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This Podcast Doesn't Exist

140 EpisodesProduced by Shannon McCarthy and Emma Kiely-HampsonWebsite

Do aliens exist? Was that Elvis who officiated your Vegas wedding actually Elvis? What if Bigfoot is really a family of cave-dwelling humans from the dark ages? We're just two best friends with so many questions about the world. Join us as each week we tell each other the weirdest unsolved, unimagin… read more


Ep. 7: Hairball Awareness Day: The Lies Your Parents Told You

This week Shannon lightens the mood with the lies your parents told you as a kid. Emma screams, Shannon waxes poetic on Santa and hairballs, and we get to hear from a special guest! Listen along to what you thought you'd never know the answers to. 


CNN: “Chocolate milk definitely doesn't come from brown cows -- but some adults think otherwise” by Nancy Coleman (
The Conversation: “Lies about Santa? They could be good for your child” by Kristen Dunfield ( “7 Common Swimming Pool Myths Busted” (
Mayo Clinic: “Mayo Clinic Minute: Should you wait 30 minutes to swim after eating?” by Ian Roth (
The Smithsonian: “A WWII Propaganda Campaign Popularized the Myth That Carrots Help You See in the Dark” by K. Annabelle Smith (
The World Carrot Museum (
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Scientific American: “Fact or Fiction?: Chewing Gum Takes Seven Years to Digest” by John Matson ( “20 Strange Habits That Kids Have (Explained By Scientists)” by Layne G. (
(CW: Super gross medical photos) National Museum of Health and Medicine: “Hairballs: Myths And Realities Behind Some Medical Curiosities” (

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