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The podcast that is interested in EVERYTHING. The topic for each episode is generated using the Random Article function on Wikipedia, and enthusiasm fueled journeys into the world's tiniest topics ensue.

Latest Episodes

The Apocalypse will be Automated

ENo, this is not the first episode of Season 2 (although that is coming soon). Instead I wanted to give you some insight into one of my between seasons projects, as I chat with writer and director Melanie Killingsworth about her film 'The Apocalypse will be Automated'. The film is about technology, morality and zombies which are all super interesting plus, I'm in it! In the film. So there's that. You can learn more about the film here: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AutomatedApocalypse/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/theapocalypsewillbeautomated/ If you like what you're hearing, you can help fund the film here: Pozible:https://pozible.com/project/the-apocalypse-will-be-automated Plus in the interview Mel mentions a couple of cool things about which you may want to know more, you can find them here: Werner Hertzog documentary:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xmEeuZDABE Longer, more in depth podcast about 'the internet of things': http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/what...

4 MIN2016 NOV 15
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The Apocalypse will be Automated

Episode 5: This Land is Mine (part 2)

Our second episode about This Land is Mine, the World War II Hollywood propaganda movie that features nice Nazis, compassionate collaborators and a surprisingly compelling pro argument for fascism. Perhaps unsurprisingly thereaction of French critics to this movie was almost unanimously scathing, they felt the portrayal of life under occupation was uninformed, inaccurate and insulting. But is This Land is Mine inaccurate? Or were French critics actually upset because the film's relatively sympathetic portrayal of Nazis and collaborators was actually more truthful than they were ready to accept? This episode was recorded live at Caz Reitop’s Dirty Secrets in Melbourne. Find more details about this episode at our website, randomarticle.net

46 MIN2016 OCT 2
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Episode 5: This Land is Mine (part 2)

Episode 4: This Land is Mine

This Land is Mine is a movie released in 1943 and frankly it’s a pretty boring watch. It’s visually dull. The characters talk way too much. But there are some interesting things about it. For example: It was made in Hollywood and released during the Second World War. It’s a propaganda movie about life in Nazi occupied Europe. The Nazis in the film don’t like killing people. The collaborators in the film are just trying to save lives. …I’m sorry, what? Find more details about this episode at our website, randomarticle.net

39 MIN2016 SEP 15
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Episode 4: This Land is Mine

Episode 3: Ernesto Juan Castellanos

Ernesto Juan Castellanos was born in Cuba in 1963. Four years before that, in 1959, was the Cuban revolution. One year after that, in 1964, was the Beatles first world tour. Also in 1964 the communist government banned the Beatles in Cuba. Anyone caught with Beatles records, listening to the Beatles on the radio could go to jail. Despite all this, despite the threat of jail, despite living his whole life under a communist government, Ernesto grew up to be a huge Beatles fan. And in 1996 he created an event that would change the status of the Beatles in Cuba forever, and lead the repressive government to put up a statue of John Lennon in the middle of Havana. Find more details about this episode at our website, randomarticle.net

22 MIN2016 SEP 4
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Episode 3: Ernesto Juan Castellanos

Episode 2: Model Airports

That's right, Model Airports. Some people who like model airplanes build model airports to put their model airplanes in. But while building model airplanes is a pretty common hobby, building model airports is super uncommon, almost unheard of. Reasons why building model airports is uncommon include: - Mathematics - Creativity - The nature of mankind (in particular our never ending fascination with war and violence) Find more details about this episode at our website, randomarticle.net

25 MIN2016 AUG 22
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Episode 2: Model Airports

Episode 1: Syndesmica

EpisodeSummary This article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The Wikipedia article for Syndesmica is not extensive. It tells you it’s a moth genus, but not much else. So I Googled Syndesmica. I got 280 hits, all of which quote the Wikipedia article word for word. Then I Google Scholar-ed Syndesmica. I got 3 hits, all of which were about Verruca Syndesmica, the wart common in frogs and toads. I couldn’t find Syndesmica in the library catalogue (I tried four different university libraries). I couldn’t find the word Syndesmica in the index of any book about moths. I started to think I was going insane. Link to Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndesmica Stuff too cool to fit in the episode Syndesmica was discovered in 1906, and hasn’t been seen since. It’s discovery was noted in the Proceeding of the Royal Society of Queensland. Yes, that’s what the Proceedings of a Royal Society look like. Cool huh? While making this episode I got obsessed with a bo...

24 MIN2016 AUG 7
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Episode 1: Syndesmica

Trench Coats

THIS IS A SECRET MESSAGE It will make the most sense if listened to in front of the window of Rose Chong's Costumiers, 218 Gertrude St, Fitzroy. Rose Chong's is also located just round the corner from Caz Reitops Dirty Secrets, where Random Article's launch and live podcast recording is happening on the 7th of August. Coincidence? Or conspiracy... For details about the launch, or anything else in the world of Random Article, go to randomarticle.net

1 MIN2016 AUG 3
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Trench Coats

It begins...

Hold onto your hats people, the first Random Article episode will be released on the 7th of August! Contain your excitement! It can't be contained! Detonate your excitement safely, in space or over the Pacific ocean! (In the meantime, enjoy this little Random Article explainer, which features our awesome new theme music).

1 MIN2016 JUL 20
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It begins...

Random Article

A quick intro to the podcast, full length episodes to come!

