36 episodes

'Too Much Information' is a new iHeartRadio podcast that gives you the secret history, behind-the-scenes details and little-known fascinating facts about your favorite movies, music, TV shows and more. The series is brought to you by two trivia titans with too much free time. Jordan Runtagh and Alex Heigl are big-time pop culture nerds and longtime listicle writers who've worked at Rolling Stone, People, Entertainment Weekly, VH1, and Page Six. Now they're let off the leash and ready to dive deep into a different beloved entertainment classic three times a week. Get ready for everything you never knew about 'Rugrats,' 'Hook,' "Dancing Queen," Sonic the Hedgehog, 'Jeopardy,' 'Top Gun,' 'Jagged Little Pill'...The list goes on, and so will these guys. But in a good way. Promise. 

Too Much Information iHeartPodcasts

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

'Too Much Information' is a new iHeartRadio podcast that gives you the secret history, behind-the-scenes details and little-known fascinating facts about your favorite movies, music, TV shows and more. The series is brought to you by two trivia titans with too much free time. Jordan Runtagh and Alex Heigl are big-time pop culture nerds and longtime listicle writers who've worked at Rolling Stone, People, Entertainment Weekly, VH1, and Page Six. Now they're let off the leash and ready to dive deep into a different beloved entertainment classic three times a week. Get ready for everything you never knew about 'Rugrats,' 'Hook,' "Dancing Queen," Sonic the Hedgehog, 'Jeopardy,' 'Top Gun,' 'Jagged Little Pill'...The list goes on, and so will these guys. But in a good way. Promise. 

    Oreos

    Oreos

    Jordan and Alex discuss the family blood feud that led to the beloved cookie's creation, as well as the physics behind dunking, psychology behind twisting, chemistry behind the cream, and the mystery behind its iconic name. They'll also go deep on the 50+ different varieties, the rumored hidden meanings in the wafer embossing, and some truly gross Oreo-related hazing rituals. 

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    • 54 min
    Shania Twain's 'Come on Over'

    Shania Twain's 'Come on Over'

    Alex and Jordan celebrate the 25th anniversary of the diamond-selling country-crossover smash that spawned immortal hits like "Man! I Feel Like a Woman," "You're Still The One," and "That Don't Impress Me Much." They'll explore Twain's harrowing backstory in the Canadian wilderness, where she overcame abuse, poverty and the death of her parents, and also her unlikely musical (and romantic) partnership with a heavy metal icon — which splintered amid one of the messiest love triangles this side of Fleetwood Mac. Of course, they'll also examine the many influences that went into the album, from '80s new-waver Robert Palmer to Brad Pitt's lawsuit against Playgirl and drag queens in Twain's hometown. And finally, they'll spotlight her triumphant comeback after Lyme disease nearly robbed Twain of her singing voice.

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    • 48 min
    Legends of the Hidden Temple

    Legends of the Hidden Temple

    Jordan and Alex dive into Nickelodeon's ultimate test of physical and mental fitness. They'll explain how the classic millennial gameshow was produced on a shoestring budget, why the prizes were so lame, and how Olmec was made from old disco balls from Radio Shack. They'll also explore the rigorous auditions, why many contestants still have PTSD from doing the Temple Run, and why everyone sucked at assembling the Shrine of the Silver Monkey. 

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    • 54 min
    The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    Jordan and Alex revisit Jim Carrey's inaugural dramatic role, released on the eve of the reality TV explosion. They'll discuss the gritty, violent first draft set in a faux-NYC (in which Truman abducts a stranger's baby!), the time Jim Carrey nearly died while filming the movie's climax, and why producers filmed at Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz's childhood home. Plus, they'll delve into the practical reality of living in a sunless dome, the psychiatric disorders named in the film's honor, and the truly sadistic reality TV shows that followed in its wake. 

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Antiques Roadshow

    Antiques Roadshow

    Jordan and Alex discuss the crown jewel of the PBS lineup, which turns 25 years old this year. They’ll talk about the biggest paydays, worst soul crushing disappointments, plus scams, shenanigans and prison sentences that resulted from the surprisingly cut-throat world of antiquing. There’s also the time one of the appraisers drank urine, another one pulled a severed dog head out of a suitcase, and an unsuspecting guest learned they accidentally spent thousands on grocery store olive oil. Plus, they’ll also explain how the show was used to defend a murder suspect!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    Alex and Jordan delve into the infamous animated '90s flick that traumatized a generation of kids with its terrifying (yet oddly sexy) pollution monster, Hexxus. But it's not all nightmare fuel! They'll discuss the 14 hours of improvised dialogue that Robin Williams provided for filmmakers, Disney's ruthless attempts to crush the film before it made it to theaters, and how Elton John, Jimmy Buffett and Tone Loc all got roped into the soundtrack. 

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

tahoemud ,

Incredible research

This is a podcast that delivers the goods! Funny, informative, well researched, and always entertaining.

Dr Winston O'B ,

Endlessly Entertaining and Informative

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn. You’ll become a valuable asset to your trivia team. Listen and enjoy!

marigold1974 ,

Awesome show!

Now do The Goonies!

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