Matt Frederick spent his earliest years almost exclusively outside, but this time was cut short by Nintendo’s dark designs. Thankfully Matt retained his desire to ‘hit things with sticks’ - a skill that would lead him to play drums in the Super Bowl XXXIV Halftime Show. In 2002 Matt portrayed an aging, one-armed man named Candy in “Of Mice and Men” at the International Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska (where he hugged his future wife for the first time). In his college years, while working as a servant of sorts at a prestigious private club in Atlanta, Matt became highly aware of the sharp divisions in our society. Around that same time, Matt received a bachelor’s degree in Video Production and Journalism from Georgia State University. Since 2006 Matt has been employed by the educational website and podcast network HowStuffWorks. He began there as an intern and is now an Executive Producer. In 2008 Matt and Ben Bowlin created the web series Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know which currently has 579,000 subscribers on its YouTube page. In 2012, the guys joined forces with Noel Brown to create Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know the audio podcast which currently averages 2 million downloads a month.
From one of your favorite hosts, Ben Bowlin, comes an all new daily podcast, to bring you all the strange news happening in the world. Be sure to tune in all week to keep yourself up to date on the mysterious world around us! world's second person has been cured of HIV, the notorious serial killer known as The Grim Sleeper is dead, and a new online tool can help you calculate how long your current toilet paper stash will last. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily Learn more about your ad-choices at
In the 1980s, a mysterious organization terrorized candy companies in Japan - then disappeared. What was the Monster with 21 Faces, and what happened to it? Are any members alive today? Learn more about your ad-choices at
It's no secret that the border between the United States and Mexico has been the subject of recent, intensely divisive debate. There have been numerous reports (some more reliable than others) detailing the rise or decline of crime along the border -- after all, chaotic times create opportunities for crime -- but one story slipped through the cracks. It appears that there was an active serial killer on the US border, and he worked for Uncle Sam. Learn more about your ad-choices at
India controls numerous islands in the Indian Ocean, and they have a strange set of rules for North Sentinel Islands -- a tiny, remote place most people wouldn't visit anyway. You see, the Indian government maintains a 'zone of exclusion' surrounding the island, with no ships, helicopters or people allowed within miles of the shore. Ordinarily one might assume this is a secret military base or the site of an environmental disaster -- but the real answer is even stranger. Tune into to learn more about the mystery of North Sentinel Island. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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