Midnight Facts for Insomniacs

By Shane Rogers

A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

  1. 1.
    The Pirate, the Silk Road, and the Dark Web: Ross Ulbricht‘s Empire
    53:00
  2. 2.
    Hunting for Easter Eggs: Hidden Content in Movies and Video Games
    36:54
  3. 3.
    Common Misconceptions about Animals
    34:51
  4. 4.
    Host Swap: Talking Slang
    38:00
  5. 5.
    Unreal: The History and Secrets of Reality TV
    48:34
  6. 6.
    Botched Coups and Failed Assassinations: The Bay of Pigs
    45:42
  7. 7.
    Crimes of the Century: The Lindbergh Baby, the Mona Lisa Heist, and the Fatty Arbuckle Scandal
    55:00
  8. 8.
    The Most Dangerous Cult in the World: North Korea
    43:48
  1. 9.
    Bizarre and Disturbing Fashion Trends Through the Ages
    37:16
  2. 10.
    Misattributed Quotes, Theories, Discoveries, and Inventions
    39:15
  3. 11.
    Host Swap: The Science Behind Ghosts, Phantoms, and Apparitions
    32:54
  4. 12.
    Decrypting Crypto: Bitcoin and NFTs
    36:29
  5. 13.
    Espionage Technology: From Lipstick Pistols to the Insectothopter
    37:00
  6. 14.
    Spy vs. Spy: The History of Espionage
    33:44
  7. 15.
    Cursed Tourism: Unique and Surreal Tourist Attractions
    35:38
  8. 16.
    International Cryptids: The Strange and Obscure
    36:26
  9. 17.
    Marketing Boomsplode: Ads that Crashed and Burned
    38:41
  10. 18.
    We Are Legion: Exorcism and Demonic Possession
    49:05
  11. 19.
    Dangerous Toys: Notorious Product Recalls
    34:12
  12. 20.
    Bizarre Laws: International Edition
    33:02
  13. 21.
    Robots go Rogue: When Artificial-Intelligence Malfunctions
    38:26
  14. 22.
    Dry America: The Prohibition Debacle
    31:34
  15. 23.
    How it Ends: The Most Likely Extinction Events
    34:26
  16. 24.
    Weird Science: Psychology Edition
    44:21
  17. 25.
    Host Swap: Scottish Facts and Fictions
    33:56
  18. 26.
    Diets Debunked: The Sketchy Science of Health and Weight Loss
    38:20
  19. 27.
    Uncool: Failed Fads and Terrible Trends
    46:32
  20. 28.
    Substandard Superheroes: The Bad, the Worse, and the Ugly
    34:02
  21. 29.
    Misnomers and False Advertising
    27:49
  22. 30.
    Forbidden Tourism: The Most Dangerous Locations on Earth
    31:52
  23. 31.
    MFFI Challenge: can Shane make an entertaining episode from the world's most hated subject?
    31:20
  24. 32.
    Murdersville U.S.A: Ed Kemper
    40:30
  25. 33.
    Murdersville U.S.A: The Serial Killers of Santa Cruz
    30:32
  26. 34.
    Modern Snake Oil: From Cryotherapy to The Secret
    47:36
  27. 35.
    Unhinged Tyrants and Sadistic Monarchs
    37:04
  28. 36.
    Nuclear Power: Evil or Misunderstood? (It's a Little of Both)
    42:57
  29. 37.
    Stupid Criminals
    27:50
  30. 38.
    Memes: They're Literally Everything
    42:36
  31. 39.
    Cults: QAnon, a.k.a W the Actual F
    48:08
  32. 40.
    Scandals: Television Edition
    41:15
  33. 41.
    Urban Legends
    41:06
  34. 42.
    Ridiculous, Silly, Frivolous Lawsuits
    32:36
  35. 43.
    More Idioms, a.k.a Say What?
    28:28
  36. 44.
    Cryptids, Mark 2: From the Mothman to the Wendigo
    34:09
  37. 45.
    Welcome to the Manosphere: Pick-up Artists, Incels, and the Seduction Community
    36:17
  38. 46.
    The Devil
    35:50
  39. 47.
    Spectacular Failures: From New Coke to Segway
    33:20
  40. 48.
    The Sordid Science Behind Interrogation and Torture
    27:59
  41. 49.
    Battle for the Living Room: from Atari to the Console Wars
    31:23
  42. 50.
    Mentalists, Faith Healers, and Frauds
    41:00

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