“Don’t ask me about my business.”
Just kidding. Go ahead and ask.
Citation Needed is the collaborative podcast project of the two major hilarious podcast mob families: Cognitive Dissonance (or, the Chicago Syndicate), and The Scathing Atheist / God Awful Movies / Skepticrat (the ruling New York crime family*).
*Family and crime not included
What REALLy happened was that in 2016 we worked on a “Vulgarity for Charity” event for an organization called Modest Needs. Working together on that project got us thinking – what could we do together as creators that would be interesting, somewhat unique, and allow us to have the fun we had during that event?
In 2017 we kicked around numerous format ideas and came up with Citation Needed, a podcast where we choose a subject, read a single article about it on Wikipedia, and pretend we’re experts. We have had an absolute blast putting this show together and we hope you like it, too!
Meet the Hosts (In Alphabetical Order)
With degrees in Philosophy, Culinary Arts, Patisserie Arts, and New Media from Chicago institutions, Cecil knows how to Tweet about the Existentialism of donuts. Which he feels is vastly superior to the danish. And he’s often mistaken for Dave Grohl.
Eli Bosnick is a comedian and podcaster living in New York City. You can read his blog and check out his other work at elibosnick.com
Cecil is his best friend.
Heath enjoys hockey, short walks on the beach, and has considered doing his own show: “Cooking Ramen with Heath”. When he laughs hard, which could be at any moment on the show, he’s noted for his very impressively high-pitched squeaks.
Noah Lugeons yells at a microphone for a living. He is also the author of Diatribes Volume One: 50 Essays from a Godless Misanthrope, and Diatribe Volume Two: 50 More Essays from a Scathing Atheist.
Tom’s soft side includes a literature degree, a love of poetry, and being dad to 2 sons. Tom’s hard side includes applying harsh judgments on each of the 50 states, as well as a fear of birds. Based in Chicagoland, Tom is also a pizza connoisseur.
Our goal is to provide you with a weekly show that is both informative and funny. Give it a listen on your commute and let us know what you think by leaving this show a review on iTunes or Stitcher, and be sure to tell a friend about the show 🙂
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