Slapdash Podcast

Two college professors discuss history, science, pop culture, and everything else!

038. History of Attempted Presidential Assassinations

June 1st, 2020

Roosevelt, Ford, and Jackson were among the many U.S. presidents who were nearly killed by maniacs.  In this episode, we discuss several failed presidential assassinations and the individuals responsible.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

037. History of Mass Hysteria

May 25th, 2020

In this episode, we discuss historical examples of society seeing things that aren't there, dancing uncontrollably, and collectively inciting mass hysteria.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

036. Top 20 Disney Movies

May 18th, 2020

In this episode, we take a trip inside the Disney vault to discuss the Top 20 Disney movies, as voted by listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Hyperfun by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3891-hyperfun 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

035. History of the Russian Revolution

May 11th, 2020

Social unrest, assassination, and revolution!  In this episode, we discuss the fall of the Romanov dynasty and the rise of communism in Russia.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

034. Game Show Scandals

May 4th, 2020

With thousands of dollars on the line, do all contestants play by the rules?  In this episode, we discuss the dark history of American game shows.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

033. Top 20 Cereals

April 27th, 2020

Grab a bowl, and pass the milk! In this episode, we share a list of the greatest cereals of all-time, as voted by listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

032. Science of Population Growth

April 20th, 2020

Each second, 4.3 people are born, and 2 people die. This means that the world's population increases by 2.3 people every second. Join us as we discuss the science and controversy of human population growth.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

031. History of Walmart & Ford

April 13th, 2020

Walmart and Ford have each changed the way our world operates. Join us as we discuss the history behind these American titans of industry.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

030. Top 20 Candy Bars

April 6th, 2020

Savory, crunchy, smooth, and chocolate!  In this episode, we count down the Top 20 candy bars, as voted by listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Funny Adventures by WinnieTheMoog
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6048-funny-adventures 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ 

029. Stranger Kentucky Things (Part 2)

March 30th, 2020

UFO chasing, Gravity Hill, lizard men, and Spring-heeled Jack. In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss more strange and unnatural phenomenon across our old Kentucky home.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

028. Top 20 Board Games

March 23rd, 2020

Roll the dice, draw the card, or move the piece! Join us as we count down the Top 20 board games, as voted by listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Retro Gamer 2 by Mikael Hellman
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5836-retro-gamer-2 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

027. Art of Baseball [Interview w/ Bill Simpson]

March 16th, 2020

Dr. Bill Simpson, co-author of "Our Game Too: Asian Pacific Americans in Major League Baseball," joins Shannon and Jason to discuss America's favorite pastime.  Bill shares his inspiration for the book, and the group reflects on the history and art of American baseball.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

026. Top 20 Superheroes

March 9th, 2020

Look up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's a new episode of slapdash! Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the Top 20 superheroes, as ranked by listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Epic Blockbuster 2 by Rafael Krux
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5644-epic-blockbuster-2- 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

025. Stranger Kentucky Things (Part 1)

March 2nd, 2020

Meat showers, goblin sightings, and the infamous Goatman. In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss strange and unnatural phenomenon across our old Kentucky home.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

024. Sports Scandals

February 24th, 2020

Deflated footballs, performance enhancers, and signal stealing. In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss the dark side of professional sports.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

023. History of Cryptids

February 17th, 2020

Is Bigfoot hiding on the Appalachian Trail? Does the Loch Ness Monster inhabit a lake in the Scottish Highlands? In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss the mythos and history behind the world's most legendary cryptids.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

022. Top 20 Restaurants in America

February 10th, 2020

Burgers, pizza, fries, and ice cream!  In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss the Top 20 restaurants in America, as voted by slapdash listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Future Logo Intro" by WinnieTheMoog (https://taigasoundprod.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

021. Science of the Living Dead

February 3rd, 2020

Are zombies possible in the natural world? If they did exist, would they be an unstoppable force or a useless bag of bones?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history and science behind ghouls, walkers, and the undead.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

020. Top 20 Wrestlers of All Time

January 27th, 2020

In this episode, Shannon and Jason listen to iconic theme songs and discuss the Top 20 wrestlers of all time, as ranked by slapdash listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

019. History’s Unsolved Mysteries

January 20th, 2020

Some of the greatest mysteries in history have yet to be solved.  In this episode, join Shannon and Jason as they discuss Jack the Ripper, the Bermuda Triangle, the "Wow!" signal, and other mysteries that continue to baffle the world.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

018. History of 80’s Action Cartoons

January 13th, 2020

He-Man, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and other action cartoons defined the 80's.  Join Shannon and Jason as they listen to nostalgic theme songs and discuss the history and absurdity of these endearing childhood classics.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

017. Science of Time Travel

January 6th, 2020

Black holes, paradoxes, and time machines.  Will technology and physics allow us to visit the past and future?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the science of time travel.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

016. History of Arcades

December 30th, 2019

In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss the history of arcades, beginning from the "Golden Age" of the late 1970's and spanning through modern day.  The two reflect on their arcade experiences from childhood and share personal stories about mashing buttons and dropping quarters.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

015. History of Batman

December 23rd, 2019

In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss Batman, the most iconic and marketable superhero in American history.  From the controversial origins of the character to the multi-billion dollar Batman merchandising industry, this episode will leave you thinking, "Holy podcasts, Batman!"

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

014. The Polar Express [Live Show]

December 16th, 2019

Shannon and Jason travel to Stearns, KY and visit "The Polar Express" train ride event at Big South Fork Scenic Railway.  While broadcasting live from the railway's gift shop, the team discuss the Polar Express book and movie, interview the organizer of the event, and reflect on Christmases long ago.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms

"Holly Jolly Christmas" by Michael Bublé

013. Conspiracy Theories from Outer Space

December 9th, 2019

Do aliens communicate through corn fields?  Is the U.S. government suppressing information about UFOs?  In this episode, Shannon and Jason explore these questions and other conspiracy theories from outer space.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

012. Art of the Fiction Novel [Interview w/ Will Lavender]

December 2nd, 2019

Will Lavender, New York Times Bestselling author of "Obedience" and "Dominance," joins Shannon and Jason to discuss the art of the fiction novel.  Will shares his experiences as a writer, and the group reflects on the personal impact of modern and classic novels.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

011. History of Facebook & Disney

November 25th, 2019

Facebook and Disney are among the most valuable companies in the world. Join Shannon and Jason as they explore the fascinating history of these commercial juggernauts.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

010. Science of Colonizing Mars

November 18th, 2019

What will it take to sustain a human colony on Mars?  Which countries already have plans for sending humans to Mars?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the challenges, benefits, and science behind colonizing the red planet.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

009. Science of Virtual Reality [Interview w/ Chad Lawson]

November 11th, 2019

How soon will virtual reality (VR) invade our daily lives? Chad Lawson, a VR enthusiast and technology guru, joins Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history, status, and future of VR technologies.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)