The Internet Says it's True The Internet Says it's True is a podcast where host Michael Kent asks listeners to tell him something true they recently learned from the Internet and he does a DEEP dive and plays a gameshow-style quiz with a celebrity guest. Part of the WCBE Podcast Experience.
The Internet Says it's True

The Internet Says it's True

From WCBE 90.5FM

The Internet Says it's True is a podcast where host Michael Kent asks listeners to tell him something true they recently learned from the Internet and he does a DEEP dive and plays a gameshow-style quiz with a celebrity guest. Part of the WCBE Podcast Experience.

Most Recent Episodes

The Men from Mars: Sideshow Exploitation

In sideshow exhibits around the world, George and Willie Muse were known as "Eko and Iko, the Ambassadors from Mars." The truth was they were African American Albino brothers who were essentially tricked into slavery until their incredible brave mother found and rescued them. In this episode, we tell the amazing tale of George and Willie Muse and then chat with Comedian Lisa Berry! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

The Vexing Vampires of Venice

When a 16th century mass grave was excavated near Venice, Italy, a skull was found with a brick wedged in its mouth. Researchers have found the strange reasoning for the find. It was an anti-vampire measure! In this episode, we talk about early Italian beliefs about vampires and this strange discovery, then we chat with educator and musician, Josh Quillen! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

ChatGPT: Our New Robot Overlords

Artificial intelligence has become so advanced that it can be nearly indistinguishable from human work products. One example is OpenAI's ChatGPT - a program capable of writing everything from creative works to computer coding. But what are the harms and potential pitfalls of this technology? In this episode, we talk about ChatGPT and then play the quick quiz with Comedian, Writer and Magician, Matt Donnelly! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

The Bouba/Kiki Effect & The Shape of Words

Researchers have found that almost 90% of the time, subjects will associate nonsense words "bouba" and "kiki" with nonsense drawings. But why? In this episode, we discuss the strange linguistic phenomenon of sound symbolism and discuss how sometimes, the sounds of words themselves can carry meaning. Then we chat with Social Psychologist, Dr. Andy Luttrell of the Opinion Science podcast. Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

Nazi Meth Zombies: Drug Use by the Third Reich

The use of Pervitin - basically pure crystal meth - was pervasive throughout the Nazi regime, from high commanders all the way down to German soldiers fighting in the field. In this episode, we explore the use of meth by the Nazis and how it helped - and hurt them in World War II. Then we catch up with Comedian and Screen Writer, Jay Black! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

New Years Eve: The TRUE History of the NYE Ball Drop - REWIND

Originally released January 4th, 2021. The dropping of the ball in NYC's Times Square on New Years Eve is a tradition seen by billions of people around the world. But did the tradition of dropping a ball start in New York? In this episode, we explore the real history of the dropping ball and quiz my friend, magician Peter Boie! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For a special discount at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

The German Christmas Pickle: Tradition or Marketing? REWIND

Originally released December 28, 2020. Many Americans have heard of the age-honored German tradition of hanging Pickle-shaped ornament on the Christmas Tree. But is it really a tradition in Germany? This episode explores the truth and myths behind this German "tradition." Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For a special discount at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

That's Not Chicken: The Kentucky Meat Shower

We've heard the expression "raining cats and dogs." We've even heard of small fish or frogs occasionally coming down with the rain. But in a tiny town in Kentucky, it once rained MEAT for several minutes. In this episode, we dig into this strange story and try to find out how it all happened. Then we play the quick quiz with Speaker and Comedian, Amma Marfo! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

The Strange Practice of Chinese Foot Binding

Millions of women in China - for over 1,000 years - practiced a brutal fashion trend in which they mutilated their feet through the act of "foot-binding." It's dangerous, painful and an example of how persistent and pervasive social pressures can be when it comes to fashion. In this episode, we learn about the ancient practice of foot binding and then play the quick quiz with Musician, Speaker, Jason LeVasseur! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

The Challenger Disaster and Big Bird - REWIND

Originally released May of 2021. One of America's favorite children's characters and Sesame Street resident, Big Bird, was almost on board the ill-fated Challenger Space Shuttle during its disastrous mission in 1986. In this episode, we tell three stories: one about Big Bird, one about the Challenger, and one about how the two almost came together. Then Jim Henson fan Eric Dittelman joins us for the quick quiz! Bonus episodes and content at http://patreon.com/michaelkent For 20% Virtual Presenter Course, go to http://virtualpresentercourse.com/30 Carol Spinney portraying Big Bird Henson's original sketch of Big Bird The Crew of STS-51-L Challenger Space Shuttle Mission. McAuliffe is pictured standing second from left. Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent To save time by using an AI Content Generator, visit our sponsor: http://phosphorAI.com For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals