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The Life Bytes Podcast is a show dedicated to finding and discussing the weirdest stuff the internet has to offer; Venturing into the creepy corners on the online world so that you don't have to go alone.

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Podcast Episodes

  • Bonus Episode – Childhood Ruined
    November 10th, 2019
    In this episode, Derek takes the wheel to discuss a Youtube channel that he'd viewed with having great potential until the channel's creator "jumped the shark" by making a move that would forever seal its fate; Adding it to the list of other debunked and uninteresting sideshows. Brian jumps in and shares some of the YouTube channels he subscribes to as well as makes a few recommendations to all the fellow Ear Viewers. Warning: Strong Language podbelly.com it's getting weird podcast pamtri surreal entertainment down the rabbit hole - the final fantasy house episode spooky rice - a serbian film breakdown episode lazy masquerade - online gaming murders the completionist
  • Episode 53 – Jeremy Renner App
    October 5th, 2019
      Brian and Derek find a money-grabbing app that's all about showing the world how truly dedicated you are as a "Super Fan" to the self-absorbed celebrity that is Jeremy Renner; Listen in as the duo discuss the sweet but short life of the app before it was tragically taken down. Warning: Strong Language
  • Episode 52 – Besa Mafia
    September 28th, 2019
      In this episode, Derek and Brian venture deep into the Dark Web and find a hitman for hire site that caters to those who have a personal score or two to settle and Bitcoin to spend. If you're desperate and willing enough to buy into the possible hoax that is their cover, then look no further. Besa Mafia is at your service. Warning: Strong Language charlie_coleslaw (brian's twitch channel) podbelly.com
  • Episode 51 – The Body Remover
    September 13th, 2019
      Ever wonder what it's like to remove dead bodies for a living? Well, Brian and Derek find out when a good friend of the show (Grave Digger Adam) stops by to give his insight into the macabre world of body removal. Warning: NSFL podbelly.com
  • Bonus Episode – Life Bytes Spin-Off (Poor Life Choices)
    August 25th, 2019
      Listen in as Brian showcases four of the best episodes all rolled into one, for this exclusive sneak peek Life Bytes bonus episode to a spun off mini-series. (Poor Life Choices) Warning: Adult Subject Matter “B Ross Booty Jamz” podbelly.com
  • Episode 50 – TIFU Vol. 2
    August 18th, 2019
      In this episode, Derek, Eric and Joel look into some embarrassing stories and share a few of their own in this second installment of "Today I Fucked Up Stories". Warning: Adult Content podbelly.com
  • Episode 49 – Anomalies Unlimited
    August 11th, 2019
      In this episode, Derek, Eric, and newest co-host (Joel) find an abandoned website from the past that catered to conspiracy theorists and crackpots alike. Listen in Ear Viewers, as we cover just some of what the site has to offer, we then take a quiz to see which among us has latent, homicidal rage! Warning: Strong Language http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/
  • Episode 48 – The Max Headroom Incident
    July 21st, 2019
      In this episode, Derek and a new co-host look into a topic that covers an archaic form of entertainment piracy that took place in the late '80s. Still shrouded in mystery to this day, the people involved have managed to evade punishment as their true identities remain unknown. Warning: Strong Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whnS1uokkxU who's right? - voicemail episode 4 who are these podcasts? - episode 159 (reply-all) the official podcast
  • Episode 47 – Alantutorial
    June 29th, 2019
      Hey Tutorial Heads! Derek and Eric look into a YouTube channel that has more questions than answers. Alantutorial is filled with funny, odd and at times sad and scary moments. So please follow along (literally) through Alan's perspective as he shows us some helpful tips for your everyday life. Warning: Strong Language https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0JSXBqfEM4PQt3s_zzaTog https://twitter.com/alantutorial?lang=en https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAAx6l9nCv4
  • Episode 46 – Incels
    June 11th, 2019
    In this episode, Eric and Derek tackle the sad, lonely, and psychotic world of a group of "men" that would probably be a lot happier if they weren't part of the self-hating subculture that they claim. Their sick, twisted view on the world and the people they hold responsible for their station in life is truly baffling. Join us as we take a deep dive into the topic of Incels. (involuntary celibates) Warning: Strong Language r/IncelTears (subreddit)
  • Episode 45 – Brad’s Wife
    May 28th, 2019
