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Episode 34 - Y2K Survival Guide with Leonard Nimoy

New Year, New Nimoy!

We’re celebrating making it to 2019 by looking back on how we almost didn’t make it through 1999, and our guide on this journey is none other than Hollywood legend Leonard Nimoy.

Well, he starts out as our guide. Then he transports away for 20 minutes while some old prepper dude tells us about chemical toilets and stockpiling potted meat.

Thrill as we learn how lazy computer coders nearly destroyed civilization and turned us into a modern-day Atlantis (Leonard is certain Atlantis is a myth, but death ray technology is open for debate).

Brace yourself as the documentary wildly careens back and forth between insisting our doom is eminent and then assuring us pretty much nothing is going to happen, but then giving the prepper one last shot at telling us we’re screwed, but then here’s Leonard to reassure we’re all okay and hey, have you heard about Atlantis? It’s a myth.  

We're suffering through and reporting back on Y2K Family Survival Guide with Leonard Nimoy, available to stream on YouTube.

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Episode 33 - Christmas for the Wealthy

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? If you're like the people who are the subject of this episode's documentary, you've spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on octopus bangles, mushroom-shaped USB keys, and ... crackers? 

Whether your budget is dozens of millions of dollars or just tens of millions of dollars, there's something here for anyone who wants to make sure they have the best super-rich Christmas possible.

Are you worried you'll envy these gifts and your Christmas will seem small and insignificant in comparison to this? Have no fear. These gifts are all pretty stupid. And speaking of stupid, we'll also share our own stories of Christmas gift mishaps and give our best advice on whether you should put a $500 ruby on something edible. (You shouldn't.)

Wait! Do you hear those jingle bells in the distance? That can only mean the arrival of Werner Claus! He's got a sleigh full of existential angst and Netflix trial accounts for all the girls and boys so they can watch his volcano documentary.

Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Super True Stories Christmas! 

We're suffering through and reporting back on Christmas for the Wealthy, available to stream from Amazon Prime.

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Theme music: "Mexicana Massacre" by Tomb Dragomir off his Instrumental Psycho Synth Album

This episode also features "Jingle Bells" by Podington Bear and "We Collect Shiny Things" by Blue Dot Sessions.

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Episode 32 - Madonna: Truth or Dare

You Expressed Yourself, assured us that our podcast was in Vogue, and so we got Into the Groove to Justify Your (My) Love.

That's right, we're suffering through and reporting back on Madonna: Truth or Dare!

Like a Virgin, we watched this documentary for the very first time, and though we were often bored, we did Live to Tell you just how scarred we are by this experience and whether our parents were right to try to keep us away. (Huh. I guess the "Like a Virgin" thing applies to that whole last sentence.)

Witness the smugness of Warren Beatty, the awkward charm of Kevin Costner, and the boredom and pretentiousness of Madonna herself. Thrill along the way as we examine which movies legendary film critic Roger Ebert thought were slightly better and slightly worse than Madonna: Truth or Dare. (We're in talks with Milton Bradley to bring you the home game in 2019!)

This episode would not exist without generous support from these friends of our podcast who made this dream a reality. Each of you, please don your cone bra and Take a Bow!

Cate Cullen, Chris Moree, Chad Drac, and Taryn Coleman

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Madonna: Truth or Dare is available to rent on YouTube or purchase on DVD from Amazon. But we recommend you just watch the trailer on YouTube and not subject yourself to the full film, despite what Ebert thinks.

 

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Episode 31 - Pilgrims and Mushrooms

Happy Thanksgiving! We're releasing this episode early because it's all about pilgrims and mushrooms and Madonna and questionable Star Trek spin-offs. Okay, this isn't exactly a traditional Thanksgiving, but it's definitely a Super True one! 

When our initial plans for this episode fall through, Axel discovers the driest documentary ever made, and makes Dave give a book report on it, with the extra pressure-inducing assertion that Natalie Portman is listening. 

Then we go ahead and still do our planned short on hunting for mushrooms because it is 15 minutes of pure weirdness and joy and potentially life-threatening culinary decisions.

And we also need to talk about this:

BREAKING SUPER TRUE NEWS! 

Super True Stories is about to break it's one rule, and we're probably not the first ones to blame that on Madonna. With your help, we're going to suffer through and report back on Madonna: Truth or Dare. Find us on kickstarter to learn more!

END BREAKING NEWS

We're suffering through and reporting back on The Mayflower Pilgrims and Mushroom Hunters, both available to stream from Amazon Prime.

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Episode 30 - Long and Short of Body Hair

Join us as we view friendly and attractive people on both sides of the greatest debate of our time - to shave and wax, or to embrace whatever fur you've got wherever you've got it.

That's right, it's time for Body Hair Wars! 

But there isn't really any fighting. There's just a lot of affection and admiration for people who fall into the same camp as themselves. This documentary actually remains pretty committed to being inclusive, so at least there's that. 