30 s2015 NOV 2
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Random Article
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Latest Episodes

The Apocalypse will be Automated

ENo, this is not the first episode of Season 2 (although that is coming soon). Instead I wanted to give you some insight into one of my between seasons projects, as I chat with writer and director Melanie Killingsworth about her film 'The Apocalypse will be Automated'. The film is about technology, morality and zombies which are all super interesting plus, I'm in it! In the film. So there's that. You can learn more about the film here: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AutomatedApocalypse/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/theapocalypsewillbeautomated/ If you like what you're hearing, you can help fund the film here: Pozible:https://pozible.com/project/the-apocalypse-will-be-automated Plus in the interview Mel mentions a couple of cool things about which you may want to know more, you can find them here: Werner Hertzog documentary:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xmEeuZDABE Longer, more in depth podcast about 'the internet of things': http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/what...

4 MIN2016 NOV 15
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The Apocalypse will be Automated

Episode 5: This Land is Mine (part 2)

Our second episode about This Land is Mine, the World War II Hollywood propaganda movie that features nice Nazis, compassionate collaborators and a surprisingly compelling pro argument for fascism. Perhaps unsurprisingly thereaction of French critics to this movie was almost unanimously scathing, they felt the portrayal of life under occupation was uninformed, inaccurate and insulting. But is This Land is Mine inaccurate? Or were French critics actually upset because the film's relatively sympathetic portrayal of Nazis and collaborators was actually more truthful than they were ready to accept? This episode was recorded live at Caz Reitop’s Dirty Secrets in Melbourne. Find more details about this episode at our website, randomarticle.net

46 MIN2016 OCT 2
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Episode 5: This Land is Mine (part 2)

Episode 4: This Land is Mine

This Land is Mine is a movie released in 1943 and frankly it’s a pretty boring watch. It’s visually dull. The characters talk way too much. But there are some interesting things about it. For example: It was made in Hollywood and released during the Second World War. It’s a propaganda movie about life in Nazi occupied Europe. The Nazis in the film don’t like killing people. The collaborators in the film are just trying to save lives. …I’m sorry, what? Find more details about this episode at our website, randomarticle.net

39 MIN2016 SEP 15
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Episode 4: This Land is Mine

Episode 3: Ernesto Juan Castellanos

Ernesto Juan Castellanos was born in Cuba in 1963. Four years before that, in 1959, was the Cuban revolution. One year after that, in 1964, was the Beatles first world tour. Also in 1964 the communist government banned the Beatles in Cuba. Anyone caught with Beatles records, listening to the Beatles on the radio could go to jail. Despite all this, despite the threat of jail, despite living his whole life under a communist government, Ernesto grew up to be a huge Beatles fan. And in 1996 he created an event that would change the status of the Beatles in Cuba forever, and lead the repressive government to put up a statue of John Lennon in the middle of Havana. Find more details about this episode at our website, randomarticle.net

22 MIN2016 SEP 4
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Episode 3: Ernesto Juan Castellanos

Episode 2: Model Airports

That's right, Model Airports. Some people who like model airplanes build model airports to put their model airplanes in. But while building model airplanes is a pretty common hobby, building model airports is super uncommon, almost unheard of. Reasons why building model airports is uncommon include: - Mathematics - Creativity - The nature of mankind (in particular our never ending fascination with war and violence) Find more details about this episode at our website, randomarticle.net

25 MIN2016 AUG 22
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Episode 2: Model Airports

Episode 1: Syndesmica

EpisodeSummary This article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The Wikipedia article for Syndesmica is not extensive. It tells you it’s a moth genus, but not much else. So I Googled Syndesmica. I got 280 hits, all of which quote the Wikipedia article word for word. Then I Google Scholar-ed Syndesmica. I got 3 hits, all of which were about Verruca Syndesmica, the wart common in frogs and toads. I couldn’t find Syndesmica in the library catalogue (I tried four different university libraries). I couldn’t find the word Syndesmica in the index of any book about moths. I started to think I was going insane. Link to Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndesmica Stuff too cool to fit in the episode Syndesmica was discovered in 1906, and hasn’t been seen since. It’s discovery was noted in the Proceeding of the Royal Society of Queensland. Yes, that’s what the Proceedings of a Royal Society look like. Cool huh? While making this episode I got obsessed with a bo...

24 MIN2016 AUG 7
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Episode 1: Syndesmica

Trench Coats

THIS IS A SECRET MESSAGE It will make the most sense if listened to in front of the window of Rose Chong's Costumiers, 218 Gertrude St, Fitzroy. Rose Chong's is also located just round the corner from Caz Reitops Dirty Secrets, where Random Article's launch and live podcast recording is happening on the 7th of August. Coincidence? Or conspiracy... For details about the launch, or anything else in the world of Random Article, go to randomarticle.net

1 MIN2016 AUG 3
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Trench Coats

It begins...

Hold onto your hats people, the first Random Article episode will be released on the 7th of August! Contain your excitement! It can't be contained! Detonate your excitement safely, in space or over the Pacific ocean! (In the meantime, enjoy this little Random Article explainer, which features our awesome new theme music).

1 MIN2016 JUL 20
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It begins...

Random Article

A quick intro to the podcast, full length episodes to come!

30 s2015 NOV 2
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Random Article
the END
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