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The podcast that asks why YOU know SO MUCH about a VERY specific topic. Comedians Nadia Osman and Steve Szlaga invite guests to talk about a singular, limited point of interest they know more about than anyone (but that Nadia and Steve usually know next to nothing about). Topics range from pop culture, history, science, politics, and art, to anything and everything niche, kitsch, camp, weird, wild, wondrous, and beyond. Come join the party!
 
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This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actress Betsy Sodaro (@betsysodaro) about the specific topic of favorite, top, all-time, "best. episode. ever." moments of The Simpson's annual Halloween themed Treehouse of Horror specials. Exactly how many of these can we quote off the top of our heads? What's too scary for kids, and still terrifying as an adult…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to podcast host Lucé Tomlin-Brenner (@ltbcomedy) about the specific topic of the insane number of timelines in the Halloween movie franchise. So if you're a newbie to Michael Myers or John Carpenter's horror classic, what's the best order to see them in, between 5 timelines and 11 films? What about the Laurie Strode…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to writer and director Greg Smith (@smithlgreg) about the specific topic of video game P.T., developed by Kojima Productions, and directed/designed by Hideo Kojima (alongside film director Guillermo del Toro). Why did this "playable teaser" scare the bejeesus outta Greg? How does a first-person psychological horror v…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actor and writer Marshall Givens (@MrHappyGivens) about the specific topic of upcoming (as of this recording!) Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion. How did this hit TV show starring a young Will Smith impact us? What are the episodes that still hold up? Which of Quincy Jones's daughters is Hilary based on? What about …
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actor and writer Kylie Brakeman (@deadeyebrakeman) about the specific topic of "Flat Earth" conspiracy theories. How did a couple of guys blow up the Internet and make YouTube a hub of conspiracies that began with "the planet Earth is actually flat?" How do you disprove this stupid, unscientific idea to true belie…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actor and Two Old Queens podcast host John Flynn (@JFly99) about the specific topic of starring in six separate productions of one of the longest-running Broadway musicals of all time, A Chorus Line. Which roles were the most fun to play in this show? What do you do when with your downtime in Hawaii? How exactly d…
 
