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  • 60 - Man of War: Chesty Puller

    · 01:26:33 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    The most highly decorated Marine in the history of the Corps, Lewis "Chesty" Puller won five Navy Crosses, a Purple Heart, a Silver Star, the Army Distinguished Service Cross, five Presidential Unit Citations, and more. He fought for the Marines in Haiti. He fought again in Nicaragua. And then again in WWII. And once more in Korea. And then, at nearly 70 years old, he tried to fight in Vietnam! He was a fearless soldier, a courageous and talented leader, a loving father, a devoted husband, and just one Hell of an American. Hope you enjoy this Suck in honor of this week's Veteran's Day. Timesuck is also brought to you today by the Dollar Shave Club. Get the first month of the Executive Razor, Dr. Carver's Shave Butter, and more for free for only $5 with FREE shipping by going to www.dollarshaveclub.com/timesuckGet tickets to the Feb. 16th Detroit show NOW so we can get many more live Timesuck podcasts going in 2018! Come see me and the guys from Small Town Murder and Crime in Sports. If enough tickets are bought in the next few weeks, a live podcast will be added and more live podcasts dates will appear. CLICK HERE for tickets to the 7:30 show at the Magic Bag.Spokane Comedy Club in Spokane, WA, THIS WEEKEND, November 9-11 Click here for tix!Dr. Grins Comedy Club at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, MI Nov. 30 - Dec. 2. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!St. Louis, MO Funnybone, Dec. 7-10th. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!!Appleton, WI. Skyline Comedy Club. Dec. 13th. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!!Madison, WI Comedy Club on State, Dec. 14-16th. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!!Denver, CO, Comedyworks, Dec. 28-31st. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!!Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast

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  • BONUS 12 - The Zodiac Killer

    · 01:44:37 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    Who killed five people for sure and possibly many more in central California in late 1968 and 1969 and then taunted the entire Bay Area with letters sent in to the press revealing details of the crimes only the killer and the police would know? Who sent in threats of more violence and strange cyphers that if decoded would allegedly reveal his identity? Someone killed again and again and again, all the while daring the police to discover his identity. And they got away with it. Who is the Zodiac killer? Will we ever know? Today, I present the details of the five murders we know he committed, details of a few other crimes he may have committed, examine the letters and cyphers he sent in to the Bay Area press, and look at the most likely suspects. And then I make my guess. And, once you have the information, you can make yours. Murders, mystery, and a city that lived in fear - all that and more on today’s taunting, threatening, and terrible Timesuck.Get tickets to the Feb. 16th Detroit show NOW so we can get many more live Timesuck podcasts going in 2018! Come see me and the guys from Small Town Murder and Crime in Sports. If enough tickets are bought in the next few weeks, a live podcast will be added and more live podcasts dates will appear. CLICK HERE for tickets to the 7:30 show at the Magic Bag. Timesucker Mike Jerningan needs your help. He's had a crazy series of medical calamities, and if you'd like to help him cover some massive medical debt, CLICK HERE! Spokane Comedy Club in Spokane, WA, THIS WEEKEND, November 9-11 Click here for tix!Dr. Grins Comedy Club at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, MI Nov. 30 - Dec. 2. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!St. Louis, MO Funnybone, Dec. 7-10th. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!! Appleton, WI. Skyline Comedy Club. Dec. 13th. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!!Madison, WI Comedy Club on State, Dec. 14-16th. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!!Denver, CO, Comedyworks, Dec. 28-31st. CLICK HERE FOR TIX!!Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast

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  • 59 - The Shadow People

    · 01:45:20 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    Welcome to a Halloween edition of Timesuck! Have you ever felt like something in the shadows was watching you? Something ominous. Have you ever woken up to the sensation that a strange, dark, presence was in your room? Or, have you actually seen a shadowy figure, darker than the night around it, a menacing human shape with no eyes or, ever worse, red, glowing eyes? If yes, you have encountered a shadow person. But what even is a shadow person? A demonic entity? An extraterrestrial? Some astral traveller or being from another dimension? Or, was your mind just playing tricks on you? Can science explain this phenomenon? All of this addressed, plus several chilling, first-hand Shadow People stories shared, on today's Timesuck!Timesuck is brought to you by World of Warships! Download a free-to-play, historical, online combat game from Wargaming and get special bonus content when you go to www.commandwarships.comand enter the invite code TIMESUCK17Timesuck is also brought to you by by the socially conscious on-line fantastic mattress store LEESA! Go to www.leesa.com/timesuckto get $100 off of one of their incredible mattresses and help both the environment and the homeless while doing so!Timesuck is also sponsored by the wonderful podcast, Hello from the Magic Tavern, a fully improvised comedy chat show set in a magical world, you know, sort of like Narnia or Middle Earth. Arnie Niekamp fell through dimensional portal behind a Burger King in Chicago into the magical land of Foon and instead of going off on adventures he decided to start a podcast interviewing adventurers, monsters and talking plants with the help of his co-hosts: a wizard and a talking badge. So fun! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or check out hellofromthemagictavern.comDayton Funnybone in Dayton, OH November 2-5. Click here for tix.Spokane Comedy Club in Spokane, WA, November 9-11 Click here for tix!Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast

