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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.

 

#1799

Harry Houdini: More than Magic

Harry Houdini was a master magician. He was also a movie star. And an inventor. And an aviator. Listen and learn all about the late great illusionist. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

54 MINS

54:18

21 Oct 2021


#1798

Short Stuff: Bloody Mary

In this edition of Short Stuff we may accidentally conjure a deadly spirt, so look out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

15 MINS

15:30

20 Oct 2021


#1797

Heat Waves!

Heat waves are one of the easiest natural disasters to overlook yet they kill more people in the US than any other natural disaster (and maybe all others combined). And if climate predictions prove correct, they’re going to get longer and hotter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

19 Oct 2021

59 MINS

59:41

19 Oct 2021


#1796

Selects: Why is Venice so wet?

Venice, Italy has a problem. It's sinking, and the water around it is rising. Thankfully, some engineers are working hard on the MOSE project - huge gates that keep high tide from happening. Learn all about Venice in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

16 Oct 2021

43 MINS

43:21

16 Oct 2021


#1795

Noise Pollution: Arrrgh!

If you’ve ever found your blood pressure rising because some guy down the street doesn’t know how to keep the trigger on a leaf blower pulled all the way, then you’ve experienced noise pollution. Not only is it annoying, it turns out it’s deadly too! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

59 MINS

59:38

14 Oct 2021


#1794

Short Stuff: Jack O'Lanterns and Sleepy Hollow

We launch our spooky October episodes with a little bit on Jack O' Lanterns and Sleepy Hollow. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

13 Oct 2021

15 MINS

15:12

13 Oct 2021


#1793

Venus Flytraps: Plant or Monster?

After looking into the Venus Flytrap, we quickly moved it to the top of our favorite plant list. Part plant, part monster? What's not to love? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

48 MINS

48:38

12 Oct 2021


#1792

Selects: How X-Rays Work

Like many huge discoveries, X-rays were accidentally stumbled upon. That serendipity led to a medical breakthrough still in use today. Learn about how X-rays are created and why they make such delightful images of our bones, in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

09 Oct 2021

46 MINS

46:59

09 Oct 2021


#1791

The Tale of the Church of the SubGenius

The Church of the SubGenius is a religion, but really a parody of religion. Learn all about this group of weirdo outsiders in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

07 Oct 2021

59 MINS

59:49

07 Oct 2021


#1790

Short Stuff: Dingoes!

Are dingoes dogs? Not really? Then what are they? Listen in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

15 MINS

15:13

06 Oct 2021


#1789

Research Bias: Sort It Out, Science

There’s a sticky issue scientists have to deal with – science is carried out by humans. We humans have flaws (and how) and they can end up in our work. Fortunately, science is waking up to research bias. In the meantime, here’s what to look out for. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

05 Oct 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:46

05 Oct 2021


#1788

Selects: How Empathy Works

Empathy can often be confused with sympathy and regular old compassion. But it's not exactly either one of those. Some say a lack of empathy can indicate sociopathic tendencies, but that's not always true either. So what is empathy and what makes someone prone to empathize? Listen in to this classic episode to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

02 Oct 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:06

02 Oct 2021


#1787

All About Alligators

Here at SYSK, we love alligators? Why? Because they're basically living dinosaurs. Dive in (metaphorically) and swim with these beasts today! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

59 MINS

59:06

30 Sep 2021


#1786

Short Stuff: Exploring Irish Monk

There’s a long-standing legend that an Irish monk was the first European to sail to America - in 500 CE! Is there any evidence? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

16 MINS

16:03

29 Sep 2021


#1785

How Numerology Works

The premise of numerology - that numbers are responsible for our destinies and personalities - is plainly nuts, but the history and thinking behind it is too interesting to skip.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

28 Sep 2021

51 MINS

51:37

28 Sep 2021


#1784

Selects: Planned Obsolescence: Engine of the Consumer Economy

If you’ve ever heard an old timer gripe that things aren’t built like they used to be, that old timer was right! In this classic episode, learn about the nefarious, possibly mythical, mechanism that’s responsible for the cruddy products and waste our consumer society is based on. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

25 Sep 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:31

25 Sep 2021


#1783

The Statue of Liberty

You've seen her there in NY Harbor, standing tall. But do you know the story of how she came to be? Learn all about the Statue of Liberty today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

23 Sep 2021

55 MINS

55:52

23 Sep 2021


#1782

Short Stuff: Lake Erie's Rights

The good people of Toledo, OH are leading the environmental pack by giving legal rights to Lake Erie to fight off polluters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

22 Sep 2021

14 MINS

14:35

22 Sep 2021


#1781

How Mail Order Marriages Work

Everybody knows mail order marriages are at best a last resort for jerks looking to boss a foreign spouse around or, at worst, a front for human trafficking. Or are they? Yes and no. Mail order marriage comes with nuance and a surprisingly long history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

21 Sep 2021

57 MINS

57:45

21 Sep 2021