Episode 75 – Mt. Rushless (aka Crummy Presidents)

You might have recently heard a certain current President joking that he belongs on Mt. Rushmore. As experts on the matter, we can say this: we certainly don’t want him joining Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and…let me check, it’s Teddy and not FDR, right…yes, Teddy Roosevelt on this hallowed monument.

However, we have another place he can go. (Well, several, but most of them aren’t fit for a family podcast.)

In honor of our 75th episode, we build our Mt. Rushless – a symbol of the crummiest Presidents this country has ever seen. WARNING: lots of pre-and post-Civil War leaders ahead!

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Episode 65 – Things (Other Than People) That Broke Your Heart

Way back in Episode 10 of this show (Editor’s Note: Yipes), we took a look at Video Games That Broke Your Heart. With more than a year of soul-crushing moments under our belts, we felt it was only right to expand this topic to include pretty much anything that has destroyed your spirit.

So why “things” and not “people?” Partially it’s because no one wants to hear about the girl who stood you up at your junior prom (Editor’s Note: THANKS A LOT DIANA!). But also because having a person break your heart at least gives you direct your anger toward. When it’s a thing or an event, it’s a lot tougher to make yourself feel better by assigning blame.

Except for this past Presidential Election. Plenty of blame to go around there.

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Episode 20 – Novelty Food Items

We’re Americans. We like our food with lots of sugar, fats, cheese and enough chemicals to stock the labs at Cal Tech. In many cases, this comes in the form of novelty food items that are mash up two things we love, reimagine food that we love, or simply cram as much stuff together into one wad of goodness.

In this episode, we dive headlong into the world of novelty food items. Open up your craw so we can jam as much junk food in as possible!

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Episode 15 – Fictional Wealthy People

If you are making a film, TV show or book and need an instant villain – just add a rich person. You automatically have a source of conflict with the “common people” and a character that the audience already feels like they know. Of course, not all rich characters are evil, because these are works of fiction that can be different than real life.

In this episode we explore the many different types of rich people. And Michael shows just how little he does at work by coming up with a comprehensive 3D graph plotting different types of rich people.

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