Category: Society & Culture

A Weekly Podcast on Society & Culture. Each week a new guest comes on to discuss conspiracies, strange history, current events, crazy stories, and more.

February 4, 2021

Cam Casey | 19 Year Old Millionaire. How a TikTok & Snapchat Star Earns Millions

We sit down with Cam Casey, a 19 Year Old TikTok and Snapchat Star who has earned over 3 million dollars by posting on the popular social media platforms. We dive into becoming a millionaire at a young age and how it has changed his life. We also break down how social media has changed and how these new platforms have created a new type of celebrity. This is a great episode to dive into the mind of the next generation of stars.

January 28, 2021

Barely Surviving the Virus and Should Social Media Censor the President?

We sit down with John Gibeau, who went through hell when he got the virus (you know..) John tells us about his horrible experience being in the hospital along with losing his father to the virus at the same time. We also get into social media censorship which has become a popular topic of discussion after Trump was removed from practically all social media. John is a popular guest on the podcast and always has a lot to talk about.

January 21, 2021

Dangers of Urban Exploring with Robb from RNK All Day

We sit down with Robb, an Urban Explorer known for his YouTube channel RNK All Day with 150,000 subscribers. Robb has traveled across the United States hitting some of the top abandoned locations and documenting it with his wife on their popular YouTube channel. Robb has some crazy stories from being falsely accused of sinking a WWII submarine to getting busted at the Rockefeller Estate in Upstate New York. We get into why Robb explores to how popular urban exploring has became over the years.

January 14, 2021

Episode 100! Best Moments from the Show

We celebrate 100 episodes by going over some of the best memories from the show. Adam joins us to discuss the hilarious, scary, and memorable moments over the course of the past couple of years worth of episodes. From dozens of unique guests to many different locations we have done the podcast, there is a lot to go over. We reminisce at how far we have came since we started and our goals for the future of the show! Thanks for sticking with us for 100 episodes!

January 7, 2021

Terry Rich. Busting the Largest Lottery Fraud Case in U.S. History

We sit down with Terry Rich, retired President & CEO of the Iowa Lottery. Terry helped bust the largest Lottery fraud case in U.S. history. He has started numerous successful businesses and given away a BILLION dollars through the lottery. Terry also tells the story of how his company helped start MTV and ESPN along with him being on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Terry is full of stories and great advice and there is something for everyone to learn here!

December 31, 2020

Will Robots Take Over, Are We Always Being Recorded, and 2021 Technology

We sit down with Professor and Technologist, J Scott Christianson to discuss how far technology has came and where it is going. Scott breaks down how all sectors of work will change as robots and A.I. become more and more apart of our daily lives. Scott is an expert in Artificial Intelligence and what the future might look like. He also tells us how 2020 has pushed us forward a decade technology wise.

December 10, 2020

DEA Special Agent Larry Forletta. Wire Tapping the Mafia & Cartel Surveillance

We sit down with Larry Forletta, a Highly Decorated former DEA Federal Special Agent, State Police Officer, and now Private Investigator. Larry has over 30 years of Law Enforcement Experience. Larry has worked in some of the most dangerous cities doing undercover drug stings and more. From Wire Tapping the Mafia and tracking Black Tar Heroin to doing surveillance of the cartels, Larry has truly seen it all. Larry has dozens of stories from years of dangerous law enforcement work.

December 3, 2020

Man Who Found the Monolith and Pentagon Admits it has UFO’s

We sit down with David Surber and Trent Wyczawski. David Surber is the first person to get to the Utah Monolith on foot. We ask him about getting to it and if he thinks Aliens are responsible. Trent has been on the Podcast before and is big into government conspiracy theories. We discuss the Pentagon admitting it possesses aircraft that were not made on this planet. We also get into dozens of other political conspiracies and secret government programs. Get your laptops out because we talk about a LOT!

November 26, 2020

Arguing with the U.S. Surgeon General & Can Vaping Kill You?

