Episode 31: Scams

It comes as no surprise that scams are a crock. Still many scams are full of shockers. So, Michael and Katherine are psyched to share some especially stunning examples.

Heart healthy?

Heart Healthy or Scam Stealthy

Michael kicks off the Crockcast with a scam close to the heart – heart health, to be specific. It’s all about oatmeal. On many oatmeal packages and ads of all kinds, there’s a claim about heart health. But it turns out this claim is really just a scam. Many packaged oatmeals include added sugar and process out much of the fiber present in raw oats.

Funny how simply putting oats into packaging adds levels of BS to a formerly innocent product. Sure, packaging adds value to a product. But only in that it enhances the company sales pitch. It can actually decrease the value to the consumer. That’s because packaging often scams consumers with misleading claims.

Fyre Festival Fracas


Katherine packs the middle for the podcast this week with a topic that’s twice-the-size. She does double duty with the fascinating story of the ultimate millennial scam, the 2017 Fyre Festival. Creators, Billy McFarland and JaRule took about 10,000 millennials for a scam-soaked ride.

This video along with instagram posts and tweets from the models inviting fans to join them “at the Fyre Festival” was all it took to sell out the entire event in 48 hours. Impressive salesmanship on the part of Billy McFarland. He was, in fact, a brilliant salesman. Unfortunately, he’s also a bit too fond of booze, delusional lies, and blinding oneself to harsh realities with “positivity”.

This video portrays the potential Fyre Festival as a gorgeous, luxurious experience. But the festival reality manifested all these promises on the flip side – the dark side. We’re talking cheese sandwiches instead of sushi and hurricane survival tents rather than the promised villas. Listen to the CrockCast – Scams to hear the rest of this scintillating scam story.

Scam New Parents = Child’s Play!

New parents are notorious for neurotic tendencies. Blame it on lack of sleep, desperation, or even just the chaos of infancy, but new parents are suckers. They especially fall for products that claim to solve problems. Case in point, the wedge. Click here for a NY Times article all about it.

Turns out this piece of foam, often sold to new parents in the hospital when their baby is born and are most vulnerable, is a scam. Hospitals charge up to $150 for these useless wastes of money. Check out the CrockCast this week to hear all about it.

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Episode 30 – Originality

May seem like a light saber …but it’s actually the sound of vaginal juices evaporating you hear in this CrockCast about Originality.

Originality Sure Ruined Star Wars

Luke Skywalker’s blue lightsaber sold for $450K to Ripley’s Believe it or Not in 2017

What? Them’s fighting words! But Michael’s got a point. He’s as much a Star Wars fan as any nerd – and proud of it. Thing is, he also thinks deeply about these matters. When MichaelJ saw the prequel movies, they left him pondering what many simply shrugged off with their popcorn crumbs, What the heck happened?

Michael delves the Star Wars canon in this Crockcast edition. In doing so, he makes many controversial declarations. George Lucas was really just trying to make another Flash Gordon movie. Along with many others that may astonish those of us less attuned to the Star Wars legacy.

Listen to the podcast to hear why Michael thinks accommodations made to the original Star Wars trilogy may be responsible for the lack of magic in the subsequent iterations. He also shares intriguing details about the rereleases and challenges therein.

The First Rule of Originality Is…

Actual book jacket of Katherine’s Fight Club

Turns out Michael’s not the only nerd in town. Katherine jumps into the CrockCast with her reading glasses perched at the ready. It’s all about books for her this week, specifically Fight Club, one of her favorites. However, as exceptional as Palahniuk’s work is among contemporaries, the popular claim that it’s “utterly original” doesn’t ring true to Katherine.

She references the well-worn and beloved classics The Stranger by Albert Camus and the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to show obvious parallels to Fight Club. This is how Katherine reveals that Palahniuk’s work, though excellent and fun, is not particularly original in theme, content, or even characterizations.

“Apple’s a Dead Company,” Michael in ’08

user % for these cellphones may surprise you

Michael then introduces some tantalizing tidbits of data to show how Apple’s glorified originality can only take it so far in the business world. It’s the ultimate paradox, a failing winner in the money game. He shocks and amazes Katherine with the numbers. Check it out to see if you feel the same awe as the war between Android and Apple gets real.

