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