206 episodes

A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and ‘Jeopardy!‘ champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his co-host Katie Goldin for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way! (For research sources, bonus episodes, and how you can support the podcast, visit sifpod.fun.)

Secretly Incredibly Fascinating Alex Schmidt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 655 Ratings

A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and ‘Jeopardy!‘ champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his co-host Katie Goldin for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way! (For research sources, bonus episodes, and how you can support the podcast, visit sifpod.fun.)

    Cursive

    Cursive

    Alex Schmidt, Katie Goldin, and special guests Adam Tod Brown and Jeff May explore why cursive is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 55 min
    Tally Marks

    Tally Marks

    Alex Schmidt and Katie Goldin explore why tally marks are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr
    The Middle Finger

    The Middle Finger

    Alex Schmidt and Katie Goldin explore why the middle finger is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland

    Alex Schmidt and Katie Goldin explore why Grover Cleveland is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft Excel

    Alex Schmidt, Katie Goldin, and special guest Jason Pargin explore why Microsoft Excel is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Insulin

    Insulin

    Alex Schmidt and Katie Goldin explore why insulin is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
655 Ratings

655 Ratings

i8pieyay! ,

Love it

Great show Alex is the best sometimes I have to do my own research for some numbers though some of their sources aren’t always 100% accurate

OhEmGeeKathryn ,

Funny and nerdy!!

I love learning and I love comedy! This show is the perfect combo of both! Alex is also clearly just a gentle soul and I love listening to him talk about, well, everything! I love annoying my loved ones with random facts I learned from this podcast!

Sleepy Conscience ,

Interesting Pod with Charming Hosts

Discovered this pod through Katie’s other pod Creature Feature. She’s so bubbly, charming, smart and funny. Alex seems great too though I’ve only listened to a couple episodes so far. But I love any curiosity-based infotainment kind of pod like this.

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