99 episodes

The podcast that asks why YOU know SO MUCH about a VERY specific topic. Comedians Nadia Osman and Steve Szlaga invite guests to talk about a singular, limited point of interest they know more about than anyone (but that Nadia and Steve usually know next to nothing about). Topics range from pop culture, history, science, politics, and art, to anything and everything niche, kitsch, camp, weird, wild, wondrous, and beyond. Come join the party!

Why Do You Know That‪?‬ Why Do You Know That?

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

The podcast that asks why YOU know SO MUCH about a VERY specific topic. Comedians Nadia Osman and Steve Szlaga invite guests to talk about a singular, limited point of interest they know more about than anyone (but that Nadia and Steve usually know next to nothing about). Topics range from pop culture, history, science, politics, and art, to anything and everything niche, kitsch, camp, weird, wild, wondrous, and beyond. Come join the party!

    Operation Paperclip with Andrea More

    Operation Paperclip with Andrea More

    This week, Nadia and Steve talk to writer and comedian Andrea More (@@amore_orless) about the history behind Operation Paperclip, the US and CIA-backed efforts to bring former high-ranking Nazi officials to America. Yes, you read that right, actual German Nazis working for NASA and more! Why did President Truman agree to move forward with the plan? What important documents have you lost in a toilet? Why did the government do all this to stop the USSR? How old is Steve anyway?! Let's do this again some time!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Killdozer with Joey Clift

    Killdozer with Joey Clift

    This week, Nadia and Steve welcome back writer Joey Clift (@joyetainment) to discuss Killdozer, aka the story behind Colorado resident Marvin Heemeyer and the death-defying homemade bulldozer he built after several disputes with his city council members. What causes a man to bulldoze a town?  Why is this a cautionary tale about how right-wing YouTube commentators define "hero" on the Internet? And when did Nadia become the spokesperson for Granby tourism?! Let's do this again some time!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Estate Sales Tips with Chad Westbrook

    Estate Sales Tips with Chad Westbrook

    This week, Nadia and Steve chat with actor and comedian Chad Westbrook (@chadwestbrook) about the fine (and sustainable) art of purchasing antiques, kitschy decor, action figures, midcentury furniture, porcelain dolls, and more from estate sales. What exactly is the difference between one and a yard sale? What treasures did one of the Hearst mansions behold? What are the rules, tips, and tricks to get the best deals? What the hell does Nadia do with Royal Daulton figurines?! Let's do this again some time!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Self Development During COVID-19 with Amy Vorpahl

    Self Development During COVID-19 with Amy Vorpahl

    This week, Nadia and Steve talk once again with pod friend, writer, actor, and singer/songwriter Amy Vorpahl (@vorpahlsword) about improving yourself despite the mental health hurdles of the global pandemic. What are essential personal development skills? Why is the journey of self-improvement an ongoing process of constant learning and not a quick fix? What's it like to hire a life coach versus a therapist? What's it like to find out Steve writes gratitude lists?! Let's do this again some time!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    It's the Summer of 2021! with Nadia and Steve

    It's the Summer of 2021! with Nadia and Steve

    Hello! Hey there! Where has the time gone? Nadia and Steve catch up with each other on a special Why Do You Know That? episode about COVID, theme parks, injuries, illnesses, traveling, deep dish pizza, everything to do in Cleveland, Ohio -- and MORE! Let's do this again some time! 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Mary Steenburgen's Surgery Unlocking Songwriting Ability with Carolyn Jania and Adam Ceschin from Schmab

    Mary Steenburgen's Surgery Unlocking Songwriting Ability with Carolyn Jania and Adam Ceschin from Schmab

    This week, Nadia and Steve talk to Carolyn Jania and Adam Ceschin from musical comedy duo Schmab (@schmab) about how actress Mary Steenburgen's "minor arm surgery" led to her waking up with a head full of music and the uncanny ability to write songs for TV and film. How close has Mary come to winning a second Oscar for songwriting? How does her husband Ted Danson, or Martha's Vineyard, or the accordion factor into any of this? Do we know what the nonprofit Oceania doea?! Let's do this again some time!

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Lots of Fun!

This is such a fun podcast that covers such a wide range of topics with each episode that it never gets boring!

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Rules

This slaps so hard

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RIP headphone listeners

Yikes, the levels on this pod are so unbalanced. Is Nadia in a basement? The piercing pops of laughter made me turn it off. Maybe once it’s fine tuned I’ll come back.

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