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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: Squirrel Nuts

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  • 440 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 13:16

We know squirrels hide nuts. But it's actually more complex a system than you think. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How Pain Works

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  • 300 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 58:22

In recent decades we’ve come to understand that there’s a lot more to pain than: touch hot stove/feel burning hand. Pain is a far more sophisticated experience and, unfortunately, a system that can often go haywire, with terrible effects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: Who Gets to Name Continents?

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  • 240 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 47:40

America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, right? Maybe not. And who named Australia? Find out the unusually uncertain origins of the continents and other interesting stuff in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Works

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  • 220 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 53:35

For almost a century, Macy’s department store has kicked off the holidays in America with a grand parade. And when you march thousands of clowns, lip synching celebrities, bands, and giant balloons and march them through New York things get remarkable. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Plastic Pink Flamingos

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  • 250 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 14:26

Plastic flamingos started out as innocent yard art, transformed into folk art, and have become a (kind of mean) symbol of high campiness. There’s a lot to this particular plastic yard art. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Bay of Pigs Disaster

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  • 260 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 54:39

The Bay of Pigs is one of the blackest of eyes on American foreign policy. Learn all about this dark spot of American history today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: Geysers: Nature's Innuendo

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  • 200 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 33:16

The spectacular eruptions of steam and water we call geysers are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, the result of thousands of years of specific natural conditions and physical processes. Learn the Stuff You Should Know about geysers in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

All the Gold In Fort Knox: Meh

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  • 290 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 57:46

When Fort Knox was built in the 1930s to house America’s gold supply, it was billed as an impenetrable, impregnable, don’t-even-think-of-trying vault. But as the world has moved further away from gold, the stockpile’s lost a bit of its luster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Amazing Roberto Clemente

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  • 210 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 51:34

Roberto Clemente was what’s called a “complete” baseball player – he could hit, run and, man could he throw, so it’s no surprise he was made a Hall of Famer. But he was also a humanitarian, a civil rights icon, and a fiercely proud son of Puerto Rico. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How Ghosts Work

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  • 430 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 48:26

According to a 2009 poll, more Americans believe in ghosts than don't. But what are ghosts exactly? If they do exist, what are they made of and why are they hanging around? In this classic episode airing for Halloween, Josh and Chuck explore both sides of the divide between belief and skepticism on the topic of ghosts and look at some pretty cool explanations for hauntings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK’s Scare Your Pants Off (and Back On) Halloween Spooktacular

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  • 200 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 42:18

It’s that time of year again! So turn down the lights, pull the sheets over your eyes and prepare to be thrilled and frightened with two great Halloween stories from Philip K. Dick and M.R. James. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Poe Toaster

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  • 190 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 15:32

For at least sixty years a mysterious person (or persons) showed up at Edgar Allen Poe’s grave to toast the master on his birthday. No one ever found out who this legendary figure was. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

A History of Nursing Homes

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  • 210 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 58:12

In America, we've treated our senior citizens in very different ways over the years. Tune in to hear about how we've tackled compassionate care. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Chuck Bryant On The Why I’m Voting Podcast

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  • 170 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 11:09

Hey, SYSK listeners! We wanted to make sure you heard Chuck on iHeartRadio’s Why I’m Voting podcast. Check it out and don’t forget to vote on November 3rd!  If you want to change, preserve, or build a better America, there’s one easy way to make your voice heard: Vote. This year, iHeartRadio is teaming up with over 20 incredible celebrities (plus a handful of our most popular podcasters) to get the country excited to go vote, broadcasting the personal, emotional and heartfelt stories behind why showing up to the ballot box means so much-- not just as individuals, but for our entire nation. Thank you to our partners AXE, Knorr® & Seventh Generation Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How Book Banning Works

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  • 440 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 39:45

If you want to control the masses, control what they read. After all, books are seeds that germinate new points of view. As a result, the struggle against banning books is contentious and continual. Learn more about banning books in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Beavers: Tail Slapping Fun

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  • 280 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 47:21

Beavers are in fact, very busy. They're builders and solid family members, husbands and wives. Learn all about N America's largest rodent today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Haunted Real Estate

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  • 240 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 13:44

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

10 Voter Suppression Methods

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  • 780 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 53:27

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

SYSK Selects: How Sushi Works

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  • 380 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 58:19

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

Porcupines: Little Stabby Cutie Pies

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  • 220 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 45:44

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