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Stuff You Should Know podcast

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.

 

#1706

The Ivy League

The Ivy League is technically a sports conference, but it's much more than that. Enjoy this special 3D episode with your earbuds on and learn all about these revered, elite universities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

11 May 2021

54 MINS

54:40

11 May 2021


#1705

Introducing: Ephemeral Season 2

Hey, SYSK fans! We know you already love great podcasts, so here's another we think you'll enjoy - Ephemeral season 2. Check out the trailer and see for yourself. About Ephemeral: The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases not saved at all — emanate with secrets we can only glimpse and mysteries we can never completely answer. The stories may be unfamiliar, but the themes are universal; this is a looking glass, a window into our own fragile, material existence that begs the question, “How will I be remembered?” Listen to Ephemeral season 2 on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

10 May 2021

02 MINS

02:31

10 May 2021


#1704

Selects: How Snake Handlers Work

Snake handling ranges from professional snake milkers for antivenin to religious handlers who tend to get bitten and sometimes die from it. Either way, it can be a dangerous business. Learn all about snake handling in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

08 May 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:00

08 May 2021


#1703

How Uranium Mining Works

Mining uranium is dangerous work. Not only does it involve mining, which is dangerous itself, uranium is also found alongside some very radioactive stuff. Learn the ins and outs of this thrilling endeavor in this episode of SYSK. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

06 May 2021

55 MINS

55:18

06 May 2021


#1702

Short Stuff: Squarer Than Wombat Poop

One of the cutest animals on the planet is also the only one that squeezes out cube-shaped poop. Find out why today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

05 May 2021

13 MINS

13:50

05 May 2021


#1701

The Appendix: No Respect

The poor appendix. Despite findings that it serves a purpose, many people still cast it off as a second rate organ and the Rodney Dangerfield of organs. We aim to correct that notion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

04 May 2021

48 MINS

48:52

04 May 2021


#1700

Selects: How Cave Dwellers Work

You know the cavemen, a race of human cousins who lived exclusively in caves? They didn’t exist. Sure prehistoric hominids used caves sometimes but they lived in other places too. Luckily the time they spent in caves has given us a glance at their culture thanks to the protective environments of caves. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

01 May 2021

44 MINS

44:04

01 May 2021


#1699

How Corporate Taxes Work

There are lots of reasons to tax corporations: as a check on their power, to help pay for infrastructure, as a wealth tax. But the biggest reason economists cite for why they've stuck around is that everyday people think companies should have to pay them too. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

29 Apr 2021

54 MINS

54:26

29 Apr 2021


#1698

Short Stuff: Ivar The Boneless

Was Ivar the Boneless a real Viking warrior? Probably. Did he really have no bones? Probably not. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

28 Apr 2021

11 MINS

11:55

28 Apr 2021


#1697

Truffles: Underground Treasures

Truffles are rare, expensive and apparently delicious. Learn all about these earthy fungi today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

27 Apr 2021

45 MINS

45:50

27 Apr 2021


#1696

Selects: How Profiling Works

At its base, criminal profiling is a legitimate investigatory tool. The Supreme Court has drawn a clear line that bans profiling when it includes race. So why do we still do it? Take a closer look with Josh and Chuck in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

24 Apr 2021

55 MINS

55:26

24 Apr 2021


#1695

How Stamp Collecting Works

Over the last two centuries philatelists – stamp collectors – have learned just about everything there is to know about every stamp ever printed. You won’t by the end of this episode, but you might be interested enough to start yourself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

22 Apr 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:18

22 Apr 2021


#1694

Short Stuff: Madam C.J. Walker

Join us today as we dive into the story of the first female self-made millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

21 Apr 2021

14 MINS

14:01

21 Apr 2021


#1693

Mechanical Bulls!

Mechanical bulls are kind of weird, but they have certainly made a place in American pop culture over the years. Largely due to one movie, Urban Cowboy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

20 Apr 2021

51 MINS

51:10

20 Apr 2021


#1692

Selects: How Tupperware Works

Tupperware won immediate design acclaim when it was released in 1947, but it took a pioneering female executive to make a line of plastic food storage into an icon of the American postwar boom. Learn about the surprisingly intriguing history of Tupperware, in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

17 Apr 2021

43 MINS

43:02

17 Apr 2021


#1691

Hair Loss: The Pits

Losing your hair is a situation that seems to be universally considered to absolutely stink. Unsurprisingly, humans have been trying all sorts of weird stuff to combat hair loss for millennia, but we’re only just now starting to get a handle on it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

15 Apr 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:31

15 Apr 2021


#1690

Short Stuff: Palindromes

Chuck loves palindromes. So much that his very name is one. Oh wait... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

14 Apr 2021

14 MINS

14:02

14 Apr 2021


#1689

How the Electrical Grid Works

The electrical grid that provides power to the US is one of those things you don’t give a second thought to until it stops working – then it’s tough to think about anything else. Learn why this engineering marvel is past its prime and how to update it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

13 Apr 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:07

13 Apr 2021


#1688

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

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

54:09

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