Today We Learned

From comedy group The Katydids and TvLand’s upcoming show Teachers, Katy Colloton and Kate Lambert stop by to chat with Razzle and Dan about Crickets, The origin of Nick At Night, and where the phrase "TV Land" comes from.  

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Actress Gabriela Lopez from BITE NIGHT and The MILLION DOLLAR ARM joins Razzle and guest host Mike Capes to discuss what the S. in Harry S. Truman stands for, some fun facts about Alabama, and her upcoming movie The 5th Wave with Chloe Grace Moretz and Live Schreiber! 

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David Blue stops by to talk all sorts of fun facts and nerdery with Razzle and Dan! 

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Writer and Director Christy Stratton (King of the Hill, Awkward) stops by to chat with Razzle and guest host Mike Capes about Texas, Disneyland, all sorts of music facts, and her new web series Everyone's Crazy But Us starring Janet Varney, Keegan-Michael Key, and Kate Walsh!

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Country music "outlaw" Wheeler Walker Jr. stops by with his two person "entourage" to chat with Razzle about Country Music, Kentucky, Sports teams, and some out of control arguments between the three of them...while Razzle just listens.

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Director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Little Red Riding Hood) sits down with Razzle and Mike Capes to talk about her new movie Miss You Already starring Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, and Howard Stark himself Dominic Cooper. As well as sharing some fun facts about Droughts, Architecture, and she even shares some cool stories about working with Tom Cruise, Heath Ledger, and Hacking into a Beyonce Concert.

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This week the guest is...A SURPRISE! Listen to find out! (Hint: You know these 2 pretty well by now!)

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Comedian Brock Wilbur (Crime Travel, Nightmare Fuel) joins the Razzle and Dan to talk about how many people James Bond has murdered, the most addictive foods, and planning your own epitaph!

Just a reminder — Dan’s new book, 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, is out now!

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Razzle is joined by comedian and star of CBS's up coming Rush Hour to chat about all sorts of fun facts!

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Something spooky this way comes! Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension star Chris Murray joins Razzle in the studio to talk about horror movies, the origins of surfing, and some other fun facts!

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From The Grand Budapest Hotel all the way to Meltdown Comics Tony
Revolori stops by to chat about Guatemala, Bill Murray, and his new
movie DOPE which comes on out DVD this week!

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On a very special hostful episode, Razzle and Dan talk about the time Tom Cruise nearly played Iron Man, Batman​'s long-neglected co-creator, M&Ms history, and much more! Oh, and lots of Rick and Morty too.

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Razzle is joined once again by Andy Haynes and his world traveling friend Luc Curling to chat about the Athenian Acropolis, The UK, Jamaica, and more!

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The Knife Hand Strike of Comedy Andy Peters joins Razzle to chat about Wrestlers, La-Z-Boy origins, Elon Musk's plans to take over the galaxy and Nuke Mars... Also, Moon Prison.TM. 

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Stars of The Transporter: Refueled; Ed Skrein & Loan Chabanol take a break from car chases and robbing people to sit down and chat with Razzle about the history of Audi, Caesar Salads, and BING BONG R.I.P. 

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Something spooky this way comes! Writer-director of "Nerdist Presents: The Hive" David Yarovesky joins the guys in the studio to answer life’s big questions about Sonic the Hedgehog, sleep deprivation, and horror movies.

“Nerdist Presents: The Hive” opens in theaters on September 14, 2015! Buy your tickets at http://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-hive.

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Paul Scheer stops by to chat facts and movies and twizzlers... Oh and IT'S OUR 100th EPISODE!!!! 

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Jerry Ferrara stops by to chat facts with Razzle and guest host Andy Haynes about The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Brooklyn and more!

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Razzle sits down with sketch comedy duo Megan Hayes and Trent Ward of MegaTrent to chat about clams, bacon and other fun facts!

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Aussie adventurer Jason Dundas stops by to chat with Razzle about the Outback, Directions of Shark Attacks, Komodo Dragons, and how awesome Margot Robbie is. 

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Live from San Diego Comic-Con, Razzle and Dan are joined by Grae Drake (Rotten Tomatoes) and Kyle Newman (Barely Lethal, Fanboys) to talk about the origins of the event, the creator of the Starship Enterprise, acting legend Jai Courtney, and much more.

 

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Director, writer, and musician Dito Montiel (Boulevard, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) drops by to talk about million dollar record contracts, the history of Geffen Records, red pandas, working with Robin Williams, and much more.

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"What Game of Thrones character is dominating baby names? What is the weirdest pizza in the world? How can you get grilled cheese in your mailbox? Comedian Tim McGovern (First Slice) joins the guys in studio to find the answer to life's burning questions."

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How did Bicycle Playing Cards help to win World War II? Why is there a little pink part on the corner of our eye? Where did Lincoln Logs come from? Comedian Rob Fee (Mandatory, IGN, Vice) sits down with Razze to find out.

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Razzle and Dan sit down with Razzle and Dan once more to chat facts about Cap'n Crunch, The Punisher, Movie Websites, and the length of "a moment".

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Hold on to your butts because today's show kicks some serious ass. Razzle is joined in the studio by Clare Grant (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Robot Chicken, Team Unicorn) for some fact-finding fun and major knowledge dropping.

