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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.

 

#1589

Short Stuff: Haunted Real Estate

Do you have to disclose the notion that your house may be haunted upon sale? Listen in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

21 Oct 2020

13 MINS

13:49

21 Oct 2020


#1588

10 Voter Suppression Methods

Voter suppression in the USA is as old as voting itself. Listen in to hear about 10 ways we stifle the vote. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

20 Oct 2020

52 MINS

52:52

20 Oct 2020


#1587

SYSK Selects: How Sushi Works

Sushi grew out of a way to ferment fish a couple thousand years ago and in the late 20th century began to take the world by storm. What began as traditional, rigid food has come to evolve with new delicious innovations being added to the original canon. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

17 Oct 2020

56 MINS

56:58

17 Oct 2020


#1586

Porcupines: Little Stabby Cutie Pies

We love animals. A lot. Especially underrated ones like the darling porcupine. Listen in today to learn all about these stabby little boogers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

15 Oct 2020

45 MINS

45:08

15 Oct 2020


#1585

Short Stuff: What is Latinx anyway?

We love to keep up with the current terminology for groups of people. Learn about the origin of Latinx today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

14 Oct 2020

13 MINS

13:55

14 Oct 2020


#1584

Wind Tunnels: More Important Than You Realize

Without wind tunnels we may not have airplanes right now. Early aviationists built them to puzzle out how to get and stay airborne. But wind tunnels are used for so much more than flight – from microchips to wind turbines. Enjoy this breezy episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

13 Oct 2020

50 MINS

50:20

13 Oct 2020


#1583

SYSK Selects: How Bigfoot Works

For centuries North American tribes have told stories of a hairy wild giant in the wilderness, and once Europeans arrived they claimed to see it, too. Chuck and Josh examine the claims of believers and the rebuttals of skeptics in this evenhanded episode from the SYSK archives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

10 Oct 2020

39 MINS

39:23

10 Oct 2020


#1582

Printing press? Big deal!

Was the printing press a big deal? You bet it was. One of the biggest. Learn all about the early history of printing today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

08 Oct 2020

59 MINS

59:14

08 Oct 2020


#1581

Short Stuff: Lying in State

After RBG passed away she had the honor of lying in state. Who decides this? Listen and you'll know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

07 Oct 2020

12 MINS

12:41

07 Oct 2020


#1580

What's the deal with swing states?

Swing states are all the rage once again this election season, but the makeup has changed a bit. Learn all about what makes a swing state a swing state right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

06 Oct 2020

52 MINS

52:39

06 Oct 2020


#1579

SYSK Selects: How the Electoral College Works

When you vote in an American presidential election, you're not voting for your candidate - you're voting for a group of people you hope will in turn vote for your candidate. Listen in to learn more about the strange process for electing the president, in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

03 Oct 2020

46 MINS

46:25

03 Oct 2020


#1578

Fallout Shelters: Probably Useless (Let’s Never Find Out)

The advent of nuclear weapons and the Cold War kicked off a craze in the US for building rec rooms with foot-thick reinforced walls and outfitted with survival rations and board games. Would they work? Probably not. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

01 Oct 2020

52 MINS

52:33

01 Oct 2020


#1577

Short Stuff: That's A Head Scratcher

It’s actually really strange that scratching your head is a widely understood sign that you’re puzzling over something. No one’s exactly sure why we do that, so interesting theories abound! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

30 Sep 2020

12 MINS

12:47

30 Sep 2020


#1576

Conjugal Visits: Not exactly what you think

After reaching their peak, conjugal prison visits are all but gone in the U.S. Learn all about these frisky visits in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

29 Sep 2020

51 MINS

51:59

29 Sep 2020


#1575

SYSK Selects: How Rabies Works

Rabies may have gotten a lot of attention in the U.S. in the 70s and 80s, but it's still an issue in developing countries. Learn all about this nasty virus in this classic episode. And stay away from raccoons and bats.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

26 Sep 2020

46 MINS

46:37

26 Sep 2020


#1574

At Long Last: Hawaiian Overthrow Episode

By longstanding listener request, we look at how Hawaii was basically stolen by the United States in the 19th century. Rather than reverse this bit of geopolitical fraud, the US ended up making Hawaii a state instead. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

24 Sep 2020

56 MINS

56:10

24 Sep 2020


#1573

Short Stuff: Petticoat Rulers

Petticoat rulers were women who ran the show long before anyone thought they could. We’re talking mayors and entire city councils comprised of women in the Old West. What happened since then? Listen to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

23 Sep 2020

13 MINS

13:35

23 Sep 2020


#1572

How Sweepstakes Work

Sweepstakes were invented as marketing tools to drum up interest for a product or sales. But winning them can be fun and as they’ve proliferated an entire subculture of people who enter hundreds of them a day. Enter the fascinating world of sweepstakes today! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

22 Sep 2020

56 MINS

56:42

22 Sep 2020


#1571

SYSK Selects: How White-collar Crime Works

White-collar crime often involves fraud and other nonviolent acts. For most people, the term "white-collar crime" conjures up images of CEOs conniving their way to fortune. But what is it, really? Listen in as Josh and Chuck break down the facts in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

19 Sep 2020

50 MINS

50:31

19 Sep 2020


#1570

How Election Polling Works and Doesn't Work

Election polling had a pretty good rep until 2016. But it turns out they weren't far off even then. It's really the media driving the narrative. Learn all about how election polling works today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

17 Sep 2020

52 MINS

52:29

17 Sep 2020


#1569

Short Stuff: Black Cowboys

Most people don't realize that around a quarter of the cowboys found in the Old West during the golden age cattle driving were African American. Let's meet some of them, shall we? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

16 Sep 2020

15 MINS

15:49

16 Sep 2020


#1568

Origami: Folding Goodness

Origami is an amazing art that consists of making folds in paper to create something beautiful. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

15 Sep 2020

52 MINS

52:37

15 Sep 2020


#1567

SYSK Selects: How Porta-Potties Work

Despite our lengthy history of evacuating our bowels and bladders, it wasn’t until the relatively recent 1940s that we began to construct portable, self-contained toilets to accept our waste. Dive into the world of porta-potties in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

12 Sep 2020

45 MINS

45:44

12 Sep 2020


#1566

Wetlands! Wetlands! Wetlands!

It’s time to get jazzed up for some Earth science of the waterlogged variety. Join Chuck and Josh as they tour some of the most interesting ecosystems on the planet and learn why we need to stop destroying them post haste. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

10 Sep 2020

50 MINS

50:58

10 Sep 2020


#1565

Short Stuff: Streisand Effect

What does Barbra Streisand have to do with the internet? Listen and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

09 Sep 2020

16 MINS

16:09

09 Sep 2020


#1564

Frances Perkins: Influential and Unknown

Frances Perkins was an incredibly influential American yet is virtually unknown. What did she do? A lot! For instance, Social Security was her brainchild. And that's just the tip of the old iceberg. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

08 Sep 2020

46 MINS

46:08

08 Sep 2020


#1563

SYSK Selects: How Police Chases Work

Entire TV shows are dedicated to them and Americans love to watch a live one, but police chases aren't as routine as they seem. While police assert chases are important tools, critics say cops engage in chases too often and too easily. Learn all about the what, how, and why in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

05 Sep 2020

32 MINS

32:43

05 Sep 2020


#1562

The Disturbing Disappearance of Tara Calico

When Tara Calico mysteriously vanished in 1988, suspected to be the victim of foul play, her case may have gotten lost with the countless other missing person cases in the US, were it not for the discovery of an alarming Polaroid photo in a parking lot 1500 miles away. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

03 Sep 2020

46 MINS

46:05

03 Sep 2020


#1561

Short Stuff: More Phrase Origins

We're back with another handful of phrase origins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers ... Read more

02 Sep 2020

14 MINS

14:14

02 Sep 2020