126 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 • 57 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.

    ChatGPT: Our New Robot Overlords

    ChatGPT: Our New Robot Overlords

    Artificial intelligence has become so advanced that it can be nearly indistinguishable from human work products. One example is OpenAI’s ChatGPT - a program capable of writing everything from creative works to computer coding. But what are the harms and potential pitfalls of this technology? In this episode, we talk about ChatGPT and then play the quick quiz with Comedian, Writer and Magician, Matt Donnelly!



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    • 54 min
    The Bouba/Kiki Effect & The Shape of Words

    The Bouba/Kiki Effect & The Shape of Words

    Researchers have found that almost 90% of the time, subjects will associate nonsense words ”bouba” and ”kiki” with nonsense drawings. But why? In this episode, we discuss the strange linguistic phenomenon of sound symbolism and discuss how sometimes, the sounds of words themselves can carry meaning. Then we chat with Social Psychologist, Dr. Andy Luttrell of the Opinion Science podcast. 



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    • 37 min
    Nazi Meth Zombies: Drug Use by the Third Reich

    Nazi Meth Zombies: Drug Use by the Third Reich

    The use of Pervitin - basically pure crystal meth - was pervasive throughout the Nazi regime, from high commanders all the way down to German soldiers fighting in the field. In this episode, we explore the use of meth by the Nazis and how it helped - and hurt them in World War II. Then we catch up with Comedian and Screen Writer, Jay Black!

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    • 41 min
    New Years Eve: The TRUE History of the NYE Ball Drop - REWIND

    New Years Eve: The TRUE History of the NYE Ball Drop - REWIND

    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!



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    • 22 min
    The German Christmas Pickle: Tradition or Marketing? REWIND

    The German Christmas Pickle: Tradition or Marketing? REWIND

    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.”

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    • 10 min
    That’s Not Chicken: The Kentucky Meat Shower

    That’s Not Chicken: The Kentucky Meat Shower

    We’ve heard the expression ”raining cats and dogs.” We’ve even heard of small fish or frogs occasionally coming down with the rain. But in a tiny town in Kentucky, it once rained MEAT for several minutes. In this episode, we dig into this strange story and try to find out how it all happened. Then we play the quick quiz with Speaker and Comedian, Amma Marfo!

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Tzigana1207 ,

Awesome

I just started listening to this podcast. I love this it’s educational! it’s funny! it entertaining!

thpodcastreviewnickname ,

Brilliant! A new favorite.

This was the podcast I didn’t know I was missing. My cocktail hour story game has never been better!

—TK

blueyedtina ,

Something new

Great show. I always learn something. And love sharing the info with friends as random trivia.

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