73 episodes

Forgotten history, bizarre tales & facts that seem too strange to be true! Host Michael Kent asks listeners to tell him something strange, bizarre or surprising that they‘ve recently learned and he gets to the bottom of it! Every episode ends by playing a gameshow-style quiz game with a celebrity guest. Part of the WCBE Podcast Experience.

The Internet Says it‘s True Michael Kent

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    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

Forgotten history, bizarre tales & facts that seem too strange to be true! Host Michael Kent asks listeners to tell him something strange, bizarre or surprising that they‘ve recently learned and he gets to the bottom of it! Every episode ends by playing a gameshow-style quiz game with a celebrity guest. Part of the WCBE Podcast Experience.

    The Battle of Los Angeles: Real Bullets & Imaginary Targets

    The Battle of Los Angeles: Real Bullets & Imaginary Targets

    On February 25, 1942, the sky erupted with gunfire and anti-aircraft rounds. The ground-to-air assault went on for an hour, and the intended target was an invading Japanese air attack. But there was no enemy. The entire thing was a huge false alarm. It became known as the Battle of Los Angeles. In this episode, we tell the story about the air raid and then talk with Magicians Meadow Perry And Daniel Greenwolf!

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    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent

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    • 35 min
    A Fire Burning Underground: Centralia, PA

    A Fire Burning Underground: Centralia, PA

    At the time of its largest population, Centralia, PA was an Eastern Pennsylvania borough with 2,700 residents. Now there are 5. This is due to a coal fire that’s been burning under the town for almost 60 years, and continues to burn to this day. In this episode, we tell the sad story of Centralia and chat with entertainer Scot Nery for the quick quiz!

    Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589

    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent

    For a special discount at SCOTTeVEST, FATCO skincare or to register for Cause Camp, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

    • 34 min
    LePique and Grandpré: The Hot Air Balloon Duel

    LePique and Grandpré: The Hot Air Balloon Duel

    NEW EPISODE! In 1808, a lover’s quarrel in Paris led to one of the most interesting duels ever fought. Monsieur LePique and Monsieur de Grandpré both fell in love with the same ballerina. So they did what anyone caught in a 19th century Parisian love triangle would do: they fought a duel via hot air balloon. In this episode, we tell the extremely French tale and then issue a quick quiz about duels to Professional Mindreader, Eric Dittelman!



    Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589


    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent


    For a special discount at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

    • 28 min
    New Years Eve: The TRUE History of the NYE Ball Drop (REBROADCAST of Episode 18)

    New Years Eve: The TRUE History of the NYE Ball Drop (REBROADCAST of Episode 18)

    Originally released January 4th, 2021. The dropping of the ball in NYC‘s Times Square on New Years Eve is a tradition seen by billions of people around the world. But did the tradition of dropping a ball start in New York? In this episode, we explore the real history of the dropping ball and quiz my friend, magician Peter Boie!



    Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589


    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent


    For a special discount at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

    • 21 min
    The German Christmas Pickle: Tradition or Marketing? (REBROADCAST of Episode 17)

    The German Christmas Pickle: Tradition or Marketing? (REBROADCAST of Episode 17)

    Originally released December 28, 2020. Many Americans have heard of the age-honored German tradition of hanging Pickle-shaped ornament on the Christmas Tree. But is it really a tradition in Germany? This episode explores the truth and myths behind this German ”tradition.”

    Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589

    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent

    For a special discount at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

    • 10 min
    To Boldly Go: How Spacemen Poo and Pee (REBROADCAST of Episode 5)

    To Boldly Go: How Spacemen Poo and Pee (REBROADCAST of Episode 5)

    Originally released October 5, 2020. Using the bathroom in space has never been easy. And since the early NASA space missions of the 1960s, engineers have been solving this problem in ingenious ways. In this episode, we explore some of the many ways Astronauts have been able to go number 1 and 2. And we call Comedy Magician Erik Tait to see if he knows what we‘ve just learned!

    Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589

    Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent

    For a special discount at SCOTTeVEST, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Hypnotic1 ,

Great dives into odd facts

Such a fun show to listen to. I come away from every episode knowing more than I did when I came in. Cleverly presented by a host who is very entertaining and engaging. Whenever someone asks for a podcast to listen to, this is where I point them. Nice job Michael Kent.

KaitSmithNH ,

Fun Facts and Interesting Conversations

I stumbled across this podcast thanks to reddit and I am so glad I did! I’m now hooked and can’t wait for the next fun fact I didn’t know I need to know. Do yourself a favor and subscribe!

ryangtr ,

Excellent

Mike is a pro entertainer who is interesting and very funny. Give this one a listen now!

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