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Stuff You Should Know

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If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

 

#1609

Patty Hearst: Brainwashed or Bandit?

Patty Hearst was a young heiress living a quiet life studying art history at college when one Monday evening her home was invaded, she was kidnapped, and her life took a totally unforeseen turn that she would have trouble explaining for years to come. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

24 Nov 2020

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:50

24 Nov 2020


#1608

SYSK Selects: Whatever happened to acid rain?

Along with the hole in the ozone layer, acid rain was one of the first international environmental threats. It's fallen to the wayside in the face of climate change, but we have yet to lick it. Join Chuck and Josh as they revive the 80s drumbeat in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

21 Nov 2020

34 MINS

34:59

21 Nov 2020


#1607

The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth

On Halloween 1938 young radio star Orson Welles scared the pants off of America with a fictional news bulletin claiming Martians had landed and were destroying the country. People across the nation ran wild with panic in the streets – or did they? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

19 Nov 2020

51 MINS

51:26

19 Nov 2020


#1606

Short Stuff: Squirrel Nuts

We know squirrels hide nuts. But it's actually more complex a system than you think. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

18 Nov 2020

12 MINS

12:42

18 Nov 2020


#1605

How Pain Works

In recent decades we’ve come to understand that there’s a lot more to pain than: touch hot stove/feel burning hand. Pain is a far more sophisticated experience and, unfortunately, a system that can often go haywire, with terrible effects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

17 Nov 2020

57 MINS

57:14

17 Nov 2020


#1604

SYSK Selects: Who Gets to Name Continents?

America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, right? Maybe not. And who named Australia? Find out the unusually uncertain origins of the continents and other interesting stuff in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

14 Nov 2020

46 MINS

46:46

14 Nov 2020


#1603

How Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Works

For almost a century, Macy’s department store has kicked off the holidays in America with a grand parade. And when you march thousands of clowns, lip synching celebrities, bands, and giant balloons through New York things get remarkable. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

12 Nov 2020

52 MINS

52:30

12 Nov 2020


#1602

Short Stuff: Plastic Pink Flamingos

Plastic flamingos started out as innocent yard art, transformed into folk art, and have become a (kind of mean) symbol of high campiness. There’s a lot to this particular plastic yard art. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

11 Nov 2020

13 MINS

13:54

11 Nov 2020


#1601

The Bay of Pigs Disaster

The Bay of Pigs is one of the blackest of eyes on American foreign policy. Learn all about this dark spot of American history today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

10 Nov 2020

54 MINS

54:14

10 Nov 2020


#1600

SYSK Selects: Geysers: Nature's Innuendo

The spectacular eruptions of steam and water we call geysers are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, the result of thousands of years of specific natural conditions and physical processes. Learn the Stuff You Should Know about geysers in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

08 Nov 2020

32 MINS

32:42

08 Nov 2020


#1599

All the Gold In Fort Knox: Meh

When Fort Knox was built in the 1930s to house America’s gold supply, it was billed as an impenetrable, impregnable, don’t-even-think-of-trying vault. But as the world has moved further away from gold, the stockpile’s lost a bit of its luster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

05 Nov 2020

56 MINS

56:54

05 Nov 2020


#1598

Short Stuff: Fruit Flies, Why?

Have you ever wondered why we do so much scientific testing on fruit flies? Turns out they make better models for humans than you’d think. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

04 Nov 2020

12 MINS

12:51

04 Nov 2020


#1597

The Amazing Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente was what’s called a “complete” baseball player – he could hit, run and, man could he throw, so it’s no surprise he was made a Hall of Famer. But he was also a humanitarian, a civil rights icon, and a fiercely proud son of Puerto Rico. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

03 Nov 2020

50 MINS

50:58

03 Nov 2020


#1596

SYSK Selects: How Ghosts Work

According to a 2009 poll, more Americans believe in ghosts than don't. But what are ghosts exactly? If they do exist, what are they made of and why are they hanging around? In this classic episode airing for Halloween, Josh and Chuck explore both sides of the divide between belief and skepticism on the topic of ghosts and look at some pretty cool explanations for hauntings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

31 Oct 2020

48 MINS

48:33

31 Oct 2020


#1595

SYSK’s Scare Your Pants Off (and Back On) Halloween Spooktacular

It’s that time of year again! So turn down the lights, pull the sheets over your eyes and prepare to be thrilled and frightened with two great Halloween stories from Philip K. Dick and M.R. James. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

