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Podcast: Thunderbucket!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Thunderbucket_-_S04E24_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe continue our two-parter with Science Advisor Rich, where we talk World War II, including deadly nazi submarine toilets, unsinkable cats, a Starfleet engineer’s missing digit and a host of other stuff. Show Notes: 70th Anniversary of the longest day http://patriotpost.us/commentary/26463 Lockheed Burbank Airplane factory camouflaged to […]

Know Your Cables!

Rich, our new science advisor, asked me to post this, because the subject of transAtlantic cables came up on the last podcast (turns out lines of communications were some of the first casualties of World War I). One of the meat bags (they all look alike to me) mentioned that cables across the ocean seemed […]

Podcast: Obliged to Mobilize

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Obliged_to_Mobilize-_S04E04_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe add a new member of the tower crew to spice things up, talk about how and why aliens might walk among us, how a toilet of infamy found it’s way to New Jersey, and then try to teach us something about World War I, which isn’t […]

Podcast: The Big Reveal

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/The_Big_Reveal_-_S04E02_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis week, on the Tower of Technobabble, We discuss just how funky a bot can be, go into some time travel conundrums, and then revisit the Dyatlov Pass incident and its surprising revelations. Then, we end up revisiting how Homeless Hank, the Bigfoot corpse, might have gotten […]

Podcast: Turn Out The Lights!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Turn_Out_the_Lights_-_S02E47_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis week, we prepare to kiss our sweet asses goodbye as we get ready for the Mayan apocalypse. C’mon in, grab a beer, and settle in as we run down the highlights of the late, great planet Earth. Take off your shoes and stay awhile. Hell, take […]

Podcast: Pledge Drive

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Pledge_Drive_-_S02E45_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis week, after a brisk round of pledge driving (and appologies to Diane Rehm), The Repeater asks a trick question, we go over the strange and tragic tale of Pope John VIII, find out what social media platform Russians are gaga over and take a ride with […]

Podcast: Bob Dole’s Junk

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Bob_Doles_Junk_-_S02E43_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedOur show quickly flies off the rails as we talk about, believe it or not, Former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole’s genitalia. It’s not quite as gross as it sounds. Almost, but not quite. We also talk about Britney Spears, but back when she was hot. […]

Podcast: SimPodcast

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/SimPodcast_-_S02E37_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSomeone left a voice mail! In honor of this event, we spin off in further discussions of Jesus, Superman, video games and everyone’s favorite cryptid, bigfoot. Show Notes: Jesus and his old lady UPDATE! http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/28/us-religion-jesuswife-idUSBRE88R0NT20120928?irpc=932 Superman – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078346/ http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/31-years-after-it-hit-theaters-kneel-before-5-things-you-may-not-know-about-superman-ii-20120419?page=2# SimCity 2013!! Hooray!! http://www.simcity.com/en_US http://www.simtropolis.com/ http://youtu.be/tQNagqH6mO4 http://youtu.be/yWLClUwAHGc BIGFOOT […]

Podcast: Crashes and Burns

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E17_-_Crashes_and_Burns.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis week the world is flying apart with World War 2 airplane crashes, rocks bursting into flames, extraterrestrial Armageddon spheres, and the repeater revealing his plan for continuing education. Oh, the humanities. Show Notes: • Desert Time Capsule: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2142300/Crashed-plane-Second-World-War-pilot-Dennis-Copping-discovered-Sahara-desert.html • Woman has rocks in her pockets burst […]

Podcast: A Titanic Podcast

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E11_-_A_Titanic_Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe take a swim down memory lane for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the unsinkable Titanic, and look at other maritime mishaps that don’t get as much press. Show Notes: 100-year anniversary cruise will take extreme tourists on Titanic’s route – http://www.titanicmemorialcruise.co.uk/index.php And here’s the […]