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Learnin' with Lauren and Mary
26 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Mary and Ventriloquism
Our Season 2 finale! Mary turns 30 for the second time and looks back fondly on eating sand for dinner. Then, your favorite two dummies are traumatized by voice throwing and are horrified to realize that a large part of their childhoods involved a very famous ventriloquist.
33 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Mary and Lauren take listener questions from regular people and also a celebrity.
25 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Bitcoin and Quantum Computing
This week, Lauren and Mary pick each other's topics! And they are not easy. But hey, they did the research! (Or did they?)
27 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Bonsai and Art Heists
What do tiny trees and tiny paintings have in common? They're hard to make, but easy to steal. Look for us in the news if we get arrested.
30 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Bedbugs and The Order of the Solar Temple
There are no fun facts about bedbugs, just gross ones, like the fact that they reproduce via something called traumatic insemination. If you think that's deeply disturbing, just wait until you hear about the notoriously violent and criminal cult, The Order of the Solar Temple. Lauren describes it as: “Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll if the Sex was rape, the Drugs were poison and Rock n’ Roll was murder.”
9 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Mary Finally Watches The Lord of the Rings
We're still in lockdown and if we need a break, we bet you do too! After 20 years of complaining about it, Mary finally watches one of Lauren's favorite movies- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Listen to her dissect what she's learned here, in our bonus mini episode!
32 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Pajamas and Siberia
What are pajamas, really? And what's up with the Australian bananas in them? How tricksy are the Russians when it comes to protecting their diamond secrets? And just how cold does it actually get in Siberia? Lauren and Mary attempt to answer all these questions on this week's episode. Plus- Is the Queen OK? Find out on an exclusive interview Mary was granted with Queen Elizabeth II herself!
33 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Fraudulent Food and Fashion
Food. Fashion. Fakes. Fish. Frauds. Who can you trust these days? Not your average Extra Virgin Olive Oil salesman, that's for sure. Whether you're purchasing a fake Rolex on Canal Street, or a fish filet in Whole Foods, Lauren and Mary break down what you need to know when it comes to sniffing out counterfeit goods.
31 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Babies and Sperm Whales
Extra, Extra! Tiny Humans Can Barely See! EXPLOSIVE New Information on Sperm Whales! Babies May (or may not) Be Olympic Swimmers! All the top headlines about Babies and Sperm Whales are coming at you live from Lauren and Mary's latest episode! No Shih Tsus allowed.
23 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Daisy Bates and Flo Kennedy
Go with the Flo. Everything's coming up Daisies. These are a couple of literary devices to help you remember two powerful black women who ushered in the civil rights movement and created real change in our culture.
31 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Jellyfish and Mr. 305
Did you know both jellyfish and Mr. 305 are making interplanetary advancements? Join Lauren and Mary as they learn about various terrifying species of jellyfish, and the life and music of Mr. 305 (Pitbull).
37 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Valentine's Day and Aphrodisiacs
Lauren and Mary attempt to "get sexy" for the upcoming holiday, but it turns out they're horrible at it. Join them as they navigate their way through slapping nude women with goat hide and eating Kraft Singles, all in the name of love.
35 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Energy Drinks and Dead Bodies
Lauren and Mary ride a caffeine high while talking about energy drinks, then crash hard while chatting about death. If you're curious about all the ways you can dispose of a human corpse, this is the episode for you!
37 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
The Amish and Toilets
Lauren and Mary tackle two totally different topics in this week's episode. First up is the Amish and their lack of buttons and music. Then, it's all about poop and toilets - from weird ways to die on the toilet to playing video games in urinals.
35 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Candles and Light Bulbs
Lauren and Mary get lit! That's it, that's the description.
46 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Emergency First Aid and Popes
Help! We've fallen and we can't get up! Should we push our life alert buttons or hope someone gives us CPR? Lauren and Mary are back for a second season. Learn practical life-saving emergency medical techniques from Mary, then journey with Lauren to the land of Italy to continue learning about CPR. The twist? CPR now stands for Certified Papal Ridiculousness. Let's all finally learn what those Swiss Guards think they're doing in their balloon suits.
15 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Season 1 Tidbits and Tangents
Get ready for: The Musical Stylings of Mary, Performing in The Nutcracker, Lauren's Lord of the Rings Obsession and The Curse of the Bambino.
38 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Lauren and Mary Take Listener Questions
It's the last episode of season one and Lauren and Mary answer questions from you, the listeners. Finally learn why Pandas deserve to live, why the audio quality of phone calls is still awful, and what Satan thinks of this podcast!
38 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Spy Gadgets and Pigeons
In the spirit of giving, Lauren and Mary gift each other topics to research for this episode. You'll be as surprised as they were to learn that Pigeons are cooler than most animals, and there was once a spy gadget disguised as a piece of poop.
35 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Weird Olympic Sports and Guam
This week, Lauren and Mary investigate some of the strangest sports in Olympic history- from solo synchronized swimming to live bird murder! Mary discloses that she could win gold in something called "finger salsa". Then, inspired by the terrible movie "Operation Christmas Drop," they switch directions and talk about Guam, Optimus Prime, and too many spiders.
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