80 episodes

A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and 'Jeopardy!' champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his comedian guests for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way! (For research sources, bonus episodes, and how you can support the podcast, visit sifpod.fun.)

Secretly Incredibly Fascinating Alex Schmidt

    • Society & Culture

A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and 'Jeopardy!' champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his comedian guests for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way! (For research sources, bonus episodes, and how you can support the podcast, visit sifpod.fun.)

    Bricks

    Bricks

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writers/podcasters Conor Lastowka and Michael J. Nelson for a look at why bricks are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 58 min
    Bananas

    Bananas

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer Lydia Bugg and comedian/podcaster Teresa Lee for a look at why bananas are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 54 min
    Shaving

    Shaving

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster John Cullen and comedy writer/podcaster Sarah Pappalardo for a look at why shaving is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 55 min
    Maize

    Maize

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Katie Goldin for a look at why maize is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr
    a holiday hello, and free bonus shows!

    a holiday hello, and free bonus shows!

    Hey folks -- happy holidays! Please enjoy this holiday hello from Alex, plus two free bonus shows. And see you in 2022!

    • 36 min
    Myrrh

    Myrrh

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcaster/creator Jesse Thorn for a look at why myrrh is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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