      Ever wonder how ruthless the internet could be? Even in a positive way? Come, take a journey with Derek, Brian, and Eric as we explore the funniest example of the internet serving cold, hard justice. Warning: Adult Content End song: "A Protest song for Brad's Wife" by Justin Skaggs (youtube) The Internet Historian (youtube)
  • Episode 44 – Brandon Lawson’s Last Call
    May 13th, 2019
      In this episode, Brian and Derek explore the haunting and unsolved case of Brandon Lawson, a Texas man who disappeared one evening after making a very concerning and confusing call to 9-1-1. We play the audio, we explore the theories, and we feel damn good to be back in your ears. Warning: Adult Content Brandon Lawson Subreddit Brandon Lawson 9-1-1 Audio http://constructivecriticism.libsyn.com/website/retardtaria-the-tartarian-mud-flood-empire-special-with-guest-derek-watson https://paddedroom.podbean.com/e/the-padded-room-podcast-the-psych-ward-ep1/
  • Episode 43 – Felon Tales (going back in)
    December 6th, 2018
      In this episode, we interview an ex-felon who spent most of his adult life behind bars and currently is in-route to return. We discuss racial politics, the violence, and what everyday life is like in a hostile, maximum-security penitentiary. If you ever wondered what it feels like to stab someone, then stay tuned! Warning: Adult Content Music: "Ho Ho Ho" by Gangster Bitches on Heroin
  • Episode 42 – TIFU (part 2)
    August 29th, 2018
      "Today I Fucked Up" is a community on Reddit where the users share their personal stories of a time they totally fucked a situation up by either being a moron or just bad luck. This time around, we share our personal TIFU stories and really air out all the stinky skeletons in our butthole cupboards. Enjoy part two of this epic and awful journey! https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/ Warning: Adult Content
  • Episode 41 – TIFU (part 1)
    July 15th, 2018
      "Today I Fucked Up" is a community on Reddit where the users share their personal stories of a time they totally fucked a situation up by either being a moron or just bad luck. It's pure comedy gold, so we decided to choose our favorites and share them with you filthy animals. Oh, and we have a third host now, welcome Eric Emerson! https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/ Warning: Adult Content
  • Episode 40 – Beedle Bodkins (part 2)
    July 4th, 2018
      After a public message was sent to us from the main weirdo himself (Beedle Bodkins), Brian decided he has some things to say. Strap in, it's a classic Brian and Derek episode! Instagram account → beedle_bodkins (no longer active/broken link) Update! New Instagram account → the_beedle_bodkins_show (currently active) Warning: Adult Content
  • Episode 39 – Beedle Bodkins (part 1)
    June 29th, 2018
      In the weird world of the internet, you discover something bizarre and sometimes it discovers you. beedle_bodkins found our show on Instagram, and we decided to check out their profile. Big, big mistake. Instagram account → beedle_bodkins (no longer active/broken link) Update! New Instagram account → the_beedle_bodkins_show (currently active) Warning: Adult Content    
  • Episode 38 – The Rise and Fall of Discount Boy
    May 22nd, 2018
      Brian finally shares his embarrassing failed rap career with the world. In 2003, there were many underground battle rap forums hidden through-out the web that hosted communities, resources, and tournaments for all dorks wanting to be Eminem. This boasted a very interesting sub-culture not many people knew existed deep in the early days of the internet. Lots of music in this episode, enjoy! Warning: Adult Content
  • Bonus Episode – Crappy Taxidermy
    May 14th, 2018
      In this bonus episode of Life Bytes, Derek explores the beautifully amateur world of crappy taxidermy and a site dedicated to finding the absolute worst taxidermy in the world. Also, we have a contest listen for details! (contest ended on - May 16, 2018) Warning: Mature content https://crappytaxidermy.com/
  • Episode 37 – Salty Bet
    May 11th, 2018
      Salty bet is a website where you can use fake money to bet on the most ridiculous matchups in all pop-culture history. It's pretty much digital cock-fighting on LSD. It's extremely addictive, absolutely insane, and 100% free. Come get weird with us as we go all-in on Ronald McDonald beating up Mike Tyson in an igloo to Korean hip-hop. Yeah, it's weird. Warning: Adult language http://www.saltybet.com
  • Episode 36 – Jasoninhell
    April 18th, 2018
      Brian and Derek are back! This week's episode is about a heartbreaking story of a redditor who was looking for relationship advice and ended up having his life completely changed forever. Once in a while, the internet can be the one place to look for support, and find it. However, in this case, Reddit bit off more than it could chew... Warning: Adult language https://www.reddit.com/r/relationship_advice/comments/5eez5c/update_lessons_and_how_you_can_help_re_the_case/  
