Timesuck with Dan Cummins
By Dan Cummins
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Combining humor, factual research and fascinating (listener suggested) topics, Timesuck takes the suck out of learning something new.
||Explicit22 - Al Capone's Valentine's Day Massacre||On Feb. 14th, 1929, seven men were found dead in a North Side Chicago garage. The scene was grisly - each man had been shot anywhere from nine to fifteen times, mowed down with shotguns and Thompson "Tommy Gun" sub-machine guns. Who were they? Why did...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS 2 - Alien Extravaganza! Roswell, Area 51, UFOs and more!||When did humans first claim to be contacted by extraterrestrials? What really happened at Roswell? What is going on at Area 51? Why do aliens want to stick things in our butts? Is it all made up!?! Take a listen to a thoroughly researched (and very...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21 - Ghosts & Magic: Houdini takes on Spiritualism||In the early 1920s, world renown escape artist and master magician, Harry Houdini, became obsessed with exposing seance-holding mediums as frauds and imposters, sometimes cancelling his own shows to attend their performances and debunk them. Who was...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20 - Insane Insane Asylum Tales||What started off as a listener suggested look into the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia became a disturbing timesuck into the dark history of mental health patient mistreatment, especially in late 19th century America. A...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19 - Flat Earth Theory F*ckery||Welcome to a Flat Earth Society edition of Timesuck! Think the Earth is a floating disc being propelled upwards by something you can't define? Think gravity is a myth? Do you have no respect for science in general and/or empirical evidence? Well, then...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18 - Charles Manson: Sex, Murder, and Helter Skelter||In 1969 Charles Manson convinced Tex Watson and several young women to brutally murder seven innocent people in Los Angeles, including rising star/model Sharon Tate. Why did he do it and how did he become the crazy guy we see now with a swastika on...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17 - Is Walmart the Problem?||Is Walmart destroying middle class America? Is it the problem or merely a symptom of a larger economic disease? Find out who's bending over working class Americans and how hard they're sticking it to the them in this ear-opening edition of...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16 - Is We Getting Dumberest?||What happened to the good old days when dumb, lazy f***s used to just die in the pre-industrialized, non-welfare state world of yesteryear? It’s never been easier for the least motivated members of society to stay alive and procreate. Is...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS 1 - Robert the Cursed Doll||Old porcelain dolls weird me out. Especially the kind whose eyes blink when you move them around. Those all too realistic looking glass eyes that seem to be truly watching you. Just thinking about it gives me the chills. Certain dolls are just creepy....||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 - LBJ's "Jumbo" Johnson||It was a crazy time in America in the 1960s. JFK was assassinated in Dallas, we were entrenched in Vietnam - a war that deeply divided the nation, the civil rights movement was in full swing, and, from 1963 - 1969, our 36th president, Lyndon...||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14 - Krampus: The Christmas Devil.||In the mountains of central Europe, jolly old St. Nick doesn’t work alone. He leaves the handling of the naughty list to Krampus - a horned, goat-legged, split tongued, whip holding, Christmas demon draped in chains who beats and sometimes kidnaps...||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 - The Dead Do Tell Tales||Timesucker and British archaeologist Rebecca Pridmore sent me some fascinating articles on what we’ve learned from the excavation of various ancient tombs and incredibly well preserved corpses. Bog people, a 12,000 year old funeral, and more on this...||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 - Elon Musk's Mars Mission||Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to have a million people living on Mars by 2070 and wants to send the first 100 people to permanently live on Mars by 2024. Can he make this happen? And would you really want to live on that cold, red,...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 - Ted Bundy, Real Life Monster||Ted Bundy is perhaps the most disturbing serial killer of the 20th century. Why? For starters, he didn’t look like a serial killer, so you can’t convince yourself you would’ve seen him coming. He was well-educated, well-liked, charismatic, and...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 - Robots, Artificial Intelligence, & Extinction?||Will we see robots that look, feel, and communicate in such lifelike ways that we won’t be able to tell them apart from other humans in our lifetime? When did the artificial intelligence movement begin? Is our progress with artificial intelligence...||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 - Corey Haim: Lost Years of the Lost Boy||Corey Haim went one from a teen heartthrob and one of the most bankable child stars of the late 80s to being a junkie and out-of-work actor labeled as a “has been” by the early 90s to being virtually homeless before he was thirty. Find out what...||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8 - A President, Mole People, and Hollow Earth Theory||John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States, a Massachusetts State Senator, a Harvard professor, the Secretary of State, and a member of the House of Representatives for the last 17 years of his life. He was also a man who...||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 - Halloween Origins||What is Halloween? Where does it come from? When did people start asking for candy? When did it become an excuse for women to dress like porn stars?? All of this and more answered on a very informative and hopefully equally entertaining episode. Shove...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 - The Mongol Mass-Beheading of Nishapur||The Mongols sacked many cities over the course of their reign, but perhaps none so brutally as the Persian jewel of Nishapur in 1221. When they were done, giant pyramids of human heads stood where a majestic, cosmopolitan, Silk Road oasis had...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5 - The Great Clown Scare of 2016||2016. Year of the creepy clown. What's behind the insane number of creepy clown sightings happening around the world? Why do we fear clowns? Have these creepy clowns actually hurt anyone? Everything you need to know about the current clown craze in...||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4 - Sociopaths and Psychopaths||What is a sociopath? What's a psychopath? Do you know one? Are you one? Dan breaks down the clinical definition of both and defines them in his own terms as well before nervously taking both a sociopath and a psychopath test himself. Take the tests...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3 - The Big One||You're odds of dying in "the big one" Southern California earthquake are roughly the same as of being shot and killed by a toddler according to a study cited by the LA Times. Is it even scientifically possible for a giant earthquake to cause LA to...||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2 - Weird Sex Customs||Sex and Strange Collide!||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1 - Lizard Illuminati Conspiracy||The Reptilian Elite!||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The most entertaining timesuck
An entertaining and thought provoking commentary! I didn't even know I didn't know about lizard people taking over the world and altering my brain! I don't have time for all that research! And neither do you! Let Dan do the research for you and entertain you with his unique storytelling and humor. Keep it up Dan!
Best podcast around!
This guy is comedy gold and it doesn't stop at this podcast!!
Dan Cummins is one of my favorite comedians, and the fact that he has a podcast made my month! Hilarious, along with interesting facts across all sorts of topics. I've been recommending it to all of my podcast listening friends. Can't wait to hear more episodes!