29 Oct 2020

41 MINS

41:54

29 Oct 2020


#1594

Short Stuff: Poe Toaster

For at least sixty years a mysterious person (or persons) showed up at Edgar Allen Poe’s grave to toast the master on his birthday. No one ever found out who this legendary figure was. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

28 Oct 2020

15 MINS

15:00

28 Oct 2020


#1593

A History of Nursing Homes

In America, we've treated our senior citizens in very different ways over the years. Tune in to hear about how we've tackled compassionate care. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

27 Oct 2020

57 MINS

57:15

27 Oct 2020


#1592

Chuck Bryant On The Why I’m Voting Podcast

Hey, SYSK listeners! We wanted to make sure you heard Chuck on iHeartRadio’s Why I’m Voting podcast. Check it out and don’t forget to vote on November 3rd!  If you want to change, preserve, or build a better America, there’s one easy way to make your voice heard: Vote. This year, iHeartRadio is teaming up with over 20 incredible celebrities (plus a handful of our most popular podcasters) to get the country excited to go vote, broadcasting the personal, emotional and heartfelt stories behind why showing up to the ballot box means so much-- not just as individuals, but for our entire nation. Thank you to our partners AXE, Knorr® & Seventh Generation Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

25 Oct 2020

11 MINS

11:07

25 Oct 2020


#1591

SYSK Selects: How Book Banning Works

If you want to control the masses, control what they read. After all, books are seeds that germinate new points of view. As a result, the struggle against banning books is contentious and continual. Learn more about banning books in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

24 Oct 2020

37 MINS

37:03

24 Oct 2020


#1590

Beavers: Tail Slapping Fun

Beavers are in fact, very busy. They're builders and solid family members, husbands and wives. Learn all about N America's largest rodent today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

22 Oct 2020

46 MINS

46:20

22 Oct 2020


#1589

Short Stuff: Haunted Real Estate

Do you have to disclose the notion that your house may be haunted upon sale? Listen in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

21 Oct 2020

13 MINS

13:49

21 Oct 2020


#1588

10 Voter Suppression Methods

Voter suppression in the USA is as old as voting itself. Listen in to hear about 10 ways we stifle the vote. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

20 Oct 2020

52 MINS

52:52

20 Oct 2020


#1587

SYSK Selects: How Sushi Works

Sushi grew out of a way to ferment fish a couple thousand years ago and in the late 20th century began to take the world by storm. What began as traditional, rigid food has come to evolve with new delicious innovations being added to the original canon. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

17 Oct 2020

56 MINS

56:58

17 Oct 2020


#1586

Porcupines: Little Stabby Cutie Pies

We love animals. A lot. Especially underrated ones like the darling porcupine. Listen in today to learn all about these stabby little boogers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

15 Oct 2020

45 MINS

45:08

15 Oct 2020


#1585

Short Stuff: What is Latinx anyway?

We love to keep up with the current terminology for groups of people. Learn about the origin of Latinx today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

14 Oct 2020

13 MINS

13:55

14 Oct 2020


#1584

Wind Tunnels: More Important Than You Realize

Without wind tunnels we may not have airplanes right now. Early aviationists built them to puzzle out how to get and stay airborne. But wind tunnels are used for so much more than flight – from microchips to wind turbines. Enjoy this breezy episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

13 Oct 2020

50 MINS

50:20

13 Oct 2020


#1583

SYSK Selects: How Bigfoot Works

For centuries North American tribes have told stories of a hairy wild giant in the wilderness, and once Europeans arrived they claimed to see it, too. Chuck and Josh examine the claims of believers and the rebuttals of skeptics in this evenhanded episode from the SYSK archives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

10 Oct 2020

39 MINS

39:23

10 Oct 2020


#1582

Printing press? Big deal!

Was the printing press a big deal? You bet it was. One of the biggest. Learn all about the early history of printing today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

08 Oct 2020

59 MINS

59:14

08 Oct 2020


#1581

Short Stuff: Lying in State

After RBG passed away she had the honor of lying in state. Who decides this? Listen and you'll know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

07 Oct 2020

12 MINS

12:41

07 Oct 2020