102 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 comedian guests 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
    • 4.9 • 392 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 comedian guests 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.)

    Toasters

    Toasters

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians Kimberly Clark and Moujan Zolfaghari for a look at why toasters are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 56 min
    Carrots

    Carrots

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcaster/creator Jack O’Brien and bestselling author Jason Pargin for a look at why carrots are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Tulips

    Tulips

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters Miles Gray and Anna Hossnieh for a look at why tulips are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Swiss Army Knives

    Swiss Army Knives

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian Caitlin Gill and comedy podcaster Brett Rader for a look at why Swiss Army knives are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 55 min
    Car Horns

    Car Horns

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Diana McCallum and comedy writer Eileen O’Connell for a look at why car horns are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Menstrual Pads

    Menstrual Pads

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Negin Farsad and comedy writer Hana Michels for a look at why menstrual pads are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

Tuttlebutt ,

Passes the time with facts

I listen to podcasts while working and this one gets a slot on my lineup every week! Even if you kind of zone out for a little bit you still learn a few facts. It’s generally wholesome so if it’s playing out loud and a client comes home I never have to rush for the pause button. Alex has brought what was great about cracked and made it new again. Really loving the basic topics of singular things or ideas rather than a big broad idea that could go either way in conversation. Solid podcast.

Zimmerthan ,

hit or miss

For the most part I really enjoy the show, lots of fun and interesting trivia to learn depending on the specific topic of the week, and the intro inspired me to figure out what native land I live on which is a win if you ask me (Nacotchtank/Anacostan), though the guests for the show can be extremely annoying at times, especially when they themselves don’t know what they’re talking about but act like they’re an authority on a topic.

mikeandbeans ,

👍

I like learning!

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