UPDATE: Sadly Caustic Soda has ended the podcast to work on individual projects. Luckily you can download all of the content they created over the years.
You can go to Caustic Soda – Everything or download the the torrent file from SANTINI.IO here: CausticSodaEverything.torrent
It's not surprising that podcasts are on the rise. And it seems now more than ever, like assholes and opinions, everybody has one. It's hard to find a podcast worth listening to. There are the Adam Carolla's and Welcome to Nightvale's of the podcast world, which are all great. However, there is one podcast that stands out in my mind. That podcast is Caustic Soda Podcast!
Caustic Soda background info
Caustic Soda was started back in 2010, by three Canadian friends, Toren Atkinson, Kevin Leeson and Joe Fulgham. Toren Atkinson is an artist and lead singer for The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Kevin Leeson works in the film industry as a producer and assistant director to many films. Last but not least, is Joe Fulgham, a Web Designer. Because the guys at Caustic Soda say it so well, I will present what they are about, straight from the horse's mouth...
Caustic Soda is a weekly podcast about science, horrible news and humor hosted by Toren Atkinson, Kevin Leeson and Joe Fulgham. Each episode of Caustic Soda takes a gruesome, gory or otherwise horrible topic, such as shark attacks, parasites and radiation, and breaks it down into an easily-digestible bubbling paste of funny! The hosts discuss the topic’s origins, recent news and pop culture.
What makes this podcast awesome
There are many reasons why this podcast is awesome. Each episode is comprised of a little bit of science, a little bit of history, some pop culture, and stupid humor that we all enjoy. Each episode has it's own gruesome theme which is awesome. From Self Surgery and Deformity to topics such as Chemical Warfare, you can guarantee you will be in store for an hour or so of "Caustic" entertainment (as the name sugggests). The hosts are occasionally joined by "experts" on the subject of the episodes. Not only do the experts have great personalities, but they add accurate information to the podcast. For the record, my favorites are Dr. Rob Tarzwell and Dr. Jenna Capyk. (By the way, Kevin's brother, Mike Leeson, is to thank for the awesome sound quality!)
While listening to Caustic Soda, you often question why you continue to listen, but then realize you simply can't stop listening. Then just when you think what you are listening to is too disturbing to bear, one of the hosts inserts a joke that is sure to make you look stupid, as you laugh in your cubicle. Okay, I might be the only one with that problem...
If you haven't heard of Caustic Soda, go listen to their podcast right away! Literally stop what you are doing and go to CausticSodaPodcast.com and give them a try. Out of all the podcasts I've ever listened to this podcast is the only one I've found to have replayability (yeah, I know that's not a word...). With new episodes every Monday, you are sure to learn something new and get grossed out on a weekly basis, but I promise you won't regret it.
I know I proudly claim the title of Soda Jerk!
Think I'm wrong or think you know of a better podcast? Drop a comment below and let me know how you really feel...
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About the Author:
Nick Santini is a web developer and college student from Louisville, KY. Aside from his work as a web developer, he is also the man behind SANTINI.IO, a blog dedicated to technology, web design/development, self improvement, and more.