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90.5.5 : Superpowers Re-released
Sep 27 • 25 min
Superman has a litany of abilities. Why then, does he not use all of the tools at his disposal to resolve conflicts? I posit an answer in this episode and propose a new use for superpowers. We add MegaCon Tampa Bay 2018 to our “Man on the Street” for this…
90.5 : Spiderverse (Another Spider-man Movie) Re-released
Sep 25 • 43 min
As the release of a new Spiderman movie approaches, I thought I’d ask the Man on the Street of MegaCon Tampa Bay 2018 what they long to see in the upcoming film. Plus, let’s take another listen to my version of the perfect Spiderverse movie.
: Bonus 15 : Teen Titans GO! to the Movies
Sep 17 • 14 min
We GO! to the movies and see a great one! Here’s our review of this “rad” animated film.
090 : Celebrities In 2D
Sep 12 • 19 min
This episode is dedicated to my Grandma… Happy 86th Birthday! I hope you enjoy this story about Grandma and her 2D boyfriend.
089 : Equines
Aug 31 • 11 min
Join us as we discuss an entry on our bucket list, a sound that must be heard during one’s lifetime. Mostly because of where this sound is hear, but also because it’s kind of weird.
088 : Cats vs Dogs
Aug 24 • 27 min
Are you a cat person or a dog person? Find out the results of our poll and I’ll tell you which side I’m on.
087 : It’s Pronounced Nucular
Aug 7 • 9 min
I could care less if this episode goes off more like a damp squid than a nucular explosion. But I hope you join us as we discuss the personality quirk of correcting other’s speech.
086 : I’m So Bored
Jul 30 • 12 min
Umph… I’m just too bored to write a description.
085 : Days of Past Futures
Jul 26 • 11 min
Is it possible that there is no time traveling mechanic that makes the possibility fun and exciting? Is it true that time travel leads to nothing but suffering and ruin? Join us as we discuss this chrono-conundrum.
084 : The NBA Remastered
Jul 19 • 12 min
A prior love, now just looked upon with fond memories. Basketball was once an important part of my life. Reminisce with me now about the NBA.
083 : Tools of the Trade with Jeff Dekal
Jul 16 • 12 min
We caught up with Jeff Dekal at Florida SuperCon in Ft. Lauderdale to talk about his art, and the tools of his trade.
: Bonus 14 : It’s My Turn to Rant About Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jul 11 • 19 min
There are dinosaurs… there’s a volcano… oh, and so much more! Join us for a review of the Triassic terror that is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
082 : I Wonder About the Origins of Bread
Jul 4 • 17 min
There’s nothing like freshly baked bread… I wonder who invented or figured out how to bake bread. Join us as we explore this question and Wonder Bread.
081 : Rabbits
Jun 26 • 19 min
Do you know the difference between rabbits and hares? In this episode we discuss some of our favorite bunnies.
80.5 : Unicorns Rereleased
Jun 22 • 14 min
The elusive but extremely popular unicorn… many claim they are real, but no one can find them. Do they exist just because we want them to? Let’s examine how people came to believe in this legendary creature.
080 : Stone Fruit
Jun 20 • 14 min
What does the University of Central Florida Knights national football championship have to do with a conspiracy 150 years in the making? What does a stone fruit, have to do with baseball? Join us and The Presidents of the United States of America as we…
79.5 : Fortunes Remastered
Jun 18 • 12 min
More wishes! You always wish for more wishes. In this episode we discuss fortunes, horoscopes, and Tom Hanks.
079 : Origami
Jun 15 • 13 min
Have you ever made an origami crane? There’s more to this ancient art of folding paper than recreational art. In this episode we explore how the study of origami is advancing technology and innovation.
078 : Diners, Drive Ins, and Other Food Establishments
Jun 11 • 16 min
In this episode we discuss hot dogs, a nightmare meatloaf, the Gambler, exactly what America wants, and several restaurants you should patronize.
077 : Let’s Go Phishing… Scam Emails and Phone Calls
Jun 8 • 22 min
There sure are a lot of scam emails and phone calls these days. We discuss some of the more common ones and a few of the things you can do to protect yourself.
076 : Heavenly Bodies… Harbingers of Doom
Jun 4 • 13 min
In this episode, we discuss the morality of immortality and the fact that even if the reaper of age and disease doesn’t getcha, another reaper in the form of a giant ball of rock hurtling through space might.
075 : Krill
May 31 • 12 min
This important animal is one almost everyone has heard of but knows very little about. Let’s learn about them together.
