December 8, 2014

EP. 56 — People With Impossible Superpowers

What if Tony Stark built humanitarian robots out of super cheap materials and not a weaponized fleet of mech suits? What if someone could run as far and as infinitely as Barry Allen but at a more human speed? What if you found out that an American president reached power using Charles Xavier-like powers of persuasion. It sounds like a made up version of the Marvel extended universe — yes, the Flash is a DC property, but just go with it — but these are actual, recorded talents that you NEVER hear about.


Recorded at the Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, Cracked Podcast co-hosts Jack O’Brien and Michael Swaim are joined by Soren Bowie, Adam Tod Brown, Tom Reimann, Dan O’Brien, and Alex Schmidt for a panel about insane real-life powers the world should know more about, then take questions from the audience.

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