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Stuff You Should Know

By iHeartRadio  

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.

 

#1550

Olympic Torches: Remember Those?

Back in the pre-pandemic days we had a sporting event called The Olympic Games. And at those games there was an opening ceremony that featured the lighting of a cauldron from a torch. Let's chat about that, eh? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

13 Aug 2020

49 MINS

49:34

13 Aug 2020


#1549

Short Stuff: The Return of Bill Gates!

Our old pal Bill Gates is back for a very special short stuff where we talk all about Covid vaccines and therapeutics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

12 Aug 2020

31 MINS

31:59

12 Aug 2020


#1548

Pirate Radio: Mavericks on the High Seas

Pirate radio started out in England as a way to sidestep the regulations of Big Radio. While outlawed, it still exists today in the UK and America. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

11 Aug 2020

54 MINS

54:38

11 Aug 2020


#1547

SYSK Selects: How The Moonwalk Works

When Michael Jackson debuted the moonwalk in 1983 the world was enrapt. The dance goes back farther, to the 1930s, and pops up again in the 50s, before reappearing via mimes and West Coast poppers in the 70s. Follow the circuitous route of an iconic move in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

08 Aug 2020

47 MINS

47:07

08 Aug 2020


#1546

How Miniature Golf Works

Playing miniature golf is a very fun thing to do and, you’re about to find, learning about its origin and history is very fun as well. Join Josh and Chuck as they tee off on the mini golf story! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

06 Aug 2020

53 MINS

53:55

06 Aug 2020


#1545

Short Stuff: Jigsaw Puzzles

Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Tune in to learn a few facts and figures about jigsaw puzzles right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

05 Aug 2020

16 MINS

16:41

05 Aug 2020


#1544

Wasps: Not as cute as bees

Wasps have a bad rap. Because their sting really hurts and they don't make honey like their cousins. But they are super cool and you shouldn't kill them. Listen and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

04 Aug 2020

52 MINS

52:41

04 Aug 2020


#1543

SYSK Selects: How the Rosetta Stone Works

Sometimes providence smiles on historians. Thus is the case with the Rosetta stone, an ancient Egyptian tablet that served as the key for unlocking hieroglyphics, lost to time for a millennia. In this classic episode, learn about the international intrigue, rivalry to translate it and the luck that led to the founding of Egyptology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

01 Aug 2020

42 MINS

42:51

01 Aug 2020


#1542

How Soap Works

Soap is a miraculous substance – and mysterious too: we have no idea how humans first figured out to make it. We lived with soap for millennia before we thought to use it to wash ourselves with it, but once we did a love affair with cleanliness was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

30 Jul 2020

54 MINS

54:37

30 Jul 2020


#1541

Short Stuff: Habsburg Jaw

The Habsburg Jaw is the result of inbreeding. But what is it? Click play and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

29 Jul 2020

14 MINS

14:39

29 Jul 2020


#1540

How Hurricanes Work

Hurricanes are perhaps the most destructive force of nature we have to deal with here on Earth. When a mind-boggling number of factors all fall into place just right, the outcome can be an enormous system of storms that is as awesome as it is powerful. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

28 Jul 2020

58 MINS

58:44

28 Jul 2020


#1539

SYSK Selects: How Lobbying Works

Lobbying is an entrenched part of American politics and one that many people think is breaking government. But petitioning the government is protected in the Constitution. How can this system be fixed? join Josh and Chuck as they explore the topic in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

25 Jul 2020

59 MINS

59:49

25 Jul 2020


#1538

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mobile Phones

Today we deep dive on mobile phones, wonders of the modern world! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

23 Jul 2020

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:21

23 Jul 2020


#1537

Short Stuff: The Death of Billy the Kid

Sure, together Young Guns and Young Guns II form an exhaustive biography of Billy the Kid’s life. But did you know they also contain misleading information? Billy the Kid may not have lived to 100 under an alias after all! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

22 Jul 2020

17 MINS

17:33

22 Jul 2020


#1536

How We Almost Got Rid of Polio

For more than half of the 20th century parents in the industrialized world were freaked out by an unseen waster of youth, the poliovirus. It spread easily and could paralyze children for life or even kill them. Its effects were so horrible that humanity set about ridding if from the Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

21 Jul 2020

51 MINS

51:03

21 Jul 2020


#1535

SYSK Selects: How a Flea Circus Works

If you've ever seen a flea circus, then count yourself among the few. It's a dying art, but back in the day they thrilled and delighted young and old alike. Learn all about the tiny big tops in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

18 Jul 2020

50 MINS

50:08

18 Jul 2020


#1534

Robber Barons!

