In this Very Special Minisode RUFSM, Apryl and Rachael let you in on a secret which will give you untold POWERS! Okay, maybe not untold powers, but certainly a decent chance at having your voice heard and being accurately represented by your elected officials. And for you living in Los Angeles District Assembly 51, this is time sensitive knowledge - so listen up!
This week Apryl and Rachael announce plans for the 2018 season of RUFSM and give a sneak peek of what's in store. Learn about one of the early shapers of Los Angeles, Charles F. Lummis, and join A and R on a visit to his rustic, handmade house and to the museum he created to preserve and highlight Native American art and artifacts, the Southwest Museum.
Today we take a magical journey. Figuratively, of course. Join us as we travel from the somewhat hazy origins of the word Abracadbra to modern day magic. Our very special guest today is Siegfried Tieber, a delightful (and talented!) close up magician who also happens to be a performer at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles.
We're in the middle of the holiday season and, frankly, things have been crazy busy in our world. BUT we didn't want to leave you hanging, so we've decided to re-air one of our favorite episodes. Come along for the ride!
Please note: We include a clip of sound bath audio in this episode. The use of crystal bowls in sound baths have been known to create binaural beats. While binaural beats have been shown to reduce anxiety in pro-op for surgery, they can also have a hypnotic effect and may cause seizures for people with epilepsy or certain heart conditions. If you have either of these conditions, please consult a doctor before listening to the sound bath audio or skip past that section.
From Beaver Butts to Cat Island, Rachael and Apryl lean into the rando in this third installation of Rando Facto.
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a Super Ager! For some people over 80, their memory and cognitive skills are as sharp as ever. They are called Super Agers. We spoke with neuroscientist Emily Rogalski to learn more about the amazingly youthful brains of these folks.
This week, in honor of Thanksgiving, you'll learn about turkey dumping (it's not as gross as it sounds), find out what families in New Orleans do on Thanksgiving Day, and hear Rachael's favorite family holiday memories, as RUFSM features the one and only episode from Apryl's old podcast, The Family Jewels.
Marlon Brando is a known entity. Or, is he?
For some, he was the genius who changed acting. For others, he was the mad man who didn't bother to deliver a line the way it was written. While both of those things may be true, it turns out there was much more to him. Come along as Austin Wilkin, Archivist for the Marlon Brando Estate, talks with us about Brando the Activist and Brando the Environmentalist and, yes, Brando the Actor.
This week we share one of our new favorite podcasts with you — Desert Oracle. Listen in as host Ken Layne takes Apryl and Rachael on a hypnotic journey through the secret underbrush of Yucca Valley and beyond.
This week we find out about Dia de Los Muertos from archaelogist Kirby Farah. Do you know who the patron saint of this holiday is — and, more importantly, how to pronounce her name? Join us as we learn all about the hauntingly beautiful traditions.
Vamps, werewolves and zombies have been fascinating mankind for a long long time. What is it with monsters? Why are we obsessed with them? Join us as we find out why from the author of Deadly Powers: Animal Predators and the Mythic Imagination, Paul A. Trout.
This week Apryl and Rachael talk to Jennifer Morton, a paranormal investigator from American River Paranormal. Jennifer talks about some of her eeriest investigations, the equipment she uses, and what the heck she thinks might be going on. She also shares her top 3 most haunted places. Get spooky with us!
It's Halloween Month and we're kicking it of with some real life ghost stories! C'mon along as we spend the month exploring spoooooOOOOOOOOOooooooky stuff.
In honor of the box office and critical success of Wonder Woman this summer, we are re-releasing one of our most popular episodes. That's right, the Amazons are back!
What do Flying cars, Atari's Robotron, and AI in common? This week's guest, that's what. Join us as we talk to Judy Bogart about the deep maze that is the tech world and what it's been like navigating it as a woman.
Ever heard of the Great Beer Flood of 1814? Or know about the longest baseball game ever? Neither did we. Find out about these weird history facts and more — plus cocktails! — with Dinner Party Download's Rico Gagliano.
The Aztec Empire is the stuff of Legends and seems so distant from the world of today, yet their civilization was at its peak relatively recently. After an article in the Smithsonian placed the beginning of the Aztec civilization at 1325 AD, we realized we knew very little about their dynamic history. We brought in expert Dr. Kirby Farah to school us on all things Aztec. Join us as we learn what happened to the empire that once dominated the Mexican basin.
In honor of Labor Day, Apryl and Rachael talk to immigrant Dietmar Quistorf about working in the US vs Germany. They were surprised to find out how much time off is mandatory in Europe -- and also to learn where Dietmar would rather work. Take a listen!
On August 19th, we participated in the 5th annual KCRW 24 Hour Radio Race. We got the theme at 10 AM on Saturday and we had until 10 AM Sunday to decide on a subject, research that subject, and record, edit and produce a 4 minute radio ready segment on that subject. This is a behind the scenes look at how we did it.
Join us as we sneak into the abandoned subway tunnels under Los Angeles and find out what they were all about. Hint: it turns out prohibition drove the LA nightlife and crime syndicates literally underground.
On August 19th, we participated in the 5th annual KCRW 24 Hour Radio Race. We got the theme at 10 AM on Saturday and we had until 10 AM Sunday to decide on a subject, research that subject, and record, edit and produce a 4 minute radio ready segment on that subject. This is what we came up with. We hope you enjoy it!