What could go wrong? EVERYTHING. Inveterate worriers Jeremiah and Krissy discuss what can — and will — go wrong in a given situation. Moderator Jeff steers the doom bus and keeps the tangents manageable.
We update every Monday. There will be a heat-death of the universe, and it will be on a Monday. You will be able to hear us tell you how the ending of all things could go wrong as you sit at your desk, streaming this podcast, pretending to work.
If you have pressing matters that require prompt pessimism, you may beseech our wisdom
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Feb 19 2018
· Episode 141
If you listen to this episode exactly one year after its air date, then your timeline will collapse and this version of reality will never have existed. So clear you will not do that. Otherwise this episode wouldn't be here for your listening pleasure.
Feb 12 2018
· Episode 140
Save this episode for a cold rainy day, and then wear a blanket and an umbrella because it is literally about what could go wrong with coats and you shouldn't rely on coats while listening to it. Tempting fate, and all that.
We were feeling pretty flush when we decided to tell you about plumbing, but now we're just drained.
Jan 29 2018
· Episode 138
Cell Phones are the most destructive piece of modern technology ever known since whatever was the previous most destructive piece of modern technology ever known. Digital watches? Lava Lamps? Doesn't matter. Cell Phones are where it's at now, in terms of scary bad thing tech.
Jan 22 2018
· Episode 137
We don't mean to needle you about it, but we have some concerns about tattoos.
Jan 15 2018
· Episode 136
We'll guide you to our conclusions about how bad tours can be.
In this episode we unlock the hidden dangers of keys.
You can't see it, because audio, but we got all dolled up to record this episode.
Dec 25 2017
· Episode 133
We worked so hard on this episode, we were burning the candle at both ends. Don't do that. There's so much wax and it burns.
Dec 18 2017
· Episode 132
Listen to this episode if you want to know all the reasons to tell hiking to take a hike.
Dec 11 2017
· Episode 131
This week we talk about the ways that concerts can hit a sour note.
We were on tenterhooks when we were contemplating What Could Go Wrong With Tents. Things got pretty intense. Not gonna lie. Also, check out tent caterpillars and how disgusting they are.
Nov 27 2017
· Episode 129
We worked on this episode all night long and it's fine we're not even tired at all we hope you like it YOU DO LIKE THIS EPISODE DON'T YOU IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU LIKE IT WE WORKED SO HARD ON IT AND WE'LL NEVER SLEEP AGAIN
Nov 20 2017
· Episode 128
This week we talk turkey!
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Just a moment, I'm getting reports that we do not actually talk about turkeys. But we do talk about birds. And a pigeon that is a spy!
Nov 13 2017
· Episode 127
Another example of how something meant for kids is full of problems, danger, and peril.
When everything goes well with a piercing, you have voluntarily put a piece of metal through your skin. It goes downhill pretty gee dee quick.
Oct 30 2017
· Episode 125
Previously, on Episode 119, What Could Go Wrong With Cameras, we asked our ghost audience to reach out to us.
YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!!
Oct 23 2017
· Episode 124
Listen, just because society forces us to wear pants if we go out in public doesn't mean we have to ignore the perils and dangers they pose.
Oct 16 2017
· Episode 123
You may primp & preen, but did you know that means you court disaster? You did? Okay, carry on then.
If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. If it's got a beat and you can dance to it, even better, but you might throw out your back or something.
What price are you willing to pay to be fashionable? Would you pay that price with your neck? What are you, some kind of neck millionaire?
Sep 25 2017
· Episode 120
Capitalism is the worst, obviously, but if you ever need to get that personal touch from the invisible hand, talk to a scalper.
Sep 18 2017
· Episode 119
A picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes the thousand words are just endless screaming.
Sep 11 2017
· Episode 118
Our cup runneth over with all the stuff that can goeth wrong with cups.
Scars are where you healed good enough, mostly. We talk about how scars happen, what they look like, and Jeremiah accidentally runs his mouth off about scars from abuse, so be careful if that isn't something you want to hear about.
Aug 28 2017
· Episode 116
If I could put time in a bottle that would be a horrible idea because bottles are nothing but problems.
Aug 21 2017
· Episode 115
It's not like summer is anyone's favorite season, right?
Aug 14 2017
· Episode 115
It's probably best if you just skip this description and go straight to the episode. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
We could have let our hair down for this episode but it would have been super dangerous.
Jul 31 2017
· Episode 113
We dive right into a topic that leaves many people all wet.
Jul 24 2017
· Episode 112
Maps paused in their efforts to confuse everyone ever long enough for Krissy, Jeff, and Jeremiah to meet up in Portland, Oregon. Thank goodness no one accidentally went to one of the other Portlands!
Jul 17 2017
· Episode 111
The WCGW Team got around a table at one location in physical space and discussed cheese.
Jul 10 2017
· Episode 110
Focus. You'll see pretty quickly what we're talking about here.
The real fences are in your mind and you built them. Only you can tear them down.
Jun 26 2017
· Episode 108
Some things are worth waiting for, and other's aren't, and you can't tell which is which until too late.
Jun 19 2017
· Episode 107
Listen up: go steal some office supplies, right now, and keep them close while you listen to this episode. If you're not watching them, there's no telling what trouble they can get up to on their own. Someone has to keep them safe, and that someone is you.
Jun 12 2017
· Episode 106
Just because we have to do it to live doesn't mean we can't find ways to screw it up.
