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Hamilton County: More Than Just Cincy
Feb 27 2024
Hamilton County: More Than Just Cincy
We’re back with our second county special. We managed to do an episode on Hamilton County with only one reference to the musical. Meanwhile, Katie judges tornadoes, Nick says “also” a lot, and Kelsey presents her comprehensive hayride theory.   Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr    The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all.    Sources and Links: Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/   Sites found with Google Maps https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_County,_Ohio Symmes Purchase: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmes_Purchase “Irregular Northern boundary” quote is a paraphrase of Memoirs of the Miami Valley", vol. 2, 1919 quoted in http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/hamilton/history_thestoryofhamilton.html John Cleves Symmes: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cleves_Symmes Anna Harrison: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Harrison John Cleves Symmes Jr.:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cleves_Symmes_Jr. Harrison-Symmes Memorial: http://hsmfmuseum.org/ http://hsmfmuseum.org/faq Cincinnati and Whitewater Tunnel: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_and_Whitewater_Canal_Tunnel Smaller Communities: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bevis%2C_Ohio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Saint_Joseph,_Ohio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteen_Mile_Stand,_Ohio Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library: https://chpl.org/news/chpl-receives-ninth-five-star-rating/ Park Scoring: https://www.parksandrecbusiness.com/articles/tpl-2023-parkscore-report-parks-and-healthcare-a-new-and-growing-playbook Fernald Preserve: https://youtu.be/Aq-XaC5gxJY https://www.energy.gov/lm/visit-fernald-preserve-visitors-center Stricker’s Grove: http://www.strickersgrove.com/ Whitewater Village: https://www.whitewatervillage.org/ https://www.whitewatervillage.org/history-shaker-settlement-ohio Shakers: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakers Broom Corn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorghum_bicolor Whitewater River: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitewater_River_(Great_Miami_River_tributary) Miami Whitewater Forest: https://www.greatparks.org/parks/miami-whitewater-forest Shaker Trace Nursery: https://www.greatparks.org/parks/miami-whitewater-forest/shaker-trace-nursery Brown’s Farmers Market: https://brownsfarmmarket.com/about/ Harrison, Ohio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison,_Ohio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_1990_Lower_Ohio_Valley_tornado_outbreak#Bright,_Indiana/Harrison,_Ohio F6 Tornado: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujita_scale Eighteen Mile House: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighteen_Mile_House American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Watchmakers-Clockmakers_Institute https://www.awci.com/ https://www.awci.com/member-center/membership-form/ Loveland Castle: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chateau_Laroche https://lovelandcastle.com/ Gorilla Glue and Sharonville: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharonville,_Ohio https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorilla_Glue George Rieveschl: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Rieveschl Merle Robbins: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merle_Robbins Shadow Hare: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Hare Spring Grove Cemetery: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Grove_Cemetery Emma Lucy Braun: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Lucy_Braun (including direct quote) and https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Emma+Lucy+Braun Nicholas Longworth: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Longworth_(winemaker) Information especially taken from Winemaking section. Also https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catawba_(grape) (details Longworth’s involvement in “America’s first commercially successful winery”) as well as the reasons for Catawba’s decline.   Disclaimers: None of us believe the hollow earth theory.We actually do have the heights of most of the First Ladies. Anna Symmes Harrison may have been the second shortest First Lady: https://www.bibi3.com/firstladies/us/grid/height/desc/2#google_vignetteExternal links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.We aren’t experts on everything. If you think we’re incorrect about something, let us know at https://www.instagram.com/the_ohio_bubble_podcast/
Rated and Curated
Sep 30 2023
Rated and Curated
