Podcast 18: Stranger Things, Human Sacrifice at Cern, How to Spot a BS News Story

In the first of our weekly “grab-bag” podcasts we discuss a cornucopia of contemporary curiosities, including:

Human sacrifice at Cern.

No, really. Someone captured footage of an apparent ritual sacrifice in the courtyard outside the Large Hadron Collider. We are not making this up. Hoax? Joke? Desperate attempt to forestall the apocalypse? You decide.

Earth-like Planet Around Proxima Centauri Discovered

Okay, Earth-like – in the sense that it’s a planet (presumably). That phrase brings up visions of oceans, trees, antelope roaming the countryside. In reality we don’t even know if this (presumed) rock (presumably) orbiting Proxima Centauri even has an atmosphere. Why do they do this to us?

How you spell “The Berenstain Bears” could be proof of parallel universes

How do you remember it? BerenSTAIN or BerenSTEIN? Adam remembers BerenSTAIN. John remembers BerenSTEIN. Adam is old money from the Prime Universe. John’s a downtrodden immigrant from a backwater dimension off the coast of Universe Z.

Shocking True Story that Inspired Stranger Things

Here we thought we’d made a major discovery, but – naturally – we weren’t the first. Our “firstie” status was about as legit as Christopher Columbus’s. So there you go, one of the many articles out there drawing connections between the current Netflix phenomenon and the REAL story of government-sponsored interdimensional child-abduction mind control monster experiments.

21 Signs That Story You’re About To Share Is Secretly B.S.

Yes, it’s Cracked Magazine. But it’s still better journalism than you’ll get from CNN.

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