The world is full of systems and orders that we never really question because they've seemingly exited forever. And we're not talking about overthrowing the government or anything, we just mean basic things like how we take out our trash, when we vote and what movies we like to see when.

Think about it, why do all the big action-tentpole movies come out in the summer? Is it because kids are out of school? Beauty and the Beast has made a half-billion dollars domestically but it came out in March. If the next Spiderman came out in February, would nobody see it? Of course people would, so again, why all the big movies in the Summer?

This week on the podcast we're asking questions like these to some of the big staples of modern living. Jack O'Brien is joined by Adam Ganser and Alex Schmidt. They ask if there's a better way we can be voting, doing taxes and disposing of our trash, and make simple tweaks to improve professional sports, comic book movies and the 5-day work week.

Throw on your headphones and click "Play" above, go here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or download it here.

And be sure to come see the next live taping of the Cracked Podcast on Saturday, June 10th at 7pm at the UCB Sunset Theater in Los Angeles. Guests inlcude Daniel O'Brien, Tom Reimann, Jamie Loftus (The Bechdel Cast) and Dave Schilling (Bleacher Report, Grantland, Vice) as the Cracked crew discusses insane behind the scenes stories from movies and tv shows. Tickets are $7 and available HERE.

Footnotes:

Article: Cracked: 5 Terrible Ideas That Solved Huge Global Problems

Article: New York Times: Seeking the Truth in Refuse

Podcast/Article: NPR: Utah Finds Surprising Benefits In 4-Day Workweek

Article: CNN Money: The 4-Day Work Week Is Real For Employees At These Companies

Article: Slate: Maybe Making Election Day a Holiday Wouldn't Really Work

Podcast/Article: NPR: Stanford Professor Loses Political Battle To Simplify Tax Filing Process

Article: The New Yorker: Seeing With Your Tongue

Podcast: The Cracked Podcast: Real Superpowers and New Human Senses

Video: Cracked: Why Everybody Wins if Batman & Superman Are Public Domain

Get More Comedy: Sign up for ComedyNerd

The ComedyNerd newsletter is your weekly look at the world of stand up, sketch, and more. Sign up now!

Forgot Password?