23 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
    • 4.8, 24 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 World's Most-Hated Corporations

    The World's Most-Hated Corporations

    Corporations are easy to hate, and some get a bad rap. But there are companies so vile, so cartoonishly evil, that they need to be called out. Wallow in unabashed haterism as Shane and Duncan take on the worst of the worst. In this episode:Turing PharmaceuticalsWells FargoComcastFoxconnThe Weinstein CompanyUnited Airlines...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 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 ~

    • 31 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Jon Peiffer ,

Very well put together

I'm listening to the secret societies episode and dang, I'm hooked. Very informative and lays out all the details in a fun way. Also, very good audio quality.

JordanThewlis ,

definitely check it out

an interesting podcast by funny people

Lisa420420 ,

Interested until it got political

Okay

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