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  • 58 - The Bermuda Triangle

    · 01:36:35 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    What actually goes on in the Bermuda Triangle? Do more ships and airplanes disappear within it’s borders than they do anywhere elsewhere? And if they are disappearing - where the Hell do they go!?! Who or what is to blame? Nature? UFOs? Some electro-magnetic anomaly? Lucifina? Let’s find out as we suck deep and hard on this multi-faceted mystery. Allow your mind go to both the strange and the scientific in this two-sided and surreal edition of Timesuck. This episode of Timesuck is brought to you by World of Warships! Download a free-to-play, historical, online combat game from Wargaming and get special bonus content when you go to www.commandwarships.com and enter the invite code TIMESUCK17Today's Timesuck is also brought to you by RxBars! Delicious snack bars that are gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and free of any added sugar, artificial colors/ flavors, preservatives, or fillers. No bullshit with Rx Bars and they taste amazing! For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/timesuck AND ENTER PROMO CODE: TIMESUCK AT CHECKOUT.To donate to the California wildfires go to https://www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/CAfirereliefDayton Funnybone in Dayton, OH November 2-5. Click here for tix.Spokane Comedy Club in Spokane, WA, November 9-11 Click here for tix!Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast

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  • BONUS 11 - The Amityville Horror

    · 01:31:36 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    At roughly 3:00 AM, Nov. 13, 1974, twenty three year old Ronald Joseph "Butch" DeFeo Jr took a thirty-five caliber Marlin rifle and executed all six members of entire immediate family in their sleep at the family home on 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, Long Island. Strangely, all were found lying in their beds with no signs of a struggle. How did the rifle not wake five of them up after the first victim was shot? A little over a year later the Lutz family moved into the same home and 28 days later left their belongings inside and fled what they believed was physical and psychological torment at the hands of evil, paranormal entities. What really happened at Amityville? 100% truth? 100% hoax? Or somewhere in the middle? Listen and find out on a haunted house, Halloween edition of Timesuck! This episode of Timesuck is brought to you by the amazing Astonishing Legends podcast! Go to www.astonishinglegends.com and listen to hosts Scott Philbrook and Forrest Burgess take you on fascinating deep dives into the odd and unexplained! Bananas Comedy Club in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Oct 20-21. Click here for tix.Dayton Funnybone in Dayton, OH November 2-5. Click here for tix.Spokane Comedy Club in Spokane, WA, November 9-11 Click here for tix!Use Danger Brain for all your design, logo, and branding needs! Work with the best by clicking here!Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast

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  • 57 - The Butcher of Rostov: Serial Killer Andrei Chikatilo

    · 01:38:09 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    We go REAL dark this week on Timesuck with an examination of Russian serial killer and relentless sadist Andrei Chikatilo, a monster who killed between 53-56 men, women, and mostly children between 1978 and 1990 in Southeastern Russia in horrific eye-removing fashion. I also delve into the psychological reasons we are interested in serial killers. Why is true crime so popular? Why do we love it? Turns it out it's totally mentally healthy to be fascinated with this nonsense. So enjoy guilt-free! This Timesuck is brought to you by by the socially conscious on-line fantastic mattress store LEESA! Go to www.leesa.com/timesuck to get $100 off of one of their incredible mattresses and help both the environment and the homeless while doing so! Bananas Comedy Club in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Oct 20-21. Click here for tix.Dayton Funnybone in Dayton, OH November 2-5. Click here for tix. Spokane Comedy Club in Spokane, WA, November 9-11 Click here for tix!Use Danger Brain for all your design, logo, and branding needs! Work with the best by clicking here!Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast

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  • 56 - The Wonderland Murders (live performance in Hollywood!): Coke, Porn, and John Holmes

