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im Cotter is a Lawyer and writer born and raised in San Francisco. Drew Harmon is a comedian and former TV Weatherman originally raised in a log cabin in Michigan who migrated west almost a decade ago. Together they use each episode of Chucklepedia to discuss some historical figure, event or oddity, as well as chat about what's happening in their personal lives and careers and their home city of San Francisco.

im Cotter is a Lawyer and writer born and raised in San Francisco. Drew Harmon is a comedian and former TV Weatherman originally raised in a log cabin in Michigan who migrated west almost a decade ago. Together they use each episode of Chucklepedia to discuss some historical figure, event or oddity, as well as chat about what's happening in their personal lives and careers and their home city of San Francisco.
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im Cotter is a Lawyer and writer born and raised in San Francisco. Drew Harmon is a comedian and former TV Weatherman originally raised in a log cabin in Michigan who migrated west almost a decade ago. Together they use each episode of Chucklepedia to discuss some historical figure, event or oddity, as well as chat about what's happening in their personal lives and careers and their home city of San Francisco.

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Episodes

Chucklepedia Episode 75: Samhain

10/14/2018
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How did Halloween get its spooky, terrifying beginning? As a ritual celebration of the harvest and portents of the grim, cold season about to begin, of course! Hear all about how the holiday started as a Gaellic tradition and morphed into the fun-size extravaganza of sexy nurses we know today. Also on the show: a big update about Chucklepedia's future AND a sneak preview of music from A Horse Named Pancho's new record.

Duration:00:41:27

Chucklepedia Episode 74: Lizzie Borden

8/26/2018
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It was a trial that captured the imagination of America in the late 19th Century with a "did she or didn't she?" mystery that many of us think we know all the details about...but do you really? Hear all about the story of Lizzie Borden and the death of her father and stepmother. Did she murder them with an ax?

Duration:00:53:07

Chucklepedia Episode 73: Jack Johnson

8/3/2018
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Jack Johnson stands as one of the greatest boxers of all time, hailing from an era when boxers fought frequently and hard. Johnson also faced extreme racial prejudice from as high up as the President of the United States and came through to prevail.

Duration:01:03:11

Chucklepedia Episode 72: Margot Kidder

5/27/2018
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Jim, Leila and Drew are joined by friend of the show and former guest Scott Armstrong to discuss actress and activist Margot Kidder.

Duration:01:10:20

Chucklepedia Episode 71: Harry Anderson

4/23/2018
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There are comedians and there are magicians, but few can actually succeed as a comedy-magician like Harry Anderson. From his origins learning traditional back-alley hustles and card tricks to being the main player on an NBC sitcom, hear the story of the man also known as "Harry the Hat" on "Cheers." Also discussed: new 4/20 holiday traditions, maaaaaaaaan.

Duration:00:53:57

Chucklepedia Episode 30: The Wickedest Man On Earth, No Resolution and Another Failed Prediction

1/14/2015
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2015 kicks off for Chucklepedia with Drew and Jim reminiscing about the holidays and how neither of them made any resolutions for the New Year, the awfulness of Spirit Airlines and discuss the so-called Wickedest Man On Earth, Aleister Crowley.

Duration:01:31:46

Chucklepedia Episode 29: Merry Krampus-ing Part 2: The Krampusmiest Christmas!

12/3/2014
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The time has come yet again to celebrate the true reason for the season - a demon who drags naughty children to Hell as punishment for being hella bad. Drew and Jim also discuss their favorite holiday traditions, ways to get into the Christmas spirit and the latest nerd movie trailer distracting us from reality.

Duration:01:15:01

Chucklepedia Episode 28: The Brothers Grimm, Baseball Victories and Democracy In Action!

11/5/2014
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Jim and Drew reconvene in Chucklepedia studios to discuss the lives of the Brothers Grimm, whose works still dominate storytelling today. They also find out what each other went as for Halloween, who lit the most stuff on fire in the wake of the Giants victory and see who bothered to vote in the Midterm elections.

Duration:01:25:35

Chucklepedia Episode 27 - Matthew Martin Interview

10/20/2014
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A lifelong San Francisco/Bay Area resident, Matthew Martin has been performing for more than 30 years and doing characters and voices, including Blanche in the popular Golden Girls live shows in San Francisco. Matthew joins us in the studio to discuss his childhood, how he began performing and what he's up to next.

