The popular podcast “Stuff You Should Know” recorded a live show in the Grand Theatre Oct. 23 at Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus.
Podcast hosts Josh Clark and Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant were greeted with prolonged cheers in the sold-out theatre. Because this was the first live “Stuff You Should Know” episode recorded in Utah, the pair took note of the crowd’s enthusiasm.
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For those unfamiliar with the show, “Stuff You Should Know” is a semi-weekly informative podcast wherein Clark and Bryant take a deep dive into miscellaneous topics such as algae, police body cameras, disco, homelessness, or Silly Putty. With a conversational tone, the hosts go into the history of the subject and explore the oddities, importance, or amusement of a topic.
The subject of the night’s episode was the Kellogg Brothers; one brother created Corn Flakes and the other marketed them successfully, leading to a breakdown in their relationship. Following the discussion, Clark and Bryant conducted a question-and-answer period that lasted 30 minutes.
The entire show ran a little over an hour long, a relatively standard length for their podcasts.
A few members of the audience pointed out that Bryant had previously doubted whether or not Salt Lake City had a large enough fan base to host a live show; the present audience of 1,100 fans rebutted his doubt.
“Stuff You Should Know” has been releasing episodes since 2008 and regularly ranks at the top of iTunes podcasting charts. In October of last year, they released their 1000th podcast, a two-part episode about the television show, “The Simpsons.”
On Saturdays, the podcasters select a previous episode out of their archives and re-release it.
Before beginning “Stuff You Should Know” last Tuesday, Clark and Bryant opened their live show with some jokes that poked fun at Utah, among other topics.
The podcast followed up their live show in Salt Lake City with a show Oct. 24 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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