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Acid Pop explores the fascinating and horrible aspects of history, science, and everyday life.

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Knights

EThis week we turn chivalrous. Turns out it just means do what you feel like. Join us as we discuss How to get a jump on the job market early by starting at 10, when it's ok to kill someone for saving your life, and the best vacation policy of any job ever. Sources: https://www.ancient.eu/Medieval_Knight/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/knight-cavalryman https://www.ancient.eu/article/1245/medieval-knights-12-of-the-best/ https://www.history.com/news/knights-middle-ages https://www.toptenz.net/10-reasons-medieval-knights-actually-huge-jerks.php https://origins.osu.edu/review/knighthood-it-was-not-we-wish-it-were https://www.businessinsider.com/rules-of-knighthood-and-chivalry-2017-3 https://www.ancient.eu/article/1240/how-to-become-a-medieval-knight/ http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-knights/chivalry.htm https://listverse.com/2015/12/10/10-reasons-why-knights-were-terrible-warriors/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffroi_de_Charny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc

43 MIN6 d ago
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Knights

Asbestos

EThis week we go digging for asbestos to uncover the truth. Turns out it is, in fact, deadly. Join us as we discuss tablecloths cleaned in fire, the marvel that was asbestos cigarette filters, and how to make millions by simply killing your employees. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/asbestos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12170 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friable https://www.britannica.com/science/asbestos-mineral https://bainbridgeelearning.co.uk/12-asbestos-myths-debunked/ https://www.asbestos.com/asbestos/history/ https://www.asbestos.com/featured-stories/cover-up/ https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/statistics/ https://www.asbestos.com/products/ https://www.asbestos.com/products/cigarette-filters/ https://www.kazanlaw.com/the-wizard-of-oz-lethal-asbestos-exposure/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63217/5-vintage-appliances-couldve-killed-you https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-sordid-bizarre-h...

38 MIN2 w ago
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Asbestos

Secret Societies

EShhh! quiet! We're talking about...secrets. Join us as we discuss secret societies that have infiltrated the media, killed wrong doers, and started world wars. Though not always intentionally or maliciously. Sources: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-presidents-who-were-in-secret-societies-2017-4 https://boingboing.net/2015/10/18/the-international-concatenated.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehmic_court https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/oath-skull/ https://www.legendsofamerica.com/mo-baldknobber/ https://archives.cjr.org/currents/talk_to_the_hand.php https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43005770 https://historycollection.co/secret-society-peril-facts-freemasons-ww2/ https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170809-the-accidental-invention-of-the-illuminati-conspiracy https://spartacus-educational.com/FWWblackhand1.htm https://www.history.com/news/how-a-wrong-turn-started-world-war-i

33 MIN3 w ago
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Secret Societies

Unsolved Murders

EThis week we talk about how hard it is to get away with murder. Turns out, not too terribly. Join is as we discuss unsolved murders involving jazz, mustaches, and the blunt end of an ax.

34 MINAPR 27
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Unsolved Murders

Parasitic Fungus

EThis week's episode is infectious, but in a good way. Join us as we discuss fungus that will starve you, rot out your face, or make insects heads explode. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/parasite https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=fungus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungus https://phobia.wikia.org/wiki/Mycophobia http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150202-six-bizarre-things-about-fungi https://www.toptenz.net/10-surprising-facts-about-fungi.php https://www.quora.com/Can-mushrooms-grow-in-the-lungs https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/twenty-fascinating-facts-about-fungi/Content?oid=2646932 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379264/ https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0167295 https://www.npr.org/2011/10/09/141164173/caterpillar-fungus-the-viagra-of-the-himalayas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ergotism https://www.history.com/topics/immigration/irish-potato-famine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_population_analysis https://en.w...

