10 episodes

From the podcasting wunderkinds who brought you the fascinatingly pointless DAN WAKES UP SCREAMING: a weekly deep dive into history, year by year, breaking down one important* headline per month. Time-traveling special guests occasionally drop by with unique insights to the period (or whatever else they have on their mind at the moment). * headlines may be in no way important

Year of the Week Dan, Fed, and Brian

    • Comedy

From the podcasting wunderkinds who brought you the fascinatingly pointless DAN WAKES UP SCREAMING: a weekly deep dive into history, year by year, breaking down one important* headline per month. Time-traveling special guests occasionally drop by with unique insights to the period (or whatever else they have on their mind at the moment). * headlines may be in no way important

    1900

    1900

    The Boxer Rebellion kicks into high gear. The Paris Metro opens in all its Art Nouveauness. And Max Planck gets his constant thingie. What year is your favorite year? This week, ours is 1900.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    1963

    1963

    The Beatles release their first album turning teenagers into British crazed lunatics. Flipper turns audiences into dolphin crazed lunatics. And a crazed lunatic launches a conspiracy theory industry in Dallas. What is your favorite year? This week ours is 1963.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    1993

    1993

    An FBI agent is determined to find the truth (which is out there). A swarm of grasshoppers spoil the Rocketman’s day. And an MLB player’s skull hits a home run. What is your favorite year? This week, ours is 1993.







    Welcome to Season Two!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    1955

    1955

    “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens on Broadway. “Rock Around the Clock” introduced rocks and clocks to America. And the “Village Voice” is launched from a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village. What is your favorite year? This week, ours is 1955. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    1968

    1968

    Stanley Kubrick took us on the ultimate trip. Peggy Fleming won the only gold medal for the USA at an Olympics. And then some truly horrible events that show how things today could be much much worse. Seriously, don’t even Google it because it will destroy you. But other stuff happened too! What’s your favorite year? Well, it’d be weird for us to say that 1968 is ours. Here’s 1968!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    2000

    2000

    Y2K fails to destroy Earth. Dora the Explorer begins her reign of terror. And Letters to Cleo officially ends the 90’s by disbanding. What is your favorite year? This week, ours is 2000.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

NYgirl92 ,

Keeps me laughing

I save Year of the Week episodes for my long drives alone and they never disappoint. Dan is one of the funniest people I’ve ever known, and I never tire of his humor. The three hosts have a great dynamic. Keep the great episodes coming!

ChrifuB. ,

The Time Machine!

So I wasn't sold on this podcast until the Time Machine activated and I realized what absolute dorks these guys are. Very fun, and even slightly informative!

hawkeye75 ,

I listened to the whole thing!!!

Keeping it real with nostalgia/pop culture/memories/speculation/insights/short bursts of insanity. Who doesn't love that???

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