207 – Fly (United Arab) Emirates

As a child, did you ever wonder why Garfield wanted to send Nermal to Abu Dhabi [and actually, where the heck is that place anyway]?! On this episode, Julia flies you to the United Arab Emirates to discuss the history, culture, geography, and [of course] the tourist attractions of the U.A.E. Later, take a quiz called “A Brainteaser Tedium”!

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[Music: 1) PeriTune, “Folk Arabian,” 2016; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

206 – “Works of Joy and Beauty”

Who were artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude? Well they certainly engulfed a bunch of big things all over the world in fabric–but do you know about their lives, career, and why the heck they loved large-scale, glorified present-wrapping? Today, Lauren’s got YOU covered! Later, take a quiz on World Monuments and Landmarks!

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[Music: 1) Claude Debussy, “Claire de Lune”; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

205 – American Gothic: Shirley Jackson

Keep the spooky times rolling as we visit the life and works of Gothic horror writer Shirley Jackson. [And if you’ve never read “The Lottery,” well, some spoilers ahead.] Later, take a quiz called “Surely You Can’t Be Serious”!

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[Music: 1) Angus & Julia Stone, “Big Jet Plane,” 2010; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

204 – Egyptomania!

Are you mad about mummies? Nuts about Nefertiti? Over the moon about Osiris? Well, then this episode is for you! Today, learn all about Egyptomania, how it came to pass, and why we’re still so flipped over Pharaohs. Later, take a quiz about Ancient Egypt in movies!

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[Music: 1) Michael Levy, AncientLyre.com, “Ancient Egyptian Sunrise,” 2018; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

203 – Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy

This message will self-destruct! If you’ve ever daydreamed about being a secret agent, then you’re gonna love today’s episode– Julia reveals the stories of three real-life, famous female spies from modern history. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Decoder Ring”!
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[Music: 1) Coldplay, “Spies,” 2000; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

202 – ARTH 101: Cave Art

Time for another Intro to Art History class with Lauren! Today learn all about the Lascaux Cave, its wild “discovery,” and some of the theories about the incredible art that’s inside. Later, take a quiz about everyone’s favorite nihilist director.

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[Music: 1) Don Edwards, “Coyotes,” 1998; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

201 – M. Knight, Mastermind

We’re baaaaaack! And to kick off Season 2 of Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast, Julia brings you a truly riveting topic: the invention of the brown paper bag. Get to know its truly awesome inventor, Margaret “Mattie” Knight, who developed a whole lot of creations during her lifetime. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Mothers of Inventions!”

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[Music: 1) Ash Koley, “Mary the Inventor,” 2010. 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

We’re on a break!

Hope everyone is having a terrific summer so far. We’re currently taking a break but will be back with Season 2 in a bit. Stay tuned via our Facebook/Twitter for updates!

xoxo,
–L & J

200 – Eurovision Song Contest 2021

For our Season 1 finale, we decided to visit a topic that has become near and dear to our hearts: the Eurovision Song Contest. If you didn’t get the chance to watch this year’s competition, have no fear–Julia and Lauren will give you the highlights and remind you why this is worth watching year after year. [And let us know which country would have gotten your twelve points in 2021!]

199 – Canadian Music for Non-Canadians

You may consider some of our episodes to be vanity projects, but this one takes the cake, friends. Today, Lauren gently guides you through some of her favorite famous Canadian musicians and songs in a non-comprehensive review of Border Faves. Later, take a quiz on some other things Canada is famous for!

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[Music: 1) Jann Arden, “Good Mother,” 1995; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

198 – L’ultima Dogaressa: Peggy Guggenheim

Gore Vidal called her “the last of Henry James’s transatlantic heroines–Daisy Miller with rather more balls.” This week, learn all about the American heiress and celebrated art collector Peggy Guggenheim [along with a lot of terrific 20th century art-world gossip]. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Start of This Century”!

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[Music: 1) Krisma, “Peggy Guggenheim,” 1980; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

197 – Queen of Polka Dots: Yayoi Kusama

You’ve seen the pumpkins, the infinity nets, even maybe the mirrored rooms, but do you know the real Yayoi Kusama? We’ll examine the Japanese artist’s life, art, and influence on today’s episode. Later, take a quiz called “Queen of ‘Dots,'” a quiz about women named Dorothy!

