Acid Bath

Acid Bath Podcast

A Chicago-based, independent, conversational podcast for you.

Episode 045 – Psychedelics and Goodbye
Welcome one and all to the Final Episode of the Acid Bath Podcast. The fates have aligned to place Ross and Brent into different cities once again; and rather than altering the nature of the podcast in an attempt to […]...

Episode 044 – Live at Victor Alpha Again!
Join us for another Live episode of the Acid Bath Podcast! This week we’re featuring the content we recorded at the Playground Theater as part of the Victor Alpha Showcase on Monday, October 3rd. We decided to use this episode […]...

Episode 043 – Artificial Intelligence
Tonight’s topic is the infinitely fascinating: Artificial Intelligence. We discuss the nature of intelligence and “Machine Intelligence”, the different ways that artificial intelligence is already in use today, and the incredible and intimidating future of AI. So plug into your […]...


Episode 042 – The American Dream
Tonight we dig into a topic near and dear to our hearts: The American Dream. We discuss what the American Dream is, the different ways it has changed for each generation, and what it could be in the future. So […]...

Episode 041 – Hats
Hats off to our topic: Hats. Tonight we dig into the history of hats, the absurd number of different hats, and the true value a hat builds over time. We also talk about Santa being more of a hat person […]...

Episode 040 – Cyber Crime
Tonight’s episode is a fun-filled romp through an especially intimidating topic: Cyber Crime.  We discuss the various types of cyber crime, the people or groups who commit these crimes, and their motivations.  We explore the vulnerabilities of living in a […]...


Episode 039 – Serial Killers
Tonight’s episode is one to chill the bones as we try to figure out Serial Killers. We attempt to explore the mind of a serial killer, we discuss some of the more (in)famous serial killers we know of, and we […]...

Episode 038 – Wrestling
Today’s episode is a high-flying, acrobatic extravaganza as we grapple with our topic: Wrestling.  Wrestling has appeared in some form in pretty much every culture and as far back as 15,000 years ago.  We try to figure out why wrestling […]...

Episode 037 – Chicago
Tonight we bring another guest into the fold.  CJ Seestadt, a Chicago native, joins us for a discussion of the Second City.  We talk about the origins of Chicago, what it means to grow up in the back of the […]...


Episode 036 – Reunions and Anniversaries
Tonight’s episode is one you’ll want to come back and re-visit over and over as we discuss Reunions and Anniversaries.  We swap gossip about our recent high-school reunion, discuss the nature of what a reunion is meant to celebrate, and […]...

Episode 035 – Online Dating
Tonight’s topic is meant to appeal to those brave souls looking for love in all the right places: Online Dating.  We talk about the origins of online dating and the source material from which it emerged, our experiences with online […]...

Episode 034 – Live at Victor Alpha
Join us for the first Live episode of the Acid Bath Podcast!  This week we’re featuring the content we recorded at the Playground Theater as part of the Victor Alpha Showcase on Monday, July 18th.  We talk a lot in […]...


Episode 033 – Factories
Tonight’s topic has a lot of moving parts: Factories.  The building blocks of the building blocks of the industrial revolution, factories continue to play an integral part in today’s world.  We discuss the origins of factories and the industrial revolution, […]...

Episode 032 – Fashion
Tonight we get into a topic that the middle-school versions of ourselves would have no business talking about: Fashion.  We discuss the difference between fashion and anti-fashion, our own experiences (i.e. failures) in fashion, and the wild possibilities of future […]...

Episode 031 – Religion
Tonight we dig into a topic that is decidedly huge: Religion.  We discuss the origins of religion and what it means to our society, our journeys in and through religion, and the potential future of religion as humanity grows and […]...


Episode 030 – College
This week we dig into a topic that has become one of the central pillars of our contemporary society: College.  We talk about our experiences with college and college life, the whole “point” of higher-education, and the possibility of universal […]...

Episode 029 – Aviation
In this episode we do a high speed take-off into the world of Aviation.  This topic resonates especially with Brent and his experience in the Air Force, but what’s not to love about flying?  We discuss the wonders of Aviation […]...

Episode 028 – Anxiety
This was an episode that was easy to get nervous about; because tonight we address Anxiety.  Anxiety is something that everyone will feel at some point to varying degrees.  We get into the many different types of anxiety, the severity […]...


Episode 027 – Friendship
Tonight we dig into a topic that was instrumental in the founding of this podcast: Friendship.  Your esteemed hosts have been friends for over 15 years.  We spend this episode unpacking the idea of what a Friend is, how friend-groups […]...

Episode 026 – Video Games
Brace yourself for an increased geek factor this week as we cover a topic very close to our hearts: Video Games.  Losing yourself in the story of a video game is an experience topped only by doing so with a friend. […]...

Episode 025 – #BrokenRecordShow
This week is a major departure from our normal format as we address a milestone event in the life of one of your hosts.  Ross spent the last few weeks in Nashville participating in a bid for the Nashville Comedy […]...


Episode 024 – Radio
In this broadcast we discuss the pervasive technology: Radio.  This topic is grounded in such interesting roots and has grown into the building block for almost all of our wireless communication.  We get into the early history of radio programming, our […]...

