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Nov 30, 2022

#079: Stuart Elway has been practicing the dark art of polling since 1975. Elway has worked for almost every major local corporation, advancing their pro-business agendas with often misleading push polls containing deceptive questions and incorrect information.

PLUS: Podcaster, writer and expert on the history of...

Nov 27, 2022

#078: In March 2020 Seattle alt-weekly newspaper the Stranger published their last print edition. We take a look at that issue (warning: Katie Herzog alert) and also examine the paper's late 1990s golden age.

ALSO: R.I.P. Seattle raconteur Tom Chamberlin, and a sneak preview of our episode about unscientific local...

Oct 29, 2022

#077: Halloween Special!

An airplane’s propeller killed Robert J. Scoggins
Baby Eddie Bosley was beheaded by a train

Thaddeus Ward lost his noggin to a sawmill
Ruth Demerritt’s body was found in the rain

Seattle hunters noticed a head that was chopped
An “Oriental” died on an execution block

Ida Hartley was...

Oct 15, 2022

#076: Why suburbs and the lawns that go with them are insane.

PLUS: Caged meth babies, Uncle Grandpa reviews the Impossible Sausage, shoutouts to the Mechanical Freak podcast, J. Paul Getty's disease and an obituary for the guy who invented McMansions.

Oct 1, 2022

#075: Capitalism is the cause of declining frog populations and the solution is not more capitalism.

According to the Syngenta corporation, manufacturer of the Kermit-killing herbicide Atrazine, it "plays a significant role in feeding the world, but it also protects the environment and critical wildlife habitats." Yeah...