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60 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
A Concise History of Standup Comedy
This week, the gals discuss standup comedy and the iconic comedians that shaped its history.
73 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
The Liver King: Viral Phenomena behind the Ancestral Lifestyle
This week, Syd introduces us to Liver King: the CEO of the Ancestral Lifestyle. Is it a real lifestyle or marketing ploy? The gals weigh in!
67 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Endurance Shipwreck and the Voyage of the James Caird: Shipwreck with Happy Ending? Could Happen!
This week, the gals dive in the recent discovery of the Endurance Shipwreck and the incredible true story behind the crew's survival.
64 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
SAVE THE SAND: We’re running out of it
This week Syd and Kate explore the (surprising!) depletion of sand, one of the most used resources behind water. Oh no! We wax poetic about formative memories and when we are on topic, we get romantic about sand. All that and more on another episode of Shut Up! Keep Going!
57 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Soviet Space Dogs: The True Cosmic Pioneers
The ladies discuss the USSR's use of dogs for spaceflight testing. Also – a harrowing story about laundry theft.
67 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
A Massive Olympics Con: The Worst Best Skier To Date
This week Syd and Kate explore the story of Elizabeth Swaney and how she conned herself into the Olympics as well as other Olympic antics, including some of the more creative events. All this and more in another episode of Shut Up! Keep Going.
58 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
The Suez Canal's Yellow Fleet: TFW You're Trapped on A Cargo Ship for Nearly a Decade
The gals RETURN!!! Syd and Kate discuss the little known history of the "Yellow Fleet", when fifteen ships were stuck in the Suez Canal for eight years and formed their own society. Also, Syd invents a new measurement system based on the height of a Bengal cat. How is this useful? Tune in to find out!
57 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
Famous Penises: The Phallic Relics of Napoleon, Rasputin and Other Historical Figures
You read that right – this week, the gals learn about the (disputed) legends of famous penises. Can you really see Rasputin's pickled member at a museum in Russia? Is Napoleon's d*ck in a private collection in New York City? Was President Johnson obsessed with his Johnson? Tune in to find out!
44 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
The Smelly Legacy of Tyrian Purple
Syd takes us back in history to relive the sights and smells of Tyrian Purple. Making this stuff might be the worst job in history. All this and more in another episode of Shut Up! Keep Going. Check us out on YouTube (/shutupkeepgoing) and our image guide for each episode at @shutupkeepgoing
74 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
The History of Skydiving: Why Do We Want To Fall From the Sky?
Kate covers the history of skydiving and some of its most famous figures, including: Tiny Broadwick, DB Cooper, and WWII Paratroopers!
63 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Shen Yun: Cult? Propaganda? Aliens?
Shen Yun - you’ve probably seen their posters around, but is it a cult? In this week’s episode, Syd deep dives into the conspiracies that surround Shen Yun and what the Chinese government has to do with it. All this and more in another episode of Shut Up! Keep Going.
78 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Bog Bodies + Children of Llullaillaco: Natural Mummies (and Human Sacrifice!?)
This week, Kate researched the discovery of human remains that were naturally mummified, and in some cases, victims of human sacrifice. Tune in to learn about Europe's Bog Bodies and the Inca Empire's Children of Llullaillaco.
66 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Affair of the Poisons: Murder and Witchcraft in the French Court
Kate details the "Affair of the Poisons", the scandalous witch hunt that poisoned 17th-century France.
50 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
The Largest Coupon Fraud Scheme in the US
Syd leads us through a monstrous coupon con, which led her to look into the history of coupons and then share it will all of you listeners. All this and more in another episode of Shut Up! Keep Going. Check us out on YouTube (/shutupkeepgoing) and our image guide for each episode at @shutupkeepgoing
69 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Collapse of the Bronze Age: A Series of Unfortunate Events
The ladies learn about the collapse of the Bronze Age (3300 to 1200 BC) and discuss the contemporary relevance of societal collapse. Not to worry – there is *lighthearted* tangents abound!
59 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Mark Hofmann: Forgery, Murder and Mormons
The gals dive into the fascinating saga of Mark Hofmann – a forger (and murderer!) who wreaking havoc on the Mormon Church.
65 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
The Freewinds: Set Sail with Scientology
This week, Sydnee presents on The Freewinds, aka Scientology's cruise liner. Let's just say, things get a little *fishy*!
57 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Lisa Frank + Tank Man of Tiananmen Square: A Rainbow Gulag and Mystery Behind An Iconic Photograph
Syd takes us back to our childhoods and walks us through the rise and fall of Lisa Frank, while Kate dives into the mysteries surrounding iconic imagery from the Tiananmen Square Protests. All this and more in another episode of Shut Up! Keep Going. Check us out on YouTube (/shutupkeepgoing) and our image guide for each episode at @shutupkeepgoing New episodes every Friday!
73 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Legends of The Viper Room + The Revolutionary Nuns: A Spooky Club and Gaddafi’s ‘Secret Service’
This week, Syd reveals a wild conspiracy theory about River Phoenix’s death and other odd happenings at the infamous Viper Room and Kate teaches us about the Revolutionary Nuns. All this and more in another episode of Shut Up! Keep Going. Check us out on YouTube (/shutupkeepgoing) and our image guide for each episode at @shutupkeepgoing New episodes every Friday!
63 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
James Webb Space Telescope + Bobby Bonilla: Capturing Cosmic History and A Man with a Sweet Deal
The ladies are back!!! This week, they discuss astrophysics (or try to) vis-à-vis the James Webb Space Telescope and MLB contracts by way of Bobby Bonilla, a former Mets player who landed one good deal.
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