    · 01:27:57 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    Four dead bodies were found on July 1, 1981, at 8763 Wonderland Avenue in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was the most gruesome LA murder scene since the Manson murders of 1969. Within days, America’s most famous porn star, John Holmes is suspected and brought in for questioning. Get ready for a tale of murder, coke, porn, more coke, a giant dick, and so much more coke, today, on Timesuck. Timesuck is brought to you today by Chubbies! Pre-ordered their new outerwear collection and look your best this Fall! Go to www.chubbies.com/timesuck to check out their awesome new collection. Timesuck is also brought to you today by the Dollar Shave Club. make the smarter choice and get the best shave of your life delivered right to your door. Get the first month of the Executive Razor and Dr. Carver's Shave Butter for only $5 with FREE shipping by going to www.dollarshaveclub.com/timesuck Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR, Oct. 12-14. Click HERE for tix. The Parlor in Bellevue, WA, Oct. 15. Click HERE for tix. Bananas Comedy Club in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Oct 20-21. Click here for tix. Use Danger Brain for all your design, logo, and branding needs! Work with the best by clicking here!Donate to the Family Relief Fund for military veteran and victim of the Vegas shooter, Chris Roybal, by clicking here. Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast 

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  • BONUS 10 - Timesuck Sucks Itself

    · 01:34:11 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    Timesuck sucks itself in this special 1,000 review bonus edition of Timesuck! Why did I create Timesuck in the first place? Why did I get into standup at all? Where was I born and raised and by whom? I reveal more about myself, my history in standup, and what I hope to do with the Suck than I ever have before in this special episode for true Timesuck fans only. If you've never listened to Timesuck before, start on a different episode and this one later. If you're a member of the cult of the curious, I hope you enjoy! To vote on the topic choice for the 1,100 iTunes review episode of Timesuck two weeks from today, follow Timesuck on Instagram, @timesuckpodcast

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  • 55 - The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

    · 01:32:20 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    What happened to Amelia Earhart on July 2nd, 1937? Where did Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappear to? Amelia was due to land on Howland Island, 1700 miles Southwest of Honolulu, on her almost completed quest to become the first female pilot to circumnavigate the globe, and then she was suddenly gone forever. And for the last 80 years, the US government, historians, explorers, and conspiracy theorists have been looking for her. Her life examined and various disappearance theories explored in this inspiring edition of Timesuck.Timesuck today is brought to you by Bombfell.com - the best clothes in men's on-line shopping. Get $25 off YOUR FIRST purchase when you go to www.bombfell.com/TIMESUCKFIRST EVER LIVE TIMESUCK THIS FRIDAY! Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM. Tickets only $15. Click HERE for tickets. Click HERE for LA STANDUP SHOW at the Melrose Improv on October 7th at 8PM. Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR, Oct. 12-14. Click HERE for tix. The Parlor in Bellevue, WA, Oct. 15. Click HERE for tix. Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast 

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  • 54 - Heaven's Gate UFO Cult

    · 01:40:26 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    What led 39 people to kill themselves in a desperate attempt to board a spaceship in 1997? Why did anyone believe that Marshall Applewhite, a former choir director, was the Second Coming of Christ, and that he would fly his faithful to Heaven via a spaceship that was hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet? So many questions in this episode and not all of them have answers. Enjoy the strange, strange ride that is the Heaven's Gate Timesuck. This episode of Timesuck is sponsored by Felipe Esparza's new one hour HBO special, Translate This, airing on HBO and HBO Latino, Saturday, September 30th, at 10PM. Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast Head to the Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM for the FIRST EVER live recording of Timesuck! Part of the LA Podcast Festival. Tickets only $15. Click HERE for tickets. Click HERE for standup show at the Melrose Improv on October 7th at 8PM. Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR, Oct. 12-14. Click HERE for tix. The Parlor in Bellevue, WA, Oct. 15. Click HERE for tix. 

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  • 53 - Teddy MF'n Roosevelt! President Tough Guy

    · 01:42:13 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    America's 26th President went from an asthmatic child to a weightlifting, boxing, mountain climbing, book writing, lots-of-animals killing, calvary rough riding, NYC police commissioner, war hero, author, conservationist, Amazon explorer, and dude who didn't let a bullet to the chest stop him from delivering a campaign speech. He's Teddy Motherfuckin' Roosevelt. He's this week's fascinating edition of Timesuck. Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast  Head to the Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM for the FIRST EVER live recording of Timesuck! Part of the LA Podcast Festival. Tickets only $15. Click HERE for tickets. Click HERE for standup show at the Melrose Improv on October 7th at 8PM. 

