What is toxoplasmosis? Who is the ‘Tyrant Leech King?” How much memory in an isopod? Does Hercules fight with his thighs? Are MacDonaldland characters endorsing a life of crime? How many Philistine foreskins did Saul want David to collect in exchange for his daughter’s hand? Will Lovely Lara’s listener mail be cut? These questions and many more from our listeners – PLUS secrets of the velvet belly lantern shark – in our first “callbacks and follow-ups” episode!

Music: “The Typewriter” by Leroy Anderson

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Movie Reviews

Trainspotting
Toren: 8/10
Kevin: 10/10
Joe: 10/10

The Ice Pirates
Toren: 5/10
Kevin: 3/10
Joe: 4/10

Monty Python The Meaning of Life
Toren: 7/10
Kevin: 7/10
Joe: 6/10

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Toren: 6/10
Kevin: 5/10
Joe: 6/10

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  • banks!

    I am going to start my own podcast. I’m going to call it Caustic Coda! It will be adding on stuff you missed to the end of the show!

  • Jason

    Looking forward to the Official Medical Explanation (TM) for the poison thing – that bit from Indiana Jones has been stuck in my head for years. More important? Kudos to Joe for pronouncing my famiily name correctly.

  • Jason

    Looking forward to the Official Medical Explanation (TM) for the poison thing – that bit from Indiana Jones has been stuck in my head for years. More important? Kudos to Joe for pronouncing my famiily name correctly.

  • Mondragon

    From here on I shall yell, “BANKS!!!” if I have to blame someone for pointing out my lack of thoroughness. 🙂

    • banks!

      I will need a sidekick on my new podcast ‘Caustic Coda’. Sounds like I found that person!

  • Rico

    FORESKINS

    Foreskins obtained from circumcision procedures are frequently used by biochemical and micro-anatomical researchers to study the structure and proteins of human skin. In particular, foreskins obtained from newborns have been found to be useful in the manufacturing of more human skin
    I already knew this but i used wiki to confirm it.

    My first thought was to sell the foreskins but apparently that requires consent and you can only donate them, but its still big business…

  • Rico

    FORESKINS

    Foreskins obtained from circumcision procedures are frequently used by biochemical and micro-anatomical researchers to study the structure and proteins of human skin. In particular, foreskins obtained from newborns have been found to be useful in the manufacturing of more human skin
    I already knew this but i used wiki to confirm it.

    My first thought was to sell the foreskins but apparently that requires consent and you can only donate them, but its still big business…

  • banks!

    I was thinking about my areas of expertise to try and worm in to a co-hosting role on Caustic Soda when it struck me…

    I’m an expert at follow-ups!

    So I propose Mondragon and I co-host the next follow-ups episodes!

  • banks!

    I was thinking about my areas of expertise to try and worm in to a co-hosting role on Caustic Soda when it struck me…

    I’m an expert at follow-ups!

    So I propose Mondragon and I co-host the next follow-ups episodes!

    • Mondragon

      Yes, although I’ll probably have to do way more research than usual to keep up…..BANKS! See I’m already to co-host.

  • Sierra

    Soooo… I work in a call center and I answer emails and chats today. I love listening to your podcast, however it always starts with a super loud and scary noise. This one was particularly terrifying. I just thought you’d like to know I accidentally sent “aoado;ir” to a customer, so… thanks for that. 🙂

  • Sierra

    Soooo… I work in a call center and I answer emails and chats today. I love listening to your podcast, however it always starts with a super loud and scary noise. This one was particularly terrifying. I just thought you’d like to know I accidentally sent “aoado;ir” to a customer, so… thanks for that. 🙂

  • Katie Bast

    I almost peed myself when you did “the voice”. You know the one.

    It’s the same voice my boyfriend uses when he’s doing an impression of our cat, Smellyhead, who is the dumbest cat alive. So, well done.

  • Mike

    I wouldn’t say the Grilled Cheese Grill is the FIRST to come up with the idea of using two grilled cheese sandwiches and the “bread” for a burger. I grew up on LI and now like in VA and I have come across at least 1 independent diner in each state who has had a similar buger on the menu for many years as well. I’d assume there are a lot more places that serve them too.

  • Mike

    I wouldn’t say the Grilled Cheese Grill is the FIRST to come up with the idea of using two grilled cheese sandwiches and the “bread” for a burger. I grew up on LI and now like in VA and I have come across at least 1 independent diner in each state who has had a similar buger on the menu for many years as well. I’d assume there are a lot more places that serve them too.