Is that faint praise? Well, we have less respect when they start publicly waxing nether regions. And we're not totally sure about the science imparted by Dr. Laser (not his real name, but if it's not the name he's used on a chat forum somewhere, we're really disappointed).

Thrill as two middle-aged midwestern guys somewhat uncomfortably discuss the grooming habits of themselves and others!

We're suffering through and reporting back on Long and Short of Body Hair, available to stream for free for Amazon Prime members.

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Episode 29 - Halloween 2: Extreme Paranormal

Boo! 

It's our Second Annual Halloween Special! We're extreme celebrating by going to extreme locations with three extreme guys in search of extreme ghosts. Someone cue up "More Than Words" by Extreme!

But instead we find controversy as our pack of new-metal protagonists misappropriate religion, hope the ghost children don't touch them, construct pool floaties of the damned, and, oh yes, throw in a (real?) blood ritual for fun.

(A gentle trigger warning: we don't dwell on it too long or go into great detail, but we do have to briefly talk about cutting for a few minutes around the 20 minute-mark of this episode, so skip a few minutes if you are sensitive to that topic.)

If you're like us, you'll be wondering what the hell A&E was thinking when they greenlit this mess. There's only one answer:

EXTREME RATINGS followed by EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT!

We're suffering through and reporting back on Extreme Paranormal Episode 1 and Episode 2, available to stream for free on DailyMotion.

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Episode 28 - Tim Tebow: The Chosen One

We came to bury Tim Tebow, not to praise him. And yet... we find ourselves not quite able to hate the guy, or at least not the version of him presented here by ESPN, who had the balls to refer to Tim Tebow as "The Chosen One."

Speaking of balls, "Who is Tim Tebow?" this documentary half-heartedly asks. And then it sheepishly answers, "Well, he likes football, filling out workbooks with his mom, orphans in the Philippines, and, his, er testi[muffled sound]"

Wait. What was that last bit, ESPN?

"Sigh. His testicles. He's very vocal about the size of his testicles."  

Journey with us to a time before the questionable baseball career. Before the failed football career. Before "Tebowing" was a verb. Before all of that, to a time when a simple homeschooled highschooler in Florida just wanted to play football and scream really, really loudly about his big nuts.

We're suffering through and reporting back on Tim Tebow: The Chosen One, available to stream for free on YouTube.

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Episode 27 - The Super Truest Stories

Life has gotten a bit in the way of this episode and so we have this beautiful clip show for you. We've gathered some of our favorite moments from the first ten episodes. From The Forever Time to ice fishing to ghost hunting in Great Britain. From chestnuts to aliens to the Church of Bigfoot. Here's your chance to experience the moments from those early episodes that still make us chuckle, now assembled in one convenient place. 

Do stay for the new dance remix at the end that strangley never occurred to us the first time through with Episode 5. 

We'll be back in two weeks with a fresh episode, followed in two more weeks by our Second Annual Halloween Special. Stay tuned - we have something spooky in store! 

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Theme music: "Mexicana Massacre" by Tomb Dragomir off his Instrumental Psycho Synth Album

Episode stinger dance remix features "Albatross" by Computer Music All-stars

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Episode 26 - The Truth About Rock

We've done it! Super True Stories has made it an entire year, so of course we're celebrating by revisiting childhood trauma.

We're going back 30 years to pre-teen Dave and the brothers who scarred him. No, not the Doobie brothers. The people who scarred him were obsessed with Satan. No, not Black Sabbath. These are the guys who TOLD Dave about Black Sabbath (and Ozzy Osborne, and AC/DC, and...the GoGos?)

We're playing "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck" with Dan, Steve, and (Redacted) Peters, those crazy Minnesotans who inspired youth to burn millions of dollars of rock albums in what Ted Koppel rightfully noted kinda seems like something the Nazis would do. But don't blame these brothers, blame those good Christian kids who just hate the devil and want to see vinyl burn.

Along the way, we'll dodge the ghost of John Denver, reflect on church library theft, and discuss what we'd put in a printed Super True Stories Newsletter, which can be yours for a monthly love gift of just $15. 

We're suffering through and reporting back on The Truth About Rock, available to stream for free on YouTube.

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Episode 25 - Blasting Caps Safety Films

First came the summer of love, then came the summer of blasting caps.

Journey with us to an undertermined time in the 70s when explosives grew on trees. Relive those halcion days when the only thing that would stop a young boy from bullying a girl was the dream of blowing up her father's barbecue. The days when all it took to save the world was a siren, a sign that read "explosives" and a red station wagon with an 80 pound CRT television in the back.

Blasting caps were everywhere, ready to harm anyone. And apparently people were so frightened by this danger that an additional short was needed explaining that yes, explosives really are necessary. In fact, you wouldn't have that potato peeler without them. 

We're suffering through and reporting back on the perplexingly specific Blasting Caps Safety Films, available to stream for free for Amazon Prime members.

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Episode stinger dance remix features "Where's My Jetpack?!" by Computer Music All-stars

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