Stuff You Should Know podcast

Stuff You Should Know

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.

 

#2353

Selects: The Murder Mystery of Ötzi the Iceman

About 5,300 years ago a Copper Age shepherd was murdered. He just happened to die in a place where his body was so well preserved that gave researchers an actual shot at determining the course of his final day on Earth. Josh and Chuck take you through their reconstruction in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

Yesterday

53 MINS

53:05

Yesterday


#2352

A Brief History of Air Travel

Today we take to the friendly skies to detail the fascinating history of air travel. From planes with piano bars and lounges to the current no frills varieties.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

58 MINS

58:43

13 Jun 2024


#2351

Short Stuff: Peace Sign

The peace sign is one of the most globally recognized symbols around today, but it’s only a few decades old. And it wasn’t the hippies who created it, it was a group of Brits dedicated to nuclear disarmament in the 50s. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

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11:13

12 Jun 2024


#2350

Coercive Control, the Invisible Basis of Abuse

When we think of an abused spouse we tend to think of horrific physical or emotional violence. But over the last decade or so, it’s become clear that’s only a symptom – that domestic abuse is in fact an all-consuming form of interpersonal terrorism.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

54 MINS

54:12

11 Jun 2024


#2349

Selects: Sunburn, Suntans and Sunscreen

It's pretty obvious something's gone wrong when you get a sunburn, but did you know a tan means you've damaged your DNA? Dive into the three Ss of summer and learn all about how to protect yourself from the sun. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

08 Jun 2024

47 MINS

47:01

08 Jun 2024


#2348

The Ballad of Grit

In the last decade American schools became enrapt by a new psychological concept centered on persevering. Things went south when they started attaching funding to it. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

06 Jun 2024

50 MINS

50:39

06 Jun 2024


#2347

Short Stuff: Amber Alerts

Learn all about the saddest phone notification in today's episode.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

12 MINS

12:33

05 Jun 2024


#2346

Conductors: What the heck is going on there?

You've probably been to a symphony performance and wondered, what in the heck are conductors doing up there anyway? Well we're here to explain that as best we can. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

04 Jun 2024

50 MINS

50:44

04 Jun 2024


#2345

Selects: What are think tanks all about?

Think tanks? More like stink tanks! We're kidding. Think tanks do valuable work, when they operate in a non-partisan way of course. Learn all about the history of these heady institutions in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

01 Jun 2024

45 MINS

45:42

01 Jun 2024


#2344

The Guinness Book of Records

If you grew up in the 70s and 80s in America, you probably have the image of your tattered Guinness Book of Records. The book was ubiquitous then, but is still thriving today in despite the internet.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

30 May 2024

51 MINS

51:03

30 May 2024


#2343

Short Stuff: What's a mudlarker?

Mudlarking is a uniquely British hobby, though you can dig through river mud anywhere there's a river. But the Thames has the good stuff.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

29 May 2024

14 MINS

14:13

29 May 2024


#2342

The shameful and harrowing story Unit 731

Unit 731 was a secret group within the Japanese Army in WWII that committed unspeakable atrocities against humans in the name of scientific research. Listen with caution.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

28 May 2024

48 MINS

48:03

28 May 2024


#2341

Selects: How Vomit Phobia Works

No one - no one - likes to vomit, but there are some people who would prefer to die rather than vomit, people who spend their days worrying they will vomit at any moment and become so obsessed they curtail their lives to prevent it from happening. Learn all about it with Josh and Chuck in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

25 May 2024

29 MINS

29:48

25 May 2024