The robber barons were not a group of evil super villains. OR WERE THEY? Learn all about these titans of industry from the Gilded Age in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

16 Jul 2020

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:24

16 Jul 2020


#1533

Short Stuff: Centralia Coal Fire

An old coal mine in Pennsylvania caught fire one day in the 60s and it’s been burning ever since. What’s crazy is this happens all the time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

15 Jul 2020

16 MINS

16:24

15 Jul 2020


#1532

Flagpole Sitting: A Real Fad

The 1920s were just absolutely nuts. People got into weird fads really intensely and one of the strangest of all was flagpole sitting. It’s just what it sounds like – sitting on top of a flagpole for as long as you can. One man sat above them all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

14 Jul 2020

56 MINS

56:02

14 Jul 2020


#1531

SYSK Selects: How Landfills Work

Well-planned landfills have only recently come into widespread use. Recently, waste managers have found that they work a little too well and now the landfill is being reinvented. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

11 Jul 2020

47 MINS

47:09

11 Jul 2020


#1530

Essential Oils: Nature's Cure?

Essential oils are from plants and they can help the human body in a lot of ways. There are also many false medical claims. Learn all the ins and outs today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

09 Jul 2020

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:17

09 Jul 2020


#1529

Short Stuff: The @ Symbol

You know the at symbol? This thing: @? There’s a name for it, just not in English. We just call it the at symbol. But other countries – stand back! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

08 Jul 2020

16 MINS

16:37

08 Jul 2020


#1528

What was the KGB?

The KGB was the notorious strong arm of the Kremlin. Run afoul and you died. Learn all about them today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

07 Jul 2020

55 MINS

55:29

07 Jul 2020


#1527

SYSK Selects: All We Know About Guessing

Guessing is a weird thing. For millennia, it could have meant the difference between life and death. Now it's not as vital, but we still do it every day, whether behind the wheel of a car, or judging what another person might be feeling. In this classic episode, learn everything we know about the brain and how it manages this odd, very human act. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

04 Jul 2020

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:57

04 Jul 2020


#1526

Oh Yes, How Soil Works

There is maybe nothing that sounds more boring than hearing two people talk about soil, but friend, prepare to be amazed at the details of what makes this amazing substance the life blood of Earth itself! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

02 Jul 2020

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:16

02 Jul 2020


#1525

Short Stuff: The Science of Funny Words

Why are some words funnier than others? Well, one man has sought to figure that out. We'll tell you all about him and his project in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

01 Jul 2020

15 MINS

15:24

01 Jul 2020


#1524

Bruxism: Grinding Your Teeth Is the Pits

Researchers have noticed that as incidence of anger increases so too has teeth grinding, known clinically as bruxism. That’s a problem because when people grind their teeth, especially when they’re sleeping, they can wear them down to nubs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

30 Jun 2020

54 MINS

54:15

30 Jun 2020


#1523

SYSK Selects: Juggling: What the Heck

There is a lot – A LOT – to juggling and Chuck and Josh go over the lion’s share of it in this classic episode. Delve into the deep history, physics, how-tos and different types of juggling in this surprisingly sweeping look at a putatively innocuous pastime. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

27 Jun 2020

53 MINS

53:22

27 Jun 2020


#1522

Matcha: That Ain't Just Tea

Matcha is something else, healthy and delicious and all the rage. Learn all about this trendy beverage today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

25 Jun 2020

51 MINS

51:29

25 Jun 2020


#1521

Short Stuff: Nouns of assemblage... assemble!

A gaggle of geese. A murder of crows. Nouns of assemblage are awesome and we talk about them for about 12 minutes in today's Short Stuff installment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

24 Jun 2020

12 MINS

12:47

24 Jun 2020