Transcripts (129)

SYSK Selects: How Tea Works

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  • about 24 hours ago
  • 58:05

Legend has it that tea was discovered by a curious Chinese emperor after leaves blew into his boiled water. Now tea is the second only to water in popularity worldwide. And despite the varieties of tea, they all come from a single species of plant. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at

Gobble Gobble: Turkeys!

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  • about 17 hours ago
  • 50:51

Turkeys are a very interesting bird as it turns out. Which may be why many people are leaving it off their Thanksgiving table this year. Learn all about them right now! Learn more about your ad-choices at

Short Stuff: How Eyes In a Painting Follow You

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  • about 23 hours ago
  • 12:54

Ever noticed how eyes in a painting sometimes follow you around the room? It’s weird! But it’s also fully explainable and Josh and Chuck do just that here. Learn more about your ad-choices at

Patty Hearst: Brainwashed or Bandit?

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  • 1 day ago
  • 01:02:13

Patty Hearst was a young heiress living a quiet life studying art history at college when one Monday evening her home was invaded, she was kidnapped, and her life took a totally unforeseen turn that she would have trouble explaining for years to come. Learn more about your ad-choices at

SYSK Selects: Whatever happened to acid rain?

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  • 4 days ago
  • 36:40

Along with the hole in the ozone layer, acid rain was one of the first international environmental threats. It's fallen to the wayside in the face of climate change, but we have yet to lick it. Join Chuck and Josh as they revive the 80s drumbeat in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at