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  • BONUS 9 - The Salem Witch Trials

    · 01:45:56 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    So much crazy in one episode. In 1692, the residents of Salem Village became obsessed with the idea that the Devil himself was in their midst and that he was being helped by an army of witches looking to bring down all of New England. A special court was created to bring these witches to justice, and residents were hanged because another resident claimed they saw them doing witch stuff in a dream. A dream!! So nuts and one of my favorite, if not my very favorite, episode of Timesuck so far. Enjoy! Columbus Funny Bone this weekend! September 14-17. Tix HERE.   Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM - the FIRST EVER live recording of Timesuck! Click HERE for tickets. Click HERE for standup show at the Melrose Improv on October 7th at 8PM.  Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast  Want to help Hurricane Irma recovery efforts? Donate to the American Red Cross by clicking HERE.   Want to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey? To donate to JJ Watt's Hurricane relief fund click HERE

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  • 52 - 9/11: Looking Back at the Day That Changed America Forever

    · 01:43:31 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    The Department of Homeland Security. The enduring military occupation of Afghanistan that began as Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror. The Transportation Security Administration. The Patriot Act giving law enforcement agencies unprecedented search and surveillance powers over US citizens without a warrant. The second gulf war in Iraq. All the legacy of September 11th, 2001. Terrorism and heroism, tyranny and patriotism, facts and conspiracies; all get sucked today, on Timesuck. This edition of Timesuck is brought to you by Chubbies! Go to www.chubbies.com/TIMESUCK to get free two day shipping on your order of the best beachwear out there!  Want to help Hurricane Irma recovery efforts? Donate to the American Red Cross by clicking HERE.   Want to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey? To donate to JJ Watt's Hurricane relief fund click HERE Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast  Head to the Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM for the FIRST EVER live recording of Timesuck! Part of the LA Podcast Festival. Tickets only $15. Click HERE for tickets. Click HERE for standup show at the Melrose Improv on October 7th at 8PM.  Columbus Funny Bone this week! September 14-17. Tix HERE.  (For real this time)

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  • 51 - "The Iceman": Serial Killer Richard Kuklinski

    · 01:43:33 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    Richard Kuklinski once shot a man twice in the head on Christmas Eve because the guy owed him $1600. He beat a kid to death with a closet rod when he was 13. He strangled, stabbed, poisoned, shot, bludgeoned, burned, exploded and allegedly otherwise destroyed up to 200 men. Find out what made the Iceman tick and what finally brought this murder machine down in a very intense and graphic episode of Timesuck.  This edition of Timesuck is brought to you by Marc Maron's new Netflix standup special "Too Real". Only on Netflix, out September 5th! Want to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey? To donate to JJ Watt's Hurricane relief fund click HERE You can also text HARVEY2017 to 91999 to support the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast  Head to the Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM for the FIRST EVER live recording of Timesuck! Part of the LA Podcast Festival. Tickets only $15. Click HERE for tickets. Click HERE for standup show at the Melrose Improv on October 7th at 8PM.  Columbus Funny Bone this week! September 7-10. Tix HERE. 

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  • 50 - The Ku Klux Klan: Who are these hatemongers?

    · 01:33:18 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    Recent events in Charlottesville, VA reminded me that the KKK is still around. I realized I've never thought much about who these people are. When was the KKK founded? By whom and why? Why are they still here? Why are people even racist in the first place? All of this and more gets the deep suck on today's Timesuck!  This episode of Timesuck is brought to you by the fantastic Dollar Shave Club! Go to www.dollarshaveclub.com/timesuck today and get their badass Executive razor handle, four stainless steel, six blade cartridges and a tube of Dr. Carver's Shave Butter sent to your door for only 5 bucks! Best razor you'll ever use Timesuckers!  Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast  Head to the Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM for the FIRST EVER live recording of Timesuck! Part of the LA Podcast Festival. Tickets only $15. Click HERE for tickets/more details.

