By Mike Vas
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Join host Mike Vas in a fiercely awesome exploration of all things on planet Earth and beyond. BOOM! Knowledge is your twice-weekly cornucopia of cool trivia, facts, figures, and information related to science, travel, current events, technology, history, humanities, humor, and much more.
||CleanEpisode 31: The Surprising History of Mobile Communication||In what century did the first mobile phone chat occur? Who invented radio? What does cellular even mean? All these questions and many more answered in the latest BOOM!||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: The Art of Video Game Creation||Talking with EA's Mario De Govia about writing over 200 game guides, producing the hit mobile game Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, making video games in general, and walking through Die Hard's Nakatomi Building as a kid. Really!||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: A Science Grab Bag of Science!||Time crystals, caterpillars who wear skull hats, making Mars habitable again, an incredible NASA theory about possible observed extraterrestrial travel, and much more.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: We All Gotta Go Sometime||How have cultures all over the world buried their dead? What happens to our bodies after we go? Can life's one great certainty be fully eradicated by science? It's a Boom Know theme show! Let's talk fearlessly about the big one.||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Scarin' Up Some Scary Art||Mike chats with Nicolas Caesar of www.scary-art.com about 300 baud modems, curating weirdness, making it as a successful artist, and Charlie Sheen.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: The Seasonal Guide to Drunken Dating||Seasonal dating and sexual habits, the science behind getting drunk, and why bidets aren't so much a thing in the United States.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Foundations in Architecture||Mike talks with Kit Newman of Architect 7600 LLC about building buildings, building businesses, famous builders, and the future of building. Now with more building!||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Orbital Transitory Triglycerides||How the seasons work, where fat actually goes when you burn it off, cremated vinyl, handedness, and more.||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: A Grand Dramaturgical Contraption||Professor Michael Chemers and Circus Contraption ringleader David Crellin help us dig on into dramaturgy, American circus historical culture, and finding the path to a lifetime in performing arts.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: The Art of Twinning||Covering every last thing you were dying to know about twins, art forgery, and heavy metal sharks.||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Travel Adventures in Veterinary Epidemiology||We explore the fascinating world of epidemiology and veterinary sciences with the charming and exceeding well-traveled Edie Marshall.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Looks Like a Storm is A-Brewin'||The worst storms in history, more weird hotels around the world, Black Sabbath, space poop, disappearing planes, anxious musicians...you know, typical BOOM Know stuff.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Time To Get Weird||Going the oddball route this episode with the creepiest denizens of the sea, the strangest humans on land, and a hodgepodge of beautiful and bizarre hotels. Let's get weird, baby.||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: The Universe's Largest Ear Worm||How does sound travel to the brain? What are the benefits of music? How big is big in this big ol' universe? Here there be answers.||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: The History of Classic Arcade Games - Part 2||I finish this two part series with Asteroids, Defender, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Joust, and many many more!||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: The History of Classic Arcade Games - Part 1||Grab a handful of quarters for this special two-part series on the history of video games creation; from the earliest days of electronic gaming through the golden age of 1980s classics such as Space Invaders, Pacman, Tron, and many more.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: The Universe Can't Stop Movin' and Groovin'||Why it's a physical impossibility to sit still, wacky presidential inauguration moments, and X-ray radiation through the years.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Eyes The Color of Vitamin D||The history and benefits of the vitamin they call D, your eye color in relation to your mood, and an extended list of random facts and interesting things.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Beautiful Burrito By The Bay||Hockey teeth and cow poop pucks, the most perfect of perfect foods, and 16 facts you may not have known about San Francisco, California.||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: International Automata Update Month||The history of humanity's obsession with robots, National Bath Safety and other crazy month distinctions, and the low-down on endless software updating. Boom!||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: The Case of the Caffeinated Road Marking||How many Starbucks are on planet Earth? How many people called Uber on Midnight, January 1st? Where did the dashed line on roads come from? So many questions, all of the answers!||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Death's Disco Dance Party 2016 - Part 2||It's the celebrity fun fact finale, covering the likes of Carrie Fisher, Prince, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and many more.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09: Death's Disco Dance Party 2016 - Part 1||2016 seemed like the celebrity apocalypse, but was it really worse than any other year, and will things go down hill from here? These topics explored, plus a unicorn chaser that includes some fun facts about a few of the great legends who left us this...||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08: I'd Rather Date a Tater Tot||The glory of the tater tot, the history of online dating, and the madness of the winter months. Also, Carrie Fisher. :'(||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07: Boom For The Holidays - Part 2||Pagan beginnings, tree-flocking, New Years' resolutions, and the most incredible scientific discoveries of 2016. Now with more cats!||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06: Boom For The Holidays - Part 1||The Star Wars Holiday Travesty, nativity scenes, soul-eating nutcrackers, and all things Christmas. Now with more Star Wars!||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05: Digital Doggy Drug Dealers||What do dogs see when they watch TV? How hard is it to hold Mexican drug-lord El Chapo captive? Was the first really synthesizer really built in the 19th century? These questions and more answered in another swell edition of BOOM! Knowledge!||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04: Tiny Robotic Animated Pizzas||** BZZT. INSERT DATA FILE RE: BAKED BREAD, SMALL HUMAN HOMES, CELLULOID ANIMATION, AND ROBOTS. SO MANY ROBOTS. I AM A PODCAST ROBOT. BEEP. **||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03: Parisian Space Oddity||The unfolding origin story of our universe, your odds of hitting a royal flush, and tree-cataloging in Paris. These cool facts and many more are waiting for your ready earholes.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02: Explosive Turkey Fortunes||Why do professional photographers wear black? How many people do toilets injure per year? Who invented the fortune cookie? Answers to these questions and many more can be found within the sparkling digestive system of this very regular podcast.||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01: A Rockumentary About Nude Space Ladies and Pizza||Playmates on the face of the moon in the '60s! The son of a famous architect's equally famous toy invention! The 15,000th floating space thing that could give planet Earth a fatal case of the Mondays! Mike Vas kicks off the knowledge jams with a...||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 00: Boom What Now? I Need Answers!||In Episode 0 we proceed to learn all about our intrepid host Mike Vas and his unending quest to share everything about everything.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best Podcast in the History of Things
It is seriously my jam! Oh wait, why would Apple allow me to review my own Pod?
Minutiae with personality
Mike's take on otherwise banal topics shows just about anything can be and probably is, interesting. His well-researched explanations are complemented by humorous observations. A great way to learn an anecdote - or ten.
Best 1/2 hr of one sided conversation on the internet. Love Mike Vas!