Episode 168 – A Podcast About The Series Finale

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOOOOOWWWWWWNNNN!!! Kalvin and Nick present the series finale of A Podcast About Something with a clips show style challenge. We take several clips from the last 3 and half years of A Podcast About Something and see if we can guess which episode the clip comes from as we say goodbye to our podcast. The winner of this challenge gets to take home the A Podcast About Something Cup!

If you’re new to A Podcast About Something, this is a great place to start to get a feel for many of the topics we’ve covered and how we cover them

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Full Episode Transcript Is Available Below:

Kalvin 0:06
Hello, welcome to the final episode of a podcast about something where each week for the past three and a half years, we dove deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me for the final time your co host, Nick Richardson. It’s the fine, okay.

Yeah, it was better when we answered the phone like right away and did it but you know, whatever.

Nick 0:31
I mean, sometimes inspiration just hits you three times and you belt out. Final Countdown.

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Episode 162 – A Podcast About Airing Of Grievances Part 3

Yesssss, finally, we have come back around to the most cathartic of episodes! Our annual airing of grievances (part 3) has arrived and it’s our best one yet. Now that our lives aren’t completely dominated by a pandemic, we are reminded of all the other little stuff that used to (and still does) piss us off.  Some stuff has a way of really grinding our gears, and it’s something we are sure we share with you in some way. Blippi, skimping popcorn chicken, the gym, getting buried in candy (it’s worse than you would think), the Mandela Effect and Robert Kraft all show their pissy little faces with more on the sidelines as well.

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Full Episode Transcript Available Below:

Kalvin 0:08
Each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host Calvin in joining me in a very grumpy mood. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson. so grumpy, Grumpy Bear. I liked I wanted to use grumpy instead of like angry or upset or anything like that because I thought grumpy best conveyed what we’re doing here today.

Nick 0:29
Dude, I’m grumpy a lot. Like once I got 25 years old. I didn’t I stopped getting like mad about shit. And I just got

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Episode 156 – A Podcast About the Salem Witch Trials

Incantations. Spells. Grimoires. The Devil’s words. BS tests and the hangman’s noose. All things that today don’t mean much, but in 1692 they meant everything, especially during the epic (kind of) mythological time of the Salem Witch Trials! Blown out of proportion is an understatement, and Kalvin and Nick dive deep to abolish the blasphemers and confirm the truths. We bring our spectral evidence to the table and dissect this grim episode of American lore and the trials and tribulations many poor women and men of a Puritan community faced on the frontiers of Massachusetts. Yet another time where it’s easy to point fingers until the higher ups find themselves pointed out, and just as quickly as it flamed up, it fizzled out.

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Full Episode Transcript Available Below:

Kalvin 0:06
To podcast each week we dive deep in whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me from 17th century Massachusetts. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson. I, sir.

Nick 0:20
I’m here in the state of mass. choose that. I

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Episode 148 – A Podcast About “-Gate” Scandals

Deflategate, Coffeegate, Spygate, you’ve heard em all before. But, did you ever realize the extreme quantity of “-gate” scandals out there? Neither did we! That’s why we’re here to shine light on some “-gates” of our own, from the obscure to the up and coming. Scandal is everywhere, and with the suffix “-gate” thrown around so cavalierly we are bound to find some odd ones not quite deserving of the name. How did “-gate” scandals become so prevalent in today’s world? Does the term lessen the impact? We dive into all that as well as the history of “-gate” scandals before bringing some of our own to the table! Who knew a fajita was so scandalous!?

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Full episode transcript available below

Kalvin 0:06
Two podcasts about something for each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me from the Watergate office building in Washington DC, on a shady stuff going over there to co host Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:20
Yeah, some may call it a scandal,

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Episode 140 – A Podcast About a Presidential Roast

Presidential fatigue is real, similar to the way the world felt about Justin Bieber, Pamela Anderson, or Flava Flav. So, naturally, the way to move past those feelings is to roast the position, the accolades, the ups, and the downs, as well as the man himself. That’s right, Kalvin and Nick are here to Roast the (former) Presidents of the United States. No, not the most recent one (although we still take a few shots), but some of his predecessors who may boast a nose of epic proportions or an attempted BDM that didn’t quite pan out leading to premature death! We round robbin through the 10s, ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s of presidential eras, putting our own unique spin on what four different presidents brought to the table, and the crumbs they may have left behind.

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Full Episode Transcript Below:

Kalvin 0:07
Each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me. I don’t really want to say Washington, Washington DC right now because I could have a bad connotation. I don’t know. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:26
I mean, that’s tie with me, dude. It’s

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Episode 139 – A Podcast About Real Life Heists

The ultimate heist, the big score, it’s a thing of wonder. The thought has most likely crossed your mind, like how to heist those cookies or 150 million dollars from 3 casinos without breaking a sweat. Whether it’s a feasible heist you’re after, or something entirely bombastic, we’ve got you covered on this week’s episode all about Real Life Heists! Kalvin and Nick each drop two of our favorites and what makes them so great. The ins and outs, the big hang-ups, the big breaks, and the big scores! Some heists are absolutely explosive in their planning, and somehow they don’t all get caught. We let you know where they went wrong, or where they managed to get it right, the minute details that gave them away, or the momentary lapse in judgment that left them free men (or women,) for a little while at least! Could you handle the anxiety of pulling off a big score?

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Full Episode Transcript Below:

Kalvin 0:07
Each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host Calvin and joining me from Canada, even though he told me he was going to Mexico. It’s your co host, Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:17
I pulled the old switcheroo because joke’s on you. I like a cold.

Kalvin 0:22
Yeah, you stole the priceless chandelier from Tiffany’s. Let me Tiffany, I met you. You told me you’re going to Canada you went to Mexico or vice versa. Switch that up.

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Episode 133 – A Podcast About Fatherhood

Those with their dad card (or soon to be) please stand up, this one’s for you! Fatherhood is a big deal, with no exact science behind it, tons of trials and tribulations, lots of poop, weird adventures and so on. We reflect on the nitty gritty of our own fatherhood, whether we were prepared, and how those around us tried to prepare us. Now that we’re seasoned veterans, we try to impart what little wisdom we’ve gained over the years on you, the listeners, and whether those books you’re thinking of buying are worth a damn! We end with stories that hit you in the feels, wise words, and puns only a dad could deliver.

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Episode 129 – A Podcast About Voting and US Elections

Have you ever attempted to learn about voting in America? The process, ins and outs, or the down and dirties of the U.S. Democratic process and it was boring as all hell? Just in time for one of the biggest elections of our lifetime Kalvin and Nick are here to break down the process in which one votes, how their vote is counted, and what it means when you cast your ballot like you’ve never heard before. The Electoral college? We’ve got it covered. From registration to vote to submission? Most definitely. All without putting you to sleep (and attempting to keep it as free from bias as possible)! Listen up and have a little fun while you’re at it, and hopefully, the process is a little clearer.

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Episode 126 – A Podcast About Trick or Treating

Halloween month continues as Nick and Kalvin discuss adventures in Trick or Treating. We begin with the history of knocking on strangers’ doors and demanding candy or else. We continue with our favorite costumes, candies, and decorations our childhoods and some of our favorite experiences with our own children so far. Grab a bag of Skittles or Reese’s cup (but not Reese’s holiday shapes) and join in on the Halloween fun!

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