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  • BONUS 8 - Project MK Ultra: The CIA experiments with LSD

    · 01:49:09 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    In the 1950s, while many Americans were busy watching I Love Lucy or waiting for the new Elvis Presley album, the members of the CIA's Project MK Ultra were busy dropping acid, taking shrooms, and conducting some of our nation's most outlandish experiments in their quest to beat Russia in a race to see who could develop a truth serum, induce selective amnesia, and master mind control (spoiler alert - neither nation figured it out - thank God). Hear the true, declassified tales of CIA Cold War mayhem in the most hallucinogenic suck yet. Timesuck is brought to you today by the Small Town Murder podcast. Listen and subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, and anywhere podcasts are found! The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No shame in calling them. Ever.  Click HERE to watch me tell my LSD experience on Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast   

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  • 49 - Kurt Cobain: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alt Rock's Greatest Icon

    · 01:37:48 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    I remember the exact moment I first heard Nirvana and I remember the day he died. But I didn't know how hard he had to work for Nirvana to break through, and I didn't know how terribly troubled he was while they were breaking through. With the recent suicides of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, it felt like the right time for this episode. And it was a great excuse to listen to Nirvana all week. They were so good it made me angry all over again that Kurt's not still with us. The life of Kurt, the rise of Nirvana, and the circumstances of his tragic death in today's grunge edition of Timesuck!  Timesuck is brought to you today by the Crime in Sports podcast. Find the fantastic Crime in Sports on PodcastONE.com, the PodcastONE app, or anywhere podcasts are found! The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No shame in calling them. Ever.  Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast 

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  • 48 - Slenderman: A Modern Monster is Born

    · 01:29:36 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    In 2014, two twelve year old Wisconsin girls believed in monsters. They believed in one, Slenderman, so completely, they decided to kill their friend to prove their worth to Slenderman so they could become his "proxies" and live with him in his woodland mansion. Luckily, their friend survived, despite being stabbed 19 times. Who is Slenderman? And why do some people still believe in him? And what exactly happened the day this girl was stabbed? Find out in a spooky, how-to-create-a-monster edition of Timesuck.  Check out today's sponsors: This episode of Timesuck is brought to you by the Fantasy Footballers podcast. https://www.thefantasyfootballers.com/ The best fantasy football advice you can find and the most fun you'll have listening to it. Check 'em out and subscribe!  Bombfell.com - the best clothes in men's on-line shopping. Your very own stylist and a fast, easy-to-understand on-line shopping experience. Get $25 off YOUR FIRST purchase when you go to www.bombfell.com/TIMESUCK  Chubbies.com - top quality, stylish swim and beachwear for men and women. Go to www.chubbies.com/timesuck to get FREE two-day shipping on your order! And head to the Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM for the FIRST EVER live recording of Timesuck! Part of the LA Podcast Festival. Tickets only $15. Click here for tickets/more details. 

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  • 47 - Rasputin: Russia's Mad Monk

    · 01:41:15 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    Rasputin is one of the strangest historical figures out there. He was a Siberian peasant who ended up becoming part of the Tsar's inner circle due to his alleged healing abilities. He also helped getting Russia's royal family murdered when the Russian people came to believe he was possessed by the Devil, partly because he was sleeping with about half of St. Petersburg, holding odd religious orgies, and doing stuff like getting drunk and waving his penis around at restaurants. Not cool for a guy the country assumes his sleeping with the Tsarina. Learn all about this mad monk and Russia's transition from imperialism to communism in a truly fascinating suck!  This episode of Timesuck is brought to you by the Fantasy Footballers podcast. https://www.thefantasyfootballers.com/ The best fantasy football advice you can find and the most fun you'll have listening to it. Check 'em out and subscribe!  Head to the Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM for the first ever live recording of Timesuck! Part of the LA Podcast Festival. Tickets only $15. Click here for tix/more details. Want to hear Boney M's Rasputin? Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yTVWXYctoY  

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  • EP 46 - Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Most Prolific Female Serial Killer Ever?

    · 01:25:34 · Timesuck with Dan Cummins

    16th century Hungary was a place and time of unimaginable violence. Europe had been at war with itself and the Ottoman Turks for centuries. Hungary was located between the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans, and when those two empires weren't battling each other on Hungarian soil, Hungary was battling itself. And after Hungarian nobles had squashed a recent peasant uprising, the Hungarian peasant class had become virtual slaves with zero rights, people the noble class could exploit however they wanted to. And since peasants were being constantly murdered anyway, what difference did 650 more disappearances, the number of victims Bathory is rumored to have killed, make? How did one woman stand out for excessive butchery in an age when butchery was the norm? Find out in another full-evil, medieval edition of Timesuck!  This episode of Timesuck is brought to you by the fantastic Dollar Shave Club! Go to www.dollarshaveclub.com/timesuck today and get their badass Executive razor handle, four stainless steel, six blade cartridges and a tube of Dr. Carver's Shave Butter sent to your door for only 5 bucks! Best razor you'll ever use Timesuckers!  Head to the Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM for the first ever live recording of Timesuck! Part of the LA Podcast Festival. Tickets only $15. Click here for tix/more details.

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