Ladies and Gentlemen... we present to you the gigantic 2 hour Retrospective Finale of Crash Course in Awesome!  Bryan and Ricky sit down and interview each other about the highs and lows of the podcast as a whole with behind the scenes ‘reveals’, Ricky and Bryan’s never before heard earliest recordings and all sorts of fun, Loosey-Goosey conversation. 
We want to thank every single one of you that’s listened, supported and interacted with us over the years, we’re going to miss you all!  It’s been a hell of a ride!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_151_Retrospective_Finale.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT
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This is it folks, not only the final chapter in the Survival Series but this is episode #150, the final official episode of Crash Course in Awesome.  One last time Bryan puts Ricky through a series of real (and not so real) survival scenarios and Ricky has to fight his way through them to the final showdown with his tormentor: Bryan.   It’s a no holds barred slugfest to the end so tune in and enjoy!

(And just a heads up- you don’t NEED to have heard the previous episodes in this series to understand this episode but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to go back and give them a listen to pick up on some references!)

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_150_Survival_Finale.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT
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On this second last episode of CCIA, the boys take a spooky step back in time and review the life and career of Ed and Lorraine Warren. 

With upwards of ten thousand investigations under their belt, Ed and Lorraine Warren paved the way in the paranormal investigative field and tackled some of the most popular hauntings in history!  The events of which have been fueling Hollywood with movie plots for nearly 40 years!

So sit back and get ready to get your Hallowe'en fix in this second last spook-tastic episode!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_149_The_Warrens.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT
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So to finish off September, here's Ricky's pick for his beloved episode just in time for the start of October: Ghost Stories 2!  The boys put a lot of work into this one and it turned out great, enjoy!

Bryan and Ricky once again break from format and bring you a collection of scary stories from friends, returning contributers and listeners like you!  So lock your doors, turn down the lights and enjoy this spook-tacular Ghost Story special!

(A huge thanks goes out to everyone that contributed and helped us in the recording of this episode!)

 

 

Direct download: CCIA_Ghost_Stories_2_RERUN.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT
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With only a few original episodes left in the show Bryan and Ricky are finishing off September with 2 beloved episodes from throughout the podcast and first up is Bryan's pick: the original 'Crash Course in Survival' all about Cars that started it all!

Without any preperation before hand, Ricky is confronted with a series of theoretical real world Survival Situations (set up by the diabolical Bryan) and has to figure his way out of them.  Bryan also describes different recommended ways out of the same problems Ricky is faced with as they go.  Will Ricky survive these dire situations?  STAY TUNED!

Direct download: CCIA_Survival_Cars_Rerun.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT
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Grab your shovels and tune in as the boys summon all of their courage to dig up a review of the 1987 cult classic; The Gate!  Get ready to hear all about the wicked special effects, the sequel, fun backmasking samples from pop culture, and tons of other fun facts in this hell-raising episode!

 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_148_THE_GATE.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT
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After a long and restful summer Ricky and Bryan have been released from their cryogenic chambers to come back with a brand-spanking new episode for you fine listeners!

The Guys discuss mysterious humanoid shaped creatures and monsters that’ve been seen by people from all over the world from Werewolves to Owlmen to Frog People and even a Spring Heeled Jack for good measure they discuss a whole lot of weird beings!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_147_Humanoid_Cryptids.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT
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Crank up the Little Richard and GET TO THE CHOPPA as Bryan and Ricky finish ‘Arnold Movie Month’ with their review of… PREDATOR! Tune in to hear about the making of the 1987 sci-fi/action classic, the sequels and the endless pop culture references!

And with that we want to wish you all a happy summer holiday as the guys are taking July and August off for a quick Summer Vacation!  Seeya in September!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_146_Predator.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT
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In this second episode of 'Arnold Movie Month' Ricky and Bryan cover the 1990 Schwarzenegger classic "Total Recall"!  Tune in to hear loads of trivia, geeking out and as always Pop Culture References!  So Start the Reactor, tune in and enjoy!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_145_Total_Recall.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT
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Kicking off 'Arnold movie month' the fellas clench tightly onto their magic tickets, and get sucked into the super fun 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Last Action Hero!  So tune in to hear what a train wreck this film was to make as well as tons of other trivia followed up with some fun geeking out over this underrated Arnold film!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_144_Last_Action_Hero.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT
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This week the fellas start pumping some iron to bulk up and give you a CRASH COURSE in one of the most influential action movie heroes of all time, Arnold Schwarzenegger!  So tune in and learn about his humble upbringing to his body building and movie careers and so much more!  Hasta la vista, baby!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_143_Arnold_BIO.mp3
Category:Biography -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT
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Once again the diabolical Bryan kidnaps Ricky and forces him to survive a series of real life survival scenarios- this time all situations you might find yourself in around your home!  Will Ricky be able to fight his way through some common household catastrophes, or will Bryan win in the end?  Tune in and find out!

Huge thanks Mark DiAngelo, CG Effex and Mike Koenig at www.soundbible.com and the folks at www.freesound.org for the free sound effects!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_142_Survival_at_Home.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky dip into the old "Fan Grab Bag" to bring you episode ideas, requested by you fans, that might not be big enough for entire episodes of their own but work nicely as 3 bite-sized topics!  So join the guys as they discuss the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism, the wacky old science of Phrenology and the hilarious world religion The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!  So tune in and keep the topic ideas coming!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_141_FanGrabBag_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT
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Attention S-Mart shoppers! Bryan and Ricky abandon their cabin in the woods and head back to middle ages in this second half of their Evil Dead extravaganza!

Picking up where they left off with Sam Raimi's 1992 classic; Army of Darkness! So tune in to hear loads of trivia on the film as well as, a Bruce Campbell mini biography, The Evil Dead Musical, the 2013 remake and so much more!  

Hail to the 'Crash Course' baby!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_140_Evil_Dead_part2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky head off to a lonely cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an ancient and evil podcast episode that discusses Sam Raimi's incredible 1981 film The Evil Dead and also the 1987 follow up Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn! 

Listen in as they discuss the first two films in this terrifying and hilarious movie saga with trivia on the films as well as a brief biography on the film's incredible director Sam Raimi!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_139_Evil_Dead_part1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT
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The guys have been institutionalized because they've gone MAD for this weeks topic!  That's right, it's a Crash Course in all things Mad magazine!  

