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Episode 182 - 14 Simple Changes That Would Revolutionize the World


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Posted 28 May 2017 - 11:08 PM

The world is full of systems and orders that we never really question because they've seemingly exited forever. And we're not talking about overthrowing the government or anything, we just mean basic things like how we take out our trash, when we vote and what movies we like to see when.

Think about it, why do all the big action-tentpole movies come out in the summer? Is it because kids are out of school? Beauty and the Beast has made a half-billion dollars domestically but it came out in March. If the next Spiderman came out in February, would nobody see it? Of course people would, so again, why all the big movies in the Summer?

This week on the podcast we're asking questions like these to some of the big staples of modern living. Jack O'Brien is joined by Adam Ganser and Alex Schmidt. They ask if there's a better way we can be voting, doing taxes and disposing of our trash, and make simple tweaks to improve professional sports, comic book movies and the 5-day work week.

And be sure to come see the next live taping of the Cracked Podcast on Saturday, June 10th at 7pm at the UCB Sunset Theater in Los Angeles. Guests inlcude Daniel O'Brien, Tom Reimann, Jamie Loftus (The Bechdel Cast) and Dave Schilling (Bleacher Report, Grantland, Vice) as the Cracked crew discusses insane behind the scenes stories from movies and tv shows. Tickets are $7 and available here: https://goo.gl/lsCBDm

Footnotes:

Article: Cracked: 5 Terrible Ideas That Solved Huge Global Problems: https://goo.gl/d4a0y

Article: New York Times: Seeking the Truth in Refuse (about William Rathje garbologist) https://goo.gl/eLjCfi

Podcast/Article: NPR: Utah Finds Surprising Benefits In 4-Day Workweek: https://goo.gl/RFic4C

Article: CNN Money: The 4-Day Work Week Is Real For Employees At These Companies: https://goo.gl/K7H1mA

Article: Slate: Maybe Making Election Day a Holiday Wouldn't Really Work: https://goo.gl/GDrj0u

Podcast/Article: NPR: Stanford Professor Loses Political Battle To Simplify Tax Filing Process: https://goo.gl/PzUDQq

Podcast: The Cracked Podcast: Real Superpowers and New Human Senses: https://goo.gl/gusNq4

Article: The New Yorker: Seeing With Your Tongue: https://goo.gl/da1hnQ


Video: Cracked: Why Everybody Wins if Batman & Superman Are Public Domain: https://goo.gl/qRUA5s
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