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Join Brenna and Jordan weekly as they take an entertaining deep dive into unique, surprising, and obscure subcultures. New episodes Wednesdays.

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Episode 111: Food Phobias

July 26th, 2023


Jordan investigates a group of people with a lesser-known eating disorder: fear of food. Brenna cannot relate. At all.

This week's drinking game:

Episode 110: iDollators

July 12th, 2023


Brenna examines the group of men who prefer silicone over flesh. Jordan asks about the history of fleshlights.

This week's drinking game:

  • Brenna or …

Episode 109: Ignorant Achievers

June 28th, 2023


Jordan explains how many of humanity's greatest achievements - from athletics to statistics - have been discovered by accident. Brenna touts herself …

Episode 108: Punslingers

June 14th, 2023


Brenna describes the time-honored tradition of linguistic comedy. Jordan doesn't play along. He does play a short.

This week's drinking game:

  • You …

Episode 107: Thrifty Six Flaggers

May 31st, 2023


Reminder: Subscurity is now on a bi-weekly release schedule! Next episode: 6/14.

Jordan highlights our new friend Dylan, who was able to save up …

Episode 106: The Satanic Temple

May 17th, 2023


Announcement: Going forward, Subscurity is moving to bi-weekly episodes! Catch us every other Wednesday going forward! Next episode: March 31.

In today's episode, Brenna does some half-assed research on the …

Episode 105: Super Recognizers

May 10th, 2023


Jordan describes the 1-2 percent of people who are extremely adept at recognizing faces. Brenna, once again, expresses her interest in being a spy.

Instead of a drinking game, try the Super Recognizer test this week:

Episode 104: World Beard & Moustache Association

May 3rd, 2023


Brenna combs through the very fine details of competitive bearding. Jordan makes fun of Brenna's lisp.

This week's drinking game:

  • Brenna sounds …

Episode 103: Ghost Employees

April 26th, 2023


Jordan explains the clandestine practice of getting paid to do nothing. Brenna remembers being bamboozled.

This week's drinking game:

  • Brenna …

Episode 102: Juggalos

April 19th, 2023


Brenna covers the long awaited subculture of Juggalos, the fans of Insane Clown Posse. Jordan changes his mind.

This week's drinking game:

  • Jordan …

Episode 101: Time Travelers

April 12th, 2023


Jordan, thanks to folks visiting from the future, informs the audience that something bad will happen in February 2024. Brenna contemplates time and …

Episode 100: Single Positivity Movement

April 5th, 2023


Brenna uses the 100th episode to put out a personals ad, while also reassuring the audience that she is very happy being single. Jordan tells Brenna …

Episode 99: Whittier, Alaska

March 29th, 2023


Jordan describes the picturesque, yet very remote, town in Alaska where everyone lives in one building. Brenna weighs the pros and cons.

This week's …

Episode 98: Hump! Film Festival

March 22nd, 2023


Brenna's journalistic integrity shines through as she recounts 90 minutes of homemade porn, all of which she considers "artsy." Jordan reveals his …

Episode 97: Superstitions

March 15th, 2023


Jordan takes another liberal interpretation of the term "subculture" to examine various superstitions around the world. Brenna empathisizes with …

Episode 96: Procrastinors' Club of America

March 8th, 2023


Brenna does some last-minute research on people who make a habit of putting things off. Jordan commits to editing the episode before it's due.

This …

Episode 95: Death Doulas

March 1st, 2023


It doesn't have to be scary.Jordan walks us through the process of those who help us into the afterlife. Brenna expresses adoration for movies with …

Episode 94: Blood Boys

February 22nd, 2023


Brenna biohacks her way into the completely ethical way Silicon Valley millionaires use blood donations in an attempt to stay young. Jordan ponders …

Episode 93: Michelin Inspectors

February 15th, 2023


Jordan explains the arduous - and highly subjective - process of becoming an official Michelin star reviewer. Brenna realizes what her (latest) …

Episode 92: Death Fakers

February 8th, 2023


Brenna shares stories of people who have, unsuccessfully, tried to fake their own deaths. Jordan details his new favorite reality show, Milf Manor.

Episode 91: Magicians' Assistants

February 1st, 2023


Jordan elevates the unsung heroes of magic: the assistants. Brenna recounts her traumatic story of being held hostage (yes, for real).

