John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster. These two unlikely friends both live in Seattle, and consider themselves to be authorities on absolutely everything.
February 8th, 2018 | 39 mins 24 secs
In which John strongly admonishes future listeners not to get sloppy with their headwear, if they have heads. Certificate #25200.
February 6th, 2018 | 51 mins 43 secs
In which the gruesome deaths in early 1960s teen ballads are variously blamed on capitalism, Marlon Brando, chastity, and giant clams. Certificate #34312.
February 1st, 2018 | 47 mins 23 secs
In which the human race barely survives the 20th century. (Well, not all of it, obviously. Picasso didn't, for example.) Certificate #27008
January 30th, 2018 | 45 mins 13 secs
In which the bodies of ancient kings are ground up to fertilize lawns, power locomotives, and paint portraits. Certificate #37891
January 25th, 2018 | 47 mins 34 secs
In which the world's worst chemist gives everyone lead poisoning, and then puts a hole in the ozone layer as an encore. Certificate #25185
January 23rd, 2018 | 46 mins 44 secs
In which twenty tourists a year have a psychological breakdown because the most magical city in the world is a little disappointing. Certificate #507
January 18th, 2018 | 40 mins 51 secs
In which John introduces us to the world's last uncontacted tribe—but not literally, because that would be illegal. Certificate #13568
January 16th, 2018 | 40 mins 39 secs
In which a Czech astronomer is hailed as the hero of 1973, only to have his discovery flame out by not flaming out. Then he gets very seasick on a cruise. Certificate #31644
January 11th, 2018 | 56 mins 20 secs
In which John shares the soothing geographic mantra that has got him where he is today: sitting in a bunker teaching 30th-century cockroach-people how to tell medieval Central European principalities apart. Certificate #18088.
January 9th, 2018 | 40 mins 27 secs
In which an upstart British television producer finally answers that age-old question: why don't more classic sitcoms star Adolf Hitler? Certificate #42615.
January 4th, 2018 | 33 mins 55 secs
In which a single highway is paved all the way from Alaska to Argentina--except for one pesky 66-mile gap right in the middle. Certificate #14458.
January 2nd, 2018 | 42 mins 12 secs
In which QANTAS begins a top-secret 33-hour nonstop flight between Australia and Ceylon at the height of World War II, right under the noses of the Empire of Japan. Certificate #12248.