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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.

How Hydropower Works

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  • 480 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 56:12

Humans have been stealing energy from flowing water for at least two thousand years. It wasn’t until the advent of electricity that things really got cookin’. All we need to do now is to work out the harmful environmental impacts of this green energy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: Vantablack

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  • 460 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 13:26

How black is vantablack? About as black as you could imagine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The KKK: Loathsome Cosplay Rednecks

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  • 490 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:02:29

The history of the KKK is rooted in hatred and racism, and it still is today. Learn all about these loathsome rednecks today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: How Blimps Work

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  • 690 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 51:39

After newsreels captured the Hindenburg erupting in fire in 1937, the promising development of airship aviation was cut short. Today companies and militaries are taking another look at blimps and the unique qualities that may revive them. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Finding the Fenn Treasure

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  • 730 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 54:14

In 2010 an eccentric art dealer hid a treasure chest with $2 million in valuables somewhere in the Rocky Mountains and published a poem with clues on where to find it. Hence began the most famous treasure hunt in modern times. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: Necco

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  • 490 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 13:32

If you think Necco Wafers are the most disgusting candy on the planet, you are not alone. But it turns out there’s a rich history behind those chalky discs that make them fascinating, if horrible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

What does a tire company know about food?

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  • 560 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 51:56

The Michelin Guide is an institution. But why does the famous tire manufacturer even put this restaurant guide out? Listen in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: What Was the Deal With the Hatfields and McCoys?

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  • 540 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 47:58

It was America's most famous family feud, but the history of the Hatfields vs the McCoys is fraught with bias and inaccuracies. Dig into a disagreement in 19th-century Appalachia that became a very big deal around the world, in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Science of Cute

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  • 870 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 59:03

If you took our advice and looked up baby beavers a few episodes back, you probably found them sooooo cute you couldn’t stand it. Or you just wanted to eat them up, which is weird if you think about it. Friend, prepare for the science on that! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Silverfish

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  • 540 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 10:54

Should you be afraid of these creepy little creatures you find in your basement? Only one way to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Hell! Hell! Hell!

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  • 550 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:02:32

What is Hell? It's complicated and depends on which religion you're talking about. We dive into this fiery mess and do our best to explain it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How Skateboarding Works

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  • 500 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 50:25

Skateboarding started out as something bored surfers did when the waves weren't breaking, but after a few improvements to the design, it took off like a rocket to become its own cultural phenomenon. Come gleam the cube with Josh and Chuck as you ollie over this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Is It Theater or Theatre?

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  • 450 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 11:45

Have you ever noticed sometimes theaters – we mean, theatres – oh, forget it – places where you see movies or plays – are sometimes spelled two different ways? You can thank Noah Webster, author of the first American dictionary, for that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Space Weather - What's That?!

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  • 460 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 55:02

Did you know space has weather? It’s true! In our solar system, tons – literal tons – of highly charged gas and magnetized particles spew from the surface constantly, causing all sorts of weird stuff here on Earth. So far, nothing too bad has happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How Auto-Tune Works

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  • 450 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 59:21

What began as a challenge to an oil engineer to make a terrible singer into a pitch-perfect one, Auto-Tune has become a ubiquitous (and, to many, obnoxious) part of the musical soundscape. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

La Dame de Fer (Eiffel Tower)

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  • 350 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 53:33

The Eiffel Tower is one of the top destinations on Planet Earth. It turns out to be a pretty cool feat of engineering as well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Ig-pay Atin-lay (Sorry)

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  • 360 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 13:57

Turns out we have little kids from the 19th century, the Three Stooges, and an odd musical composer named Arthur Fields to thank for pig latin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Theremins: World's First Electronic Music

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  • 390 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 57:15

In 1919 a brilliant Russian scientist accidentally stumbled onto the first electronic musical instrument in history – the theremin – which you play not by strings, keys, or even percussion, but by moving your hand in the air around it. Prepare to science! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: Sugar: It Powers the Earth

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  • 510 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 50:57

Since sugar spread from Polynesia a few thousand years ago, the world has been crazy for it. Insanely high prices, wars and even slavery couldn't undo world's need for a sugar fix. Today that fix is responsible for the obesity epidemic facing the West. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The SYSK 2020 Holly Jolly Extravaganza!

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  • 360 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 42:32

It's here again! Our annual ad-free holiday spectacular. So pour up a hot toddy, throw a log on the fire and listen with the whole family! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers