Will Lavender, New York Times Bestselling author of "Obedience" and "Dominance," joins Shannon and Jason to discuss the art of the fiction novel.  Will shares his experiences as a writer, and the group reflects on the personal impact of modern and classic novels.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Facebook and Disney are among the most valuable companies in the world. Join Shannon and Jason as they explore the fascinating history of these commercial juggernauts.

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"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

What will it take to sustain a human colony on Mars?  Which countries already have plans for sending humans to Mars?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the challenges, benefits, and science behind colonizing the red planet.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

How soon will virtual reality (VR) invade our daily lives? Chad Lawson, a VR enthusiast and technology guru, joins Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history, status, and future of VR technologies.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Bullet-proof cars, the invention of the "Teddy" bear, and secret service code names. Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history of the U.S. presidency.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Which horror movies have most influenced the horror genre?  Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the Top 10 most influential horror movies as ranked by slapdash listeners.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Join Shannon, Jason, and special guest, Tony Moran (aka Michael Myers) as they sit inside an abandoned hospital in West Virginia to discuss John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). 

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

How did Stephen King begin his career, and what lessons can be learned from his stories? Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss King's most famous works, including Carrie, Salem's Lot, The Shining, IT, Pet Sematary, and Children of the Corn.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

How did Halloween find its way into America? How much money does the candy industry make during Halloween? What's up with jack-o'-lanterns?

Shannon and Jason explore these questions and more in an episode dedicated to the Halloween season.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

September 30, 2019

History of The Cold War (ep. 3)

Why should you care about The Cold War? Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the Berlin Blockade, the Space Race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and even Rocky IV.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

What do Nike and McDonald's have in common? Join Shannon and Jason as they discuss the history of these two American giants. 

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

September 16, 2019

History of Movies (ep. 1)

Ever wonder how movies came to be?  In this episode, Shannon and Jason discuss movies and the film industry from the late 1800's to modern day.

Music from https://filmmusic.io 
"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)