The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. Host Alex Schmidt, along with an impressive roster of guests, uses the platform to identify and dissect pop culture tropes, debunk myths and generally try to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy their site's content if only they'd learn to read.
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The Pros and Cons of Living in Grand Theft Auto and Skyrim
Imagine you're just living your normal life, walking down the street and WHAM-- a car slams into a traffic light and the driver bails out from the cabin, firing machine guns and rocket launchers at everything in sight. The police arrive at the scene, engage in a bloody firefight and eventually a high-speed chase. But, once the suspect leave their line of sight, they just sort of...give up.You are an NPC (non-playable character) in the Grand Theft Auto universe, where the long arm of the law only reaches as far as the computer's AI will allow it and even getting arrested by the cops only means a couple of hours in jail and a couple hundred bucks coming from your pocket.Fun world to live in as a regular-joe? Maybe. Depends on how much you value your life, justice and going bowling with your cousin.On this week's episode of The Cracked Podcast, we think about the little people in our favorite video game universes. What would it be like to be an NPC in GTA, Red Dead Redemption and Sim City? Alex Schmidt is joined by Cracked's Adam Ganser and Christian Ramirez, and comedians Mike Drucker and Monika Scott to figure out which video game universe would be the best to live in and which one would be the worst?Light bulbs stuck in butts! Heroin-induced erectile dysfunction! Trash cans filled with empty vodka bottles and sex toys! Such are the subjects of Cracked's new podcast mini-series, Cracked Gets Personal, hosted by Cracked's Robert Evans and Rick and Morty's Brandon Johnson. The first two episodes are available now, and you can hear the rest of season one every Wednesday by searching for "Cracked Gets Personal" in your podcast app of choice, or click here to find it on Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/cj7V5hChristopher Nolan month continues on Cracked Movie Club! Join hosts Tom Reimann and Abe Epperson for insane behind-the-scenes stories, crazy fan theories and silly games about your favorite movies. They've already discussed The Prestige, Inception and Memento. New episodes come out every Thursday. This week, Interstellar. Search for "Cracked Movie Club" on your podcast app of choice or click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/fQ2o72New York! The Cracked Podcast is coming your way as part of the Now Hear This podcast festival this September 8th-10th. Alex Schmidt, Michael Swaim and Brett Rader are joined by some of their favorite New York comics on September 9th at 11:30am. For $20 off your 3-day pass, go to NowHearThisFest.com and enter CRACKED at checkout: https://goo.gl/R8gzMXFootnotes:Super Mario Wiki: Brick Block: https://goo.gl/S2LeszTwitter: @cool_as_heck: 'Wild Thoughts' Replaced With Waluigi: https://goo.gl/R2JnpH