Bad Ideas's Podcast
By Albert Berg, Tony Southcotte
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A podcast about the worst ideas in history. Albert Berg and Tony Southcotte take on some of the biggest historical flops, mistakes, and blunders. From Cop Rock to the Yugo.
||CleanOlestra - Lubricating Your Insides - Bad Ideas Podcast #10||This week Al and Tony take on the fat substitute Olestra. Also known as Olean this particular supplement was well known for its side effects much more than its ability to cut caloric intake. || More Human Echoes stuff: http://humanechoes.com || Become...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBad Ideas: The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company - Bad Ideas #9||In this episode of Bad Ideas Albert shares the early history of the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, a business idea so legendarily awful is has to be heard to be believed.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBad Ideas: Disco Demolition Night - Bad Ideas #8||Al and Tony take on Disco Demolition Night, a White Sox promotion set up by Steve Dahl that went terribly wrong. Who would have thought that cheap beer and explosions on a baseball field would lead to any sort of problem? || More Human Echoes stuff:...||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBad Ideas: John Cleves Symmes Jr. and the Hollow Earth - Bad Ideas #7||John Cleves Symmes Jr. was a man with a dream. Despite having no education higher than grade school he set out to prove a new scientific theory: that the earth was hollow and further that it was accessible through giant holes open at the poles. He was...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBad Ideas: Robert A Lopez and his Amazing Ear Mites - Bad Ideas #6||Sometimes you do something stupid and it turns out okay. That doesn't mean it wasn't a bad idea though. This week we explore Robert A. Lopez, the 70 year old veterinarian who put ear mites from a cat into his own ears on purpose! Sure he won an...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET the Game: Why Atari Never Phoned Home - Bad Ideas #5||Long buried but never forgotten, the ET video game is often considered to be the worst game ever made. The bad idea that is often considered to be the death sentence for Atari has been resurrected from a New Mexico dump. We take a deeper look at what...||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCop Rock: Musical Justice and Folly - Bad Ideas #4||Cop Rock: the television show that asked the question, "Why does the tired police procedural formula need to revitalize it?" and came up with the answer, "Five song and dance numbers per episode just shoved in any old where!" It was a bold plan, but...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGyrojet Rocket Gun: The Rocket Gun that Failed on the Launch Pad - Bad Ideas #3||The Gyrojet was a revolutionary new gun concept developed during the heady research boom of the 1960's by Robert Mainhardt and Art Biehl of MBA Associates. The gyrojet was a gun that shot out tiny rockets. This had the potential of producing...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsbestos: Wonder Material and Carcinogen - Bad Ideas #2||Asbestos is a material known for its incredible strength, heat resistant properties, a whole host of other uses. It's also a well known carcinogen and destroyer of lungs. Was there a cover up to make sure that these details would be hidden? Was the...||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Yugo: The Worst Car in History - Bad Ideas #1||The Yugo was unarguably one of the worst cars ever to be sold in America. But how did this little car made in a communist country make it to American shores in the first place? This is the story of Malcolm Bricklin, relentless entrepreneur, ruthless...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|