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"Rosencrantz: Do you think Death could possibly be a boat?"
"Guildenstern: Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can't not be on a boat."
"Rosencrantz: I've frequently not been on boats."
- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Act 3 Scene 1

Ryan and Noosh are Dead is a bi-weekly podcast where the hosts riff on ridiculous stories from history and pop culture.

The hosts are Dhanushka Kumarasinghe (Noosh), who is either enthusiastic or a narcissist but no one is quite sure which, not even him; Courtney Rajan, who can quote Foucault just as easily as she can quote the 10th Doctor; Ken Tran, who somehow breaks every mic in the studio; Brendan Kidney, professional babysitter; and Ryan Walters, who's been away making babies and promised to return one day.

New episodes publish every 15th and 30th of each month. Tune in and enjoy the laughs while learning something probably useless!

Feb 22, 2018

As our third season ends, we bring you a holiday tale from 1927 of the “Santa Claus Bank Robbery”. Featuring: An ex-con with one last score. A town full of trigger happy vigilantes. A former Texas Ranger who always got his man. A gun-fu fight in a jailhouse. And even jolly Saint Nicholas… and he’s got a...


Jan 19, 2018

There’s nothing a pet owner wouldn’t do for their furry children. Tiny clothes for frogs. The royal, dog-wedding of Roshanara and Bobby. The Indian Maharaja and his 800 pooches. And the story of two naked men, a pig, a gun, and George Clooney.  

So, cuddle up on the couch with your favorite four-legged friend and...


Dec 4, 2017

Board games are anything but boring. In 1978, the Philippines held the “weirdest” World Chess Championship in history – it involved Soviet spying, psychic hypnotists, violent cultists, yogurt paranoia, and a dangerously squeaky chair. Plus, all the times family game night ended in murder!

Go to Jail. Do not pass...


Nov 15, 2017

Get in, loser. We’re going on a hoe trip. First, we’ll stop by Florida to visit an old Twitter favorite about two strippers and their wild weekend full of sex and danger. Then, we end up in Washington, D.C. with two questions as old as the oldest profession: Where did the word “hooker” come from? And… Who...


Oct 31, 2017

Cults are like exes - the amount of crazy you put up with depends on how good the sex is. A French pop star with a man bun. Hookers for Jesus. Sex robots. The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln. Cloning. The hottest cereal mascots. And an alien named Yahweh. You’ve come this far. Why leave now?

One of us. One of us. One of us....