The PodGOATs continue their series of Mysteries with some unsolved cases including the disappearance of a lighthouse crew, a dancing plague, and a man who woke up naked in a dumpster. Help them solve these mysteries.
What exactly is reality? Sounds like a strange question until you really dig deep into the answer. Phil and Campbell Valentine do just that, and find that reality may not be exactly what you think it is.
Ben Franklin is one of the most colorful figures in American history. He's also one of the most important. From his inventions to his writings to his influence over the American Revolution, Phil and Campbell Valentine cover it all.
Ever thought about how we communicate? It's not just by speech. There's body language, sign language, even smoke signals. And animals communicate too. Phil and Campbell Valentine look at the history of communication.
The PodGOATs world tour of cities continues. This time we're off to one of the most densely-populated cities on the planet. Tokyo totally remade itself after World War II, and the result is nothing short of spectacular.
Most of us think of Indiana Jones when we think of archaeology. There are some real-life Indys out there, and their discoveries top anything in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Phil and Campbell Valentine dig up some of them.
Few historical figures are as interesting as Winston Churchill. This unlikely curmugeon became a wartime hero during World War II. His steady hand and unwavering opposition to Hitler saved England and may have saved the world.
Entrepreneurs are what make capitalism work. People who take risks to create something new. It's where we get all the innovation. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the more famous ones. And infamous ones too.
There are so many types of personalities, and there are so many things that go into developing one's personality. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about how personalities actually change over time, and how smelling our clothes reveals something about us.
Once you start thinking about it there are tons of magazines. Not all of them have been successful. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the more famous ones and the hilarious ones that just didn't quite make it.
It's bad but we seem to glorify master thieves. Steal the purse out of my car and you're garbage. Steal a priceless diamond and you're the coolest thing ever. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the most amazing heists in history.
What's up with our fascination with ghosts? For some reason we just can't get enough of them. Thus part 2 of this subject. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk mysterious ghost ships and more cabin ghost stories.
This Urban Legends episode focuses on animals. At least that's what people say these things are. Nobody's for certain. But Phil and Campbell Valentine also talk about an animal that used to be as mysterious as Bigfoot.
Talk about something we take for granted, the Internet is omnipresent. When it goes down we're in a panic. What in the world did we do before we had it? Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about where the Internet came from and how we got so hooked.
What is it with us and assassins? If they're killing people we deem to be the bad guys then they're the greatest thing ever. Generally, however, assassins are some nasty people. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the history of assassins.
We love books. They inform us. They entertain us. They take us to far away places we can only dream of visiting. Books have a rich history, and Phil and Campbell Valentine explore where books came from and how they evolved.
Studies show that taking some time off away from work is good for you, but where and when did vacations begin. Phil and Campbell Valentine look at the history of vacations and some of their own more memorable ones.
Once upon a time there were two podcasters talking about fairy tales. What they revealed was that not all fairy tales live happily ever after. Some were actually very dark. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the history of fairy tales.
Prophecies aren't just found in the Bible. People have been making predictions since the beginning of time, some with uncanny accuracy. Phil and Campbell Valentine look at history's most incredible prophecies.
We love to laugh. Doctors even tell us it's good for us. Like everything, comedy has a history. And that history has changed over the years. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the evolving history of comedy.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. How true that is. Collectively we as a society decide beauty norms and they're different from culture to culture, generation to generation. Phil and Campbell Valentine explore how the definition of beauty has changed throughout history.
Just how gullible is the public? As is turns out, pretty darn gullible. Hucksters have taken advantage of our naiveté by concocting some elaborate schemes to fool us. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the biggest hoaxes in history.
People just go inexplicably missing. These cases confound authorities and capture our imagination. Some ended up being solved, others never do. Phil and Campbell Valentine take a look at more mysterious disappearances.
We're all fascinated with magic. More nefarious men and women have used the public's ignorance of magic to their own advantage. Phil and Campbell Valentine look at the history of magic and why we're still so fascinated.
What a decade. Turbulent, tragic, turning point, and a lot of other T-words. Beatles, JFK, MLK, RFK, flower power, turn on, drop out, Vietnam, Civil Rights, the Mustang. Phil and Campbell Valentine get in their hot tub time machine for the '60s.
Who doesn't love animals? Well, before you answer that, there were once animals that roamed the earth that were terrifying. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the cuddliest and some of the deadliest animals in history.
Christmas is the most magical time of the year. Do you know where some of its most cherished traditions come from? Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about Rudolph, Frosty, the Christmas tree, and many more holiday traditions, and how they came to be.
We take for granted how we communicate, but language is essential to our lives. Phil and Campbell Valentine look at the history of language, specifically English, and why we use phrases like mumbo jumbo and OK. The history will amuse and amaze you.
Of all the scary things, nature can be the scariest of all. From earthquakes to hurricanes to fires, according to some sources, the awesome power of nature destroys more lives than wars. Phil and Campbell Valentine explore a few of the worst.
We all love the holiday, but do we really know our origin history? Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about where Thanksgiving comes from, when it became an official holiday, and where we got many of our Thanksgiving traditions.
We hear things our entire lives that we just take for granted. A lot of it, as it turns out, is just not true. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some common misconceptions that you've probably never even questioned.
The PodGOATs world tour resumes with a favorite destination: London. The city dates back to Roman times. It had a major facelift by the French about a thousand years ago. And those people didn't always talk that way.
Not much of anything is as creepy as a serial killer. Turns out they have a lot of traits in common. Looks like we'd see them coming. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the most notorious serial killers in history.
