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 #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.

Cursed Knowledge #4: The Olympics

By Harper Hunt | August 16, 2021

The Olympic games are known as a time of triumph and glory. The truth is that a lot more work goes into creating and maintaining that narrative than you’d expect.

Cursed Knowledge #3: The Molassacre

By Harper Hunt | July 26, 2021

The Boston Molassacre was one of the great tragedies of the early 20th century. So why isn’t it treated like one?

Cursed Knowledge #2: Weinstein and the Oscars

By Harper Hunt | July 5, 2021

Harvey Weinstein is a terrible person who did terrible things. But he doesn’t get nearly enough credit, or more accurately blame, for his role in destroying the integrity of the Academy Awards and fundamentally altering how Hollywood makes movies.

Cursed Knowledge #1: The Fast Saga

By Harper Hunt | June 21, 2021

The Fast and Furious movies are famous for intense action and ridiculous plots. But the truth about how these stories get made has more to do with the drama happening behind the camera than in front of it.