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Improvised Wikipedia

Improvised Wikipedia

By Improvised Wikipedia
Comedians Jon Lunger and Glen Tickle are rewriting all of Wikipedia off the top of their heads without doing any research. Each week they take a listener suggestion for a topic, or get the topic from a special guest.

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Formica! What is it? Was it created during a World War? Was it created by Australian television personality Sofie Formica's ancestors? Do Jon and Glen even know anything at all? Come see Glen tell jokes on February 26th at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA!
February 19, 2022
Hey! A few days late because Glen was on the road, but we're back to teach you all about doorbells.
February 08, 2022
Eiffel Tower
What's up with that big spike in Paris? Glen and Jon know all about it. Was it built for a World's Fair? Was it built with strontium girders to summon Zuul? Learn everything you need to know.
January 29, 2022
Daylight Saving Time
Glen Tickle and Jon Lunger rewrite the Wikipedia page for Daylight Saving Time and Glen gets genuinely angry at Ben Franklin, a French newspaper, and a bug-lover from New Zealand.
January 21, 2022
Liquid Fabric Softener
Why's it a liquid though, NICHOLAS!?
January 14, 2022
Ranch Dressing
What even is dill? A lot of bush talk, and we pitch a great biopic as we get deep into ranch lore.
January 05, 2022
Handover of Hong Kong
Okay look. Sometimes Jon and Glen really have no idea what they're talking about, and this episode is one of them. They talk a big game but at the end of the day they're really, really stupid.  Also that long running bit about Jon not having Glen's phone number takes a dramatic turn!
October 08, 2021
Clip Show
We're off the rails on this one kids. We start talking about marbles for a bit, but then it's just a clip show.
September 10, 2021
Eel Reproduction
Look, if Hank Green doesn't know how eels get down we don't know why anyone would expect us to.
September 07, 2021
Pop Up Video
What if you could watch a music video but with a bunch of word bubbles popping up telling you about the band and song? In the late 90s you could thanks to VH1's Pop Up Video, a thing Jakob Dylan hated.
August 27, 2021
August 20, 2021
Oh boy. We're gonna get put on a list for this one. How do you make C-4? Should you eat it? Why didn't the A-Team use it more? Should Glen and Jon have learned to weld? Why does Glen remember a scene from the 1995 Sandra Bullock classic The Net in such vivid detail? It does go boom though.
July 31, 2021
Why are these curvy little guys named after horses? What do they like to chomp? Why do the boys have the babies? Why aren't they at the Jersey shore? Why do people keep grinding them up and eating them even though Glen said not to? Learn all about seahorses in this week's episode! Also go watch Glen's new special The Favorite on Dry Bar Comedy! Use promo code GLENTICKLE for a free month!
July 24, 2021
Stage Fright
80% of people poop their pants on stage. We talk about why. Also sorry this episode is late! It's a big week for Glen. Jerk! The Magazine Issue #1 just arrived and his Dry Bar special The Favorite is FINALLY out! Use promo code GLENTICKLE to sign up for the new Dry Bar+ app and get a free month!
July 18, 2021
Wave Race 64
Race jet skis with your favorite podcast friends as we tell you all about Wave Race 64 and get wildly off topic after taking a week off.
July 02, 2021
Powdered Toast Man
POWDERED! TOAST! MAN! What is he made of? What are his powers? How big is his crank? The creator of Ren & Stimpy may be trash, but Powdered Toast Man is a legend. Learn all about him this week from two guys who grew up unsure why they were allowed to watch the show in the first place.
June 18, 2021
Time Travel
Time travel back one day so this episode would be on time! Learn about dimensions Which Back to the Future movie is bad? Why doesn't Jon think Time is real?
June 12, 2021
The XYZ Affair
Look. We had no idea what this one was. We take some bold swings about an event in early American history that we thought might have been the pilot for Three's Company or the plot of King Ralph. We don't know everything. Shout out to Gabe Mara for the suggestion.
June 04, 2021
Olive Oil
Who first squeezed an olive and thought, "Heck yeah that's the good stuff." How old is Popeye? Is it... lube? Why are olives disgusting? All these and more answered in this week's episode.
May 28, 2021
Ball Point Pens
Hoo boy, your two buds talk a lot about pens in this one. How they work? Where they come from? How they taste? Learn all about em.
May 21, 2021
Ferris Wheel
We're back! We took some time off because pandemic, but we're all vaxxed up and ready to roll. Learn all about the first Ferris Wheel, all the lives it claimed, and all the boning that went down in the sky.
May 11, 2021
Spontaneous Human Combustion
TikTok user @ri3cjoh gave us this week's suggestion, and it's a gross one. Thanks a lot, Ric. Lot of goo talk this week. If you don't like gross stuff, sit this one out. Lotta goo. Glen's new special still isn't out yet, but you can download the Dry Bar Comedy app for free anyway.
February 16, 2021
Facebook Live
Facebook sucks eggs. We talk about how Facebook Live is supposed to work, but it doesn't because again, Facebook sucks eggs. We stan Jesse Eisenberg.
