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Best Underunderstood Podcast Episodes

Naturally, as a shared space for humanity to use to catalog and share information, the internet is packed to the brim with questions.

After all, questions are how the internet’s home page, Google, has managed to make its massive fortune.

Best Underunderstood Podcast Episodes

Though the internet might have plenty of answers, there are still many questions that remain entirely unanswered to this day, and such questions can be incredibly frustrating.

The excellent podcast Underunderstood, which blurs the line between a chat show and a documentary, sets out in each episode to find the answers to some of the internet’s biggest lingering questions.

Whether they succeed or not, every episode is delightful and hilarious, so you don’t want to miss out. But where can you start with the series?

Which episodes are the best of the best?

Read on below to find out!

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Amazon’s Next Top Model

Could you imagine buying a product from Amazon and finding that your face is emblazoned front and center on that product’s packaging?

What if multiple people reported seeing your face on their Amazon products? As wild and unbelievable as this story may sound, it is what happened to one man.

One of the hosts of Underunderstood posted an image of a product they had recently purchased from Amazon onto their Twitter feed. Within mere seconds, the internet had already pieced together the mystery man’s identity whose image was on the product.

It turns out that man was a former Buzzfeed writer. He had one unforgettable day when he discovered that multiple companies used his images to decorate their products to sell on Amazon!

So, to get to the bottom of just how so many companies chose such a specific picture, the hosts get to work on investigating and digging up some hilarious and surprising things!

You’ll find yourself strangely riveted as you listen to this episode, as the central mystery is hilarious and brings up important questions about privacy in the internet age!

Listen on underunderstood.com.

The 9/11 Hoax That Wasn’t

One day, a particular photo went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms, which depicted a small boy posed in front of one of the twin towers, currently engulfed in smoke due to the attack.

One of the hosts of Underunderstood believes the image to be fake, so an investigation begins to determine whether the photo was, in fact, real.

What is discovered throughout the episode is mind-blowing and will have you second-guessing the photo every time you see it!

The show also reaches out to the young boy and his family to gain insight into when the photo could have been taken and whether there is any legitimacy.

The twists and turns that pop up for this episode will have you on the edge of your seat throughout.

This episode is excellent if you’re interested in learning more about the history behind the photo that took the internet by storm.

Listen on wbur.org.

What Happened To The McFlurry?

You probably wouldn’t think that there would be much to investigate regarding the classic McDonald’s dessert. Still, when you consider just how much the sweet treat has changed and how infrequently the McFlurry machine is operating, it becomes clear that something deeper is going on beneath the surface!

This episode is a fantastic showcase of the hosts’ skills. It allows them to follow their natural curiosities to unearth clues that could point to why the McFlurry has changed so much and why the restaurants can seemingly never manage to serve them.

McFlurrys make for a perfect point of discussion that allows the hosts to riff off of one another and allow them to create some fascinating ideas.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone who loves McDonald’s or anyone that misses the classic McFlurry!

Listen on underunderstood.com.

How Long Does Lipstick Last On A Dead Body?

You wouldn’t have thought that this would be a typical line of inquiry for the average Google user, but this show manages to make the best of even such a strange and specific question like this!

For a good 40 minutes, our hosts seek to investigate whether lipstick would last on a dead body and for how long.

This leads to some pretty surprising revelations about the body and the various ingredients that go into making the lipsticks that many people use every day.

It’s quite surprising how much the hosts can find to talk about, even regarding the most innocuous subjects.

This episode is full of fascinating facts and information that will keep you entertained for its entire run time!

Listen on underunderstood.com.

Chief Laugh Officer

The famous candy brand of Laffy Taffy once created what would probably be many people’s dream job.

The job was effortless and involved writing jokes to be emblazoned on Laffy Taffy!

But is this job actually real, an urban legend, or just a marketing ploy set up to sell more of these delicious sweet treats.

An investigation soon kicks off as the team attempts to determine whether the role of ‘Chief Laugh Officer’ ever existed and just what the role could ever possibly involve!

There are some real surprises in this episode, and true to its subject matter, the episode will also have you in fits of laughter throughout its run. Check it out now!

Listen on underunderstood.com.

Lou Pearlman Tried To Send A Boy Band To Space

Yep. You read that title correctly.

American record producer Lou Perlman had grand designs to send one of the world’s biggest up-and-coming boy bands right into space to become one of the first boy bands in outer space.

But what happened? Did the boyband ever get sent to space, and what sparked such a strange and unusual marketing ploy?

This episode is one of the most absurd episodes of this show and features a story that will have you scratching your head throughout.

If you have been looking for the perfect podcast episode that will leave you laughing from start to finish, then look no further than this one!

Listen on anchor.fm.