  • Episode 35 – Louisville Free Face
    April 8th, 2018
    In this Derek Watson exclusive episode of Life Bytes, Derek dives deep into "Louisville Free Face", a website devoted to a man who wants to share his obsession with giving women oral sex, for free! His website comes off as incredibly, unintentionally creepy and there are active debates if this is a joke or the real deal. An old-time friend and fan of the show steps up co-host this week, check it out! Warning: Adult language https://louisvillefreeface.com/
  • Episode 34 – Kerry Johnson
    April 1st, 2018
    Kerry Johnson is a disturbed person hiding behind the face of a happy individual...literally. Kerry Johnson is a YouTuber who has created a "movement" for wearing latex female body suits and portraying a character that "live" in a fantasy world. Not only are Kerry's videos extremely unnerving, but there is also a very heavy sense of inspiration from people like Ed Gein. With Brian out for a few weeks, Derek flys solo for this episode of Life Bytes. https://maskon.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/KerryJTV
  • Episode 33 – The Sofa King Podcast
    March 25th, 2018
      Derek and Brian are still a week out from fixing all the issues they experienced with the equipment being damaged from relocation, so instead of NOT releasing an episode this week, The Sofa King Podcast came to the rescue! This episode is from 2015, when Brian Ross was a guest. It's about coffee, and I understand that sounds boring but I can assure you this episode is a riot, enjoy! Special thanks to Brent Van Tassel, Brad Taylor, and Dave Moton for letting us re-broadcast this episode. http://www.sofakingpodcast.com This episode was sponsored by El Yucateco hot sauce and Brad's big ol' dick. Warning: Adult Language
  • Episode 32 – Sickanimation
    March 12th, 2018
    Sickanimation.com is the playground for the anarchic mind of Marc M. His web cartoons and music includes everything offensive under the sun: racism, sexism, homophobia, all combined with pop-culture references and current events. Here's the thing though, it's REALLY funny. Marc M. himself does not promote these negative social constructs yet, instead, he makes fun of the views and issues surrounding them in a very Andy Kaughman way. Is he cheap toilet humor or a genius? You decide. Warning: Adult Language http://sickanimation.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/sickanimation
  • Episode 31 – Floridaman
    March 2nd, 2018
    Have you ever read a news article that leads with something like "Florida man, high on meth, tries to rob a liquor store with dead stingray"? In this episode of Life Bytes, Derek and Brian explore websites dedicated to the most absurd news ever reported which oddly enough almost entirely comes from Florida. We've chosen some of our favorites, come sit down and get your Florida man on. Warning: Adult Language https://floridaman.com/
  • Episode 30 – Local 58
    February 23rd, 2018
    Brian introduces Derek to one of his favorite YouTube horror series, "Local 58". In very digestible clips, Local 58 is a small collection of scary short videos, portrayed from the perspective of a local news channel. Produced and created by the same mind behind the "candle cove" creepypasta, these videos are very unique is their ability to entice uncomfortableness with very little resources. No actors, no large production budgets, just simplistic and sometimes terrifying content. Enjoy! Warning: Adult Language local 58
  • Episode 29 – ElsaGate
    February 16th, 2018
    #ElsaGate refers to a wave of YouTube videos being produced by different channels, containing children's pop culture characters (typically Western) that are shown doing bizarre and usually violent/sexual acts. The reasoning for the existence of these varies, but some believe it holds secret deep webs links to incredibly vile videos. These videos that are available currently to view on YouTube almost all contain common themes of injections, sex, eating feces, watersports and pregnancy. Strap in, this one has one hell of a twist. Warning: Adult Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOTIfubTNEo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PILEoVUiAmY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qFEIqxB5L8
  • Episode 28 – Cop Rock
    February 9th, 2018
    Cheesy 80's cop drama mixed with a "grease" style musical production and the end result is pure hilariousness. Come ride with Brian and Derek as they have the time of their lives with this one. Warning: Adult Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWwNTSj2Cy0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ9rX0ImqJU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGC6cGc_HXA
  • Episode 27 – Sentimental Corp.
