Over the last four years I've asked thousands of people from around the world about the absolute craziest shit that has ever happened to them. I've interviewed jaded mercenaries, rape and sexual slavery survivors, terrorists, garbage collectors, Nigerian internet scammers, and just about every kind of sex worker you can dream up (and many kinds you never could). Their stories have shocked and amazed millions of people. But throughout hundreds of articles, one thing has bugged me:
The best part of a good story is the storyteller's voice.
Some people are natural storytellers -- they could talk about their trip to the grocery store and make it sound fascinating. But everyone, absolutely everyone on this planet, is capable of telling a great story about something insane that they witnessed with their own eyes. Doctors and nurses, for example, are too busy learning how to save lives to waste time taking a "how to tell a funny story" class. But if you buy one a beer, they'll be full of incredible stories that only they can tell properly.
That brings us to Cracked Gets Personal, the new podcast we're launching today, on this very page you're reading right now. Our first episode is full of crazy stories from emergency medical workers. We've got harrowing tales of stupid injuries, heartbreaking disaster stories, and countless sagas about dumb people shoving things inside themselves. Like, so many things. So sit back, relax, enjoy the butt stuff, and then join us again next week. The first 2 episodes of season one of Cracked Gets Personal are available now and the remaining 8 will release every Wednesday until mid-October, and while I don't want to spoil anything, I think it's safe to say that there's more butt stuff on the horizon.
Check out episode 2 of Cracked Gets Personal here, where my co-host Brandon Johnson and I talk to three former pain pill addicts about the opioid epidemic.
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