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It's all nonsense. Join Biscuit and Sock as they delve into the wide weird world of nonsense and talk about all the stupid things that happen, past and present.

It's all nonsense. Join Biscuit and Sock as they delve into the wide weird world of nonsense and talk about all the stupid things that happen, past and present.
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It's all nonsense. Join Biscuit and Sock as they delve into the wide weird world of nonsense and talk about all the stupid things that happen, past and present.

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English


Episodes

Episode 15 - Disco Demolition Night, the time they blew a hole in a baseball field

9/2/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss the incredibly poorly thought out promotion at Comiskey park that resulted in a hole blown in a field and riot police showing up. Links: https://deadspin.com/the-white-soxs-disco-demolition-riot-was-even-more-insa-1783162273 http://www.today.com/id/31832616/site/todayshow/ns/today-entertainment/t/when-disco-sucks-echoed-around-world/#.XWy6EC2B1Uc https://web.archive.org/web/20100504172447/http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page3/story?page=behrens%2F040809...

Duration:01:14:16

Episode 14 - The Sydney Paralympics basketball cheating controversy

8/9/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock talk about the glorious victory of the Spanish paralympic basketball team... but something is not totally honest about it. Links: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2004/sep/16/gilestremlett.features11 https://www.thelocal.es/20131011/stop-playing-well-theyll-know-youre-not-disabled http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/1071059.stm https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2458715/Spanish-basketball-team-pretended-disabled-win-Paralympic-gold.html Music: Great...

Duration:00:43:26

Episode 13 - The Great Emu Ponzi Scheme and the Great Australian Emu War

7/14/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock talk about emus. Look, just listen Links: Emus Ponzi Scheme https://investorplace.com/2014/05/cheated-ponzi-schemes-bernie-madoff/ https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/when-emu-mania-swept-heartland-of-tamil-nadu/article4661253.ece https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/Two-accused-in-emu-scam-sentenced-to-5-years-in-jail/articleshow/55344177.cms...

Duration:00:50:35

Episode 12 - Juicero, the juicer that can lift a car and not much else

6/24/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss the tale of Juicero. The overpriced piece of technology that made juice far more complicated than it needed to be. Links: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/04/juicero-teardown-hints-at-a-very-expensively-built-product/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-04-19/silicon-valley-s-400-juicer-may-be-feeling-the-squeeze https://www.vox.com/new-money/2017/4/21/15376038/juicero-explained...

Duration:00:55:07

Episode 11 - Alexander Keith Jr. The Dynamite Fiend

6/14/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock describe the thief, the scammer and the bomber known as Alexander Keith Jr. The man who blew up a boat to make some money. Links: https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/29/books/a-man-of-many-facets-all-of-them-monstrous.html http://halifaxmag.com/features/the-other-alexander-keith/ https://www.stlmag.com/The-Dynamite-Fiend/ http://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/keith-alexander.htm Music used: Not Too Cray - Huma-Huma youtu.be/ED8ZDdInNtw New Tires - Silent Partner...

Duration:00:48:13

Episode 10 - David Hahn, the nuclear boy scout

5/22/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss the strange tale of David Hahn, the boy scout who built a nuclear reactor in his shed... because reasons. Links: https://www.boredpanda.com/story-radioactive-boy-scout-david-hahn/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic https://www.unbelievable-facts.com/2018/12/david-hahn.html https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/eagle-scout-nuclear-reactor/ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-05/swedish-kitchen-nuke-reactor/2825356...

Duration:00:52:18

Episode 9 - Horace de Vere Cole and the Dreadnought Hoax (Part 2)

3/22/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock continue to explore the weird activities of notorious prankster Horace de Vere Cole. This time, the Royal Navy gets pranked by some jerks in blackface. Links: http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/dreadnought_hoax https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/02/07/dreadnought-hoax-virginia-woolf/ https://web.archive.org/web/20180509133131/http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/bunga-bunga-great-edwardian-dreadnought-hoax/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piltdown_Man...

Duration:01:03:38

Episode 8 - Horace de Vere Cole and the Zanzibar Hoax (Part 1)

3/10/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss a bunch of university students dressing up in blackface and posing as Zanzibar royalty. Links: http://home.yowieocalypse.com/Sultan_of_Zanzibar/ https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000337/19301107/203/0010 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1088790/King-pranksters--uproarious-story-Prime-Minister-8217-s-brother-law.html https://shootingparrots.co.uk/2017/01/25/c-is-for-horace-de-vere-cole/...

