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Ep 8: Very Superstitious...

Gold underwear, chopsticks, and rabbit's foot - everyone has their own crazy superstitions and lucky charms! We confess to our own weird rituals, talk about really nutty ones in the world of sports and theatre, and find out about the origins of classic superstitions like black cats and triskaidekaphobia. Hope you enjoy the show, fingers crossed! Hyuk hyuk. 

ALSO: pop quiz, Name that Pooch!, bizarre headlines, Chris' special CHALLENGE!

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 15 seconds 



Featured interlude music:

"Good Luck Charm" by The Wrights  Amazon | iTunes  | Spotify


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Reader Comments (14)

Pretty sure this is the answer to the challenge:
(uɐıɹq) ʎnƃ ʎlıɯɐɟ puɐ (uıɐɹq)ʇǝƃpɐƃ ɹoʇɔǝdsuı

Turned it upside down so I wouldn't spoil it for anyone but I guess it does make it kinda hard to read.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbk

Dang, someone beat me to it. Inspector Gadget and Family guy. I have no way to flip my answer upside down.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlfredo

i have a big supersition( i know i misspelled that ) anyways during the play offs for hockey i dont shave... i am a girl so i dont shave a female area till my team wins... sadly it didnt work this year for my red wings but it did a few times before when they won the cup.

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Kowalski-Jackson

Well, that's certainly a different take on the "playoff beard"....

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGiantAsianMan

I was hoping I could beat the rush to answer the riddle, but it seems I wasn't quick enough!

bk has the right answer. Pretty easy since I watched the 80s show religiously as a child on Nickelodeon.

Love the show! Keep up the good job, brains!

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercb

I am under the impression that the Macbeth superstition started in repertory theater. Theater companies used to put up a new show every week. If a show did not work in rehearsal, the default play was none other than Macbeth. The reason to not mention it was because you were dooming your current show to fail. If it should not be said because of supernatural elements, then you shouldn't mention many other shows like Hamlet, Dracula or Evil Dead The Musical.

April 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

Hi Guy's
love the pod cast, just some geeky info, the term break a leg reffers to the appartus used to draw the curtains on stage, the premise being the audience likes the show so much you are called back for allot of encores or curtain calls so the apperatus breaks due to being over used so you are breaking the leg

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIan Barry

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May 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkiddo

Throwing a black cat over your left shoulder whilst carrying an open umbrella, indoors under a ladder, while walking on a broken mirror is said to be extremely unlucky.

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June 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterhere

No recording of the first 7 episodes? (Pity, as i'm enjoying your show)

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