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Tuesday
Apr092013

57: Fake It Till You Make It


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Impostors! Countefeits! Forgeries! Decoys! Yes, a show all about FAKES. The history of counterfeit money may surprise you, but probably not as much as the shocking secrets of that ol' regular inkjet printer sitting in your house RIGHT NOW! We also talk about stunningly weird (and perhaps, frightening) examples of biomimicry in the animal kingdom. Chris quizzes us on notable fake bands, and Dana shares a crazy-pants story about faking one's own death...for fun.

RUNTIME: 44 minutes 39 seconds

 

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"Fake Is The New Real" by Alice Smith  Amazon | iTunes 

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Reader Comments (6)

Hi friends! I stumbled across your Podcast a couple of months ago and since then I've become a huge fan. You sensationally silly savants are so fun to listen to and I'm totally going to be bummed when I catch up on all of the episodes and will have to wait a whole week between shows.

The fake-it episode where you talked about decoy military tactics reminded me of a story my dad told me. Dad was in the military and stationed in Europe in the 1960s. At his base, the barracks circled the top of a giant hill. Between the barracks were two airplane runways that made a big cross. Here's the decoy part: When the runways were not in use they would be covered with straw and sheep would be released to graze on top of the hill. Basically, they used this fake sheep pasture as a decoy to camouflage the runways.

Sadly, I imagine there were some sheep casualties along the time, but unfortunately I don't know the word for sheep snarge.

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKassie D.

SHNARGE!

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGJB Karen

I thought for sure Drive Shaft from LOST was going to to be in the fake band segment with their hit "You All Everybody".

April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaggiaSapphire

Sorry team but you goofed on 2 points:
First one is that Hummingbird Clearwing moths are found in North America - I live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and they are in my garden every summer (very cool to watch)
Second Point - The Monkees TV show was from the 60s, it ran from 1966 to 1968. Their movie, Head, was from 1968

April 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

For the record, Dana was correct on the question about Wyld Stallyns: Bill and Ted DO briefly end up in the Wyld Stallyns future when their time machine/phone booth goes wrong in Excellent Adventure. I'm not sure if they actually go to the same future in Bogus Journey.

January 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFelix Cartwright

Fun Fact: On some of their tours as Spinal Tap, Michael McKeon and company would sometimes open their own concerts as The Folksmen. Not surprisingly, frequently they would be booed off the stage, but the joke was on the audience.

July 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDarrin

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