So tune in to learn all about the magazine's history, as well as all the fun characters, spinoffs, television shows and different contributions it's given us over the years to make our lives that much more pleasant!

Now take a listen and join the MADness!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_138_Mad_Magazine.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT
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It's the 5th Monday of the month so we're airing a fan favorite episode from our back catalogue... Our Crash Course in Shadow People!

Have you ever seen, out of the corner of your eye, a shadowy figure dart out of view?  Or maybe you’ve woken up in the middle of the night and seen a dark figure standing over you…?  If this sounds familiar you may have seen a SHADOW PERSON!
Ricky and Bryan delve into this strange, age-old topic and give you a run down of people’s encounters, possible explanations and even some personal stories!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_137_Shadow_People_Rerun.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky bring you a two-for-one North American creature feature! Learn about the history of the antler-headed Jackalope of the Wild West and also the lore behind the terrifying Native American cannibal creature The Wendigo!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_136_Jackalope_Wendigo2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT
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This week the boys get lost and find themselves giving you a review of the classic 80's vampire movie; The Lost Boys. So grab some garlic, clentch your stake and listen to Ricky and Bryan geek out over tons of trivia and 80's flare in this vampirific episode!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_135_Lost_Boys.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky dive deep into the world of Mermaids (and Mermen of course)!  From the earliest appearances in myths and legends to alleged sightings throughout history and even into some possible scientific explanations for Merfolk the guys cover it all! 

(And oh so many POP culture references!)

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_134_Mermaids.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT
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This week the guys burst out their stone skin in excitement to talk about the amazing animated TV show Gargoyles! 

Not only do they discuss the show in its entirety, but they also give you a history lesson on the real stone Gargoyles you see on ledges of old cathedrals. 

So join Ricky and Bryan as they take a walk down memory lane and geek out about one of the best animated series to air on television!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_133_GARGOYLES.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:52pm EDT
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Have you ever felt that weird sensation that what you're saying or doing has happened identically once before?  Well then you're in luck because this week the guys scratch their heads at a phenomena that pretty much everyone has felt; Deja Vu!  So tune in to hear all the different scientific and crazy theories to explain this sensation, as well as tons more info in this mind melting episode!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_132_DejaVu.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky bring you a brand new batch of Myths and Legends from all across Pop Culture!  From rumours of Elvis working for the CIA to the legend of the Original Tinman's death to Red Ranger Porn the guys answer all sorts of questions from Music, Movies, TV and even Video Games! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_131_Pop_Culture_Myths_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT
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This week the guys welcome back seasoned International Sports Broadcaster Andy McNamara to the show as he once again quizzes Ricky and Bryan on Sports trivia!  Listen in as the fellas further prove how little they know about sports thanks to a childhood of watching cartoons and avoiding the outdoors!  And even if sports aren't your thing, there are TONS of hilarious moments as these 3 clowns get bantering!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_130_Sports2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
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This week the guys review an old favorite film franchise from their childhoods; 1984's Gremlins and the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch!  So tune in to hear tons of trivia on the first and second film as well as a bit of history on the legendary creatures themselves!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_129_Gremlins.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT
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The boys are back in 2014 and to start things off right they’ve got an episode all about not only the mythical Yeti, but a list of other large hairy Bigfoot like creatures from around the world!  From the Skunk Ape to the De Loys Ape, the Yeren and the Yowie Bryan and Ricky bring you stories of reported sightings as well as possible explanations for these famous Cryptids! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_128_Yeti_and_Hairy_Hominids.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT
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Just in time for New Years the guys bring you the second Holiday Rerun episode of the year: Crash Course in Slender Man!
Ricky and Bryan delve into the mysterious entity known as The Slender Man!  From his seemingly harmless origins on the internet to how he’s seeped into pop culture and become a modern Boogeyman, they cover it all!  So lock yourself in somewhere safe, turn up the volume and enjoy the episode before he comes for  you!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_127_Holiday_Rerun_Slenderman.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT
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The boys are taking some time off for the holidays and airing a rerun of a favourite episode from earlier this year; Tales from The Crypt! Enjoy!

Hello boys and GHOULS, this week the guys take a trip down horror lane as they bring you a terror filled crash course in the classic franchise; Tales From The Crypt!  From the comics in the 50's all the way to the live action and animated series the ghoulish guys cover it all!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_126_HOLIDAY_Crypt.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT
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Ricky and Bryan bring 2013 to a close with the second half of their Year End Wrap Up!  Starting with 'The Kraken & Mysteries from the Deep' and taking us all the way up to 'Survival: Trains" the guys discuss all the topics they covered and add new info and extra content along the way... and stay tuned for the annual Blooper Reel and lots of other fun material from the cutting room floor!

www.crashcourseinawesome.com

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_125_2013_Wrap_Up_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT
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Well it's that time of year again where Bryan and Ricky recap on all the episodes of this past 2013!  So tune in and take a trip down memory lane as the boys give you some behind the scenes stories and bonus material from 'Sports' all the way to 'Internet Celebrities 2' in this really long part 1 year end wrap up!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_124_2013_YEAR_END_Part1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT
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In this latest installment of the Survival Series, Bryan puts Ricky through a number of real world survival scenarios! This time Ricky has to survive on a train and figure out how to save lives before a catastrophic end! 

Once again a huge thanks to Mike Koenig, Satish Madiwale and the guys over at www.soundbible.com and www.freesound.org for the use of their sound effects!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_123_Survival_Trains.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT
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In this second in our 2 part series all about Doctor Who Ricky and Bryan bring you up to date with information on the 8th Doctor as well as the reboot of the series with the 9th through 11th Doctors and as a rundown of some noteworthy monsters and foes from the last 7 seasons!  So run you clever boys (and girls) and remember to listen to today’s episode in preparation for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Special!  Allons-y! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_122_Doctor_Who_Pt2_FINAL.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT
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Bryan and Ricky are proud to FINALLY present to you a Crash Course in Doctor Who!  This first half gives you guys an introduction into the classic British Sci-fi television show that's been capturing the imagination of its audience for 50 years!  Part one will give you a run down of the first 7 Doctors as well as some of the key villains/monsters from the series with tons of trivia thrown in for good measure.  So nibble on a Jelly Baby (not Jelly Bellies like Ricky says), grab your Sonic Screwdriver and unlock this episode which is full of 'timey wimey' fun!  

