Social Currency-logo

Social Currency

Storytelling Podcasts >

More Information

Episodes

Crazy World Cup Stories! (Ep. 22)

7/12/2018
More
Everyone has World Cup fever right now. As big soccer fans, this week we discussed some of the craziest things to happen in the history of the World Cup. Whether your a staunch soccer fan or a casual observer, we've good the goods on the biggest soccer tourny on the planet.

Duration:00:53:08

Bigfoot! (Ep. 21)

6/17/2018
More
Everyone knows about Bigfoot (or Sasquatch), the large bipedal primate that allegedly roams the United States. But where did its legend begin? Could there be some truth behind it? On this week’s episode, we tell you how Bigfoot’s legend spread in the USA and discuss some famous (and often hilarious) Bigfoot hoaxes.

Duration:00:37:11

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (Ep. 20)

6/11/2018
More
In 1959, nine Russian hikers took off for an expedition that would end in a bizarre tragedy. To this day, people don’t know why the experienced crew displayed strange behavior before perishing in the Ural Mountains. This week we discuss the incident, and the theories behind what happened that day in Russia.

Duration:00:41:27

The Unsolved Mystery of the Somerton Man (Ep. 19)

6/3/2018
More
In 1948, a man was found dead on Somerton Beach in Australia. To this day, nobody has identified him. The clues in the case are bizarre and mysterious, stumping authorities around the world for 70 years. We tell the story and give our theory on this week’s episode.

Duration:00:48:14

Your Favorite Phrases (Ep. 18)

5/27/2018
More
Have you ever called “shotgun” in a car? Have you said, “don’t throw out the baby with the bath water?” Ever wonder why we say those, and some of your other favorite phases? This week we tell you the origin of your favorite idioms, and buckle up, because a lot of them are pretty weird. We also make a list of the most interesting food items you can buy online. Don’t ask. Just listen. It’ll all make sense.

Duration:00:38:05

Loch Ness Monster (Ep. 17)

5/20/2018
More
Everybody knows Nessie, the longneck prehistoric animal that some people believe takes up her residence in Loch Ness. But how did the legend of the Loch Ness Monster begin? What’s the story behind all the famous photos of her? Is there really a monster living in the famous narrow body of water in the Scottish Highlands? We discuss all of that on this week’s episode.

Duration:00:50:05

Ancient Astronaut Aliens? (Ep. 16)

5/13/2018
More
There’s a school to thought that aliens have been involved in shaping human history. From building the pyramids to the origin of religion, people believe that there has been otherworldly involvement. How did it start and what evidence supports these beliefs? Find out on this week’s episode.

Duration:00:45:14

Amelia Earhart (Ep. 15)

4/29/2018
More
When someone mentions Amelia Earhart, the first thing people think about is her mysterious disappearance. But before that fateful day she led an extraordinary life, blazing trails for women and pushing the boundaries of the aviation industry. This week, we unpack her spectacular life, and some theories around what happened to her on that last fateful flight.

Duration:00:46:29

The Bone Wars (Ep. 13)

4/15/2018
More
Early paleontology in America was wild. The two men leading the race to name dinosaurs had some questionable practices on the road to discovery. Bribes, lying, stealing, even destroying bones! We also apologize in advance to the fine people of New Jersey…our list this week might have been a bit much.

Duration:00:50:48

The Bermuda Triangle (Ep. 11)

3/25/2018
More
Planes and ships wander into this gorgeous section of the Atlantic Ocean to never been seen from again. Or do they? How did the Bermuda Triangle get its name and infamous reputation? Can you make it through Christian’s math rap about triangles? Find out this week on Social Currency.

Duration:00:33:53

Daylight Saving Time (Ep. 10)

3/18/2018
More
Every year when we move the clocks, people get cranky. But why do we do this ritual known as Daylight Saving Time? How did it start? What are the benefits? The answers might surprise you on this week's episode of Social Currency.

Duration:00:34:12

Lamborghini's odd beginning (Ep. 8)

3/4/2018
More
How did an affordable brand of tractors become high-end sports cars? Is Ferruccio Lamborghini the most spiteful entrepreneur ever? What's the deal with the Pope's holy Lamborghini? We unpack all of these questions in this week's episode of Social Currency.

Duration:00:50:23

The great state of…Jefferson? (Ep. 7)

2/25/2018
More
In the heart of the Pacific Northwest, there's a section of land that was almost the 51st state. But the state of Jefferson wasn't meant to be. Why didn't it become a state? Why do these counties want their own state? Why hasn't someone invented a robot to clean Steve's house? We'll talk about all these questions, and more, on this week's episode of Social Currency.

Duration:00:30:39

The Legend of D.B. Cooper (Ep. 6)

2/18/2018
More
It's the only unsolved airline highjacking in US history. In 1971, a man going by the name Dan Cooper boarded a flight from Portland to Seattle, claiming he had a bomb. What happened next is right out of a movie. How did it all go down? Why do people call refer to Dan Cooper as D.B.? Is he the most polite highjacker in the history of highjackers? Why does Christian have such a distain for Kristen Stewart? Find out this week on Social Currency.

Duration:00:30:48

Coca-Cola started how?!

2/4/2018
More
Known for its friendly cartoon polar bears and "share a Coke," you might assume Coca-Cola was always a squeaky-clean company. Not exactly the case. The origin story might surprise you. It sure surprised us. But, to be fair, it's not that hard to surprise us. So we're a bad barometer. Anyhow, enjoy the story of one of the world's favorite beverages.

Duration:00:46:48

A Monkey Cohost on the Today Show? Meet J. Fred Muggs. (Ep. 3)

1/28/2018
More
In 1952 to try to boost ratings, the Today Show added an unlikely cohost - a monkey named J. Fred Muggs. His rise to popularity was wild, but things weren't exactly peachy on the set during his stint on the show. Links mentioned in the show: A picture of J. Fred Muggs - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/J_Fred_Muggs_Today_Show_1954.jpg Capybara pictures - http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/04/09/42030DCF00000578-4663910-image-a-20_1499155565109.jpg...

Duration:00:36:45

1938 War of the Worlds Broadcast (Ep. 2)

1/21/2018
More
In the wake of the hysteria caused by the false missile alert in Hawaii, we discuss the War of the Worlds radio broadcast that caused Americans to think aliens landed in New Jersey in 1938. Beyond the story itself, there's plenty of other good malarkey for your enjoyment, because let's face it, people in 1938 had some interesting old timey quirks. Link to Hawaii golf man - https://youtu.be/a5iJlVm6IOI Link to the 1938 broadcast - https://youtu.be/OzC3Fg_rRJM

Duration:00:44:15

Guinness Book of World Records (Ep. 1)

1/17/2018
More
In the inaugural episode of Social Currency, Steve and Christian tell you the origin story of a book which most people don't know. Shenanigans ensue.

Duration:00:39:52