Cursed Knowledge

Cursed Knowledge

Thanks! I Hate It!

New style, new host, same life ruining knowledge. Have you ever learned something and immediately regretted it? Maybe it was too gross, too scary, or straight up broke how you see the world. For whatever reason, it solidified that ignorance is bliss and knowledge is a curse. Well, Ben and Harper want to share those moments of cursed knowledge with you. Each episode of Cursed Knowledge will explore we explore a fact-is-stranger-than-fiction story and break it down to reveal both the lies and the truth.

All The Cursed Knowledge

Cursed Knowledge #14: In Defense of Marie Antoinette

By Harper Hunt | October 3, 2022

Marie Antoinette has a rather interesting historical footprint. For all that her image is iconic and her reputation infamous, it’s not all the truth. The real Marie Antoinette has been lost to the Cartoon of Marie Antoinette™. So I want to show you a glimpse at the real person behind the cartoon and take a closer look at how her cartoon got started.

Cursed Knowledge #13: Subverting Censorship

By Harper Hunt | September 20, 2022

The Golden Age of Hollywood was full of drama. On and off screen. It was the age of carefully cultivated images. Fake names and secret procedures. And it was the age of censorship. The Hays Code and the censorship office had more influence on the film industry than any actor, director, or producer ever could. They had full control over what Hollywood made. Well, almost. There were still a few loopholes left to exploit.

Cursed Knowledge #12: Resurrectionists

By Harper Hunt | August 24, 2022

What’s in a name? Quite a bit actually. Names and titles can be all that’s needed to make some one a hero or a villain. So we’re looking at some villains who never got their proper title. People who were able to hide behind social standing and wealth to excuse their crimes.

Cursed Knowledge #11: Locks of Love

By Harper Hunt | July 26, 2022

Locks of Love is one of the most well known and well regarded charities in America. But things aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes the smokescreen of Common Knowledge can obscure what’s really going on. So join me in a look behind the curtain at America’s most beloved charity.

Cursed Knowledge #10: This Podcast Never Happened

By Harper Hunt | April 21, 2022

We’ve all fallen victim to a bad retcon at some point in our lives. It’s Sherlock Holmes coming back from the dead. It’s the reveal that an entire season of Dallas was only a dream. It’s the author changing their mind and trying to convince you that it’s all part of the plan. I don’t buy it. And neither should you.

Cursed Knowledge #9: Cat Eyes, Full Ass, Can’t Smile

By Harper Hunt | March 10, 2022

We’ve all felt insecure about our looks at one point or another. Especially in our chronically online world where how you look can be your whole brand. So with plastic surgery rates on the rise, let’s peel back the layers of this industry and see how information (and lies) about procedures spread and examine the real price of beauty.

Cursed Knowledge #8: Bad Publicity

By Harper Hunt | February 7, 2022

Someone once said there’s no such thing as bad publicity. With all due respect, this person is an idiot. Publicity, both good and bad, can have major ramifications. Even if you don’t play a part in creating it.

Cursed Knowledge #7: Birkin Bags

By Harper Hunt | January 7, 2022

Birkin bags are one of the ultimate symbols of status. But how did that happen? And are they worth the hype?

Cursed Knowledge #6: F*ck Almonds

By Harper Hunt | November 16, 2021

Move over Hollywood! Almonds are one of the most lucrative and fastest growing industries in California. Unfortunately they’re not as good for us as you’d think.

Cursed Knowledge #5: Hot Coffee

By Harper Hunt | September 2, 2021

The McDonalds Hot Coffee lawsuit is the archetypal example of nonsense litigation. But there’s a lot more to the story than most people know.