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_121_Doctor_Who_Pt1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT
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Bringing Hallowe’en Month to a close, Ricky once again throws Bryan into a mess of Hallowe’en themed Survival scenarios that he has to battle his way out of!  Tune in to see if Bryan can survive the twisted mind of Ricky and have yourselves an amazing Hallowe’en!  For links to some of the references made in this episode head on over to www.crashcourseinawesome.com! 

A huge thanks to Mike Koenig and the guys over at www.soundbible.com and www.freesound.org for the use of their sound effects!

Direct download: CCIA_EP_120_Halloween_Survival_3.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT
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Continuing with Hallowe'en Month the boys bring you a third instalment of real life ghost stories from friends and listeners like you!  These episodes are a break from our regular format but they are always fun and spooky, so sit back and get ready to sleep with the lights on!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_119_Ghost_Stories3.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT
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For the second week of our Hallowe'en Month we bring you Bryan and Ricky's investigation of an actual Haunted House!  Back in May the guys were invited by Canadian Paranormal Investigators The Searcher Group to accompany them on a full investigation of a real-deal Haunted House just outside of Toronto.  Listen in as the guys learn the tricks and tools of the trade as well as experience a whole bunch of ghostly encounters that leave them utterly convinced of the existence of Spirits and Ghosts!

A huge thanks to Peter Roe and James McCulloch for showing us the ropes in Paranormal Investigations and to Searcher Group Leader Richard Palmisano for founding the whole thing!  To find about more about The Searcher Group check them out over at www.thesearchergroup.ca

Direct download: CCIA_EP_118_Ghost_Investigation.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT
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The boys kick off Hallowe'en month with a movie review of the classic 1981 werewolf flick, The Howling!  So tune in for tons of chit chat and trivia as the guys get down on all fours for a "howling" good time!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_118_THE_HOWLING.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT
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Hey guys, well like we've been saying based on the new schedule this is the 5th Monday in the month so that means you guys get an oldie but a goodie!  Enjoy hearing about mullets again(or maybe for the first time) with a bit of new info thrown in there!  Enjoy!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_117_MULLETS_RELOADED.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT
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In this week's electrifying episode Bryan and Ricky discuss a much requested topic: the life and inventions of Nikola Tesla!  From his early life to the war of the currents against Edison to his later years and a bunch of insane inventions the guys go through it all and shed some light onto one of human kind’s greatest innovators and a real life Mad Scientist!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_116_Tesla.mp3
Category:Biography -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT
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Great Scott! Bryan and Ricky bring you a Crash Course in the 1985 time travel classic Back to the Future! 
Focusing primarily on the first film in the series, the guys give you the goods about the story, the making of, trivia and as always… the POP culture references!  That’s heavy!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_115_BackToTheFuture.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT
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The boys are back from their summer break in this ALL NEW episode of CCIA!!  Since the school season is upon us once again, the guys thought it'd be fun and comforting to give you wonderful listeners some added dread in returning to school with some spooky haunted campus stories!  The fellas dug around the internet and found 6 spooky Colleges that are bursting with haunting tales of terror! So sit back in your quiet, probably safe dorm.. and enjoy!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_114_Haunted_Schools.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT
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Hey Guys, today’s podcast isn’t so much an “episode” as it is a “brief announcement” about a summer break Bryan and Ricky have long struggled with.  But fear not!  It’s not all doom and gloom and the guys basically lay it all out there for your dear listeners to let know what the heck is going on!   

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_113_Summer_Break.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42am EDT
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This week Ricky's joined by special guest co-host Andy McNamara and they give you an all out, no holds barred, Crash Course in the classic 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme film, Bloodsport!  So tune in to hear tons of trivia and lots of laughs as we bring movie month to end with this epically bad, yet tremendously great film!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_112_Bloodsport.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky put on fedora hats and crack their whips for this movie month review, as they give you a crash course in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark!  So tune in for TONS of trivia and popculture references on this amazing classic flick!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_111_RAIDERS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 12:39am EDT
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Looks like the boys got red on them as they continue their MOVIE MONTH with a movie review of the amazing horror/comedy zombie movie, Shaun of the Dead!  From a quick synopsis to fun trivia the boys get ranting about a great movie by the perfect trio; Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost!  Enjoy!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_110_Shaun_Of_The_Dead.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT
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Bryan and Ricky start up Movie Month with the very first blockbuster movie… Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic JAWS!  Hear about the story, the rocky making of and even about the true events that inspired the whole story!  And tune in every week in June for movie reviews!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_108_JAWS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT
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This week the boys take a wrong turn and end up in the mystery riddled Bermuda Triangle!  From some of the mysterious disappearance cases to scientific and out there theories, the boys delve deep into this mysterious section of ocean!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_108_BERMUDA_TRI.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT
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Join Bryan and Ricky as they descend into the inky black depths of the oceans to talk about legendary monsters like the Kraken but also more modern oceanic mysteries from the Montauk Monsters to The Bloop and even the illusive Giant Squid!   

