Every wonder about something?
Underunderstood, a podcast that finds the answers
I listen to numerous podcasts, one of which is The Vergecast. They recently had an episode where they highlighted another podcast, Underunderstood. This specific one was a story about the Sheriff of Polk County Florida and some jailbroken FireTV sticks. I enjoyed the episode enough to subscribe to the podcast and start listening to all the episodes from the first one.
This podcast takes a mystery and attempts to solve it. I am sure there are more podcasts like this one, and hopefully I will find them, but for now I have binge listened to almost every episode of Underunderstood.
I will not spoil the mystery of the episodes, but some of my favorites where the mysteries behind
- Conspiracy Theory About Area Codes
- Jeff Goldblum’s Secret Tattoo
- Does Anyone Remember this Robot Vegetable Band?
- Closing the Loop on China’s Mystery Seeds
- The Incredible Shrinking Cap’n
- What Happened To the McFlurry?
The journalists on this podcast go to great lengths to research and investigate to get the facts behind these mysteries. I enjoy the number of people they reach out to get the answers to solve the main question of each episode. In many cases this results in finding a guru and in one case a guru in snacks, like the person in the Cooler Ranch Doritos episode where I can only imagine this person has a house full of unopened bags of potato and other chips.
Another nice thing is they solicit topics from their audience and I hope to come up with a question worthy enough for their show. If you are looking for a new podcast, I recommend you scroll through their list of episode and find one that interests you, I am sure it will result in you listening to more episodes.