The Great Tangent & NXIVM Cult News

The Great Tangent & NXIVM Cult News

Episode 51 

Cult updates, a weekly genius and tangents galore! Arden and Will applaud the 12 year-old who managed to steal his parents' credit card and take his own adventure to Bali. Arden also shares a little "What's in My Bag - Runaway Rucksack Edition." Then they introduce you to Alipay, the Chinese rating system that put you in the digital underclass, make you dump your friends, and potentially ruin or upgrade your life. Lastly, they update you on charges against Smallville actress Allison Mack for her involvement with the so-called "female mentorship group", aka the NXIVM cult.

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Smallville Sex Cult & Stinky Meats

Smallville Sex Cult & Stinky Meats

EPISODE 50

You sent us some smelly and sketchy articles this week! Arden and Will first discuss the idiot who accidentally summoned seagulls into his hotel room with a suitcase of pepperoni (and the story only gets worse...) Then, they marvel at Japan's "mourn-and-go" drive-through funeral service. You know, for when you need to make a quick pit stop and pay respects to your dearly deceased. Finally, they share the news about Nxivm, the creepy cult that is marketed as a badass feminist bootcamp - but is far, far, FAR from it...

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WTF Japan?!

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You're Dead!

You're Dead!

Episode 49

How do you prove you're alive? Is the Malaysia Flight 370 still out there? Arden and Will give you the scoop on a man who found out that he's dead. Then they try to decipher if aliens sent a mysterious coded message that could lead to the missing Malaysia Flight 370. Finally, they get real intimate with human anatomy and introduce you to the interstitium, a new organ that might lead to a solution for cancer.

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Sky Treasure & Queen Bees

Sky Treasure & Queen Bees

Episode 48

Why should we look towards the sky for our gold? Would you rely on self-driving cars? Arden and Will feature more ideas from our wonderful Toaster Trial competitors, including the dangers of self-autonomous cars, the time it rained gold, and a friendship between a queen bumblebee and her rescuer that are totes #goals.

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Truth about Time Travel & Fenn Deaths Pt. II

Truth about Time Travel & Fenn Deaths Pt. II

Episode 47

Government time travel experiments, Russian dopers, and the fatal Fenn Treasure - Arden and Will enter some dark territory this week...First they share the idiot Olympic "I don't do doping" Russian athlete who, of course, got caught doping. Then they discuss another death in the search for Fenn's Treasure, and whether Mr. Forrest Fenn is just trolling us all. Lastly, they unravel the conspiracy behind the US government's secret Montauk Project, where people were sent into time travel and unable to remember it ever again - until now.

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KFC Crisis & The Best Fake Restaurant

KFC Crisis & The Best Fake Restaurant

Episode 46

Trying to beat the system? Take some tips from this week's hilarious heroes. First, Arden and Will reveal how a very average skier became an Olympic athlete. Then they cover the KFC shortage in the UK, and how we could someday have a black market of chicken. Finally, they share how a crafty reporter manipulated the world of TripAdvisor and made his dumpy shed the #1 hot restaurant in all of London.

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WTF UK?!

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Plane Fart Fights & Black Panther!

Plane Fart Fights & Black Panther!

Episode 45

Flying flatulence, Black Panther controversies, and poacher tartare - Arden and Will have a lot on this week's menu! First they share the story of the putrid farts that forced an emergency plane landing. Then they review the annoying fake news around the blockbuster hit movie, Black Panther - but also celebrate the achievements from the Black Panther Challenge. Finally, they indulge in a lovely tale about a suspected poacher, whose encounter with some lions will make you say, "Well, that's karma."

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Reel Talk

 Don't mess.

Don't mess.

Hamsters Down the Toilet & A Lost Mayan Civilization

Hamsters Down the Toilet & A Lost Mayan Civilization

Episode 44

Arden and Will get wet, wild, and a little weepy over this week's news. First, they return to emotional support pets vs. airline staff, in which a poor hamster gets flushed down an airport toilet. Then they reveal the amazing laser data discovery of ancient Mayan ruins. But then it's more sad news for Nigel, the loneliest bird who died next to his beloved bird statue. 

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  Like Nigel, a gannet bird. Also like Nigel, flying solo. Perhaps forever.

Like Nigel, a gannet bird. Also like Nigel, flying solo. Perhaps forever.

Coregasms & Peacocks (Not) On A Plane

Coregasms & Peacocks (Not) On A Plane

Episode 43

Orgasms at the gym, peacocks vs. United Airlines, and what lies beneath a Delaware-sized iceberg - fun facts and stories galore! Arden and Will first discuss the emotional support peacock that was not welcomed at the airport. They also warn you about the possible discoveries under Antarctica's giant iceberg, like mermen and frozen dinosaurs and a very hungry Cthulhu. Finally, they explain how exercise can lead some ladies to a very climactic point.

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      Who wouldn't want to sit next to this beaut on a plane?

    Who wouldn't want to sit next to this beaut on a plane?