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_106_Kraken_Mysteries_Deep.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT
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This week the guys rev up their clicking fingers and take to the world wide web, to bring you another batch of Internet Celebrities!  So tune in and catch up on some viral gold that you might have missed, or learn something new about an old favorite! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_105_Internet_Celebs2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 10:50pm EDT
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This week Ricky and Bryan take a look back at some times in recent, as well as far back, history that people thought the world was going to come to an end!  From Nostradamus' prophecies to Y2K and even the big non-apocalypse of 2012 they cover all sorts of ridiculous would-be-doomsday scenarios!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_104_Apocalypses.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT
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This week the guys give you a crash course in one of their favourite movies; Jurassic Park!  From loads of trivia, to differences between the book and film(spoiler alert), and even the possibility of a real life Jurassic Park, the guys discuss it all!  So "hold on to your butts" and tune in to an episode 65 million years in the making!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_104_Jurassic_Park.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT
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Bryan and Ricky tackle a topic they weren't too sure about at first... Unicorns!  From their first appearances in history up to their modern majestic version as well as actual reported sightings and even man-made unicorns the guys cover it all!  So saddle up and listen in to this surprisingly fun episode!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_103_Unicorns.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT
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Bryan and Ricky burst into flames discussing the strange and still unexplained phenomenon of Spontaneous Human Combustion!  They cover the earliest cases all the way up to today as well as explain the rational and out there theories as to why this mysterious and disturbing end to many people's lives might be occuring! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_102_SHC.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT
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Join Ricky and Bryan as they jump over the hill with episode 101, and bring you part 2 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! In this episode the boys finish up the TMNT franchise with the rest of the feature films, as well as all the video games, live musical band, terrible live action television show, and tons more info in this jam packed turtle-tastic episode! Turtle power!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_101_TMNT_Pt2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT
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To celebrate the huge milestone of their ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE Ricky and Bryan bring you part one of their Crash Course in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  From the original Eastman and Laird comics through the cartoon, toys and first live action movie the guys give you all the info you need on the whole Turtles Franchise!  And a huge thanks to you listeners for coming with us along the ride!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_100_TMNT.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT
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This week the guys celebrate one of the coolest actors/comedians to ever exist, Bill Murray!  From his early family life, to his S.N.L. days, and his awesome movie career highlights Bryan and Ricky gear up and geek out on all things Bill Murray! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_099_Bill_Murray.mp3
Category:Biography -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT
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Ricky and Bryan delve into the mysterious entity known as The Slender Man!  From his seemingly harmless origins on the internet to how he's seeped into pop culture and become a modern Boogeyman they cover it all!  So lock yourself in somewhere safe, turn up the volume and enjoy the episode before he comes for you!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_098_Slenderman.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT
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Hello boys and GHOULS, this week the guys take a trip down horror lane as they bring you a terror filled crash course in the classic franchise; Tales From The Crypt!  From the comics in the 50's all the way to the live action and animated series the ghoulish guys cover it all!  

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_097_Tales_Crypt.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT
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Bryan's at it again forcing Ricky, against his will, to use his wits and live through a series of real life survival scenarios as he re-visits the tropical jungle island with all new dangers!  Will Ricky have what it takes to overcome this onslaught of danger?  Clearly you're gonna have to listen in to find out!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_096_Survival_6.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky put on their conspiracy hats and give you a crash course in one of the most wide spread, possibly paranormal, phenomenon out there; Crop Circles! Join the guys as they go over the history, theories, and some of the more popular formations in this EXTRAterrestrial-ly packed episode!

Direct download: CCIA_EP_095_Crop_Circles.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT
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This week the guys do a long deserved biography on one of the most incredible women in history: the world class adventurer Ameilia Earhart!  Listen in as Ricky and Bryan discuss her youth, her rise to fame as an aviator and her tragic and mysterious disappearance over the Pacific in 1937.  She was an awesome woman who lived an amazing life so strap in and enjoy!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_094_Amelia_Earhart.mp3
Category:Biography -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky break from the usual and give you a fan "grab-bag" full of your very own requests!  The guys tackle 3 topics: Catatumbo Lightning, The Argentina Gnome, and Feral Children; all requested by you lovely fans, ENJOY!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_093_FAN_GRAB_BAG.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT
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This week the guys give you a crash course in all things... THE THING.  From the timeless horror/sci-fi classic; John Carpenter's 'The Thing' up to the 2011 prequel and even the game sequel everything is covered in all its gory mutated detail! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_092_The_Thing.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT
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This week the boys step back in time and go over some of their favourite childhood fads from the early to mid 90's; from "Fanny Packs" to "Devil Sticks" and much more, the guys reminisce on a simpler, more NEON-coloured time!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_091_90sFads.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT
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Ricky and Bryan give you guys a Toofer of Cryptozoology today with an episode dedicated to both the Mythical North American Thunderbird and the terrifying Mongolian Death Worm!  What are these giant beasts said to look and act like, what's their history and how do they fit into the world of unknown creatures?  Tune in to find out!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_090_ThunderBird_DeathWorm.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT
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In this hilarious continuation from last week, international sports broadcaster Andy McNamara continues stumping Ricky and Bryan on all things sports; from basic facts to history, and trivia!  Tune in to hear how badly the guys do!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_089_Sports_P2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in History -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky delve into a topic that they did not think would be interesting or entertaining what so ever and find themselves having an absolute blast.  Breaking from format, the guys are joined by seasoned International Sports Broadcaster Andy McNamara and Andy quizzes and then informs the boys on all sorts of real life Sports Trivia! 
This first part of the hilarious 2 part series features some general sports trivia to get the ball rolling and then gives you a crash course in Football and Hockey rules and history!
Trust us, it's super entertaining, even if it's just hearing how little Ricky and Bryan know about the world of Sports!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_088_Sports_P1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in History -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT
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Ricky and Bryan continue their brief vacation over the holidays and so there's one last rerun of a favorite episode from 2012 posted here for you in their absence!  Have an awesome New Years and see you all in 2013!

Bryan and Ricky get extra spooky as they give you a Crash Course in some real life haunted places from around the world!  The boys picked some really creepy ones so be sure to turn off all your lights and listen to this episode right before bed, just to be safe!  Now tune in and prepare to creep yourself out!


Direct download: CCIA_Holiday_Rerun_CC_in_Haunted_Places.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT
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Hope everyone's holidays are going great! As the guys mentioned in some of the episodes leading up to this week, Bryan and Ricky were taking some time off for the holidays so here's a favourite Crash Course of theirs; Garbage Pail kids!

