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Welcome to the Cracked.com podcast! Hosted by Michael Swaim and Jack O'Brien, it features some of your favorite writers and comedians dissecting pop culture tropes, debunking myths and generally trying to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy our site's content if only they'd learn to read.

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Episodes

Cracked Gets Personal: The Most Insane Things We Saw In Emergency Medicine

8/16/2017
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On this inaugural episode of the Cracked Gets Personal, Brandon Johnson and Robert Evans look into the world of emergency medicine. This podcast features stories from two doctors, an ER nurse, and a physician's assistant. They've got insane tales of butt-based disasters, alligator hunts gone wrong and the dumbest patients they've ever encountered. They also try to help us answer humankind's most pressing question: which gender is more likely to accidentally lose foreign objects inside...

Duration: 01:07:24


How Our Personal Experience Articles Find Comedy in Tragedy

8/14/2017
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For years, Cracked's Personal Experience section has been home to some of the highest-performing articles on our site. We've interviewed doctors, former cult members, and basically every kind of prostitute imaginable.Despite the success of these articles, there's been one thing we can't translate adapting our hard-hitting interviews into text on a screen: our subjects' voices. So, for the last year we've been secretly taping conversations to create a podcast version of our 10 favorite...

Duration: 01:16:05


Why Society Is Very Bad At Helping People Choose Jobs

8/7/2017
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Do you know what you want to do with the rest of your life? Well the good news is nobody really knows. You’re not alone! The bad news is you were supposed to know by age 13 or so. And if you didn’t know back then, society’s been watching you flail around ever since. We’re a nation of human beings, facing more change and “economic anxiety” than ever before. And if you look close enough, you’ll realize the answer to that problem has a lot less to do with border walls and coal jobs, and a lot...

Duration: 01:38:20


Checking In On The Modern State of Dungeons and Dragons

7/31/2017
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Thanks to those plucky kids in Stranger Things and the larger proliferation of nerd culture, we're happy to announce that Dungeons and Dragons is officially cool now. And as with many things that are either retaining or finding success almost a fifth of the way into this new century, DnD is doing it by adapting to the times. Groups can now conduct entire campaigns online (no more meeting in mom's basement); YouTube, podcasts, etc. have created more DnD content than the average player knows...

Duration: 01:55:33


12 Animals That Could 'Planet of The Apes' Us If They Tried

7/24/2017
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If sci-fi movies have taught you one thing about species with queen-based social hierarchies, it's that you should always kill the queen. Same goes for insects right? Kill the queen and the ant hill or bee's nest goes away. Sounds good, unless you're dealing with Argentine ants, who have about 300 queens for every 1,000 worker ants. How do you kill them? You don't.Where do they live? Probably Argentina, right? Wrong, they've taken over just about every continent other than Antarctica. So...

Duration: 01:27:48


How Would You Adjust If The Internet Just Went Away?

7/17/2017
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All the hip young kids are using a thing called the internet these days. In fact, if you're reading this summary or listening to this episode, odds are you're using the internet right now. But what if it all just went away? No podcasts, no turn-by-turn directions, no swiping for romantic partners, hell, most of us wouldn't even have jobs if there were no internet (see: everyone at Cracked).It's an interesting thought experiment to...think about...and experiment on. What would you do for a...

Duration: 01:45:56


Cracked Movie Club: Raiders of the Lost Ark

7/13/2017
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Starting today, Cracked is increasing its podcasting output by 50%! In addition to new episodes of The Cracked Podcast every Monday and Kurt Vonneguys every third Tuesday, we're proud to launch Cracked Movie Club, which can be beamed directly into your earballs every Thursday.Each month, your hosts Tom Reimann and Abe Epperson are choosing a new director and doing deep-dives into four of their films with some of your favorite comedians, writers and Cracked personalities. First director:...

Duration: 01:08:27


How Jaws And Alien Invented The Summer Blockbuster

7/10/2017
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Big cardboard cutouts in movie theater lobbies. Promotional cups at fast food restaurants. Kickass soundtracks featuring Seal. These things were once not part of our summer movie lexicon. And in the case of the tie-in song from Seal, they sadly haven't been for about twenty years.Somewhere between the release of Jaws in 1975 and the mid-80s, the summer movie became it's own genre. Not specifically action, horror, sci-fi or comedy, it can't be placed into it's own single category, but much...

Duration: 01:29:56


20 Unheralded Geniuses Who Basically Invented Modern Movies​

7/3/2017
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For many people, filmmaking begins and ends with the director. We call it a director's medium. It's their vision that guides the entire production and it's their name that gets the praise when a movie is good, and gets dragged through the mud when a movie stinks. While that's somewhat accurate, it's completely forgetting about the hundreds of artists, technicians, producers and craftsmen who bring equal skill to the table and without whom our favorite movies would be totally different.Take...

Duration: 01:43:12


Looking the Part - Soren and Daniel Analyze Bathroom Habits

6/30/2017
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Every morning when you wake up you (probably) do the same routine. In some order, you shower, use the toilet, shave and brush your teeth. In that respect, movie characters don't seem to exist in the same universe as us. Typically we only see them there if something important is happening, like if someone is taking a shower at the Bates Motel or if Danny Glover needs to use the toilet in 'Lethal Weapon 2'.In part-three of our special mini-series 'Looking the Part', Soren Bowie and Daniel...