Time to get cultured as we look at some of Ohio’s largest museums. Kelsey’s glowing review of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History gets interrupted by an epic discussion on the nature of puns. Nick’s less-than-glowing review of the Columbus Museum of Art sends us all into an epic discussion/rant on modern art. Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all.   Sources and Links:   At Least We’re Not Detroit originates in this video: https://youtu.be/oZzgAjjuqZM Here’s its slightly happier sequel: https://youtu.be/QIbmT2Rs8vw Cleveland Museum of Natural History: https://www.cmnh.org/   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Museum_of_Natural_History   Holotype: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holotype   Jane the Nanotyrannus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrannosaurus#Nanotyrannus   Dunkleosteus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkleosteus   Lucy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(Australopithecus) https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/australopithecus-afarensis-lucy-species.html   Balto: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balto   Togo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Togo_(dog)   Per The Spruce Pets, Ohio is one of 17 US states where it’s legal to keep a pet skunk and surgical “de-skunking” is considered humane. https://www.thesprucepets.com/skunks-as-pets-1237314#toc-can-you-own-a-pet-skunk   Cleveland Art Museum: https://www.clevelandart.org/   Columbus Museum of Art: https://www.columbusmuseum.org/   Most information on individual artworks taken from placards at the museum.   Monet’s Weeping Willow: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeping_Willow_(painting)     A great article on Hopper: https://theconversation.com/edward-hopper-the-artist-who-evoked-urban-loneliness-and-disappointment-with-beautiful-clarity-77636   George Bellows: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bellows   Eddie Redmayne’s dissertation was on Yves Klein: https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/journal/fashion/a-brief-history-of-mr-eddie-redmayne-683268 We couldn’t find any evidence of Klein’s work being displayed at the Cleveland Museum of Art   COSI: https://cosi.org/   COSI History: https://cosi.org/about-cosi/history-of-cosi#:~:text=COSI%20opened%20to%20the%20public,Street%20on%20November%206%2C%201999.      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/COSI COSI Mission and Vision: https://cosi.org/about-cosi Old COSI: http://oldcosi.com/      http://oldcosi.com/history.htm New COSI http://oldcosi.com/newcosi.htm     Disclaimers: All of us know that Blarney Castle is in Ireland, not England.There are at least two barbed wire museums in America.  None are in Ohio.Our next episode will not end up being the next museum episode.Halls of Fame will have their own episode.External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.We aren’t experts on everything. If you think we’re incorrect about something, let us know at https://www.instagram.com/the_ohio_bubble_podcast/
Guess That Buckeye
Jun 9 2023
Guess That Buckeye
Our first game! Play along with us as we try to guess some of Ohio’s most famous residents- past and present, real and fictional. Can you guess everyone on our list? Can we?  Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr   Spoiler Alert! If you don’t want to know the answers, don’t read our sources and supplements yet! The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all. . . Seriously stop here if you don’t want to be spoiled . . You’ve been warned. . . If you’re still reading, we assume you’ve already listened to the episode. . . Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ Annie Oakley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Oakley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Get_Your_Gun_(musical) Neil Armstrong: https://en.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lovell JK Simmons:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Simmons He played J. Jonah Jameson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Jonah_Jameson_(film_character)) (not JJ Jonas, whoever that is)Doris Day:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_DayMaxwell Klinger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_M*A*S*H_characters#Maxwell_KlingerMaya Lin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_LinPaul Newman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Newman Kenyon College: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenyon_College Marvin Hamlisch: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Hamlisch Shawn Hunter: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boy_Meets_World_characters#Shawn_Hunter Street Smart and Book Dumb: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/BoyMeetsWorld “Use a mirror, babe” is from Season 1 Episode 4 of Boy Meets World Played by Rider Strong: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rider_Strong Bootsy Collins: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootsy_Collins From https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament-Funkadelic Appeared in: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weapon_of_Choice_(song) With https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Walken As “Lead Bassist”: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LeadBassist Thomas Edison: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison (Our description of his father’s