  Join Ricky and Bryan as they get down and dirty to give you a Crash Course in all things Garbage Pail Kids;  those extremely gross but oddly lovable trading cards from the 1980's.  So tune in to find out their history including a movie review and a list of our favourites!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_086_RR_GPK.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:01am EDT
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In part two of Ricky and Bryan's wrap up the guys review the second half of 2012 and discuss more of their favorite parts, update information on past shows and even answer some questions that'd been left un-answered!  And stay tuned for the much embarrassing blooper reel!  We hope you guys enjoyed 2012 as much as we did and wish all the best to all you amazing listeners over the holidays!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_085_Year_End_wrap_up_P2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT
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Well it's that time of year again where Bryan and Ricky recap on the episodes of the past year, with some added info and favourite moments!  So tune into this first part year end wrap up, and learn some new things on old topics and as always, have lots of laughs!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_084_YearEnd_WrapUp_P1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT
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It's December and so it's time to celebrate the holidays... with Santa's lesser known Demonic partner: KRAMPUS.  Bryan and Ricky delve into the history of this dark version of Christmas celebrated in some areas of Europe as well as talk about modern variations of this monstrous yuletide creature and even some other Xmas traditions that might seem strange or frightening to us North Americans!  So listen in, and for god-sakes be good during the holidays or face the terror that is Krampus!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_083_Krampus.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT
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This week the guys crawl out from their dark subterranean world and bring you a Crash Course in the legend of Mole People.  So grab your shovel and head lamp and join the guys as they DIG DEEP into this topic; from ridiculous concepts to actual people who live underground, the guys cover it all!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_082_MolePeople.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT
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After finding an old treasure map, Ricky and Bryan set off on a wild adventure to give you, the listeners, a complete rundown of all things GOONIES!  With a ton of trivia on the film, spin offs and a look at where the stars are now, the guys give you all the info you need to know about this definitive 80's kid adventure classic! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_081_The_Goonies.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT
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This week the guys discuss the strange and tragic case of Benjaman Kyle.  Seemingly left for dead, Benjaman was found unconscious behind a Georgia Burger King in 2004 and awoke to have Retrograde Amnesia, having no memories of who he was or where he was from.  To this day no one has any idea about Benjaman's origins and Bryan and Ricky try to help by telling his story, talking a bit about Amnesia itself and also speculate some of their own more 'out there' theories about where this man may have come from!
So give this episode a listen, look at his picture and help spread the word about this man and maybe we all can help him reclaim his identity! 
And better yet, if you think you know who Benjaman is contact him at tips@whoisbenjamankyle.com or on his facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BenjamanKyle

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_080_Benjaman_Kyle.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT
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This week is a first for Crash Course in Awesome; the guys break out of their shells and do their very first interview!  Hope you listeners weren't sick of Halloween-type paranormal episodes because the guys got a chance to sit down and chat with Richard Palmisano and Peter Roe of "The Searcher Group" one of Canada's oldest Paranormal Investigation groups.  So sit back and learn how these guys got started and hear some of their creepy stories and EVPs(electronic voice phenomenon), all of this and more in this extra long episode!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_079_SearcherGroup_Interview.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 12:16am EDT
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This week the boys finish off Hallowe'en month with another Hallowe'en survival! Ricky once again turns the tables on Bryan, and puts him through his twisted labyrinth of fear. Tune in to find out if Bryan survives Hallowe'en, or if Ricky's hellish imagination gets the best of him! Happy Hallowe'en!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_078_Halloween_Survival2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT
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Don't you dare fall asleep during this episode as Bryan and Ricky give you a (fictional) Biography on one of Halloween's most memorable icons: Freddy Krueger!  From his twisted childhood to his horrific demise and his resurrection as the man that'll come kill you in your own nightmares, the boys cover it all!  And stay tuned after the bio for some A Nightmare on Elm Street trivia to round out the whole thing! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_077_Freddy_Krueger.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT
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For the 3rd week of our Hallowe'en Month Bryan and Ricky once again break from format and bring you a collection of scary stories from friends, returning contributers and listeners like you!  So lock your doors, turn down the lights and enjoy this spook-tacular Ghost Story special!
(A huge thanks goes out to everyone that contributed and helped us in the recording of this episode!)

Direct download: CCIA_EP_076_Ghost_Stories_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT
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For week 2 of Hallowe'en month, Bryan and Ricky get extra spooky as they give you a Crash Course in some real life haunted places from around the world! The boys picked some really creepy ones so be sure to turn off all your lights and listen to this episode right before bed, just to be safe. Now tune in and prepare to creep yourself out!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_075_Haunted_Places.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT
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It's October and that means it's an entire month of episodes dedicated to the strange, spooky and down right terrifying!  In this first episode Bryan and Ricky delve into the tragic and horrific events of the Dyatlov Pass incident where nine trained campers met horrible unexplained fates on a snowy mountain side in Soviet Russia in 1959.  What were they doing up there?  How did they die and what do people believe caused their mysterious deaths...?  Tune in and find out!

Direct download: CCIA_EP_074_Dyatlov_Pass_Event.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 12:04am EDT
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This week the boys surf the web and memory lane to bring you a "BIO-tastic" episode all about Internet Celebrities! So dial-up, log on, or whatever the heck else you do to get on the internet and learn all about the lives of some new and classic viral video stars!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_073_Internet_Celebs.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT
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Ricky once again has to use his wits to survive a series of real life survival scenarios set up by the maniacal Bryan!  This time Ricky's been abandoned at sea and has to fend for himself against all odds!  Will he figure out how to live off the 'land' and make it out alive?  Listen in and find out! 

Direct download: CCIA_EP_072_Survival_5.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT
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Join Ricky and Bryan as they get down and dirty to give you a Crash Course in all things Garbage Pail Kids;  those extremely gross but oddly lovable trading cards from the 1980's.  So tune in to find out their history including a movie review and a list of our favourites! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_071_GPK.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT
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Hey gang, the boys are BACK with a BRAND NEW episode of Crash Course in Awesome! This week it's a Bio-piece on the life and struggles of Joseph Carey Merrick also known as "The Elephant Man". So tune in and learn a thing or two about not judging a book by its cover!  

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_070_ElephantMan.mp3
Category:Crash Course in History -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT
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Well it was going to happen eventually; this week the guys were hit with the perfect storm of scheduling problems and illness and were unable to record a new episode, so in lieu of just not posting anything at all we're posting an old favorite from the early days of the show all about the mysterious Minnesota Iceman!  Listen in as the guys discuss a strange hairy humanoid creature frozen in a block of ice that made the rounds of circus side shows in the 1960's and some possible theories about what this thing could have been or where it came from! And hang on till the end, as this time there's new ending featuring a long overdue list of thank you's to you the fans!  

Enjoy this old gem and seeya next week for another new episode!

