Useless Information Podcast

Reviews For Useless Information Podcast

I enjoy your podcasts. Thanks. I just listened to the above podcast and you mentioned the first commercial (I don’t remember your exact words) airline. For a bit of even less useful information, the first commercial airline was drum roll ...... in 1910 with the German Dirigibles the Zeppelins. (Not Lead) Like I said, I don’t remember your exact phrase, so I may really be nerding out.
A lovely, family friendly podcast. You will enjoy all of the stories, I promise. It truly is that good.
Great podcast. Well researched and well presented . All together fun to listen to an enjoy.
This is the podcast that got me into podcasts years ago. I love the bizarre and often stranger than fiction stories as well as the vintage commercials. I've been listening since near the beginning and look forward to each month's new episode. Very well done podcast!


Great Podcast, awesome theme song!
I really wanted to like this- as a history major and teacher now, podcasts like this are my guilty pleasure. However the monotone way that the information is read to listeners totally takes the fun and surprise out of it, depriving history of the best thing about it- the STORY. It feels like someone just reading a script, not taking me back in time to visit an exciting event with them. Hopefully this can be remedied.
Under normal circumstances, these old stories lost in time probably wouldn’t be as appealing as they are in these podcasts. Steve paints history as if you’re there. In your mind’s eye, it’s 1912, 1948, 1960–and it’s the hot topic of the day. You can imagine what these people were like of their era. I absolutely love this podcast; these memories are interesting, unique and make one understand American history through the lives of everyday people!
This podcast is fun and well crafted.
Useless but fascinating! Steve Silverman really puts together a very fine and engaging show. I like it very much only after listening to the ten most recent episodes. Very excited to go delve into the extensive back catalog. RECOMMENDED!!
The information here may be "useless," but the stories are indispensable. Great podcast! (Like many of the reviewers, I wish they came out more often, but that's just being greedy...)
Funny and quirky. I love it. It goes through all sorts of wacky and obscure things that are funny - and interesting. Great job by host Steve Silverman.
Host has a very annoying over dramatic speech pattern. I don’t know how anyone can listen to this.
This stuff is fascinating! I can’t get enough.
This podcast is kind of like 99% Invisible but for history instead of design. Interesting little stories you'd never hear about anywhere else that make you go, "Huh! I didn't know that! That's cool!"
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this is by far my favorite. Keep up the great work!
These are fun, quirky bits of history perfect to listen to on a commute or run. I listened to the Bat Bombs and Dumpy the Dog episodes, and loved both (warning: Dumpy is a sad story). Steve reads like a professional NPR host.
I like the way this podcast tells a story. Steve lays it out almost like a mystery with the word of the day at the front and then it all comes together at the end. Really fun. Also, I love trying to pin his accent. It’s a little Jersey maybe? NYC? Not distracting, but little hints of it catch some of his words
Useless Information has been the hidden gem of educational podcasts for years. He finds better stories than anyone else and is the podcast I most anticipate coming out. No long-winded personal stories, no half-hour rants about how it relates to today's society, just straight facts with wonderful storytelling about some of the best stories to hit papers way back. Would recommend it to any history lover!
Love listening while I work in the kitchen. Great fascinating stories. Love love love
This podcast is always interesting and entertaining. I always enjoy hearing the stories and the way Silverman tells them.
Oh, I may start a fan club! I love, love this podcast. You hear the same stories over and over...but not here!
I like this show - it gets to the point of telling interesting stories. I prefer the ones that are more quirky and odd to the ones that can just be tragic and kind of sad, but overall it's one of my favorites.
Great info and fun delivery!
Please pump out more episodes!
I'm an information magpie, and this podcast is the perfect length and has a great breadth of stories for people like me.
Great podcast! Huge arena of strange/uncommon stories mixed with early TV and radio.
I enjoyed the stories and would probably never hear of these stories were it not for this podcasts. Unfortunately it was hard for me to listen to though I'm sure I am alone in this. Most sentences ended with a sort of swooping emphasis to end words. I wish it wouldnt but it became almost all I could hear. I caught myself going in and out of the story while caught up in the style of diction. Otherwise thank you so much for all the interesting stories!
Informative and presented in an engaging way.


I love these podcasts. Fun and informative. the retro sponsers are as interesting as the main topic
Very pleasant storytelling. Fun for all ages.
I love the unique information and trivia Steve Silverman brings to life. He delves into little known pieces of history that brings history to life and illuminate real people and their lives. I love trivia and history and Useless Information diggs into interesting subjects. A great podcast for my commute, just long enough for a story and some trivia every morning.
Fascinating snippets of bygone days! I especially look forward to a word from our Retro Sponsor :)
Update June 26, 2016 4:13 am local time I woke up a while ago wondering if U.I. and Steve had reached my inbox yet. No? Sob, cry, whine! Never fear, I'll check back, probably several times before they FINALLY arrive. Steve, you remain number one in my inbox❗️ 👵🏻Kate Steve and his information have reached the top of the heap of history podcasts. Really. The presentation is excellent, along with the info. Thanks so much, Steve.
I just love Useless Information podcast-- Steve Silverman has a way of bringing to light the most obscure-yet-interesting stories to light and never fails to entertain. I also find his old "retro sponsor" ads amusing. Highly recommended if you like trivia, obscure facts, and the "flip side" of history!
Great information on things I never knew I wanted to know. Great job!
You can listen with your grandkids or preacher and enjoy. Clean is very hard to find so share this one with everyone. LEAD ON
One of my top 5 favorite podcasts! Entertaining and thought provoking, and I look for the next episode daily!
This podcast opens your eyes to many unknown subjects. I like the "question of the day" format.
I'm so glad I found this podcast. The topics are interesting and Steve's enthusiasm comes through during every segment, the question, the retro sponsor and the main topics. The presentation is always clear and infromative and it's obvious that the host knows the topic and enjoys sharing it with others. I thought my head was already fairly filled with "useless" information but it appears I was wrong, way wrong. If you haven't tried yet give it a listen.
One of my favorite podcasts! Mr. Silverman does an excellent job of giving anyone who listens one of those "hmm" moments in every podcast. I'm sure my family will tire of me coming home from work saying "guess what I heard today?", but so far, they put up with me. Love this podcast! I feel like a useless information afficianado.. thank you!!!
Interesting newspaper stories from around the nation and through out time. One of the best podcasts I have found, but then again I am a history nerd...


10/10 wow!
All the bits of fascinating info give the listener an anthropological peek into past times. Learning about the norms and taboos of the past is great fun. Thanks!
One of the best and intertaining podcast out there
This is one of my favorite podcasts. Steve presents interesting stories from history's back pages - human interest stories that have been largely forgotten, but which still entertain.
Enjoying the format and like that host uses "retro ads" instead of standard commercials. I would give 5 stars, but I wish the stories were just a little that's just my taste.
If you like history and interesting stories, here is the podcast for you. I have been listening the Useless Information podcast for several years and I find it quite enjoyable. How he finds these stories is beyond me. It is a great way to treat yourself and pass the time.
This is probably the only podcast I listen to, I can't seem to find any other podcasts as interesting, entertaining, and educational. I appreciate how much research goes into these stories! Keep it up!
I like tech and history podcasts but get tired of listening to the banter between hosts. This host is pleasant but not overly chatty, and his topics are unique.