immigration is a direct quote.) Namesake of Pelé: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelé Vera-Ellen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera-Ellen Not to be confused with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Lynn Dave Thomas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Thomas_(businessman)Smoky the Yorkie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_(dog)Johnny Appleseed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_AppleseedJim Cummings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Cummings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Cummings_filmography “Squonky” is from Season 4 Episode 3 of the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh CJ Cregg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._J._CreggBessie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_(lake_monster)   Disclaimers and Corrections: We guess everything faster on the podcast than we did in real life. We had to cut some dead air to make it more entertaining. Nobody wants to listen to the lost five or so minutes of “hmm”.Lionel Barrymore is the great uncle of Drew Barrymore, not her father.The Smoky Award is from a Yorkie rescue organization, not a Yorkie Breeding Association.External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.We aren’t experts on everything. If you think we’re incorrect about something, let us know at https://www.instagram.com/the_ohio_bubble_podcast/
Washington County: Of Pioneers and Putnams
Feb 18 2023
Washington County: Of Pioneers and Putnams
Someone had the crazy idea of doing a whole episode for each of Ohio’s 88 counties. And we’re just crazy enough to try! We begin with Washington County, the first established. It’s now home to all the historical sites you could want in a county and all the creepy dolls you could want in a lifetime. In this episode, we also accidentally come full circle on just about every topic and say the name, Putnam a lot. Say it with us: Putnam. Fun right? The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all. Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr Sources and Links: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marietta,_Ohio https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Ohio Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ Good or Great River: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River Hopewell description includes quoted dates from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell_tradition Marietta earthworks: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marietta_Earthworks Marietta College: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marietta_College https://www.marietta.edu/explore https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/marietta-college-3073/overall-rankings https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_Musgrave Includes quotes  Songs at the Center Season 7: https://songsatthecenter.tv/season-7/ Sadie Johnson: https://grandblues.org/bluestarconnection/blue-star-committee-champs/sadie-johnson/ https://www.marcolian.com/?p=2009 Includes quote on lobbying the school. Marietta degrees including graduate: https://www.marietta.edu/areas-of-study Return Meigs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_J._Meigs_Sr. Captain Posey and the Ohio River Museum: https://mariettamuseums.org/ohio-river-museum/exhibits/ John Stone: https://henryburke1010.tripod.com/id14.html Covered Bridges: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/wayne/recarea/?recid=6216 https://www.washingtongov.org/PhotoGallery/Album/21 Rivers Trails and Ales: https://www.rtafest.com/ Harrison Gray Chandler: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Gray_Otis_(publisher) Norman Chandler: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Chandler Dorothy Buffum Chandler: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Buffum_Chandler Anchorage Mansion: https://ironcityparanormal.com/2018/09/24/anchorage-mansion-history/ https://www.wchshistory.org/anchorage Peoples Mortuary Museum: https://www.cawleyandpeoples.com/peoples-mortuary-museum (Includes direct quote) W.P. Snyder Jr: https://mariettamuseums.org/ohio-river-museum/ (Includes direct quote) Muskingum etymology: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskingum_River (Includes direct quote) Campus Martius: https://mariettamuseums.org/campus-martius/ Children’s Toy and Doll Museum: https://m.facebook.com/100057088825369/ Initial research was probably from this now defunct website: https://mariettaohio.org/member/toy-doll-museum/ Kewpie Dolls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kewpie Kewpee Restaurants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kewpee (Includes several direct quotes) https://www.kewpeehamburgers.com/kewpee-hamburgers/history/ Bubble Movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_(2005_film) LA Times Article on Bubble: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-jan-22-me-bubble22-story.html Roger Ebert’s review of Bubble: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bubble-2006 Film Comment Review of Bubble: https://www.filmcomment.com/article/bubble-review/ Wayne