Caustic Soda

The podcast of the weird, gross, and disturbing.

Back one last time.

In honor of Greg Bole

and care at BC Cancer

Episode Archive


Part three of our Maritime Mishaps series continues with a look at complete loss of water-going vessels: Shipwrecks! We’ll look at the wrecks of the

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We discuss several instances of people cast away to deserted islands in history, and provide a PSA on how to survive! We also analyze Robinsonades such as

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Lost At Sea

This week, Joe, Kevin, and Toren look at getting stuck out on the open ocean. We’ll cover the several dangers of being lost at sea,

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Joanna Gaskell joins us to discuss dead zones, the deforestation of Easter Island, the Dust Bowl, the Great Sparrow Campaign, the desiccation of the Aral

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Trench Warfare

Jordan “Funk Hole” Pratt joins us to discuss WWI’s Western front, The Battle of the Trench, The Battle of the Crater, trench foot, dysentery, chlorine

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Followups 14

Gentleman Heckler, Dungeon Master, and future Space Cabbie Eric Fell joins Joe, Kevin and Toren to talk about the antechinus, death via coital defenestration, escamole,

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Dr. Rob joins Joe, Toren, and Kevin to talk about the reason people just can’t stop: Addiction! We’ll look at the difference between use, abuse,

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Mr. Dr. Greg Bole is back to discuss our close human relatives: Hominins! Australopithicus, Homo erectus, Neanderthal, Homo floresiensis, their tool-use, cannibalistic behaviors, and skull-bashing  ways. We’ll look at

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Chemical Accidents

Firefighter Allan Newell joins us to discuss the dirty details of toxic spills and other chemical accidents including the Seveso  Disaster, the Binghamton State Office

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Genocide, Part 2 of 2

In part 2 of 2 we discuss the Armenian Genocide, Herero Wars, and Indonesia vs East Timor. Plus news and pop culture! Trigger Warning: Rape,

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Genocide, Part 1 of 2

This episode is rated ‘T’ for TRIGGER ALERT. In part 1 of 2 on genocide, we discuss Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, The Tasmanian “Black Wars”

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