Odd Audio

A random list of random podcasts for those of you who love random information


Sophia Wagner

Aala Basheir ’22 listens to a podcast as she works on her computer.

Sophia Wagner, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Cabinet of Curiosities: 

For those of us who often fall into a Wikipedia rabbit hole: Aaron Mahnke does the work for you. Oh please, look me in the eye and tell me you haven’t wondered what the original reaction to the Eiffel Tower was. Or perhaps you’ve always been curious whether a certain exercise machine was intended as a torture device. Open the cabinet. I dare you. 

Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers: 

Ah, the secret lives of somewhat important people; a topic the rest of us find oddly fascinating. Make it the life of a president and we become further intrigued. Would these figures want us to know about anything exposed by podcast guru Ashley Flowers? Probably not. But would you like to know…? That, my friend, is the question. 

Radio Rental: 

Dearest reader, I’m going to be completely honest with you. I have no clue whether or not the stories told on this podcast are true. Apparently they are, but I have yet to see proof and I am a bit suspicious. The show is hosted by Rainn Wilson of The Office, although he spends his time on the podcast in an alternate persona that I have since forgotten the name of. If anyone is able to contact him and acquire said proof, please send it somewhere where I could potentially find it. 

Stuff You Missed in History Class:

Green children raised by wolves? This was indeed the focus of an episode presented by Holly and Tracy on a podcast discussing — you guessed it — stuff that your history teacher just didn’t have time to cover. Unless it was a dream I had last week. I will warn you now, however, that I doubt this podcast will be helpful on your AP World History test.