Rumor Flies

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

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710 - Snopes: "Even Snopes goes on Rumor Flies!"

We have a very special season finale for y’all: an interview with the founder and owner of Snopes, David Mikkelson! David talks to us about the origins and early days of Snopes, their methodology for choosing topics and researching them, and the challenges they face in the current socio-political climate. He also tells us some of his favorite “myths that won’t die” and “unbelievably true” stories. Join us for an investigative episode of Rumor Flies!

**NSFW at ~44:30. Not for the squeamish.**

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709 - History: Crocodile Dungdee

Join for the penultimate episode of season 7! Did the Egyptians worship cats as gods? Were the pyramids built by slaves? Was crocodile dung used as a contraceptive? Find out on this ancient episode of Rumor Flies!

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708 - Tech: Cellular Panic

Scared of brain drain from your smart phone? Getting scammed by big cellular? Find out if technology is scarier than the media is telling us it is, and a few tips on how to properly maintain your devices on this week’s Rumor Flies!

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707 - Movies: Cursed Productions

The Exorcist, The Omen, and Poltergeist: three famous horror films (and a mixed bag of remakes) plagued with very real tragedies and many urban legends to compliment. Join us as we dive into the myths - and sad realities - surrounding these iconic horror films on this week’s Rumor Flies!

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706 - Misquotes: Choo Choo Twain

“RUMOR FLIES NEVER TOLD A LIE” - George Washington, probably.

Join us for famous (mis)quotes! Did Marie Antoinette retort, “Let them eat cake”? Did Churchill insult basically everyone around him constantly? How many false attributions has Mark Twain garnered? Join us for this erroneously-quoted episode of Rumor Flies!

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610 - The Holidays: Soccer at Verdun

THE SEASON FINALE IS HERE! Did German and British troops play soccer together at Christmas during WWI? What are the true origins of Santa Claus? Who the hell were the Three Wise Men? Find out on this cozy, fireside holiday episode of Rumor Flies!

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607 - History: I am a Generous Oscar

Did 300 Spartans face off against the Persian army? Did Archimedes create the first laser? How accurate are our portrayals of ninjas? Find out these answers and more on this historic episode of Rumor Flies!

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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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507 - Pirate Myths

Yarrr, mateys! Did pirates talk like we think they did? Why did pirates use eyepatches? Was Blackbeard all myth, all truth, or somewhere in between? Join us on this high seas-sailing episode Rumor Flies

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404 - History: Taft Tub and Jumbo

Historical myths of monumental-proportions! We explore some individuals and the legends that surround them. Was Napoleon Bonaparte actually short in stature? Did Hitler have unique sexual proclivities? Did President Taft get stuck in a bathtub? Find out on a very special episode of Rumor Flies!

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

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"

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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!