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 EST
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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 EST
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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!

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Direct download: CCIA_Ep_125_2013_Wrap_Up_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:54pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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