We sit down with eVapor Industry Expert, Dimitris Agrafiotis, to discuss the differences between vaping and smoking. We also dive into many of the misconceptions about vaping and if it can kill you or not. Dimitris also talks about how he has gotten into many Twitter arguments with the United States Surgeon General on vaping. We break down why the government is trying to do whatever they can to suppress the vape industry even though it is saving millions of lives.

November 19, 2020

Can We Rely on the Government, How to Fix the Education System, & Getting a Credit Card

We sit down with Entrepreneur Logan Sendle to discuss a wide variety of topics from Politics to Credit Cards. We get into Education Reform and the problem with colleges and schools in the United States. We also talk about government programs and relying on the government. Logan also tells us about his travels around the United States and his love for National Parks.  

November 5, 2020

Hiding from Cops on Disney’s Abandoned Island, Shot at by Gang, & Avoiding Death

We sit down with Explorer, Richard McGuire, to discuss his CRAZY adventures around the world. Richard made National News in 2020 when he hid from Police on Disney's Abandoned Discovery Island. He has come face to face with bears, lions, giant turtles, and hurricanes. He is a true explorer who is not afraid to get into dangerous situations and deadly encounters. He has narrowly avoided death 7 times! This is a Podcast where Part 2 is for sure in the future!

October 29, 2020

Interviewing the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ

We sit down with Jesus Christ, formerly Patrick Matthew Cline to discuss a lot of different topics. Jesus is currently living in Hawaii trying to get his word out to the entire world. We discuss how he discovered he was Jesus, COVID, when the Earth was created, Science, religions, and more. Enjoy!

October 22, 2020

Demon Boxes & Seeing Ghosts with Paranormal TV Producer Wesley Johnson

We sit down with Wesley Johnson, a Film Maker, Paranormal Investigator, and Composer. Wesley is currently working on a TV Show called Paranormal Fact or Fiction with Adrian Lee. Wesley has also written and worked on many films while also doing some composing for films. We get into his ghost stories, breaking down paranormal investigations, film making, and much more!

October 8, 2020

The Real Life Killers That Inspired Classic Slasher Films

We sit down with Jamin Leduc to discuss the real life events and killers that inspired movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Jeepers Creepers, and more. What we quickly realize is that reality is much scarier than fiction. We've been told our whole lives "it's just a movie". What you quickly realize is that the events that inspire horror films are much more gruesome than the films themselves.

October 1, 2020

Running from the Cops in St. Louis & Why We Explore Dangerous Neighborhoods

We sit down with Jamin Leduc to discuss our recent road trip to St. Louis, running from the cops, current state of being a police officer in America, review of the 1st Presidential Debate, and more! We also discuss Devils Night in Detroit, solving the problem with inner city areas, and exploring a huge abandoned mall in St. Louis.

September 16, 2020

Homelessness, Growing Up in Baltimore, and Tattooing

We sit down with Tattoo Artist, Trent Wyczawski, to discuss his life growing up in Baltimore, going to a predominantly black school, getting into tattooing, and moving back to Minnesota. We also discuss the homelessness problem in America and the rising crime rates in large cities. Trent is also interested in some conspiracy theories so we dive into that as well! 

September 10, 2020

Running a City During COVID & Getting Into Politics with Mike Laven

We sit down with Mankato City Council Member at Large, Mike Laven, to discuss the challenges of running a city during a world wide pandemic. Mike tells us how he got into politics and his process for making decisions. We also dive into some Mankato history, politics, and more.

April 2, 2020

Reviewing Absurd Conspiracy Theories (Stevie Wonder Faking Blindness & Hollow Earth)

We lounge back for this episode and discuss some absurd conspiracy theories. From Stevie Wonder faking blindness to Hollow Earth. We jump around to review the strangest conspiracies out there. This will be a reoccurring episode format so let us know what future conspiracies you'd like to see covered.

March 19, 2020

Avoid The Noid. Domino’s Hostage Story & Creepy Fast Food Mascots

We dive into the crazy story behind a Domino's Ad campaign that led a paranoid schizophrenic to hold Domino's employees hostage for 5 hours. The Noid was the name of a mysterious character created by Domino's who destroys pizzas. We discuss what drove a 22 year-old man to hold up a Domino's and other stories behind nostalgic fast food mascots. So avoid the noid and enjoy this episode of The Ethan Clerc Show.

