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Caustic Soda takes gruesome, morbid & creepy topics and breaks them down with equal parts science, comedy and pop culture.

Caustic Soda takes gruesome, morbid & creepy topics and breaks them down with equal parts science, comedy and pop culture.
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Vancouver, BC

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Caustic Soda takes gruesome, morbid & creepy topics and breaks them down with equal parts science, comedy and pop culture.

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English


Episodes

Fanfare Finale

3/28/2016
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Almost six years to the day of our first ever podcast, Mike, Toren, Joe and Kevin are bringing their journey through the absolute worst the world of science, history, and pop culture has to offer to an end. Veteran Guestpert Dr. Rob joins us for the first two hours of our massive farewell episode. We cover almost every followup we've got left, including Olfactory Reference Syndrome, necrotic cervix, decomposing corpse poo, toxic trucker pee, auto urine therapy, urine-repellent paint,...

Duration: 03:30:00


Elephants, Part 2 of 2

3/21/2016
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The caustic look at elephants continues with elephant attacks, beehive fences, Jumbo, Topsy's execution, plus news and pop culture!

Duration: 01:05:49


Elephants, Part 1 of 2

3/14/2016
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Yvonne Morrin joins Kevin, Toren, and Joe to talk elephants, starting with a mammoth pop-quiz and a ton of caustic elephacts: musth, the Phajaan ritual, and elephant artificial insemination. Part 1 of 2. The post Elephants, Part 1 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 01:22:04


Caligula, Part 2 of 2

2/22/2016
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Kevin, Joe, and Toren conclude Caligula's history, an exploration of explanations for his behavior, plus pop culture! Music: "The Killing Type" by Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra The post Caligula, Part 2 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 00:50:32


Arson

2/8/2016
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Allan Newell rejoins the hosts with his firefighter helmet on to discuss the seven motives of arsonists, Herostratus, the Happy Land Fire, the Clarence Roberts mystery, the Sydney Ghost Train Fire, the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, Operation Backfire, the Pillow Pyro, the Mary Pang Warehouse Fire, and more! The post Arson appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 01:13:59


Running, Part 1 of 2

1/11/2016
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Dr. Katie Marshall is back with Joe, Toren, and Kevin to talk about the horrors of running. They compare human and animal running speeds, the horrors the running inflicts on your body (plus some benefits), the man vs. horse marathon, the beer mile, and the "Ride and Tie". The post Running, Part 1 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 00:57:54


Hippos

11/16/2015
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Hippo attacks and how to avoid them, hippo castration, hippo ranching, hippo news and pop culture. The post Hippos appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 01:06:25


Golems

10/31/2015
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Author Don Debrandt joins Toren, Kevin, and Joe to discuss golems of all varieties in our 2015 Hallowe'en special. The post Golems appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 01:22:37


Time Travel, Live at VCON 40

10/26/2015
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While Toren and Kevin were at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival, Joe was at VCON 40 talking "Time Travel" with Eric Fell, Barbara Beall, Joe Haldeman and Mr. Dr. Greg Bole! The post Time Travel, Live at VCON 40 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 01:10:23


Special Blend with Jeffrey Combs Live at HPL Film Festival

10/19/2015
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Celebrated actor Jeffrey (Re-Animator, Star Trek DS9) Combs joins Toren, Kevin and guest-host Warren Banks to talk bad books, space warfare, ghosts, film set accidents, plus a very special Lesser of Two Evils! The post Special Blend with Jeffrey Combs Live at HPL Film Festival appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 00:57:28


Science Denial

10/12/2015
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Joe, Kevin, and Toren discuss the denial of Galileo's look-for-yourself findings, Ebin Byers' "Radithor" addiction, "Deutsche Physik", yet another evil tobacco cover-up, AIDs denialist Christine Maggiore, the Flat Earth Society, climate denial and conspiracy theories. The post Science Denial appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 01:28:45


Prisons, Part 2 of 2

10/5/2015
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Toren, Kevin, and Joe continue discussing Prisons with Riker's Island, Diyarbakir Prison, Gitarama Central Prison, Camp 22, The Shining Path, For-Profit Prisons and the Kids for Cash Scandal, plus news and pop culture! The post Prisons, Part 2 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 00:53:39


Prisons, Part 1 of 2

9/28/2015
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Toren, Joe, and Kevin lock themselves up in the studio to discuss locking people up in prisons, prison garb, panopticons, prison slang, a "So You're Going To Prison" PSA, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, The London Bridewell, Prison Hulks, The Separate System and the Stanford Prison Experiment. The post Prisons, Part 1 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 01:03:10


Josef Mengele, Part 2 of 2

9/21/2015
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Kevin, Toren and Joe continue their look at the Nazi doctor Josef "Angel of Death" Mengele with his post-war movement plus news (yes, news!) and pop culture. The post Josef Mengele, Part 2 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 00:55:48


Josef Mengele, Part 1 of 2

9/14/2015
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Kevin, Toren, and Joe are back in Evil Dudes in History with a two-part look at Josef Mengele. In this episode it's his life and the horrors he perpetrated, from his early days in the SS to his terrible experiments at Auschwitz, to fleeing the country as the Allies close in. The post Josef Mengele, Part 1 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 00:54:27


Military Animals

9/7/2015
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War elephants, anti tank dogs, moose cavalry, carrier pigeons, donkey bombs, rocket cats, bear moats, bee hive missiles, explosive rats, the PDSA Dickin Medal and the dolphin arms race. Plus pop culture. The post Military Animals appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 01:10:01


Urine

8/31/2015
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Bed-wetting treatments, urine in the animal kingdom, the urine wheel, uromancy, phosphorous alchemy & urine therapy. Plus when is it safe to drink your pee? The post Urine appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration: 01:13:26


Deserts

8/24/2015
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Joe, Toren, and Kevin discuss the science and history of deserts, animal desert adaptations, the desert ordeals of David "Jack" Sillito, Noel St. Malo Juul, and Chris Ryan, what happens when the "Marathon des Sables" -- a Sahara-based ultramarathon -- goes wrong, plus news and pop culture. The post Deserts appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Special Blend with Richard Harmon

8/3/2015
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Actor Richard Harmon from "The 100" joins Kevin, Toren, and Joe for a special blend of caustic subjects: Killer robots, cockfighting vengeance, mascot murder, enslaved Thai fishermen, the youngest cryogenic subject ever, polar bear vs. dolphin, sourtoe cocktail, and sewer-water-beer! The post Special Blend with Richard Harmon appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Mountain Misadventure, Part 2

7/26/2015
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Corpses on Everest, Everest Day, Beck Weathers' survival story, plus pop culture. Part two of two. The post Mountain Misadventure, Part 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.
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