22 episodes

What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom in Texas have in common? What is a "number station," and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan McEwan for an entertaining deep-dive into obscure facts from science and history. A fascinating new subject each week.

Midnight Facts for Insomniacs shanerogerspodcast

    • Comedy
    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom in Texas have in common? What is a "number station," and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan McEwan for an entertaining deep-dive into obscure facts from science and history. A fascinating new subject each week.

    The Dark Side of Disney

    The Dark Side of Disney

    All is not as it seems in the House of Mouse. Grab your fastpass and buckle up for a journey behind the scenes of the happiest place on earth. It's going to be a bumpy ride.  ~In this episode:Walt's demonsSteamboat blackfaceCopyright fascismTrademark shenanigansHandsy TiggerThe underwear dilemmaLemmings repriseMatterhorn basketballCryogenicsClub 33Disneyland catsAlligator infanticideGo-away greenForced perspective, smellitzers, and the psychology of Disneyland~CONTACT:Leave a voicemail or shoot us a text with comments, suggestions, or feedback:+1 (408) 596-4603~Email with feedback for Insomniac Inbox episodes:mailto:insomniacsinbox@gmail.com~Email with topic suggestions etc:mailto:midnightfactsforinsomniacs@gmail.com~ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/midnightfactsforinsomniacs/ ~Shane's Comedy Schedule and Info:www.shanerogers.net ~Website: www.midnightfactsforinsomniacs.com ~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

    • 29 min
    Myths in the Modern World: The Olympians

    Myths in the Modern World: The Olympians

    Legends never go away, they’re just recycled. Torture, betrayal, incest...ancient myths are woven so tightly into modern culture that they're inextricable from psychology, commerce, science, and marketing. In the latest quarantine episode, Shane and Duncan chat about the myths and legends that have shaped the modern world. Did we mention incest? In this episode:The Primordial DeitiesThe TitansIncest and The OlympiansFrankensteinThe Olympics Psychological Conditions (Oedipal Complex, Narcissistic Personality Disorder) Mythological Branding ...and more~ Join the Midnight Masses! Become an Insomniac by dropping a review, adding us on social media, and contacting us with episode ideas. And we now have Midnight Merch! Show your Insomniac pride and pick up a tee shirt or coffee mug to spread the word! https://teespring.com/stores/midnight-merch-6 ~CONTACT:Leave a voicemail or send a text with comments, suggestions, or feedback:+1 (408) 596-4603~Email with feedback for Insomniac Inbox episodes:mailto:insomniacsinbox@gmail.com~Email with topic suggestions etc:mailto:midnightfactsforinsomniacs@gmail.com~ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/midnightfactsforinsomniacs/ ~Shane's Comedy Schedule and Info:www.shanerogers.net ~Website: www.midnightfactsforinsomniacs.com ~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

    • 27 min
    Secret Societies

    Secret Societies

    First rule of secret societies: you do not podcast about secret societies.   Secret rituals, secret initiations, secret handshakes. From the sinister to the ridiculous, here's everything you need to know about the most notorious secret (and not-so-secret) societies in history.  In this Episode:Knights TemplarFreemasonsIlluminatiSkull and Bones...and more~ Join the Midnight Masses! Become an Insomniac by dropping a review, adding us on social media, and contacting us with episode ideas. And we now have Midnight Merch! Show your Insomniac pride and pick up a tee shirt or coffee mug to spread the word! https://teespring.com/stores/midnight-merch-6 ~CONTACT:Leave a voicemail or send a text with comments, suggestions, or feedback:+1 (408) 596-4603~Email with feedback for Insomniac Inbox episodes:mailto:insomniacsinbox@gmail.com~Email with topic suggestions etc:mailto:midnightfactsforinsomniacs@gmail.com~ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/midnightfactsforinsomniacs/ ~Shane's Comedy Schedule and Info:www.shanerogers.net ~Website: www.midnightfactsforinsomniacs.com ~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

