33 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 • 270 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.)

    Stop Signs

    Stop Signs

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writers Isaac Cabe and Kandice Martellaro for a look at why stop signs are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Scream (1893)

    The Scream (1893)

    Alex Schmidt is joined by writers/podcasters Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll for a look at why ‘The Scream’ is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr
    Concrete

    Concrete

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters Matt Apodaca and Andrew Ti for a look at why concrete is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 58 min
    Refrigerators

    Refrigerators

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters Miles Gray and Rivers Langley for a look at why refrigerators are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Butter

    Butter

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Billy Wayne Davis and comedy writer/podcaster Conor Lastowka for a look at why butter is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 59 min
    Checkers

    Checkers

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy podcasters/producers Bridgett Greenberg and Cristian Ramirez for a look at why checkers is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

SallyP256 ,

Super bingeable history podcast

I learn something amazing every time and it's always unexpected. Also I feel like I have a better idea of where stuff comes from. Found out about this from Creature Feature and I am thrilled Katie Goldin is on it often.

Mattman94 ,

Fine Show

Episodes are interesting with some fun facts, but seriously, stop picking guests who have no clue what the topic is. The specific episode was the tire one...I didn’t finish because I can’t justify listening to someone speak if they don’t know what a tire is. Also, there’s always a political element so good luck if you’re just listening for entertainment.

JoeJamAndEarl ,

Obviously the best

Came here to give 5 stars because Alex deserves it

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