National Forest: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_National_Forest https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/f5de3fd0fb384f1fa9d5ffe17546e6e3 (See especially, the Marietta unit section) Disclaimers: External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.It took us longer to edit this episode than most (it’s a whole thing) so some facts may not be as up to date as usual.US News and World Report has since downgraded Marietta College to 7th best value in the Midwest.Sadie Johnson has since graduated from Marietta.When it comes to ghost tours, there’s a big difference between a ghost walk and a ghost hunt. We emphatically don’t recommend the latter.We aren’t experts on everything. If you think we’re incorrect about something, let us know at https://www.instagram.com/the_ohio_bubble_podcast/
Law-Deriding Citizens (feat. Brandon Isleib)
Oct 26 2022
Law-Deriding Citizens (feat. Brandon Isleib)
In Kelsey’s (temporary) absence we’re joined by lawyer and polymath, Brandon Isleib (AKA Restless Mosaic) to discuss the odd side of Ohio’s laws.  From banned monkeys to reptilian projectiles, we attempt to find out why these weird statutes are on the books. And Brandon attempts to segue between them… The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all. Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr Sources and Links: Restless Mosaic on Bandcamp: https://restlessmosaic.bandcamp.com/ Columbus Municipal Code: https://library.municode.com/oh/columbus/codes/code_of_ordinances Ohio Revised Code: https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code Roller Skate History: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_skates Mo’s Bows: https://mosbowsmemphis.com/ Only In Your State Weird Laws Listicle: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ohio/crazy-laws-part-2-oh/amp/ Casper Law Weird Laws Listicle: https://casperlaw.com/blog-21-weird-laws-in-the-tri-state/  The actual weird Ohio food law is about donuts and not ice cream: http://www.legintent.com/three-laws-weird-almost-want-break/ Other states have weird ice cream laws though: https://atlantainjurycounsel.com/top-10-weirdest-laws-in-georgia/ Disclaimers:  External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.Don’t worry! Kelsey’s fine and she’ll be back next time!It shouldn’t have to be said but please don’t take legal advice from this podcast.We aren’t experts on everything. If you think we’re incorrect about something, let us know at https://www.instagram.com/the_ohio_bubble_podcast/
Amusement Musings
Jul 13 2022
Amusement Musings
Like roller coasters? Then Ohio is the state for you! Between Cedar Point in the north and Kings Island in the south, we have 30 different coasters to choose from, including some of the tallest, fastest, and longest in the world. In this episode, we’ll take you through our memories of these two world class amusement parks and in an attempt to finally settle which is Ohio’s best. Along the way, we’ll introduce you to “coaster therapy,” employ the phrase, “furnace of a dog,” and complain some more about the weather. The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all. Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr Sources and Links: Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ Coaster Studios was our introduction to the term “home park” and other coaster enthusiast concepts and memes, including Millennium Force’s reputation as a weak ride. In particular, the following videos informed our episode:             Cedar Fair Rankings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdj6ANYQFg             Cedar Point Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAXSZGWaQis             Cedar Point History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsBAYpoS8yA Top Ten US Parks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIoh0Crwkoc (This video was helpful in pointing out the Western themed area of Cedar Point as evidence the park is not only for enthusiasts.) Iron Dragon Review: https://youtu.be/9ti3rDIuD-4 The Brady Bunch and Partridge Family at Kings Island: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2021/january/january-26-1973-partridge-family-episode-premiered-on-abc-tv (Source of “Another TV family...” quote.) Son of Beast: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_of_Beast (Source of “first wooden hypercoaster…” and “non-fatal accidents” quotes.) Ready to Go by Republica (flashing light warning): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JgffRW1fKDk (Fun fact: the Wikipedia page for this song used to contain a joke about how overplayed it was at Top Thrill.) Hotel Breakers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Breakers Cedar Point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Point Kings Island: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_Island Accidents: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incidents_at_Cedar_Fair_parks Wikipedia’s sources are listed on each Wikipedia url.   Disclaimers:  External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.There are other roller coasters in Ohio besides the ones at the Cedat Fair parks but we wanted to focus on the big ones.At the time of recording, we were unaware of the 2021 accident on Top Thrill Dragster that left one guest severely injured and the ride indefinitely closed. Our hearts go out those affected and we have no intention of trivializing this sad turn of events.We’re using a new program for audio leveling so this episode may sound different (hopefully better.)We aren’t experts on everything. If you think we’re incorrect about something, let us know at https://www.instagram.com/the_ohio_bubble_podcast/
