Why? The Podcast

Why? The Podcast

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Naked skydivers. Jeopardy champions. Rodeo clowns. Suzi Quatro. Professional mascots. Competitive eaters. Astronauts. Cherry Vanilla. Renaissance fair kings. Benjamin Franklin. Olympic Curlers. Mandalorians. Gay erotica writers. Mermaids. Fruit cake to…


Why? Episode 107- Haunted House Designer Leonard Pickel
Oct 19 • 34 min
Hauntrepreneur Leonard Pickel helps us scare up some frights in his haunted houses.
Why? Episode 106- Disney Legend Tom Nabbe
Oct 12 • 40 min
Disney Legend Tom Nabbe takes us on a tour of the happiest place on earth and his time with Walt.
Why? Episode 105- The Penguin Lady, Dyan deNapoli
Oct 5 • 29 min
The Penguin Lady keeps penguins safe the world round. And do they ever say ‘thanks’?
Why? Episode 104- Stripper Gurl Haggard
Sep 28 • 29 min
We take the stage with stripper and burlesque dancer Gurl Haggard
Why? Episode 103- From Prince & The Revolution, musician BrownMark
Sep 21 • 42 min
This is what it sounds like- when we talk with BrownMark from Prince & The Revolution
Why? Episode 102- Matt Owens from the Unclaimed Baggage Center
Sep 14 • 26 min
What’s inside a lost suitcase? We find out at the Unclaimed Baggage Center
Why? Episode 101- First African American Female NFL Coach Collette V Smith
Sep 7 • 42 min
Hike! We talk with the first African American female NFL coach, Collette V Smith
Why? Episode 100- Drummer Richie Ramone
Aug 31 • 30 min
Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! We rock out with Richie Ramone!
Why? Episode 99- Professional Mini Golf
Aug 24 • 40 min
We talk professional mini golf with pro Danny Baddeley and course owner Kyle Cutshaw. Plus, we have a newsletter!
Why? Episode 98 (Bonus!)- Competitive Dog Grooming with Rebecca Stern
Aug 20 • 21 min
We’ve gone to the dogs, or are a cut above or some other pun as we talk about the new documentary Well Groomed.
Why? Episode 97- A History of Contraception with Donna Drucker
Aug 17 • 31 min
Dr Donna Drucker about her new book on the history of contraception and how she wrote it.
Why? Episode 96- Action Park with Andy Mulvihill
Aug 10 • 27 min
Whatever nickname you gave it, Action Park was a one-of-a-kind amusement park. We talk with Andy Mulvihill about his dad’s dream.
Why? Episode 95- Cornhole with ACL Commissioner Stacey Moore
Aug 3 • 26 min
We take it to the hole… the corn hole, as we discuss America’s fastest growing sport.
Why? Episode 94- Baseball Groundskeeper Paul Zwaska
Jul 27 • 36 min
Game on! We learn about baseball groundskeeping with former Orioles groundskeeper Paul Zwaska
Why? Episode 93- Talking Head Chris Frantz
Jul 20 • 36 min
This must be the place- we talk with Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz
Why? Episode 92 (Bonus!)- Music Great John Ellison
Jul 15 • 20 min
It’s some kind of wonderful as we talk with musician & songwriter John Ellison
Why? Episode 91- Poly Dom Writer Tammy Jo Eckhart
Jul 13 • 30 min
Poly/Dom Writer Tammy Jo Eckhart talks with us about her life and her work.
Why? Episode 90 (Bonus!)- Blobfest 2020 with Bob Trate
Jul 8 • 17 min
The festival is coming from inside the house!!! We talk with Bob Trate from Blobfest 2020
Why? Episode 89- You Don’t Nomi with director Jeffrey McHale
Jul 6 • 34 min
Last chance for ice! We talk with You Dont Nomi director Jeffrey McHale
Why? Episode 88- Music Great Suzi Quatro
Jun 29 • 36 min
Can the can! We talk with rock legend Suzi Quatro about her new documentary
Why? Episode 87- Pizza Tours with Scott Wiener
Jun 22 • 29 min
We slice it up with Scott Wiener to talk about the history of pizza and his incredibly popular New York pizza tour.
Why? Episode 86- Jeopardy Champion & Author Sarah Jett Rayburn
Jun 15 • 36 min
Who is one of our favorite guests? Why, it’s Jeopardy! champion Sarah Jett Rayburn!
