Baby Geniuses is a show for people who know stuff and people who don't know stuff, but would like to. Every week, comedian and super-genius Emily Heller and cartoonist and mastermind Lisa Hanawalt, challenge their guests to share some knowledge on any topic they want.
1:09:28Happy MaxFun Block Party, babies! And a special welcome to all the new babies out there! This episode is made with the new listener in mind. If you're a long time listener, don't fret! There will be plenty for you to enjoy. On Wiki of the Week, we read the most requested Wikipedia page that we've already read. "Le Pétomane was a French flatulist (professional farter) and entertainer. He was famous for his remarkable control of the abdominal muscles, which enabled him to seemingly fart at will. His stage name combines the French verb péter, "to fart" with the -mane, "-maniac" suffix, which translates to "fartomaniac". The profession is referred to as "flatulist", "farteur", or "fartiste". Make sure to check out other very high quality Maximum Fun podcasts this week - everyone is making episodes focused on new listeners. Maybe there's a show that sounds interesting, but you don't exactly know where to start? This is the week to dive in!
56:23Hello babies! First things first, If you're a member of IATSE, we encourage you to vote yes on the strike! On today's episode, we discuss the interesting Super Mario Bros: The Movie casting choices. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Ashrita Furman, the holder of the Guinness world record for the most Guinness world records.
50:05Hello babies! It's starting to feel like Autumn, so maybe load your dog in a pram and go for a stroll? On today's episode, Lisa narrowly avoids an interaction and Emily's husband has regained his sense of taste. We also recap who on White Lotus is the most hateworthy. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Frog Battery," an electrochemical battery consisting of a number of dead frogs (or sometimes live ones), which form the cells of the battery connected in a series arrangement. It is a kind of biobattery.
1:05:22Hello babies! A special greetings to our new co-host Ringo, who has taken over for Joey. Joey is unavailable for comment. On today's episode, we answer some of our more pressing fan submitted questions and Emily vents about a stranger child. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Human Mail, or, "the transportation of a person through the postal system, usually as a stowaway. While rare, there have been some reported cases of people attempting to travel through the mail." Hey, beats flying Spirit Airlines!
59:00Hello babies! And a special greeting to all our enemy neighbors. On today's episode, we discuss Emily's recent covid encounter, as well as a Tuca & Bertie update! On Chunch Chat, Lisa brags about a horse that she knows (Beyoncé rode it!). On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for The Burryman, a guy with too much shit on him.
Dusty the Klepto Kitty
1:00:30Hello babies! We're back to recording remotely again FYI! Emily went to a party where she was potentially exposed to Covid. Go get vaccinated please! On today's episode, Lisa explains what an honest horse is and Emily is still talking about Friends. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Dusty the Klepto Kitty," a cat with real star power that will steal your dish towels and your heart.
1:03:19Hello babies!Welcome to the Baby Genius Car Corner! We're talking all things automotive - Vroom Vroom! Emily gets her car washed a couple times after being utterly decimated by some large birds. We recap the newest installment in the Fast & The Furious saga, and Lisa lusts after a horse of a different color - a black Ford Bronco! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Karolina Olsson," a Swedish woman who purportedly remained in hibernation between 1876 and 1908 (32 years). To put that in perspective for our listeners, that's roughly the entire run of the hit television series The Simpsons.
1:03:11Hello babies! We hope all of our lovely listeners had a wonderful ID4. On today's ep, Lisa shares her thoughts on a recent viewing of the very bad film 500 Days of Summer. On Chunch Chat, we're wishing Martha a speedy recovery from her recent injury. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Dashcon", a convention for Tumblr users featuring a less than awe inspiring ball pit.
Unusual eBay Listings
1:06:41Hello babies! We finally got around to watching the Friends reunion special and we have some thoughts. Lisa is recovering from surgery and recaps some of her experiences. We also discuss what Olympic event we'd love to be great at. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Unusual eBay Listings." We're brainstorming weird things that Golden Palace Dot Com might want to purchase.
Pepsi Number Fever
59:44Hello babies! We're really enjoying recording in person, and we hope you find us more charming than ever! Go get vaxxed up so you can safely record your podcast with your friends too. On this episode, we design a new t shirt, so make sure to listen to this ep so you're in on the joke. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Pepsi Number Fever. Numbers were hotter than ever in 1992!