This week's …

Episode 90: Prison Girlfriends

January 25th, 2023


Brenna investigates the women who turn to an alternative source for love - prison inmates. Jordan reflects on his days of crime.

This week's …

Episode 89: Testicle Festival

January 18th, 2023


Jordan shares his passion for local delicacies, specifically of the reproductive kind. Brenna solves the growing partisan divide in the US.

This …

Episode 88: Tradwives

January 11th, 2023


Brenna examines the growing TikTok trend of women who want to return to a simpler, better time - where women adhered to their calling as wives, mothers, and homemakers. Jordan reminds Brenna that her opinion doesn't …

Episode 87: Festivus

January 4th, 2023


Jordan describes the somewhat traumatizing real-life story of Festivus, which began 30 years before Seinfeld made it a cultural phenomenon. Brenna …

Episode 86: Flat Earthers

December 28th, 2022


Brenna gives a much-needed platform to the growing movement of people trying to prove the earth is flat. Jordan doesn't even pretend to be open-minded about this (because the earth is not flat, FYI).

This week's …

Episode 85: Competitive Skee-Ball

December 21st, 2022


Jordan dispels any misconceptions you might have about the origins of Skee-Ball. Brenna does her best Oprah impression.

This week's drinking game:

Episode 84: Lightning Strike Survivors

December 14th, 2022


Brenna details what it's like to be one of the few people hit by lightning. Jordan doesn't think it sounds that bad.

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Episode 83: Real-Life Superheroes

December 7th, 2022


Jordan spotlights our own real, local superheroes, not to be confused with vigillantes. Brenna wants to know who makes the costumes.

This week's …

Episode 82: Mother's Milk

November 30th, 2022


Brenna explains how some people, for some reason, drink breastmilk well beyond childhood. Jordan milks this episode for boob jokes.

This week's …

Episode 81: Letterboxing

November 23rd, 2022


Jordan hopes to kickstart a hobby of old - much like a modern-day scavenger hunt. Brenna is convinced she could win any anagram word game.

This …

Episode 80: Celestial Seasonings

November 16th, 2022


Brenna spills the tea about a secret cult behind a common household staple. Jordan endorses Ron DeSantis for 2024.

This week's drinking game:

Episode 79: Revenge Poopers

November 9th, 2022


Jordan shares stories of people who retaliate in the form of defecation. Brenna shares one of her life philosophies.

This week's drinking game:

  • A …

Episode 78: Groupies

November 2nd, 2022


Brenna gives advice - that she's never taken - on how to get backstage with the band. Jordan recounts being felt up by the Secret Service.

This …

Episode 77: Chuck Tingle's Buckaroos

October 26th, 2022


Jordan takes another liberal interpretation of the term "subculture" to discuss his all-time favorite author, Chuck Tingle. Brenna knows the next …

Episode 76: Mole People

October 19th, 2022


Brenna goes beneath the surface to understand the group of people who create their own underground communities. Jordan struggles to comprehend that …

Episode 75: Short Kings

October 12th, 2022


Jordan provides a lengthy explanation of the lengths some men will take to lengthen themselves. (Otherwise known as limb lengthening surgery.) …

Episode 74: Survivor Edgic

October 5th, 2022


Brenna delves into her favorite show of all time, Survivor, and specifically the community dedicated to using media & statistical analysis to …

Episode 73: Trip Sitters

September 28th, 2022


Jordan discusses the society of people who help guide others through psychedelic experiences. Brenna advocates to legalize all drugs. Except meth.

Episode 72: Intactivists

September 21st, 2022


Brenna explains the growing anti-circumcision activist movement. Jordan talks about his penis.

This week's drinking game:

  • Jordan talks about his …

Episode 71: AI-Assisted Authors

September 14th, 2022


Jordan sounds the alarm on the rapidly evolving capabilities of artificial intelligence. Brenna tries to find the silver lining.

This week's …

Episode 70: Quiet Quitting

September 7th, 2022


Brenna jumps on the very topical bandwagon of rejecting the hustle culture. Jordan gets caught up in the semantics.

This week's drinking game:

Episode 69: Saturation Divers

August 31st, 2022


Jordan dives into the incredibly risky world of those who go to depths of 1,000 feet below sea level for their day job. Brenna is reminded of a …

Episode 68: Murderinos

August 24th, 2022


Brenna tries to ride the coattails of success of the My Favorite Murder podcast. Jordan expresses fear of being drafted.