Heads up: We totally talk about food and eating in this episode for jokes, and if that's not your jam, maybe check out the next episode?
You have to be careful or you will get hooked into a sticky situation that knocks you for a loop!
May 29 2017
· Episode 104
Cross your eyes and dot your tees, because if you don't calamity will befall everything you care about, over and over again. Forever.
May 22 2017
· Episode 103
Your neck is one of your most vulnerable spots. Scarves almost always target then neck. Watch out for scarves!
May 15 2017
· Episode 102
When the aliens come from beyond the stars, what will they want of us? NOTHING GOOD.
It's our 100th episode! We present what could go wrong with What Could Go Wrong, or for brevity's sake: What Could Go Right!
T-1000, ED-209, IG-88. Sure, those scary number robots are all about your demise, but what about the insidious, nameless robots you share your home with? You should be careful. And scared. Scaredful.
They're the things you have to do and you don't want to do them and we get that because we know that they can go HORRIBLY WRONG.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Now that the sun is out, maybe you should stay in.
You'd think that snacks would be perfect and flawless, but we fixed that!
If the eyes are the windows of the soul, are windows the eyes of the house? Why do houses have so many eyes?
Spare the podcast, spoil the child.
We're on the cutting edge of pessimism.
We won't make you show your ID to listen to this episode, but maybe we should.
After you catch a cold, what do you do with it? BE VERY CAREFUL.
This isn't everything that could go wrong with hats. Just what we could think of off the top of our heads.
A heaping helping of WCGW!
Now is the winter of our discontent. No, wait for it... soon... almost... NOW.
Sometimes escapism isn't all it's cracked up to be.
We can't quite put out finger on all the things that could go wrong with gloves.
This is no laughing matter.
If you don't want to talk about something, you can table the issue.
Tick, tock, tick, tock- clocks have a limited vocabulary but sometimes they say things we don't want to hear.
Pessimism never sounded so sweet.
Who wants to live forever?
When you want to change something, cover it up with something else.
Jeff is your Maître d' and Jeremiah and Krissy serve up the main course of anxiety.
A weed is just a plant that you don't want in the first place.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
All that glitters isn't gold.
Listen, sheds are full of stuff that can go wrong.
Let's get straight to the point.
A free and open debate is the cornerstone of democracy.
If you can't stand the heat, you should probably listen to this episode to feel better about that.
Offices were mystical towers that Companies used to own, before they divested themselves of owning real property, and in these towers they would keep "employees." Employees were like contractors, but with better pay and benefits. It was a dark time, before . Ask your grandparents.
Yes, Bark. What Could Go Wrong With Bark.
If you're trying to get somewhere, entropy is trying to keep you from getting there.
Jeff recently had to take a driving class. He shares his wisdom with us.
Don't judge a book by it's cover.
Robots are just like us. Which is great, because we are perfect and made of metal and can crush everything that annoys us in our titanium alloy claws.
So you think Pac Man Fever is all you need to worry about at the arcade? THINK AGAIN!
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays us from finding points of failure in your nationwide logistics service.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but there's nothing that can stop the dentist.
There's a light at the end of the tunnel.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
You can live in a fantasy world, but you'll have company.
There are a lot of countries. We talked about all of them, and this was a four hundred hour long podcast, but then
Sometimes you just want to put your feet up.
Utilities are a gas, man.
What makes a house a home?
Screws are important fasteners.
Whoever dies with the most toys still dies.
Good fences make good neighbors.
We boldly go where no podcast has gone before.
You're going to get hurt at some point in your life.
Curtains are just pieces of fabric in front of a window... OR ARE THEY?
They are the best of books; they are the worst of books.
If you've got a problem, yo- we'll solve it. Or examine every frightening outcome. Probably the latter.
Renowned film connoisseur Jeff has Krissy and Jeremiah scrutinize his favorite movies.
In space no one can hear you scream.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
You find yourself in a tavern, reading the description of a podcast you are about to download or stream.
You've made your bed, now DON'T LIE IN IT!
The magic is inside of you.
This is serious business. Take a seat. Carefully.
If you don't clear-cut the Earth after listening to this episode, don't say we didn't warn you.
There are almost as many days of the week as there are ways for things to go wrong.
Water, water, everywhere.
Celebrating good times isn't always a good time.
You want to know what could go wrong and we tell you.
We start this episode off on the right foot.
Plants have many beneficial uses but that doesn't mean you won't find a way to screw that up.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
This week we're caught between a rock and a hard place.
Makers fill the world with beautiful things.
You sure ask a lot of questions.
Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy all the tangible goods that interact with your intangible feels.
Your questions, asked and answered.
Do you put your faith in the stuff in which you put your stuff?
Jeremiah had to make sure his mic worked. We're not really sure if it did.
Who's going to die when you're dressed to kill?
You aren't the things you own, and if you are, you better own the best things.
You may have had a pet at sometime, so listen to this episode.
Jeff wanted us to talk about storms.
Money can't buy happiness, but it can definitely buy regret.
Put your money where other people's mouths are.
Everybody's on the internet, and that's the problem.
You are what you eat, and that's the worst possible news.
You can improve your physical well being, but only for so long.
Spend your time how you will; there are no refunds.
Wherever you go, there you are, surrounded by adversity.
You can't get there from here unless you take horrible risks.
Home is where the heart attack is.
If you leave your house, you're in for trouble.
It's our first time podcasting. Things went wrong, but they could have gone worse.