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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.

 

#1688

SYSK Selects: The Unsolved Mystery Disappearance of the Sodder Children

In 1945 a house fire took the lives of five children - except that their bodies were never found. In this classic episode, dive into the longstanding mystery of the odd circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the Sodder children. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

10 Apr 2021

49 MINS

49:42

10 Apr 2021


#1687

Muzak: Easy Listening Goodness

Muzak got a bad reputation as bland garbage music. We aim to set the record straight. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

08 Apr 2021

57 MINS

57:55

08 Apr 2021


#1686

Short Stuff: Venus de Milo

Step into today's short stuff to learn all about the armless wonder! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

07 Apr 2021

12 MINS

12:03

07 Apr 2021


#1685

Havana Syndrome: ¿Qué Diablos?

In 2016, diplomats at the American embassy in Cuba began suffering weird neurological symptoms after hearing strange noises. Some say it was a sonic attack using a secret weapon, but the Havana Syndrome remains a baffling scientific mystery to this day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

06 Apr 2021

47 MINS

47:14

06 Apr 2021


#1684

SYSK Selects: How Circus Families Work

Don't be confused - this one is about actual circus acts made of family members, not the controversial comic strip. Step right up to this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

03 Apr 2021

49 MINS

49:45

03 Apr 2021


#1683

How the Titanic Worked: Part Two

After the Titanic sank recriminations and blame followed, sometimes ruining careers unjustifiably. As the decades wore on and she was found almost 2.5 miles down, history rehabilitated some people. The question still remains how to preserve the ship. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

01 Apr 2021

54 MINS

54:40

01 Apr 2021


#1682

Short Stuff: What's the oldest book?

In order to figure out what the oldest book is, one has to define what a book actually is. Listen in as we discuss this debatable topic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

31 Mar 2021

12 MINS

12:51

31 Mar 2021


#1681

How the Titanic Worked: Part One

When the Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage in April 1912, the world was divided into two types of people: those who considered her unsinkable and those who weren’t so sure about that. Both types were aboard when she went down with 1500 souls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

30 Mar 2021

52 MINS

52:44

30 Mar 2021


#1680

SYSK Selects: What was the Philadelphia Experiment?

The Philadelphia Experiment is a bad movie from the 1980s, and also the conpiracy theory that refuses to die, despite virtually zero evidence of its occurance. Learn all about this strange non-event in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

27 Mar 2021

53 MINS

53:49

27 Mar 2021


#1679

Space Junk, Ahoy!

The orbits hundreds to thousands of miles above Earth are littered with garbage. Space garbage, sure, but it’s still garbage. Littering in space is bad enough but it poses practical problems too – like space junk crashing into satellites or astronauts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

25 Mar 2021

54 MINS

54:20

25 Mar 2021


#1678

Short Stuff: Cellphones on Airplanes

Are we finally at the place where we can make cell phone calls on airplanes? PLEASE NO! Listen in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

24 Mar 2021

14 MINS

14:05

24 Mar 2021


#1677

What is biophilic design?

Biophilic design is all about bringing the outside in. But it's also much more than that. Open your windows and have a listen! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

23 Mar 2021

55 MINS

55:46

23 Mar 2021


#1676

SYSK Selects: How Lighthouses Work

People have been burning fires on cliffs as long as other people have used boats, but after the Age of Exploration, lighthouses took their unmistakable form and the great stories of the people who kept the lights around the world began. Learn all about them in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

20 Mar 2021

50 MINS

50:38

20 Mar 2021


#1675

The Texas City Disaster of 1947

In 1947 the port town of Texas City, Texas became the site of the largest industrial disaster in American history. An enormous explosion blew ships out of the water, created a tidal wave that flooded the town, and killed hundreds of people instantly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

18 Mar 2021

46 MINS

46:04

18 Mar 2021


#1674

Short Stuff: Brazilian Jars

In the 1970s big news was made when some underwater artifacts were found in a bay by Rio de Janeiro that would have rewritten history. Then it just kind of petered out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

17 Mar 2021

16 MINS

16:12

17 Mar 2021


#1673

The Parrot Episode

If you think parrots are simply mimics that fly, you're wrong. Tune in and learn about these colorful friends today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

16 Mar 2021

56 MINS

56:46

16 Mar 2021


#1672

SYSK Selects: Please Listen to How Plasma Waste Convertors Work

There is a way to not only sustainably get rid of our household waste, but also produce enough energy from it to power the process and even create electricity for the grid. The future is here. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

13 Mar 2021

41 MINS

41:38

13 Mar 2021


#1671

Karaoke: Tuesday Night Fever

Listen in and learn all about the fascinating history of everybody's favorite pastime... karaoke! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

11 Mar 2021

59 MINS

59:19

11 Mar 2021


#1670

Short Stuff: Tooth Fairy: Not Real

Today we break down the history of everyone's favorite home invader, the tooth fairy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

10 Mar 2021

13 MINS

13:53

10 Mar 2021


#1669

Dragons: As Real as Mermaids

Dragons are like mermaids in that they're not real. And that's about where the comparison ends. Learn all about dragons today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

09 Mar 2021

45 MINS

45:12

09 Mar 2021


#1668

SYSK Selects: Mermaids: Not a real thing

Mermaids aren't real. That much we know. But the history and lore of these magical and sometimes menacing creatures of the sea is pretty interesting stuff. Learn all about these half women/half fish in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

06 Mar 2021

46 MINS

46:45

06 Mar 2021


#1667

Why is the Equal Rights Amendment still not ratified?

The United States is one of only 28 countries in the world that doesn’t have equal protection for women under the law enshrined in its constitution. There was a moment in the 70s where it came very close, but then the conservative movement was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

04 Mar 2021

54 MINS

54:45

04 Mar 2021


#1666

Short Stuff: Dog Suicide Bridge

A bridge at the town of Dumbarton in Scotland has a terrible reputation as a site where dogs inexplicably leap to their death on the rocks 50 feet below. There is no shortage of theories why, but none fully explain it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

03 Mar 2021

13 MINS

13:41

03 Mar 2021


#1665

Is the Free Radical Theory of Aging Wrong?

In the 1990s we thought we’d identified the root cause of aging: nasty molecules called free radicals that wreaked havoc on our cells. Even better, we’d figured out how to counteract them with loads of antioxidants. Then science started raising questions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

02 Mar 2021

56 MINS

56:20

02 Mar 2021


#1664

SYSK Selects: Bridges: Nature Abhors Them

From prehistoric logs across streams to the 102-mile Kunshan Grand Bridge, nature works ceaselessly to take down spans. In this classic episode, learn about the fascinating ins and outs of bridge design and building and the mind-boggling challenges structural engineers face. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

27 Feb 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:58

27 Feb 2021


#1663

How Bruce Lee Worked

Bruce Lee may have introduced more Westerners to Asian culture than any person in history. And, because he died young just as he became an international superstar, he’s become a legend. Josh and Chuck try to uncover the man underneath. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

25 Feb 2021

56 MINS

56:30

25 Feb 2021


#1662

Short Stuff: The Body in the Cylinder

In 1945, residents of a Liverpool neighborhood found a desiccated body in a long cylinder they’d been using for years using as a bench. It launched a mystery that’s still alive today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

24 Feb 2021

15 MINS

15:08

24 Feb 2021


#1661

What Will Farming 4.0 Look Like?

The human population is expected to increase by a couple billion people in the next 30 years and those who are paying attention are wondering exactly how we’ll feed all those extra mouths. Will going high tech or getting back to nature save us? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

23 Feb 2021

51 MINS

51:24

23 Feb 2021