Direct download: CCIA_EP_069_Minnestoa_Iceman_Rerun.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT
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Have you ever seen, out of the corner of your eye, a figure dart out of view?  Or maybe you've woken up and seen a dark figure standing over you beside your bed...?  If this sounds familiar you may have seen a SHADOW PERSON! Ricky and Bryan delve into this strange, and age-old topic and give you a run down of people's encounters, possible explainations and even some personal stories! 

Direct download: CCIA_EP_068_Shadow_People.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT
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In this second half of the guys' rundown of all things Transformers they 'Maximize' out of their Beast Forms and cover the 1990's rebirth of the brand with 'Beast Wars' up through the Michael Bay movies and cover the Transformers video games of the Past and Present!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_67_Transformers_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:02am EDT
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Transform from everyday vehicles into humanoid robot forms along side Bryan and Ricky as they give you a Crash Course in all things Transformers!  In this first of a 2 part series the guys discuss the earliest incarnations of the beloved Autobots and Decepticons and follow them through their 1980's highs and into their mid 90's lows!  From the toys to the comics to the legendary original cartoon and animated film it's all covered in today's episode! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_66_Transformers_1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:18am EDT
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Pile into your canoes and meet Bryan and Ricky in a remote African river bend as they explore the legends and evidence of the creature known as 'Mokele Mbembe' a creature believed to be a living Dinosaur that has somehow survived into the present day!  From the earliest reported sightings to the most recent expeditions around the Congo River Basin, the guys cover it all!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_65_Mokele_Mbembe.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT
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Strange things are afoot at the 'circle k' as Bryan and Ricky give you a most excellent Crash Course in “The Great Ones”... of course they don't mean themselves, they mean Bill and Ted! So join the guys as they geek out over all things Excellent and Bogus!   

Direct download: CCIA_EP_064_BILL_TED.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT
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Bryan and Ricky sit down to give you fine listeners a biography on comedy/parody music's golden boy: "Weird Al" Yankovic!  From his humble beginnings playing the accordion through his years blowing up on an early MTV all the way up until his top 10 Billboard hits of today the guys explain everything you need to know! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_63_Weird_Al_Bio.mp3
Category:Crash Course in History -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky give you a Crash Course in a pretty controversial paranormal phenomenon known as Stigmata; the rare event where a person suffers from the wounds that were said to have been inflicted on Jesus Christ during his crucifixion.  We assure you the episode is not as serious as this description of it!  Tune in!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_062_Stigmata.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT
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Bryan is at it again!  This week Ricky has to survive crashing on a deserted island.  Will Ricky train monkey butlers, eat oozing berries, or simply sob in the corner?  Tune in and find out!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_061_Survival_4.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT
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Set sail with Bryan and Ricky to a tropical isle whose massive stone inhabitants have long stood, shrouded in mystery.

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_060_Easter_Island.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT
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Bryan and Ricky finish off their run down of ways outer space could destroy humanity!  Solar Flares, Cosmic Rays and a good old fashion Sun Death are all on the menu!  So hunker down in your lead-lined doomsday bunker and enjoy!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_59_HowSpacecouldkillus2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT
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Bryan and Ricky blast off in their escape pod to bring you the first episode in the series "How Space Can Kill Us"!  So calibrate your telescope and watch the skis... I mean skies, and prepare for a Crash Course in Earth crushing Asteroids!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_58_Ways_Space_Can_Kill_Us_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky "travel" deep into the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, to explore the legend of a terrifying creature that has been terrorizing its residents for the last 200 years... The Jersey Devil!   

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_057_Jersey_Devil.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 12:15am EDT
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Sneak in and turn on your long range listening devises as Bryan and Ricky delve into the world of classic Spy Gadgets!  Covering 3 crucial aspects of any successful spy mission they'll bring you all the crucial intel you'll need to gather information, take out your target and get out in a hurry! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_056_Classic_Spy_Gadgets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm EDT
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This week's episode is all about the Travis Walton incident; one of the most famous alien abduction cases in history and the plot of which the film "Fire in the Sky" was based on.  Could it be that we're not alone in the universe?  Beam this episode into your ears and you be the judge!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_055_Travis_Walton.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 1:21am EDT
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The count down of our favorite Super Nintendo games continues!  Join Bryan and guests Mitch and Matt as they discuss their favorite 'wild card' games as well as their own number 1 favorite games from the glorious 16 bit era! (special appearance by the mind of Ricky!)

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_054_SNES2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:28am EDT
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While Ricky takes a brief vacation Bryan is joined by frequent guests Mitch and Matt to do a count down of their top 3 favorite games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as well as hear some quick and interesting history about the system itself!  So hop on the nerd train and enjoy part 1 of 2 of this videogame console retrospective!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_053_SNES.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT
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This week Bryan and Ricky give you a Crash Course in myths and legends surrounding certain movies and songs in pop culture!  So take a listen if you want to hear about a ghost spotted in a movie, a crime being recorded in a song or simply a time traveling old lady caught on film!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_052_POP_MYTHS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 1:28am EDT
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Take shelter (with Bryan and Ricky) from the hundreds of animals falling from the sky as they talk about the strange phenomenon of when flightless animals fall down from the heavens!  From early historical accounts of frogs and fish plumeting down to possible explainations as to why this keeps happening through the ages, the guys cover it all! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_051_Raining_Animals.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT
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Welcome listener to Crash Course in Awesome's 50th episode!!!  This week the boys delve deep into the dark realms of madness, and give an episode dedicated to all things Howard Philips Lovecraft; arguably one of the most influential Horror/Sci-Fi authors to ever pick up a pen.  So crack open your Necronomicon, whisper a quiet oath to the great Cthulhu and tune in!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_050_LOVECRAFT.mp3
Category:Crash Course in History -- posted at: 1:07am EDT
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This week the guys swab the movie review poop deck as they give you a Crash Course in the Wes Anderson film "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"!  So set sail with your ears and take a listen!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_049_LIFE_AQUATIC.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 12:13am EDT
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Come gawk at Ricky and Bryan as they give you a history of the Side Show!  From its classic beginnings with PT Barnum to its decline and then the Freak Show resurgance the guys explain it all, even featuring their very own 'best of' Ten in One Show counting down their favorite men and women that were classic Side Show attractions! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_048_The_Sideshow.mp3
Category:Crash Course in History -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT
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This week 'los niños' give you a Crash Course in the cryptid that's been sucking the blood of farm animals in South, Central and North America for the better part of 20 years! So lock up your goats and watch out for glowing red eyes in the night as you get a Crash Course in El Chupacabra!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_047_CHUPACABRA.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT
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Fresh off the tiny heels of last week's episode about little mythical creatures Bryan and Ricky go the opposite way and give you an episode all about Giants!  From the giants of myth and history to absolutely huge human skeletons to giants living in our world today it's all covered in this week's episode!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_046_Giants.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT
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Do you smell corned beef and cabbage? It's probably because this week's a special St. Patty's day episode! So crack open a green beer and listen while the boys give you a Crash Course in some of the more interesting and lesser known Irish mythical creatures. *HICCUP*