74.5 : Toilet Humor Remastered
May 29
Fart jokes and anecdotes. Whether your first reaction is to giggle or scoff, we discuss why people find flushing funny.
074 : Where, Oh Where, Did My Weezer Go?
May 28 • 13 min
They may still look like Buddy Holly, but the band I once knew is no more. Join us as we discuss a band that, for me, had it… then lost it.
073 : Memes
May 24 • 14 min
Memes fill the internet, and yet, very few people know where the word “meme” comes from. In this episode we take a closer look at some of your favorites and ask if there is any meme sharing etiquette we should be following.
: Bonus 13 : Minnesota
May 18 • 38 min
The mighty Mississip, cheese, malls, and waffles. You’ve guessed it… we’re talking about Minnesota.
072 : Lines. Or is it Queues?
May 9 • 14 min
First come, first served for our latest episode of What’s In a Podcast. Join us as we discuss waiting in line.
: Bonus 12 : Isle of Dogs
May 9 • 27 min
It has been said that we can be very negative and critical when reviewing movies… Isle of Dogs is an exception. Join us for this bonus episode where we discuss why we love this film.
71.5 : Doom Remastered
Apr 30 • 13 min
Once again, the end is nigh. Join us as we remaster Doom, and discuss how humanities destruction might come about.
071 : Musical Instruments
Apr 26 • 20 min
Do you aspire to play the piano or ukelele? How about the theremin or hydraulophone? In this episode we talk about a few common and a few uncommon musical instruments.
070 : Vocals with RED’s Michael Barnes
Apr 23 • 14 min
What do Mongolian throat singing, rock music, and camel rides have in common? 101.1 WJRR’s Earth Day Birthday, where we had the honor to speak with a truly stand-up guy… Michael Barnes from the band RED.
69.5 : Dinosaurs Remastered
Apr 16 • 11 min
Our second episode is now better than ever in this remastered edition. They’re big, they’re mean, and sometimes they make me cry. In this episode we discuss dinosaurs.
069 : Height
Apr 13 • 22 min
What’s 379.1 feet tall, about 2,000 years old and still growing? Find out in this episode as we explore a few of the benefits and disadvantages associated with height.
68.5 : Silence Remastered
Apr 11 • 12 min
It was our first episode… and now it has been remastered.
068 : Self Deprecation
Apr 9 • 13 min
Pride cometh before the fall! In this episode we talk about a band who may have been accused of many things but being prideful is definitely not one of them. Join us as we discuss one of our favorite bands, Reel Big Fish, and their self deprecating songs.
: Bonus 11 : It’s Another Spreadsheet
Apr 6 • 62 min
For this bonus episode we use another spreadsheet to evaluate several movies we’ve seen in theaters thanks to MoviePass.
67.5 Free Will Remastered
Mar 28 • 14 min
In this episode we ask the question “Do we have free will?”. Spoiler alert… Maybe.
: Bonus 10 : A Not So Random Selection of Episodes from King of The Hill
Mar 27 • 49 min
Join us as we discuss the arrogance of certain Child Protective Service officers, ideas for how to date a mannequin head, “Humpty’s revenge”, chicken thighs, getting away with cheating, and “Barkingham Palace” - all while we review a handful of episodes…
067 : Cows
Mar 23 • 28 min
With hundreds of years of refined breeding and ranching, today’s cows are more than just one of Old Mac Donald’s farm animals. In fact, some cattle are making quite a name for themselves. Join us as we discuss this incredible bovine.
066 : Qu’ils Mangent de la Brioche
Mar 19 • 14 min
French bread… the guillotine… Julia Child… Rush… They all make an appearance in this episode of What’s In a Podcast. Join us as we discuss a commonly misunderstood, cliched expression… “Let them eat cake!”
065 : Anniversaries
Mar 15 • 19 min
We can’t believe it’s been one year since the first episode of What’s In A Podcast was released. To mark the occasion we thought we’d talk about anniversaries. What anniversaries do you celebrate?
064 : Action Figures Again
Mar 12 • 25 min
Kung Fu Grip… Flying Headbutt Action… Stink Powers? Action figures from our childhood came in many forms, and gave us huge amounts of joy. Whether you had full play sets or just used cardboard boxes, it didn’t really matter as long as you were having fun.…
: Bonus 9 : You Might Be An Engineer If…
Mar 9 • 53 min
Join us for this bonus episode where we use a spreadsheet to compare and contrast several bands/artist we’ve seen live.
063 : Action Figures
Mar 6 • 11 min
What’s your favorite action figure? Join us as we reminisce a little and look at the origin of the action figure.
