72 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 • 353 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.)

    Cursing [contains explicit language]

    Cursing [contains explicit language]

    NOTE: this episode contains explicit language throughout. That language is the topic, and we use it to talk about it.

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedian/podcaster Rivers Langley and comedian Martin Urbano for a look at why cursing is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 59 min
    Spoons

    Spoons

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll for a look at why spoons are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 51 min
    Water Towers

    Water Towers

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Kath Barbadoro, Patrick Monahan, and Eli Yudin for a look at why water towers are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 59 min
    Keyboards

    Keyboards

    Alex Schmidt is joined by writers/podcasters Jeff Rubin and Cody Ziglar for a look at why keyboards are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Daylight Saving Time

    Daylight Saving Time

    Alex Schmidt is joined by podcasters/producers Anna Hossnieh and Shereen Lani Younes for a look at why Daylight Saving Time is secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 55 min
    Gargoyles

    Gargoyles

    Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Conor Lastowka and historian/podcaster Patrick Wyman for a look at why gargoyles are secretly incredibly fascinating.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
353 Ratings

353 Ratings

Lorieohle ,

Hands down my fav!

I learn something new every episode as well as some guaranteed giggles! The “stats” song that changes every episode is my favorite thing, and Alex is just a delightfully wonderful human!

Meekwindu ,

Fantastic

I subscribe to upwards of 50 podcasts, because I have a lot of time at work to listen to them, and SIF is consistently my favorite out of all of them. He frequently has guests on the show that I know from his other work, and who I’ve continued to follow over the years. As well as people whose work I look forward to getting more familiar with. Alex is a national treasure, and SIF pod is fantastic.

pixapil ,

A whimsical take on learning

I like listening to each episode. I get to learn some statistics or stories about various subjects (non-people subjects) but it’s done so in a positive tone and occasionally I get to bust out laughing at guest’s jokes.
If you ever watched Alex Schmidt’s videos on the cracked YouTube channel and enjoyed them, then this is something you’ll enjoy just as much. And if not…then give it another try!

it’s good stuff to keep in the background of doing other things, reminds me of school without the anxiety or uncomfortable requirement of pants.

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