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Rumor Flies discusses the origins, evolution, and veracity of all your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions.
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“Awful Good Movies” is back! First off, a big shoutout to Jeremy for this amazing concept that he has generously let us borrow for the show.This special bonus episode we are joined by Jake Rockatansky of the QAnon Anonmymous podcast! We give a critical review of the beloved film, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, followed by a praise-fueled discussion of Mac and Me. Join us for this tasteless bonus episode of Rumor Flies!This episode is brought to you by Podcorn! Podcorn is an awesome advertising platform for podcasters. The whole process was incredibly transparent and we are VERY happy with their system thus far. Have a show? Considering launching one? Check out Podcorn today!We have merch! Check out our stuff on threadless! Please send us suggestions for new products and changes to current stuff!Check out Greg’s new show, We’ll be Right Back: The Future of Hospitality!Like dope music? Check out Serisu on spotify!Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram. Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond! We’ve also recently been updating our youtube again - so head on over for another platform and consider subscribing!RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
The season 8 (WHAT!?) finale is here. We dive into the “science” of anti-vax claims, the myriad of problems with the now-infamous “Wakefield Study,” the stats behind vaccines and their risks, and more. I’ve got nothing clever to wrap it up so Rumor Flies!We have merch! Check out our stuff on threadless! Please send us suggestions for new products and changes to current stuff!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Check out Greg’s new show, We’ll be Right Back: The Future of Hospitality!Like dope music? Check out Serisu on spotify!Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram. Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond! We’ve also recently been updating our youtube again - so head on over for another platform and consider subscribing!RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
At last, after months of work we are proud to present part 1 of our “Anti-Vax” series. In this episode, we cover the history of the anti-vaccine (and similar) movement and their claim, among others, that vaccines cause autism. We read books, combed through articles, and browsed a myriad of forums and social media pages, in order to better understand the context of this deadly, growing movement. So without further ado, come join us for a very special two-part series of Rumor Flies!We have merch! Check out our stuff on threadless! Please send us suggestions for new products and changes to current stuff!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Like dope music? Check out Serisu on spotify!Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
Hello everyone and welcome to a special BONUS EPISODE! We wanted to take a little extra time (and our schedules, like everyone’s, are a little bit wonky these days) to really make our final two episodes the best they can be. It’s going to be a huge two-parter and they’re by far the most ambitious episodes we’ve planned to date. Thanks so much for your patience, and please enjoy this special bonus episode of Rumor Flies!We have merch! Check out our stuff on threadless! Please send us suggestions for new products and changes to current stuff!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Like dope music? Check out Serisu on spotify!Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
808 - Stats: Winner Winner?

808 - Stats: Winner Winner?

2020-03-1601:35:50

Are you more likely to get struck by lightening than win the lottery? Does blackjack have the best odds? Are video poker machines rigged? Find out these answers and more on this week’s episode of Rumor Flies!We have merch! Check out our stuff on threadless! Please send us suggestions for new products and changes to current stuff!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Like dope music? Check out Serisu on spotify!Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
Is it impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? Do white spots on nails indicate a calcium deficiency? What’s behind the alleged rise of “gluten intolerance”? Find out these answers and more on this week’s episode of Rumor Flies!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Like dope music? Check out Serisu on spotify!Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
A return to our usual goofy form! This episode we dive into some historical alcohol myths. Was the sazerac (a New Orleans staple) the first cocktail? Did Andrew Jackson throw a rager at the White House? Did the US government deliberately poison lawbreakers during prohibition? Find out on this very sober episode of Rumor Flies!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Like dope music? Check out Serisu on spotify!Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
Julian from QAnon Anonymous works with us to parse the political and social backdrop of Q and QAnon as we explore the various “products" peddled by grifters in the "Q movement." Come get pilled with Rumor Flies!Give QAnon Anonymous a listen and a follow!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Enjoyed that intro? Check out Serisu on spotify!Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!?RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
Come on down for another big ol’ helping of Rumor Flies! Joe Rogan regularly advertises “Onnit,” a brand of supplements that he is invested in not only financially, but personally. We decided to research the active ingredients in what could largely be considered their “flagship product,” Alpha Brain. We essentially asked the following questions:A) Are they effective? B) Are they effective at their dose? C) Are any of the supplements dangerous or harmful in larger quantities?Show notes, as always, can be found here.Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!?RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
It’s time for another round of “Snapple Fact-Check”! Or is it…? Find out on this sugary, fact-checked episode of Rumor Flies!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!?RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
Did the engineers and musicians of the Titanic go down with the ship? Did a meteor wipe out the dinosaurs? Did Japanese “Kamikaze” pilots get drunk before takeoff? Find out on this apocalyptic episode of Rumor Flies!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!?RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
801 - Sports: 23

