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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.

 

#2068

Selects: How Easy Bake Ovens Work

Easy Bake Ovens are as iconic as a toy can get, as American as apple pie or baseball. Learn all about these light bulb cooking, working ovens that endanger children to this day, in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

8 hrs Ago

36 MINS

36:29

8 hrs Ago


#2067

The Largely Equine History of Veterinary Medicine

Vets have been around for a long time, but mainly to care for horses. When horse travel went away, guess who saved the profession? Dogs! See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

02 Feb 2023

47 MINS

47:18

02 Feb 2023


#2066

Short Stuff: Bird Migration

Where are all those birds flying anyway? How do they decide? When do they do it? All of these questions, and more, are answered in this week's ep. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

01 Feb 2023

11 MINS

11:19

01 Feb 2023


#2065

Must We Suffer Emotional Pain?

It’s part of the human condition, to feel the pain of sorrow, loss, embarrassment. But isn’t it kind of weird that an overwhelming emotion can cause you physical discomfort or even pain? Turns out that depends on how you think about the mind and the body. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

31 Jan 2023

49 MINS

49:19

31 Jan 2023


#2064

Selects: Elephants: The Best Animals?

Elephants are pretty much the best. Why? Josh and Chuck will let you know in great detail in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

28 Jan 2023

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:09

28 Jan 2023


#2063

How Attachment Theory Works

A theory in the field of psychology has become so pervasive, it’s generally taken on faith that it’s true. It says that how your parents respond to you during a short window in your infancy has lifelong effects on your personality. Could this be correct? See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

26 Jan 2023

54 MINS

54:35

26 Jan 2023


#2062

Short Stuff: Adam's Apples and Throat Lumps

This week's short stuff is all about throat lumps and Adam's apples. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

25 Jan 2023

10 MINS

10:05

25 Jan 2023


#2061

Let's Talk About John DeLorean

John DeLorean: visionary, car maker extraordinaire, buyer of large amounts of cocaine, provider of time machine chassis. There is a lot to understand about John DeLorean so let’s get busy. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

24 Jan 2023

56 MINS

56:54

24 Jan 2023


#2060

Selects: How Game Shows Work

Join Josh and Chuck and a whole bunch of great people at the Gothic Theatre in Denver for this live show on game shows and their place in cultures around the world, recorded on June 28, 2018. You just come right on down, why don’t you? See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Jan 2023

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:42

21 Jan 2023


#2059

Toast: As in browned bread

Toast is bread that has been browned by heat. It's delicious. This is our ode to toast. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

19 Jan 2023

53 MINS

53:16

19 Jan 2023


#2058

Short Stuff: Women Pirates

The Golden Age of Pirates didn’t have just men floating on the high seas. Some women became very successful pirates and today you’ll learn about two of them. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

18 Jan 2023

16 MINS

16:11

18 Jan 2023


#2057

The Louisiana Purchase: Not a Purchase

Turns out the Louisiana Purchase was not so much a purchase, but the right to (steal) purchase it from indigenous peoples. But it did transform the United States as we know it. Listen and learn! See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

17 Jan 2023

46 MINS

46:42

17 Jan 2023


#2056

Selects: How Therapeutic Hypothermia Works

Physicians noticed centuries ago that people exposed to cold temperatures often have amazing recoveries from serious medical emergencies. Now medicine is learning how to purposefully induce hypothermia in order to buy time to fix otherwise fatal trauma. Find out all about it in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

14 Jan 2023

49 MINS

49:20

14 Jan 2023


#2055

How Tarot Works?

This is not a hit piece! Tarot helps plenty of people navigate their lives and reflect on their feelings – plus the art is unbelievable. We cover the backstory, real and imagined, and lure the innocent into tarot’s grip, er, offer basic tips for beginners. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

12 Jan 2023

43 MINS

43:15

12 Jan 2023


#2054

Short Stuff: Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Forest Lawn is no ordinary cemetery. Why? Listen in and find out. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

11 Jan 2023

11 MINS

11:36

11 Jan 2023


#2053

How Enron Fooled the World

Until the 2007, the largest single corporate bankruptcy was Enron, a $67 billion energy trading company. Its decline was breathtaking, and while it’s a fascinating story of corporate malfeasance and greed, it’s also about the lives of ruined workers. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

10 Jan 2023

59 MINS

59:17

10 Jan 2023


#2052

Selects: How Perfume Works

Women consistently rate scent as the most important factor in a man's attractiveness and men have been manipulating that for centuries with scents of all sorts. Learn about the fascinating history -- and, well, art -- of making perfumes in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

07 Jan 2023

57 MINS

57:57

07 Jan 2023


#2051

When Mount St. Helens Blew Its Top

Mount St. Helen's is a lovely sight to behold, but was a pretty scary thing to be around in the Spring of 1980. Listen in to the harrowing story today! See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

05 Jan 2023

48 MINS

48:13

05 Jan 2023


#2050

Short Stuff: Dangers of Nose Picking

You don’t have to lie - everybody picks their nose. But did you know it can be life-threatening? It’s true and you can learn how in this episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

04 Jan 2023

16 MINS

16:26

04 Jan 2023


#2049

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (not the song)

Today Josh and Chuck delve into the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Not the song, but the maritime accident. Though the song makes an appearance. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

03 Jan 2023

54 MINS

54:47

03 Jan 2023


#2048

Selects: Could There Be A Loch Ness Monster?

People have believed something strange lives in Loch Ness for at least 3500 years. Thousands of people have sighted the Loch Ness Monster and dozens of expeditions have been launched. But does the fact that nothing’s been found mean it’s not real? Find out in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

31 Dec 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:04

31 Dec 2022


#2047

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Podcast Episode

This one goes out to the SYSK Army as a special request. Let's do the time warp again! See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

29 Dec 2022

51 MINS

51:30

29 Dec 2022


#2046

Short Stuff: Mesas: Flat

Mesas, buttes and plateaus are all very similar. We'll break down the differences in each one just to be sure. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

28 Dec 2022

11 MINS

11:48

28 Dec 2022


#2045

Juicy: The Fried Chicken Story

Fried chicken is Chuck’s favorite food, and Josh sure doesn’t dislike it. It is with this appreciation that SYSK plunges into the hot grease of fried chicken history – and there’s a lot to it! See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

27 Dec 2022

52 MINS

52:51

27 Dec 2022


#2044

Selects: Star Wars Holiday Spectacular

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. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

24 Dec 2022

54 MINS

54:24

24 Dec 2022


#2043

2022 Holiday Spectacular!

Another year comes to a close here at SYSK, which means our annual Holiday Spectacular is at hand. So light a fire, pour up a comforting beverage and gather the family for some good cheer! See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

22 Dec 2022

48 MINS

48:56

22 Dec 2022


#2042

Short Stuff: Snow Globes

See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Dec 2022

12 MINS

12:03

21 Dec 2022


#2041

Who was Dorothy Parker, really?

She was known for her quick wit and sharp tongue. But she was also a poet, screenwriter and activist. Tune in today to learn what outside her "vicious circle." See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

20 Dec 2022

47 MINS

47:40

20 Dec 2022