Why? Episode 85- Naked Skydiving with Jeff Dawson
Jun 8 • 34 min
Hold our pants! We go naked skydiving with Jeff Dawson from SANS
Why? Episode 84- US Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Anita Alvarez
Jun 1 • 38 min
Synchronized swimming Olympian Anita Alvarez joins us to talk about life in the water.
Why? Episode 83- Naked & Afraid Blur-er Erin T Gavin
May 25 • 33 min
We get Naked & Afraid with visual effects master Erin Gavin
Why? Episode 82- Tennis Great & Podcast Host Patrick McEnroe
May 18 • 35 min
We volley with Patrick McEnroe about his time on the tennis court and his new podcast
Why? Episode 81- Collecting Indiana Jones with Michael Miller
May 14 • 29 min
No time for love, Dr. Jones! Michael Miller talks about his Indiana Jones collection.
Why? Episode 80- Effin’ Birds with Aaron Reynolds
May 11 • 35 min
We talk with Aaron Reynolds, the creator of the hugely popular Effin Birds Twitter account
Why? Episode 79- Music Legend Cherry Vanilla
May 4 • 35 min
Cherry Vanilla talks about her time with Warhol, Bowie and her own time as a rock legend.
Why? Episode 78- Stuntwoman Rachel Harrison
Apr 27 • 41 min
Stuntwoman Rachel Harrison has been set on fire, jumped out of a plane and been buried alive. She then agreed to talk to us
Why? Episode 77- Boober Eats with Shon Boulden
Apr 20 • 31 min
Shon Boulden talks about Boober, the popular delivery service combining strippers & food.
Why? Episode 76- Hair Collecting with John Reznikoff
Apr 13 • 29 min
John Reznikoff talks about his world famous reknowned collection of famous hair
Why? Episode 75- Quidditch with Mary Kimball
Apr 6 • 28 min
We talk about the sport of quidditch with Mary Kimball from US Quidditch
Why? Episode 74- Isolation Movies with Bob Trate (Bonus!)
Apr 1 • 39 min
With so much time on our collective hands, people everywhere are now looking for more movies to watch. We re-connected with Bob Trate from the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, PA to talk about what he’s been watching and one way you can stay involved…
Why? Episode 73- XFL Tight End Jake Sutherland
Mar 30 • 25 min
Jake Sutherland from the New York Guardians talks about life in the XFL.
Why? Episode 72- The Obama-Biden Mysteries with Andrew Shaffer
Mar 23 • 42 min
Andrew Shaffer talks about his great Obama-Biden mystery series
Why? Episode 71- Heidi & Luke on The Love Pod Podcast (Bonus!)
Mar 20 • 32 min
It’s a special bonus episode as Heidi & Luke are guests on The Love Pod podcast
Why? Episode 70- The Star Wars AirBNB
Mar 16 • 25 min
We talk to the builder of the Star Wars AirBNB in Orlando, Florida
Why? Episode 69- Love is Blind with Mikey Cobb & Andy Rickert
Mar 9 • 42 min
Andy Rickert and Mikey Cobb take us inside the Love is Blind pods
Why? Episode 68- The Art of Pigcasso with Joanne Lefson
Mar 2 • 29 min
With brush in-mouth, Pigcasso is taking the art world by storm. We talk with Jo Lefson, her caretaker about Pigcasso’s unique career.
Why? Episode 67- Rage Rooms with Kea Tull
Feb 24 • 24 min
We talk with Kea Tull from the Philadelphia Rage Room about breaking stuff.
Why? Episode 66- Chess Boxing Champion Matt Thomas
Feb 17 • 29 min
Matt Thomas talks about the fine art of Chess Boxing.
Why? Episode 65- Dolphin Telepathy with writer Malcolm J Brenner
Feb 10 • 33 min
Malcolm Brenner talks about dolphin telepathy, dolphin romance and his books.
Why? Episode 64- Super Bowl Winning Mascot Dan Meers (Bonus Episode!)
Feb 5 • 15 min
We revisit our talk with Super Bowl winning mascot Dan Meers
Why? Episode 63- Flight Attendant Caroline Bright
Feb 3 • 35 min
We take to the air and talk with flight attendant Caroline Bright
Why? Episode 62- The Horror Bowl with Bob Trate
Jan 27 • 38 min
We talk the Horror Bowl & John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy with the Colonial Theater’s Bob Trate.