This week's drinking game:

Episode 67: Quidditch (aka Quadball)

August 17th, 2022


Jordan delves into the real-life world of competitive Quidditch players (yes, from Harry Potter) and explains how the game has evolved over the …

Episode 66: Lawsuits Against God

August 10th, 2022


Brenna shares the tales of people who have taken legal action against the All Powerful. Jordan laments the demise of democracy as we know it.

This …

Episode 65: Lemuria

August 3rd, 2022


Jordan explains the belief system that, within Mount Shasta, there exists a fifth-dimensional enlightened civilization. Brenna makes some sick pop …

Episode 64: Child Prodigies

July 27th, 2022


Brenna takes an autobiographical approach to this episode, reflecting on her time as a child prodigy. Jordan reflects on his socially awkward …

Episode 63: Murder Mysteries

July 20th, 2022


Jordan probes into the trend of murder mystery parties, specifically that of the burgeoning role-playing Chinese version called "jubensha." Brenna …

Episode 62: Single Mothers by Choice

July 13th, 2022


Brenna describes the growing community of women who choose to be single parents. Jordan condones parenthood, but Brenna doesn't recommend it.

This …

Episode 61: Honey Trapping

July 6th, 2022


Jordan investigates the investigators of infidelity - specifically, people who try to get you to cheat! Brenna reveals her dream job is being an …

Episode 60: Freegans

June 29th, 2022


Brenna dives (metaphorically, that is) into the anti-capitalist and anti-waste movement of freeganism. Jordan admits to being a consumerist whore.

Episode 59: Financial Modeling World Cup

June 22nd, 2022


Jordan "double clicks" into the exciting world of Excel e-Sports. Brenna hails Excel as the backbone of our society.

This week's drinking game:

  • The …

Episode 58: Yelp Elite Squad

June 15th, 2022


Brenna goes behind the scenes of the exclusive group of online reviewers that may have more influence over where you eat than you know! Jordan discloses that he happens to be one of these influencers, sort of.

This …

Episode 57: Bikini Baristas

June 8th, 2022


Jordan uncovers the stories of women who serve coffee in very little clothing - a topic that both hosts are enthusiastic about. Brenna recalls her …

Episode 56: Reality Shifting

June 1st, 2022


Brenna describes the growing phenomenon of people who, literally, mentally shift into another reality. Jordan discusses aphantasia and lucid …

Episode 55: Plane Spotters

May 25th, 2022


Jordan discusses the increasingly popular pastime of observing and tracking planes. Brenna expresses disdain for Elon Musk.

This week's drinking …

Episode 54: Twins Day Festival

May 18th, 2022


Brenna details the world's largest gathering of twins (and multiples), which happens annually in Twinsburg, OH. Jordan wonders if the two podcast …

Episode 53: Dumbphones

May 11th, 2022

Jordan explains how our societal dependence on smartphones has pushed some people back to an earlier, simpler time. Brenna recommends a book she …

Episode 52: Fart Fetishists

May 4th, 2022


Brenna realizes that it's been almost a year since we covered a fetish, so she takes us down the path of understanding eproctophilia, otherwise …

Episode 51: Book Ban Busters

April 27th, 2022


Jordan - the person, not the country - discusses the small but increasing war being waged on books in the U.S. Brenna practices her Spanish language …

Episode 50: Tablescaping

April 20th, 2022


Brenna recounts, in detail, her recent and enthralling viewing of the documentary, "Set!" Jordan asks Brenna about her experience in sensory …

Episode 49: Cyborgs

April 13th, 2022


Jordan takes his interest in biohacking to a whole new level, discussing the group of people who have implanted RFID chips into their bodies all in …

Episode 48: Reddit Mods

April 6th, 2022


Brenna dives into the world of volunteers who control what you do - or don't - see, on the "Front Page of the Internet." Jordan rants about Russian …

Episode 47: Conlangers

March 30th, 2022


Jordan narrates the history of fabricated - or constructed - languages. Brenna parle francais un peu.

