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Modern Muckraker is an investigative journalism podcast about pop culture questions no one has dared to ask. With the help of actual, highly-qualified experts, host Mike Schubert will apply excruciatingly thorough research methods and intense scrutiny to get to the bottom of these seemingly unanswerable questions. Season 1 releases new episodes on Mondays from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1 2021. Learn more at https://www.modernmuck.com

Modern Muckraker Mike Schubert

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

Modern Muckraker is an investigative journalism podcast about pop culture questions no one has dared to ask. With the help of actual, highly-qualified experts, host Mike Schubert will apply excruciatingly thorough research methods and intense scrutiny to get to the bottom of these seemingly unanswerable questions. Season 1 releases new episodes on Mondays from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1 2021. Learn more at https://www.modernmuck.com

    If You Lost Half of an Orchestra, What Remaining Instruments Would Produce the Worst Possible Sound?

    If You Lost Half of an Orchestra, What Remaining Instruments Would Produce the Worst Possible Sound?

    Mass Daylight Savings errors. An atrocious traffic jam. Rampant occurrences of the bus scene from Whiplash. All of these highly-plausible scenarios could result in half of an orchestra not being able to attend a performance. In order to assist music directors around the world, the Modern Mucker sets off to determine the absolute worst-case scenario for a semi-orchestra so that they can plan to avoid this situation at all costs.
     
    Thanks to our experts:
    David Charles Abell
    Boson Mo
    Brandon Bell

    Discussed in this episode:
    The Sackbutt
    Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer"
    Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers"
     
    — Credits — 
    • Created, Hosted, and Produced by Mike Schubert
    • Written and Researched by Ananya Hegde and Mike Schubert
    • Editing, Scoring, and Sound Design by  Brandon Grugle 
    • Senior Project Management by Fredia Lucas
    • Theme by Evan Cunningham
    • Art by Jessica E. Boyd
    • Executive Production by Multitude
     
    — Modern Muckraker Online — 
    • Website: https://www.modernmuck.com 
    • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/modernmuck 
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/modernmuck 
     
    — About The Show — 
    Modern Muckraker is an investigative journalism podcast about pop culture questions no one has dared to ask. With the help of actual, highly-qualified experts, host Mike Schubert will apply excruciatingly thorough research methods and intense scrutiny to get to the bottom of these seemingly unanswerable questions. Season 1 releases new episodes on Mondays from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1 2021. Learn more at https://www.modernmuck.com

    • 48 min
    How Many IHOP Locations Can Someone Visit and Eat Pancakes at During One National Free Pancake Day?

    How Many IHOP Locations Can Someone Visit and Eat Pancakes at During One National Free Pancake Day?

    IHOP's National Free Pancake Day is perfect. However, no one has ever had the perfect National Free Pancake Day. Until now, as Mike Schubert the Modern Muckraker team lay the groundwork for how you can maximize pancake consumption on America's greatest annual tradition.
     
    Thanks to our experts:
    Lina Ehlermann
    Allie Smith
    Susan Chapman
    Yvette Rippee
     
    Discussed in this episode:
    Sal’s GitHub project to calculate IHOP density
     
    — Credits — 
    • Created, Hosted, and Produced by Mike Schubert
    • Written by Salvatore Testa and Mike Schubert
    • Editing, Scoring, and Sound Design by  Brandon Grugle 
    • Senior Project Management by Fredia Lucas
    • Research by Alyssa Esteban
    • Theme by Evan Cunningham
    • Art by Jessica E. Boyd
    • Executive Production by Multitude
     
    — Modern Muckraker Online — 
    • Website: https://www.modernmuck.com 
    • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/modernmuck 
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/modernmuck 
     
    — About The Show — 
    Modern Muckraker is an investigative journalism podcast about pop culture questions no one has dared to ask. With the help of actual, highly-qualified experts, host Mike Schubert will apply excruciatingly thorough research methods and intense scrutiny to get to the bottom of these seemingly unanswerable questions. Season 1 releases new episodes on Mondays from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1 2021. Learn more at https://www.modernmuck.com

    • 36 min
    Is the Budget of East High from High School Musical Realistic for a Public School in Albuquerque, NM?

    Is the Budget of East High from High School Musical Realistic for a Public School in Albuquerque, NM?

