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The American Journal of Losers

The nation’s #1 academic resource on losers, chumps, and has-beens. Join comedians/scholars Adam McShane, Joey Bednarski, and Cosmo Nomikos as they profile extinct animals, stupid criminals and just about every other kind of failure on...more

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AJL Gets Canceled

Episode 73

December 01, 2022

AJL Gets Canceled

Friends. It’s time we said goodbye—at least until some Qatari billionaire offers to foot the bill. But first, we need to make an episode so bad that no one will miss us. And also figure out who the biggest loser we’ve ever covered is.   Follow along with our All Time Loser bracket here!    [SPOILER WARNING] Bracket results    Follow us online for more from us in the future:   Adam: @madam_mcshane on Instagram/[email protected] on Twitter   Joey: @joeybednarski on Twitter/[email protected] on Tiktok   Cosmo: Cosmo's album (as Clovis Quimby)@Ferrariomopeds on [email protected] on Instagram   Listen to the theme song here: We’ve Won by Jaill   Thank you for listening!    ...

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#69 - The Stanford Prison Experiment

Episode 72

November 09, 2022

#69 - The Stanford Prison Experiment

One day The American Journal of Losers will be taught in high school classes as the textbook example of the depths of misery to which human beings will sink, but for now that honor goes to the Stanford Prison Experiment: Phillip Zimbardo's wacky summer camp for wayward boys.  Adam McShane, Joey Bednarski, and Cosmo Nomikos are stand up comedians based out of Chicago, IL.AJL is part of the Lincoln Lodge Podcast Network: https://www.thelincolnlodge.com/podcasts ...

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#68 - Betty and Barney Hill

Episode 71

October 26, 2022

#68 - Betty and Barney Hill

Eek! The A-SCARE-ican GORE-nal of BOO-sers has taken over once again! This time with strange little gray men from outside this planet who are here to stick to metal objects in our holes. Good thing the three brave hosts of the podcast can be described as “skeptical to the point of being uninterested in this story”. Adam McShane, Joey Bednarski, and Cosmo Nomikos are stand up comedians based out of Chicago, IL.AJL is part of the Lincoln Lodge Podcast Network: https://www.thelincolnlodge.com/podcasts ...

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Episode 70

October 19, 2022

#67 - The Dynamite Fiend AKA Alexander Keith Jr.

The three coolest guys you've ever heard of are back to tell the tale of the Confederate spy from Canada who become infamous for a botched insurance fraud scheme that killed 80 people and ruined a perfectly good barrel of caviar!  Adam McShane, Joey Bednarski, and Cosmo Nomikos are stand up comedians based out of Chicago, IL.AJL is part of the Lincoln Lodge Podcast Network: https://www.thelincolnlodge.com/podcasts ...

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Episode 69

October 12, 2022

#66 - Centralia, Pennsylvania

Lives are risked, secrets are revealed, and friendships are betrayed on this exciting, no holds barred, episode about the near-ghost town of Centralia, PA; whose five remaining residents make their home above a fire that has been burning for over sixty years! Adam McShane, Joey Bednarski, and Cosmo Nomikos are stand up comedians based out of Chicago, IL.AJL is part of the Lincoln Lodge Podcast Network: https://www.thelincolnlodge.com/podcasts ...

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Episode 68

October 05, 2022

#65 - The Black Sox Scandal

If you ever hear a bad episode of this podcast, it’s because we made it bad on purpose to get an illegal cut in from some guy named “Money Malone” or whatever; just like the Chicago White Sox did in 1919 when they intentionally threw the World Series to profit off an illegal sports betting apparatus. Adam McShane, Joey Bednarski, and Cosmo Nomikos are stand up comedians based out of Chicago, IL.AJL is part of the Lincoln Lodge Podcast Network: https://www.thelincolnlodge.com/podcasts ...

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