Duration:01:00:44

Chucklepedia Episode 26: The Devil's Dandruff, Yelping Mad and Gettin' Hyped

9/30/2014
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Jim and Drew take to the mics to discuss the predictably crazy path of Cocaine, which began its popular existence as a medical cure-all and popular ingredient in over-the-counter products on its way to being the party favor and life-destroying booger sugar. They also chat about new phones, when to adopt new social media, how Yelp isn't the democratic entity many believe it to be and America's most favorite drink, coffee!

Duration:01:18:42

Chucklepedia Episode 25: E.T. the Videogame, Sendin' Nudes and Burning Man Means No Line At Brunch

9/4/2014
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Jim and Drew return for a regular episode to discuss the fabled E.T. Atari 2600 videogame debacle and the rumor that was eventually proven true that thousands of game cartridges were buried in a dump following its release. They also chat about Jim's recent trip to the new Levi Stadium, 49'ers problems and athlete misbehavior and the etiquette behind sending and looking at other people's nude pictures.

Duration:01:15:00

Chucklepedia Episode 24: James Fletcher Interview

8/21/2014
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Jim and Drew welcome News Anchor, Reporter and fellow Podcaster James Fletcher to the show. James is a 20-year-veteran of the news business who can currently be seen on the KRON4 Morning News, and he's also just started his own podcast called Fortune Hunters. It can be found at fortunehunters.biz or on iTunes.

Duration:01:07:32

Chucklepedia Episode 23: Popish Plots, Drunk Teachers and Comedian Memories

8/15/2014
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Jim and Drew get back on the mics to discuss the nefarious Popish Plot of the 16th and 17th Centuries where Catholics were demonized in England. They also chat about their memories of Robin Williams and his passing, the final show at America's crappiest stadium and drunk teachers going back to school.

Duration:01:11:26

Chucklepedia Episode 22: Liver Eatin' John, Facebook Gets Manipulative and Plenty of PRIDE.

7/2/2014
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Jim and Drew reconvene to discuss the tale of woodsman extraordinaire Liver Eatin' John, who earned that nickname like crazy. They also discuss Facebook's recent attempts to make you sad and the excitement of another PRIDE weekend in San Francisco for two straight guys.

Duration:01:01:04

Chucklepedia Episode 21: Stingy Hetty Green, MUNI gets Sick and Drew Gets Unemployed

6/5/2014
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Jim and Drew discuss the wild stinginess of miser and wise investor Hetty Green, as well as the recent MUNI "sick-outs" causing massive delays in San Francisco, and Drew is now an unemployed podcaster.

Duration:01:00:40

Chucklepedia Episode 20: Qin Shi Huang, Slushies Against Bigotry and the Most Expensive Brunch!

5/14/2014
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Jim and Drew hit the 20-episode mark by discussing the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang: the assassination attempts, his ruthless cunning and the eventual Weekend At Bernie's-style humiliation he suffered in death. They also chat about a woman who threw a slushy at another woman who said children should thank their mothers for not being gay on Mother's Day and the upcoming Most Expensive Brunch For Douchebags (last two words added by us) coming up in San Francisco in June.

Duration:01:05:35

Chucklepedia Episode 19: John Wilmot, Dumb White Guys and Shopping for Maggots

4/29/2014
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Jim and Drew reconvene to discuss the decadence of John Wilmot, the current spate of dumb white guys saying stupid things, late night transit in San Francisco and finding maggots in a Whole Foods as opposed to hitting up the Manila Market in Daly City.

Duration:01:04:32

Chucklepedia Episode 18: Andre the Giant, San Francisco Corruption and March Madness

3/31/2014
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Drew and Jim reconvene after Drew's illness to discuss Drew's alma mater in March Madness, the recent Leland Yee corruption case in San Francisco and the amazing tale of Andre the Giant. We also welcome our new theme music and additional tunes from musician Brandon Seyferth, who can be found at: http://www.brandonseyferthmusic.com/

Duration:01:04:38

Chucklepedia Episode 17: FDR's Gay Sex Scandal, Drew Gets Personal and Dive Bars!

3/6/2014
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Drew and Jim discuss the 1919 Newport undercover gay sex scandal that even involved FDR, including lots of "undercover" officers who were more than willing to engage in the activities they were investigating. Drew also discusses some personal goings-on in his life of late, they chat about the Oscars and they see how many of the so-called "15 Best Dive Bars in San Francisco" they've been to (hint: almost all of them).

Duration:01:04:54

Chucklepedia Episode 16: PT Barnum, Gay football and poetry from idiots.

2/13/2014
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Drew and Jim discuss the eponymous personality of PT Barnum, as well as the epidemic of girl scout cookies, a football player actually coming out and what it means for non-weather-knowing people to get real, actual weather. Plus much more.

Duration:00:59:55