    A Crash On My Couch Highlight Reel

    A Crash On My Couch Highlight Reel

    Episode 42

    Arden and Will revisit some of their favorite moments from the podcast! Enjoy the walk down memory lane, with pitstops at B.o.B's ridiculous flat earth theory, the debut of Let's Go On A Treasure Hunt!, and their advice for handling long distance relationships.

    We'll be back next week with fresh new episodes! Send your segment ideas on Twitter @ardenrose and @willdarbyshire

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    Grandpa's Edibles & The Anti-Masturbation Cereal

    Grandpa's Edibles & The Anti-Masturbation Cereal

    Episode 41

    Fifth graders on edibles, mind control, and the cereal cure for "self pollution" - this week's stories are off their nuts! Arden and Will first talk about a 9 year-old weekly ignorant who accidentally got her classmates high on Grandpa's marijuana gummies. Then they marvel at how multiple doctors almost mistakenly performed an autopsy on an actually alive man. Finally, they dive into John Harvey Kellogg (yes, the man who brought you Corn Flakes) and his serious, serious issues with all things sex. 

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    First Date Conversation Starters, Oscar Noms & Searching for Claudia

    First Date Conversation Starters, Oscar Noms & Searching for Claudia

    Episode 40

    Arden and Will have a long, long chat about an epic Tinder search, first date etiquette, and the Academy Award season! First, they explain why this week's weekly genius emailed every Claudia at the University of Missouri. Then they introduce you to a study that wants you to talk about abortions and STDs on your first date. Lastly, they debate which films, filmmakers, and actors deserved the Oscar nomination, which ones didn't make the cut, and which ones could've been ditched.

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      "So, do you have an STD?"

    "So, do you have an STD?"

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    1. Talk travel, not movies
    2. It's not what you talk about, it's how you talk
    3. Share secrets
    4. Be controversial
    5. To take the first date to the bedroom - ask the question, "“Do you like the taste of beer?”

    Reel Talk

     

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    The $40 Million Diamond & CIA Catch-a-Mole

    The $40 Million Diamond & CIA Catch-a-Mole

    Episode 39

    Wonderful weed updates, diamond discoveries, and spy shit - no fake news this week! First, Arden and Will share a sweet spin on last week's wacky tabacky story. Then they plan their wild future with their stolen engagement diamond. Finally, they expose the CIA's sloppy hunt for the Chinese spy who may have infiltrated their system. 

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    • "We're going to LA"

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    Wacky Tobacky & Workout Buddies

    Wacky Tobacky & Workout Buddies

    Episode 38

    Arden and Will have some tips to make 2018 a great year! This includes why we should stop Jeff Sessions and his madness towards marijuana, why you shouldn't work out with your significant other, how to prioritize self-care, and how to use the January slump to get your creative juices flowing.

     

     Us...someday...

    Us...someday...

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    Logan Paul...Ay, Caramba!

    Logan Paul...Ay, Caramba!

    Episode 37

    Happy New Year! Arden and Will kick off 2018 with a rant about weekly idiot Logan Paul (who, let's be honest - is always an idiot) and the YouTube world today. Then they dive into the scientific ways you can motivate yourself to be more productive this year. Finally, in Reel Talk they guess the three top box office hits of 2017 that all starred badass female leads.

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      What are you motivated to do this year?

    What are you motivated to do this year?

    1. Get positive.
    2. Get rewarded.
    3. Get peer pressure.

    Reel Talk

    1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rey - Daisy Ridley)
    2. Beauty and the Beast (Belle - Emma Watson)
    3. Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot)
    • 1958 top grossing movies with female leads
    1. South Pacific, (Ensign Nellie Forbush - Mitzi Gaynor)
    2. Auntie Mame (Mame Dennis - Rosalind Russell)
    3. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Maggie Pollitt - Elizabeth Taylor)

     

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    Introvert Issues & the Cure for Death?

    Introvert Issues & the Cure for Death?

    Episode 36

    Frozen corpses, lost homes, and a Q&A - it's a not so holly jolly present from Arden and Will! Learn about cryogenics, the crazy process of freezing your body to resurrect it in the future. Then enjoy some ho-ho-hah-hahs over the Canadian who found a missing house on his property. Finally, unwrap Arden and Will's advice about finding more energy as an introvert, and surviving the teenage years when you don't give a crap of coal about drinking or smoking weed.

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    Hey, We All Feel Weird Sometimes

     

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    Great Emu War & Sophia the Saudi Robot

    Great Emu War & Sophia the Saudi Robot

    Episode 35

    Battling birds, AI robot families, and movie mania for Lady Bird! Arden and Will chat about how Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird broke records on Rotten Tomatoes, why we should be afraid of Sophia the talking robot and her Sophia robot babies, and how emu overpopulation began a historical war.

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    Into the Wormhole

     

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    Pokémon Ambassadors & Anti-Science Scientists

    Pokémon Ambassadors & Anti-Science Scientists

    Episode 34

    Arden and Will reach for all kinds of heights in this week's weird news, including the latest in flat earther shenanigans, Pikachu and Hello Kitty's new roles as city-appointed representatives, and the science of singing the highest opera note ever.

    Any wacky, ridiculous, or amazing news we should share on the show? Tweet us @ardenrose and @willdarbyshire with #crashonmycouch

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