Wikisurfer 001 – A Missing Foot

Hello world!

Welcome to Wikisurfer, a kind of experiment in podcast storytelling. Basically the format is this – two guys – Brandon Fibbs & Kyle Sullivan – will each pick a starting topic on Wikipedia, crack it open, and see what hides inside. Moving purely on curiosity, hopping from hyperlink to hyperlink, they pick the best, weirdest, most wonderful stories possible.

This is our inaugural episode! We found some really interesting stories to pass along. You can listen to the episode here – Wikisurfer 001:

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The Statue With The Missing Foot

Onate Statue

Santa Fe de Nuevo México

Juan de Oñate y Salazar

Humana & Leyva Expedition, 1594/95

Jusepe Gutierrez

Foot Thief Interview, via The New York Times

The Acoma Massacre

Modern Acoma Pueblo


The Banality Of Evil

Rorschach inkblot test, Wikipedia


The Face On Mars

Google DeepDream Project

Rorschach Test

Dr. Douglas Kelley

Nuremberg Trials

Dr. Douglas Kelley
Dr. Douglas Kelley
Google DeepDream image by Martin Thoma via Wikipedia 1
Google DeepDream


Controversial Statues & Company Towns

King George III Statue

Monument & Memorial Controversies

Ludlow Monument

Ludlow Massacre

Colorado Coalfield War

Company Town

Present-Day Company Towns

History Of Birmingham, AL

Scotia, California

Orangemund, Namibia

Pripyat, Ukraine


Hospital in Fordlandia


Germania – The World Capital That Never Was

New germania

Albert Speer

Festliches Nürnberg

Nuremberg Rally

Pergamon Altar

Star Wars – Comparison With Historical Events


May Day Stadium In North Korea

Spandau Prison

Carlton House Terrace

Nullius In Verba

Royal Society

Albert Speer in his jail cell, Nuremberg, 1945 Public Domain.jpeg
Albert Speer in his jail cell



Spanish translations and pronunciations by Lee Nocella.

German translations and pronunciations by Liam Adkison

Tulalip Lushootseed Greetings – Permission Granted by email (mention in audio credits)

Hello in Navajo via – Permission granted by email (mention in audio credits)

Useful Phrases in Nahuatl, Omniglot – Permission Granted by email


SFX Credits:

Hello in Cherokee via Permission by license [CC BY-NC-SA 3.0]

American Bison sounds by the National Park Service (Yellowstone National Park)

Spanish “Hola” – discovered via Wikitionary, CC BY-SA 3.0

Juno: Crossing Jupiter’s Bow Shock, NASA, CC BY-NC 3.0 [Found here]

Chorus Radio Waves Within Earth’s Atmosphere, NASA, CC BY-NC 3.0 [Found here]



In The Hall Of The Mountain King, by Edvard Grieg, performed by Czech National Symphony Orchestra, 2012, uploaded by Yodin, 2012, uploaded by Mar11, CC BY ?

Mystical Space Horror, by Bobby Cole

Feel The Suspense, by Bobby Cole

Ambient Tension by Jason Donnelly

Feel The Suspense by Bobby Cole

Gymnopedie by Erik Satie

Warm Piano Background Music by Bobby Cole

Serenity by Keith Anthony Holden

Rising Tension Pads by Bobby Cole

L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (“Habanera”) from Carmen by Georges Bizet, 1875 Recording

Paint By Numbers by Bruce Zimmerman

In Your Dreams by Unwritten Stories, CC BY-SA 3.0 [Found here]

Manhattan Montage by Albert Marlowe

Envy In Japan by kwazimouto, CC BY-SA 3.0 [Found here]

Horst-Wessel-Lied by Horst Wessel

Gomba Sonata in G 1st Movement, by Johann Sebastian Bach