I’ve long been a fan of God Awful Movies, which features the comedic talents of Noah Lugeons, Heath Enright, and Eli Bosnick, so when I heard they were launching a podcast with Tom and Cecil of Cognitive Dissonance, I could hardly wait to check it out.
The premise of Citation Needed is simple: each week, the guys select a topic, read a single Wikipedia article on the subject, and present the information as if they were experts – because, of course, that’s how the internet works.
You might think five hosts would be too chaotic for a single podcast, but that’s not the case with this crew. So far, their topics have included biographies of ostensibly notable Americans such as J. Edgar Hoover and Andrew Jackson; historical incidents like Watergate and the Goiania incident; and the allegedly scientific investigation known as the Stanford Prison Experiment.
If you need a good laugh, check out Citation Needed – you’ll be glad you did!