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#153 - Good Vibrations

It's been a staple of horror movies, sci-fi, and even popular music ("Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, most notably), but what exactly is the instrument that makes those whistl-...

This is an episode of the Mark and Toddcast. Much like our magnet fishing expedition, this pretty much was a bust. Let us never speak of it again.

As we close out another year of the Mark and Toddcast, we celebrate with the one thing that brings people to our show: Mark's "Dad Jokes."  Enjoy this string of jokes from the last...

This week we take a look at the confounding, confusing, nonsensical origins and reasonings behind Daylight Saving Time, which wreaks havoc all of the world twice a year. Is there a...

This week we take a look at another awesome pioneering Portland woman named Edna Kristofferson, who made waves in everything from aviation, to sharpshooting, to x-rays. We've also ...

In an attempt to try and find the mystical "philosopher's stone," which would turn other metals into gold, one scientist from the 1600s decided that the key ingredient he must expl...

#148 – Kilroy Was Here

We've all seen the old graffiti of the little man peeking over the wall with the caption "Kilroy was here." It's a world-traveling meme before memes were even a thing. So where did...

#147 – That’s HUAC

The US has a rather sordid history when it comes to witch hunts. From actual witch hunts to figurative ones, this week we take a look at the granddaddy of political witch hunts: th...

For this special episode, we're running our last episode of Portland at the Movies, where we talk with Dan Fiebiger, Portland film historian and composer for the film “Courier of D...

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