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Here's Where it Went Wrong

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Here's Where it Went Wrong

Blue Wire, Andrew Nadeau, Wen Powers, David Saliterman

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"Here's Where It Went Wrong", a new podcast from Bluewire, features comedians Andrew Nadeau, Wen Powers, and the greatest comics they know! Each week they’ll sit down with a hilarious guest to cover one of their favorite subjects in pop-culture, history, and sports, but only discuss the worst parts of it! Together, they'll trace its history and dissect the worst of the best, to try to figure out Where It Went Wrong!
 
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Andrew and Wen welcome on comedian and twitter darling Kristofer Thomas to talk about MoviePass! Remember the magical summer of MoviePass? Well the gang dives in deep to find the origins of the company, its rise, and the beautiful carnage of its demise! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach ou…
 
Andrew and Wen welcome actor Jeremy London (Mallrats, Party of Five) to discuss the history of theme parks! From their beginnings as places to exchange crops, to the rise of the circus and carnivals, and finally the non-well inspected theme parks that led to injuries and death! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an …
 
Wen and Andrew welcome on the hilarious...Wen and Andrew! They go solo this episode to discuss Chicago, why they moved there, the city's history, and how it all burnt down in what can only be described as an elaborate game of Mousetrap! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and W…
 
Andrew and Wen welcome on the wonderful Jon Drake (The Blast Zone podcast!) to talk about the history of Beer! A delicious and sometimes life ruining beverage that every culture made its own version of, they go through its humble beginnings, to bootlegging, and finally to the absorption of almost all beer sales into one small handful of companies. …
 
Andrew and Wen welcome on writer, comedian, and Photoshop maestro Justine Stafford to talk about the history of photo editing! From its origins of being invented to bully one monk, to its advances in making Abraham Lincoln hotter, and eventually the body dysmorphia and scamming machine it has become! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments,…
 
Andrew and Wen welcome the writer and performer Raina Morris (Emily in Paris) to talk about Royal Weddings! In true show fashion, they begin with the very concept of weddings, through the creation of the church of England, and ending up at the marriage of Suits star Meghan Markle and some guy named Harry! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comm…
 
Andrew and Wen welcome back their first return guest Myq Kaplan (CONAN, Album A.K.A) to talk about the history of remakes! From there beginnings as some of the first kinds of films to their modern reputation of the most rage inducing kind of film! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to A…
 
Andrew and Wen have on the very funny Dylan Adler to talk about gay bars! From their origins as "Molly Houses", to the Stonewall Riots, to straight people making themselves a bit too comfortable, we cover it all! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter …
 
Wen and Andrew are joined by Jon Torres (Don't Tell Comedy, Bric-a-Bracket podcast) to discuss the entire history of roller skating! From the very first pair to the first roller rink, roller derbies, and on through the inline skate explosion and the first X-Games! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You c…
 
Andrew and Wen sit down with Josh Gondelman (Desus & Mero, Last Week Tonight, Make My Day podcast) to talk about the entire history of shoes! From horrifying hay sacks that look like something from Scarecrow’s fear toxin, to when fashion made them too pointy to walk, to the development of sneakers and sneaker culture! Josh tells us about his collec…
 
Andrew and Wen welcome on the hilarious Sydney Battle to talk about childhood crushes and the weird life and career of Marlon Brando! From his incredible work in Julius Caesar, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Godfather, to his later years trying to play characters as talking bagels and recently surfaced allegations of assault, we examine one of t…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with the absolutely hilarious, and apparently incredibly skilled runner, Eden Dranger to talk about the entire history of running! They track when and how humans first evolved to run, through the Greek games, to the jogging craze, and the most absolutely insane Olympic disaster where SO many people almost died! Like, WAY mor…
 
Andrew and Wen welcome the hilarious Michael Tannenbaum to talk about the grandfather of all Sci-Fi series, John Carter of Mars! From its beginning as one of the first pieces of Science Fiction, its many different forms that almost took fruition from almost being America's first animated film, to dream Tom Cruise vehicle, to its eventual release as…
 
Wen and Andrew talk with Daniel Spenser (Samantha Bee, Last Week Tonight, Adult Swim, The Onion) about how we first created the idea of collective generations! Together they trace the entire history through its inception in the 19th century, to the drama of millennials and boomers, to Gen Z and Tik Tok, and how side parts and Hufflepuff became the …
 
Wen and Andrew embark on a solo episode to figure out what is going on with Chuck E. Cheese. From its beginning as a place where kids could go to safely play video games to how it became a VERY unsafe place for children to play video games! Along the way, they cover everything from how the business grew, the video game crash of the 80's, and even m…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with the incredibly funny comedian Haley OC to discuss reality television! They cover the entire history, from game shows and scandals to the first modern reality show, all of their favorite shows, and the absolute disasters we still can't believe made it to air! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestion…
 
