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


Not All Fun Facts Are Fun

Jun 14, 2020 • Episode 34 • 51 minutes
Whiteness is a construct, emoji are problematic, history is racist, and Black and indigenous lives matter.

Quakers & Quasars

May 20, 2020 • Episode 33 • 61 minutes
Video calls are a problem, the universe is mind-boggling, a preacher defies expectations, and we receive formal titles.

Thanks for Dominating Us

Apr 15, 2020 • Episode 32 • 55 minutes
Allen makes a hat, Arik visits medieval europe, Allen takes issue with Big Bread, and we offend the populace of Labrador.

The Baron of Disney World

Mar 15, 2020 • Episode 31 • 41 minutes
Arik unravels the truth about Arizona, Jessie Char unravels the truth about Disney World, and we all learn about Sentinel Chickens.

Is Mustard a Mustard

Feb 16, 2020 • Episode 30 • 41 minutes
Allen prepares for a newborn, brussels sprouts improve, your privacy is Borked, and narwhals surprise Arik.

This Is Not Health Advice

Jan 15, 2020 • Episode 29 • 52 minutes
A baby is foretold, Arik explains why we like umami, Allen goes super deep into cold meds (while on cold meds), and we gain some new emoji shortcuts.

Taxonomy of Things You Lick

Dec 15, 2019 • Episode 28 • 52 minutes
Allen puts orca whales in their place, Arik sends farmers to the polls, Allen takes candy from a baby, and Saskatchewan violates the Constitution.

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.

Caligulember

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.