January 9, 2020

Proof that Reality TV is NOT Reality…

It is not surprising to anyone to hear that Reality TV is not all true, but what if we told you that shows you thought were 100% real are not. We dive into some hard evidence to prove that Reality TV is anything but real. Nevertheless we will always enjoy watching our favorite reality shows, but lets break them down and see how much is fake.

January 3, 2020

Everything You Forgot that Happened in the 2010’s!

The 2010's... not as cool sounding as the 80's, but still a fun decade. A lot of stuff happened and I bet you forgot about a lot of it. Don't worry though; we have put together a podcast for you. We sit down and discuss our favorite (and not so favorite) parts of the decade from Gangnam Style and Planking to Kony 2012 and more. Sit back, grab your fidget spinner and your Harambe t-shirt and enjoy the first episode of 2020!

December 19, 2019

How Amazon Alexa is Spying on You!

We break down the simple fact that Amazon Alexa and similar devices are always listening and are spying on you to gather information. They take this information and use it to market stuff you talk about to you. These devices come across as helpful, but as John Simpson from Consumer Watchdog said "Instead of charging you for these surveillance devices, Google and Amazon should be paying you to take one into your home". We also look at a 1999 video from Microsoft that shows what a home of the future would look like. It is wild how much they actually got right!

December 12, 2019

The 80’s are Making a Comeback and Invisibility Cloak Revealed!

We have a theory... the 70's/80's are making a comeback and we have the facts to back it up. There is no denying that things that were super popular in the 70's/80's like Vinyl Records, Arcade Machines, the Sony Walkman, and the fashion of the 80's are all popular right now. We also look into the release of invisibility technology available and we feature a new segment!

November 7, 2019

Antiques Worth $1,000’s and 1st Hand Account of Boston Marathon Bombing

Collecting more than Dust. Mountain Lake Mayor, Mike Nelson shares his adventures, stories, tips on collecting antiques, and witnessing Boston Marathon Bombing. Mike is into collecting antiques such as signs, license plates, and Hot Wheelz. His collection is worth thousands of dollars. He gives us tips to find and resell antiques along with stories over the years. Mike was also at the Boston Marathon in 2013 when the bombing happened. He gives us his first hand account of being there. There is something here for everyone to learn so sit back and enjoy!

October 24, 2019

The Life of a Psychic with one of MN’s Best Psychics

We sit down with one of Minnesota's top rated Psychics, Miki Orr. We go over how being psychic works and the skills she has and how she uses them. Topics include healing, readings, Reiki, and more. Whether you believe it or not, this is a great discussion!

October 3, 2019

Why Do People Become Serial Killers? Psychology Behind Serial Killers

We sit down with Psychologist, Chad Peters, to discuss some of the most infamous serial killers like Ted Bundy, Ed Gein, and Jeffrey Dahmer. We break down the psychology behind these killers and what led them to the dark path of murder. A lot of evidence photos and stats from the FBI are brought in to try and dig deep into the brains of these killers!

September 4, 2019

Flights Sold Out to Storm Area 51, First Alien Drawing, and MUFON

We sit down with Artist and UFO Enthusiast, Michael Cimino, to talk about the upcoming Storm Area 51 Event, the creation of the pop culture alien, his recent involvement in MUFON, and more. We also talk about how Cimino's art was recently vandalized in Mankato.

August 15, 2019

Moon Landing was a Hoax? Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy

Did we land on the Moon back in 1969? Did we have the technology to do so back in that day in age? Hear all of the conspiracies about the Moon Landing in this episode and more. We break down the most popular conspiracy theories and dive into some that you probably have never heard. Either way you're in for a treat with this conspiracy filled episode with the one and only Trenton Lacanne!