062 : Covers with Mustard Plug
Feb 26 • 15 min
Prince may not be a fan, but cover songs are a staple within the music industry. Covers allow concert goers to sing along with familiar tunes performed in a different way by their favorite artists. They also allow bands to pay tribute to, or take the…
061 : A Soundtrack For Life
Feb 22 • 23 min
If your life was like a sitcom or a movie and there was a score that played, what type of song or music would you hear?
060 : A Family and Their Alien Friend
Feb 19 • 14 min
What do E.T. and Full House have in common? Well… Not much really. But if we smash them together, we might just end up with a great premise for a TV show. Join us in this episode as we discuss a family comedy featuring a small, brown, furry alien.
059 : Did I Hear That Right?
Feb 15 • 18 min
Have you ever caught yourself listening to a song and all of a sudden you have to ask yourself, “What are they singing about?” In this episode we’ll examine song lyrics and their impact on the music we love.
058 : One More Song!
Feb 12 • 14 min
With the rising tide of hipsters, the number of vinyl records sold is increasing year over year. They tell you it’s because vinyl is the best medium for consuming music. Join us in this episode as we try to determine if they’re right.
057 : Slang
Feb 9 • 16 min
Are you hip to the lingo of today? How about the lexicon of yesteryear? In this episode we talk about the comings and goings of words/phrases and their ever changing meanings.
056 : Karaoke
Feb 5 • 13 min
In order to participate in the Olympics, one must be an amateur. Everyday, all across the world amateurs belt out a tune. I wonder if karaoke will ever be considered to be part of the games. Join us as we discuss an activity that is simultaneously reviled…
055 : I Need a Vacation
Feb 2 • 17 min
I’ve taken some time off of work, but haven’t had a real vacation for a while. This got me thinking about what a vacation is, and what makes for an enjoyable and relaxing time. Join us as we reminisce about vacations past and hear what the “Man on the…
054 : Earworms
Jan 29 • 12 min
WARNING: This episode might make you angry. But I think you’ll still enjoy our discussion about those pesky songs that get stuck in your head. In preparation for our attendance at the Earth Day Birthday and Northern Invasion music festivals, we thought…
053 : Useless and Weird Talents
Jan 25 • 15 min
“Look what I can do”… nothing good has ever followed this phrase. In this episode we discuss the strange skills we insist on showing others. We even meet someone who can predict earthquakes in the “Man on the Street”.
052 : Music Festivals
Jan 22
Next month kicks off a season of music for the What’s In a Podcast hosts. Mustard Plug in February, 311 and Bush in March, Earth Day Birthday in April, and Northern Invasion in May. To put it mildly, I am looking forward to hearing some of my favorite…
051: What I Learned From Fairytales
Jan 18 • 14 min
Once upon a time… harsh lessons were passed down from generation to generation in the form of magical fairytales… but these stories were often darker and not as pleasant as their current versions. So, join us as we discuss fairytales and hopefully live…
050 : There’s a Merch Table in the Back
Jan 15 • 20 min
In this episode we talk about the ubiquitous merch table. So listen in, and hopefully there are some large shirts left.
049 : Unicorns
Jan 10 • 13 min
The elusive but extremely popular unicorn… many claim they are real, but no one can find them. Do they exist just because we want them to? Let’s examine how people came to believe in this legendary creature.
048 : The Not Top 10
Jan 7 • 40 min
Not exactly Total Request Live with Carson Daly. Not exactly American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. It’s the Not Top 10 with What’s In a Podcast. We asked you what songs you dislike, listened to them, and then discuss them in this episode.
047 : Cosplay
Jan 3 • 12 min
Be yourself, only as someone else. Don’t call it “dress up”, it’s cosplay.
: Lost Episode 1 : Longshot
Jan 1 • 21 min
This episode was inspired by The Unmade Podcast’s suggestion for a podcast about a fictitious sport called Tommyball. We call our game Longshot. We hope you enjoy the play by play for the first half of a game between the University of Central Florida and…
: Bonus 8 : Jumanji 2017
Dec 29, 2017 • 37 min
Statler and Waldorf should count their blessings they get to watch The Muppet Show instead of Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle. A family friendly film for the holidays this is not. Skip the film and check out our discussion of the latest evidence that…
: Bonus 7 : MOS 2017
Dec 28, 2017 • 152 min
We wanted to thank all of those that participated in our “Man on the Street” segments throughout our first year podcasting. The result, is a truly EPIC episode.
046 : She Made Me Watch It
Dec 27, 2017 • 22 min
Heat some milk, grab a packet of Swiss Miss and crack open a bag of mini marshmallows… in this episode of What’s In a Podcast we force one of our hosts to watch A Big Hand for the Little Lady.
