Never Work with Children or Animals, part 1

Never Work with Children or Animals, part 1

  We’ve been filming animals as long as we’ve been filming ourselves.  The first movie to star an animal as the protagonist was Rover to the Rescue, all the way back in 1905.  Rover to the Rescue was a British silent drama directed by Cecil Hepworth, the owner of...
Feeling Salty

Feeling Salty

    In the ancient Ghanian empire, a drum sounds in the distance.  Traders go to the appointed spot. The people they are trading with have already gone, leaving their goods behind them.  This is the silent trade. The commodity that wait for them unprotected...
For The Last Time…

For The Last Time…

  Thanks to the members of patreon.com/yourbrainonfacts for choosing today’s topic, an option available to members at all levels, and most of our members are also getting their 25th-of-every-month bonus episode, with another to come every 10th.  Bonus episodes...
Science Fiction Redux

Science Fiction Redux

Guest: Shawn Ennis from Stories of Yore and Yours As the spike in sales of neckties and golf-themed tchotchkes tells us, last Sunday was Father’s Day, and no, it’s not the day that sees the most collect calls all year. For one thing, it’s not 1987; who still makes...
We Can’t Have Nice Things – Advertising edition

We Can’t Have Nice Things – Advertising edition

  An ad agency in New York cooked up a novel campaign to advertise themselves to potential clients.  They mailed a top executive at each firm a stuffed toy…and a ransom note. The words, cut out of magazines and newspapers in classic ransom note style, read...