Soren Bowie

Soren Bowie is columnist and editor for He is also a co-writer/co-star in the series Cracked After Hours.

Guest Appearances

17 Exciting Happy News Stories More People Should Hear

Where do you get your news? Because whether it’s from a range of sources, from a curated Twitter feed, or from one nightmare cable channel monetizing hate, there is more happening than any one of us can track. The world is all…


13 Badass Astronaut & Cosmonaut Stories Everyone Should Hear

The Cracked Podcast #269December 9, 2018

Space: it’s the final frontier AND somehow the least popular frontier. A couple decades of successful shuttle launches passed unnoticed. A slew of orbital science experiments didn’t excite anybody. Even the Space Race wasn’t the nation-gripping drama we decided it was retroactively.…


Point Break

Kathryn Bigelow month continues on Cracked Movie Club! On a special live episode recorded at UCB Sunset, Tom and Abe are joined by Cracked’s Soren Bowie and Carmen Angelica as they discuss 1991’s Point Break, Kathryn Bigelow’s first major studio success and the…


Looking the Part - Soren and Daniel Analyze Bathroom Habits

Every morning when you wake up you (probably) do the same routine. In some order, you shower, use the toilet, shave and brush your teeth. In that respect, movie characters don't seem to exist in the same universe as us. Typically we…


Looking The Part - Soren and Daniel On Movie Scars and Tattoos

Admit it: the Harry Potter movies would be totally different if he didn't have a cool scar. If Harry looked like Gary Oldman in 'Hannibal', Hermione and Ron be afraid to talk to him and even the Dementors would think twice before…


Looking the Part - Baldness, Side-Parts and Facial Hair

Every cheesy soap opera gives it away from the start-- the dashing Dr. Iago Montana is back from the dead...with a goatee. We as the audience know: IT'S NOT HIM, IT'S HIS EVIL TWIN! SEND HIM BACK FROM WHENCE HE CAME! Again,…


A Farewell To Cracked Editor-in-Chief Jack O'Brien

Serious Talk. It's Jack's last episode. After 11 years at Cracked, our intrepid editor-in-chief and podcast host extraordinaire Jack O'Brien is hanging up the cleats to tackle new projects, end world hunger and find the Zodiac killer. But that doesn't mean this…


How We'd Fix These 4 Broken Franchises

The Cracked Podcast #176April 17, 2017

Big news! This summer, Hollywood is delivering us our 6th Spiderman movie in the last 15 years. Fun! Time to re-hash all of our favorite story beats like dead uncles, having great responsibilities and kissing upside-down. So yeah, it seems like for…


25 Bizarrely Specific Ways Movies Get Reality Wrong

It's not something that you consciously notice, but movies speak to us in a secret language. They use a special shorthand to convey ideas or explain plot in the most efficient way possible. There's one problem though: they do it in the…


The 25 Coolest Things We Discovered In 2016

The Cracked Podcast #158December 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…


Dark Secrets from the Teacher's Lounge

The Cracked Podcast #147October 19, 2016

Did you ever have the sneaking suspicion that when your history teacher rolled out the old A/V cart for movie time that he was completely hungover? Or that that one teacher who seemed to hate you on a molecular level was giving…


How Liberals Are Accidentally Fueling Science Deniers

The Cracked Podcast #140September 5, 2016

We've never known more about our world and our universe, but at the same time it feels like there are more people who completely ignore science than ever before. They can come in all shapes and forms of crazy. There are anti-vaxxers,…


Things That Don't Work The Way You Think

The Cracked Podcast #136August 8, 2016

So you think you know how the world works, right? You watch one episode of 'Mythbusters' and suddenly you're an expert on ballistics, germ theory and aeronautical engineering. Tell me then, Jonas Salk, why you always get sick on airplanes. You're probably…


Children's TV Shows With Horrifying Implications

The Cracked Podcast #114March 21, 2016

Last week on the site, Daniel O'Brien told us why Pinocchio was a secretly terrifying tale about a monster-boy thrust into existence by a bumbling old man who probably shouldn't be anyone's legal guardian.  To become a real boy, he's expected to prove himself…