August 1, 2019

“Drinking the Kool-Aid”, Jonestown, and The Peoples Temple Cult

We sit down and discuss cults with Dane Nielsen. How could we discuss cults without discussing the most famous of them all, The Peoples Temple. Jim Jones and his followers moved to the middle of the jungle in Guyana. 900 plus members followed him out there and what happened next shocked the world. The largest mass suicide in modern history took place. We discuss how something like this could have happened and the crazy fact that cults are still around today.

July 25, 2019

Storming Area 51, Aliens Contact Us, and the Cammo Dudes

We discuss the current Facebook viral page, Storm Area 51. Almost 2 million people are "going" to storm Area 51 in September. What would happen if everyone were to show up and Naruto Run past the gate into the most top secret military base in the world. We get a couple mysterious phone calls from what seems to be Aliens. Did extraterrestrials get pissed we were talking about them and call in to the show to cuss us out? Tune in and find out!

July 11, 2019

Man Wanted by the Government, Cell Phone Tower Radiation, & Manipulating Weather

We sit down with a man who is forced to remain anonymous. He discovered something back in the day that is apparently not supposed to be public knowledge. He was visited by Men in Black and forced to keep this a secret. We dive into this secret and much more. Topics include Aliens, Government Spying, Cell Phone Tower Radiation, Manipulating Weather, and more! The Government may not want you to know this, but we're going through with it!

July 3, 2019

Time Travel, Mars Transportation, and Talking to a Man from the Past

We sit down and discuss Time Travel and even get the chance to talk with a self-proclaimed time traveler from 1962. We break down some reported time travel evidence and discuss a man who claims to have traveled as far back as the time of Jesus. There's a lot to talk about here so sit down, grab a beer, and enjoy!

May 30, 2019

The Mandela Effect, Samsung Deepfake Videos, and NASA Conspiracies

We discuss the mind blowing Mandela Effect, Samsung's new AI technology which is terrifying, and a variety of other topics like: How many employees does McDonald's and Walmart have? (You will never guess these numbers right) Flat Earth and Moon Landing Conspiracies, and more!

May 23, 2019

THE FUTURE, Microchipping Humans, and Self Driving Cars

We sit down with Jayesun Sherman to discuss THE FUTURE. What big technological advancements are going to change our everyday lives? We go over some amazing advancements in modern technology and predict how our world is going to change in the future.

May 16, 2019

Tobacco Age to 21, Legalizing Prostitution, and Bar Fights

Should the tobacco buying age be changed to 21? Should prostitution be legal? We sit down with Adam Farag, Luke Gilbertson, and Tylan Porath to talk about these topics. We cover a wide variety of topics in this episode. Full of serious topics and comedic stories alike.

December 13, 2018

You are Being Scammed Everyday ft. Bottled Water, Beats, and Yeti

Scams are all around us. In part one of this two part series we discuss parts of society and culture you may not know are scams. Big businesses scam customers everyday as we discuss the illusion of choice and more. Quite possibly the biggest scam of all time is Bottled Water. Learn how big corporations trick you into paying 300 times more for water.

December 6, 2018

How to Gamble Better with David Schwartz

Gambling Expert, Author, Director of the Center for Gaming Research, and Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, David Schwartz joins us on the phone. We dive into his background and get some great tips on how to gamble better. We also dive into your odds of winning the most popular games such as Blackjack, Roulette, and Slots. Other topics discussed include winning the Powerball, Lottery, and the Monty Hall Problem.

November 29, 2018

Throwing Hockey Pucks at Shooters, Cutting Down a Christmas Tree, and Black Friday

Now that Thanksgiving is over we get going with some Christmas spirit as we cut down a Christmas Tree. We give you the news of the week with our 5 Minute News Segment, Interview Students about Black Friday, and much more. Joining the normal crew of Ethan, Colin, and Peter is Dylan Hovdet!

November 21, 2018

Dominos Delivery Prank, Poop Bomber, and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us and we are thankful for making it to Episode 30! Featuring a Dominos Delivery Prank, new segments, and interviewing students to see what they are thankful for. Get your 5 Minutes of Weekly news and more with The Ethan Clerc Show!