Andrew and Wenzler sit down with the always hilarious Yedoye Travis (Album "Ok" out now!, Batman comic this summer, and his podcast "Anime in America") to discuss Anarchy! Together, they dive into what it is, how it has been perceived, and the best example of it and what went wrong! For more of Yedoye's work, here is a link to a video mentioned in …
 
Wen and Andrew talk with Mike O'Keefe, currently getting his masters in history education, to talk about his specialty, Ireland! Together they trace its entire history, to the myths and legends about eating people from Rome and Greece, to the Vikings, Christians, and of course the English. Covering wars, rebellion, famine, some true heroes and vill…
 
Wen and Andrew are joined by comedian and comics writer Brandon T. Snider (Inside Amy Schumer, DC Comics, RUBE GOLBERG) to talk about the history of The Justice League! From their start as Justice Society, to the shows that turned Wen and Brandon into huge nerds, and where it went wrong, IDENTITY CRISIS, also known as "The Comic That Ruined Comics"…
 
Wenzler and Andrew welcome on writer and comedian Eliza Skinner (Earth to Ned, The Late Late Show) to talk about the history of the internet! From its early days of basically being an advanced calculator to now being a system where you can listen to us complain about it on a magic rectangle in your pocket! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, com…
 
Wen and Andrew have on the very funny James Breakwell (new book "How to Be a Man (Whatever That Means)" out this June) to discuss the grandaddy of all Sci-Fi Horror, Alien! From its beginnings as a Star Wars cash in the one of the most successful sci-fi and horror franchises of all time, they get into how the first two entries were some of the grea…
 
Andrew and Wen sit down with comedian and Jimmy Hoffa super fan Lisa Curry (The Jim Jefferies Show) to talk about Labor Unions! From ending child labor, to the Hoffa disappearance, and the frank admission that, if we're honest, the mob was running a pretty great scheme! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode?…
 
Andrew and Wen sit down with comedy video maestro and all around funny man Joe Kwaczala (Comedy Central, "Who Cares About The Rock Hall" podcast) to talk about America's first family, The Simpsons! The show has inspired countless comedians and has become a language in and of itself, so what better way to honor it than to try to find the moment it w…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with one of their favorite comedians and writers Avital Ash (New Series Antisocial Distance out this week!) to talk about comedy! They go into the first recorded jokes, "canceling", and have a bone to pick with the casting directors at Amazon Prime in what will go down as their "most edited" episode! Enjoying this podcast? H…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with one of their favorite comedians and writers, Adam Cozens! Having written for Funny or Die, SNL, and MadTV, the pair could not be more excited to talk about the rise and fall of Grunge! They dive into Adam's time growing up in the home of Grunge, Wen's tales of playing grunge in a cover band, and Andrew's wondering how t…
 
Andrew and Wen welcome the very funny Tim Barnes ("The Tonight Show", YubNub Pod) to talk about "Star Wars", a franchise loved by millions and hates by Star Wars fans! From their own experiences to starting therapy, to the history that includes a lot of legitimate tortures as well as way too much incest, the comics get into all the the triumphs and…
 
Wen and Andrew are joined by two time streaming star Moses Storm to discuss the history of television and the absolute deluge of streaming services! From the first tv shows (weird marionettes!), to Netflix (Blockbuster what are you doing?!), to the services that burned out quickly (a good number!), we're covering it all! Also, we have an idea for a…
 
Andrew and Wen are joined by the very funny Sohrab Forouzesh to go into the history of the California Gold Rush! From its start as a one man's lucky find, to the Bloody 50's, to their deep dive into how it all affected the American Civil War! Enjoying this podcast? You can subscribe to the Patreon for just $5 a month to help keep the show running! …
 
Andrew and Wen Cops are joined by the very funny Mohanad Elshieky to talk about the history of Cop Shows! From Law & Order, all 20 versions of Hannibal, to Wen getting incredibly angry at the manufactured drama of of everyone's favorite civil rights violation COPS! Enjoying this podcast? You can subscribe to the Patreon for just $5 a month to help …
 
Wen and Andrew do their first solo episode since they launched the podcast to have a chance to relax, have fun, and do 12 hours of exhausting research on one of their favorite subjects, the French Revolution! They discuss the wars, the politics, the kings, of course the guillotine, bastille and cake, and EVERYTHING you might not know about this sub…
 
Wen and Andrew are joined by Brandon Scott Wolf to trace the entire history of wrestling! They dig deep into the first Olympic games to learn why the Greeks actually fought oiled up and naked, and then trace wrestling's whole timeline through the carnival circuit and the very first arranged fights. And finally end up in the modern era with the Mond…
 
Andrew and Wen welcome the very funny Gianmarco Soresi ("Shelf Life" streaming now on Amazon Prime!) to talk about the history and our own relationships with Therapy! From their own experiences to starting therapy, to the history that includes a lot of legitimate tortures as well as way too much incest, the comics get into all the the triumphs and …
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with comedian and writer Niles Abston (Clowncast, Girls Don’t Twerk to Jokes) to talk about the outstanding career of LeBron James, from his wins to his charity work to how he reshaped the game! Then finally where it all went wrong, when the league made him pay for it! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or sugg…
 
