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A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and ‘Jeopardy!‘ champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his comedian guests for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way! (For research sources, bonus episodes, and how you can support the podcast, visit sifpod.fun.)

A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and ‘Jeopardy!‘ champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his comedian guests for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way! (For research sources, bonus episodes, and how you can support the podcast, visit sifpod.fun.)

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United States

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A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and ‘Jeopardy!‘ champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his comedian guests for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way! (For research sources, bonus episodes, and how you can support the podcast, visit sifpod.fun.)

Twitter:

@sifpod

Language:

English

Contact:

3154204100


Episodes

TV Dinners

12/6/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by bestselling author Jason Pargin (‘John Dies At The End’ series, ‘Zoey Ashe’ series) for a look at why TV dinners are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:25:35

Cursing [contains explicit language]

11/29/2021
NOTE: this episode contains explicit language throughout. That language is the topic, so we use it to talk about it. Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Rivers Langley ('The Goods From The Woods' podcast) and comedian Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live, New York Comedy Fest) for a look at why cursing is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:59:01

Spoons

11/22/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll ('Some More News' YouTube channel, 'Even More News' podcast) for a look at why spoons are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:12:52

Water Towers

11/15/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Kath Barbadoro, Patrick Monahan, and Eli Yudin ('What A Time To Be Alive' podcast) for a look at why water towers are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:59:21

Keyboards

11/8/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by writers/podcasters Jeff Rubin ('The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show' podcast) and Cody Ziglar (Rick & Morty, Marvel Comics) for a look at why keyboards are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:01:38

Daylight Saving Time

11/1/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by podcasters/producers Anna Hossnieh and Shereen Lani Younes (‘Ethnically Ambiguous’ podcast) for a look at why Daylight Saving Time is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:55:04

Gargoyles

10/25/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Conor Lastowka (Rifftrax, '372 Pages We'll Never Get Back' podcast) and historian/podcaster Patrick Wyman ('Tides Of History' podcast, new book 'The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World') for a look at why gargoyles are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:04:13

Labor Unions

10/18/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Matt Apodaca, Heather Anne Campbell, and Nick Wiger ('How Did This Get Played?' podcast) for a look at why labor unions are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:00:09

Vinyl Records

10/11/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/broadcaster/author Robin Ince (BBC Radio 4's 'The Infinite Monkey Cage', the Cosmic Shambles podcast network, his new book 'The Importance Of Being Interested') for a look at why vinyl records are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode. And here's the playlist Alex and Robin came up with on this episode: https://bit.ly/SIF_VinylRecords

Duration:01:03:27

Antarctica

10/4/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/filmmaker Joey Clift (Netflix's 'Spirit Rangers', new Comedy Central short "How to Cope With Your Team Changing Its Native American Mascot") and comedian/podcaster Craig Fay ('The Villain Was Right' podcast) for a look at why Antarctica is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:08:34

Halloween Stores

9/27/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by bestselling author Jason Pargin (‘John Dies At The End’ series, ‘Zoey Ashe’ series) for a look at why Halloween stores are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:18:52

Rest Areas

9/20/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Billy Wayne Davis ('Conan', host of 'Podcast Wayne Davis') and comedy writer/podcaster Diana McCallum (FromSuperheroes.com, host of 'Talk From Superheroes') for a look at why rest areas are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:08:11

Libraries

9/13/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians Siena East ('NDND' Youtube channel, UCB) and Blair Socci (MTV, Comedy Central) for a look at why libraries are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:50:58

Jimmy Carter

9/6/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Adam Tod Brown (‘Unpopular Opinion’ podcast network) and comedian/podcaster Jeff May (‘Jeff Has Cool Friends’ podcast) for a look at why Jimmy Carter is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:54:42

Beans

8/30/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by writers/podcasters/directors Abe Epperson, Adam Ganser, and Michael Swaim ('Small Beans' network, plus Swaim works at IGN.com) for a look at why beans are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:05:57

Jellyfish

8/23/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Katie Goldin ('Creature Feature' podcast, @ProBirdRights) for a look at why jellyfish are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:03:47

Thunderstorms

8/16/2021
*Note with Alex's audio: the show uses his Zoom backup audio until around the 22 minute mark. It's totally listenable! And if you'd like to skip straight to the fancy mic audio, skip to 22:00. Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writers Robert Brockway and Seanbaby (1900HOTDOG) for a look at why thunderstorms are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:50:55

Shoe Sizes

8/9/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters Brett Rader (Yahoo Sports) and Shelby Wolstein ('Keeping Records' podcast) for a look at why shoe sizes are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:02:20

The U.S. Forest Service

8/2/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer Dan Hopper (Ranker, The New Yorker) and comedian Chet Wild (Unpopular Opinion podcast network) for a look at why the U.S. Forest Service is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:57:57

Ampersands

7/26/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by writer/podcaster Kat Angus ('I Hate It But I Love It' podcast) and comedian/podcaster John Cullen ('Blocked Party' podcast) for a look at why ampersands are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:55:42