Episodes
Published 01/10/19
Ever since we invented the wheel, humans have been seeking a better way to get around. But what about all the worse ways to get around? In this episode we look at some of the more bizarre attempts at transportation that never quite got there - or anywhere.
Published 01/10/19
Have you ever wanted to achieve immortality by uploading your brain to a computer when you die? Or perhaps you want to travel to Mars as a space tourist? We rate the technologies that are just around the corner and promise to transform our lives - for better or worse.
Published 01/03/19
Advertising is a tricky business. You need ideas that stand out - but in the right way. We look at genius marketing ideas as well as some absolute catastrophes.
Published 12/27/18
Torture is one of the oldest professions in the world. But methods of torture go in and out of fashion, according to the times. On this episode, we look at the weirdest torture methods ever conceived.
Published 12/20/18
History's weirdest dieting fads – are they cat's pyjamas or cat's piss? Warning: Customers are not guaranteed to survive every diet
Published 12/13/18
The Renaissance is known to have produced some of the best art, the best music and the best architecture the world has ever seen. But did you know this classical period of “rebirth" also produced some of the most comical deaths of all time?
Published 12/06/18
Most crimes are pretty mundane. Murders are usually a crime of passion by a close relative or friend. Fraud is usually committed by a business partner. But sometimes, crime cartels are run by forward-thinking entrepreneurs. On this episode we’re looking at the oddest bunch of organised crime rings in modern history.
Published 11/29/18
Maggot-ridden cheese, eyeball juice and Vegemite. Are these dishes really disgusting enough to feature in the Museum of Disgusting Food?
Published 11/22/18
Most crimes are pretty mundane. Murders are usually a crime of passion by a close relative or friend. Fraud is usually committed by a business partner. But sometimes, crime cartels are run by forward-thinking entrepreneurs. On this episode we’re looking at the oddest bunch of organised crime rings in modern history.
Published 11/15/18
You'd hope that countries only go to war as a last resort, for important reasons. Unfortunately, sometimes that is not the case. This episode we look and the pettiest causes of real life wars.
Published 11/08/18
When the first nuclear bomb was exploded, scientists present believed that there was a non-zero chance they were about to blow up the entire Earth. Today we look at some of the crazier aspects of this awesome life-ending technology.
Published 11/01/18
Everyone knows Tennis, Footy and Cricket. But what about all the obscure sports that nobody plays anymore? Are any of them worth reviving?
Published 10/25/18
Everyone knows that King George III went mad, but did you know that King Charles XI of France was also bat-sh*t crazy? The panel passes judgment on the lesser known mad royals.
Published 10/18/18
We usually think of Ancient Greece as the birthplace of democracy, which is pretty cool, but there were lots of other things they did that were, well, less cool.
Published 10/11/18
Do you ever feel frobly-nobly? Are you a lanspresado? The panel goes through a whole lot of obscure words that have fallen into disuse, and asks which ones should be revived?
Published 10/04/18
Everyone knows Tennis, Footy and Cricket. But what about all the obscure sports that nobody plays anymore? Are any of them worth reviving?
Published 09/27/18
We've all heard of Hitler, Stalin and Mao. But what about Enver Hoxha or Ramfis Trujillo? Today we look at the pissiest dictators of the 20th Century.
Published 09/20/18
Have you ever gotten into a dispute with your government, and thought - "I know, I'll secede and set up a micro-nation"? Neither have we, but these people have.
Published 09/13/18
For years showmen such as PT Barnum traded on the public's gruesome interest in circus freaks. Today we look at the very weirdest of them all.
Published 09/10/18
What belief would make you haul thousands of tons of stones into a big pile. In this episode we pass judgement on the beliefs of ancient Egyptians.
Published 09/10/18
Henry the VIII often ate lobster, porpoise and custard for lunch - and that was on the days he was fasting. Known for his love of wives, he also loved food. Lots of food.
Published 09/10/18
Donald Trump has broken with long-standing tradition by not keeping a pet at the White House. We look at the unsurprisingly storied history of Presidential pets.
Published 09/10/18
What's it like to live in North Korea? We look at daily life in the totalitarian dictatorship.
Published 09/10/18
The CIA tried to assassinate Cuba's president Fidel Castro many, many times and never succeeded. It's James Bond meets Inspector Clouseau.
Published 09/10/18