Ways America Was Shockingly Evil Very Recently

The Cracked Podcast #105January 18, 2016

If you look back at the most popular comedies through the years, there are always parts that don't hold up. A lot of the time when it's a sex, bro, or gross-out comedy, the stuff that doesn't hold up is usually a…


Movies That'd Be Better From a Different POV

The Cracked Podcast #103January 4, 2016

Most disaster movies make cannon fodder out of almost every single living person on the planet who isn't a president, a fighter pilot, or the one scientist who has the key to solving the alien/meteor/whatever problem. What about the rest of us?…


Innocent Ideas That Spawned Horrific Results

The Cracked Podcast #99December 7, 2015

In 186 3, German chemist Julius Wilbrand was trying to make yellow dye and what he came up with was trinitrotoluene, also known as TNT . Twenty years went by until his creation was actually discovered to be explosive and another twenty…


Why Time Travel Would Be Weirder Than You Think

The Cracked Podcast #97November 23, 2015

Going back all the way to our very first episode, one of the topics that we've discussed most on this podcast is the Flynn Effect: the inevitability that each generation will be smarter than the last. We're smarter than a generation of…


20 Movies That Would Be Better With One Simple Change

The Cracked Podcast #96November 16, 2015

Search through the DVD extras of 'Back To The Future' and you'll come across one of the greatest what-ifs of movie history. The part of Marty McFly was originally played by Eric Stoltz (John Travolta's drug dealer from 'Pulp Fiction'), and they…


Dumb Movie Tropes That Need To Die Already

The Cracked Podcast #84August 24, 2015

Our main bread and butter at Cracked is pointing out the little things in movies that either brainwash our society as a whole, or are just simply so overused that they annoy the bloody hell out of us.  We've covered in our…


Hidden Rules Behind Famous TV Shows

A frequent topic on this podcast is the way all movies follow the same structure and how our brains are trained to look for these common rules. Whether it's Die Hard  or Star Wars or The Godfather, all movies follow the same…


Dave Barry On Why Florida Is So Weird

Dave Barry spent over 20 years of his life writing a nationally syndicated humor column every single week like clockwork. Over that span, he appeared in over 500 newspapers, wrote 30 books and won a Pulitzer Prize. And while he's now technically…


Great Movie Sequels That Don't Exist

The Cracked Podcast #71April 27, 2015

If you recall the 2006 movie 'The Prestige,' you'll remember the plot roughly follows how two Batmen fight an army of Wolverines created by David Bowie. Look it up. The most overlooked part of the film is when Nikola Tesla (played by…


Why Celebrities Go Crazy

The Cracked Podcast #67March 16, 2015

Here are two scenarios that might properly contextualize Harrison Ford in light of his recent plane crash into a Santa Monica golf course: One. He's Hollywood's Mr. Magoo: a hapless, sensory-challenged old man who creates a chain reaction of havoc and destruction…


Insane Internet Fan Theories

The Cracked Podcast #64February 16, 2015

As we've previously covered on the site, before JK Rowling had even finished the 'Harry Potter' books, an interesting fan theory started popping up on Potterverse fansites. The speculation went that perhaps the chosen one wasn't our boy Harry, but actually lovable…


Mind Blowing Movie Thought Experiments

The Cracked Podcast #60January 12, 2015

Last year, Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' took advantage of some of the most up-to-date quantum theory we've got, and wove in a story about space travel, time, and relativity.  While that movie went out of its way to include actual science, others just…


How the PG-13 Rating Took Over the World

The Cracked Podcast #57December 15, 2014

No matter how cool, young or hip you are, eventually the world of mass media will leave your increasingly-saggy ass behind. Recently, the YouTube channel of PewDiePie, a Swedish video game commenter, became the most viewed YouTube channel in history with over…


Why Hollywood Always Gets the Apocalypse Wrong

The Cracked Podcast #55December 1, 2014

Lately, you can't swing an undead cat without hitting the end of the world. Whether it's the pure escapism of 'The Walking Dead' or high art like 'The Road', every story hits the same beats: it's every man for himself against the…


Insane Deleted Scenes from History

The Cracked Podcast #52November 3, 2014

'Historical fiction' is almost always more of the latter than the former: so much history just doesn't look very interesting onscreen. But our passion for only the screen-friendly bits of the past means we often wind up with a much more boring…


Babies: Cuddly Idiots or Evil Super-Geniuses?

