316 episodes

Caustic Soda is a weekly podcast about science, horrible news and humor hosted by Toren Atkinson, Kevin Leeson and Joe Fulgham. Each episode of Caustic Soda takes a gruesome, gory or otherwise horrible topic, such as shark attacks, parasites and radiation, and breaks it down into an easily-digestible bubbling paste of funny! The hosts discuss the topic’s origins, recent news and pop culture.



It’s hard science by soft people!

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    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 434 Ratings

Caustic Soda is a weekly podcast about science, horrible news and humor hosted by Toren Atkinson, Kevin Leeson and Joe Fulgham. Each episode of Caustic Soda takes a gruesome, gory or otherwise horrible topic, such as shark attacks, parasites and radiation, and breaks it down into an easily-digestible bubbling paste of funny! The hosts discuss the topic’s origins, recent news and pop culture.



It’s hard science by soft people!

    The End with Mr. Dr. Greg Bole

    The End with Mr. Dr. Greg Bole

    With a heavy heart and in honour of our good friend Mr. Dr. Greg Bole we present a very special episode: "The End." The process and smells of dying, semelparity, animal grief, famous last words, weird wills, and Greg's final plans and wishes.

    • 2 hr 51 min
    Fanfare Finale

    Fanfare Finale

    Almost six years to the day of our first ever podcast, Mike, Toren, Joe and Kevin are bringing their journey through the absolute worst the world of science, history, and pop culture has to offer to an end. Veteran Guestpert Dr. Rob joins us for the first two hours of our massive farewell episode.



    We cover almost every followup we've got left, including Olfactory Reference Syndrome, necrotic cervix, decomposing corpse poo, toxic trucker pee, auto urine therapy, urine-repellent paint, helminthic therapy, synthetic marijuana, coffin-birth, outrageous anti-abortion laws, vagina potato, poop transplant, ancient viking shit, a creepy face transplant, compulsive-bad-joke-telling (more than our usual), a lethal silicone penis injection, self-amputation, elevator abandonment, an "autism cure" that rates on the Evilometer, the worst auto-racing disaster in history, a whale meat experience, ape answers, mite shit, a failed test of faith, a lethal posthumous snake-bite, crocodile guards, sword booby-traps, a bloody pillow fight, the 1904 Olympic Marathon, bouncy house dangers, a fire-boozenadeo, terrible gamer-parents, The Granny Ripper, and the very last Lesser of Two Evils!



    Music

    "Toot Toot Tootsie (Goo' Bye)" by Al Jolson

    "When You Go" by Jonathan Coulton

    "The Caustic Soda Show" by Toren Atkinson and Rowan Lipkovitz (of The Creaking Planks)







    Charity O' The Week: Rain City Badger



    Thanks



    Researchers/editors Cory, Dave E, Jonathan Snow, Kelly N, Mele, Raymond, Sheri, Teagan and Todd

    Dr Rob

    Dr Jenna

    Firefighter Allan Newell

    Mr Dr Greg Bole

    Gavin Pitts

    Steven Schwartz

    Yvonne Morrin

    Lisa Gemino

    Chris Pramas

    Chris Stewart from Kerberos Productions

    Fraser Cain from Astronomycast

    Nurse Katie

    Jordan Pratt, Warren Banks, Chris Woods from Horsetrack Hooligans

    Our amazing listeners, the Soda Jerks.



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    Videos



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd6qDBUP72g



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-7q3IeTawE



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEk85gKJN6k



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKTNMbEoOKE

    • 3 hr 29 min
    Elephants, Part 2 of 2

    Elephants, Part 2 of 2

    The caustic look at elephants continues with elephant attacks, beehive fences, Jumbo, Topsy's execution, plus news and pop culture!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Elephants, Part 1 of 2

    Elephants, Part 1 of 2

    Yvonne Morrin joins Kevin, Toren, and Joe to talk elephants, starting with a mammoth pop-quiz and a ton of caustic elephacts: musth, the Phajaan ritual, and elephant artificial insemination. Part 1 of 2.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Droughts

    Droughts

    Caustic Hosts Joe, Toren, and Kevin get thirsty discussing the causes and effects of droughts including tumblefirenados, the Syrian Civil War, Indian and Chinese famines, the California Water Wars, Lake Karachay, a super-dry extremophile, the horrors experienced in Virginia's Jamestown Colony, "shade ball" debunking, plus pop culture!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Killer Plants

    Killer Plants

    Carnivorous plants, strangling kelp, giant hogweed, gympie-gympie, falling saguaros, manchineel trees, coconuts, and more!

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
434 Ratings

434 Ratings

whxycgahahsvsgyz ,

I came late to the party

I stared listening a week ago and I found out they they stopped doing it. Please come back. I am running out.

Krawling into your butt ,

Love this show

Wish you guys would come back.

DoctorMrsTheMonarch ,

Why did it have to end…..

I miss this pod sooooo much, so many new awesome terrible things to discuss!!! Please just a quarterly updates show!

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