Why? Episode 61- Fruitcake Tossing in Colorado (Bonus Episode!)
Jan 23 • 12 min
What do you do with left over fruitcake? Throw it, of course!
Why? Episode 60- LGBTQ Romance Author Quinn Anderson
Jan 20 • 34 min
LGBTQ romance writer Quinn Anderson talks about fan fic, her writing routine and how to write good sex scenes.
Why? Episode 59- Cosplay with Rachel Devine
Jan 13 • 25 min
Rachel Devine gives us a look under the helmet and the fascinating world of cosplay.
Why? Episode 58- Curling with Team USA’s Korey Dropkin
Jan 6 • 27 min
Team USA’s Korey Dropkin talks to us about stone throwing and sweeping in the sport of curling.
Why? Episode 57- Talking Pete Seeger with Paul Suchow
Dec 30, 2019 • 41 min
Paul Suchow shares stories and memories about his friend, the great Pete Seeger
Why? Episode 56- Audiobook Narrator Sean Pratt
Dec 23, 2019 • 36 min
Sean Pratt joins us to talk about reading over 1,000 audiobooks and coaching.
Why? Episode 55- Deadtime Toys & Tattoos with Felix Cangas
Dec 16, 2019 • 35 min
We talk melted My Pretty Ponies and tattoo art with Felix Cangas and why furries like the same things we all do.
Why? Episode 54- Professional Mermaiding with The Mermaid Phantom
Dec 9, 2019 • 26 min
We talk professional mermaiding sea-side with the Mermaid Phantom
Why? Episode 53- Fruitcake with Hayden Crawford from Collin Street Bakery
Dec 2, 2019 • 32 min
It’s fruitcake season so we talk about it with Hayden Crawford from the world famous Collin Street Bakery.
Why? Episode 52- Cheeks by Mail with Papa Cheeks
Nov 25, 2019 • 26 min
We get to the bottom (pun intended) of things with the creator of Cheeks by Mail, the only website that lets you send gummy butts to anyone you’d like.
Why? Episode 51- The King of the Texas Renaissance Festival
Nov 18, 2019 • 31 min
When you’re at the Texas Renaissance Festival, it’s good to be the king.The fest is the largest renaissance festival in the country, with over half a million visitors every year. Having run every year since 1974, this fest has become legendary. We sat…
Why? Episode 50- Astronaut Mike Mullane
Nov 11, 2019 • 36 min
Astronaut Mike Mullane talks about his three flights into space and what he brought home with him.
Why? Episode 49- End of Life Care and Burlesque with Misty Lynn
Nov 4, 2019 • 33 min
We talk two things that don’t seem like they’ll go together- End of life care and bulesque dancing with Misty Lynn.
Why? Episode 48- Ben Franklin Impersonator Brian Patrick Mulligan
Oct 28, 2019 • 36 min
Ben Franklin impersonator Brian Patrick Mulligan talks about taking on the personality of the founding father.
Why? Episode 47- NHL Zamboni Driver Ali Murdock
Oct 21, 2019 • 25 min
Zamboni driver Ali Murdock talks about her time behind the wheel for an NHL team.
Why? Episode 46- Comic Book Writer Rob Feldman
Oct 14, 2019 • 25 min
Rob Feldman talks about his comic book series Cyko KO and the various adventures both he, and his books have gotten involved in.
Why? Episode 45- The Gilligan’s Island Fan Club with the President
Oct 7, 2019 • 27 min
The president of the GIlligan’s Island fan club takes us on a 3 hour tour of the island those seven castaways called home for three seasons.
Why? Episode 44- Professional Rodeo Clown Josh “Porkchop” Garrick
Sep 30, 2019 • 29 min
Professional Rodeo Clown Josh Porkchop Garrick takes us inside the ring and talks about his career in (and out of) the barrel.
Why? Episode 43- Cozy mysteries with Elizabeth Craig
Sep 23, 2019 • 27 min
Elizabeth S Craig joins us to discuss cozy mysteries and the writing life.
Why? Episode 42- Erotic Disney stories with Blu Carson
Sep 16, 2019 • 36 min
Blu Carson talks about her erotic adventures at Disney World and why these two things are a great combination.
