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


Nels “Mark of the Ninja” Anderson joins us to discuss facts and controversy surrounding history, technology, and countermeasures of shinobi no mono! Part 1 of 2. Music: “Oh

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Joe, Toren, and Kevin take a look at plummeting to your death (and other outcomes) from heights both great and ridiculously small. We go from history’s

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Joanna Gaskell of the Standard Action web series joins us to discuss the history and “science” of alchemy, including the philosopher’s stone and elixir of

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Regicide, Part 2

Regicide continues — surprisingly — in the news with the Nepalese royal massacre! From there we jump right into the regicide-filled world of A Song

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Regicide, Part 1

Green Ronin Publishing’s Chris Pramas joins Kevin, Toren, and Joe to discuss the deaths of royalty like Mary, Queen of Scots and Charles I as

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Bed Bugs

Entomophile Andrew Scott joins us to talk about Cimex lectularius including a science quiz, traumatic extravaginal insemination, old timey bed bug treatments, plus news, pop

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Joe, Kevin, and Toren discuss marijuana’s many odd nicknames, effects, history of use, and some of the outrageous anti-marijuana propaganda of the 20th Century. After

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Ilse Koch

The second in our ongoing Evil Dames in History series features “The Beast of Buchenwald”, Ilse Koch. Kevin, Toren, and Joe look at this concentration

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Dr. Jenna joins Joe, Kevin, and Toren to look at the mosquito-borne peril of malaria. We discuss the life cycle of the this protist parasite

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