Duration: 00:39:16


The Weird Origins of Amusement Parks and the Summer Vacation

6/26/2017
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Believe it or not, the idea of the summer break wasn't invented until very recently. Before kids got the summer off, school basically was the break from months of grueling farm work or any of the other countless horrors we subjected children to before modern labor laws. As people moved out of farming jobs into the cities and modes of transportation out of the cities became cheaper and more efficient, the travel and recreation industry took flight. By the end of the twentieth century,...

Duration: 01:29:16


Looking The Part - Soren and Daniel On Movie Scars and Tattoos

6/23/2017
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Admit it: the Harry Potter movies would be totally different if he didn't have a cool scar. If Harry looked like Gary Oldman in 'Hannibal', Hermione and Ron be afraid to talk to him and even the Dementors would think twice before getting close to him. But Harry's scar is pencil-thin, and hides behind his hair. He's got a good-guy scar. And characters like Heath Ledger's Joker, Freddy Krueger and Scar? Obviously bad guys, right? 'The Lion King' wasn't even trying when they named their bad...

Duration: 00:41:06


17 Movies ​T​hat ​W​ere ​T​otal ​D​isasters ​Be​hind ​T​he ​S​cenes

6/19/2017
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Understatement time: movies are hard to make. Every movie from The Godfather II to Joe Dirt 2​ is the result of years and years of tireless hard work from artists, craftsmen, teamsters, executives and advertisers-- all working in high pressure situations with tight deadlines, huge egos and insane amounts of money at play. Like GDP of a small island nation amount of money. Odds are behind every movie, there's an absolutely insane story of inappropriate behavior, blatant disregard for safety...

Duration: 01:31:41


Looking the Part - Baldness, Side-Parts and Facial Hair

6/16/2017
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Every cheesy soap opera gives it away from the start-- the dashing Dr. Iago Montana is back from the dead...with a goatee. We as the audience know: IT'S NOT HIM, IT'S HIS EVIL TWIN! SEND HIM BACK FROM WHENCE HE CAME! Again, it's easy to spot this from a mile away when you see it on a soap opera or a children's cartoon. The crazy thing is, whether you know it or not, every movie and TV show uses a special shorthand to convey if a character is good, evil, happy, sad, trustworthy or...

Duration: 00:29:49


Bold Takes: Racism Wrong, It's Probably OK to Punch Nazis

6/12/2017
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Checking the news right now, things are a little, how do you say...fucked. But there is some hope. As one of our guests puts it, "Rome wasn't burnt down in a day." Despite your Richard Spencers, your animated frog avatars and the whole extended cast of characters hell-bent on returning America to its pre-civil rights glory ("a hot dog cost a nickel and you could physically assault any person of color you saw! ") there are still people fighting for good in this country. That's why this week...

Duration: 01:25:55


A Farewell To Cracked Editor-in-Chief Jack O'Brien

6/5/2017
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Serious Talk. It's Jack's last episode. After 11 years at Cracked, our intrepid editor-in-chief and podcast host extraordinaire Jack O'Brien is hanging up the cleats to tackle new projects, end world hunger and find the Zodiac killer. But that doesn't mean this podcast is going anywhere. Jack is joined this week by NEW Cracked Podcast host Alex Schmidt as they sit down with Michael Swaim, Daniel O'Brien, Soren Bowie and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) to reminisce over Jack's 11 years of...

Duration: 02:04:10


14 Simple Changes That Would Revolutionize the World

5/29/2017
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The world is full of systems and orders that we never really question because they've seemingly exited forever. And we're not talking about overthrowing the government or anything, we just mean basic things like how we take out our trash, when we vote and what movies we like to see when. Think about it, why do all the big action-tentpole movies come out in the summer? Is it because kids are out of school? Beauty and the Beast has made a half-billion dollars domestically but it came out in...

Duration: 01:34:36


Humanity's Greatest Moments Brought to You By Drugs ​& Booze

5/22/2017
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Even though drugs and alcohol have been a social lubricant since before we could write anything down, we like to think of history as this boring, stuffy museum exhibit where kings and queens drank iced tea, ate flavorless biscuits and had sex like our parents did (they've never had sex!). But hold onto your molly water, legal marijuana and fidget spinners, kids: history is as shitfaced wasted as any frat party or music festival, you just have to dig a little deep to find it. Also, it's...

Duration: 01:37:26


More Simpsons Writer's Room Stories (From A Simpsons Writer)

5/15/2017
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Dana Gould is one of comedy's "that guys." His footprint is everywhere -- from writing on top-line hits like The Simpsons to cult-status titles The Ben Stiller Show -- and there's a chance you've never heard of him. If you're like Dana and you've spent the last quarter century hopping from great writers room to great writers room, while still managing to be a stand-up, a podcast host, and the voice of an animated gecko (not that one), you gain insights into life, entertainment and politics...

Duration: 01:27:09


Why Millennials Are The New Greatest Generation

5/8/2017
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The script is different but the wording is always roughly the same. Every few months some retiring journalist, former tech-mogul or aspiring Tomi Lahren-type goes viral because they've had it up to *here* with these gosh darn millennials. Between their clamoring for single-payer healthcare and their complaining about unpaid internships, it's like they hate America or something. Why can't they appreciate what they've got and be exactly what the generation before wants them to be?We've heard...

Duration: 01:10:56

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