Basic Bitches Kick Originality Curbside


Natasha Rothwell’s hilarious video shows BASIC can be beautiful

The CrockCast winds down with a feisty swirl. Katherine suggests that we all need to back off basic bitches. Give ’em a break! Life’s chaotic enough without judging people for their simple pleasures. Live and let live, bitches.

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Episode 29 – Wine

Here at Such a Crock we know you love your wine… but it doesn’t love you back, baby. Turns out bottles are pricey, inconsistently rated, and lots of whack facts about them will surprise you!

Wine Rankings Kinda Reek

A three step process to a wrong answer

Michael excitedly shares his wine tasting research, relevant videos and personal stories. Turns out sommelier training means little. That’s because a single alleged “expert” will often give the exact same bottle of wine a completely different ranking between glasses.

Although sommeliers are pretty inconsistent when it comes to handing out medals, they do get some things right. For instance, a good sommelier can often pick out which bottle is priciest by the taste.

But humans also have a tendency to like a wine simply because it costs more. We’re a buncha suckers when it comes to pretentious labels – surprise! Learn more about Michael’s declaration that “Pricey wine is a crock!” with a listen to this week’s wine-soaked CrockCast.

Is Wine Actually Healthy?

Many facts can be found in this wonderful book

Then Katherine explores the health benefit claims pouring like a cabernet waterfall out of media mouths. She’s not surprised to find lots are a crock. Thanks to the terrific book Wine Folly, Katherine unpacks this complex conundrum.

How can it be that all this research quoted on morning shows is wrong? Well, these benefits are conditional for one. In other words, sure you can get all these health perks drinking vino. In fact, Katherine lays out three of the best ones. They’re yours for the taking. BUT you have to drink a specific amount of wine within a precise amount of time in order to get these benefits. Check out this week’s Wine Episode to find out the details.

Statistics Can Save Your Life

This podcast gives great stats

A few years ago Michael heard scary alcohol statistics on the Freakonomics podcast. They made such an impact that he’s still talking about them today. Not only that, these facts and numbers continue to affect how Michael lives his life.

One great thing about life is that we get to pick which facts to live by. It’s admirable that Michael chooses to live by some scary booze facts, especially given his Soju shot record from a Korean bar about twenty years ago.

Katherine also shares some whack facts. Many of which go against common knowledge and may even make you question some assumptions you make about vino. What makes one wine better for you than another? Does a bottle really improve with age? The answers to these basic queries may surprise you. Luckily you can hear all about these whack facts and more on the CrockCast.

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Episode 28 – Resolutions

Love everything but the thirty-first of April :(

The Crock of resolutions is SO relevant today – New Year’s Eve, 2018. Katherine and Michael discuss advice for sticking to your goals, David Goggins, and fun facts to make the point that resolutions are a crock.

Advice for New Year’s Resolutions

Michael starts with an article about keeping to your resolutions from Psychology Today. Although the “Streep” Michael references isn’t Meryl but rather the author of the article, Peg Streep, Katherine thinks maybe the actress would have had better advice. Also, she’s really talented and isn’t this a lovely picture of her?

Picture by Brigitte Lacombe c/o Time.com

Ms. Streep, the author, clearly has her heart in the right place and she provides Michael with a fun setup for meaty discussions about what works and doesn’t with setting goals. You can check out her book about Quitting if her ideas intrigue you.

David Goggins… Man Among Mice

"The core is stable."

“The core is stable.” -David Goggins, Toughest Man Alive

Katherine shares the story of David Goggins, one of her favorite people on earth.  He recently released a book about his incredible life and powerful philosophy. It’s an amazing read and even better if you listen to the audiobook. That’s because Goggins had a buddy read from the book and then joins him in conversation as well. So, the audio book serves as a sort of podcast that takes you even deeper into the wonders of Goggins.

