Category: Season 6


Landfills, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, crap on Mount Everest, Smokey Mountain, garbage around the world and trashy history. Plus pop culture! Music: “I’m Waiting for the Junkman”

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Mr. Dr. Greg joins Joe, Toren, and Kevin to discuss the shell out of turtles. We’ve got a pop quiz, information about neck-folding, butt-based breathing,

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The Heart

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Caustic Anatomy Class

Dr. Rob Tarzwell is back with Joe, Toren, and Kevin to get to the heart of the matter of… the heart. We’ll discuss its structure, a brief history

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Ball lightning, “dark lightning,” petrified lightning, Lichtenberg figures, dramatic lightning strikes through history and how to avoid being struck by lightning. Plus pop culture! Music: “Ain’t

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The Brain

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Caustic Anatomy Class

Caustic Regular Dr. Rob Tarzwell joins Joe, Toren, and Kevin in the premiere episode of our new series: “Caustic Anatomy Class”, this episode focusing on the

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Joe, Toren, and Kevin take a Caustic look at “love”. We discuss the obsessive “limerence”, Helen of Troy, Abelard &

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Rabies science and symptoms, old timey remedies, dog death squads in China, rabid whale speculation, the Milwaukee Protocol and Shitty Jobs: Louis Pasteur rabies vaccine

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This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Caustic "Icide Guide"

Kevin, Toren, and Joe continue our “Caustic Icide Guide” with “Hospiticide”. We talk about the Glencoe Massacre, Gertrude Baniszewski, Sam Cook, Phil Spector, Dorothea Puente

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Kids Who Kill

The Kobe child murders, The Sasebo slashing, Eric Smith, the “Teacup Poisoner,” The Boston Boy Fiend, William York, Mary Bell, Amarjeet Sada, Carl Mahan, The

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