November 15, 2018

Prank Calling Walmart, Nuclear Shadows, and Bar Shooting

Movie Trailer Man prank calls Walmart, Taco Bell, and more in a new segment. We also cover breaking news of the week in 5 Minute News. The podcast continues to evolve as we add segments and continue to build a better and better format.

November 8, 2018

Signing Fake Petitions Prank, Boobytrapped House, and New Show Format

We switch up the entire show format for this amazing 28th episode of the show. We completely reevaluated how we were doing the podcast and decided it was a good time to change. New segments include 5 Minute News, Now You Know, and Mouthful. Along with previously seen segments like On the Street. New format, new show style. Feedback is always appreciated!

October 31, 2018

Moving Halloween, Haunted Cemetery, and Scratched by Demon

The 2018 Halloween Special. In this episode of the podcast we cover a wide variety of topics from current Halloween news like meth found in candy and changing the date of Halloween to meeting up with Tom Urban to investigate the haunted Rapidan-Holberg Cemetery. We are joined by Ali Eckert for the main segment of the podcast.

October 25, 2018

Halloween Killer, Razors in Apples, and Scary Stories

We sit down with podcast legend, Damon Weinandt and discuss everything Halloween! Listeners call in and give us some truly interesting stories and more. We also dive into our favorite horror movies, vintage halloween costumes, and much more!

October 11, 2018

The Legendary Fuzzy from Fuzz Talk Radio

We sit down with the legendary Fuzzy from Fuzz Talk Radio. Fuzzy runs his own 24/7 Radio station out of Mankato featuring Mankato and Minnesota artists along with shows and much more. He also is extremely busy running and promoting shows every week in Kato. We dive into the history of Fuzz Talk Radio and get into a variety of topics from crazy concert stories to asking if College is worth it.

October 4, 2018

Eating HOT Wings, Craziest Police Chase, and Creeper in the Attic

We sit down and eat some seriously HOT wings with Matt Theesfeld. We dive into a bunch of random topics and videos from straws being banned in California to the craziest police chase ever. We also look at some current news and some other funny videos. These wings really get to us. Watch and see who is the first to quit!

September 27, 2018

Hunting Demons, Portals to Hell, and Giant Skeletons Found

We sit down with Demon Hunter, Tom Urban. Urban has been hunting demons for years and has came across some seriosly demonic stuff. From getting stabbed to stomped on, Urban has had demons attack him multiple times. We go over his toolbox which he brings to every job and dive into the life of a.... DEMON HUNTER!

September 20, 2018

Death Threats over Art, UFO Crashes into Cop Car, and Aliens in Minnesota

We sit down with artist, Michael Cimino from St. Peter, Minnesota. Michael is a full time artist who has done dozens of murals around the United States including in Mankato. He has also developed an interest for UFO's and fills us in on the many strange sitings around Minnesota. You'd be surprised to hear one of the most famous UFO encounters of all time happened in Minnesota!

September 13, 2018

Racist Police Chief, Colin Kaepernick, and Almost Kidnapped!

We sit down with Sarah Fetti from the popular Z99 Radio Station in Mankato, MN. She also is the host of her own Podcast run through Z99. We go through a huge variety of topics from the recent Colin Kaepernick/ Nike poster to Sarah almost getting kidnapped when she was younger. A huge amount of information is discussed in this episode which means she is for sure coming back on so we can dive into these individual topics more!

August 31, 2018

Interviewing a Man Wanted by the Government, Kicked Off Facebook, and Threatened by MIB

We sit down with a man who is forced to stay anonymous after exposing many government secrets. At a young age he was visited and threatened by MIB. He also talks about how he is banned from Facebook how he uses Meditation to become a more knowledgable human being. This episode will make you question everything. And maybe thats a good thing...

August 23, 2018

Incels, QAnon Conspiracy, and Mollie Tibbetts Found

We sit down with John Gibeau again and dive into some crazy topics from the incel movement to a conspiracy theory about a government official who is predicting the future of this country. We also talk about Mollie Tibbetts being found and John's new podcast coming out in October!