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KAREN // @momopeche

Game geek, candyfreak, bad runner.  

EXPERTISE: Geography, Hip Hop, Dogs, Patrick Swayze, Scout


COLIN // @colin13

Cannot tolerate lines that are not 100% parallel or 100% perpendicular.

EXPERTISE: Classic Rock, Academy Awards, NBA, Star Wars, Sniper


DANA // @ItsKindaSweet

Kinda sweet, kinda hilarious. Game designer extraordinaire.  

EXPERTISE: Literature, Indie Rock, Pop Culture, New Zealand, Prince, Medic


CHRIS // @kobunheat

Walking retro videogame almanac. Ravenclaw.  

EXPERTISE: US government, James Taylor, videogames, Spy


Ep 4: Thomas Butt-Headison and Other Invention Tales

We gab about the invention of cornflakes, air-conditioning, tampons, Ouija board, Viagra, and more. Learn the escalator's deep dark secret, and why all the secretaries in the world should salute the Monkees. And who knew that Tommy Edison was such a class-A jerkface? Seriously! 

ALSO: Pop Quiz, etymology factoids, highly rated movies, and top film quotes of all time

RUNTIME: 48:48




Featured interlude music:

"Bright Idea" by Mother Mother  Amazon | iTunes  | Spotify

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Reader Comments (4)

Hi Karen et al.
I like the podcast. I just wanted to let you know that I find it a bit quiet. It's not a big deal, I have epic headphones so feel free to use this information however you like. :)

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

@Kyle - Thanks! I realized I've been editing using my awesome headphones so a lot of what I was hearing is different than what it may sound like on regular headphones and car speakers. I actually reuploaded a louder file for this episode that I hope caters to listeners from both ends of the spectrum!


March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Great episode! I love that Karen's favorite movie is "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" because I don't think it gets enough credit! The story, the characters, and the music are all great. Also one of my favorites, but I might cast my vote for "Children of Men". Dana might like that if she hasn't seen it already.

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Bubriski

Great discussion of James Garfield and early attempts at air conditioning. A great book about Garfield and Alexander Graham Bell's attempts to save him from his own doctors is a great read as well. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen Kiper

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