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

Operation Paul Bunyan: The Most Expensive Tree Trimming in History

In 1976, a skirmish at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea led to the brutal murders of two Americans. The skirmish began over the trimming of a tree. The result was the most expensive tree-trimming in history. America and South Korea returned to the tree with all of their military might in a show of force. In this episode, I'll tell you a story about the DMZ that you may have never heard. And then we play the quick quiz! 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 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ

Jailing Political Opponents: Abraham Lincoln and Habeas Corpus

Abraham Lincoln is known as "The Great Emancipator." But not many people know that during the Civil War, he jailed as many as 2,000 political opponents without charges or trial. The story in this episode revolves around what happened in Baltimore, Maryland in 1861 and why it led to the Mayor, the Police Chief, the entire City Council and many more being jailed indefinitely in a suspension of the writ of Habeas Corpus. Then we chat with entertainer Brandon Anderson and play the quick quiz! 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 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ

Genghis Khan's Bizarre Burial: Hidden Graves

There's an ancient legend that Mongolian Ruler Genghis Khan desired that no one ever know the location of his grave, so he sent an army of men to murder anyone who came in contact with the funeral procession. And it gets even more interesting than that! This episode explores the First Khan's funeral legend, other famous unknown grave sites and then we play with quick quiz with Comedian & Performer 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 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ

Critical Face Theory: Facebook and Facial Recognition

Since 2010, the popular social media platform Facebook has been compiling facial recognition data on its users in one of the most-advanced and largest data set of the technology in history. In November of 2021, the company made the shocking announcement that they'd stop using facial recognition and would begin deleting users' facial recognition data from their servers. In this episode, we explore the history of facial recognition and explore its wins and losses. Then we chat with speaker, author and consultant, Brian Miller. 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 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ

The Worst Video Game in History: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

In 1982, Atari released a video game to cash in on the popularity of the movie E.T. The game for Atari 2600 was rushed to production and has been panned as the worst video game of all time. But did Atari try to cover up their mistake by burying millions of game cartridges in a landfill? In this episode, we talk about the development of the game and find out if the Internet says it's true. Then we chat with Author, Speaker and Mind-Reader Jonathan Pritchard for the Quick Quiz! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Get half off when you sign up for an annual plan at One Day University: http://onedayu.com/internet Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ

Tell-Tale Shark: Jimmy Smith's Arm

This week's episode is a true crime tale - a shark spits up a human arm in a Sidney aquarium and it leads to one of Australia's most notorious - and strangest - murder cases. This shocking story from 1935 is a crazy one! Then we chat with Amma Marfo for the quick quiz! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Get half off when you sign up for an annual plan at One Day University: http://onedayu.com/internet Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ

A Titanic Hero at Dunkirk: Charles Lightoller

Charles Lightoller was the Second Officer on board the ill-fated maiden voyage of the H.M.S. Titanic. Only saved by an exploding boiler, he went on to a notable life and may have been responsible for saving hundreds of lives during the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk. In this episode, we talk about the Titanic, Charles Lightoller and the heroic actions in Dunkirk, France. Then we invite Comedian and Circus Performer Jonathan Burns on to play the quick quiz! To see Bob and Louie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH5JvkoEzXM Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Get half off when you sign up for an annual plan at One Day University: http://onedayu.com/internet Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ

The Anti-Mask Controversy: It's Not New

"Anti-Mask" rants have taken over school board meetings, city council meetings, airplanes and stores throughout America. But did people act like this during the Flu Pandemic of 1918? In this episode, we examine what happened during the "Spanish Flu" when mask mandates were put into effect. Then we chat with Comedian Kelly Collette for the quick quiz! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Get half off when you sign up for an annual plan at One Day University: http://onedayu.com/internet Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ

The Cobra Effect: Unintended Consequences in British India

The Cobra Effect is a story of unintended consequences. In British-controlled India, the government tried to offer an incentive to help curb the rampant deadly cobra problem. Their solution backfired. This is the story of the model that economist & sociologists call the "Cobra Effect." Then comedy writer Jimmy Mak comes on the show to play the quick quiz! 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 access to Joke/Story/Trick, visit http://JokeStoryTrick.com For 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ East of Tunesia by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100246 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

The Confederados: The Confederate Flag Flies in Brazil

After the U.S. Civil War, somewhere between 8,000-20,000 Confederates fled to Brazil where they established their own colony. Even today, you'll see the Confederate Flag flying there as they celebrate the "Festa Confederada" every Spring. In this episode, we examine this strange immigration story and chat with Actress and Comedian Jackie Tohn. Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For access to Joke/Story/Trick, visit http://JokeStoryTrick.com For 15% at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://scottevest.cwv7.net/a3VBZ