No. 2 Pencils

Alex Schmidt is joined by writer/comedian Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil, 'Hanging With Doctor Z') for a look at why no. 2 pencils are secretly incredibly fascinating. Visit for research sources, handy links, and this week's bonus episode.

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A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and 'Jeopardy!' champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his comedian guests for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way! (For research sources, bonus episodes, and how you can support the podcast, visit