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Useless Information Podcast

It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives.
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives. << Show Less
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Retrocast #9 - UI Podcast #170 In this episode: A woman dumps her fiancé at the altar to marry the minister, a jealous husband who used rattlesnakes to keep men away from his wife, the unlikely suspects in a case of truck tire sabotage, and much more! Retrosponsor: Kraft Mayonnaise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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World's First Airplane Stowaway - Highlight of Podcast #107 In 1929, Arthur Schreiber became the world's first airplane stowaway. He had hidden inside of the Yellow Bird as its crew attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Listen to Useless Information Podcast #107 - The First Transatlantic Airplane Race to hear the complete story.
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Strange & Unusual True Christmas Stories The best Christmas stories from the Useless Information podcast. Useless Information Podcast
Bizarre, Strange & Unusual True Crimes A collection of some of the most unusual true crime stories ever. Many have long been forgotten to history. Useless Information Podcast
Best Episodes of the Useless Information Podcast These are among the best episodes recorded since the podcast launched back in 2008. If you like these, be sure to check out some of the others in the Useless Information back catalog. Useless Information Podcast
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Retrocast #9 - UI Podcast #170 In this episode: A woman dumps her fiancé at the altar to marry the minister, a jealous husband who used rattlesnakes to keep men away from his wife, the unlikely suspects in a case of truck tire sabotage, and much more! Retrosponsor: Kraft Mayonnaise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Father of Voice Radio - UI #169 It’s hard to believe, but when the first words were spoken on radio, it was dismissed as a novelty. It seems as if everyone thought that Morse code was the future. Nearly everyone except for Reginald Fessenden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Case of the Hollow Nickel - UI #168 In 1953, paperboy Jimmy Bozart was counting his newspaper subscription money. He dropped the coins and one nickel split open, revealing a piece of microfilm. This led to the arrest of a high-ranking Soviet spy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Retrocast #8 - UI Podcast #167 In this episode: A live baby is auctioned off, a carnival knife thrower accidentally hits his human target, a West Virginian dog warden with an unusual approach to keeping thieves out of the pound, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Eddie Cantor Peace Prize - UI #166 In 1936, superstar Eddie Cantor asked his radio listeners to write an essay describing how the United States could avoid war. The prize was a full college scholarship. With no set rules, something was certain to go wrong. And something did go very wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Retrocast #7 - UI Podcast #165 In this episode: A man falls out of a window and is saved by a flagpole, seven tonsillectomies done in an assembly line fashion, the last cigarette commercial on US network television, a baby born in a well, and much more! Retrosponsor: Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Glass House Girl - UI #164 Edna Kirby spent more than a decade in Hollywood appearing in silent movies for Paramount Studios. While she never became a movie star, Edna drew large crowds in nearly every town that she visited. That’s because Edna Kirby lived in a glass house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bad Apples #3 - Sunset Boulevard - UI #163 In this episode, my wife Mary Jane joins me to review the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard." Directed by Billy Wilder, this movie tells the story of a struggling screenwriter who gets into a dangerous relationship with a faded Hollywood actress who dreams of a big comeback.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Retrocast #6 - UI Podcast #162 Christmas episode! A reindeer that bit a boy’s finger, a lawsuit over the world’s largest Christmas stocking, an absent-minded Santa Claus, a Santa caught with his pants down, the first Christmas film ever made, and much more! Retrosponsor: Dole Pineapple Juice and Gems Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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