Slapdash Podcast

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

044. The Art of Poetry

June 29th, 2020

O Podcast, My Podcast!  In this episode, we read our favorite poems, discuss their meanings, and reflect on the art of poetry.  This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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

Adventure by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6092-adventure 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

Mystery Bazaar by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4107-mystery-bazaar 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

Red Mystery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5104-red-mystery 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

Melancholia by Lilo Sound
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5859-melancholia 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

The Waltz Of The Kindness by MusicLFiles
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6283-the-waltz-of-the-kindness 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

Morning Of Hope by Rafael Krux
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5688-morning-of-hope- 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

Re-Slap: History of Movies (9.16.19)

June 27th, 2020

This episode was first released on 9.16.19.

Ever wonder how movies came to be?  In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss movies and the film industry from the late 1800's to modern day.

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

043. The Art of Dystopia

June 25th, 2020

Tyrannical governments, mass surveillance, and uprisings galore! In this episode, we discuss great works of dystopian literature and film. This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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

042. The Science of Sleep

June 22nd, 2020

REM cycles, night terrors, and the startling effects of sleep deprivation.  In this episode, we dive into the science of sleep.

This episode is sponsored by 606 Iron.

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

041. Top 20 Television Shows of the 90’s

June 18th, 2020

Urkel, Fresh Prince, Seinfeld, and other cultural icons defined 90's television.  In this episode, we discuss the Top 20 television shows of the 90's, 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/

040. History of Impossible Odds

June 15th, 2020

What are the odds of winning the lottery twice with the same numbers? What are the odds of one person being struck by lightning seven times?  In this episode, we discuss true stories of people who experienced situations with near impossible odds.

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

039. History of The Twilight Zone

June 8th, 2020

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Join us as we discuss the history of ... The Twilight Zone!

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

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/)