The BrainFood Show
By Simon Whistler and Daven Hiskey
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The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain- everything from interesting history and science, to more practical knowledge like how to build and grow a YouTube channel and business, the ins and outs of copyright law, etc.
||CleanThe Truce||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at whether poinsettias are actually poisonous or not. Next we discuss today’s sponsor. If you’re interested, go to https://wix.com/go/brainfood to get started on your Wix website today!||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sledgehammer||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we look at one of my favorite stories I’ve ever researched. But before that, we begin by looking at what could have been wrong with Tiny Tim that simply throwing money at the problem could have fixed given 19th||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Remarkable Sarah Hale||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at the real reason turkeys are called turkeys. Next we discuss today’s sponsor, Lumerit education, which is a service to help you figure out the cheapest/fastest/best way to finish college or||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTech History Part 3: FIRST!!! + Many, Many Bonus Facts and Contest Winners||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at a rather interesting fact about Pulp Fiction and Samuel L Jackson’s character’s most famous lines in the film. We then move on to briefly mentioning our sponsor for today- Wix.com,||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dude Who Burned Down the Greatest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Because of Reasons||*Note: This is still a little out of order, as we are needing to further delay publishing of the Tech History Part 3 owing to, ironically enough, technical difficulties. We’ll have it up within the week most likely though.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMacabre Part 4: The Vampire of Cinkota and a Truly Horrific Love Story||*Note: This is a little out of order, but we had to delay publishing of the Tech History Part 3 owing to, ironically enough, technical difficulties. We’ll have it up soon enough. But for now, in this Halloween special of The Brain Food Show,||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTech History Part 2: Who Invented the Internet, Email, and the Web?||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at a the absolutely bizarre way bedbugs mate. Next up, we jump into the main part of the show on who invented the Internet and how it works. We also look at who invented email and the web,||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTech History Part 1: A QWERTY Story and Whether the Dvorak Layout is Actually Superior||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at a quick fact surrounding what Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Genesis had to do with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Next we discuss our sponsor for this episode, Backblaze.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMacabre Part 3: The Nightmare Nurse||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we’re looking at the story of an intelligent, sweet little girl who was given up to an orphanage and then grew up to have a rather successful career as a nurse… and just so happens to be one of the most notori||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMacabre Part 2: How Shrunken Heads Were Made||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing a random quick fact involving the parents of Ferris Bueller on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. We then move on to discussing the show’s sponsor, Dashlane,||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMacabre Part 1: The Gruesome Tale of Burke and Hare||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing a random quick fact involving the curious old practice of mailing children. We then move on to discussing the show’s first sponsor, RXBar. For 25% off your first order,||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Final Final Frontier (Part 6): The Real Color of the Sun, How Many Nuclear Bomb Powered Rockets It Would Take to Stop the Earth Orbiting the Sun and Much, Much More||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing the clandestine way Niel Armstrong managed to get his application to the astronaut program in despite submitting it past the deadline. We then look at why he got to be first to walk on the .||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Final Frontier Part 5: Are the Odds of Successfully Navigating an Asteroid Field Really Approximately 3,720 to 1?||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing the real origin of Tang and what that has to do with Pop Rocks and how they work. We then move on to the interesting story behind the invention of Velcro and how it works.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Final Frontier Part 4: The U.S. Plan to Nuke the Moon, Why People Thought the Moon was Made of Cheese and Much More||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing the first space walk in which the cosmonaut in question very nearly got stuck out there and his adventures thereafter. We then move on to discussing how the idea that the moon is made of gr.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Final Frontier Part 3: How to Scratch an Itch in Space, the Surprisingly Long Time You Can Survive in Space Without a Spacesuit, Why the Apollo 13 Astronauts Got Cold, and Much, Much More||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by following up on a previous discussion on Daimler and what exactly a little girl named Mercedes had to do with things. We then jump into the surprisingly oft’ requested follow up on Simon’s first ra||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Final Frontier Part 2: How Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space and How Women Can Safely Pee Standing Up||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by following up on a previous discussion on what the first good movie based on a computer game was. We then jump right into the various ways in which astronauts have managed their necessary expulsions o||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Final Frontier Part 1: Real Life Space DJs and the Pillownaughts||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we kick off a series on space related facts. Before we get started in that, however, we do some follow up answering the question of whether the Allies in WWII used prisoners of war as slave labor.||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe War Bear||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, which is partially a continuation of the last, we discuss the bear that was officially a member of the Polish army, how he came to be such and what became of him after WWII ended.