Crashing Symbols
Apr 5 2022
Crashing Symbols
Like all states, Ohio has a lot of symbols. From birds and trees to songs and candies, all kinds of things are used to represent Ohio to the wider world. But are we putting our best foot forward? Only Nick, Katie, and Kelsey have the audacity to rethink everything and suggest replacements for Ohio's official state... things. This episode also includes Nick's unpopular ideas about dog breeds, Katie's shocking reveal about Groundhog Day, and Kelsey's history of being divebombed by random animals. The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all. Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr Sources and Links: Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ Symbols of Ohio: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ohio_state_symbols All state symbols: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_United_States_state_symbols  (Each link is for all symbols of a single state or all state instances of a single type of symbol. We used the latter to compare Ohio to the rest of the country.) Ohio Bicentennial Documentary with McKinley carnation story: https://www.pbs.org/video/wviz-pbs-ideastream-specials-ohio-200-years/ Massassauga Rattlesnake described as insect-like: https://amp.bucyrustelegraphforum.com/amp/30050691 Mudpuppies: https://amp.thenews-messenger.com/amp/19805565 (Our description of their range in Ohio came from here.) Possible origin for “if it flies, it dies”: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/patch-usaf-526th-fs-deny-flight-if-it-flies-it Groundhog Day documentary: https://www.amazon.com/Groundhog-Day-Story-Season/dp/B092HDC96B What is flint: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint Rome apples: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome_apple How Hang on Sloopy became the Ohio State Rock Song: https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Ohio's_State_Rock_Song_-_Hang_On_Sloopy?rec=1878 (accessed through Wikipedia) Standardbred Horses: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardbred Wikipedia’s sources are listed on each Wikipedia url.   Disclaimers:  External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.The Lake Erie water snake is actually found in much of the lakeshore in Ohio.The apple’s status as the New York State Fruit is unrelated to the Big Apple nickname.We aren’t experts on everything. If you think we’re incorrect about something, let us know at https://www.instagram.com/the_ohio_bubble_podcast/The Ohio Bubble universally likes Labradors.
Here (May) Be Monsters
Jan 18 2022
Here (May) Be Monsters
We’re back for 2022 with our Buckeye-centric take on the cryptid phenomenon, examining the evidence for and against South Bay Bessie (Lake Erie’s Nessie), the Ohio grassman (Ohio’s bigfoot), and the Loveland frogman (Ohio’s weird uncle). Is Bessie just a big fish? Is there a grasswoman? Does Loveland’s frogman talk? Are we crazy for asking? The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all. Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr Sources and Links: Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_(lake_monster) https://web.archive.org/web/20110708104140/http://archives.buffalorising.com/story/otd_11121933_happy_anniversary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Erie#Folklore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plesiosauria https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Bessie http://www.weirdus.com/states/ohio/bizarre_beasts/south_bay_bessie/index.php https://www.bfro.net/GDB/state_listing.asp?state=oh Various episodes of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot (https://www.animalplanet.com/show/finding-bigfoot-animal-planet), especially S7 E5, “Matt Goes Home.” Nick’s “something they could not explain” comment may be a direct quote. https://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_county_reports.asp?state=oh&county=Franklin http://www.weirdus.com/states/ohio/bizarre_beasts/loveland_frogman/index.php https://charlestonterrors.com/the-loveland-frogman-ohios-most-famous-cryptid/ Strange Ohio Monsters by Michael Newton (2013) Our descriptions of sightings include direct quotes from several fo these sources. Wikipedia’s sources are listed on each Wikipedia url.   Disclaimers:  External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.We taped our first several episodes during a relative break in the Covid pandemic. Depending on when you listen, some of the activities we describe may be unsafe or unavailable. Be safe y’all.There were some audio issues we just couldn’t resolve so you might hear some pops and cracks from our mics. We assure you, they’re completely harmless.
