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Explore Wikipedia in a daily podcast with Rachel Teichman, LMSW, and Victor Varnado, KSN as they read articles aloud and provide light commentary.
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WikiListen Victor Varnado

    • Comedy
    • 3.8 • 26 Ratings

Explore Wikipedia in a daily podcast with Rachel Teichman, LMSW, and Victor Varnado, KSN as they read articles aloud and provide light commentary.
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    Kaizo

    Kaizo

    Delve into the fascinating world of Kaizo, a genre of video games known for their extreme difficulty and intricate level design. Learn about the origins of Kaizo and its influence on modern gaming culture. Hosted by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN.
    Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman
    Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaizo
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    • 16 min
    Behavioral Sink

    Behavioral Sink

    Behavioral sink occurs when a population grows too large, even in an instance with abundance. This was shown in the behaviors of rats who had everything they needed. Learn more as read by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN!
    Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman
    Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_sink
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    • 14 min
    Lin Qi (Entrepreneur)

    Lin Qi (Entrepreneur)

    Lin Qi was an entrepreneur who created very successful video games. Learn more as read by Victor Varnado, KSN and Rachel Teichman, LMSW!
    Full Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Qi_(entrepreneur)
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    • 5 min
    Taps (Bugle Call)

    Taps (Bugle Call)

    Taps are traditionally played in a military setting as an alarm or to signal a funeral. Learn more as read by Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN!
    Full Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taps_(bugle_call)
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    • 10 min
    Euthanasia Coaster Re-visited

    Euthanasia Coaster Re-visited

    Step into the realm of the macabre with the Euthanasia Coaster, a theoretical roller coaster designed to explore the delicate intersection of life and death. Delve into the philosophical and ethical implications surrounding this chilling concept as Rachel Teichman, LMSW guides you through this thought-provoking episode, complemented by the insightful narration of Victor Varnado, KSN.
    Produced by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman
    Full Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthanasia_Coaster?fbclid=IwAR29CifwF-Qkh6pvvYSnyAy2UN0K-hGszujFLVYzCztMTEHrQZPgdO7kQB4
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    • 8 min
    Social Justice Warrior Re-visited

    Social Justice Warrior Re-visited

    Delve into the world of "Social Justice Warriors" with Rachel Teichman, LMSW and Victor Varnado, KSN. Explore the history and connotations of this term, often used in contemporary discussions about activism and advocacy. Did you know that the term "Social Justice Warrior" can carry both positive and negative connotations?
    Produced and hosted by Victor Varnado & Rachel Teichman
    Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice_warrior
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Altavek ,

Funny and informative but sometimes cringy

It’s fun hearing random articles from wiki that you’d normally wouldn’t happen across. The blind reading aspect makes for some pronunciation attempts that are mutually hilarious for the hosts and the listeners. Rachel is delightful and Victor is insightful. However Victor has a tendency to be awfully dismissive, bordering on rude, to Rachel, hence the cringe.

Cassowarying ,

Fun podcast

I enjoy this podcast. The hosts read the articles at a relaxing pace, and their commentary is fun… although their voice acting skills could improve a lot. Has the podcast considered reading the Jonathan Blow article? He’s doing some highly innovative work… and has some spicy opinions haha.

JFjfgg ,

Good idea, bad execution.

The idea of this podcast has a lot of potential but the way these hosts go about it leaves alot to be desired. They add nothing to the topic whatsoever; no thoughts or insights, just a dry read of a Wikipedia article in a tone of voice that sounds robotic and uninterested.

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