Episode 023 – Genetics
Tonight we delve deep into a conversation about Genetics. This is one of those topics that is literally in every(living)thing. We talk about what Genes are and how they effect life, the study and understanding of genetics, and the consequences — […]...

Episode 022 – The City
Tonight we get into it with our first ever guest. Welcome Kyle May to the Acid Bath as we dig into the idea of the City. What is a city, and how did they come to be? We discuss our […]...


Episode 021 – Candy
Sit down and prepare to fidget as we all get messed up on Candy. It is difficult to contain ourselves as we discuss what exactly candy is, our favorite candies or candy experiences, and we try to imagine a world […]...

Episode 020 – and Taxes
In part two of our Inevitable series we talk about Taxes.  Not many people enjoy paying their taxes, but we had a surprising amount of fun discussing them.  We get into why taxes exist, the various systems of taxation, and […]...

Episode 019 – Death
Tonight we decided to take on a lighter topic we can all relate to. Lay back as we discuss Death.  We examine the line between life and death, the possibilities of what happens after we die, and the longevity of […]...


Episode 018 – Self Driving Cars
This episode takes a certain departure from our normal format as the topic rests mostly in the future.  Self Driving Cars are here now, and they don’t look to be going anywhere soon.  Either that or they’ll be going everywhere soon […]...

Episode 017 – Books
This is an episode for you to curl up with in your favorite reading chair because tonight we’re discussing Books.  The written word changed our society forever, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.  With books we consider the […]...

Episode 016 – Gambling
Join us as we sit down to discuss one of the oldest pass-times in human history, Gambling.  This is one of those topics that grows and grows the closer you look at it.  Ross and Brent relate their own experiences […]...


Episode 015 – Cartoons
Join us for a trip down memory lane as we draw our attention to Cartoons!  Today we discuss the origins of cartoons and animation, their power and purpose, and can’t help but reminisce about our favorite cartoons, past and present. […]...

Episode 014 – Police
Police.  What are they?  And where do they get off doing all of that… policing?  In this episode we sit down for a candid discussion on the concept of the Police; their history, purpose, and practice.  We share our own […]...

Episode 013 – Road Trips
In this episode we tackle the idea of the great American Road Trip.  We discuss the origins of and motivations behind Road Trips and relate some of our own experiences traversing the nation.  We also discuss some alternative journeys of discovery i.e. […]...


Episode 012 – Transhumanism
In this episode we discuss what it is to be human and if it is possible to move beyond the limitations of the human body.  Transhumansim: The fusion of technology and biology in an attempt to transcend our humanity.  Brent […]...

Episode 011 – Beer
This week’s topic is one your hosts have spent their fair share of time exploring, Beer!  Crack open a cold one and join us as we dig deep into the origins and cultures that exist around this wonder drink.  Craft Beer, […]...

Episode 010 – Dreams
In the latest episode of the Acid Bath Podcast, we focus on one of the most interesting and ephemeral aspects of the human condition: Dreams. We dive right in, exploring theories regarding why we dream in the first place, lucid […]...


Episode 009 – Espionage
We missed our normal release time last night, so we thought we’d make it up to you by releasing an episode that’s hot off the presses.  Brent and I just finished recording this discussion of Espionage and we’re ready to hand-deliver […]...

Episode 008 – Meat
In this episode we dive into the idea of Meat and it’s role in American food culture.  We talk about the emphasis on having meat as a central element in the modern meal and the alternative bases emerging today.  We also discuss that age-old […]...

Episode 007 – The Devil
This episode is from a few months back where we decided to pick a random topic and just get weird with it, hence this charming, rambling podcast about The DEVIL! We talk about supernatural monsters, legendary origins, and ways that […]...


Episode 006 – Coolhunting
In this episode, we pay tribute to characters like Cayce Pollard and the insanity that is the modern day advertising world by looking at CoolHunting!  We look at what makes things stand out to us, and exhibit this elusive quality […]...

Episode 005 – Sex
In this episode, we candidly discuss one of the wildest facets of humanity.  We talk about the biological imperative, American love-making culture, relationships, and even share a few stories from our early experiences with human intimacy.  This episode ended up […]...

Episode 004 – The End Of The World
Pop Culture and the Media love to talk about the end of the world.  Every summer another movie comes out exploring an asteroid impact, or a global pandemic, or total nuclear annihilation, and the media is consistently implying that the […]...


Episode 003 – Christmas Special
The most wonderful time of the year and a delightful pagan holiday!  In this episode we share stories of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and some of our favorite Holiday traditions, movies, and music. So, cozy up next to the […]...

Episode 002 – Nerd Culture
Being a nerd is totally cool, but it used to be decidedly not. The Acid Bath team has certainly earned some nerd-cred through late nights of video games, graphic novels, anime, and tabletop role-playing games.  In this episode we spend […]...

Episode 001 – Space!
Acid Bath debuts with an episode exploring the concepts, cultural ideas, and our personal fascination with the Final Frontier.  We explore space travel, physics, the possibility of faster than light travel, and also how handsome Matt Damon is.  It’s just […]...