In the pod Every Little Thing, they often play with words making jokes with intricate references. Recently, I heard an exchange where a person made a joke about the former president Ronald Reagan being the president of the planet Mars. I simply do not get it. Even the host admitted it was deep.
A: Did you want to hear a space joke?
B: I would love to.
A: Um so, it's a little out there...that's the first part...you didn't get it...the space joke is "out there".
B: I love it!
A: But here is the actual joke. "Who is the president of Mars?".
B: "Who's the president of Mars?...Hmmm...Tell me.
A: Ronald Reagan.
Source at time "16:40
That's it. No explanation, no nothing. I'm not even sure if the first part before the pause is an independent joke (space joke - it's out there) or if it's a build-up for the main part. Is it the actual former president they refer to? The program was about space junk so I assume that Mars actually refers to the red planet but I'm unsure about that too.