801 - Sports: 23

2019-12-0901:43:04

Why did Michael Jordan retire and try baseball, then return to the sport? What is the truth behind his alleged gambling addiction? Why are their so many conspiracies linking him to his father’s death? Find out on this hang-time-exhibiting episode of Rumor Flies!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!?RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
We have a very special season finale for y’all: an interview with the founder and owner of Snopes, David Mikkelson! David talks to us about the origins and early days of Snopes, their methodology for choosing topics and researching them, and the challenges they face in the current socio-political climate. He also tells us some of his favorite “myths that won’t die” and “unbelievably true” stories. Join us for an investigative episode of Rumor Flies!Did you know we are now on Spotify? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!As always, you find our show notes here!Please consider contributing to our Patreon!Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
Join for the penultimate episode of season 7! Did the Egyptians worship cats as gods? Were the pyramids built by slaves? Was crocodile dung used as a contraceptive? Find out on this ancient episode of Rumor Flies!Did you know we are now on Spotify? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!As always, you find our show notes here!Please consider contributing to our Patreon!Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
Scared of brain drain from your smart phone? Getting scammed by big cellular? Find out if technology is scarier than the media is telling us it is, and a few tips on how to properly maintain your devices on this week’s Rumor Flies!Did you know we are now on Spotify? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!As always, you find our show notes here!Please consider contributing to our Patreon!Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
The Exorcist, The Omen, and Poltergeist: three famous horror films (and a mixed bag of remakes) plagued with very real tragedies and many urban legends to compliment. Join us as we dive into the myths - and sad realities - surrounding these iconic horror films on this week’s Rumor Flies!Did you know we are now on Spotify? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!As always, you find our show notes here!Please consider contributing to our Patreon!Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
“RUMOR FLIES NEVER TOLD A LIE” - George Washington, probably.Join us for famous (mis)quotes! Did Marie Antoinette retort, “Let them eat cake”? Did Churchill insult basically everyone around him constantly? How many false attributions has Mark Twain garnered? Join us for this erroneously-quoted episode of Rumor Flies!Did you know we are now on Spotify? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!As always, you find our show notes here!Please consider contributing to our Patreon!Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
705 - Animals: Insect-anity

705 - Animals: Insect-anity

2019-05-2701:07:591

Are insects technically not animals? Do bees die after stinging? Do ultrasonic devices keep certain bugs away? Join us for this bloodsucking episode of Rumor Flies!Did you know we are now on Spotify!? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!Please consider contributing to our Patreon!Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
What are the effects of the vacuum of space on the human body? Will we see you on the dark side of the moon? Can you see the Great Wall of China from space? Lets’s find out on this orbital episode of Rumor Flies!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!?RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rssThumbnail image source
We’ve got a fresh axe to grind for the Rumor Mill. Is a diamond the only thing that can scratch a diamond? Do certain colors make you hungry? Do children grow at different rates in different seasons? Find out on this sugary, fact-checked episode of Rumor Flies!Show notes, as always, can be found here.Want to support the show? Head on over to Patreon! Bonus episodes and shenanigans await…Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.Did you know we are now on Spotify!?RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss
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Sandy Chapman

Maggots CANNOT chew through your ears!! And they cannot live in your brain! Gullible!

Mar 28th
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