In this special episode, Steve checks in with Nadia after touching down in Michigan (you know, where Steve's family lives)! We get into the ins and outs of cross-country driving and traveling during COVID-19, along with what it's like to camp, what happens when your tent falls apart, what happens when you get an $11 deal for a Las Vegas hotel, and …
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actor Drew Droege (@drewdroege) about the specific topic of the infamous 1989 opening number for the Academy Awards broadcast (featuring a singing Rob Lowe and Snow White in an awkward 11-minute musical...thing), along with other notable weird, wild, and stupid moments from Oscars history. Why does everyone give M…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actor and comedian Kale Hills (@KaleEthan) about the specific topic of performing in Christian Youth Theatre as a teen, and his role in The Chronicles of Narnia musical they produced. What's the connection between CYT and Michelle Williams? What's the juiciest theatre kid role, the Witch or Aslan the Lion? Just ho…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to writer and podcast host Drew Spears (@drewspurs) about the specific topic of American folklore creature The Hodag, native to Rhinelander, Wisconsin. What's our favorite version of this cryptozoological myth, the one that's super cute, or the mascot for country radio? How awful was the creator of the Hodag, local t…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to comic writer Alex Firer (@AlexFirer) about the specific topic of Nintendo beloved Wario Land 2. What are the game mechanics behind this 90s classic with different endings? Are Mario and Wario related by blood? How does this overall-wearing Danny DeVito lookalike represent immigrant fathers? Did Nadia learn looming…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to podcast host Renee Colvert (@ReneeColvert) about the specific topic of the myth of people-pleasing, co-dependency, and how this psychological minefield does more damage than good to your mental health. What are all the ways three chronic people pleasers have overcome this habit? How do we set healthy boundaries in…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actor and writer Carl Tart (@DammitCARL) about the specific topic of the botched move of the NBA's Clippers from San Diego to Los Angeles, suffering for decades under the gross mismanagement of racist real estate mogul Donald Sterling. How did Blake Griffin change the game? Will Steve Ballmer change the team? Why …
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to Corporate writer Caroline Anderson (@carolineeand) about the specific topic of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, the oldest running marionette puppet theater in America. How did Bob Baker influence Disneyland, the Muppets, future puppeteers, LGBTQ youth, and more? Which sexy cat puppet makes us horniest? How does …
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actor Jay Pichardo (@jaypichardo) about the specific topic of the 1997 Frasier episode "Ham Radio," starring none other than Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, and the rest of the cast in this very silly half-hour of screwball comedy. What does this TV show have in common with Mary Tyler Moore? How is a radio play…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to producer and past guest Matt Apodaca (@mattapodaca) about the specific topic of the 2010 raunchy comedy film Jackass 3D, starring Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Magera, and the rest of the MTV Jackass gang. How does this third installment hold up? What are the best pranks and stunts? Why is it actually art, legiti…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to comedian Riley Silverman (@rileyjsilverman) about the specific topic of the problematic 80s comedy Short Circuit 2, the sequel to the first movie about the same robot. How does Riley know the entire plot of this film? Why don't we have imdb pro passwords? Why did they use a robot to dig a tunnel to steal jewels fo…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to writer Lauren McGuire (@imlaurenmcguire) about the specific topic of the real-life Coco Bongo night club, based in four locations including Cancun and Carmen del Playa, but also kind of based on the Jim Carrey movie The Mask. What does this nightlife hotspot have to do with The Mask? Why is there a fight between B…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actor and writer Haley Mancini (@thehaleyexperience) about the specific topic of learning about the history of languages and linguistics (you know, as a hobby!). Who are the "Scottish" accents of Spanish speakers? Why is learning Arabic so hard? What's the connection between Hindi and Norwegian? Is there such a th…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to writer Kyle Kasabian (@kylekasabian) about the specific topic of the brutally awful television pilot Generation X, based on the X-Men comic series that came out in the mid-90s. What went wrong on the casting of Jubilee? Who's the horniest X-Men? Why is Jim Carrey the go-to villain impression? So what's up with the…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to writer and comedian Eliza Skinner (@elizaskinner) about the specific topic of the insane Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Starlight Express. How did this show about humans playing trains on roller skates succeed? Who's the sexiest train, and was it played by Jane Krakowski? What stopped Steve from watching Love Never Di…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to actor and podcast host Carlos Santos (@ofcourseitscarlos) about the specific topic of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from 1990. Why didn't anyone in Hollywood dare to print the free money this film would've given them? Why were there Pizza Hut ads, but they ate Domino's? *Carrie Bradshaw voiceover…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to journalist and podcast host Carrie Poppy (@CarriePoppyYES) about the specific topic of investigating the science behind paranormal activity. What was Carrie's ghost encounter, and what are the scientific explanations for ghosts? Why did Steve stay on the haunted Queen Elizabeth? Why does Nadia's dad believe a ghos…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to writer and podcast host Molly Lambert (@mollylambert) about the specific topic of the 80s architectural wonder of glass bricks. When did masonry introduce glass blocks into buildings? Why are they so featured in porn houses? What about Melrose Place, original and reboot versions? What's up with The Hills' Kristin …
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to writer and podcast host Nick Wiger (@nickwiger) about the specific topic of jazz saxophone. Who are some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, and why are they worth knowing? How do we feel about playing any musical instrument in marching band? When did Fred Durst become a patron of the arts? Let's do this a…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk to comedian and podcast host Peter Kim (@peterkz) about the specific topic of grocery shopping on a budget, specifically now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when buying groceries has become more of an ordeal than ever. What pantry staples does Peter buy? How do you save money on produce, meat, dairy, and more right no…
 
COVID-19 has us inside of our homes, but Nadia and Steve keep up the fun by talking about their first week and beyond social distancing during the virus outbreak. What the hell is a Zoom? Why is Britney Spears the lone voice of reason right now? What's up with Frozen 2? Stay safe and wash those hands! Let's do this again some time!…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with actor/writer Lizz Adams (@Lizz) about the specific topic of training dogs -- all kinds of dogs! -- and classic dog behavioral issues. Is your puppy barking too much? What about a dog that's guarding the food bowl, or chewing up stuff? Why Cesar Milan can suck it? And while we're at it, what ARE the good dog name…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with writer Rache Hastings (@rachelhastings) about the specific topic of working at the American Girl Store, where she learned how to help kids and parents alike shop for these classic dolls (both historical and modern) originally designed by The Pleasant Company. Who's our favorites: Kirsten, Samantha, Molly, Felici…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with writer and podcast host Jordan Morris (@Jordan_Morris) about the specific topic of the Los Angeles historic destination and Southern California field trip favorite The La Brea Tar Pits (and George C. Page Museum), where they've dug up remains of dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, and more from the Ice Age. What is…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia wrap up February Duos with married comedy couple Lucia Aniello (@LuciaAniello) and Paul W. Downs (@paulwdowns) on the specific topic of Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg and their favorite restaurants from 2008. NYC foodies from a while back, this one is for you! Delis, Italian, and Thai, oh my! Where do you go to eat ch…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia keep February Duos going with podcast hosts Joel Spence (@joelaspence) and Deb Tarica (@instantdeborah) from This Particular Album is Very, Very Important to Me about the specific topic of the amazing life and mysterious death of singer, musician, producer, and activist Sam Cooke. Which songs of Sam Cooke's many Billboard…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia keep February Duos going with real-life couple Jess Ross (@CollegeHumor) and actress Kait Thompson (@kaitdrawingstuff) about the specific topic of all the many hundreds of ways to cook eggs. How do people eat eggs around the world? Should you add milk to your scrambler? What the hell is scrapple? Why was Beauty & The Beas…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia kick off February Duos with writers Brad Evans (@bradfordevans) and Nick Ciarelli (@nickciarelli) about the specific topic of the real-life Simpsons house, part of a contest to win a Nevada home modeled after the long-running TV show. Why are the floors made of concrete? Why was Maggie's high-chair glued to the kitchen? W…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with Amy Vorpahl (@vorpahlsword) about the specific topic of dating etiquette in the digital world, going into the rules and often debunking what dating coaches are saying. What's up with ghosting? Who pays for a first date? How do you navigate all these dating apps? How do you write an amazing dating profile? Once a…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with actor Santina Muha (@SantinaMuha) about the specific topic of Italian pasta, straight from Sicily, the way her grandparents taught her. What's the most overrated pasta shape? How does an Italian feel about Olive Garden? And what would Santina's Nonna have to say about our Italian recipes? Let's do this again som…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with writer Cody Ziglar (@yayforzig) about the specific topic of Japanese anime mecha sensation Gundam and its various model kits. Why is this cartoon about kids using robots to fight so popular? What kind of Gundamn toy models are the favorites? What the hell is up with Star Wars, and what on earth do you call a bur…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with writer Joey Clift (@joeytainment) about the specific topic of the World War I truce, an unofficial ceasefire on Christmas Day that led to a reprieve in fighting along the Western Front in favor of holiday celebrating. Was it true the German and British opposing forces gave gifts and played soccer in No Man's Lan…
 
