Disalmanac Podcast 054: George Washington (With Cole Stratton)

Working in the Cole mine.Disalmanac Podcast 054 (nine and a half minutes exactly)

This week, Disalmanac brings you fact-like facts about the Father of Our Country, George Washington. Although–Maury Povich found that he was NOT the father. You should have seen George Washington dance across that stage in joy. Sadly, Betsy Ross was crushed.

And stay tuned for a Random Bonus Fact about Disneyland from Cole Stratton. He’s one of the co-founders of SF Sketchfest, the sketchiest fest out there! Seriously–who did he hire to run this thing, leper carnies? Eeesh. Great, now we’ll never be appearing at Sketchfest. Also–Cole co-hosts the popular Pop My Culture Podcast, which you should check out.

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Disalmanac Podcast 053: Jimmy Carter (With Janie Haddad Tompkins)

Always be sure to carry your Emergency Portable Fake Mustache.Disalmanac Podcast 053 (nearly eight and a half minutes in length)

When it comes to presidential fact-like facts, the Disalmanac Podcast is always on the case. And this week, we tell you all about Jimmy Carter, who was the only president with the great taste of peanuts! Available in chunky, extra chunky, and the extremely disturbing creamy.

And stay tuned for a Random Bonus Fact from Janie Haddad Tompkins–she voices Margaret on “Regular Show,” and co-hosts the nifty podcast “Janie & Aaron Does Hollywood.” She’s the Janiest!

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The AV Club said of the Disalmanac Podcast: “The reward is in the bizarre snowball effect.” So if you need bizarre snowballs, download this podcast NOW, Maynard!

ALSO: Pre-order the Disalmanac book, get a free autographed bookmark and some stickers! And maybe win some original art from the book–DETAILS HERE!

ALSO ALSO: Enter to win one of 20 FREE copies on GoodReads, HERE.

Disalmanac Podcast 052: Psychology (with Michelle Wolf)

Michelle Wolf's hair is probably the most complex fractal known to science.DISALMANAC PODCAST 052 (just over seven-and-a-half minutes in length)

What do you know about psychology? Wrong! This week’s Disalmanac Podcast has all the fact-like facts about this science. For instance: Did you know the word ‘psychology’ somes from the ancient Greek word for ‘my uncle’s toaster-oven’? You probably didn’t even know the ancient Greeks had toaster-ovens, or even uncles. You poor thing.

And be sure to stay tuned for a Random Bonus Fact from Michelle Wolf, whose Twitter feed @michelleisawolf  is one of the funniest on Twitter. Also: She is a wolf; she WILL kill you if you’re trapped in the Arctic wilderness and unable to start a fire.

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The AV Club said of the Disalmanac Podcast: “The reward is in the bizarre snowball effect.” So if it’s bizarre snowballs you need, download this podcast NOW, Slappy!

ALSO: Disalmanac: A Book of Fact-Like Facts comes out in September–300+ pages, 150 illustrations, and 20 Random Bonus Facts from folks like Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, Al Yankovic, and Ask Me Another’s bandleader, the leggy Jonathan CoultonPLUS: if you pre-order the Disalmanac book, you can get a free autographed bookmark, and maybe win some original art from the book–DETAILS HERE!

Disalmanac Podcast 051: London (with Ophira Eisenberg)

oeDisalmanac Podcast 051 (just shy of eight minutes in length)

This week’s podcast is about London, and all things London–from the Eifel Tower to the Great Wall of China, you can find it in London.

And stay tuned for a Random Bonus Fact from Ophira Eisenberg. She’s the host of NPR’s puzzles-and-fun show “Ask Me Another,” and the author of “Screw Everyone.” Try not to get confused and Ask Everyone and Screw Me Another, OK Slappy?

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The AV Club said of the Disalmanac Podcast: “The reward is in the bizarre snowball effect.” So if it’s bizarre snowballs you need, download this podcast NOW, Slappy!

ALSO: Disalmanac: A Book of Fact-Like Facts comes out in September–300+ pages, 150 illustrations, and 20 Random Bonus Facts from folks like Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, Al Yankovic, and Ask Me Another’s bandleader, the leggy Jonathan CoultonPLUS: if you pre-order the Disalmanac book, you can get a free autographed bookmark, and maybe win some original art from the book–DETAILS HERE!

Disalmanac Podcast 050: Brit Lit (With Emily Heller)

emily-heller-2Disalmanac Podcast 050 (approximately eight minutes and three seconds)

For Disalmanac’s fiftieth podcast, we look at the entirety of 19th century British literature. This was a fruitful period for classic novels and poetry that you have to read in your first semester at college while you’re still drunk from the night before. Now, you can listen to this podcast and get back to drinking. You’re welcome.

And stay tuned for a Random Bonus Fact from comedian Emily Heller–you may have seen her on Conan earlier this year. Plus, she does the great Baby Geniuses podcast, which we have never appeared on even though clearly we were a baby genius.

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The AV Club said of the Disalmanac Podcast: “The reward is in the bizarre snowball effect.” So if you need bizarre snowballs, download this podcast NOW, Slappy!

REMEMBER: Pre-order the Disalmanac book, get a free autographed bookmark! And maybe win some original art from the book–details here!

Disalmanac Podcast 049: Physics (with Aparna Nancherla)

Disalmanac Podcast 049 (eight minutes exactly)

This week: physics! We’ll tackle some of the most basic concepts of classical physics, like force, momentum, and what the hell were we all thinking, vis a vis that “Harlem Shake” thing a few months ago. What was that even?

And then: stay tuned for a Random Bonus Fact about insects from Aparna Nancherla, who has pretty much the funniest Twitter on the planet, and is also a comedian and a writer for FX’s “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” (she wrote the ‘Kamau’ part).

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Disalmanac Podcast 048: Florida (with Dion Flynn)

168968104Disalmanac Podcast 048 (approximately 8.5 minutes)

This week’s episode is PACKED with fact-like facts about Florida! For instance: did you know the name “Florida” comes from the Seminole word for “What is this ‘hanging chad’ BS, anyway?” Kind of weird that they would have a word for that, but there it is.

And then: stay tuned for a Random Bonus Fact about 30 Rock, the massive Manhattan building that houses NBC programs such as SNL, from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s own Dion Flynn. He the guy who plays Barack Obama, the Great Benito, AND Steve Higgins. So versatile!

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