Duration:00:40:17

Episode 7 - Gregor MacGregor, the King of the country that didn't exist.

2/17/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss the man with the scam for the ages, Gregor MacGregor, who profited off of a country that he just made up. This worked well until people started travelling to live there. Links: https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usbiography/mac/gregormacgregor.html http://glendiscovery.com/gregor_boach.html https://www.historytoday.com/miscellanies/gregor-macgregor-prince-poyais Music used: Not Too Cray - Huma-Huma youtu.be/ED8ZDdInNtw New Tires - Silent Partner...

Duration:00:54:04

Episode 6 - We should all be dead but we're not (2012 Mayan calendar and Nibiru)

1/4/2019
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss whatever happened with that whole vague prophecy that the World would end on December 21st, 2012. As well as a few other world ending phenomenon that didn't. BISCUIT'S GIRLFRIEND'S FAMILY'S ARTICHOKE DIP Two cans of quartered artichokes (drain water from artichoke cans before adding) 8 oz mayo 8 oz sour cream 8 oz cream cheese 8 oz Parmesan cheese grated Get all to room temp to stir easily, put in pan (a circular cake pan or around that size), 350 in oven for...

Duration:01:02:41

Episode 5 - the Gävle goat and the Whiskey Robber

11/30/2018
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss the tale of a Swedish goat enduring arson attacks over half a century and the terrible hockey player who turned out to be brilliant at robbing banks. More info Gävle goat: https://twitter.com/Gavlebocken https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42502375 https://www.thelocal.se/20151126/five-weirdest-attacks-on-swedens-straw-yule-goat http://www.visitgavle.se/en/about-gavle-goat Attila Ambrus: https://www.facebook.com/ambrusattilakeramia/...

Duration:01:19:22

Episode 4 - the insatiable eaters of the War of the First Coalition: Domery and Tarrare

9/30/2018
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss the disgusting habits of two soldiers from French history, both of whom ate disgusting amounts of food from disgusting sources. Also learn how to cook cow udder: https://t.co/kAHJQtmmXP Charles Domery/Tarrare http://www.weirdhistorian.com/domery-the-man-who-ate-anything-and-a-whole-lot-of-it/ https://io9.gizmodo.com/what-caused-these-men-to-eat-cats-and-candles-1685293458 https://historycollection.co/legendary-appetite-charles-domery/...

Duration:01:15:53

Episode 3 - Casanova Valentine the Hipster Heart Throb

8/20/2018
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Wherein Sock is away and Biscuit takes things to a new level. With special guest host Sam we explore the depths of Deathmatch wrestling and all the trials and tribulations that go with it. https://twitter.com/BigBadNonsense Follow Casanova Valentine https://twitter.com/CasanovaVal666 https://m.facebook.com/TheHipsterHearthrob Find Sam on Tennyson King's new single https://youtu.be/61cp9kfK-H4 https://tennysonking.com Music used: Not Too Cray - Huma-Huma youtu.be/ED8ZDdInNtw dizzy by Joakim...

Duration:01:21:18

Episode 2 - Denver International Airport conspiracies and Tusko the elephant

7/31/2018
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss the strange and bizarre conspiracy theories surrounding Denver International Airport. Also, what happens when you give LSD to zoo animals? We explore the fate of Tusko the elephant. More info: Tusko's big trip... https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/lsd/lsd_history4.shtml http://www.illinoisscience.org/2016/06/lsd-and-the-elephant/ https://theglyptodon.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/tuskos-trip/ https://www.theguardian.com/education/2002/aug/08/research.highereducation...

Duration:01:04:29

Episode 1 - Hollow earth Nazis and cheap beer

7/18/2018
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Wherein Biscuit and Sock discuss the strange theory of a New York doctor that made its way into Nazi science. Also, people steal hats from outfielders, kicking off a brawl. Music used: Not Too Cray - Huma-Huma https://youtu.be/ED8ZDdInNtw dizzy by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/xseXbA2N6D0

Duration:01:00:03