February 03, 2021
MI-6 or MI-5 or Just British Secret Intelligence (ft. Ricky Glore)
Ricky Glore joins us to learn all about MI-6, which we maybe didn't think was real, so we talk about MI-5 and James Bond. Taft gets stuck in a bathtub, then we kind of explore the basic concept of British Secret Intelligence.
January 29, 2021
What is hibernation? Is it just sleep? Do words mean anything anymore? What's Scottish artist Neil Slorance's tortoise up to? Learn the answers to these questions and more on this week's episode of Improvised Wikipedia. Hey, also Glen has a new special coming out THIS MONTH on Dry Bar Comedy.
January 08, 2021
2020 Year-End Special
Why pick one topic when you can speed run a bunch of them? We run through seventeen topics and don't check any of our work to close out the year.
December 29, 2020
The Pawn's Niblets (Jon and Glen talk about The Queen's Gambit)
It's a VSE (Very Special Episode) this week as we break from format to talk about the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit. Why? I dunno. It's 2020. Jon figured if he let Glen get all the chess out of his system in this episode he'd shut up about it for a few weeks. (He won't.) Thanks to Daniel Moyer for the name!
December 15, 2020
Jock Straps (ft. Pat Janssen!)
Gather your boys and cradle your downstairs. This week we talk jock straps with sports fan and comedian Pat Janssen!
December 08, 2020
Daniel Moyer comes on to learn all about the mysterious land of Canada, a place all three of us have been to in the before times when Americans were allowed to leave the country. Learn about tiny Elvis impersonators, Canada's best exports (comedy), and the group wonders what it's like to have a functioning government. Hey and if you live in Georgia make sure you're registered to vote for the January Senate runoff election! It's important! 
December 01, 2020
Ginger Ale (ft. Ryan Hill)
As Silver Surfer is to Galactus, so Ryan Hill is to Santa Claus. He joins us this week to talk about ginger ale, and Jon and Glen scream at each other about gallium for a while.
November 17, 2020
Classic: Velcro
Tommy Velocity and Jamie Crowbar kissed in 1924 and the rest is history.
November 14, 2020
Dreams (ft. Roya Hamadani & Ian Webster)
My seven-year-old once said, "Dreams are like private movies in your brain" and she's not wrong. We break down everything there is to know about dreams this week with two of our favorites, comedians Roya Hamadani & Ian Webster.
November 10, 2020
Hufu - Human Tofu (ft. Richie Warmkessel)
We talk about dumb tofu that's supposed to taste like people with our friend, comedian, actor, and improviser Richie Warmkessel.
November 03, 2020
Classic: Puns
Puns! We love em. We look back at the first pun in history, and this might be the first episode where Glen loses it laughing at his own dumb joke. Enjoy!
October 30, 2020
Urinary Tract Infections (ft. Kirk Griffiths)
We adopted the "explicit" tag from the jump because of swearing, but boy howdy do we earn it this week. Learn about urinary tract infections with our pal comedian Kirk Griffiths from the Proper Ebonics podcast. Ferris wheels! Champagne! A lot of pee talk! Glen hurts himself laughing. Easily our grossest episode to date, but it's still funny. Enjoy!
October 27, 2020
Classic: Reality
Jon and Glen discuss the concept of reality itself and also the time Glen rode rollercoasters for a TV show.
October 25, 2020
Phonographs (ft. Ben Youngerman)
Well. It had to happen eventually. We brought Glen's nemesis Ben Youngerman onto the show as our dumb guest. Apparently we brought him up enough times that he invoked some kind of Beetlejuice rule where we had to let him on. He wanted to know about phonographs because he's an old timey time traveler who looks like what would happen if a Dick Dastardly Funko Pop got its wish to be a real boy. It's a good episode anyway. Glen explains exactly how phonographs work and also why Thomas Edison was such a piece of shit. We don't do people as topics because of the Vincent Price Rule, but Glen might record a special episode just shitting on Edison for an hour because for real that guy sucks so hard. He's the Ben Youngerman of Menlo Park.
October 20, 2020
Classic: Zombies
Spookytimes is upon us, so we're throwing it back to our classic episode about ZOMBIES! This was our most-listened-to episode for a long time, but as our audience grew it got unseated and isn't even in the top 10 anymore. Also I (Glen) edited this episode in the hospital room with my wife waiting for our second kid to be born.
October 16, 2020
Pasta (ft. Rosalie Fry and my Toddler!)
What's up pasta maniacs? We talking pasta today with our friend and person living in Italy, Rosalie Fry! We cover all the shapes. We tell you to make it. My toddler babbles about Moana in the background. All around great ep. Get a bowl of noodles and listen to this show, then tell your best friend about it, but don't share your noodles.
October 13, 2020
Classic: Soup
Soup! It's soup!
October 09, 2020
GOOSEBUMPS (ft. Gabe Mara!)
