August 11, 2014
Ever wonder if your garbageman is secretly judging you for your trash? Or, whether that trucker passing by can see you and your spouse fiddling with each other’s dangly-bits? The answer to both of those terrible questions is, “yes.” Cracked’s spent the last year-and-change talking to people with jobs you never see in the movies, or read about in the paper. Ever wonder what life’s like for a SeaWorld trainer? Or, the lady who plays Snow White at Disney World? The answer to both is, “drenched in sweat and surrounded by aggressively drunk people.”
On today’s podcast, Cracked editors Jack O’Brien, Dan O’Brien and Robert Evans talk about the unsung heroes of our world: the bold men and women selling camouflaged drugs to people in jerk-off booths or having sex on camera for your amusement. Curious about life surrounding knife-wielding prisoners? We’ve got the wild stories of a former prison guard. Want to know if our future drone operators will be watching you have sex? They will! And, we’ll tell you why. For these horrible truths and so, so many more, throw on your headphones and click play above.
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January 26, 2020
Freedom sucks…and that is why we have to defend it. Because our democracy involves doing a lot of stuff that takes energy, takes time, and lacks that Michael Bay Quality that only a surprise missile launch can provide. So on this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt and special guest Jason Pargin (who writes for Cracked as David Wong) are exploring the ways being afraid of everything (an easy action) can stop us from being free. Discover the decades-long tradition of some Americans wanting to give up everything in exchange for not needing to think, the centuries-long tradition of people inciting fake panics, and the reasonable ways you can help change things for the better.
January 19, 2020
How’s your local shopping mall doing? Have you checked on it lately? Swing by sometime, because its department store might’ve turned into a call center or a hospital or a go-kart track. On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by the one and only Kai Ryssdal (Marketplace, Make Me Smart) for a look at surprising, strange, and shocking stories from all over the U.S. economy. Discover an international pig flu, a 26-word statement that built the modern Internet, and more amazing ways cash is ruling everything around you. By the way, if you’re an American listener, you spent the past few years funding an astonishingly huge bailout. Surprise! Listen for details!
January 12, 2020
Movies, TV, gaming: three things that are theoretically a waste of time. Oh sure, they deliver value in the art sense, and comfort in the goofing-off sense. But what if they’re more valuable than that? What if consuming shows and playing video games (accidentally) turns people into real-life heroes? On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/writers Caitlin Gill and Alex Watt for a look at the surprising number of times that exact thing happened. They’ll explore stories of regular people who saved a life thanks to skills gained randomly from cartoons, sitcoms, ‘World Of Warcraft’, and more silly entertainment.