The Purple Stuff’s Sharkstravaganza!

I love sharks, you love sharks, everybody loves sharks. Let’s spend the whole day obsessing over sharks!

The Purple Stuff Podcast has finally returned, thanks to the peeps who demanded it with pitchforked pleas. (And we appreciate that — you guys rule.)

This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit spend one full hour talking about SHARKS. It’s our sharkstravaganza, covering everything from Shark Bites fruit snacks to Skeletor’s Land Shark. Pretty sure we dish about Jaws: The Revenge in here, too.

Many thanks to everyone for not giving up on the show during its hiatus. Listen to the new episode by clicking the giant, ugly play button down below!

You can also download this week’s episode by right-clicking here.

Hope you enjoy!

Oh, and since I need to fill out space, lemme toss a quick shoutout to my annoyingly enduring fear of sharks in swimming pools. (We touch on this a bit during the show, too.)

I know it’ll sound like bull to some, but I’ve heard similar stories from so many others over the years. Growing up, I was deathly afraid to go in our swimming pool alone, thanks to the irrational fear that a shark would suddenly materialize the second I turned my back.

It’s not that I never went swimming alone. I did, but I’d basically just stand against the pool wall and watch for imaginary predators — an activity that sounds more fun than it actually was.

I obviously knew that there couldn’t be any sharks in there, but that didn’t help. It was the same deal as when you’re convinced there’s a ghost lurking in your dark basement. You know there isn’t, deep down, but it just doesn’t matter.

Ironically, even after I cut my solo swims short, I was perfectly happy to go back inside and watch shark docs for the rest of the afternoon. I loved sharks. I just wasn’t confident that they’d favor me because of it.

In the comments: Share shark memories, or talk about your favorite pop culture sharks!