Arik Devens and Allen Pike serve up fun facts, including the practical, historical, technical, and trivial. New episode every other Friday.

Eighteen Wheels of Thunder

Nov 29, 2019 • Episode 27 • 46 minutes
Allen races big rigs, Tron cheats, the Japanese navy gets cooking, and Arik goes on a word-origin journey through the looking glass.

Top Two Assassinations

Nov 15, 2019 • Episode 26 • 49 minutes
Arik closes the loop on questionable presidents, and Allen goes deep on questionable airplanes.

The Princes of Light and Dark

Nov 01, 2019 • Episode 25 • 49 minutes
Arik is sleep deprived, Allen is targeted with a conference scheme, babies are cured of jaundice, and followup is BACK baby

A New Flavour Technology

Oct 18, 2019 • Episode 24 • 52 minutes
Allen sells Italy on tomatoes, Tiff Arment sells Allen on antique glassware, Starbucks sells us a scheme, and we decide to order oatmeal from Walmart.

What Is a Computer?

Oct 04, 2019 • Episode 23 • 56 minutes
Allen takes on Microsoft, Casey Liss takes on West Virginia, the Red Cross takes five, and we all take a journey to a mid-90s Toys “R” Us.

Ready for a New Banana

Sep 20, 2019 • Episode 22 • 57 minutes
Ô Canada is bananas, scientific progress used to be bananas, and the farming of bananas is itself bananas.

Everyone Was William

Sep 06, 2019 • Episode 21 • 58 minutes
Historical figures make up names, Italians get assigned names, large social groups forget one another's names, and the children are coming.

Lil Nas 10

Aug 23, 2019 • Episode 20 • 49 minutes
Allen warns of impending doom, Arik spreads socialist propaganda, and we ride 'til we can't no more.

Hit Me with Your Pet Shark

Aug 09, 2019 • Episode 19 • 53 minutes
Arik redefines the alphabet, Allen redefines fire, and we both ruin popular music.

Probably A Scheme

Jul 26, 2019 • Episode 18 • 51 minutes
Arik celebrates a fictional rep, Allen reps an architectural ploy, and we follow a dead metaphor around the world.

The Marshmallow Blob Market

Jul 12, 2019 • Episode 17 • 59 minutes
Allen reviews the monarchy, we gain fluency in Pittsburghese, and Arik discovers TikTok.

Broken and Evil

Jun 28, 2019 • Episode 16 • 53 minutes
A world tour of facts – from Virginia to the Bay Area, from Shakespearean England to Soap Followup City.

Two Dumpster Fires

Jun 13, 2019 • Episode 15 • 58 minutes
Water is wet, Teslas are trouble, and we delve into the wild world of rejected emoji.

40 Cans of Fake Pea Mayo

May 31, 2019 • Episode 14 • 59 minutes
Arik blows up Allen's calendar, Allen blows up the Impossible Burger, and science goes too far.

Unexpected Royalty Corner

May 17, 2019 • Episode 13 • 59 minutes
Arik pitches an emperor, Allen pitches a Twitter feature, and we get some inside info on anvil-launching.

A Poorly Rendered Plow

May 03, 2019 • Episode 12 • 57 minutes
Arik punks pirates, Allen flogs flags, and we fail horribly at evolving infrared vision.

More of a Facty Fact

Apr 19, 2019 • Episode 11 • 54 minutes
Arik sells snake oil, Allen extols the virtues of rags, and things get very serious in rural North Dakota.

3 Ways to Make Your Butt Bigger

Apr 05, 2019 • Episode 10 • 50 minutes
Allen ruins koalas, Arik ruins guys, Canada ruins its airport codes, and WikiHow was already ruined when we got there.

Evolutionarily Deprecated

Mar 22, 2019 • Episode 9 • 67 minutes
Allen offends some marsupials, Arik disproves Jesus, and we discuss a scheme for getting rich.

A Scandal Hydra

Mar 08, 2019 • Episode 8 • 69 minutes
Arik shows up the Titanic, Allen mutes everything, and we share some key bird facts.

One Fact at a Time

Feb 22, 2019 • Episode 7 • 66 minutes
Arik defends himself from Facebook, Allen defends himself from cougars, and Arik doesn't know what a hot hatch is.

Nobody's Getting Scurvy

Feb 08, 2019 • Episode 6 • 60 minutes
Allen goes deep on Nutrition Facts, we recap multiple culinary schemes, and Arik drops a history bomb.

I Made This Be Good

Jan 25, 2019 • Episode 5 • 62 minutes
Arik continues his tour of the Pacific Northwest, Allen tries not to get drafted, and we crack open more critical adulting tips.

Adulting Life Hack Fact

Jan 11, 2019 • Episode 4 • 68 minutes
We do some mass follow-up, Allen has a reckoning about movies, Arik 'splains Sesame Street, and Allen encounters Hamilton.


Dec 28, 2018 • Episode 3 • 55 minutes
Google News tortures Allen, Paris battles garbage barricades, and the Romans ruin our calendars.

Wait, It Gets Worse

Dec 14, 2018 • Episode 2 • 65 minutes
Allen doesn’t get fired, Arik introduces the horror that is the Alfa Romeo logo, and we learn the facts about garburators.

Cheese Scheme

Dec 02, 2018 • Episode 1 • 52 minutes
Arik’s car melts, Allen details a cheese scheme, and we review some critical tips for home and travel.