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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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