    February 2nd, 2018
    Possibly the weirdest webpage we've discovered thus far, "Sentimental Corp" is an "interesting" site that seems to contain much odd video content, disturbing music, some bat-sh*t crazy writings- all having themes of government conspiracy, MK Ultra brainwashing, Illuminati, occult concepts, and at the same time can serve as a "severe mental illness simulator". This one is weird, folks. Warning: Adult Language http://sentimentalcorp.org/
  • Episode 26 – Miami Connection
    January 27th, 2018
    A symphony of unintentional comedy, "Miami Connection" is the film nobody wanted, but everybody needs. Brian and Derek dive headfirst into the epic 80's kung-fu movie that HOLDS NO HANDS AND TAKES NO SH*T. Seriously, it's awful, here's an excerpt from the movie box: " It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”...and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!!" Warning: Adult Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H38QiJWep5c
  • Episode 25 – Gypsy Rose
    January 18th, 2018
    Brian and Derek explore one of the most fascinating modern crime stories of all time. With twists at every turn, we delve into the case of an over-protective mother and her severely "disabled" daughter, Gypsy Rose. A classic real-life tale of deceit, murder, and social media. Enjoy! Warning: Adult Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpfE3o8IriQ
  • Episode 24 – deathbook
    January 12th, 2018
    In this modern age, practically anybody can "live stream" themselves at the push of a button. Sometimes, unfortunately, it's for all the wrong reasons. In this episode of Life Bytes, Derek and Brian explore the archives of Facebook posts and live streams that involved the death of the user. Everything from accidents to murders will be discussed so, be prepared! Warning: Adult Language
  • Episode 23 – 4chan
    January 5th, 2018
    4chan is known as the wild west of the internet, where there are no rules just madness. Its users have been responsible for the formation or popularization of Internet memes such as lolcats, Rickrolling, "Chocolate Rain", Pedobear and as well as the origin of slender man, internet serial killers, and very gruesome content. We explain the history and the controversy surrounding one of the most notorious websites of all time. Warning: Adult Language https://www.4chan.org/
  • Episode 22 – Junji Ito
    December 29th, 2017
    Back to the weird and scary internet! In this episode of Life Bytes, Derek and Brian explore the disturbing, engrossing world of Junji Ito, the famous Japanese graphic artist whose work has been described as "the most disturbing and hauntingly vivid horror ever conceived". Come explore the gore with us! Warning: Adult Language https://junji-ito-index.tumblr.com/the-index
  • Episode 21 – Hobo Beer Review
    December 22nd, 2017
    Our friend "Grave-digger" Adam joins us to review some of the most god-awful beers you can buy for under 2 bucks. Adam is a certified, competitive homebrew beer reviewer with years of experience, and Brian is an alcoholic on a budget. With their forces combined we give you: "Hobo Beer Review"! Warning: Adult Language
  • Episode 20 – The Miracle Berry Experiment
    December 15th, 2017
      The M Berry (short for "miracle berry") is a type of berry that when the flesh is eaten alters your taste buds, swapping sour for sweet and making anything acidic very, very sugary. Brian and Derek are skeptical, so we bought a pack of "m berry tablets" online, grabbed a buffet of interesting foods and fruits, and dove in. Listen to the results! Warning: Adult Language
  • Episode 19 – David Bond (part 2)
    December 9th, 2017
    This is part 2 of the two-part David Bond interview David Bond, a controversial YouTuber who has been the subject of media attention in over 10 countries (and on VICE) for his videos on picking up girls all over the world (while wearing a GoPro on his damn head). Some think he's a total douchebag asshole, some think he's a philosophical marketing genius. Luckily for you, we interview him on this episode of Life Bytes, so you decide! Warning: Adult Language https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKApv3PvaslEzHR9rwK4_w
  • Episode 18 – David Bond (part 1)
    December 1st, 2017
      David Bond, a controversial YouTuber who has been the subject of media attention in over 10 countries (and on VICE) for his videos on picking up girls all over the world (while wearing a GoPro on his damn head). Some think he's a total douchebag asshole, some think he's a philosophical marketing genius. Luckily for you, we interview him on this episode of Life Bytes, so you decide! Warning: Adult Language https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKApv3PvaslEzHR9rwK4_w