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_045_Irish_Myth_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT
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BATBOY BECOMES NEW HOST OF CRASH COURSE IN AWESOME!  Is what our headline might read if this episode description were featured on the cover of The Weekly World News!  Ricky and Bryan give you the rundown on this wonderfully fake weekly news paper!   Listen in to hear the paper's history, some favorite headlines and a history of their most famous mascot: BATBOY!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_044_Weekly_World_News.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT
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In this Doozy of an Episode Bryan and Ricky pick 30 phrases and slang terms used in every day life and explain what they mean and where they came from, it's the Cat's Meow!  If you've ever wondered why people say 'That was a Gas' or what they mean whey they say they like the 'Cut of your Jib' then tune in and find out!  The episode format is different, but the funny and interesting info is still The Bee's Knee's!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_043_Slang.mp3
Category:Crash Course in History -- posted at: 12:53am EDT
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Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?  Have you or any of your family seen a spook, spectre or ghost?  If the answer is yes, then don't wait another minute. Click play and listen to this episode!  That's right this week the boys throw on their proton packs and give you a Crash Course in EVERYTHING Ghostbusters, from the movies to the cartoons and everything in-between!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_042_GHOSTBUSTERS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT
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Bryan once again puts Ricky through a series of real life survival scenarios, this time in a freezing cold climate.  Can Ricky use his brains and brawn to get out of the manical Bryan's traps and environments?  Tune in to find out!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_041_Survival_3.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT
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Prepare to be 'probed' with information, as the fellas give you an 'out of this world' Crash Course in U.F.O.s and The Roswell Incident!  Puns are FUN!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_040_UFO_ROSWELL.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT
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Swim up out of the murky depths of the Loch and join Bryan and Ricky as they explain what the whole deal with The Loch Ness Monster is!  From the earliest sightings of the beast to what's been done in modern times to try and prove its existance find out about the giant aquatic creature that people believe lives in the mysterious Loch!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_039_Loch_Ness_Monster.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT
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Sit back, grab your favourite chalice and prepare to 'drink it in' as the fellas give you a Crash Course in The Legend of The Holy Grail! Hope you're thirsty... for AWESOME!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_038_HOLY_GRAIL.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 12:04am EDT
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Seal yourself in with Ricky and Bryan in their Cryonics tube as they explore the legend of what actually happened to Walt Disney after he died, and whether or not his body is currently frozen deep underground!  And if that weren't enough there's a Crash Course in Cryonics (aka Cryogenically freezing people) included too!  Burrr! ('cause it's cold). 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_036_Frozen_Walt_Disney.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT
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This week the boys explore the conspiracies behind HAARP; a facility located in Alaska that claims to be studying the atmosphere... but is it simply a research tool, or a weapon?! Tune in to learn more!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_036_HAARP.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 12:06am EDT
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In this sequel the boys finish up their year end wrap up and see us right through to 2012! So tune in to hear a spooky story, tons more honourable mentions and a glimpse of AWESOME topics to look forward to in this AWESOME new year....AWESOME!!!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_035_Boxing_Day_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 12:04am EDT
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In this first of a 2 part year end wrap up Ricky and Bryan revisit the first 19 episodes of Crash Course in Awesome with some new additions to favorite episodes as well as some new bits of information that didn't originally make it to the show!  Mullets and Bigfoots and Bloody Mary's, oh my!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_034_Boxing_Day_1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 12:01am EDT
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In this special 8-bit episode, Bryan and Ricky welcome a new guest Matt to count down each of their top two favourite Nintendo games along with their choice of an obscure wildcard game! So fire up the ol' N.E.S, load your Nintendo Zapper and tune in!

Direct download: CCIA_EP_033_NES_GAMES.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT
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The guys go over a tricky topic this week, the Aquatic Ape Theory, which is a fringe sciencey idea that humans evolved from, at some point, an ape that lived in and around water.  It's an interesting theory, whether it's accurate or not, so give'er a listen!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_032_Aquatic_Ape_Theory.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 1:03am EDT
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The boys give you a Crash Course on the amazing puppeteer Jim Henson!  So listen and learn a thing or two about an awesome man who inspired and entertained most, if not all of us at some point in our lives and who's vision still lives on today!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_31_Jim_Henson_MP3.mp3
Category:Biography -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT
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Way back in 1908 there was an absolutely GIGANTIC explosion (1000 times bigger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima) in the middle of Siberia and no one is totally sure what caused it!  Join Ricky and Bryan as they go over what happened, what the effects were and discuss what in the world (or from out of this world...?) this event was caused by! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_030_Tunguska.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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The guys review one of their favorite movies, the 1986 classic 'Big Trouble in Little China', starring Kurt Russell and directed by John Carpenter!  It's an incredible movie and Ricky and Bryan get to geek out while giving you some behind the scenes information and trivia!   So just do what Ol' Jack Burton does at a time like this, say 'what the hell' and listen in!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_029_BTLC.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT
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The boys give you a Crash Course in a great event that happens throughout the month of November in which men grow mustaches to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research.  There's also some fun to be had as they list off different styles of mustaches as well as some of our favorite people who sport them!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_28_MOVEMBER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT
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A quick heads up to you listeners, Bryan and Ricky are going to be reviewing the AWESOME 1986 John Carpenter movie 'Big Trouble in Little China' (starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall) so now's your chance to watch it before they go over the whole thing in a week and a half!  Enjoy!

Direct download: Commercial.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42am EDT
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The boys bop their 'mop-tops' to The Beatles as they give you a Crash Course in the urban legend that claims the real Paul McCartney died in a horrific car accident in 1966.