This week's drinking game:

  • A word you don't …

Episode 46: WitchTok

March 23rd, 2022


Brenna demistifies the mystical world of online witches, a growing community on TikTok. An appendix-less Jordan surpsingly doesn't cast doubt on …

Episode 45: Sole Survivors

March 16th, 2022


Jordan inexplicably chooses to discuss the group of 14 people who have the distinct honor of being sole survivors from commercial plane crashes. …

Episode 44: Disney Adults

March 9th, 2022


Brenna uncovers the magical world of adults whose identities revolve almost entirely around Disney. Jordan recounts a past relationship.

This week's …

Episode 43: Interview Proxies

March 2nd, 2022


Jordan explains his fascination with people who will hire someone else to do their interviews. Brenna says that this job - surprisingly - is …

Episode 42: Elite Professional Matchmakers

February 23rd, 2022


Brenna delves into the careers of people who find love for others - as long as they can pay a price. Jordan describes Brenna's ideal life partner.

Episode 41: Ice Cream Trucks

February 16th, 2022


Jordan describes the evolution of ice cream, ice cream trucks, and how they haven't always been used JUST to sell sweet treats. Brenna discusses …

Episode 40: Electromagnetic Resisters

February 9th, 2022


Brenna gives a brief explainer on how WiFi works, and how some people say they're extra sensitive to its signals. Jordan... disagrees.

This week's …

Episode 39: Card Counters

February 2nd, 2022


Jordan covers the origins and modern day applications of card counting. Brenna thinks she can master the skill in under a week.

This week's drinking …

Episode 38: Extreme Ironing

January 26th, 2022


Brenna examines how a mundane household chore exploded into a somewhat mainstream sport. Jordan wants to compete, but he jut has to learn how to …

Episode 37: Obscure Dating Sites

January 19th, 2022


Jordan details just some of the unique and niche dating sites on which you can find love. Brenna is willing to try some of them, if any listener out …

Episode 36: Mukbang

January 12th, 2022


Brenna discusses the rising phenomenon of on-camera eating for pleasure and views. Jordan describes his ideal last meal.

This week's drinking game:

Episode 35: Sea Shanties

January 5th, 2022


Jordan explains the history of sailors' songs at sea, which has evolved into a modern TikTok trend. Brenna blesses listeners with her singing.

This …

Episode 34: Cuddle Therapy

December 29th, 2021


Brenna goes behind the scenes of a new form of human connection, otherwise known as cuddle therapy. Jordan condemns toxic masculinity.

This week's …

Episode 33: Jelle's Marble Runs

December 22nd, 2021


Jordan describes the elaborate production of competitive marble racing, created by two Dutch brothers. Brenna provides the color commentary.

This …

Episode 32: Celebrity Ghostwriters

December 15th, 2021


Brenna highlights the secret world of writers who write speeches and books on behalf of celebrities, politicians, CEO's, and more. Jordan shares his …

Episode 31: DipConners

December 8th, 2021


Jordan discusses the community of people who love the game Diplomacy, so much so that they compete internationally. Brenna explains why she would …

Episode 30: Professional Mourners

December 1st, 2021


Brenna details both the ancient and modern traditions of professional funeral mourners. Jordan sobs uncontrollably at the thought of life without …

Episode 29: Jewish Mall Santas

November 24th, 2021


Jordan shares stories from the extremely niche group of Jewish mall santas. Brenna gives a history of Jordan and Brenna's safeword, which is not …

Episode 28: Dissectologists

November 17th, 2021


Brenna paints a (metaphorical) picture of people who take jigsaw puzzles to extreme lengths. Jordan confesses his true feelings about puzzles.

This …

Episode 27: Sacred Mushroom Cults

November 10th, 2021


Jordan tells the story of the historical Indigenous peoples whose sacred ritual involves what is now known as magic mushrooms, a drug that Brenna …

Episode 26: Haunt Actors

November 3rd, 2021


Brenna shares a behind-the-scenes look of the people who do the scaring at haunted houses. Jordan reveals his preference to be scared by existential …

Episode 25: Micronations

October 27th, 2021


Jordan recounts the history of people who declare themselves a sovereign nation. Brenna shares her firsthand tales from the front lines of CHAZ/CHOP.

Episode 24: Mermaiding

October 20th, 2021


Brenna meruses the group of mersons who are called to a life underwater. Jordan is merturbed.

This week's drinking game:

  • Brenna or Jordan makes a …

Episode 23: Fanfiction

October 13th, 2021


Jordan tracks the history of fanfiction from early copyright law to 50 Shades of Gray. Brenna reads her favorite Rob Gronkowski fanfiction.