Not Your Mother‘s Mother Road
Jan 11 2022
Not Your Mother‘s Mother Road
Nick’s description of Ohio as “America in Miniature” got us thinking- if U.S. Route 66 (and its Interstate analogue, I-40) is the “Great Amercian Road Trip,” what would constitute the “Great Ohioan Road Trip”? Settling on U.S. Route 42 and the parallel I-71, we attempt to design the ultimate Ohio road adventure, full of natural beauty, awesome food, and… some pretty morbid history.   Also in this episode, we meet a chain-smoking cyborg, hear Nick’s owl impersonation, and learn why Kelsey hates camping.  The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all. Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr Sources and Links: Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ Cincinnati Zoo: http://cincinnatizoo.org/ The 1974 Xenia tornado (yes, we got the date wrong): https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/this-day-in-weather-history-april-4-1974-xenia-ohio-f5-and-super-outbreak Der Dutchman and Carlisle Gifts: https://dhgroup.com/restaurants/der-dutchman-plain-city-oh The Cheese House: http://shopthecheesehouse.com/ New California: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_California,_Ohio and https://www.dispatch.com/article/20130410/NEWS/304109721 The Little Brown Jug: https://www.littlebrownjug.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Brown_Jug_(horse_race) Eclectic Diner and Sweeterie: https://eclecticdinerandsweeterie.com/. Check out https://www.yelp.com/biz/eclectic-diner-and-sweeterie-delaware if main site is down. The Hayes Gas Station: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-rutherford-b-hayes-birthplace-gas-station-delaware-ohio Olentangy Caverns: https://olentangycaverns.com/ Bunker’s Mill Winery: https://www.bunkersmillwinery.com/ Mount Gilead Fires and Levering Hall, including quotes from History of Morrow County: https://www.mountgilead.net/mgfddepthx.htm Levering Hall in General: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levering_Hall#cite_note-dohp-2 Sparks Fly LLC: https://sparksflyllc.com/ 8 Sisters Bakery: http://www.8sistersbakery.com/our-story/ Nickel and Bean Coffee Shop: https://www.nickelandbean.com/about-us and https://www.nickelandbean.com/villageboardroom  Renaissance Theatre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Theatre_(Mansfield,_Ohio) Miss Ohio Pageant and Miss America: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Ohio and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Miss_America_titleholders#Winners_by_state Elektro: https://cosmosmagazine.com/technology/science-history-elektro-the-smoking-robot/ and http://www.themansfieldmuseum.com/elektro-1.html Oak Hill Cottage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Hill_Cottageand https://oakhillcottage.org Carpenter Gothic architecture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter_Gothic The Warden and his wife at Mansfield: https://ghostwalks.com/articles/tragic-arthur-glattke-mansfield Mount Gilead State Park: https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/go-and-do/plan-a-visit/find-a-property/mt-gilead-state-park Fishing Regulations in Ohio: https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/buy-and-apply/hunting-fishing-boating/fishing-resources/fishing-regulations Blackfork Wetlands: https://www.ashland.edu/cas/environmental-science-program/black-fork-wetlands-environmental-studies-center Wetland facts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wetland Schleman Nature Preserve and Buckeye Woods: https://www.medinacountyparks.com/index.php/parks/nature-preserves/schleman-nature-preserve Princess Ledges:http://www.naturalohioadventures.com/princess-ledges-nature-preserve.html Wikipedia’s sources are listed on each Wikipedia url.   Disclaimers:  External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.We taped our first several episodes during a relative break in the Covid pandemic. Depending on when you listen, some of the activities we describe may be unsafe or unavailable. Be safe y’all!The Cheese House was incorrectly referred to as Yoder’s Cheese House. Yoder’s is actually the name of the fencing shop next door.The “Olentangy Indian Caverns” have recently been renamed as simply the “Olentangy Caverns.” In this episode, we use the original name as printed in Google Maps. We understand and respect the name-change and don’t want to touch the political discussions about such name-changes with a ten-foot-pole.When it comes to ghost tours, there’s a big difference between a ghost walk and a ghost hunt. We emphatically don’t recommend the latter.Blackfork describes wetlands as the most biodiverse ecosystem after rainforests.