Speaking of Goggins wonders, he helps Katherine make her point about the many ways resolutions are  a crock. A man of true purpose, he doesn’t need the excuse of January 1st to motivate him. His purpose in life keeps Goggins achieving his goals as a matter of fact no matter what day it is on the calendar.  Listen to the New Years Crockcast to hear more about it.

Michael’s Resolution Somehow Isn’t One

Michael discusses how his resolution to run 1K miles in 2018 was not a resolution. Is he convincing on this count? Not so much. On the other hand, Michael accomplished this goal and THAT is what truly matters. It was a mighty feat and we’re all proud of him, especially Katherine, who got to hear how hard it was along the way. Congrats, Michael. Here’s to your new non-resolutions in 2019!

Facts Beat Resolutions, Hands Down

This Dolphin is swimming …and maybe sleeping

Katherine caps off the Crockcast with a fun fact romp from a NY Times collection of their favorite 2018 facts. She curates them to present a select few and aligns each with a typical New Year resolution.

Topics include smoking, sleeping, drinking more water, less phone time, and other fun goals we’ve all considered in our efforts to better our lives and selves.

Thanks so much for listening to our Crockcast! We appreciate you and wish you a glorious and lucky New Year. Make all your dreams comes true – day by day.

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Episode 27 – Trolls

Ring in the holiday season with this thoughtful rumination on Trolls by Such a Crock‘s Katherine & Michael Flores. Trolls are a crock!

These are the Trolls of Our Lives

The Christmas Eve Crockcast kicks off with an informative bang as Michael explains Troll definitions. He also touches on the topic of patent trolls. Turns out trolls come in all sizes, shapes, and costs! Katherine then shares a bit about Instagram trolling and they ruminate on the many types of trolls we all encounter in daily life.

Reasons Trolls be Trollin’

Tony Robbins explains it all

Michael draws from the Tony Robbins playbook to examine why people choose to spend their precious time trolling. There are so many other fun and thrilling ways to roll through life! Why waste a moment on spewing negative nastiness? Well, people are complex and have lots of needs. Troll activities satisfy some of these emotional necessities for those of us without enough resources.

He breaks this down for us using Mr. Robbins’ Ted Talk monologue as a model of explaining. It’s not really so hard to understand. Nor is it as simple as Katherine’s dismissive suggestion, “They just want attention” or the popular notion that trolls are just plain ol’ crankpots. Thus, Michael helps us understand the emptiness trolls experience.

Real Life Troll Kills Hollywood Dreams

Check it out on Netflix!

Katherine accesses her deep reservoir of documentary-watching to unearth this tale of real life trolling in the film industry. Shirkers is a blast to watch. It’s the story of Sandi Tan, teen, dreamer, and brilliant film creator.

Ms. Tan’s documentary tells the story of how a mentor trolled her more than twenty years ago. First he pumped her up, calling her a genius and encouraging her daily – only to then steal her dreams. It’s a riveting tale of Shirkers: a brilliant movie that never was. Katherine recommends you check it out on Netflix if you’re interested in cool ass stories of real life trollin’.

Tips for Dealing with Trolls

Don’t fight back with facts

Michael then shares ten tips for handling trolls. Some are better than others. Either way will Katherine take these bits of advice about how to manage trolls online? It turned out only a few of the ten tips were actually useful. She’ll use what works for her and leave the rest on the podcast for posterity.

Truth is, some of these tips were downright wretched advice. That’s because sometimes ideas seem just dandy in theory but when put into practice play out in a less-than-helpful manner. An example of a terrible tip from the list is “fight back with facts”. Both Michael and Katherine agree that this is the most horrendous type of advice – the kind that makes things worse rather than better.

Alice Walker: Activist, Writer, and Certified Troll

Lizard people conspiracies are as popular as they are ridiculous

They say never to meet your heroes and, in fact, they’re 100% correct. That’s because you’ll most certainly end up disappointed… Just like how Katherine felt when she read the NY Times column By the Book on December 13th.

The column blasts her admiration for Alice Walker into smithereens. This writer, activist, and former hero uses the platform to shine a spotlight on an anti-semite conspiracy theorist. The British pariah Walker promotes spouts propaganda including lizard people and other Alex Jones craziness. It’s a mad mad world after all.

