February 17, 2020

023. History of Cryptids

Is Bigfoot hiding on the Appalachian Trail? Does the Loch Ness Monster inhabit a lake in the Scottish Highlands? In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss the mythos and history behind the world's most legendary cryptids.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Burgers, pizza, fries, and ice cream!  In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss the Top 20 restaurants in America, as voted by slapdash listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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"Future Logo Intro" by WinnieTheMoog (https://taigasoundprod.com)
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Are zombies possible in the natural world? If they did exist, would they be an unstoppable force or a useless bag of bones?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history and science behind ghouls, walkers, and the undead.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

In this episode, Shannon and Jason listen to iconic theme songs and discuss the Top 20 wrestlers of all time, as ranked by slapdash listeners.

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"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Some of the greatest mysteries in history have yet to be solved.  In this episode, join Shannon and Jason as they discuss Jack the Ripper, the Bermuda Triangle, the "Wow!" signal, and other mysteries that continue to baffle the world.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

He-Man, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and other action cartoons defined the 80's.  Join Shannon and Jason as they listen to nostalgic theme songs and discuss the history and absurdity of these endearing childhood classics.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

January 6, 2020

017. Science of Time Travel

Black holes, paradoxes, and time machines.  Will technology and physics allow us to visit the past and future?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the science of time travel.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

December 30, 2019

016. History of Arcades

In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss the history of arcades, beginning from the "Golden Age" of the late 1970's and spanning through modern day.  The two reflect on their arcade experiences from childhood and share personal stories about mashing buttons and dropping quarters.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

December 23, 2019

015. History of Batman

In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss Batman, the most iconic and marketable superhero in American history.  From the controversial origins of the character to the multi-billion dollar Batman merchandising industry, this episode will leave you thinking, "Holy podcasts, Batman!"

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Shannon and Jason travel to Stearns, KY and visit "The Polar Express" train ride event at Big South Fork Scenic Railway.  While broadcasting live from the railway's gift shop, the team discuss the Polar Express book and movie, interview the organizer of the event, and reflect on Christmases long ago.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms

"Holly Jolly Christmas" by Michael Bublé

Do aliens communicate through corn fields?  Is the U.S. government suppressing information about UFOs?  In this episode, Shannon and Jason explore these questions and other conspiracy theories from outer space.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Will Lavender, New York Times Bestselling author of "Obedience" and "Dominance," joins Shannon and Jason to discuss the art of the fiction novel.  Will shares his experiences as a writer, and the group reflects on the personal impact of modern and classic novels.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Facebook and Disney are among the most valuable companies in the world. Join Shannon and Jason as they explore the fascinating history of these commercial juggernauts.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

What will it take to sustain a human colony on Mars?  Which countries already have plans for sending humans to Mars?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the challenges, benefits, and science behind colonizing the red planet.

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"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

How soon will virtual reality (VR) invade our daily lives? Chad Lawson, a VR enthusiast and technology guru, joins Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history, status, and future of VR technologies.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Bullet-proof cars, the invention of the "Teddy" bear, and secret service code names. Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history of the U.S. presidency.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Which horror movies have most influenced the horror genre?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the Top 10 most influential horror movies as ranked by slapdash listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Join Shannon, Jason, and special guest, Tony Moran (aka Michael Myers) as they sit inside an abandoned hospital in West Virginia to discuss John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). 

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

October 14, 2019

005. History of Stephen King

How did Stephen King begin his career, and what lessons can be learned from his stories? Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss King's most famous works, including Carrie, Salem's Lot, The Shining, IT, Pet Sematary, and Children of the Corn.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

October 7, 2019

004. History of Halloween

How did Halloween find its way into America? How much money does the candy industry make during Halloween? What's up with jack-o'-lanterns?

Shannon and Jason explore these questions and more in an episode dedicated to the Halloween season.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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