Ermagherd! This week we talk Goosebumps with Gabe Mara from the Slow Readers podcast! Is there a weird sound issue where the tracks are a little out of sync because we tried a new recording setup again? Of course! Is it still a fun episode! You betcha!
October 06, 2020
Classic: Skyscrapers
It's a throwback to our second episode! We recorded this in person! In the same room! Together! We probably even hugged! Remember physical contact?
October 02, 2020
McDonaldland (ft. Danny Getz)
This week we have comedian Danny Getz (Feel Feelings podcast) and he'd like to know more about McDonaldland. As children of the 80s Glen and Jon are more than prepared to help him out. Journey with us now to fantastical land made mostly of meat people with questionable power dynamics.
September 29, 2020
Classic: Super Mario Sunshine
We're back with a Friday classic. We considered reuploading these in order, but Super Mario Sunshine is coming to the Switch as part of Mario's 35th anniversary, so we figured we'd ride this hype-wave all the way to glory and drop in this episode about neither of us ever played. Enjoy!
September 25, 2020
This week we learn about the island nation of Seychelles, but we didn't learn whether it was "Seychelles" or "The Seychelles".
September 22, 2020
Improvised Wikipedia Classic - Episode 1 Cardinals
Hey! Starting today, we'll be posting NEW episodes on Tuesdays and CLASSIC episodes on Fridays. What better place to start than with Episode 1 - "Cardinals" This was our first go at improvising a Wikipedia entry, and we had such a good time we're still doing it. If you're wondering why we're doing this, it's a boring technical answer that has to do with the way we were hosting our files before switching to Anchor. Uploading nearly 100 episodes at once seemed like not the best solution, so we're adding them gradually, in order. In theory this will go on forever, because we'll be adding new episodes each week. Plus these episodes were recorded over two years ago, so even if you've heard every episode it might be fun to look back fondly on the old ones.
September 18, 2020
The Interstate Highway System (ft. Jiah Peck)
What up with all these roads? Why are there no mountains anymore? Why can't we drive to Hawaii? All these questions and more will be answered on this week's episode featuring Jiah Peck from the podcast Amusing Ourselves to Death that he hosts with past guest Justin Passino. Both Jon and Glen were recent guests on their show, so go check it out.
September 15, 2020
We're back with a new season, a tweaked format, and returning guest Addyson Young!  What's up with witches though?
September 08, 2020
The U.S. Dollar
What’s up with money though? Friend of the show Leeanmerie Rouse drops in to give us the topic this week. We’re still at home, and you should be too.
April 22, 2020
Pirates (ft. Christina Irene)
We’re on a boooooooat (metaphorically) in this one.Apologies for the delay in episodes. We’ve been recording them but Glen has been slow to edit them because “the world is on fire” and he’s “sad”.We’ll also be doing some live recordings you can tune into online, so follow us on Facebook to find out when that is.Also please stay the fuck home. Wear a full fucking Spider-Man mask if you go outside. Wash your hands. Tell people you love them. Hold grudges. Do arts and crafts. Do weird video calls with your family.
April 15, 2020
Rhythmic Gymnastics (ft. Addyson Teal)
Glen contends that all sports are bad, but we can all agree that this one sucks.
March 25, 2020
Astrology (ugh)
Astrology is nothing but ya boys talk about it anyway because that’s how this dumb show works.
March 17, 2020
Oh the hubris!The boys talkin’ about sponges. What is sponges? They squish. We know that.Turtles love this little squish pods.Sponges are coral that skipped leg day.Sponges is nasty freaks.
March 10, 2020
Speed Skating
A lot of Apolo Ohno talk on this one. What if skating was Sonic the Hedgehog? How good is Glen’s dad at ice skating really though? Are Jon and Glen really contentious with each other in this one? You bet!
March 03, 2020
Glen knows about igloos because of a weird book he read as a kid instead of going outside or making friends. Jon has his feelings hurt because Glen doesn’t listen, but Glen doesn’t remember exactly what Jon was mad about because he wasn’t listening. This is a very good suggy jest and a very bad Wikipedia page.
February 25, 2020
Golden Rectangle
What’s the best rectangle? Turns out we have very strong opinions. They’re wrong. But we have them. Learn a math thing and also learn that we don’t know everything, but we do agree that Chris Gethard is a delight! We also stumble across a great prank one of you could AND SHOULD DO to burn us.
February 18, 2020
Epaulette Sharks
Da fuk even are sharks tho? Classic Jon and Glen not knowing things energy on this one, folks. But man oh man, we somehow land on some facts. Conner friggin loves sharks.
February 12, 2020
Tupperware Live at the SteelStacks Improv Festival
Jon and Glen returned to the SteelStacks Improv Festival, the PREMIERE east coast improvisation festival. Did we cheat and use the same photo from last year’s festival because we didn’t get a picture this time? Sure. Do we know everything there is to know about Tupperware and do a really good job relaying that information to an audience in a shorter-than-usual amount of time? Of course not. Do we hold hands? Famously.
February 04, 2020