Why? Episode 41- The Zombie Research Society
Sep 9, 2019 • 30 min
Cameron Carlson from the Zombie Research Society helps us be ready for the day when the unded rise up and strike.
Why? Episode 40- The World Black Pudding Lobbing Competition
Sep 2, 2019 • 29 min
We talk with the organizers of the World Black Pudding Lobbing Competition in Ramsbottom, to get to the bottom of why they exactly do this
Why? Episode 39- Sculptor (and reluctant Executive Producer) John Sauve
Aug 26, 2019 • 34 min
John Sauve joins us to talk about his Man in the City sculpture series, his work in the art community and to take some responsibility for helping create “Why?”
Why? Episode 38- Las Vegas Doorman Jay Rankin
Aug 19, 2019 • 28 min
Jay Rankin talks about the life of a Las Vegas doorman on the graveyard shift. If you thought your job was difficult, think again.
Why? Episode 37- Loch Ness Monster expert Gary Campbell
Aug 12, 2019 • 29 min
You’ve heard the legend of the Loch Ness monster. But if you want some facts, you need to check out Gary Campbell’s website. Gary’s archived every single sighting of Nessie, starting in 546 AD up to today.We talk about the very first Nessie sighting and…
Why? Episode 36- Water Skiing Girl Wonder Shellie Blum
Aug 5, 2019 • 27 min
Record breaking water-skier
Why? Episode 35- Rock and Roll all night with Mini Gene from Mini Kiss
Jul 29, 2019 • 25 min
Mini Kiss’ Mini Gene talks with us about the rock and roll lifestyle.
Why? Episode 34- Superhero/Former Wrestler Todd Turfe
Jul 22, 2019 • 29 min
Former professional wrestler turned amateur superhero Todd Tufe talks about helping sick kids feel just a little bit better.
Why?- Episode 33 Medium Connie Smock
Jul 15, 2019 • 31 min
Medium Connie Smock talks with us about talking with spirits and messages from the other side.
Why?- Episode 32 Everybody Dance Now, it’s Martha Wash
Jul 8, 2019 • 29 min
Martha Wash talks about her career as a singer and whether she ever wishes everybody would just stop dancing for a minute.
Why?- Episode 31 The Kennedy assassination with Mark Shaw
Jul 1, 2019 • 40 min
Mark Shaw talks about the Kennedy assassination and how reporter Dorothy Kilgallen might’ve been killed because she came too close to the truth.
Why?- Episode 30 Acting Sick with Vanessa Ahern
Jun 24, 2019 • 24 min
Vanessa Ahern talks about what it’s like to pretend to be sick to help medical students become better doctors.
Why?- Episode 29 Professional Bridesmaid Caroline Bright
Jun 17, 2019 • 28 min
Caroline Bright talks about being a professional bridesmaid and how she can help bring some calm and reassurance to your big day.
Why?- Episode 28 Sealand with Prince Michael
Jun 10, 2019 • 25 min
Prince Michael of Sealand talks about his country, his father and what it’s like to be royality.
Why?- Episode 27 Cozy Love Pants with the Cozy Love Company
Jun 3, 2019 • 24 min
We talk comfort and sexiness with Beth and Rachael from the Cozy Love Company, who make pants that are somehow both comfortable to relax in, and to get frisky in.
Why?- Episode 26 Blobfest with Brendan Carr
May 27, 2019 • 33 min
We talk Blobfest, the annual celebration of the classic film The Blob in Phoenixville, PA
Why?- Episode 25 Professional Mascot Dan Meers
May 20, 2019 • 31 min
Professional mascot Dan Meers takes us under the head as he talks about his life under foam as an anthropomorphic wolf.
Why?- Episode 24 “The Dark Side of Disney” with Leonard Kinsey
May 13, 2019 • 38 min
Leonard Kinsey gives us the inside scoop on where you can have adult fun while at the happiest place on earth.
Why?- Episode 23 Dreamland Wax Museum with Jed Reitler
May 6, 2019 • 22 min
We talk wax figures and museums with Jeb Reitler from Boston’s Dreamland Wax Museum.
Why?- Episode 22 Zodiac killer/DB Cooper ‘friend’ David Coutcher
Apr 29, 2019 • 28 min
David Coutcher talks about his good friend, who also turned out to be the Zodiac Killer, DB Cooper and the murderer of the Black Dahila.
