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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.

The Tragic Death of Natalie Wood

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  • 510 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 58:02

Natalie Wood was Hollywood royalty who tragically drowned after a long night of partying with her husband, Robert Wagner, and actor Christopher Walken. Over the last 40 plus years, stories have changed and the investigation has moved from closed to open. Listen in to learn this tragic story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Selects: Who were the Buffalo Soldiers?

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  • 440 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 58:45

Josh and Chuck dive into history in this classic episode to tell the story of the Buffalo Soldiers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How Scuba Works

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  • 480 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:09:56

It’s a good, old fashioned how it works episode where we break down all of the nuts and bolts and threats to safety that make scuba diving such a unique and thrilling hobby. Dive in feet first with Josh and Chuck on the undersea adventure of a lifetime!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Stuff: Petrified Wood

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  • 450 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 12:52

Petrified wood isn't just hard wood. Listen in today to learn all about this unique process. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Things We Believed Before the Scientific Method

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  • 450 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 52:29

It’s easy to think of people in the distant past as kinda dumb for believing things like that mice could spontaneously generate from old grain. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll find there was a sensibility to the odd beliefs that came before science.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Stuff: White Dog Poop

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  • 540 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 16:40

If you grew up from the 70s to the 90s you know white dog poop. It’s the old, crusty – yes, white – phase that dog poop goes through as it ages on a lawn. Or it used to. Where has all the white poop gone?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The 14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular!

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  • 440 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:04:50

As per tradition, today Josh and Chuck perform a spooky Halloween story reading to delight, amuse and FRIGHTEN YOU TO YOUR CORE. Will Meagle show up? Tune in to find out! Thanks to guest producer Ben Hackett for all the great sound effects.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Selects: How Mummies Work

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  • 470 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 49:16

A mummy is a human being whose soft tissue has been preserved after death, and there are mummies around the world -- including natural mummies, as well as corpses that have been intentionally embalmed. Listen to this classic episode with Chuck and Josh to learn more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Naked Mole Rats: A Face Only a Mother Could Love

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  • 490 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 55:08

Naked mole rats are funny looking to be sure, but neither moles nor rats. So what are they? You'll have to tune in to find out.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Stuff: Bed Sheet Ghosts

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  • 470 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 15:45

The simple bed sheet has provided countless kids and adults with an easy go-to Halloween costume. But why do we associate white sheets with ghosts anyway?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Compton Cafeteria Riot

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  • 470 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 46:25

Three years before the riots at Stonewall, the LGBTQ community of San Francisco's Tenderloin rose up. And the story was almost lost to time.  Learn how and why today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Selects: Where Did Trick-Or-Treating Come From?

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  • 400 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:00:08

We aren’t exactly sure who invented trick-or-treating – kids who realized they could extort adults for candy, or adults who bought off kids in exchange for laying off pranks? The bigger question is: Will trick-or-treating survive the 21st century? Learn more in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kindness: Do It

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  • 500 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 56:54

In the tradition of our episodes on forgiveness and revenge, comes the third installment in the Emotional Roller Coaster trilogy. Kindness, it turns out, really does make the world go round.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Stuff: Candy Corn

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  • 490 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 17:49

Is it vile? Is it delicious? It seems to be both! Hear all about the history of candy corn, how it’s made, and who likes it in this pre-Halloween episode!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Criminal Father of Criminology

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  • 400 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:02:07

Eugene Francois Vidocq is without a doubt one of the most interesting figures in modern history. He’s a former criminal turned undercover informant who went on to found the French national police force and the world’s first private detective agency. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Selects: Pain Scales: Yeeeow!

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  • 440 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 52:28

Pain is subjective; it is whatever the person experiencing it says it is. But to effectively treat pain, it helps to quantify it, which is why medicine came up with pain scales. Learn all about them in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How Intellectual Property Works

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  • 440 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:01:30

Intellectual property sounds as dry as can be, but it’s actually very interesting. It’s at the heart of the global economy and the center of a dispute over what should belong to the people who create things, from poetry to pharmaceuticals.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Havana Syndrome: ¿Qué Diablos?

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  • 3.4K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 46:52

In 2016, diplomats at the American embassy in Cuba began suffering weird neurological symptoms after hearing strange noises. Some say it was a sonic attack using a secret weapon, but the Havana Syndrome remains a baffling scientific mystery to this day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: How Circus Families Work

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  • 2.6K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 49:30

Don't be confused - this one is about actual circus acts made of family members, not the controversial comic strip. Step right up to this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

How the Titanic Worked: Part Two

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  • 2.7K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 54:05

After the Titanic sank recriminations and blame followed, sometimes ruining careers unjustifiably. As the decades wore on and she was found almost 2.5 miles down, history rehabilitated some people. The question still remains how to preserve the ship. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com