045 : It’s a Beautiful Day We’re Having
Dec 25, 2017 • 15 min
The weather is something that we must contend with day in and day out. Maybe this is why weather is a staple in conversation. In this episode we discuss the weather we experienced on several Christmases.
044 : Penguins
Dec 21, 2017 • 16 min
The most formal of animals… they wear a tuxedo; they swim in the ocean; they regurgitate fish to feed their young. Join us as we discuss Aves Sphenisciformes, or the Penguin.
: Bonus 6 : What is Star Wars?
Dec 18, 2017 • 24 min
We thought we had an idea of what Star Wars is, but after seeing the Episode 8 we started to wonder. In this episode we discuss what we think Star Wars is and what we expect out of the movies.
043 : Deltiology
Dec 11, 2017 • 16 min
So you want to give the gift of social obligation? No problem. Just send a postcard. In this episode of What’s In a Podcast we discuss deltiology.
042 : Blue Moon
Dec 6, 2017 • 21 min
There are waxing crescents and waning crescents; waxing gibbous and waning gibbous; full and new; there are wolf, harvest, and Jovian. But it’s “Blue Moons” that have become associated with rare events. In this episode we discuss some of the amazing rare…
041 : What a Coincidence
Dec 4, 2017 • 12 min
From the survivor of multiple shipwrecks, to a precocious little scamp, we explore those things in life that can only be explained by assigning them the term “coincidence”.
040 : Smell of the Week
Nov 28, 2017 • 14 min
There’s a hint of something in the air and it seems familiar… you breathe in and yes, you’re instantly recalling a connected memory. Smells are often tied to our memories. Let’s find out what the smell of the week is and what memories it conjures. Notes:…
: Bonus 5 : What is Art?
Nov 13, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode we are joined by a very special guest. The creator of Korgi, Christian Slade joins us to elucidate on the definition of “art”.
039 : Snub Me Will You?!
Nov 6, 2017 • 16 min
“Three years ago I farted on Jessica Simpson”. -Josh Sneed Join us in this episode as we discuss being snubbed and those that will not stand for such an insult. How would you take revenge on someone who snubs you?
38.5 : Fifty-Fifty Revisited
Nov 1, 2017 • 24 min
We just couldn’t leave it to chance and wanted to tell you a little more. Join us as we revisit this topic with commentary on coin flips of note, historic coin flipping, and more pop culture references.
038 : Fifty-Fifty
Oct 29, 2017 • 57 min
You have a coin perched on your finger. Your thumb is at the ready. And you flick, listening to that satisfying “ting” sound as the coin goes end over end through the air. Heads is called… You catch the coin and smack it onto the back of your hand. What…
37.5 : Ice
Oct 24, 2017 • 19 min
Imagine a world without slurpees and ice cream … it wasn’t all that long ago that ice was not a common commodity. In this episode, I’ll tell you how we came to love everything cold thanks to “The Ice King.”
: Bonus 4 : My Little Pony - The Movie
Oct 16, 2017 • 71 min
Thanks everypony for joining us for this bonus episode where we discuss a movie of friendship, magic, parties, hippos, and pirates! Here’s our review of My Little Pony - The Movie (2017).
037 : Multi-Level Marketing
Oct 9, 2017 • 14 min
Once I was offered a “free” lunch where I was introduced to an exciting opportunity to sell phone service. Not to sound cliche, but there really is no such thing a “free” lunch. Don’t be seduced by the false claims of multi-level marketing schemes.