New Addition – Good News!

Then Katherine lifts us back up from these conspiracy doldrums with a bit of good news about bees. Checkout this NY Times article on the latest innovation scientists have concocted for saving the bees. It’s a vaccine! They just inject the Queen and she breeds in her special way to vaccinate the entire bee brood. Isn’t good news a refreshing breeze? Indeed, a welcome mist of positivity, even when it’s full of bees

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Episode 26 – Potatoes

Katherine and Michael disagree mightily on the topic of Potatoes but do agree on poignant potato crocks; from the famine in 1845 to wacky diets of today.

Potatoes Make Tasty Diet Hacks

Michael kicks of the Crockcast this week with one of his wacky diet ideas. Like most Americans, Michael loves to try trendy diets. Knowing how much Katherine loves potatoes, he thought maybe if he pitched a spud-based diet she’d be like “cool”. But once Michael laid out the actual rules of The Potato Hack, it was evident this is just another nutty restrictive and unsustainable diet… no matter how yummy potatoes may be. Luckily, Michael decided to keep up the good work of his current eating habits and working out rather than flushing it all down the toilet with a diet composed entirely of potatoes.

The Great Hunger… for Potatoes

One of many exceptional books on this topic

When Katherine did her DNA spit test for ancestry.com she found out she’s mostly Irish. This, of course, led to many hours reading books on Ireland and binge-watching Irish documentaries for days. She even listens to an Irish History podcast.

Thanks to all that info-gathering, Katherine takes the Crockcast on an immersive journey into the Irish potato famine. She shares fascinating facts, laughs inappropriately, and holds back tears – as usual. Her story starts with how many potatoes people ate back then and ventures to the real CROCK of the matter – the English government’s horrendous handling of the famine.

Interested? There’s an incredible podcast called The Irish History Podcast by Fin Dwyer, that delves the famine with hundreds of hours of audio on the topic in gorgeous Irish brogue. Or you can check out these books for more amazing facts on the matter:

The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy

Potatoes Make 100 lbs Disappear! Presto!

Penn Jilette Before & After Potatoes

Michael returns to his potato diet plea with another side of the story. This one’s an origin story – how he got the idea in the first place. Unsurprisingly, he heard about it from a silly man – Penn Jilette. Turns out, the comedic magician just penned a book about how he used the potato diet to jumpstart his shift into a plant-based diet. Thanks to these lifestyle changes, Penn lost one hundred pounds. Anyone can understand why this would be inspiring!

Kids These Days… Callin’ Y’all Potatoes

Last on the Crockcast Katherine tacks on a silly bit about how their 14 year old daughter who uses “potato” as an insult. It bugs Katherine because she loves potatoes. …Also it appears to make no sense. But a quick check on urbandictionary holds all the answers for old farts like KFlo. Turns out this kid’s on the cutting edge of lingo. Listen and learn why on your apple podcast app.

Documentary style portrait of Flores family life

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Episode 25 – Survival

Survival? We’ve all got better things to do! That’s the crock of it, according to Michael and Katherine. In this CrockCast they crack the code on survival from homeless tips, Nigerian cloning, and Phineas Gage to evolution.

Katherine kicks off the podcast with hot tips on getting more out of life than survival even in the direst of times. She does it with….

5 Tips to Live the Best Life Homeless

Homelessness is hard but not permanent.

Katherine gives five thoughtful tips for how to make your life better during a phase of homelessness. This may seem like absurd advice on its face… but it’s a requisite fear that lives in the back of all our brains. So, these hints might be helpful to file away and remind us that we can always be OK. Life is an up and down experience – not a straight shot. Katherine wants everybody to have some tools to help stay better off than just “survival” no matter the situation. Listen to the CrockCast for her advice.

Clone Wars, Nigerian Style

It ain’t easy out there for a Prez

It’s tough when you take a tiny vacation from leading your country and the people start wishing death upon you. Michael shares this crocktacular story of a leader’s survival after his Nigerian holiday break. Apparently, the President went away for a brief stint only to return to accusations that he was his own clone. It doesn’t get much more a crock!

