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
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.
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!
"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
Researchers/editors Cory, Dave E, Jonathan Snow, Kelly N, Mele, Raymond, Sheri, Teagan and Todd
Firefighter Allan Newell
Mr Dr Greg Bole
Chris Stewart from Kerberos Productions
Fraser Cain from Astronomycast
Jordan Pratt, Warren Banks, Chris Woods from Horsetrack Hooligans
Our amazing listeners, the Soda Jerks.
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!
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.
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!
Carnivorous plants, strangling kelp, giant hogweed, gympie-gympie, falling saguaros, manchineel trees, coconuts, and more!
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.
Love this show
Wish you guys would come back.
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!