It's 2020! Nadia and Steve take a break and dish about their holidays, recount the year, and talk about the highs and lows of 2019 in this special bonus episode of Why Do You Know That? What did we learn this year? Which Ryan Murphy FX drama do you want to see? How do you pack a slow cooker in a carry-on bag? Let's do this again some time!…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with actor and podcast host Alyssa Sabo (@alyssa_sabo) about the specific topic of the Swedish duo/band Roxette and the songs beyond their best known soft rock hits from the Billboard charts and the Pretty Woman soundtrack. She's got the look, but who is "she"? What would a Roxette theme park look like? Is church hor…
 
WARNING: This episode contains references to sexual assault and sex trafficking. This week, Steve and Nadia talk with writer and podcast host Jack Allison (@jackallisonLOL) about the specific topic of one of the world's greatest monsters, Jeffrey Epstein, and the conspiracy theories surrounding his life and death. Who's involved? Did he commit suic…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with writer and actor Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) about the specific topic of the 1985 campy children's television special, The Hugga Bunch Movie. We dive in the world of the Hugga Bunch dolls that inspired this TV movie, and ask a LOT of questions. Who is Bridget Severson? Why does Aunt Ruth want to shove her moth…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with podcast host and producer Erin Mallory Long (@erinmallorylong) about the specific topic of horror film and slasher genre metacommentary in the Scream franchise (yes, all four Scream films!). We get into Erin's love of these movies, what horror tropes the movies turn on their head, Drew Barrymore's iconic cameo, …
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with podcast host Ryan Rosenberg (@chosenberg) about the specific topic of Haribo gummy bears. We get into the history of this gelatinous candy, what the sugar-free version has done to people, and how it's caused a hefty room service bill. Plus, we taste test some gummy bears, and wow, some of them are gross! Let's d…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with YA author Amy Spalding (@theames) about the specific topic of TV's long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and its 24th episode, Season 8 finale, "Flight." We get into the doctors, Seattle Grace, the plane crash, and why Amy loves Grey's so much still. What else is filmed in Big Bear? What about the bureaucra…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with actor and podcast host Jon Gabrus (@gabrus) about the specific topic of Drizzt Do'Urden, one of the greatest heroes of the Forgotten Realms created by R.A. Salvatore. Gabrus fills us in on why this Dungeons & Dragons drow ranger is so important to him. What kind of adventures does Drizzt get into? How is Tom Cru…
 
This week, Steve and Nadia talk with actor and author Avery Monsen (@averymonsen) about the specific topic of the Pepper's ghost effect, We get into the origins of this magical illusion, the history behind it (naughty sisters are to blame!), and where you can find a Pepper's ghost in real life. Is the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland actually one of t…
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk with actor and podcast host Zach Reino (@ZachReino) about the specific topic of Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the life sim video game where you become the mayor of a town populated by animal characters. Why do you have to build bridges AND run a museum? Is Tom Nook shady? What's up with K.K. Slider? And what …
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk with writer and podcast host Mark Rennie (@markrennie) about the specific topic of country singer/national treasure Dolly Parton and her story songs, a staple of country music. We break down country as a musical genre, and deep dive into five of Mark's favorite Dolly story songs. Does Dolly do voiceover work? What's …
 
This week, Nadia and Steve talk with writer and podcast host Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) about the specific topic of the concept of empathy throughout the 1999 prequel Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. We get into how this epic space opera movie written and directed by George Lucas promotes cognitive, emotional, and compassionate e…
 
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