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Bad Ideas Podcast

A Society, Culture and History podcast
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A podcast about the worst ideas in history. Albert Berg and Tony Southcotte take on some of the biggest historical flops, mistakes, and blunders. From Cop Rock to the Yugo.


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Bat Bombs: Weird Failed Weapons of World War II - Bad Ideas with Al and Tony
Despite sounding like something Batman would use, bat bombs were a very real thing that the army (and later navy) experimented with during World War II. They were the brainchild of Dr. Lytle S. Adams who was in Carlsbad Caverns when the war broke o…
The Unabomber - Ted Kaczynski's Terror Campaign to End Technology
Theodore J. Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, was the sole perpetrator of a string of attacks lasting decades. He would mail bombs to people involved in technology hoping to incite a revolution to return to humanity's wild roots, as well as t…
Chernobyl - Bad Ideas with Al and Tony
Chernobyl is one of the more important man made disasters of the 20th century. It was the culmination of all our nuclear fears, and arguably the blow that started the final breakdown of the Soviet Union. This is an examination of what caused that d…
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Aug 28th, 2017
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May 24th, 2019
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