34 MINAPR 20
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Parasitic Fungus

What About? Part 5

EYes, it's that time again! Time to catch up on what's new in the world of horrible things. Join us as we bring you the latest about semi trucks, counterfeits, video games, conspiracy theories, and more! Sources: https://www.thedailybeast.com/six-inmates-dead-scores-escape-as-prisoners-riot-across-italy-after-visitor-restrictions-over-coronavirus https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-rachel-llyod-arrested-involuntary-manslaughter-20200306-f43chwpj4beo5ofqmqsbtc5utm-story.html https://abc11.com/health/suspected-fake-covid-19-test-kits-intercepted-at-lax-/6014469/ https://calgaryherald.com/news/world/romanian-cancer-patient-dies-a-week-after-being-set-on-fire-during-surgery/wcm/c85669bd-f2a3-4dc7-82ff-e75bf8983ed9/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0hSxj2RDblBFS-tc9HgNS3BX_o9DlBhs1dNaF9ZavpfO25lkQ7TzluJ7w#Echobox=1577814520 https://www.eastidahonews.com/2019/12/california-church-that-prayed-to-resurrect-girl-from-the-dead-is-moving-on-with-memorial-service/ https://sl...

30 MINAPR 13
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What About? Part 5

Chocolate

EThis week we indulge our sweet tooth talking about chocolate. Join us as we discuss everything that goes into the making of chocolate including bugs, child slavery, and a surprising number of people who drowned in it. Sources: https://nowtoronto.com/news/chocolate-child-labour-slavery-hersheys/ https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-americas/history-of-chocolate https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-brief-history-of-chocolate-21860917/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5782944/Man-dies-after-falling-into-vat-of-chocolate.html https://www.newsweek.com/refugees-nearly-drown-vat-chocolate-318670 https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/the-worlds-most-expensive-chocolate-bar-is-now-685 https://www.popsci.com/chocolate-theobromine-toxic-amount/ https://www.nbcnews.com/healthmain/chocolate-allergies-linked-cockroach-parts-628784 https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/in-the-media/churchill-in-the-news/death-by-chocolate-plot-to-kill-churchill/ https://www.st...

39 MINAPR 6
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Chocolate

Sigmund Freud

EThis week we talk about Sigmund Freud, the abusive, drug-addicted father of psychology. Join us as we discuss drug overdoses, sexism, and hiding poop in pillows, all for the love and/or envy of penises. Sources: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/542405/facts-about-sigmund-freud http://ww3.haverford.edu/psychology/ddavis/p109g/freudfem.html https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02252359 https://www.simplypsychology.org/psyche.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electra_complex https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oedipus_complex https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanatos https://www.sparknotes.com/biography/freud/terms/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preconscious https://www.simplypsychology.org/psychosexual.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud https://www.verywellmind.com/how-sigmund-freud-viewed-women-2795859 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freuds-patients-serial/201203/mathilde-schleicher-1862-1890 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud https://listverse.com/20...

39 MINMAR 30
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Sigmund Freud

Video Games

EThis week we get our game on talking about a subject close to all our hearts and how not to do it. Join us as we discuss dying from sitting down, dying from standing up, and dying from someone calling the police to come and shoot you because you beat them at a game. Sources: https://www.thegamer.com/15-people-who-have-died-playing-video-games/ https://www.looper.com/9331/video-games-ruined-peoples-lives/ https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-20931304 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/14/us/swatting-sentence-casey-viner/index.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(activist)#The_Howard_Stern_Show https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/video-game-addiction#1 https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-hacker-zachary-buchta-sentenced-20180327-story.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizard_Squad https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-who-launched-ddos-attacks-on-sony-ea-and-steam-gets-27-months-in-prison/ https://www.fraghero.com/8-...

46 MINMAR 23
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Video Games

Union Strikes

EThis week we learn about strength in numbers and how people united can make real change in the world. Alternatively, we'll talk about what happens when people try to do that. Join us as we discuss the consequences of being in a union including being shot at, set on fire, and having bombs dropped on them from planes. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/union https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=strike https://aflcio.org/formaunion/collective-voice https://anh.com/the-cost-of-unions/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strikebreaker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrip https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinkerton_(detective_agency) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin%E2%80%93Felts_Detective_Agency https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Railroad_Strike_of_1877 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsboys%27_strike_of_1899 https://www.intermountainhistories.org/items/show/219 https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/17329/eight-strikes-turned-ugly-or-inspired-keanu-reeves-movies https://philadelphiaencyclo...

