100 episodes

Join co-hosts Zack and Katie as they learn about a different topic every week. Real-life couple Zack Radvansky and Kathryn Feeney are two curious individuals who love learning. Although Katie is in her third year of law school and Zack didn't go to college, they never run out of fascinating things to learn about together. In this podcast, every episode Katie challenges Zack to "become an expert" on a totally random topic - but the catch is, he only has 30 minutes to do it. Using the power of the internet, and a little humor and love, Zack and Katie want to prove that no matter who you are, or how much education you have, anyone can learn about anything in the world if they put their mind to it.

30 Minute Expert Kathryn Feeney and Zack Radvanksy

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

Join co-hosts Zack and Katie as they learn about a different topic every week. Real-life couple Zack Radvansky and Kathryn Feeney are two curious individuals who love learning. Although Katie is in her third year of law school and Zack didn't go to college, they never run out of fascinating things to learn about together. In this podcast, every episode Katie challenges Zack to "become an expert" on a totally random topic - but the catch is, he only has 30 minutes to do it. Using the power of the internet, and a little humor and love, Zack and Katie want to prove that no matter who you are, or how much education you have, anyone can learn about anything in the world if they put their mind to it.

    Daylight Saving Time

    Daylight Saving Time

    In today's episode, Zack has 30 minutes to become an expert on... Daylight Saving Time! We just endured the clock change here in the US this weekend and it was not fun. So we figured why not find out why we do this in the first place! And it's an interesting story that has way more to do with wars and way less to do with farmers than we thought. Daylight Saving (note saving, not savings) Time as we know it has only been around since basically 2007. What the heck?! AND who do we have thank for the specific dates chosen? The candy industry?? The answer is yes. Seriously, this one may sound dry, but it is far from it. We had lots of fun and hope you do too :)


    And now, an announcement: We are at episode 100!! Woo hoo! We couldn't have done it without all of you. And with that exciting achievement comes another announcement: we are taking a hiatus from the podcast! We are so incredibly grateful to each and every one of you for sticking with us and listening in... We started this as a fun idea to get us through the depths of lockdown COVID times in 2020, and here we are two years later still going strong. We didn't know how long we'd go with it, but we are pretty proud to have gotten to 100 episodes. Don't completely forget about us, because we may be back! But for now, we say so long and thank you so so so much.


     


    Highlights Include:


    - How long it takes chickens to adjust to daylight saving time


    - Two states who have never done daylight saving time!


    - What does Benjamin Franklin have to do with daylight saving time??


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    Podcast artwork by Rick Radvansky


    Music by Jake Radvansky


     

    • 48 min
    Peanut Butter

    Peanut Butter

    In today's episode, Katie has 30 minutes to become an expert on... Peanut Butter! It's a simple food, but it has an interesting and fun-filled history. Although peanut butter might make you think of George Washington Carver, he actually did not invent peanut butter! But he did come up with lots of other uses for peanuts. Peanut butter has its roots in Aztec and Incan civilizations, but became popular in America in the early 1900s. And now we can't get enough of the stuff!


    Highlights Include:


    - The number of peanuts in one jar of peanut butter


    - How peanut butter and jelly first met


    - How many PB&Js the average American kid eats


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    Podcast artwork by Rick Radvansky


    Music by Jake Radvansky


     

    • 42 min
    Sound Baths

    Sound Baths

    In today's episode, Katie has 30 minutes to become an expert on... Sound Baths! We live in LA, so we've heard about sound baths a lot, but never really knew what they were. And turns out, they are super cool! If you are a sound bath skeptic, take it up with ancient peoples from over 40,000 years ago (!) because that's how long sound therapy has been used by humans. From Australian aboriginals to ancient Greeks and Tibetans, ancient cultures knew what was up with the healing powers of sound. Sound Baths are relaxing, healing, and accessible basically to all - even if it means a simple YouTube search and laying on your own couch for a while. So zen out and let this episode be a sound bath of its own!


    Highlights Include:


    - The oldest topic yet!


    - Sound Bath etiquette


    - The healing powers of a cat's purr


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    And please rate and review!


    Podcast artwork by Rick Radvansky


    Music by Jake Radvansky

    • 37 min
    Bar Exam Week Review: The Electoral College

    Bar Exam Week Review: The Electoral College

    Hey experts! This week Katie is taking the Bar exam and she needed to focus... So we're doing a little review for you too! Here's one of our favorite episodes on a topic we all could stand to know more about. Send good vibes to Katie and all Bar takers across the country this week while you learn about how our this weird aspect of our government works!

    • 43 min
    Curling

    Curling

    In today's episode, Katie has 30 minutes to become an expert on... Curling! Have you been watching the Olympics? Because we have, and naturally, we're very into curling. But we didn't understand the first thing about it! So we decided to learn. Curling, one of the world's oldest team sports, is pretty fascinating. There's some very complicated physics involved - research at your own risk - but other than that it's pretty accessible. From 16th century Scotland to 202's Beijing Olympic games, curling hs quite the history,


    Highlights Include:


    - Lots of fun and funny terms


    - Ugly but effective shoes


    - The Spirit of Curling


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    Send us your expertise at 30minuteexpertpodcast@gmail.com


    And please rate and review!


    Podcast artwork by Rick Radvansky


    Music by Jake Radvansky

    • 42 min
    Super Bowl Commercials

    Super Bowl Commercials

    In today's episode, Zack has 30 minutes to become an expert on... Super Bowl Commercials! We decided to get in the spirit of the season before the Big Game on Sunday and learn about the freakin' racket that is Super Bowl Commercials. We talk 1984 Apple, the Budweiser frogs, Betty White in Snickers, and more. Mostly this is a lot of - can you believe how much a 30 second ad cost in that year?? - talk, but it is fun. 


    Highlights Include:


    - The great merger of the AFL and NFL


    - Ridley Scott directing an Apple commercial


    - Lots of tangents


    Follow on instagram @30minuteexpertpodcast and twitter @30minexpertpod


    Send us your expertise at 30minuteexpertpodcast@gmail.com


    And please rate and review!


    Podcast artwork by Rick Radvansky


    Music by Jake Radvansky

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

MelissaDflip ,

Just discovered and obsessed

Just found this pod and I love it! I have a podcast called Will It Stick? where we talk about the origin story and history of some of the biggest brands marketing campaigns and stunts, and I am in the middle of writing an episode on Gatorade and searched for other podcasts that may have talked about Gatorade. I am so happy I found you guys! What a cool concept to dive into a topic to become a mini expert in 30 minutes. Excellent hosts, really good research, love the format. Keep it up!

dsey816 ,

Great podcast

Seriously a great podcast. Funny and informative. Perfect length. I look forward to every episode.

HelloandNo ,

Excellent

Love this show. Always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes. Can’t recommend it enough.

-Tabby from Your New Best Friends Podcast

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