The Cracked Podcast

The Cracked Podcast

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The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. Cohosts Jack O'Brien and Michael Swaim, along with an impressive roster of guests, use the platform to identify and dissect pop culture tropes, debunk myths and generally try to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy their site's content if only they'd learn to read.

Episodes

Lives Trump Has Promised To Ruin In His First 100 Days  

In the past few weeks, we've written about not panicking, why you should absolutely panic, and just about everything in between when it comes to the Trump presidency. One thing we haven't quite touched on yet is how real life actual people will be affected by the changes he promised to make during his campaign. One thing Trump already promised to do is repeal an Obama executive order called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.  DACA allows children who were brought here illegally (keyword: children) to gain somewhat-legal status; protection from deportation, a social security card, in exchange for staying out of trouble and being an active part of the workforce. These are law-abiding, tax-paying young adults whose home country for all intents and purposes is America. A lot of them don't even know the know the language spoken in their country of origin. The shittiest thing is these people might be the first to be deported because they had the unmitigated gall to actively try to live in the United States legally.Robert Evans and Tom Reimann grab the reigns of the podcast this week and have conversations with a potential victim of the removal of DACA, a transgender woman whose medications may no longer be covered, and an army vet whose parents are immigrants to talk about the scary world they've been suddenly thrust into. Later a British journalist joins to talk about the parallels to Brexit and why we might soon see fascist vs. anti-fascist fighting in the streets, and how it could look.If your life has been concretely or irrevocably changed by the new administration, we want to hear your story. Email us at  tips@cracked.com .Footnotes:NYT: Former Head of Homeland Security on DACA:  https://goo.gl/kUt7GP Complex: Trans People Rushing to get Gender-Affirming Surgery Before Trump:  https://goo.gl/4Ie3M6 The Guardian: Fascist/Anti-Fascist Fight in Dover:  https://goo.gl/HWOd8b VICE: More Fascist/Anti-Fascist Fighting:  https://goo.gl/uNWTZO Southern Poverty Law Center: Hate & Extremism Statistics:  https://goo.gl/5OPBdj Also make sure to buy tickets to our next LIVE podcast taping on Saturday, December 10th at the UCB Sunset Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Jack and the crew will be giving a much needed, "good riddance" to the year 2016 with our annual Year In Review In Review. The Cracked staff and some special guests will fill in the gaps where most of of the other 'Years In Review' leave out half of the story. Tickets are only $5 and available here:  https://goo.gl/zMwKua This episode is brought to you by Squarespace ( www.squarespace.com code: CRACKED), Foot Cardigan ( www.footcardigan.com code: HOLIDAY16), Casper Mattresses ( www.casper.com/cracked code: cracked), and Loot Crate ( www.lootcrate.com/cracked code: CRACKED).

14 Psych Myths We Learned From Movies That Are Totally False  

It's pretty safe to say that after years of Sherlock Holmes adaptations and countless CBS crime procedurals (he was the supreme leader of a cult, but now he's leading the Supreme Court!) most people with a pretty steady diet of TV and movies...

Dispelling Every Space Myth You Learned In 7th Grade Science  

Believe it or not, Matthew McConaughey's thesis (from behind a bookshelf inside a black hole) that love is the most powerful force in the universe isn't the most scientifically accurate thing Hollywood has offered us lately. It should come...

7 Things To Do In A Time Machine (Other Than Killing Hitler)  

Scenario: you've got a time machine and you only like two things in this life: eatin' breakfast and killin' Nazis, and you've already eaten breakfast. Your obvious next step is to travel to April 20th,1889 and throw baby hitler...

What The F**K Just Happened? Election Autopsy  

Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America. It's going to be okay. Sit down, have a cookie, breathe into this bag and put on your mandatory 'Make America Great Again' baseball cap. We'll survive this...

Why A Second World War Is Frighteningly Possible  

"Our way of life here is about nine meals away from anarchy." That's a quote from retired Marine Colonel David Couvillon, who governed the Wasit province of Iraq during the US occupation and clearly a man who has never seen the Cracked...

Cracked Book Club: Kurt Vonnegut's Little-Known Novel  

You're probably familiar with Kurt Vonnegut's required reading, or rather the Kurt Vonnegut books your high school English teacher required you to read. 'Slaughterhouse-Five,' 'Cat's Cradle,' and maybe...

Trump Country: What the Media Doesn't Want You To Know  

You thought it would disappear before the Iowa primary. You thought it would surely never happen when its tax returns were released. You definitely thought it was going away as it drove past you on an 'Access Hollywood' tour bus. But...

Dark Secrets from the Teacher's Lounge  

Did you ever have the sneaking suspicion that when your history teacher rolled out the old A/V cart for movie time that he was completely hungover? Or that that one teacher who seemed to hate you on a molecular level was giving you bad grades on...

The 2nd Annual Cracked Podcast Halloween Spooktacular  

Last Halloween ( https://goo.gl/Eu1CJU ) we spooked you with  a melange of real-life horror stories that had little explanation. There was the dead girl who was found in a water tower above the hotel where she went missing. Security tapes were...

Why Science Has Really Basic Stuff Wrong About Humans  

How many times a week do you see someone posting a headline to Facebook with a ridiculous scientific claim about your health? '9 out of 10 Doctors Say You Should Stop Exercising,' 'New Report Shows Milk Prevents Cancer,' 'New...

Why The Best Treatment for PTSD May Be An Illegal Drug  

Psychedelics, maaaaan! Gateway to the inside of your miiiiiiiind! Enemy of the maaaaan, maaaaan! Also, a thing that's been around for so long in human history, we don't even have an accurate date for when our ancestors started doing them...

Stupid Lies From Pop Culture That Everybody Believes  

We all know Rome wasn't built in a day. But in the fake Hollywood adaptation, "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day," it's probably built over the course of a short montage set to peppy music, where it feels like it's built in 20...

Screw Sully: 7 True Stories That Would Make Better Movies  

Ahh September, the leaves are changing into autumnal shades of yellow, red and orange, the air has a chilly bite, and movie theaters are being inundated with 'Based on a True Story' Oscar-bait. This month alone we've got 3 true story...

Weird Hearing Super Powers You Didn't Know Your Mind Has  

It's underestimated how important your sense of hearing is, how much it affects your daily life in ways you don't fully appreciate. Take the inconceivable geometry you do in your head all the time, thanks to your ears. Say you're...

How Liberals Are Accidentally Fueling Science Deniers  

We've never known more about our world and our universe, but at the same time it feels like there are more people who completely ignore science than ever before. They can come in all shapes and forms of crazy. There are anti-vaxxers, climate...

How Evolution Made Us Unfit For The Modern World  

Are you ever so overwhelmed by the thought of going out to socialize that you just stay home instead? And then once you stay home, you're bummed out at yourself for not leaving the house in the first place? Is your typical party maneuver to hang...

8 Fictional Schools That Would Be Awesome To Go To  

So after seven books, eight movies and a trip to Universal Studios, you think you would prefer to go to Hogwarts than live in real life. Everyone gets assigned a very useful pet owl, you can fly around on broomsticks and you don't have to stick...

Movies That'd Be Way Better With One Small Change  

Will Smith famously turned down the role of Neo in 'The Matrix', a decision that created the current timeline in which we live, where Obama is President, Prince is dead and Keanu Reeves is making awesome John Wick movies. Meanwhile Smith...

Things That Don't Work The Way You Think  

So you think you know how the world works, right? You watch one episode of 'Mythbusters' and suddenly you're an expert on ballistics, germ theory and aeronautical engineering.Tell me then, Jonas Salk, why you always get sick on...

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