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Comedians Jon Lunger and Glen Tickle are rewriting all of Wikipedia off the top of their heads without doing any research. Each week they take a listener suggestion for a topic, or get the topic from a special guest. We're in no way affiliated with Wikipedia. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/improvisedwikipedia/support
 
Sometimes the human mind goes to dark places… Sometimes those dark delusions… Turn into reality… A reality of so shaded in grey, once all is said and done, the healthy mind is drawn into the documented retelling of these tragic events. Trying to find logic, reason, and understanding where there may be none. This IS the Dark side of Wikipedia. A podcast all about true crime, murderers, dark history, tragic events, and shocking true stories.
 
Baby Geniuses is a show for people who know stuff and people who don't know stuff, but would like to. Every week, comedian and super-genius Emily Heller and cartoonist and mastermind Lisa Hanawalt, challenge their guests to share some knowledge on any topic they want.
 
Lilian Garcia is a history maker and barrier breaker who has solidified her name in sports, entertainment, wellness and mainstream media. This Spanish beauty is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, television personality & producer, 15-year WWE Host and NEW In-Cage Announcer for the Professional Fighters League (PFL) on ESPN. Lilian gives you an all-access pass to human interest stories with your favorite athletes, wellness experts, and entertainers. “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”​ dives ...
 
There are questions the internet just can't answer. But that doesn't mean we can't find them. On each episode of Underunderstood, we find a question the internet can’t answer — maybe it’s a dead-end Wikipedia page, an abandoned Reddit thread, or an unanswered question on Twitter — and we fill in the gaps. It’s part chat show, part documentary, and almost always surprising.
 
Join comedians Jill Weiner and Connor Creagan as they explore the dark depraved depths of Wikipedia. Hilarity and knowledge ensue!! Follow Wikifreakz @wikifreakzz on Twitter and @WikiFreakz on Instagram Follow Jill Weiner @jill_lives on Twitter and Instagram Follow Connor Creagan @connorcreagan on Instagram and Twitter
 
Ungeniused is a show dedicated to covering the weirdest articles found on Wikipedia. Stephen Hackett and Myke Hurley are here to explain topics and share knowledge you'll never be able to use in real life. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett.
 
How often have you watched a historical drama and wondered if it was REALLY telling the truth about the Tudor Court or the American Revolution? You could have looked it up on Wikipedia, but your phone was so far away and there were so many words to read.That’s where we come in! Public history enthusiasts Megan Judt and Laura Skog are setting out to watch every historical film, talking about each of them might tell us about history. Expect spoilers, and also some snark. We’ll also rate each o ...
 
You know the official story about the world that we’re supposed to believe? You know ... that governments are always good and necessary, that politicians only do what they do because they love us so very much, that the police only exist to serve and protect you, and that every war the government has ever fought has been perfectly just and righteous? ADAM VS THE MAN brings you the reality THEY don't want you to know, hosted by libertarian activist Adam Kokesh. From Wikipedia: Adam Charles Kok ...
 
The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands. On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, m ...
 
Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. Crime and Punishment is considered by many as the first of Dostoevsky's cycle of great novels, which would culminate with his last completed work, The Brothers Kar ...
 
IMT stands for Infinite Monkey Theorem. The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type any given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. - Wikipedia Given that an infinite amount of time something is written, said, or even tried it could create something interesting, we give that name to our show. IMT is broadcasting about various subjects as well as interviews, informati ...
 
Bartley Alexander is a construction engineer and world-renowned builder of bridges going through what's known today (but not in 1912) as a mid-life crisis. Although married to his wife Winifred, Bartley resumes his acquaintance with a former lover, Hilda Burgoyne, in London. The affair proves to gnaw at Bartley's sense of propriety and honor. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was an English comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blanding Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. (excerpts from Wikipedia)
 
Andrew's stuck in some sort of purgatory with nobody except an egg statue and an evil Producer to keep him company. To pass the time, he has to produce a podcast where he reads the Wikipedia Pages for all of the movies he was too spooked to watch in the real world. Written and Performed by Andrew Sherman Edited and Produced by Riley "Biley" Hopkins Show art by Marnie Silverman With special thanks to the writers, editors, programmers, and other developers of Wikipedia
 
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What some believe started as an executive success growth program, would eventually turn into one of the darkest cult stories in recent American History. A cult where on the surface all may seem well, but upon a closer look, something secret is going on. Something very dark and unthinkable. Today the story of Keith Raniere and NXIVM. See more at htt…
 
As Silver Surfer is to Galactus, so Ryan Hill is to Santa Claus. He joins us this week to talk about ginger ale, and Jon and Glen scream at each other about gallium for a while. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/improvisedwikipedia/support…
 
On the latest episode of “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”, Lilian welcomes back to Chasing Glory, NXT Superstar, Rhea Ripley. Rhea reflects on the ups and down on the year since the last time she sat down with Lilian and reflects on her NXT Women’s Championship reign. Rhea has accomplished tremendous triumph in her career and shares what it was l…
 
