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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.

Short Stuff: Dog Suicide Bridge

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  • 340 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 13:12

A bridge at the town of Dumbarton in Scotland has a terrible reputation as a site where dogs inexplicably leap to their death on the rocks 50 feet below. There is no shortage of theories why, but none fully explain it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Is the Free Radical Theory of Aging Wrong?

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  • 380 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 52:28

In the 1990s we thought we’d identified the root cause of aging: nasty molecules called free radicals that wreaked havoc on our cells. Even better, we’d figured out how to counteract them with loads of antioxidants. Then science started raising questions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: Bridges: Nature Abhors Them

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  • 300 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:01:20

From prehistoric logs across streams to the 102-mile Kunshan Grand Bridge, nature works ceaselessly to take down spans. In this classic episode, learn about the fascinating ins and outs of bridge design and building and the mind-boggling challenges structural engineers face. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

How Bruce Lee Worked

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  • 370 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 55:34

Bruce Lee may have introduced more Westerners to Asian culture than any person in history. And, because he died young just as he became an international superstar, he’s become a legend. Josh and Chuck try to uncover the man underneath. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: The Body in the Cylinder

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  • 580 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 14:50

In 1945, residents of a Liverpool neighborhood found a desiccated body in a long cylinder they’d been using for years using as a bench. It launched a mystery that’s still alive today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

What Will Farming 4.0 Look Like?

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  • 580 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 50:54

The human population is expected to increase by a couple billion people in the next 30 years and those who are paying attention are wondering exactly how we’ll feed all those extra mouths. Will going high tech or getting back to nature save us? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Introducing: Black Cowboys

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  • 180 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:00

Hey, SYSK fans! We think you might like this new iHeart original podcast, Black Cowboys. Check out the trailer to see for yourself! About Black Cowboys: Zaron Burnett’s dad didn’t want slavery to be his son’s only image of Black people in American history. So every night, he filled Zaron’s dreams with these incredible stories of Black cowboys. Despite what Hollywood taught us, one-in-four cowboys were Black. Their stories tell a bigger, braver, more honest history of America. Listen and subscribe to the Black Cowboys podcast on the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: How Chili Peppers Work

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  • 260 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 57:20

Born and raised in South America, chilis were the earliest crop domesticated in the continent and among the first items brought back to Europe by Columbus. Today people are really, really into them. Find out all about 'em in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

How Blue Holes Work

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  • 330 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 36:40

Geologists and biologists have recently realized that the planet’s oceans and coasts are littered with a unique type of ecosystem called blue holes, submerged sinkholes that were once dry caves. They are turning out to be weird and amazing places. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: Freedom House Ambulance Services

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  • 250 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 16:43

As part of Black History Month, we wanted to share the little known story of the Freedom House Ambulance Service. Listen in to learn all about this seminal group of EMTs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Disappearance of Lars Mittank

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  • 530 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 45:44

In 2014, a young German man walked into an airport in Bulgaria with a flight booked, then suddenly ran out leaving all his posessions behind, never to be heard from again. This is the story of Lars Mittank. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: Why Are So Many Disembodied Feet Washing Ashore In British Columbia?

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  • 340 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 42:42

Between 2007 and 2016, 17 disembodied feet - still wearing shoes - have washed ashore between Washington and British Columbia. What's behind the sudden influx of Vancouver's mystery feet? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

How Housing Discrimination Works

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  • 630 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:00:48

Owning a home in the US is a way to pass wealth down from one generation to the next and lift families into a comfortable life down the road. But three have been barriers to buying homes that Black Americans have faced from the time of slavery to today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: How California Got Its Name

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  • 510 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 13:49

California is a pretty cool name. And the story about where it came from is even cooler. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sacagawea: Impressive Teen

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  • 230 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 53:26

Sacagawea was only 16 when she joined the Corps of Discovery. That is one seriously impressive teenager. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: Earwax: Live With It

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  • 260 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 42:22

Despite tons of people using cotton swabs each day to clean the earwax from their ears, cerumen (as earwax is clinically known) is actually quite beneficial to the health of your ears - and even kind of ingenious as your body's defense goes. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The NAACP

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  • 210 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 52:14

The NAACP has long been one of the most robust and effective non-profits in the USA. And while it has faded a bit from its glory days, it still remains a vital cog in the battle for equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: Balloonfest

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  • 230 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 13:56

In 1986 Cleveland released more than a million helium balloons at once! It didn’t go at all according to plan! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

How Groundhog Day Works

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  • 330 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 55:44

You know Groundhog Day – the holiday on February 2 when you wake up and have to go through the same day over and over again. It turns out the holiday has deep roots in a pagan past, and has survived in a surprisingly similar form. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: Maggots: Good For Healing Wounds, Turns Out

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  • 240 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 43:40

Cultures around the world over the years have been inspired by, then repulsed, then inspired by maggots' ability to heal persistent wounds. We are in an inspired-by phase right now. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com