On this week's minisode, Jack O'Brien & Michael Swaim discuss how comedy ages, the idea of a comedy vanishing point in culture, and the connection between comedy and the Flynn effect.
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We love babies, and we're also horrified by all that they imply.
On today's podcast, Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, David Wong, and Alex Schmidt sit down for a podcast about the unexpected sampling errors that populate our life.
Hollywood's villains are the luckiest people on the damn planet.
Today on the podcast Jack O'Brien, Dan O'Brien, and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) discuss some of the more deceiving statistics in our world.
Why don't heroes have parents? Think about it: From Harry Potter to Luke Skywalker, orphans make up a dominant percentage of the heroic population.
We're the reason self-help gurus get to spout their B.S.
On today's podcast, Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, Dan O'Brien and Robert Evans talk about the unsung heroes of our world.
On today's podcast, Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, Soren Bowie, and Michael Swaim discuss the exceptional people who built our world, and the exceptionally weird things that made them brilliant.
The critically-acclaimed series with the happiest ending we've seen recently was 'Breaking Bad.' What does that say about us?
The human memory is just terrible.
Have you ever noticed how some actors do the same weird things in every movie? Michael Douglas only works as a modern man, John Hamm only works if the film is set in the past, and no audience on earth believes Tom Cruise as a father.
In today's podcast, Jack O'Brien and Alex Schmidt talk about Brazil's upcoming disastrous World Cup, and how soccer games routinely push millions of citizens to riot in the streets.
Nothing stays the same, but some of history's biggest changes have some surprising sources.
With all respect to Chuck Norris, has he ever carved his way out of an ice cave with an ice pick made of his own poop?
Why is Hollywood allergic to female protagonists? It's not a conspiracy.
You're being mind-controlled right now, and not by the CIA or NSA.
Deep down we're all hardwired for narcissism.
What is love? That's the question Cracked's married-est editors Jack O'Brien, Soren Bowie and Kristi Harrison set out to answer in today's podcast.
Get ready for a crash course in how some of the worst ideas manage to live forever.
In this week's podcast, Jack O'Brien, Michael Swaim and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) talk about the greatest unacknowledged superpowers in film.
Ever wonder why some movies and musicians hold up 10 or 20 years later, while others Kevin-Costner away into obscurity?
Jack O'Brien and David Wong chart some of the faulty logic in their cheery resolutions and how the messages of charity and goodwill toward men are poorly conveyed through these holiday classics.
Jack O'Brien calls up Executive Editor Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) to have a discussion about how fake procedures in movies have real-world implications.
David Wong joins Cracked Editor-in-Chief Jack O'Brien for a discussion about the curious case of millennials.
In part one of a two-part discussion, we offer alternate endings in lieu of some famously awful ones.
What the organization of your keyboard has in common with those classes they offer at Apple stores, and the amazing post-apocalyptic movie that got edited out of your history classes.