Andrew and Wen welcome the very funny Maureen Monahan (Our Cartoon President, Tooning Out The News) to discuss Wen's favorite things, Broadway musicals and comic books. That's right, we're diving in to Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark! The three dive deep into Spider-Man comics, from his origins as a sickly orphan, to the weird edgy take where his spe…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with writer and comedian Adam Burke to discuss what was considered the biggest political scandal in American history, from the country's creation until Watergate! It involved the whole Harding administration, adultery, murder, a SECOND murder/suicide, and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of oil from the Navy, t…
 
Wen and Andrew have on the incredibly funny David Saliterman (Funny or Die, Nerdist) finally hop on to this Queen's Gambit craze to talk about the history of Chess and where it all went wrong! From the fears that it was being used to spread secret messages, to a series of players caught cheating in the bathroom, and the large number of players who …
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with one of their favorite comedians and writers, Daniel Kibblesmith! Having written Loki, Lockjaw, Black Panther vs. Deadpool and more for Marvel, his insights into Blade and how that helped launch the MCU were amazing! But before that, they had to trace the history of vampires! From gods and revenants to 1700s paranoia tha…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with their friend Michael and comedy icon Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer series, The State, Stella) to talk about bands that overstayed their welcome and became shadows of what they were. Bands that went from playing large stadium tours to instead playing small state fairs, ones that still play stadiums but for y…
 
Wen and Andrew are joined by their good friend and one of their favorite Chicago comedians and magicians, Angel Garcia! Together they find out how Christmas really started, and got to where it is today. They cover everything from its origins in Yule and Saturnalia, to the pope who made it Jesus' birthday, and the crazy party he couldn't stop. They …
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros., Review, Difficult People) to discuss the Golden Age of Hollywood. From the beginning of moving pictures as a novelty, the the rise of nickelodean theaters across the country, to a huge monopoly that was forced to be busted by the Supreme Court. They dive into all of the problems and wo…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with Jackie Monahan (These Lips, Eric Andre Show, Last Comic Standing, Wild Nights with Emily, The Foxy Merkins) to talk about the history of women in literature. First the surprisingly recent invention of the novel, Mary Shelley creating the genre of science fiction and Charlotte Brontë devising the first person narrative! …
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with Dani Fernandez (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Remembering Rod Serling) to dive deep into the history of The Twilight Zone! Pop culture phenom and Twilight Zone expert Dani helps explain the best episodes, the brilliant mind of Rod Serling, and the incredible social commentary and cultural impact The Twilight Zone had, that…
 
Andrew and Wen are joined by writer, performer and comedian Nash Flynn (Buzzfeed, Huffpost, Cabin Fever Comedy) to discuss the first Thanksgiving! We dive in to the history of how Henry VIII, Puritans, a leaky boat, and accidental biological warfare led to one of your favorite meals of the year. Nash also dives into Death Ways and how the opposing …
 
Wen and Andrew talk with writer, performer and comedian Maggie Smith (Second City, The News*, The Quest We Can Do, The Onion) about the most successful ride, and one of the most successful movie franchises, in Disney history: Pirates of the Caribbean. After beloved memories of trips to Disney and seeing the first film, they dive into its insane his…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with the always hilarious writer and comedian Randall Otis! In honor of the election, they dig deep into one of the first big Congressional scandals, and follow it's history from a simple train to a scheme that involved several administrations! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? Y…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with writer and comedian Ashley Ray (Writer for The AV Club, Vulture, Variety, The Onion, and host of the podcast TV, I Say with Ashley Ray) to discuss the incredible history of ice and figure skating! While tracing its entire history to find where it went wrong, they go all the way back to the first skates in 1800 BCE, thro…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down and chat with Chris Calogero to talk about their love of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise. From its origins as Wes Craven's own personal nightmare to a pop-culture sensation of the 80's and 90's, Wen, Andrew, and Chris dive into how this vicious killer became a beloved crowd pleaser. Enjoying this podcast? Have questi…
 
Wen and Andrew sit down with the always hilarious writer and comedian Paula Skaggs! In honor of Halloween they dig deep to find the very first written record of magic, and then follow its trail all throughout history! Including its presence in science, religion, different cultures, and then where it went so wrong, in 300 years of Witch Trials. From…
 
Andrew and Wen talk with writer and comedian Gina DiVittorio about the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Together they trace the history of rum, and discover how its production, along with sailors, settlers, war, prohibition, and one company's general stupidity, led to a disaster so uniquely horrible the world had never seen anything like it! And you'l…
 
Wen and Andrew are joined by Michael to sit down with Niccole Thurman (Haute Dog, The Opposition, Superstore, Shrill, A Black Lady Sketch Show) and talk about where dating went so wrong, with the introduction of online dating. They trace the history of the personal ad back to 1695, and follow the insane timeline up through early social networks in …
 
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