43 MINMAR 16
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Union Strikes

Latest Episodes

Knights

EThis week we turn chivalrous. Turns out it just means do what you feel like. Join us as we discuss How to get a jump on the job market early by starting at 10, when it's ok to kill someone for saving your life, and the best vacation policy of any job ever. Sources: https://www.ancient.eu/Medieval_Knight/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/knight-cavalryman https://www.ancient.eu/article/1245/medieval-knights-12-of-the-best/ https://www.history.com/news/knights-middle-ages https://www.toptenz.net/10-reasons-medieval-knights-actually-huge-jerks.php https://origins.osu.edu/review/knighthood-it-was-not-we-wish-it-were https://www.businessinsider.com/rules-of-knighthood-and-chivalry-2017-3 https://www.ancient.eu/article/1240/how-to-become-a-medieval-knight/ http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-knights/chivalry.htm https://listverse.com/2015/12/10/10-reasons-why-knights-were-terrible-warriors/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffroi_de_Charny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc

43 MIN6 d ago
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Knights

Asbestos

EThis week we go digging for asbestos to uncover the truth. Turns out it is, in fact, deadly. Join us as we discuss tablecloths cleaned in fire, the marvel that was asbestos cigarette filters, and how to make millions by simply killing your employees. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/asbestos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12170 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friable https://www.britannica.com/science/asbestos-mineral https://bainbridgeelearning.co.uk/12-asbestos-myths-debunked/ https://www.asbestos.com/asbestos/history/ https://www.asbestos.com/featured-stories/cover-up/ https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/statistics/ https://www.asbestos.com/products/ https://www.asbestos.com/products/cigarette-filters/ https://www.kazanlaw.com/the-wizard-of-oz-lethal-asbestos-exposure/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63217/5-vintage-appliances-couldve-killed-you https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-sordid-bizarre-h...

38 MIN2 w ago
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Asbestos

Secret Societies

EShhh! quiet! We're talking about...secrets. Join us as we discuss secret societies that have infiltrated the media, killed wrong doers, and started world wars. Though not always intentionally or maliciously. Sources: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-presidents-who-were-in-secret-societies-2017-4 https://boingboing.net/2015/10/18/the-international-concatenated.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehmic_court https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/oath-skull/ https://www.legendsofamerica.com/mo-baldknobber/ https://archives.cjr.org/currents/talk_to_the_hand.php https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43005770 https://historycollection.co/secret-society-peril-facts-freemasons-ww2/ https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170809-the-accidental-invention-of-the-illuminati-conspiracy https://spartacus-educational.com/FWWblackhand1.htm https://www.history.com/news/how-a-wrong-turn-started-world-war-i

33 MIN3 w ago
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Secret Societies

Unsolved Murders

EThis week we talk about how hard it is to get away with murder. Turns out, not too terribly. Join is as we discuss unsolved murders involving jazz, mustaches, and the blunt end of an ax.

34 MINAPR 27
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Unsolved Murders

Parasitic Fungus

EThis week's episode is infectious, but in a good way. Join us as we discuss fungus that will starve you, rot out your face, or make insects heads explode. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/parasite https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=fungus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungus https://phobia.wikia.org/wiki/Mycophobia http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150202-six-bizarre-things-about-fungi https://www.toptenz.net/10-surprising-facts-about-fungi.php https://www.quora.com/Can-mushrooms-grow-in-the-lungs https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/twenty-fascinating-facts-about-fungi/Content?oid=2646932 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379264/ https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0167295 https://www.npr.org/2011/10/09/141164173/caterpillar-fungus-the-viagra-of-the-himalayas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ergotism https://www.history.com/topics/immigration/irish-potato-famine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_population_analysis https://en.w...