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[Music: 1) Frank Sinatra, “Polka Dots and Moonbeams,” 1940; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

196 – Breaking the Chain

The RUMOURS are true. Today, we get into the beautiful, messy, dramatic, complex story of everyone’s mum’s favorite late-1970s band: Fleetwood Mac. Get the dish on Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and magical witchy godmother Stevie Nicks while reminiscing about the band’s incredible chemistry and musical output. Later, enjoy a quiz called “The Chain”!

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[Music: 1) Fleetwood Mac, “Never Going Back Again,” 1977; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

195 – E Nervis Unum

Have you ever wanted to learn more about our nervous system, but didn’t know where to begin? You’re in luck, because today’s episode information is provided by a genuine neuroscientist! Get comfortable with your brain meat [and learn about some of the incredible scientists who won Nobel prizes for their research on the nervous system]. Later, take a quiz entitled “My Mom Said Watching TV Would Melt My Brain”!

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[Music: 1) Pinky & The Brain, “The Brainstem,” written by Tom Minton, 1995; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

194 – Reign Supreme

After a long hiatus, we head back to Civics class for a lesson all about the Supreme Court. Learn about the history [and current state] of SCOTUS, how a case reaches their courtroom, and of course, notable landmark cases. Later, enjoy “The Case of the Mysterious Podcast Quiz!”

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[Music: 1) The Supremes, “You Can’t Hurry Love,” 1966; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

193 – You’re a Gem

Everybody loves a diamond–but what about the other gems that may not get as much attention? Today, learn all about semiprecious stones and their incredible history and uses. Later, take a quiz on Things That Used to be Rare!

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[Music: 1) GEM feat. Elaskia, “Rich Girl,” 2017; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

192 – A Tale of Two Artists: Or, The Color War

It’s an Art World Grudge Match!

In this corner: With more than four decades’ experience, a Turner Prize, and a knighthood– British-Indian artist Sir Anish Kapoor! And in this corner: The much younger, positive pop artist championing mental health and social justice causes– English artist Stuart Semple! Who will prevail? Who will provoke the ire of the masses? Who will come across as our hero? Find out now! [And later, take a quiz called “Home or Away”!]

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[Music: 1) OK Go for Sesame Street, “Three Primary Colors,” 2012; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

April 1 Special: Mister In4mation: 4mats From B4

Hello, and welcome to Mister Information– an offshoot trivia podcast for gents [and ladies] who kind of enjoy trivia but also sticking it to annoying teams at pub quiz.  In this very special episode, it’s Throwback Thursday as Steve and Josh discuss defunct audio/video formats and TV from before they were born. Also, enjoy another episode of “In the Not-Too-Distant Past-Perfect”, and a quiz on vaccines and TV theme songs.

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[Music: 1) Donny Hathaway, “And Then There’s Maude,” 1972 ; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

191 – May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

It’s another “Series on Series” here at Missinfopod Inc. Today, learn all about the hit YA trilogy The Hunger Games, including of course, its plot and influences. [This goes without saying, but: Spoilers ahead.] Later, take a quiz about songbirds [who are way more violent than you’d think]!

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[Music: 1) James Newton Howard for The Hunger Games Original Motion Picture Score, “CS3 – Capitol Ship – Effie,” 2012; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

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In March, all tips to our PayPal and purchases from our TeePublic shop will be donated to the National Women’s Law Center.

190 – Fourteen Days Later

Unless you live with a teenager [or possibly a professional football player?], you may be blissfully unaware of the massive multiplayer online cooperative game Fortnite. Alas, it’s time to learn all about battles royal, the three game modes of Fortnite, Loot Llamas, esports, and emotes. Later, take a quiz called “Two Weeks’ Notice”!

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[Music: 1) Fortnite, “Default Vibe Lobby,” from Fortnite Battle Royale, 2019; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

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In March, all tips to our PayPal and purchases from our TeePublic shop will be donated to the National Women’s Law Center.