    Our heads are in the game, our hearts are in the song, but is our budget in any realm of possibility? In today's episode of Modern Muckraker, Mike Schubert and the team dive into the details of this Disney classic to determine whether or not the Wildcats' school spending could reasonably exist in their New Mexican setting.
     
    Thanks to our experts:
    Haley Hastings
    Gordon Cox
    Jake Masters
    Juliana Varner
     
    — Credits — 
    • Created, Hosted, and Produced by Mike Schubert
    • Written by Gracie Canaan and Mike Schubert
    • Editing, Scoring, and Sound Design by  Brandon Grugle 
    • Senior Project Management by Fredia Lucas
    • Research by Alyssa Esteban
    • Theme by Evan Cunningham
    • Art by Jessica E. Boyd
    • Executive Production by Multitude
     
    — Modern Muckraker Online — 
    • Website: https://www.modernmuck.com 
    • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/modernmuck 
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/modernmuck 
     
    — About The Show — 
    Modern Muckraker is an investigative journalism podcast about pop culture questions no one has dared to ask. With the help of actual, highly-qualified experts, host Mike Schubert will apply excruciatingly thorough research methods and intense scrutiny to get to the bottom of these seemingly unanswerable questions. Season 1 releases new episodes on Mondays from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1 2021. Learn more at https://www.modernmuck.com

    • 39 min
    When Should Spider-Man Take the Subway Instead of Web-Swinging?

    When Should Spider-Man Take the Subway Instead of Web-Swinging?

    If with great power comes great responsibility, is it not Spider-Man's duty to traverse New York City as efficiently as possible? Surely situations exist where utilizing the expansive MTA can be more beneficial to Peter Parker than web-swinging across the city. On today's episode of Modern Muckraker, we determine precisely when and where Spider-Man is better of swiping his card than slinging his webs.
     
    Thanks to our experts:
    Ryan Penagos (Marvel)
    Lorraine Cink (Marvel)
    Dr. Rhett Allain (Southeastern Louisiana University, Wired)
     
    Discussed in this episode:
    NYC's PLUTO file
    "Should Spider-Man Swing or Run?" by Dr. Rhett Allain
    Mike Schubert's Ferry Critique
     
    Credits:
    • Created, Hosted, and Produced by Mike Schubert
    • Written by Adam Mamawala and Mike Schubert
    • Editing, Scoring, and Sound Design by  Brandon Grugle 
    • Senior Project Management by Fredia Lucas
    • Research by Alyssa Esteban
    • Theme by Evan Cunningham
    • Art by Jessica E. Boyd
    • Executive Production by Multitude
     
    Modern Muckraker Online:
    • Website: https://www.modernmuck.com 
    • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/modernmuck 
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/modernmuck 
     
    About The Show:
    Modern Muckraker is an investigative journalism podcast about pop culture questions no one has dared to ask. With the help of actual, highly-qualified experts, host Mike Schubert will apply excruciatingly thorough research methods and intense scrutiny to get to the bottom of these seemingly unanswerable questions. Season 1 releases new episodes on Mondays from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1 2021. Learn more at https://www.modernmuck.com

    • 31 min
    Trailer for Modern Muckraker (Investigating Pop Culture's Burning Questions)

    Trailer for Modern Muckraker (Investigating Pop Culture's Burning Questions)

    Modern Muckraker is an investigative journalism podcast about pop culture questions no one has dared to ask. With the help of actual, highly-qualified experts, host Mike Schubert will apply excruciatingly thorough research methods and intense scrutiny to get to the bottom of these seemingly unanswerable questions. He will tirelessly pursue the truth of mysteries from films, music, books, and more, including, “When should Spider-Man take the subway instead of web-swinging?” and other hard-hitting questions. Learn more at modernmuck.com

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

🧗‍♀️🧗‍♀️🧗‍♀️😜😜😜 ,

Love it.

Great job! I think that is a little odd hearing your read from a script, but not in a bad way…more in a not used to it way. Either way, great show! The iHop one is not favorite so far!

rjenkins19 ,

Love it!

Answering the silliest questions in the most serious fashion, what could be better?

MamaMendes ,

Top Notch Entertainment

To be fair, I think I could listen to Mike Schubert discuss any topic and have a blast. However, I was still somehow surprised at how much I enjoyed this show. Well researched, well written, great humor and just an overall good time.

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