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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.

 

#1993

Selects: How LSD Works

In 1943 Swiss chemist Albert Hofman discovered he'd created what may be the most potent hallucinogen known to humankind. Then he took a bike ride. Learn about the chemistry, neurology, history and cultural impact of LSD-25 in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

10 hrs Ago

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:59

10 hrs Ago


#1992

Sitcoms Part II

Listen in now for part II of our homage to sitcoms.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

22 Sep 2022

36 MINS

36:36

22 Sep 2022


#1991

Short Stuff: Laugh Tracks

Laugh tracks have been around since the early 1950s and it’s all thanks to one (reviled) sound engineer who invented them. But as much as people like to hate laugh tracks most shows wouldn’t be at all funny without them. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Sep 2022

15 MINS

15:31

21 Sep 2022


#1990

Sitcoms Part I

Traditional multi-camera sitcoms have fallen out of style in recent years, but the golden age of the genre lives on with streaming services. Sitcom will never go away completely. Join us for part I. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

20 Sep 2022

31 MINS

31:10

20 Sep 2022


#1989

Selects: Frida Kahlo: Painter, Icon, Genius

Frida Kahlo was a painter who transcended her own work to became an icon. Learn all about her fascinating and inspiring life and work in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

17 Sep 2022

47 MINS

47:36

17 Sep 2022


#1988

Pearls: Second Best Thing About Oysters

Pearls are super cool. And humans figuring out how to make them is even cooler. Learn all about the most interesting gemstone today! See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

15 Sep 2022

50 MINS

50:19

15 Sep 2022


#1987

Short Stuff: Hangry?

When you’re hungry, you’re not yourself. So say the good people at Snickers and it turns out science backs it up. Being hangry is a verifiable thing, we’re just not quite sure yet what’s going on. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

14 Sep 2022

12 MINS

12:26

14 Sep 2022


#1986

The Georgia Guidestones: The Elite Have a Laugh

In 1980 the “rural as rural can be” town of Elberton, Georgia erected a granite monument with a bizarre set of instructions (commandments?) that touched on eugenics, population control, and living in harmony with nature. Conspiracy theorists went wild. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

13 Sep 2022

53 MINS

53:40

13 Sep 2022


#1985

Selects: What Happened to the Neanderthals?

As recently as 40,000 years ago we lived among humans from an entirely different species – Neanderthals. About the same time our species showed up, Neanderthals suddenly vanished. Just what happened to the other guys? Did our ancestors do something … bad? Find out in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

10 Sep 2022

50 MINS

50:55

10 Sep 2022


#1984

Everything We Know About Squids

Squids are very closely related to our old friend the octopus, but there are some key differences. You can learn all of this and more by simply clicking the play button right now.  See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

08 Sep 2022

43 MINS

43:09

08 Sep 2022


#1983

Short Stuff: RIP Man of the Hole

The Man of the Hole has died and we're pretty sad to hear it. Listen in to our tribute to this solitary hero today. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

07 Sep 2022

12 MINS

12:19

07 Sep 2022


#1982

Did Mallory Make it to the Top of Everest First?

George Mallory was a member of the first three European expeditions to Everest, world’s tallest mountain. He wanted to summit it so badly, he gave his life trying. Since that fateful day in 1924, climbers have wondered – was Mallory the first to summit? See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

06 Sep 2022

52 MINS

52:06

06 Sep 2022


#1981

Selects: How the Pony Express Worked

For as long a shadow as it casts across the history of the Old West, the Pony Express was a failed business venture, doomed from the start, that only lasted 18 months. But since the last rider headed out with his bag of mail, its legend has only grown. Learn all about it in this classic episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

03 Sep 2022

45 MINS

45:01

03 Sep 2022