Toren Atkinson is a co-creator and co-host of the Canadian comedy/science/pop culture podcast “Caustic Soda.”
Sandahl Bergman and a couple of nut-sacks take us on an Odyssey through one bonkers town to the next in a post-apocalyptic/swords and sandals mashup. We welcome our very special guest, Toren Atkinson of The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets and the Caustic Soda Podcast, to help us attempt to make sense of 1982's She. We want to say a huge thank you to the very funny, Toren Atkinson. We've all been huge fans of the Caustic Soda Podcast and are happy to have our second of the three hosts on our show. Don't hesitate to go back and listen to our hilarious American Ninja episode with Joe Fulgham for more Caustic Soda business. Toren is also the front-man of the "Chuthulu" rock band, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. TDotHT is recording and new album and Toren was kind enough to let us include one of the most badass of tracks, "Nyarlathotep".  For more on Toren, Caustic Soda, and The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, please please please visit: And please help them finance their new album on IndieGogo.
Almost six years to the day of our first ever podcast, Mike, Toren, Joe and Kevin are bringing their journey through the absolute worst the world of science, history, and pop culture has to offer to an end. Veteran Guestpert Dr. Rob joins us for the first two hours of our massive farewell episode. We cover almost every followup we’ve got left, including Olfactory Reference Syndrome, necrotic cervix, decomposing corpse poo, toxic trucker pee, auto urine therapy, urine-repellent paint, helminthic therapy, synthetic marijuana, coffin-birth, outrageous anti-abortion laws, vagina potato, poop transplant, ancient viking shit, a creepy face transplant, compulsive-bad-joke-telling (more than our usual), a lethal silicone penis injection, self-amputation, elevator abandonment, an “autism cure” that rates on the Evilometer, the worst auto-racing disaster in history, a whale meat experience, ape answers, mite shit, a failed test of faith, a lethal posthumous snake-bite, crocodile guards, sword booby-traps, a bloody pillow fight, the 1904 Olympic Marathon, bouncy house dangers, a fire-boozenadeo, terrible gamer-parents, The Granny Ripper, and the very last Lesser of Two Evils! Music “Toot Toot Tootsie (Goo’ Bye)” by Al Jolson “When You Go” by Jonathan Coulton “The Caustic Soda Show” by Toren Atkinson and Rowan Lipkovitz (of The Creaking Planks) Charity O’ The Week: Rain City Badger Thanks Researchers/editors Cory, Dave E, Jonathan Snow, Kelly N, Mele, Raymond, Sheri, Teagan and Todd Dr Rob Dr Jenna Firefighter Allan Newell Mr Dr Greg Bole Gavin Pitts Steven Schwartz Yvonne Morrin Lisa Gemino Chris Pramas Chris Stewart from Kerberos Productions Fraser Cain from Astronomycast Nurse Katie Jordan Pratt, Warren Banks, Chris Woods from Horsetrack Hooligans Our amazing listeners, the Soda Jerks. Images Videos
The caustic look at elephants continues with elephant attacks, beehive fences, Jumbo, Topsy’s execution, plus news and pop culture! Music: “Tiny Paper Elephant” by The Doubleclicks Links World Wildlife Federation of Justice Images Videos
Yvonne Morrin joins Kevin, Toren, and Joe to talk elephants, starting with a mammoth pop-quiz and a ton of caustic elephacts: musth, the Phajaan ritual, and elephant artificial insemination. Part 1 of 2. Music: “Grown Man Cry (Piano Demo)” by Amanda Palmer Links: Elephant Artificial Insemination Video Elephant Charities: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly Images Videos
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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1 week, 1 day