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_027_Paul_is_deadMP3.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT
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We take a special break from the usual format as Ricky and Bryan invite some friends to join them in telling their own personal ghost stories (from real life!)  Hallowe'en month comes to a close and the guys hope you enjoyed it!  Special thanks to Mark, Michelle and Logan for telling their spooky tales!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_026_Ghost_Stories.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT
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Ricky turns the tables on Bryan and puts him through a series of -not so realistic- Hallowe'en Survival scenarios!  Listen as Bryan has to battles the things lurking in the shadows as well as the skimpy costume he's been forced to wear! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_025_Halloween_Survival.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT
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The boys continue 'The Mothman' series with a review of the film 'The Mothman Prophecies'  starring Richard Gere.  This is a film adaptation of the novel written by John Keel which documented the incidents of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1966. You can turn the lights back on for this one if you'd like.

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_24_Mothman_Proph.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT
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The boys creep each other out as they give you a Crash Course in 'The Mothman'; a creature which plagued the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia over a 13 month period from 1966-1967. So turn off the lights, let your guard down and take a listen!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_23_Mothman.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT
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This week the boys give you a history lesson on our favourite city smashing monster, Godzilla! So tune in and take cover!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_022_GODZILLA.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT
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The guys give you a Crash Course in the 1980's cult classic 'The Toxic Avenger' from Troma Entertainment!  It's a gory, hilarious, gross-out low budget Super Hero Exploitation film!  So listen in as Ricky and Bryan discuss a brief history of Troma films and look at some different incarnations of Toxie, the Toxic Avenger!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_021_Toxic_Avenger.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT
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Ay, Caramba! In this girthy sequel of "The Simpsons" episode Bryan, Mitch and Ricky wrap up their number one favorite episodes and get knee deep in some heavy "Simpsons" debate!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_20_Simpsons_Part2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT
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Bryan and Ricky welcome back Mitch as they count down their top 2 all time favorite episodes of The Simpsons (each) and give you some trivia and nerd out about some seriously classic episodes.  This is the first half of the count down, tune in next week for their number one episodes!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_019_SIMPSONS_1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT
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Ricky once again has to think quick on his feet (well, in his chair) as Bryan hits him up with a series of Survival situations he has to figure his way out of!  Will he survive this trek through the wilderness?  You'll have to listen to his adventure to find out! (or skip ahead to the end, I guess.) 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_018_Survial_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT
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The guys get EXTRA geeky as they rant off their top 4 'Geeky Cars' from pop culture, as well as tons of honourable mentions and a little treat at the end!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_017_CARS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:40am EDT
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The boys do a review of the 2008 film 'Visioneers' starring Zach Galifianakis and Judy Greer. Be warned the film is discussed in its entirety, so "SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!!" If you don't want to hear some major plot points before seeing the film, please watch it first then listen. You've been warned....ENJOY!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_016_Visioneers.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 12:02am EDT
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The guys jibber jabber on (and pity fools) as they honour one of the most awesome men around: Mr T.  Listen in as they go over his humble beginnings, through his career highs and lows and who he's pitying now!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_015_Mr_T.mp3
Category:Biography -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT
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The guys take a look back at one of the worst massacres in Canadian History and give you a crash course in what happened to the ever controversial Donnelly Family in 1880's Ontario. 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_013_Black_Donnellys.mp3
Category:Crash Course in History -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT
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AAAAWOOOOOOOOOOO.....*cough. This week the fellas take you on a Crash Course on the hairy side with an episode dedicated to Werewolves! So tune in to hear all about the myth, fact, and movie magic behind these lovable beasts!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_13_Werewolves.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 12:02am EDT
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This week the boys give you a crash course in the urban legend: Bloody Mary.  You may want to listen with the lights on...muwhahah...or not.

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_012_BloodyMary.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 12:14am EDT
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Crash Course in Rods

More specifically the phenomenon known as "Rods" or "Roswell Rods". Listen to Ricky and Bryan discuss theories, leading experts, and ultimately reveal what the heck these things are!

Also don't forget to check out our facebook page for more photos!!!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_011_ROSWELL_RODS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT
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Without any preperation before hand, Ricky is confronted with a series of theoretical real world Survival Situations (set up by the diabolical Bryan) and has to figure his way out of them.  Bryan also describes different recommended ways out of the same problems Ricky is faced with as they go.  Will Ricky survive these dire situations?  STAY TUNED!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_010_Car_Survival.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Survival -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT
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Crash Course in 'Action Park'

Hear about the shockingly dangerous New Jersey amusement park 'Action Park' that kicked the crap out of it's patrons from the late 70's into the 90's.  Action park was home to some of the most insane rides and attractions you've ever heard of in a legit summer amusement park!

Also (shameless self promotion) please check us out on our Facebook Fan page for more photos and regular updates!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_009_Action_Park.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT
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This week you're in for a treat!  The following podcast is the first official recording of Crash Course in Awesome, so listen to these greenhorns give you a Crash Course in the history of Ouija Boards as well as some accounts they've experienced themselves! SPOOKY!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_008_OuijaBoards.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT
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Ricky, Bryan and their Doubles take you through the myths, explainations and some personal stories of Doppelgangers!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_007_Doppelgangers.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 9:27am EDT
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The Boys talk about Gareth Edwards' 2010 movie 'Monsters' and give you a Crash Course in one of the best 'Giant Monster' movies in a long time!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_006_Monsters.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT
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This week the fellas talk about The Minnesota Iceman, a creature frozen in ice touring the carnival circuit!!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_005_Minesota_Iceman.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT
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The first Crash Course in Movies episode, about Terry Gilliam's 1981 'Time Bandits'.  What a Hoot!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_004_Timebandits.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Movies -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT
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Ricky and Bryan (with Special Guest Mitch!) Run down their top 3 favorite toys of their childhoods!  9 toys!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_003_TOYS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT
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The guys give you 2 Crash Courses for the Price of 1! (both are free)

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_002_Crypto_Bigfoot.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Unexplained -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT
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Welcome to the first episode! Today the guys talk about everyone's favourite 80's hair cut.

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_001_Mullets.mp3
Category:Crash Course in the Ridiculous -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT
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