036 : Thoughts on Vegas
Oct 3, 2017 • 17 min
October 1st 2017 is yet another day we will remember. Sadly, it is because of the evil perpetrated on that day. In this episode I discuss thoughts on the subject, and give a personal account that may allow me to empathize with the victims. Notes: Thanks…
035 : Group/Line Dances
Sep 28, 2017 • 9 min
Would you dance? Would you dance if everyone around you were doing the same moves? These are the questions we must ask ourselves before we step to the left, then step to the right, and join in with the group. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro…
34.5 : Kangaroos
Sep 28, 2017 • 17 min
They’re an invasive menace and travel in mobs, sacrifice body and comfort for their children, can leap over a wall in a single bounce, and they are prize-winning boxers. They come in numerous types and sizes, are limited to one continent, and yet they…
034 : Mermaids
Sep 25, 2017 • 14 min
Why do mermaids remind me of vampires? Listen to this episode about the half-woman, half-fish creatures to find out. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Mermaid Legend “Reference”
: Bonus 3 : Birth of the Dragon
Sep 21, 2017 • 18 min
Join us for a review of the movie Birth of the Dragon. We discuss the film that showcases the hard-hitting, nunchucks-throwing, and big-hearted Bruce Lee as he seeks to introduce the world to Kung Fu. We hope you enjoy our commentary …and invite you to…
033 : Death Note
Sep 15, 2017 • 13 min
In this episode we discuss whether or not watching the Netflix movie adaptation will ruin the amazing story of Death Note in our eyes. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music “My Friend’s Over You” - New Found Glory
032 : NFL
Sep 15, 2017 • 14 min
The 2017 NFL season has started, so there is no better time to do an episode exploring the gridiron. So grab a pigskin for a bit of toss in the back yard and crank up “What’s In a Podcast”. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music “All My Rowdy…
31.5 : Pen and Paper Games
Aug 31, 2017 • 17 min
Wanna play a game? For these games - all you need is a pen and paper. Get ready, let’s play! Notes: Thanks to Mark for Intro and Outro Music zenseeker.net’s Paper Pen Games papg.com’s Pencil and Paper Games Big Bang Theory Win, Lose or Draw Draw Something
031 : This One Time in High School
Aug 28, 2017 • 12 min
This episode is rated PG-13. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music
: Bonus 2 : Beyond
Aug 23, 2017 • 79 min
We thought we would enjoy watching a nice movie at home. “I heard Star Trek : Beyond was good”, I said. I was wrong. Join us as we discuss one of my least favorite movies of all time. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music Make it So-So Podcast
030 : The Virtue of Selfishness
Aug 15, 2017 • 17 min
Patience is a virtue. And believe it or not, so is selfishness. Join us in this episode we talk about altruism, rational selfishness, and self-esteem. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music Flogging Molly - So Sail On Flyleaf - So Sick Kid…
29.5 : Auto Mechanics
Aug 3, 2017 • 19 min
Do you fix and/or tinker with your vehicle or are you more likely to call someone else for maintenance and breakdowns? Let’s find out how much you know about car mechanics. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music America’s Automotive IQ…
029 : The Borrowers or Dude, Where’s My Stuff?
Jul 31, 2017 • 16 min
We’ve all been both perpetrator and victim of borrowed and un-returned items. Join us in this episode as we discuss this all too common part of life, and Judge Judy’s bread and butter. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music UHF UHF the Movie
28.5 : Narwhals
Jul 27, 2017 • 19 min
Magical and mysterious creatures- we take a look at the unicorn of the sea… the Narwhal. What do scientists really know about them? Let’s dive in… Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music Narwhal sounds Narwhal Discoveries Arctic Research…
028 : Animaniacs
Jul 24, 2017 • 22 min
You all know what it’s time for. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music Animaniacs References
27.5 : Yard Sales
Jul 19, 2017 • 20 min
How much will you pay for my junk… I mean treasures! Do you like to attend or host yard sales? We provide the best strategies for a successful garage sale. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music Neon Hitch Statisticbrain.com Adventures in…
027 : Bubba Ho-Tep
Jul 17, 2017 • 15 min
“Give me some sugar baby”. Wait… No… That’s from a different movie. Join us as we discuss another of Bruce Campbell’s great performances, Bubba Ho-Tep. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music Bubba Ho-Tep
026 : Death
Jul 12, 2017 • 13 min
It’s a part of life. Loss, passing on, taking a dirt nap… However we express it, we all face death. We may be unsure of what the next life will bring, but we can have hope. In this episode of “What’s In a Podcast” we discuss death. Notes: Thanks to Mark…
: Bonus 1 : Pop
Jul 5, 2017 • 53 min
Seaworld Orlando : Pop - It’s a bubble show, and we talk about it. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro/Outro Music
025 : Chopsticks
Jun 28, 2017 • 10 min
In this episode we discuss chopsticks. The episode even has a theme song. Can you use chopsticks? I prefer a different method for eating rice-centric dishes. NOTES: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music Jerry Seinfeld My preferred method
024 : Giant Anteaters
Jun 26, 2017 • 10 min
In this episode we discuss enormous insectivores, otherwise known as giant anteaters. Whether you’ve seen one, or the name just invokes the image of a strange creature, I’m sure you have strong impressions about these awesome creatures. Notes: Thanks to…
023 : Mustard Plug
Jun 21, 2017 • 10 min
Evil doers beware, and everyone raise your knees like you just don’t care. In this episode I introduce you and the “Man on the Street” to one of my favorite bands… Mustard Plug. Notes: Thanks to Mark for the Intro and Outro Music Mustard Plug