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.

 

#2317

Selects: How Famines Work

It's common knowledge that famines are usually caused by major droughts: Rain doesn't fall, crops don't grow, and people go hungry. But recent research suggests that while weather may trigger famines, they may actually be more of a human-made catastrophe. Find out more in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

Yesterday

49 MINS

49:02

Yesterday


#2316

Testosterone and Estrogen: Wondrous Hormones

We think of estrogen and testosterone as the female and male sex hormones and they may seem kind of gross (is that just Josh?), but that simple understanding is way off. A magical biochemical dance between the two creates everything from bones to moods. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

11 Apr 2024

48 MINS

48:55

11 Apr 2024


#2315

Short Stuff: Straitjackets

Straitjackets aren't really a thing anymore unless you're watching a movie or TV show. Or in prison. That's the sad truth. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

12 MINS

12:55

10 Apr 2024


#2314

The 1977 Women's Conference That Changed America

The 70s were the decade of the woman in the US. America finally was coming around to the understanding women and men are equals and the government sponsored a conference to advance women’s rights. The opposition that arose changed the fabric of America. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

09 Apr 2024

49 MINS

49:32

09 Apr 2024


#2313

Selects: 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 all about it in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

06 Apr 2024

51 MINS

51:59

06 Apr 2024


#2312

The Everglades: Wowee

One of America’s most important ecosystems takes up more than half the state of Florida. It’s a river of grass, a cactus desert, and a saltwater bay all rolled into one. And there are alligators and crocodiles. And that’s just the beginning. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

04 Apr 2024

54 MINS

54:18

04 Apr 2024


#2311

Short Stuff: Knock on Wood

What's the deal with knocking on wood? It's an action one takes to ensure good luck. Which doesn't exist. Yet we do it. Humans are funny that way. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

03 Apr 2024

11 MINS

11:25

03 Apr 2024


#2310

Greedflation Is Real

One of the things we rely on is for the companies who make the stuff we need to not stick it to us, the customer. But it’s become painfully clear that’s just what happened during the pandemic and that it’s still happening today. What can we do about it? See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

02 Apr 2024

55 MINS

55:34

02 Apr 2024


#2309

Selects: Who is The Man of the Hole?

In 2018, there's a man from a lost tribe still living deep in the jungles of Brazil who has been all alone since the mid 1990s. He's referred to as the Man of the Hole, and has had no face-to-face with modern humans. Who is he? We'll answer that question as best we can in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

30 Mar 2024

37 MINS

37:58

30 Mar 2024


#2308

The Pulitzer Prize: A major award!

It doesn't get much bigger than the Pulitzer Prize if you're a journalist. Or a novelist. Or really any kind of writer. They even give them to podcasts now. We're not holding our breath. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

28 Mar 2024

48 MINS

48:52

28 Mar 2024


#2307

Short Stuff: Ramree Island Crocodile Massacre

The strange thing about the story of the Ramree Island Crocodile Massacre is that it didn't happen. Yet the story lives on.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

27 Mar 2024

11 MINS

11:12

27 Mar 2024


#2306

Love Canal: Even Dirtier Than It Sounds

A man with an unfulfilled vision left a huge gash in the ground near Niagara Falls. Then a chemical company came along and filled it with toxic waste. Then people came along and built homes and an elementary school on top of it. Then things went badly. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

26 Mar 2024

46 MINS

46:45

26 Mar 2024


#2305

Selects: MOVE: Or When the Philly Police Dropped a Bomb on a Residential Neighborhood

Believe it or not, in 1985 the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a bomb from a helicopter onto a residential building in an African-American neighborhood. The fact that this story isn't more widely known says it all. Listen and learn about MOVE in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

23 Mar 2024

51 MINS

51:31

23 Mar 2024


#2304

Peanuts (the comic) Part II

Today is part II of our tribute to one of the most iconic pieces of American culture. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Mar 2024

45 MINS

45:23

21 Mar 2024


#2303

Short Stuff: Mariko Aoki Phenomenon

Ten percent of people – in Japan at least – get the urge to poop when they visit bookstores. But it wasn’t until a courageous woman stepped up and became the voice of the phenomenon now named after her that they realized they were part of a movement. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

20 Mar 2024

11 MINS

11:52

20 Mar 2024


#2302

Peanuts (the comic) Part I

Today we pay tribute to one of the most iconic pieces of American culture. Listen in to hear us gush about Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

19 Mar 2024

45 MINS

45:21

19 Mar 2024


#2301

Selects: How Dyslexia Works

For a learning disability that everyone seems to know about, dyslexia is maybe the most commonly misunderstood and controversial cognitive difficulty there is. Some people think it’s a gift, some people think it doesn’t even exist. Learn more in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

16 Mar 2024

43 MINS

43:23

16 Mar 2024