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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.

 

#1640

SYSK Selects: What Was the Deal With the Hatfields and McCoys?

It was America's most famous family feud, but the history of the Hatfields vs the McCoys is fraught with bias and inaccuracies. Dig into a disagreement in 19th-century Appalachia that became a very big deal around the world, in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

16 Jan 2021

48 MINS

48:33

16 Jan 2021


#1639

The Science of Cute

If you took our advice and looked up baby beavers a few episodes back, you probably found them sooooo cute you couldn’t stand it. Or you just wanted to eat them up, which is weird if you think about it. Friend, prepare for the science on that! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

14 Jan 2021

58 MINS

58:29

14 Jan 2021


#1638

Short Stuff: Silverfish

Should you be afraid of these creepy little creatures you find in your basement? Only one way to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

13 Jan 2021

10 MINS

10:49

13 Jan 2021


#1637

Hell! Hell! Hell!

What is Hell? It's complicated and depends on which religion you're talking about. We dive into this fiery mess and do our best to explain it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

12 Jan 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:21

12 Jan 2021


#1636

SYSK Selects: How Skateboarding Works

Skateboarding started out as something bored surfers did when the waves weren't breaking, but after a few improvements to the design, it took off like a rocket to become its own cultural phenomenon. Come gleam the cube with Josh and Chuck as you ollie over this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

09 Jan 2021

51 MINS

51:20

09 Jan 2021


#1635

The Wright Brothers

Orville and Wilbur Wright were not trained professionals, but they were rigorous experimenters who ended up changing the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

07 Jan 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:05

07 Jan 2021


#1634

Short Stuff: Is It Theater or Theatre?

Have you ever noticed sometimes theaters – we mean, theatres – oh, forget it – places where you see movies or plays – are sometimes spelled two different ways? You can thank Noah Webster, author of the first American dictionary, for that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

06 Jan 2021

12 MINS

12:13

06 Jan 2021


#1633

Space Weather - What's That?!

Did you know space has weather? It’s true! In our solar system, tons – literal tons – of highly charged gas and magnetized particles spew from the surface constantly, causing all sorts of weird stuff here on Earth. So far, nothing too bad has happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

05 Jan 2021

54 MINS

54:00

05 Jan 2021


#1632

SYSK Selects: How Auto-Tune Works

What began as a challenge to an oil engineer to make a terrible singer into a pitch-perfect one, Auto-Tune has become a ubiquitous (and, to many, obnoxious) part of the musical soundscape. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

02 Jan 2021

59 MINS

59:15

02 Jan 2021


#1631

La Dame de Fer (Eiffel Tower)

The Eiffel Tower is one of the top destinations on Planet Earth. It turns out to be a pretty cool feat of engineering as well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

31 Dec 2020

53 MINS

53:49

31 Dec 2020


#1630

Short Stuff: Ig-pay Atin-lay (Sorry)

Turns out we have little kids from the 19th century, the Three Stooges, and an odd musical composer named Arthur Fields to thank for pig latin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

30 Dec 2020

13 MINS

13:53

30 Dec 2020


#1629

Theremins: World's First Electronic Music

In 1919 a brilliant Russian scientist accidentally stumbled onto the first electronic musical instrument in history – the theremin – which you play not by strings, keys, or even percussion, but by moving your hand in the air around it. Prepare to science! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

29 Dec 2020

56 MINS

56:13

29 Dec 2020


#1628

SYSK Selects: Sugar: It Powers the Earth

Since sugar spread from Polynesia a few thousand years ago, the world has been crazy for it. Insanely high prices, wars and even slavery couldn't undo world's need for a sugar fix. Today that fix is responsible for the obesity epidemic facing the West. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

26 Dec 2020

50 MINS

50:12

26 Dec 2020


#1627

The SYSK 2020 Holly Jolly Extravaganza!

It's here again! Our annual ad-free holiday spectacular. So pour up a hot toddy, throw a log on the fire and listen with the whole family! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

24 Dec 2020

42 MINS

42:32

24 Dec 2020


#1626

Short Stuff: Chinese Food on Christmas

What started out as a tradition among Jewish people on the Lower East Side at the turn of the last century has become a full-blown American holiday custom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

23 Dec 2020

13 MINS

13:36

23 Dec 2020


#1625

How Buffets Work

Buffets are every kid’s dream – until they grow up enough to realize how gross communal spreads of food shared with strangers actually are. Then the dream is dashed, for most of us at least. Learn about the golden age of buffets and more right here! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

22 Dec 2020

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:34

22 Dec 2020


#1624

SYSK Selects: The Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978

Long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, George Lucas allowed the Star Wars Holiday Special to be made. What happened on the night of November 17, 1978 can never be fully explained, but we make our best effort in our annual special edition of SYSK. May the force be with us all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

19 Dec 2020

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:05

19 Dec 2020


#1623

Aspirin: The Wonder Drug

Humans have been using a form of aspirin for pain relief since at least the Sumerians. But in recent years we’ve come to learn the wonder drug is indeed awe-inspiring, from preventing heart attacks to possibly protecting humans from cancer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

17 Dec 2020

52 MINS

52:36

17 Dec 2020


#1622

Short Stuff: Modern Funerals

The way we deal with our dead has changed a lot over the past 50 years. Learn all about it in 12-15 minutes right here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

16 Dec 2020

13 MINS

13:41

16 Dec 2020


#1621

Joseph Merrick, aka "The Elephant Man"

Joseph Merrick was known as The Elephant Man because of his suffering from what we now know was Proteus Synrome. Learn all about this brave man in today's episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

15 Dec 2020

49 MINS

49:17

15 Dec 2020