The Questionauts Have Landed!
By Chris Hardwick on May 12, 2011
The Questionauts is the newest member of the Nerdist Podcast Network, in which hosts Justin Heimberg and Aaron Hilliard (both TV comedy writers/producers in their day jobs) give the “straight dope” on questions sent in from listeners on topics ranging from Neuroscience to Pottery Upkeep. No question is too difficult or too obscure. Their first episode answers listener questions on skunky beer, soda bottle labels and lice in swimming pools.
Listener questions fuel this fortnightly audio podcast, so if you’d like an answer, tweet them drop them an email or fill out the question form on their site. Better yet, you can call their voicemail hotline: 414.604.6368 and hear your voice on the show!
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The Questionauts Program was a Cold War government plan to memorize all human knowledge. In the days before Wikipedia, hundreds of men lived in underground bunkers, reading textbooks, literature and old newspapers, preparing to repopulate America’s knowledge banks in the event of a Russian nuclear attack on our nation’s libraries and encyclopedia storage depots. The Cold War thawed, and now Heimberg and Hilliard — two of the last remaining Questionauts — are looking for a new way to apply their vast understanding of science, religion, art history, sports… the whole shebang. A call-in podcast seemed the obvious answer.
Listen to the first episode right underneath this sentence!