impact on Latin music, fashion, and culture is undeniable, and her memory lives on through her music, which continues to inspire new generations of fans.  With the recent release of Oxygen’s documentary, Selena and Yolanda, the Secrets Betwee...

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April 1, 2024 43 mins

Edgar Cayce The Sleeping Prophet was known for putting himself in a sleeplike trance to access the universal consciousness and gave readings, made predictions, and cured those that were ill. He claimed to have acquired his special gift after being visited by a winged woman while reading the bible in the forest. Despite his great powers, he wasn’t able to predict or heal one of the most important people in his life. Today, we’ll dis...

In 2002 a well respected woman in Southern India died. 6 years later, her husband died in a similar manner. The family suffered 2 more deaths later in a shorter and shorter time span. There were also 2 more deaths in a connected family. Was this some kind of genetic silent killer or was this a serial killer in Southern India because they all did die after eating? All 6 of the bodies were exhumed as part of the investigation. What w...

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March 18, 2024 78 mins

RRR is a 2022 Telugu language Indian action film that first came to the attention of Western audiences when their Netflix trailer featuring almost comical over-exaggerated action and special effects scenes went viral. We took a chance on it and were pleasantly surprised. The movie had a mission, a romance, friendship, betrayal, redemption, and more singing and dancing than we could have ever imagined. It was a nonstop emotional rol...

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The Mexican city of Tampico, Tamaulipas is in the Southeastern region of Mexico overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It was once known for regularly getting hit by hurricanes, but a hurricane hasn’t made landfall since 1966. Many believe this is due to the region being protected by aliens, as UFO’s first started to be reported regularly in the region in 1967. Believers of this theory claim their extraterrestrial protectors have an al...

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The brand Stanley and their cups have been around for over 100 years.  They got their start by catering to the common blue collared man who worked long hours, and needed a way to keep his drink of choice cold or warm for long hours.  In 2020, a group of women who managed a blog by the name of “The Buy Guide” started pushing the Stanley Cup and the perks of owning one.  They reached out to Stanley in an attempt to get them to market...

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February 26, 2024 77 mins

Few bands have made a bigger impact on music and pop culture than The Misfits. Their unique brand of horror punk transcended genres and influenced everyone from Guns N Roses to Metallica. But constant fighting and line up changes led to the band dissolving before they could enjoy the popularity and loyal fan base that they would eventually develop. Today, we’ll talk about the formation of the band, key moments in the band’s history...

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February 19, 2024 41 mins

On February 6, 1945 the legend Bob Marley was born! As a child he was a palm reader, and his first album was not Reggae but Ska! When Bob Marley and The Wailers accepted $2,000 to go home after being stranded in the UK, he promised an album in repayment and delivered a Reggae album! Listen to hear us talk about his assassination attempt, how he was diagnosed with cancer, and a bit about his music!

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February 12, 2024 54 mins

In 2013 200 bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon went missing from the Buffalo Trace distillery, making international news. Each bottle often fetches over $4,000.00 on the secondary market, making it one of the most expensive and sought after whiskeys in the world. While Toby Curtsinger was convicted of the crime, none of the bottles were ever recovered, and the evidence seems to suggest that he might not have been responsible. Toda...

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Our Founding Fathers have been attributed to greatness from penning the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, to leading us in war, and becoming some of our most important public figures in history, some even becoming the first presidents of the United States.  In this episode, in a segment I like to refer to boozy, floozy or both, I will challenge José to guess their vice and bring up some of their drama!

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John “Fritz” Johnson was living on top of the world. He was a successful radio personality, television sports director, was married to a beautiful model, and was a champion archer. He was one of the best known and most liked personalities in Omaha, NE. While promoting some archery gear he was approached by someone claiming to be his niece and his 2 brothers, but had no memory of them at all. Today, we’ll discuss the life of Lawrenc...

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In 1972 the Robertson family and sea hitchhiker Robin Williams were on a mission to sail around the world. They were stranded at sea when a whale attacked their boat and cracked it in half, leaving them stranded to fend for themselves. They caught sea turtles and a shark to survive and even drank turtle blood!  How did this family manage to survive 38 days on a life raft in the middle of the ocean? What was their motivation for goi...

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In 1891, Octavia Hatcher fell into a deep depression after her only child died shortly after childbirth. A few months later she went into a coma and died. Due to it being an unusually hot spring, she was quickly buried. Several people in her town also went into similar comas but ended up making full recoveries, causing Octavia’s family to wonder if she might have been buried alive. Today we’ll examine the evidence supporting the be...

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January 8, 2024 35 mins

In September of 1982, a string of unsolved murders were occurring in Chicago. 7 healthy people, ranging in ages from 12 to 35, would fall to their death as a result of taking Tylenol, and the case is still unsolved to this day. What was killing these people and at such a rapid rate? How did Chicago respond to these murders to get them under control, and what law was passed as a result of these murders?

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The CIA has had a long and storied history riddled with conspiracy theories, but sometimes, those conspiracies have proven to be true. MK-ULTRA, the CIA’s attempt at mind control is one such conspiracy. This conspiracy has it all, from drugging people with LSD, to using sex workers and torture to get people to turn. In this episode, we’ll discuss some of the CIA’s experiments on their quest for mind control and some of the famous n...

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Nothing says Christmas like a poinsettia but how did this Mexican shrub become so pivotal for Christmas?  Franciscan monks in Mexico decorated Nativity scenes with this bright red and green plant.  In fact, this is why Christmas colors are red and green!  Get all the details on how the Poinsettia went from being beloved by the Aztecs to now loved by millions across several countries.

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December 18, 2023 42 mins

In 1974 a small town named Boston, OH was evacuated by the government and became an abandoned ghost town. As the years passed so did the legends surrounding this town and it soon became known for its murderous Satanists, toxic chemical spills, and church with upside down crosses. But, are any of these legends true? In this episode, we’ll go over some of the stories surrounding this town and which ones are true and which ones are ur...

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December 11, 2023 29 mins

Krampus dates back for hundreds of years.  In America, he was only introduced to us, roughly in the beginning of the millennium.  Krampus is described as a half man, half goat, who drags naughty children to hell.  In this episode, we will discuss Krampus and other villainous creatures as Saint Nicholas’ counterpart, discuss his origin story, and trace back his introduction to America.

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December 6, 2023 47 mins

Cryonics is the practice of freezing someone who has died in the hopes of reviving them in the future when science and medicine has advanced enough that this would be possible. You’ve probably heard that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen and is stored beneath the Pirates Of The Caribbean ride at Disneyland, but is there any truth to this? With anything that could be considered this strange, there are plenty of myths and legends....

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