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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

Bananas

1/17/2022
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer Lydia Bugg (1900HOTDOG, the ‘Trailer Park Boys’ comic anthology) and comedian/podcaster Teresa Lee ('You Can Tell Me Anything' podcast, album 'We're Still Doing This') for a look at why bananas are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:54:00

Shaving

1/10/2022
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster John Cullen ('Blocked Party' podcast, album 'Long Stories For No Reason') and comedy writer/podcaster Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress, 'The Reductress Minute' podcast) for a look at why shaving is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:55:37

Maize

1/3/2022
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Katie Goldin ('Creature Feature' podcast, @ProBirdRights) for a look at why maize (aka corn) is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:00:12:18

a holiday hello, and free bonus shows!

12/27/2021
Hey folks -- happy holidays! Please enjoy this holiday hello from Alex, plus two free bonus shows. Research links for bonus show #1, featuring guests Caitlin Gill and Andrew Ti: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-show-1-40113401 Research links for bonus show #2, featuring guest Katie Goldin: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-show-2-cow-40114297 To hear 70+ more bonus shows, follow this tagged link to the full list: https://www.patreon.com/sifpod?filters[tag]=bonus Have a safe and...

Duration:00:21:21

Myrrh

12/20/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcaster/creator Jesse Thorn (Maximum Fun, 'Bullseye') for a look at why myrrh is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:03:50

The Letter X

12/13/2021
Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters/writers David Christopher "Nunchucks" Bell and Tom Reimann (Gamefully Unemployed, 'Fox Mulder Is A Maniac' podcast) for a look at why the letter X is secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

Duration:01:09:57

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