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Most Recent Episodes

Weird Stories Your History Teacher Should Have Taught You

Take a walk down memory lane with us as we revisit some of our most popular weird history segments.

The Way We Were: A Look Back at Our First Episode

We take a (slightly cringe-y) look back at our very first episode.

Resolutions: Ditch America, Live Off the Grid and MYOB

Find out whether we kept our 2017 resolutions and what we hope to do in 2018 in this bite-sized episode.

Coolio Awards: The Best and Worst of 2017 Pop Culture

We're honoring 2017 with an (off-kilter) awards ceremony.

It's Not Xmas Until You Hear Patti LaBelle Butcher This Holiday Classic

Our holiday gift to you: this clip of Patti LaBelle not knowing the words to "This Christmas."

It's Not Xmas Until You Hear Patti LaBelle Butcher This Holiday Classic

How to Survive Your Family, Long Flights and Bad Food This Holiday Season

Tips on how to make the most of this holiday season.

How to Survive Your Family, Long Flights and Bad Food This Holiday Season

Keeping It � : Fans Take Over

To celebrate our 100th episode, we turned over the show to you — the listeners!

Keep Calm and Don't Marry Your Cousin

We enlist one of our moms to offer insights about the royal engagement, dig up bizarre medieval death records, and feel disappointed in Lena Dunham, Gwen Stefani, and basically everyone else.

What 'Stranger Things' and a Young Mary J. Blige Have in Common

Can 'Stranger Things' evolve like Mary J. Blige did? What are sex rehabs frequented by Harvey Weinstein types like? How bad was the Norwegian butter crisis of 2011? All will be revealed.

Thanks for Everything, Rihanna! Thanks for Nothing, 2017!

Gratitude for Rihanna helps us fight the darkness, and we take a trip through the Bible Belt with a bunch of gays.

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