Rumor Flies

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Rumor Flies comically addresses the origins, evolution, and veracity of your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions. Tune in every week for more research, stories, and unsolicited commentary! Participation encouraged.

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Bonus: Fyre Fest, ft. Movie-Go-Round!

Oh snap that’s right! It’s some between-season goodness, featuring the awesome folks at Movie-Go-Round! Brett, Nicole, and David join me (Greg) to discuss not the one, but the TWO Fyre Fest documentaries. We discuss the festival, the documentaries, and dive into the pros and cons of both films. Is it ok to pay your subject 6 figures for his story about conning people? Is it ok for the media team behind the festival to be involved in the documentary production? Who’s to blame? Let us know your thoughts!

Check out Movie-Go-Round on their website and wherever podcasts can be found! Also, follow the gang on twitter! Brett, Nicole, David.

Did you know we are now on Spotify!?

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601 - Facebook Roundup!

Facebook myths (and otherwise!) are on the menu! Did a Popeyes manager mix cocaine into the breading? Did a man survive a year without food? Did Buzz Aldrin say we never went to the moon? Join us for a fabricated episode of Rumor Flies!

As always, you can find the show notes here.

Check out Historical Blindess! They do an awesome show and can be found on basically every major podcast platform!

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We are part of the Dark Myths collective. Head on over and check out some amazing shows!

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506 - Holden McNeely and Video Game Myths

Did Atari bury millions of copies of the alleged "worst game of all time" in the desert? Does blowing on game cartridges/cleaning discs with toothpaste "fix" them? Are those secret characters you heard about true? 

We are thrilled to be joined by Holden McNeely! Holden is the co-host of Wizard and the Bruiser, has an awesome Twitch stream, is an avid writer, and more. Check his work out!

As always, you can find the show notes here.

Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.

We are part of the Dark Myths collective. Head on over and check out some amazing shows!

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501 - Facebook Roundup: Bogus Bitcoin

We are back with our analysis of "fake news" on facebook! We break down misleading headlines, look for the original rumor mills, and discuss more in this season 5 opening spectacular! 

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As always, you can find the show notes here!

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We are still (despite ) a part of the Dark Myths collective. Head on over and check out some amazing shows!

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406 - Sayings: xX420YoLoXx Edition

Despite Greg's concerns and warnings, we are now doing an episode on sayings! What is the origin of calling someone a "cracker"? How about "handicapped"? What exactly is the "rule of thumb"? Find out on this week's tip-toe-y Rumor Flies!

Listen here, on iTunes, or virtually any platform where podcasts are listened to!

Check out our brand new Patreon! Please consider contributing and/or sharing our page! We've already launched 2 special newsletters AND an exclusive episode comes out this week!

Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma!  As always you can find our show notes here.

We are still (somehow) a part of the Dark Myths collective. Head on over and check out some amazing shows!

403 - Snapple Fact Check!

Remember all those factoids you read under Snapple caps (or maybe you never had a Snapple - your loss)? Welcome to the first ever "Snapple Fact Check"! We grabbed multiple random "facts" and investigated them. Join us as we investigate these delicious claims in a very special episode of Rumor Flies

*Note: We are in no way affiliated with, sponsored by, or working with Snapple in any way, shape, or form.

This week's musical track/guest: "Renewed" - Sam Quick

Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma!  As always you can find our show notes here.

We are still (somehow) a part of the Dark Myths collective. Head on over and check out some amazing shows!

402 - Forensics! (pt. 2)

Forensics myths continued! We continue our discussion of forensic myths with subjects the mind/profile of a "psychopath"? How long does it take do get a DNA sample? Is it even useful? Find out on a very special episode of Rumor Flies!

Check out The Mad Scientist Podcast! They are awesome! 

Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma!  As always you can find our show notes here.

We are still (somehow) a part of the Dark Myths collective. Head on over and check out some amazing shows!

401 - Facebook Round-Up

We are back with SEASON FOUR! What constitutes "Fake News"? Have you shared any by accident? What are some of the giveaways of false or misleading news? Join us as we explore this subject and some of our favorite headlines on this week's Rumor Flies

A New Winter: https://soundcloud.com/a-new-winter

Strange Matters: http://www.strangematterspodcast.com/

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307 - Aphrodisiacs: Cosmo Edition

Are there aphrodisiacs out there that are truly effective? Can "Cosmopolitan" provide useful information on your sex life? How immature can 3 dudes get while exploring this subject? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this week's Rumor Flies

This week's musical guest: Killer Bee - Luvsick

Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on itunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma!  As always you can find our show notes here

302 - Rome ft. Daniele Bolelli

We are so incredibly thrilled, humbled, excited, and many other adjectives, to announce our special guest: Daniele Bolelli! Some of you may recognize him from his podcasts, History on Fire and The Drunken Taoist. Daniele generously donated his time and academic background to discuss common myths and misconceptions about Rome! 

Did Nero play the fiddle as Rome burned? What actually is a "vomitorium"? Were all gladiators slaves? Come find out on this very special episode of Rumor Flies!

This week's musical guest/track: Aiua - "World Outside Ourselves"

As always you can find our show notes here.

Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on itunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma!