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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.

 

#1820

Selects: Why Do Lefties Exist?

For at least the last 200,000 years, between 10-15% of the human population are left-handed and this fact has utterly left science baffled. In searching to explain handedness, all sorts of contradictory evidence has emerged, creating a fascinating mystery. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

27 Nov 2021

48 MINS

48:31

27 Nov 2021


#1819

Python-a-palooza!

Pythons are big snakes. Really big. But there's more to them than their size. Learn all about these big daddies in today's episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

25 Nov 2021

50 MINS

50:49

25 Nov 2021


#1818

Short Stuff: Mayday!

Say it three times and help may arrive. But where did "Mayday!" come from? Listen in to find out.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

24 Nov 2021

16 MINS

16:47

24 Nov 2021


#1817

The Apache Wars

America’s longest-running war was between the US government and the loosely-confederated groups we know as the Apache. As their lands were encroached upon, the Apache pushed back with disastrous consequences, nearly becoming exterminated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

23 Nov 2021

57 MINS

57:07

23 Nov 2021


#1816

Selects: How Hoarding Works

You may be familiar with compulsive hoarding from TV, but something that’s often missing from those shows and the news is the deep and overwhelming shame that this disorder creates in its victims who are neurologically incapable of parting with their stuff. Find out all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

20 Nov 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:15

20 Nov 2021


#1815

Why Is DC Not A State?

The residents of Washington, D.C., the capital of the oldest democracy in the world, are not allowed to pass their own laws without the federal government agreeing with them first. That’s because DC is not a state, something DC residents want to change. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

18 Nov 2021

50 MINS

50:43

18 Nov 2021


#1814

Short Stuff: The Paper Dress Fad

There was a brief period when it was highly on trend to wear a super short dress made out of paper. Learn why right now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

17 Nov 2021

14 MINS

14:32

17 Nov 2021


#1813

Hot Dog!(s)

No, there aren’t snouts and anuses in your hot dogs, so go ahead and chow down. There are, however, plenty of other things that may give you pause so listen to this episode where we dissect the beloved hot dog and poke around inside. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

16 Nov 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:02

16 Nov 2021


#1812

Selects: How Feng Shui Works

Feng Shui is an Asian concept that strives to unlock your chi by how your home or office is arranged. Or at least that's the simplified "Western" version. It's a little more complicated than that in reality. We'll unlock your chi by explaining how feng shui works in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

13 Nov 2021

48 MINS

48:35

13 Nov 2021


#1811

The Flannan Isles Mystery

In December 1900 three lighthouse keepers vanished without a trace from a deserted island in Scotland. To this day no one knows exactly what happened to them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

11 Nov 2021

56 MINS

56:15

11 Nov 2021


#1810

Short Stuff: Your Dirty Bed

Is your bed dirty? You bet it is. Are chimpanzee beds dirty? Not as dirty as yours! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

10 Nov 2021

14 MINS

14:23

10 Nov 2021


#1809

What are blue laws?

Blue laws are laws that restrict certain activities on certain days. Are they antiquated? Yes! Are they still around? In some places, yes! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

09 Nov 2021

57 MINS

57:43

09 Nov 2021


#1808

Selects: The Stories Behind A Few Food Fads

America loves to go nuts over new food trends and it turns out that the 20th century was a boon time for them. Revisit them with Josh and Chuck in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

06 Nov 2021

55 MINS

55:52

06 Nov 2021


#1807

The Rock Ampersand Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland rocks! So said the city of Cleveland when they lobbied for the "Rock Hall" way back in 1985. Since then the museum has grown and evolved amidst great support and controversy.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

04 Nov 2021

55 MINS

55:59

04 Nov 2021


#1806

Short Stuff: Friendly Floatees

In 1992 more than 28,000 rubber ducks got loose in the ocean and began a decades-long experiment in oceanography. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

03 Nov 2021

13 MINS

13:12

03 Nov 2021


#1805

How mRNA Vaccines Work

The two mRNA Covid vaccines are the first vaccines to come out of a new field of immunology and represent such an amazing leap forward that they are taking us into a new era of medicine. Learn all about them so you can set your uncle straight. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

02 Nov 2021

59 MINS

59:29

02 Nov 2021


#1804

Selects: What is folklore?

What is folklore? Turns out it's just about anything you can think of that's shared by more than two people. Art, literature, stories, dance, music, traditions, even those family heirlooms qualify. Turns out folklore is pretty neat. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

30 Oct 2021

50 MINS

50:01

30 Oct 2021


#1803

2021 Halloween Spooktacular!

Dim the lights and join Josh and Chuck for their annual spooky Halloween story reading.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

28 Oct 2021

56 MINS

56:41

28 Oct 2021


#1802

Short Stuff: Most Haunted House in England

In the 1930s paranormal investigator declared Borley Rectory the “most haunted house in England” – and with good cause! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

27 Oct 2021

15 MINS

15:22

27 Oct 2021


#1801

Salem Witchcraft Trials: More Bonkers Than You Know

Looking back 300 years on, it’s easy to overgeneralize why the Salem Villagers decided to persecute (and execute) their neighbors. But as much as this story has become an American history chestnut, we still don’t understand why Salem lost its mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

26 Oct 2021

56 MINS

56:54

26 Oct 2021