  • Bonus Episode – Gnarly Websites
    November 29th, 2017
    Bonus time! This episode showcases some of the coolest/weirdest websites from Brian and Derek's personal library. Enjoy and drink tequila! Warning: Adult Language
  • Episode 17 – Derek and Brian do Mexico
    November 24th, 2017
    In this unconventional episode of Life Bytes, Derek and Brian go to Mexico! Listen in as the duo talk about their separate experiences while in a foreign land. You won't want to miss Brian's terrifying story of getting lost in Tijuana. Warning: Adult Language
  • Episode 16 – Strong Kids Safe Kids
    November 18th, 2017
    On this episode of Life Bytes, we showcase the world's most disturbingly hilarious children's PSA ever made. A star-studded cast of 80's pop icons get together to teach your kids how to deal with pedophiles in, "Strong Kids, Safe Kids." Warning: Adult Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_IrS1it0WU Brian’s take on the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1HwkaOCV2U
  • Episode 15 – More Unethical Life Hacks
    November 10th, 2017
    Continuing our research on poor life choices that benefit you, Derek and Brian release the "Unethical Life Hacks" that didn't make it to the first episode. Strap in for another round of debauchery! We hold no responsibility for your actions after learning these deplorable methods. Warning: Adult Language https://www.reddit.com/r/unethicallifehacks/
  • Episode 14 – NSFW History
    November 3rd, 2017
    Brian and Derek take a long, perverted journey back into history to uncover some of the hilariously "not safe for work" historical facts. If you're a fan of contagious laughter don't miss this episode! Warning: Adult Language  
  • Episode 13 – SCP Foundation
    October 26th, 2017
    Happy Halloween! This episode focuses on the very weird SCP Foundation, also known as "Secure, Contain, Protect Foundation". Imagine an area 51 for everything supernatural and demonic. This is our special Halloween edition so strap in for the scary! Warning: Adult Language http://www.scp-wiki.net/ Outro Music by: Marc M. (sickanimation.com)
  • Episode 12 – Normal Porn For Normal People
    October 20th, 2017
    Brian and Derek discover a very cryptic, disturbing website that asks more questions than it answers. Is it just fan lore or is there a real dark secret lurking? This is by far the most effed up episode yet! Warning: Adult Language http://normalpornfornormalpeople.com/
  • Episode 11 – Missing YouTubers
    October 13th, 2017
    In this spooky episode of Life Bytes, Derek and Brian discuss the last uploaded YouTube videos of people who are currently missing. Did these people want to disappear on purpose to start new lives? Or has something terrible happened to these individuals? Come explore with us! Warning: Adult Language https://www.youtube.com/user/snakebitmgee/videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXV5dFnrAltktUNZ-Cqp7g http://www.magibon.com/video1.html
  • Episode 10 – Lost Media Archive
    October 6th, 2017
      Ever wonder where the most bizarre, disturbing, and downright unusual show episodes, song tracks, and live broadcasts end up? We don't know either, but the Lost Media Archive is a great website to discover what has actually been made even though nobody can find these holy grails of files. Derek and Brian go searching for the weirdness! Warning: Adult Language https://lostmediaarchive.fandom.com/wiki/Lost_Media_Archive
  • Bonus Episode – Original Pilot
    September 30th, 2017
    Happy International Podcast Day! In celebration, we here at Life Bytes decided to upload the original pilot episode for Life Bytes, recorded nearly two years ago! In this episode, Brian interviews a man who was a victim of a home invasion attempt and an exotic dancer fills us in on "strip club secrets". Enjoy!
  • Episode 09 – After You Die (part 2)
    September 29th, 2017
    Brian discovers a beautifully illustrated, hilariously detailed book on the many theories of what happens to you after you die. Come, journey with us to the weird world of afterlife theories. Part 2 of a two-part episode. Warning: Adult Language and Existential Crisis Triggers https://raminnazer.com/pages/after-you-die The Book: "After You Die" by Ramin Nazer

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