34 MINAPR 20
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Parasitic Fungus

What About? Part 5

EYes, it's that time again! Time to catch up on what's new in the world of horrible things. Join us as we bring you the latest about semi trucks, counterfeits, video games, conspiracy theories, and more! Sources: https://www.thedailybeast.com/six-inmates-dead-scores-escape-as-prisoners-riot-across-italy-after-visitor-restrictions-over-coronavirus https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-rachel-llyod-arrested-involuntary-manslaughter-20200306-f43chwpj4beo5ofqmqsbtc5utm-story.html https://abc11.com/health/suspected-fake-covid-19-test-kits-intercepted-at-lax-/6014469/ https://calgaryherald.com/news/world/romanian-cancer-patient-dies-a-week-after-being-set-on-fire-during-surgery/wcm/c85669bd-f2a3-4dc7-82ff-e75bf8983ed9/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0hSxj2RDblBFS-tc9HgNS3BX_o9DlBhs1dNaF9ZavpfO25lkQ7TzluJ7w#Echobox=1577814520 https://www.eastidahonews.com/2019/12/california-church-that-prayed-to-resurrect-girl-from-the-dead-is-moving-on-with-memorial-service/ https://sl...

30 MINAPR 13
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What About? Part 5

Chocolate

EThis week we indulge our sweet tooth talking about chocolate. Join us as we discuss everything that goes into the making of chocolate including bugs, child slavery, and a surprising number of people who drowned in it. Sources: https://nowtoronto.com/news/chocolate-child-labour-slavery-hersheys/ https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-americas/history-of-chocolate https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-brief-history-of-chocolate-21860917/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5782944/Man-dies-after-falling-into-vat-of-chocolate.html https://www.newsweek.com/refugees-nearly-drown-vat-chocolate-318670 https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/the-worlds-most-expensive-chocolate-bar-is-now-685 https://www.popsci.com/chocolate-theobromine-toxic-amount/ https://www.nbcnews.com/healthmain/chocolate-allergies-linked-cockroach-parts-628784 https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/in-the-media/churchill-in-the-news/death-by-chocolate-plot-to-kill-churchill/ https://www.st...

39 MINAPR 6
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Chocolate

Sigmund Freud

EThis week we talk about Sigmund Freud, the abusive, drug-addicted father of psychology. Join us as we discuss drug overdoses, sexism, and hiding poop in pillows, all for the love and/or envy of penises. Sources: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/542405/facts-about-sigmund-freud http://ww3.haverford.edu/psychology/ddavis/p109g/freudfem.html https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02252359 https://www.simplypsychology.org/psyche.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electra_complex https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oedipus_complex https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanatos https://www.sparknotes.com/biography/freud/terms/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preconscious https://www.simplypsychology.org/psychosexual.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud https://www.verywellmind.com/how-sigmund-freud-viewed-women-2795859 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freuds-patients-serial/201203/mathilde-schleicher-1862-1890 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud https://listverse.com/20...

39 MINMAR 30
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Sigmund Freud

Video Games

EThis week we get our game on talking about a subject close to all our hearts and how not to do it. Join us as we discuss dying from sitting down, dying from standing up, and dying from someone calling the police to come and shoot you because you beat them at a game. Sources: https://www.thegamer.com/15-people-who-have-died-playing-video-games/ https://www.looper.com/9331/video-games-ruined-peoples-lives/ https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-20931304 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/14/us/swatting-sentence-casey-viner/index.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(activist)#The_Howard_Stern_Show https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/video-game-addiction#1 https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-hacker-zachary-buchta-sentenced-20180327-story.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizard_Squad https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-who-launched-ddos-attacks-on-sony-ea-and-steam-gets-27-months-in-prison/ https://www.fraghero.com/8-...

46 MINMAR 23
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Video Games

Union Strikes

EThis week we learn about strength in numbers and how people united can make real change in the world. Alternatively, we'll talk about what happens when people try to do that. Join us as we discuss the consequences of being in a union including being shot at, set on fire, and having bombs dropped on them from planes. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/union https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=strike https://aflcio.org/formaunion/collective-voice https://anh.com/the-cost-of-unions/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strikebreaker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrip https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinkerton_(detective_agency) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin%E2%80%93Felts_Detective_Agency https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Railroad_Strike_of_1877 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsboys%27_strike_of_1899 https://www.intermountainhistories.org/items/show/219 https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/17329/eight-strikes-turned-ugly-or-inspired-keanu-reeves-movies https://philadelphiaencyclo...

43 MINMAR 16
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Union Strikes
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