Survival of a Brain Science Bad Boy

Do books tell the whole story?

Katherine shares the notorious story of Phineas Gage, a railroad foreman who suffered a dreadful blow. He was in a perilous work accident and ended up with an enormous metal rod through his left frontal lobe. It’s a shocker that he even survived. Of course, this incident had a tremendous impact on his life, especially his temperament. In fact, it continues to spur debate about brain science even today. Listen and learn more on this week’s CrockCast.

Blame Your Sweet Tooth on Evolution

Primates are our real sugar daddies

Michael ties the whole Survival CrockCast together in the end with a rousing discussion of sugary treats, deep-seated fears, and blaming our love of candy on primate ancestors. Sound unlikely? Check out the podcast to see just how true it all is. You can also read all about it either in the book What Every Body is Saying or the Business Insider article on why we love sugar.  However you get the info, keep in mind that no matter our ancestors did… what we eat is entirely up to us!

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Episode 24 – Royals

Royals are Such a Crock! Michael and Katherine prove it with Canada, Camilla Parker Bowles, The Divine Right of Kings, and Versailles. As different as these topics may seem, it all comes together this week in a delightful CrockCast royal casserole.

Canada’s Leader – Not Who You Think

Michael blows the lid off Canada’s royally big secret… namely that the country’s leader isn’t who you might think. You’re thinking of that hotpants McGee, Justin Trudeau. Right? Well, think again. In fact, think royals. We’ll even give you another big hint right here and now. Take a look at the uniform their national police wear. Remind you of anything?

Canadian Mounties

For more surprising Canadian info and all the dirty royal details, listen to Episode 24-Royals. The link’s right at the bottom of this post for your convenience, baby.

Love and Lies – Royal Style

Katherine brings love into the Crockcast discussion of royals. But the story of Camilla Parker Bowles is even more the story of a woman redeemed in public reputation than it is of love. Still, there’s a lot of love between her and Prince Charles… and it’s been there since the day they met in the early 1970s. Too bad they both married the wrong people instead of each other just to earn royal favor. It ends happily, thank goodness. Except for the tragic Princess Diana part, of course.

Camilla and Charles at a polo match in 1975 – Photo care of Harper’s Bazaar

The Divine Right of BS

Michael delves into the Divine Right of Kings which is the old idea that royals are literally divined by God. So, in other words, back in the day Kings believed their power came directly from God and ruled their kingdoms as if this were the case. These royals saw themselves at the ultimate authority and, in many cases, as a sort of God themselves.

Hear all about this and much more including Kanye talk and other major breakdowns in logic and reason. Power dynamics are certainly crazy enough without bringing divinity into it. This Crockcast section also tells us about the only country that’s still ruled by an Emperor. Got a guess? Listen in to find out if you’re right.

Versailles – Not Just a Fancy Castle

Versailles – Check it out on Netflix or Amazon

Katherine cracks out the royal crock of The Man in the Iron Mask as well as the story of Louis XIV. She’s a major fan of the TV show Versailles and the new season (airing now on Amazon if you want to pay a bit) explores this age old mystery. Season one and two are also available free on Netflix if you love historical fiction.

Versailles brings up the royal crock of the Divine Right of Kings once again because Louis XIV believed he was bestowed upon royalty by God. Talk about thinking you’re God’s gift to the world! Some people really know how to rock an entitled persona.

Hear more about all this as well as the Tweet of the week in our latest Crockcast. As always, we’d love you to subscribe at Such a Crock – Apple Podcasts or followed us on Instagram. Thanks for listening!

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Feuds

Episode 23 – Feuds

Feuds are indeed the Crockiest of Crocks! Michael and Katherine delve the crock depths of feuds but (thank goodness) finish up in the shallow end. They cover such classics as the Hatfields & McCoys and the 42 year long Family Feud TV Show. In the end, though, the Crockcast greets the modern world with celebrity feuds on social media for a fun finale.

