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120-Merkins?

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Wigs can be worn for all kinds of various reasons. They can change your appearance when you are trying to be someone else, or a toupe’e for instance can make you feel more like yourself. The same goes for the merkin. It’s put to use when hair is needed down there. This episode is all about the pubic wig.

This was a listener request. Be careful what you wish for.

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119-Egg Nog?

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For years we have been threatening to record an episode about nog. After years of shooting it down, we have finally decided to give it a go. As it turns out nog had a rich and frothy backstory. So join us to learn everything from George Washington’s personal eggnog recipe to the traditional way a wooden nogging is carved.

 

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117-Snallygaster?

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The Snallygaster is a Maryland based cryptid whose description is so bizarre that is almost sounds like some kind of Lovecraftian horror. Half eagle, half reptile with razor sharp teeth so hard and dark they look like steel. It has wings to small for its body but yet it flies. It has one large eye in the middle of its forehead like some kind of reptile cyclops. it also has tentacles coming out of its mouth like it has a large octopus as a tongue. Beware the Snallygaster, especially if you are a drinker. We have heard it has a fondness for moonshine.

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116-Weird Cars?

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Since the invention of the combustion engine in 1794 we have dreamed up some amazing vehicles.  We try to pick out the strangest for this episode.

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114-Fireworks?

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Celebrations all over the world are often punctuated with the glow of magnificent fireworks. We tried to find the weirdest, largest and most grand to discuss.

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113-Yoga?

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Yoga is an practice that is physical, mental and spiritual. Thought to be five thousand years or possibly older there are many branches or types of yoga. We are joined by our friend Jenny Hoffman to discuss all the yoga.

Special Guest: Jenny Hoffman


112-Charity gone Bad?

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We all know its good to be altruistic and give a little sometimes. People give to charity for all kinds of reasons: goodwill, empathy, empowerment, tax breaks. There are some people however that take advantage of other kindness. Sometimes when you try to help tings can go awry.

111-Language of Flowers?

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Spring is here and the flowers are blooming. Nature makes some strange flowers and we try to speak their language.

110-Weird Floods?

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Typically when you think of flooding, you think of water. In this episode we search for stories beyond your normal flood. More than just weather related, we have food floods and gross floods.


109-Sake?

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Sake or sometimes known as rice wine is an ancient and reviled beverage in several Asian cultures. Although more akin to beer in the brewing process, when it comes to flavor it is closer to wine. It can be drank at a variety of temperatures, as well as in cocktails. Through researching and recording this episode Chris and Joe realized that Sake is wholly its own unique alcohol.