We love it. We hate it. It makes our lives so much easier. It makes them so much more complicated. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk tech. Where we've come from, where we're going. And the frightening prospects that may await us in the not-too-distant future.
Mistakes are supposed to be bad and some are. Phil and Campbell talk about some of the biggest blunders in history. But some mistakes turn out great. The GOATs also explore everyday things we take for granted that were actually mistakes.
Few decades are as pivotal as the 1950s. It's almost like the last decade of innocence before America grew up. So much changed in the '50s in technology and innovation. The biggest change was in music. Phil and Campbell Valentine remember the '50s.
There's so much Phil and Campbell Valentine didn't cover in Music Part 1. Like who's the best singer of all time? They also get into some of the classic composers like Mozart and Beethoven. And some of the greatest movie score composers.
Small towns just make you feel good. Life is simpler and, we like to think, more wholesome. And a surprising number of presidents and celebrities are from small towns. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about what it's like to grow up in a small town.
We all love a good mystery. These are some great ones. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some unsolved mysteries. Some have baffled investigators for centuries. The GOATs take you globetrotting on this mysterious episode.
Halloween just may be the most popular holiday. Where'd it come from? Why do we celebrate it? Why all the crazy costumes? Phil and Campbell Valentine answer all that and more on this particularly spooky episode.
They covered the history of movies in Part 1. Now Phil and Campbell Valentine delve into specific genres, like horror movies. Why do we love to be scared? Also, sometimes things get lost in the translation when Hollywood goes abroad.
We think of witches around Halloween, but that's just hype. Witches have been around for centuries. But are they real? Well, that depends on what 'witch' means. Phil and Campbell Valentine dispel some of the myths and dig down to the truth about witches.
We say we don't believe in luck, but we've all hoped, prayed, or asked for it before. Is luck real? Phil and Campbell Valentine look at how luck has played a major role in almost every civilization down through history.
Do you believe in ghosts? Hauntings go back to earliest recorded history. There are harmless ghosts and then there are ghosts that get downright violent. Phil and Campbell delve into the supernatural and the ghosts of literature and movies.
New York is the city that never sleeps, but it does nap on occasion. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about how a sleepy little Dutch village became the financial center of the world. Packed with excitement, entertainment, business, and people there's no place quite like New York City.
It's rare, but criminals do manage to break out of jail. The odd thing is oftentimes we cheer them on! Phil and Campbell Valentine take a look at some of the most daring and exciting jailbreaks in history.
Radio is one of those things we sort of take for granted, but when it first hit it was the biggest thing since sliced bread. (Actually, radio's older than sliced bread) Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the history of radio, and Phil tells some hilarious stories from his own radio career.
How plausible is it that we've been visited by extraterrestrials? Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the evidence out there and the probability that we're not alone in the universe. And a scientist who claims to have examined a real UFO.
Of all the criminals out there for some reason we're fascinated with the thief. No, we actually celebrate thieves. Good ones, that is. From jewel thieves to art thieves, Phil and Campbell Valentine explore the art of taking what's not yours to take.
What is it about humans and exploring? We're curious by nature which has led to some daring expeditions. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the more interesting explorers, and explorations that continue to this day.
Doctors command a lot of respect. When did all that start? Phil and Campbell Valentine look at the origins of medicine as well as some famous TV doctors and one cocky surgeon who managed to kill not only his patient but two bystanders.
There are conspiracies. The intriguing part is figuring out which ones are real and which ones require a tinfoil hat. Phil and Campbell Valentine explore more conspiracies from Jeffrey Epstein to the Denver airport conspiracy.
Television may be the single most influential invention ever. We get our information and entertainment from it. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about where it came from and how it's evolved over the years.
Traditions bind us together. Many are old. Some old traditions are actually relatively new. We just think they're old. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about where some of our most cherished traditions come from.
No matter how brave you are everybody fears something. There's practically a 'phobia' for everything. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about why we fear and some of the more common phobias and some of the more unusual ones.
We've always had heroes, in real life and in fiction, but the superhero grew out of the Great Depression. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the history of superheroes and how they've evolved in the modern world.
Phil and Campbell Valentine revisit a subject that sets the imagination on fire. Treasures. There's more to treasures than gold. They also discuss booby-trapped treasures that still keep archaeologists at bay.
First came clothes, then came fashion. Why do we wear clothes? And where did fashion come from. Phil and Campbell Valentine explore the origins of fashion and some of the more bizarre tastes down through history.
Thousands of people disappear every year, many without a trace. Some are the work of foul play. Some are accidents. Many are on purpose. Phil and Campbell talk about some of the most mysterious disappearances in history.
It's competition that makes us better. With rivalries it's sometimes competition that makes us deader. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the greatest rivalries in history from business to sports to families to countries.
It may be the original sin. We've been lying since the very beginning, but why? And are we the only animals that lie? Phil and Campbell explore the interesting world of lying and turn up some surprising facts.
Whether or not you like to cook, we all love to eat. Cooking is what separates us from the animals. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the origins of cooking, how it's transformed societies, and how it defines a culture.
We all have memories made by Disney. After two failed starts, Walt and Roy Disney created a company that is as much a part of American culture as baseball or apple pie. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about Disney's impact on the world.
Are we all nuts? Probably. Take a look at the myriad psychological disorders and it's likely we all have a few. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the more bizarre ones and famous people who have them.
We love sports. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the origins of some of the most popular sports in the world, as well as some crazy sports that nobody's ever heard of that are still played professionally today.
Inventions have made our lives more convenient. Many have even saved lives. But some are just plain wacky. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some inventions that have transformed our lives, and others that were better left uninvented.