This …

Episode 22: The Overemployed

October 6th, 2021


Brenna reveals the secret work-lives of people doubling up on white collar jobs. Jordan regrets not trying it.

Do you have an obscure subculture we …

Episode 21: Lottery Winners

September 29th, 2021


Jordan explains all the reasons why you might not actually want to win the lottery. Brenna begs for money.

Do you have an obscure subculture we …

Episode 20: Competitive Endurance Tickling

September 22nd, 2021


Brenna explains the surprisingly dark industry of competitive tickling. Jordan reveals that he has little in common with Tickle-Me-Elmo.

Do you have …

Episode 19: Bad Sex Writers

September 15th, 2021


Jordan does a literary deep dive into a not-so-coveted award for bad sex scenes. Brenna offers to do private readings for money.

Do you have an …

Episode 18: Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp

September 8th, 2021


Brenna discusses the community that has come to be known as the Psychic Capital of the World. Jordan gets the color of his aura interpreted.

Do you …

Episode 17: Air Budders

September 1st, 2021


Jordan explores the people who have exploited laws to the point the laws needed to be changed or amended. Brenna recounts her tales of crossing the …

Episode 16: Professional Bridesmaids

August 25th, 2021


Brenna considers a career change as she learns about the clandestine world of professional bridesmaids. Jordan shows vulnerability.

Do you have an …

Episode 15: Seattle Teriyaki

August 18th, 2021


Inspired by a recent lunch, Jordan delves into the history of teriyaki within Seattle. Brenna reveals yet another well-known movie she still hasn't …

Episode 14: Cannabis Churches

August 11th, 2021


Brenna prepares for this episode the best way she knows how - by getting stoned. Jordan recites the ten commandments... or is it twelve?

Do you have …

Episode 13: Spite Houses

August 4th, 2021


Jordan details the trend of people trying to get back at their neighbors in the most passive aggressive way possible. Brenna recounts tales of troublesome neighbors, and of being the troublesome neighbor at one point.

Episode 12: Bigfoot Hunters

July 28th, 2021


Brenna examines the group of people who dedicate their life to finding the mythical creature otherwise known as Bigfoot. Jordan tries his hardest to …

Episode 11: Raggare

July 21st, 2021


Jordan discusses the rather large community of people in Sweden who happen to be obsessed with American nostalgia. Brenna tries hard to feign …

Episode 10: Mormon Mommy Bloggers

July 14th, 2021


Brenna explains her fascination with the disproportionate amount of lifestyle bloggers and influencers who happen to be Mormon. Jordan laments his …

Episode 9: Retconners

July 7th, 2021


Jordan reveals the intriguing world of people who believe we are more or less living in the Matrix... a movie Brenna still hasn't seen.

Do you have …

Episode 8: Noodling

June 30th, 2021


Brenna investigates the people who blindly stick their arms in holes... to catch catfish. Jordan insists that there's no way this isn't sexual, …

Episode 7: Wikipedians

June 23rd, 2021


Jordan researches the world of people who, well, research just about everything. Brenna says they're the backbone of society. Unrelatedly, does …

Episode 6: Antinatalists

June 16th, 2021


Brenna discusses people who have a unique philosophical take on life itself, and Jordan takes a hard stance against it.

Do you have an obscure …

Episode 5: DIY Fecal Transplanters

June 9th, 2021


Jordan explains how far some people will go in order to feel better. Brenna wonders about the smell.

Do you have an obscure subculture we should …

Episode 4: Poultry People

June 2nd, 2021


Brenna dives deep into the world of competitive poultry shows, in which Jordan would like to be a judge.

Do you have an obscure subculture we should …

Episode 3: Spartan Madballers

May 26th, 2021


Jordan discovers a collegiate sport in which there are only three rules: The game lasts until three goals, three major injuries, or one death …

Episode 2: Looners

May 19th, 2021


Brenna explores how a group of people use balloons in very... non-traditional ways. Jordan reveals that he would get into this subculture for less …

Episode 1: The Law of One

May 12th, 2021


Jordan explains how a community of people received psychic communications from extraterrestrials explaining that we are actually all one being, and Brenna reveals her first encounter with alien life.

Do you have an …

Coming Soon - Subscurity

April 30th, 2021

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