“Too Much Information” hosts Jordan Runtagh and Alex Heigl met working at People Magazine and told Podsauce they seamlessly bonded over pop culture, fandom, and knowing random trivia. On this iHeartPodcasts series, Jordan and Alex are “two trivia titans with too much free time,” sharing history, details, and lesser-known facts about music, movies, TV shows, games, and more.
Jordan and Alex have robust writing backgrounds, acquired tons of random knowledge, and want to share their findings with listeners in engaging, themed episodes. With a combined 2+ decades working at Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, VH1, Page Six, and People, the longtime listicle writers are now exploring cultural touchstones in weekly podcast episodes to be enjoyed in any order. 2-part episodes on David Bowie and more should be streamed in chronological order. The average episode is less than an hour long.
Episodes are thoroughly-researched and fill you in on what you never knew about shows like The Osbournes, Rugrats, Antiques Roadshow, Jeopardy!, Blue’s Clues, Full House, and more. For classic films, check out episodes on Eraserhead, Hook, Top Gun, The Royal Tenenbaums, Ocean’s 11, and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.
They’ll dive deep into music like Kate Bush‘s: Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God),” Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” “Lady Marmalade,” Neil Young’s “Harvest,” the Spice Girls’ debut, and so many more classics.
On a recent episode, the hosts broke out the Oreo box to explain the snack’s history. Did you know a family feud led to the cookie’s creation? Alex and Jordan shared over 50 different varieties, discussed the science of dunking, the cream’s chemistry, and unpacked the cookie’s name. They explored the rumored meanings behind the wafer’s embossing and shared some bizarre hazing rituals.
One can never have “Too Much Information,” and you’ll boost your trivia game while absorbing countless facts each episode. Tune in weekly for new episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.