71 episodes

Smart Drivel is the definitive podcast for ambiguous topics. In this ongoing podcast, join Kurt Schneider and Jon Ellenthal as we probe the wonders of, er, um, well we don't really probe anything or answer any burning questions or get to the bottom of things. More like two guys with a mic exploring different topics. Twenty-ish minutes of a conversation you will want to be a part of. We promise the drivel, we hope for the smart.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

Smart Drivel is the definitive podcast for ambiguous topics. In this ongoing podcast, join Kurt Schneider and Jon Ellenthal as we probe the wonders of, er, um, well we don't really probe anything or answer any burning questions or get to the bottom of things. More like two guys with a mic exploring different topics. Twenty-ish minutes of a conversation you will want to be a part of. We promise the drivel, we hope for the smart.

    Ep.71: Bet You Didn’t Know

    Ep.71: Bet You Didn’t Know

     In this conversation, Jon and Kurt share with each other (and the world) some really interesting pieces of information. Not the kind that will get you a raise or a promotion, mind you, but the kind that will cause the person reaching for their 4th canapé on a tray with only 5 left to say, “hmmm, that is a really cool thing to learn. I like this person very much. They are super cool and smart.”

    • 25 min
    Ep.70: From Wars to Stores

    Ep.70: From Wars to Stores

    For their 70th episode, Jon and Kurt explore everyday products that got their start in the military. How did something originally developed for the battlefield end up in our everyday life? From the practical to the hysterical, the co-hosts examine a few prime examples.

    • 26 min
    Ep.69: Rip City

    Ep.69: Rip City

    Ever wonder how certain cities got their nicknames? How did Paris get so lucky to be “the city of light” or why, actually, is Denver “the mile high city” (ok, it’s because it is a mile above sea level). Jon and Kurt take a trip around the world digging into the provenance of nicknames for some best loved metropolis’.

    • 25 min
    Ep.68: They Sang What?

    Ep.68: They Sang What?

    We all know these people. The ones who sing along with the radio at the top of their lungs, yet completely botch the lyrics. Jon and Kurt laugh at some classic misunderstood lyrics. Really...how can people blow the words that are in the title of the song? Crazy. But funny.

    • 27 min
    Ep.67: A Good Ol’ Chinwag

    Ep.67: A Good Ol’ Chinwag

    Channeling the joys of sitting in a pub in England over a few pints of Guinness, the boys sit back and meander down a conversation river. From discussion the kosher-ness of miso soup to the rationale of naming young Humperdinck, Englebert, it is quite the chinwag.

    • 26 min
    Ep.66: Survival of the Drivelest

    Ep.66: Survival of the Drivelest

    As a public service, Jon and Kurt have decided to impart some key tactics to ensure you survive life-threatening occurrences and will be around long enough to regale friends and enemies with your tales of heroism. The boys will give you tips on how to get through falling from the sky without a parachute, coming into contact with a shark, needing to find water to drink, or any other of a variety of experiences that can kill you. Clearly, it is a grace to know you will have survival by drivel.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

BrianBSIB ,

Always positive!

I LOVE this podcast and the banter between Jon and Kurt. I truly appreciate how through 50 episodes, all during a pandemic, they’ve kept the time 100% positive and fun. It’s a welcome break from everything else going on in our lives. Highly recommended!

HappyMan!!!!!: ,

Smart Drivel

Love the banter!

AJFlanigan ,

Laugh while you learn

Fun, witty banter by two very bright, hilarious guys. They discuss a variety of interesting and thought provoking topics each week. I learn something every time I listen. And I laugh every time I listen! Intellects with a sense of humor will love this podcast.

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