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Bananas

Kurt Braunohler and Scotty Landes discuss the strange, fascinating, and just plain bananas news from around the world.

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Bananas After Dark with Lauren Cook

Lauren Cook joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about a man who was bit by a shark, spider and alligator, a maid of honor who almost ran over the best man, a teen who reported their stolen fake ID and then got arrested, a teen who was reunited with lost pet rooster after a Civil War reenactment and a movie based on the Uno card game!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 14mins

23 Feb 2021

Rank #1

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Laws Off My Paws! with Sherry Cola

Sherry Cola joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about one of the world’s dullest men, a maraschino cherry factory in New York, a guy who pretended to not know what a potato was, the weirdest animal laws in America and a woman who chugged a bottle of cognac because she couldn’t take it through airport security!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54mins

9 Feb 2021

Rank #2

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Twinsies!

Kurt and Scotty talk about penguins who were kicked out a sushi restaurant twice, twins separated at birth, a man who installed 11 speed bumps on his street, a man who was being fired and brought a clown for emotional support, a wife who stabbed her husband after finding old sex photos and Idaho’s rejected personalized license plates!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

2 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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Livin’ in O’Hare with Raiza Licea

Raiza Licea joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about a directory on which animals fart and which don’t, a man who lived at O’Hare airport for months, the religion behind Sleepytime Tea, a thief who stole a car with a kid in it and a girl who used a toy unicorn passport to travel!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

26 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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Zero Gravity Lizard Orgy with Jessica Chaffin

Jessica Chaffin joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about a rogue satellite full of geckos, turning a Peloton into a sex toy, a 6 ton potato AirBnb, a man who runs cold water over pizza to cool it down and a woman who was hit by the infamous Dave Matthews tour bus shitwave!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

19 Jan 2021

Rank #5

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Talking Turkeys with Sue Bird

WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about the butthole version of Cats, a person who turned their shed into a restaurant, a student who caused chaos testing engagement rings, the aggressive wild turkey in Oakland who was finally captured, an automatic camera mistaking a ref’s head for the ball and a woman who gave cops an unusual fake name!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51mins

10 Nov 2020

Rank #6

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Big Holes with Beth Stelling

Comedian Beth Stelling joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about a man who dug a big hole in his garden and refused to get out, the Mountain Dew cocktail, the Ig Nobel Prize winners, a secret man-cave under Grand Central, a 15 year old who stole a tram and parents getting naked and high and accidentally bombing their kids' Zoom classes!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

6 Oct 2020

Rank #7

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Bananas Family Values with Corina Newsome

Corina Newsome (ornithologist and birder) join Kurt and Scotty to talk about a man who fought a wasp nest with fire, Busta Rhymes’ island, a naked man arrested for repeatedly going through the Taco Bell drive-thru, the mole man of Hackney, threatened Sage Grouse and a woman who married her adopted son, committed murder and WAY more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

8 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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Traffic Mimes with Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich (new book Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It) chat with Kurt and Scotty about a hostage situation and a Joaquin Phoenix documentary, a man who pretends to be his own prosecutor, a jeweler burying a million dollars worth of goods, a garage cut in half over a dispute and a mayor's interesting ways to solve some problems!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

25 Aug 2020

Rank #9

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Jimmy the Arm Weiner with Mandee Johnson

Mandee Johnson (new book Super Serious!) joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about a man who is growing a new penis on his arm, a goat who stole Skittles from a 7/11, a woman who hired a fake hitman, a spider that caused a crash, a man dressed as a cow who steals milk from a Walmart and the obituary of a woman who hated Tom Brady!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

18 Aug 2020

Rank #10

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Chainsaw Baboons with Atsuko Okatsuka

Atsuko Okatsuka (Let's Go, Atsuko!) joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about chainsaw wielding baboons, man who forced a first date to help him rob a bank, a plaque commemorating a sherbet explosion, Venice gondola tours dealing with overweight tourists, McDonalds vs. cheating on your partner and a man grabbing a bull by it’s horns!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59mins

11 Aug 2020

Rank #11

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Assquatchin’ with Franchesca Ramsey

Franchesca Ramsey (MTV's Decoded, The Nightly Show, author) joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about taxidermists turning deer butts into assquatches, a woman in a relationship with a ghost who wants to have a baby, a fox that stole over a hundred shoes, putting potatoes up your butt to cure hemorrhoids, emus getting banned from a pub and the oldest person to ever go skydiving!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54mins

4 Aug 2020

Rank #12

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Penis Candle Mogul Murder with Mamrie Hart

Mamrie Hart joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about a Spanish penis candle mogul who is accused of manslaughter, a nude sunbather who was mistaken for a dead body, a treasure that was hidden for ten years, extreme mating killing marsupials, ducks that may battle locust swarms and an author about serial killers who turned out to be a serial liarSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

23 Jun 2020

Rank #13

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Famous Boozy Pigs with Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about a parrot that told a firefighter to fuck off, a woman who ate her engagement ring, a famous boozy pig who sadly passed away, men hired for a sexual fantasy who went to the wrong address, an aquarium that had to cancel an octopus sex act due to cannibalism concerns, and a drunk man who floated down a river for seven miles.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

16 Jun 2020

Rank #14

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Blind Goose Love Triangle with Dani Fernandez

Dani Fernandez joins Kurt and Scotty to discuss stories about a bi-sexual blind goose who was in a love triangle, a mistaken bomb threat at a Home Depot, American Girl using the likeness of an astrophysicist for a doll, a paperboy attacked by a goat, a man rescued after trying to travel to Kentucky on a log, a guy that camped in Disney World during the quarantine, Kim Jong Un getting drunk, and a women who breastfeeds her boyfriend!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

26 May 2020

Rank #15

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Robot Gorilla Farts with Karen Kilgariff

Karen Kilgariff joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about a robot gorilla that recorded gorilla farts, a giant tomato, a raccoon tail, a judo group’s van attempting to be robbed, a Spanish journalist who gets caught cheating on live TV and a story about a man who is determined to get as many free nuggets as possible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55mins

19 May 2020

Rank #16

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Miniature Donkey Video Calls with Emily V. Gordon

Emily V. Gordon joins Kurt and Scotty to talk a woman who pees alcohol, a sheep that went missing for years, a mini donkey that does video calls and more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

12 May 2020

Rank #17

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Dead Cat Drone with Albertina Rizzo

Albertina Rizza joins Kurt and Scotty and talk about dolphins helping with alien communication, a dead cat turned into a drone and much more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50mins

5 May 2020

Rank #18

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My Maine Man! with Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli (Emily's Wonder Lab on Netflix) joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about building a sperm bank on the moon, a woman who thought she had Crohn’s disease, a three headed taxidermy duckling, a lost tourist who ended up in Maine instead of San Francisco and a man who only drank beer for Lent!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

23 Mar 2021

Rank #19

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Cows, Tattoos, and OnlyFans with Madeleine Byrne

Madeleine Byrne joins Kurt and Scotty to talk about an incident involving a dog, cow and cop, the dumbest tattoos people have gotten, a listing on Zillow for the worst house on the street, a man who staged his own kidnapping to avoid work and a kid kicked out of school over their mom’s OnlyFans account!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

16 Mar 2021

Rank #20