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Adam Tod Brown is so unafraid to express his opinions that he even created the Unpops Podcast Network as a way to share them with the world. Building on his reputation as the former editor of the popular humor site Cracked.com and host of the “Unpopular Opinion” podcast, he expounds on a wide range of topics — from conspiracy theories and untold history to the latest events in pop culture and politics — while co-hosting nine of its shows each week.

ADAM TOD BROWN BRINGS HIS UNPOPS PODCAST NETWORK TO LIFE WITH STAND-UP COMEDY SERIES AT THE ALEX THEATRE

Pasadena Weekly, August 2017

 

Another show that Adam Tod Brown is co-helming, in addition to running the new Unpops podcast network, is Heart Shaped Pod, dedicated to the music and the history of the band Nirvana. He and co-host Travis Clark are currently spending each episode going through the chronology of Kurt Cobain’s life, debating and dissecting how it formed the underpinnings of Nirvana.

THIS WEEK IN COMEDY PODCASTS

Splitsider, July 2017

 

Let’s lighten things up a little bit. What can be overwhelming about the above podcasts is the intense amount of jargon and insider bent that comes with political podcasts. What In The World? finds podcast tsar Adam Tod Brown and fellow comedian Quincy Johnson II hashing over politics, current affairs, and worldwide stories in an immediately accessible way. It’s a great place to find some political news wrapped in constant jokes about said news.

THE 10 BEST POLITICAL PODCASTS TO HELP YOU BECOME A MORE INFORMED CITIZEN

UPROXX, May 2017

 

Pretty Scary is part of comedian Adam Tod Brown’s podcast network Unpopular Opinion, or Unpops if you’re in the know. The show is a bit of a hybrid of comedians Caitlin Cutt and Kari Martin’s White Wine True Crime podcast, and sees Brown as the straight man/host leading the banter, tangents, and terrifying crime stories. Pretty Scary sets itself apart by covering more than just classic “true crime” topics. Their episode on chemical warfare and the use of sarin gas throughout history being a great example.

THE 10 BEST TRUE CRIME PODCASTS YOU NEED TO BE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW

UPROXX, May 2017

Both have day jobs in marketing and their time for comedy is mainly channeled through podcasting. They are also working on another true crime show called Pretty Scary for subscribers of the podcast Unpopular Opinion. Their most enduring quality as podcast hosts to me is their humility and authenticity.

WHITE WINE, TRUE CRIME: CHATTING WITH PODCAST HOSTS KARI MARTIN AND CAITLIN CUTT

Huffington Post, November 2016

 

While people may know Danger Van Gorder as the vocalist/guitarist for rock band Countless Thousands, he’s also a big fan of MMA, and recently had a chance to debate the sport’s merits versus pro wrestling as part of the Oct. 15 edition of Fight! Cast! on the Unpopular Opinion podcast subscription network.

DANGER VAN GORDER: PUNK ROCK COMES TO MMA’S DEFENSE

MMA Weekly, October 2016

 

 That attitude has pervaded comedy sites, too. “I feel like we need to stop looking for the comedy in everything,” said Adam Tod Brown, a columnist and podcast host at Cracked.com who warned that Trump could follow in the steps of Adolf Hitler. “I get that jokes and comedy are a way to cope with terrible things. The problem with Trump is that people went into this thinking it was comedy, and that it didn’t need to be taken seriously. It did need to be taken seriously. A threat is a threat.”

CAN SNL TAKE DOWN DONALD TRUMP? IS IT GOING TO TRY?

The Washington Post, September 2016