We. Are. Back. What's the article? Who cares. Simon and Dan natter on about what they've been up to, and drop some major bombs. Dan is doing something very interesting next year! Simon loves The Mandalorian! Dan STILL hasn't seen Hamilton! After our hiatus we're now back with regular episodes, and this time around they're being edited by Dan! That …
 
You might not think that a simulation meant for kids could change how something plays out in real life, but in the 1990s, the arcade game NBA Jam did exactly that. One feature of the game allowed players to be “on fire.” The more a player scored, the higher chance he or she had of scoring again. Fast forward to today and you can’t escape the concep…
 
From our smartphones to our bicycles, the user experience provided by manufactured products has an enormous impact on our lives. Down to the smallest details, designers often puzzle over how to best align a product with the demands of the customer. But that wasn’t always the approach, and Cliff Kuang, author of User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules o…
 
Christmas time 1988. Air travel is bustling as families worldwide take to the skies to quickly and efficiently return home for the holidays. On the ground, families would be preparing for their upcoming guests, making their homes festive and warm for the upcoming happy holiday. All of that would be ruined for the 270 people whose lives would be tak…
 
The Jamestown[a] settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. It was located on the northeast bank of the James (Powhatan) River about 2.5 mi (4 km) southwest of the center of modern Williamsburg.[1] It was established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" on May 4, 1607 O.S. (May 14, …
 
After suffering record shattering drops in revenue from Covid-19, JetBlue has had to rethink every plan and every assumption. Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue's president and chief operating officer, explains how the airline built a new system for flexing the business, to ramp up only when demand arises, deploying cost cuts but no furloughs, and looking fo…
 
🕑 2 hours 8 minutes Larry Sanger is best known as the co-founder of Wikipedia, but he is also an internet entrepreneur, philosopher, and the founder of other sites including Citizendium. He is the author of the new book Essays on Free Knowledge: The Origins of Wikipedia and the New Politics of Knowledge. Links for some of the topics discussed: Larr…
 
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What ever happened with those mysterious seeds that were showing up in U.S. mailboxes? 00:33 - Michigan Department of Agriculture tweet 03:10 - USDA answers frequently asked questions about the mystery seeds, including “What should I do if I already planted the seeds?” 02:30 - Facebook post from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Deve…
 
The best business ideas often seem laughable at first glance. So if you’re hearing a chorus of “no’s” – it may actually be a good sign. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Airbnb – they all sounded crazy before they scaled spectacularly. So don’t be discouraged by rejection. Instead, learn to hear the nuance in the different kinds of “no.” That’s what Tris…
 
Killing someone with the intent of selling their bodies to science for use at lectures? It was indeed once a business… a dark shadowy business pioneered in the mid 1800’s. Just how far did these killers go, and were they ever caught? Today the Burke and Hare murders, on the Dark Side of Wikipedia.By Dark Side of Wikipedia
 
General Motors is now offering its own car insurance, based on data from your cars. I like this! I want a more efficient car-insurance market, and it shows, yet again, that, in the future, car companies won’t just be selling you vehicles—they’ll also be trying to figure out smart things about the data of everyone who uses them.…
 
On the latest episode of “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia” , Lilian sits down with NXT Superstar Shotzi Blackheart. To say this is a Real & Raw episode is an understatement! Shotzi opens up like never before with some personal stories of some hurtful events she experienced in her childhood in order to help others who may be feeling alone. She also…
 
In offices around the country, mail has piled up. Plants have died. Coffee cups sit unwashed, with a ring of old espresso cemented to the bottom. In some buildings, the lights have been left on since March — and who knows when someone will be back to turn them off. According to Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, we’re in the middle of “a structural…
 
In the past few months, a pandemic of mental health has shadowed COVID-19. Across the country, cases of depression, anxiety, alcoholism and domestic violence have been on the rise — intensifying an existing shortage of mental health care providers. With shutdowns and social distancing guidelines, access to therapy has also changed dramatically, wit…
 
Legendary ad agency Wieden+Kennedy pioneered some of the most successful campaigns in history. But 2020 has raised the stakes for companies—and fundamentally changed how advertising works, W+K president Colleen DeCourcy tells us. Even as her own business adapts to financial and cultural strains, DeCourcy and her team have been guiding brands from N…
 
When your city is surrounded by a large Dam, there lies an inherent risk of devastation. The devastation that is not “likely” to happen, but still exists. On May 31 1889 the citizens of Johnstown PA discovered just how real that risk was, as the dam broke, destroying their town and killing thousands.…
 
The Atari video game burial was a mass burial of unsold video game cartridges, consoles, and computers in a New Mexico landfill site, undertaken by American video game and home computer company Atari, Inc. in 1983. Up until 2014, the goods buried were rumored to be unsold copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, one of the biggest commercial failures …
 
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