Bringing OSU To You
Sep 23 2021
Bringing OSU To You
Peek behind the curtain as we give you the Ohio State tour you didn’t get in orientation (with a couple detours to nearby Columbus State). Join us as we reminisce about the intricacies of campus dining, discuss the best way to enjoy a Buckeye Football game, and throw in some surprising trivia. This episode will also feature a spider named after a new wave singer, two would-be homecoming queens, a superfluous reference to Untitled Goose Game, and some groutrageous puns. We promise it all makes sense. The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all. Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr   Sources and Links: Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ Urine in Mirror Lake: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dispatch.com/article/20091119/NEWS/311199656%3ftemplate=ampart Maudine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maudine_Ormsby Wikipedia links its sources on the article. However, Rosalind Morrison’s quote was not cited in Wikipedia but can be found in Jack Park’s book The Ohio State Football Encyclopedia (2000). Untitled Goose Game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/837470/Untitled_Goose_Game/   Disclaimers:  External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.We taped our first several episodes during a relative break in the Covid pandemic. Depending on when you listen, some of the activities we describe may be unsafe or unavailable. Be safe y’all!We do not condone busking or parkour without proper licensing and/or safety precautions.At the time of taping this was our second episode to feature complaints about geese. The previous episode was postponed.We try to be accurate but please do your own research.There’s no way we could cover everything interesting about The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College in one episode. You’ll probably hear more of our college stories very soon.
Ohio Meet Podcast!
Sep 9 2021
Ohio Meet Podcast!
Welcome to our inaugural episode!  Think Ohio is only about corn?  Believe Ohioans are only obsessed with football?  Have the opinion Ohio really isn’t that important?  Join us as we chat about why Ohio is more than just a flyover state and really earns its place as the 17th state in the Union.    Also in this episode, we meet a lucky border collie, uncover the Invasion of the Alaskan Superintendents, and learn that Nick and Kelsey make a normal hotdog. The word “y’all” may make an appearance.   The full list of sources, links and disclaimers may not be visible on your podcast App due to space limitations. Please visit us at https://theohiobubblepodcast.podbean.com to see them all. Logo by ridz_khan on Fiverr   Sources and Links: Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ Stereotypes (Football, Chili, Politicians and Media, Sperrys): https://www.movoto.com/guide/oh/ohio-stereotypes/ Stereotypes (Accents, O-H-I-O Pictures, Weather Drama, Corn): https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ohio/totally-true-stereotypes-oh/ Stereotypes (Burning River, Snow Days, A/C, Pronunciation): https://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/09/51-signs-youre-from-ohio/ The Stereotype Map: https://www.reddit.com/r/Columbus/comments/94n4j9/pretty_acurate/ Ohio Flag: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Ohio State Demonyms: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_demonyms_for_US_states_and_territories ”Very old fashioned sentence” is a reference to a John Mulaney joke. For a full list of famous Ohioans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Ohio   Wikipedia’s sources are linked on each page.   Disclaimers: External links and references are provided to credit the sources used in our research. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast. We taped our first several episodes during a relative break in the Covid pandemic. Depending on when you listen, some of the activities we describe may be unsafe or unavailable. Be safe y’all! No, we don’t actually want to murder any politicians or media figures or anyone else. It’s a hyperbole. Do we really need to say this? The actual stereotype for Columbus is that people are punctual, not late. Zanesville and Lancaster are two different cities. Only Zanesville was ever a capital.