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Ep 11: Hey, Your Fly is Open

Remember when Hypercolor and acid-wash jeans were cool? Lots of laughs in this episode about ridiculous fashion trends and their origins. Learn about intriguing facts behind a simple pair of blue jeans, powdered wigs, and more. And also, we have to thank Colin for his very intensive research on the bikini. Really taking one for the team.

ALSO: Pop quiz!, impressive tricky geography trivia THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND, New listener challenge (Don't forget to email your answers to

RUNTIME: 47 minutes 39 seconds 



Featured interlude music:

"New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini  Amazon | iTunes 


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A well intentioned well actually here. James Dean wore a red jacket in Rebel Without a Cause, not a black leather jacket, although it appears that promotional materials for the film showed a black leather jacket.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLepton

Another great episode, can't wait for next weeks!

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris (ck1nd)

It's neat that the pulled-through-a-wedding-ring tagline was used for bikinis -- Shetland and Orenburg lace shawls were historically referred to as wedding ring shawls. They're these huge shawls of knitted lace made on incredibly skinny knitting needles, and it's said that the lace was so fine that you could pull the shawl through a wedding ring. (If you do a Google image search you can see a picture of one being drawn through a ring -- pretty impressive.)

May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

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