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Dan is out sick, but the S.S. Today We Learned braved the high seas of trivia and knowledge without him. Joining Razzle in the studio are two super rad guests, comedians Gabi Conti (PopSugar) and Graham Kay (Comedy By The Graham). What exactly do they learn? You'll have to listen to find out."

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Just the facts, ma'am! Why is there a term in German that means "grief bacon"? Was Batman never supposed to have a Robin? Where the hell is the San Andreas Fault anyway? Joey King (Independence Day 2, The Conjuring) joins the guys in studio to answer all of these and more.

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Director of Fanboys and upcoming Barely Lethal Kyle Newman(@Kyle_Newman) joins Razzle and guest host Andy Haynes(@ImAndyHaynes) to chat facts about Arsenal, Soccer, Star Wars, Charleston Chews, and more!

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Razzle is joined by comedian Josh Macuga and writer/producer Duncan Birmingham to chat about rare dog diseases, wealthy app companies, and the Gruen Effect!

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May the Fourth be with you! The Sith hits the fan on today's show as comedian Shane Mauss (Mating Season, Here We Are Podcast) joins the guys to talk about what Razzle is really like as a roommate, pigeon racing, Star Wars silliness, and high-speed forklift driving.

 

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We're baaaaack! Comedian Nate Craig (Eggshell) joins the guys in studio to talk about how much Darth Vader we actually got in the original Star Wars, the insane amount of people that watch esports, the sad ballad of Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne, and more.

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Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights) returns to Today We Learned to drop even more knowledge! Why are shih tzus called "Lion Dogs"? Why are boxing gloves more dangerous than bareknuckle boxing? What are the traditional wedding anniversary gifts and why do we give them? Find out the answer to all of these and more on a brand new episode.

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Where did summer blockbuster movie season come from? What is the boozy origin of Star Wars' Salacious Crumb? What's the difference between the three kinds of Grecian columns? The amazing Maude Garrett (AMC's Jedi Council, Geek Bombshells) joins the guys in studio to find the answers to life's burning questions.

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Today We Learned goes international on a very special episode with Swedish podcaster extraordinaire Kristoffer Triumf (Varvet International)! Dan was detained at the border, so special guest host/British comedian Matt Kirshen (Probably Science) joins Razzle in the studio to drop more knowledge than a B-52 full of books.

Direct download: twl82_triumf_kirshen.mp3
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Mark Pellegrino(LOST, The Returned) joins Razzle and guest host comedian Daniel Van Kirk to chat about The Hulk, how to pick up broken glass properly, and other awesome nerdy things!

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Alison Rosen joins Razzle and repeat Guest Host Andy Haynes to chat facts about Rolos, Connect Four, playing cards, and how to boil water faster!

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What do you do when a squirrel breaks into your home? Do Fruit Loops really have different fruit flavors? Why are some people born with different colored eyes? The delightfully droll Dominic Sherwood (Vampire Academy, Take Down, The Other) joins the guys in studio to answer life's burning questions!

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How are elephants involved in making a $50 cup of coffee? How did Japanese researchers reinvent the smoke detector for the hard of hearing? Why are people in the UK eating their coffee cups? Adrian Martinez (Focus, Gotham, Louie) joins Dan and special guest host Clarke Wolfe (SleepyCast: The Official Sleepy Hollow Podcast) to find the answers to all of these and more.

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And the Academy Award goes to...you for being the Best Listener! It's a special, low calorie, guestless edition of Today We Learned with your fearless hosts, Razzle and Dan. Join them to talk about weird Oscars trivia, James Cameron's secret past, and much more.

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Curious? Good! Rachel Skarsten (50 Shades of Grey) joins the guys in the studio to drop some knowledge. Plus, Dan was trapped in the Red Room, so Andy Haynes guest hosts!

 

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Two of New Zealand's finest comedic talents, Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), emerge from the shadows of promoting their new vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows in order to join the guys in the studio. Find out all about the history of the Oscars, Japan's odd love affair with vending machines, the origin of several vampire myths, and much more.

If you'd like to see What We Do in the Shadows in a theater near you, consider donating to their Kickstarter.

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What prank was so epic that it involved a volcano? What do you need to know about Planet of the Apes? What happens when one of our mother's calls? Actor Jocko Sims (Masters of Sex, The Last Ship, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) joins Razzle in studio to answer all of this and more. (Dan was still recovering from eating his body weight in buffalo wings at the Super Bowl)

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Comedian, musician, and all-around rad dad Joe Sib (Wax, SideOneDummy Records) stops by to talk about what highway numbers mean, the iconic video for Wax's "California", David Lee Roth's craziest non-music job, fatherhood, and much more.

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Where do those inflatable dancing men outside used car dealerships come from? When will we be living underwater? What was the inspiration for Jonny Quest? To find out, Johnny Quest himself, Tim Matheson (Hart of Dixie, The West Wing) joined the guys in the studio to answer all of this and more.

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Just in time for the return of Parks and Recreation, actor Jim O'Heir joins the guys in the studio to chat about some of Chicago's greatest inventions, the mysterious "Kentucky meat shower", and much more.

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The fabulous Adina Porter (The 100, The Newsroom) joins the guys in the studio to kick of 2015 in style by talking about the hidden treasures of Sierra Leone, the secret history of Life Savers, and much more.

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