Why?- Episode 21 Professional Cuddler Madelon Guinazzo
Apr 22, 2019 • 28 min
Madelon Guinazzo from Cuddlist.com talks about the benefits of a good cuddle.
Why?- Episode 20 Sex Coach Cain
Apr 15, 2019 • 34 min
Sex Coach Cain talks about a life helping people improve their sex life.
Why?- Episode 19 Equine Dentist Dr Diane Febles
Apr 8, 2019 • 27 min
Dr. Diane Febles talks about horse dentistry and acupuncture.
Why?- Episode 18 Nude Art Model Callista Womick
Apr 1, 2019 • 33 min
We talk with nude art model Callista Womick about the strain of posing and why she’s not the uncomfortable one during a session.
Why?- Episode 17 Rocky Horror with the hosts of The Rocky Horror Podcast Show
Mar 25, 2019 • 29 min
Rocky Horror Picture Show experts (and shadowcasters) Ash, Dawn and Sean join us to talk about their favorite musical movie of all time.
Why?- Episode 16 Trump Unity Bridge owner Rob Cortis
Mar 18, 2019 • 29 min
Rob Cortis talks about his Trump Unity Bridge, his attempts to bring people together and how the President fits into all of this.
Why?- Episode 15 Gender-Free Clothing with Phluid’s Rob Garrett Smith
Mar 11, 2019 • 30 min
Phluid Project founder Rob Garrett Smith talks about gender-free clothing and the mission his store is undertaking.
Why?- Episode 14 Nudist Harry Levy
Mar 4, 2019 • 28 min
Nude Beach Enthusiast Harry Levy joins us straight off Cupecoy beach in St. Maarten to answer all our questions about clothing optional beaches.
Why?- Episode 13 Romance Novel Cover Model/Actor Michael Wayne Foster
Feb 25, 2019 • 36 min
Romance novel cover model Michael Wayne Foster discusses his work on both the page & on screen.
Why?- Episode 12 Performance Artist Satori Circus
Feb 18, 2019 • 30 min
Satori Circus talks about his art and his lifetime of compelling performances
Why?- Episode 11 Model Train Master Builder Bruce Zaccagnino
Feb 11, 2019 • 24 min
Bruce Zaccagnino talks about Northlandz, the world’s largest model railroad.
Why?- Episode 10 Filmmaker River Gallo
Feb 4, 2019 • 32 min
Filmmaker River Gallo talks about his groundbreaking film Ponyboi and his appreciation of Brittany Murphy.
Why?- Episode 09 North American Wife Carrying Champion Jesse Wall
Jan 28, 2019 • 33 min
North American Wife Carrying champion Jesse Wall talks about the sport that is taking over the world.
Why?- Episode 08 World’s Greatest Streaker Mark Roberts
Jan 21, 2019 • 46 min
Mark Roberts, the world’s greatest streaker, shares stories from his long career of running around naked in front of lots of people.
Why?- Episode 07 Competitive Eater Molly Schuyler
Jan 14, 2019 • 23 min
Molly Schuyler has eaten a 4 lb sandwich and 1 lb of tater tots in 2 minutes and 55 seconds- What else do you need to know?
Why?- Episode 06 Travel Expert Tom Massey
Jan 7, 2019 • 24 min
Tom Massey shares with us travel trips from a lifetime on the road.
Why?- Episode 05 Painter Marc Eckel
Dec 31, 2018 • 21 min
Marc Eckel talks about painting, faith and cheeseburgers
Why?- Episode 04 Part 2 with Nina Kircher
Dec 24, 2018 • 22 min
Happy holidays! Even more Nigel! Oh, and more Nina too.
Why?- Episode 03 Raccoon Enthusiast Nina Kircher
Dec 17, 2018 • 31 min
Nina Kircher joins us to talk about her good friend- a racoon named Nigel.
Why?- Episode 01 Ghost Hunter Ken Suminski
Dec 10, 2018 • 28 min
Ghost hunter Ken Suminski talks with about the whos, the wheres and, of course, the why of ghost hunting.
Why?- Episode 02 Herper Monty Najar
Dec 10, 2018 • 27 min
We’re joined by herper Monty Najar who tells us about snake vacations and the people who take them.
Why?- the Podcast- Trailer
Nov 26, 2018 • 1 min
What the fresh hell is going on here?