The Cracked Podcast #50October 13, 2014

We love babies, and we’re also horrified by all that they imply. Babies can’t eat on their own or hold their heads up, and they go to the bathroom in their pants like drunken little monsters. But science is beginning to show…


Secrets That Created the World

The Cracked Podcast #45September 1, 2014

Did you know James Buchanan promised to write a letter explaining every secret about his life, and then at the last minute had it destroyed? Or that the concept of "nuclear winter" was a load of B.S. invented by the KGB? Or…


Weird Connections: Why Paris Hilton Is a Genius

The Cracked Podcast #42August 4, 2014

Did you know Zeppo Marx invented a heart attack alarm? We usually think of genius as one explicit thing: You're a genius at music, or computer programming, or whatever. But there's no straight road from "genius" to "what you do with that…


Actors Who Do Weirdly Specific Stuff in Every Movie

Have you ever noticed how some actors do the same weird things in every movie? Peeing forms a major plot point in like, half of Tom Hanks' films. Tom Cruise can't finish a film without breaking into a dead sprint. And, on…


22 Accidents That Made the World

Accidents happen. And, sometimes those accidents lead to world-changing inventions, like penicillin, cheese and (mankind's most critical invention) Silly Putty. On today's podcast, Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, Dan O'Brien and Soren Bowie talk about the cock-ups that led to huge revelations. If…


Epic Lives of People You've Never Heard Of

With all respect to Chuck Norris, has he ever carved his way out of an ice cave with an ice pick made of his own poop? Did Clint Eastwood ever kill a deer from 600 yards away ... with a pistol? Can…


Memes and the Internet Hive Mind

The Cracked Podcast #32April 28, 2014

Memes started out as the secret handshake of the Internet -- a way to let your peers know that you too were up-to-date on the latest cat macros and misspelled quotes from Japanese video games. But now the Internet has changed, and…


Greatest 'What Ifs' in Pop Culture

The Cracked Podcast #31April 21, 2014

When you hear the phrase "squandered premise," a few things leap right into your mind -- 'The Walking Dead', 'True Blood', Jay-Z's god-awful mash-up albums and every 'Jaws' movie BUT 'Jaws'. On this podcast, Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, Dan O'Brien and Soren…


Insane Conspiracies That Actually Happened

The Cracked Podcast #28March 31, 2014

Hey, did you know a group of America's wealthiest business owners once tried to lead a military coup against the President? It sounds like something a lunatic would shout at you from a bus stop, but it actually happened while FDR was…


The Science of Choosing Someone to Sex

The Cracked Podcast #25March 10, 2014

What is love? Listeners, don't hurt us -- that's the question Cracked's married-est editors Jack O'Brien, Soren Bowie and Kristi Harrison set out to answer in today's podcast. Why does symmetry matter so much when it comes to boning? Are sexy people…


Pop Culture Expiration Dates

The Cracked Podcast #16January 6, 2014

Jack O'Brien welcomes Soren Bowie into the studio and calls up Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) to have a discussion about why certain types of music, like classic rock and old school hip-hop, can always seem cool, but why others, like hair…


Defending Your Shitty Taste

The Cracked Podcast #13December 2, 2013

Cracked Head Writer Dan O'Brien grabs the reigns of the podcast and invites Cracked's Soren Bowie and Riot's Liana Maeby to the show to defend their terrible taste. Dan and Soren defend their love of 'Space Jam' and 'The Saint,' while Liana…


Mind-Blowing Alternate Endings to Famous Movies and TV Shows

The Cracked Podcast #11November 18, 2013

In part two, Jack O'Brien invites Cracked writers Soren Bowie, Cody Johnston, Michael Swaim, and director Abe Epperson into the studio to offer their alternate endings to 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Wall-E,' 'Forrest Gump,' and 'Breaking Bad.'

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