How nervous are you to meet someone? Do you get more anxious, more sweaty, more heart rate-y? Now here's a thought experiment for you: how much would those feelings increase if you were meeting a famous person? And how weird would BOTH of you get if both of you were a famous person, thrown into each others' fame-auras? On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is exploring real-life tales of that situation. He's aided by special guest Jesse Thorn (Bullseye, Jordan Jesse Go, Judge John Hodgman, THE LIST GOES ON). They'll explore the surprisingly common phenomenon of two famous people meeting up, hanging out, and (often) having an extremely weird time together. So throw on your headphones for tales of everyone from Elvis to Amelia Earhart to The Artist Formerly Known As Prince having an odd hang with a fellow world-famous awkward person.

Footnotes:

Jesse Thorn's page on Maximum Fun, featuring his many incredible podcasts!

6 Real Celebrity Friendships Better Than Any Fan-Fiction (Cracked)

5 Surprising Relationships Between Historical Figures (Cracked)

Mind-Blowing Celebrity Connections That Seem Impossible (Cracked)

5 Shocking Facts That Will Change How You View Famous Photos (Cracked)

Elvis Presley's letter to Richard Nixon, 1970 (The Guardian)

Teaching Andy Warhol to Draw (PBS)

Nikita Khrushchev Goes to Hollywood (Smithsonian)

11 Peculiar Meetings Between Famous People (Mental Floss)

When The Beatles met Elvis Presley (BBC)

IMDb page for 'Help!' (1965 Beatles movie)

Truman Bowling Alley (The White House Museum)

Putting Green (White House Museum)

R.I.P. Dennis Farina: How a Chicago cop became a character actor (The Los Angeles Times)

WATCH: Ringo's "No More Fanmail" Video Is Still Utterly Bizarre (RadioX)

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