    • 50 min
    Human Superpowers

    Human Superpowers

    What qualifies as a "superpower," and do superhumans exist? Are there any drawbacks to being extraordinary? Don your cape and spandex for an entertaining exploration of the mutants among us. In this episode:Unbreakable bonesTetrachromacyMr/Mrs Fantastic?The Loci techniqueAquapeople...and more.  ~ Join the Midnight Masses! Become an Insomniac by dropping a review, adding us on social media, and contacting us with episode ideas. And we now have Midnight Merch! Show your Insomniac pride and pick up a tee shirt or coffee mug to spread the word! https://teespring.com/stores/midnight-merch-6 ~CONTACT:Leave a voicemail or send a text with comments, suggestions, or feedback:+1 (408) 596-4603~Email with feedback for Insomniac Inbox episodes:mailto:insomniacsinbox@gmail.com~Email with topic suggestions etc:mailto:midnightfactsforinsomniacs@gmail.com~ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/midnightfactsforinsomniacs/ ~Shane's Comedy Schedule and Info:www.shanerogers.net ~Website: www.midnightfactsforinsomniacs.com ~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

    • 34 min
    Pointless, Petty Wars

    Pointless, Petty Wars

    The only thing worse than wars are stupid, ridiculous, petty, unjustified wars. These are those wars.  In this episode:The Pig WarSpain Vs DenmarkIraqThe Camel Conflict...and more~ Join the Midnight Masses! Become an Insomniac by dropping a review, adding us on social media, and contacting us with episode ideas. And we now have Midnight Merch! Show your Insomniac pride and pick up a tee shirt or coffee mug to spread the word! https://teespring.com/stores/midnight-merch-6 ~CONTACT:Leave a voicemail or send a text with comments, suggestions, or feedback:+1 (408) 596-4603~Email with feedback for Insomniac Inbox episodes:mailto:insomniacsinbox@gmail.com~Email with topic suggestions etc:mailto:midnightfactsforinsomniacs@gmail.com~ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/midnightfactsforinsomniacs/ ~Shane's Comedy Schedule and Info:www.shanerogers.net ~Website: www.midnightfactsforinsomniacs.com ~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

    • 30 min
    Pirates: Were they anything like the stereotype? (No. But kind of. But mostly no.)

    Pirates: Were they anything like the stereotype? (No. But kind of. But mostly no.)

    Were pirates really the peg-legged, eye-patched, parrot-toting, swashbuckling sea vagabonds depicted in Hollywood? Dive into the weird, filthy history of piracy, from the Sea Peoples to the Vikings to Blackbeard to modern Somali piracy. This one is a wild ride... In this episode:What the heck even IS a pirate? The first pirates: the Sea Peoples How did modern pirate stereotypes develop? What separates a pirate from a buccaneer, a corsair, and a privateer?Female pirates (Anne Bonny and Mary Read)Calico JackBlackbeard~ Join the Midnight Masses! Become an Insomniac by dropping a review, adding us on social media, and contacting us with episode ideas. And we now have Midnight Merch! Show your Insomniac pride and pick up a tee shirt or coffee mug to spread the word! https://teespring.com/stores/midnight-merch-6 ~CONTACT:Leave a voicemail or send a text with comments, suggestions, or feedback:+1 (408) 596-4603~Email with feedback for Insomniac Inbox episodes:mailto:insomniacsinbox@gmail.com~Email with topic suggestions etc:mailto:midnightfactsforinsomniacs@gmail.com~ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/midnightfactsforinsomniacs/ ~Shane's Comedy Schedule and Info:www.shanerogers.net ~Website: www.midnightfactsforinsomniacs.com ~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND SLEEP IS OVERRATED ~

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Archie000006 ,

Awesome

Charismatic hosts, great subjects and I love to be an insomniac!

Aren86 ,

Love this show!

Even for the non insomniacs amongst us, these episodes are ace! Informative, entertaining & thought provoking!

Loved the biggest blunders!

carlosgreat3000 ,

Great podcast

Have a listen, some genuinely interesting facts and great hosts. Would recommend!

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