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Prisoner (+Contest Winners)||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by announcing our current contest winners as well as launch a new contest. Next up we get into the meat of the episode discussing the remarkable individual who volunteered to be sent to Auschwitz,||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe First Road Trip Part 2: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we discuss the interesting story of who came up with the unit of measurement called horsepower and why it got applied to engines. We also discuss the late 19th century dominance of the electric car and why and w||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe First Road Trip Part 1: The Gumption of Bertha Benz||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we discuss the surprisingly long history of the automobile, then move on to discussing what is generally considered the first “modern” car, the Model 3, made by Karl Benz,||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCould the Tyrannosaurus Rex Really Not See You If You Didn’t Move?||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out with a follow up to a previous episode in which we mentioned Teddy Roosevelt likely helped delay the start of WWI, but then never actually said in that episode how.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaesar Part 4: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing the fascinating story about how the statue of Shakespeare in Central Park, New York, got there, what John Wilkes Booth’s Brother did for Abraham Lincoln’s son,||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaesar Part 3: The Real Story of the Ides of March||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing in more detail the events surrounding Caesar’s momentous decision to cross the Rubicon, then jump into the real story of what happened on the Ides of March which isn’t exactly the on||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaesar Part 2: Julius Caesar’s Pirate Adventure and the Long Lost Location of the Rubicon||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing how a teenage Julius Caesar became the head of his rather prominent family. We then move on to his little month-long or so pirate adventure and finally discuss where exactly the Rubicon.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaesar Part 1: Caesarean and the Fascinating Story of Dr. James Barry (a.k.a. Margaret Bulkley)||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing the fact that, contrary to what we speculated in a previous episode, World’s Fairs are actually still a thing. We then jump into the meat of the show,||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with Audio Production Guru Mike Russell||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we talk to audio production expert and head of Music Radio Creative, Mike Russell. During the interview, we discuss basic audio gear needed to relatively cheaply get started podcasting, doing voice overs, etc.,||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bull Moose Part 2||In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we wrap up our discussion (for now) on one of the more remarkable individuals in modern history- Theodore Roosevelt. In particular we look at the truth about how and why the Teddy Bear was named after him.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing a YouTube Channel||In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we cover a myriad of tips and tricks to help grow a YouTube channel and maximize the odds of being successful in that space, including covering elements of the YouTube algorithm, thumbnail design, etc.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bull Moose Part 1||In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we discuss one of the more remarkable individuals in modern history- Theodore Roosevelt. In particular we look at that time he risked life and limb on what amounted to a “principal of the thing” matter||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStealing the Eiffel Tower||In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we discuss that time a man managed to successfully sell the Eiffel Tower… even though he didn’t own it. We also lament the lack of awesome World’s Fairs in modern times only to subsequently discover||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting and Researching Online- A Chat with Karl Smallwood||In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we interview prolific online writer and researcher Karl Smallwood. Karl’s written for TodayIFoundOut for over five years now, producing hundreds of articles,||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Restaurant for a Beetle and $100 and a Bike- The Fascinating Stories Behind Four Famous Businesses||In this episode of The BrainFood Show, we look at the fascinating and sometimes hilarious origins of four of the biggest companies in the world. We also discuss our new podcast format and wrap up the show discussing the Curse of the Colonel and other r.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnlightened Rigging of the Lottery + Wheezy Waiter (The BrainFood Show Episode 5)||In episode 5 of The BrainFood Show podcast, we discuss the shady, but clever, business dealings of famed enlightenment thinker Voltaire that ultimately allowed him to write with the impunity he is so famous for,||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fascinating Origin of Pong and Atari + Interview with the Creators of Quest for Glory and the Upcoming Hero-U (The BrainFood Show Episode 4)||In episode 4 of The BrainFood Show podcast, we discuss the fascinating origin of Atari and the game that more or less gave birth to an industry- Pong. Next up, we talk with award winning computer game designers Lori and Corey Cole,||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Preposterous Pyramid (The BrainFood Show Episode 3)||In episode 3 of The BrainFood Show podcast, we discuss the fascinating origins of the Food Pyramid and why that is a horribly unhealthy way to eat (and why the USDA made it that way even though they knew well it wasn’t a healthy recommendation at the||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe White Feather (The BrainFood Show Episode 2)||In episode 2 of The BrainFood Show podcast, we discuss what actually started WWI, with the motivations there not quite what most people think, some rather interesting things the soldiers on both sides got up to in the early days of the war,||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe BrainFood Show Episode 1: Throwing Tomatoes||In this debut episode of our new The BrainFood Show podcast, we discuss the surprising similarities between online commenters and audiences throughout history, as well as how the practice of throwing tomatoes at performers got started.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is the first podcast I've ever listened to! I really enjoy the new format, and always look forward to the next one. Keep up the great work!
Update 12/8/18 : Still loving the podcast guys! Love the wide spectrum of information I get on subjects I wouldn't otherwise get on my own . This is truly one of the few podcasts I wait eagerly for. Please continue to keep up the great work!
From YouTube to Podcasting
Simon is great! Fallen in love with the YouTube content, but work frowns upon YT. Podcast to the rescue! Love this and keep it up.
Love the Show
Found out about the show from the youtube channel, and I listen to it every week at work. Unfortunatly, Google Play Music won't let me rate you guys from the app so I'm giving you the review here! Keep up the great work!