The 25 Coolest Things We Discovered In 2016

The Cracked Podcast #158 December 26, 2016

It’s not just us right? There are too many damn movies and TV shows to keep up with. When we’re not in the middle of a season of Game of Thrones, Westworld, Silicon Valley, Stranger Things, or House of Cards, there are always 40 other shows just waiting to get started. If only you were ready to make the commitment. Your girlfriend wants you to propose but you can’t even commit to Six Feet Under, let alone the next 60 years of your life.

This glut of TV shows we’re experiencing completely fails to lack the steady stream of quality movies coming out not only in the US but all around the world. And the surplus of movies doesn’t even address how behind you are on music. Open up Spotify or look at the next festival lineup and you can barely recognize a third of the bands there. And we’re not being old fogies complaining about music these days– most of these bands are good– we just can’t keep up with them. 21 Pilots, 21 Savage, 21 Scarecrows. Only one of those band names is completely made up.

So to give a little order to this exponentially insane world, Jack O’Brien is joined by Cracked editors Soren Bowie and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) to talk about some of their favorite they discovered in 2016. They commiserate about the superabundance of content and Soren gives some completely unsolicited home improvement advice.

Our next live podcast is on Saturday, January 14th at 7pm at the UCB Sunset Theatre in Los Angeles. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark from ‘My Favorite Murder’ are back for another hour of creepy unsolved murders and even creepier solved ones. Tickets are $5 and on sale soon at (


Website: Pandora — Search Standup:

Video: Youtube FanFest:

Netflix: John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid:

HBO: Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds:

Album: Kyle Kinane: Loose in Chicago:

Netflix: Michael Che Matters:

Video: Dave Chappele SNL Monologue:

Website: Nextdoor:

Video: Red Letter Media: Wheel of the Worst #11:

YouTube: Jim Sterling:

Wikipedia: Square Screws:

Amazon: Wet Vacuums:

The Elf on the Shelf:

Screenplay: Monsters, Inc:

Video: Train to Busan (Trailer):

Video: I Saw The Devil (Trailer):

Netflix: Amanda Knox:

Netflix: David Blaine: Real or Magic?:

Netflix: Planet Earth:

Video: Bill Burr Makes a Pie Crust:

Netflix: F is for Family:

Website: Stitcher:

Podcast: Science Vs:

Podcast: Doughboys:

Podcast: The Bill Simmons Podcast with Andy Cohen:

Video Game: The Last Guardian:

Video: Robyn “Call Your Girlfriend” on SNL:

Video: Chance the Rapper “Same Drugs” on SNL:

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