Family Feud – Controversial Hosts

Survey Says …this host isn’t funny enough

Michael kicks off the Crockcast with Family Feud, the beloved and long running TV show where guests win cash and prizes. But his beef isn’t so much with the feud as it is with the host of the game show, especially the latest one. Katherine pushes back a bit in defense of a comedian’s right to free speech. Michael, however insists this host jokester has a right to a brick upside the head instead. Listen in for all the controversial details.

Hatfields & McCoys – 28 Year Marathon

We’ve all heard of the classic American feud between two Appalachian families back in the time of the Civil War. Katherine gets deep into the crock of this 28 year feud between families. She uncovers lots of crocks in the process including political payoffs, wandering hogs, and philandering baby daddies. It’s a crock full of murder, theft, and burning buildings. So to get in on this historically accurate action, check out the Crockcast.

Katherine mentions the murder of Tom Wallace

Side Note: at one point Michael asks if the singer Juliana Hatfield is related to the Hatfield clan of yore and the post-podcast answer is YES!

Ariana Grande – Princess of Power

Michael lightens the mood after these two feudfest tragedies. How does he do it? Piers Morgan and Ariana Grande, of course. That was easy! Basically, Morgan was being his usual curmudgeonly self and Ariana called him out. Fun stuff in the twitterverse! Listen to the Crockcast for all the silly particulars.

Rappers Delight and Shoes Aflight

Katherine also enjoys the entertainment value of a celebrity feud, even the biggest crocks among them. She breaks down the feud between CardiB and Nicki Minaj for those of you without a clue. No surprise that she concludes it’s all just a crock. Fun to watch! … but a crock all the same. Hear the breakdown for yourself on this week’s podcast.

The main evidentiary platform is thus

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Episode 22 – Labels

Labels are Such a Crock! This week’s Crockcast rolled out of M and K like an avalanche of label-related crocks on several levels. The podcast blasts off with a delightfully gossipy intro. It’s dedicated to fabulous movie star/tiny woman Marilyn Monroe who takes crap for the modern day lie of her old school clothing labels.

Is Brotherhood Just a Label?

When hazing comes between bros

Michael digs into his college days when he met many bros who preferred the frat label “brother”. Are they really your “brother” if they beat you and make you drink piss? Well, Michael asks an even harder question… what about if they kill you? Thing is, in the story it’s not quite so black and white as the murderous headline claims. Listen to the Crockcast and see what you think. No matter what you conclude, the label “brotherhood” in this case certainly qualifies as a CROCK.

What Matters on Food Labels

If you’re trying to eat healthy, you’re also likely reading lots of labels these days. Fact is, it’s not just the tiny print that makes this a challenge. Labels can be complicated and it’s hard to know what matters and why. Who can keep track? Well, Katherine delves into which labels are a crock thanks to a helpful NY Times article on the subject. The conclusion isn’t surprising, you gotta be thoughtful when it comes to labels. They’re often huge crocks!

Creating Stan Lee Controversy is a CROCK

Nobody dismisses Stan Lee @ the Crockcast!

Michael gets testy about Bill Maher’s recent Stan Lee comments. He simply doesn’t get it! ….What’s “it”? You may ask. Michael thinks it’s about what’s important. Comics matter! They have terrific importance to people all over the world. Comics created a multi-billion dollar industry! Michael also references their import in his Tweet of the Week as the Crockcast concludes. Check it out to hear for yourself!

Sour Grapes = Crime Wine Documentary

Photograph by Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times / Getty

It’s fun and profitable to pull one over on “The Man”. So, why not sell him cheap wine at million dollar price points? Katherine shares the story of Sour Grapes, a Crime Wine Documentary. In it a fraudster wine expert sells millions of dollars worth of fake wine to pretentious douchebags.

How did he do it? Labels! – talk about a Crock. This is the ultimate. The fraudster soaked off the original (cheap) labels and concocted extravagant fakes then glued the copies on to fool the wine snobs.

It’s undeniably a freaking blast to sit back and watch these guys burn their billions on garbage wine while they pontificate to the camera. Not to mention how much the fraudster looks like our very own MichaelJ. Check out his pic above for proof!

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