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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.

Frances Perkins: Influential and Unknown

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  • 510 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 47:16

Frances Perkins was an incredibly influential American yet is virtually unknown. What did she do? A lot! For instance, Social Security was her brainchild. And that's just the tip of the old iceberg. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How Police Chases Work

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  • 300 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 34:27

Entire TV shows are dedicated to them and Americans love to watch a live one, but police chases aren't as routine as they seem. While police assert chases are important tools, critics say cops engage in chases too often and too easily. Learn all about the what, how, and why in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Disturbing Disappearance of Tara Calico

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  • 630 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 46:39

When Tara Calico mysteriously vanished in 1988, suspected to be the victim of foul play, her case may have gotten lost with the countless other missing person cases in the US, were it not for the discovery of an alarming Polaroid photo in a parking lot 1500 miles away. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: More Phrase Origins

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  • 380 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 13:38

We're back with another handful of phrase origins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How the Escape from Alcatraz Worked

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  • 600 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 01:00:27

In 1962, three ordinary criminals transcended into folk heroes when they crawled out of their cells in Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary took to the water in a homemade raft and were never heard from again. Could they have possibly survived? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: Polyamory: When two just won't do

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  • 670 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 51:19

In this classic episode of Stuff You Should Know, Josh and Chuck dive into the world of polyamory. Turns out polyamorists aren't aren't weirdos and deviants, they're just regular folks looking for love from more than one person. Learn all you ever needed to know about this unique, but not so modern arrangement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Blacksmiths? You got that right!

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  • 840 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 55:43

Blacksmiths? You got that right. Learn all about this age old occupation in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Carrots and Your Eyes

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  • 650 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 14:35

Join Chuck and Josh as they learn that one of the great childhood truths – that carrots help you see better in the dark was totally made up! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How Sneezing Works

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  • 520 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 54:43

Unless you have an arcane disorder from a lesion on a very specific spot on our medulla, the chances are you sneeze. Turns out most animals do it, even lizards! Learn the whys and hows of this most interesting involuntary reflex. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How Panic Attacks Work

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  • 720 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 42:16

Almost three percent of Americans suffer from a debilitating disorder that causes them to suffer intense fear seemingly without reason and science hasn’t yet figured out what causes it. Join Josh and Chuck in this classic episode as they get to the bottom of panic attacks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1-800-PODCAST

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  • 430 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 49:07

Chuck and Josh dive into the wacky world of 800 and 900 phone numbers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: The Great American Coin Shortage of 2020

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  • 730 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 15:10

In addition to all the lousy things that’s come out of the Coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. is also experiencing a coin shortage thanks to a stalled-out economic system that normally circulates coins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How Anti-Dieting Works

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  • 1K views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 02:32

There’s a movement afoot that says we should all stop thinking about our weight and just enjoy food. No, it doesn’t help you lose weight…No, it’s not a diet…No, - just listen to the episode, okay? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How The Human Microbiome Project Works

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  • 690 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 42:04

If it was possible to take a full scan of all of the DNA of every cell in and on your body the results would be startling: Only 1 percent would be human. The other 99 percent comprises all of the bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microbes you literally cannot live without. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Olympic Torches: Remember Those?

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  • 480 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 50:03

Back in the pre-pandemic days we had a sporting event called The Olympic Games. And at those games there was an opening ceremony that featured the lighting of a cauldron from a torch. Let's chat about that, eh? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: The Return of Bill Gates!

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  • 800 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 32:30

Our old pal Bill Gates is back for a very special short stuff where we talk all about Covid vaccines and therapeutics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Pirate Radio: Mavericks on the High Seas

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  • 340 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 56:01

Pirate radio started out in England as a way to sidestep the regulations of Big Radio. While outlawed, it still exists today in the UK and America. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How The Moonwalk Works

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  • 360 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 48:56

When Michael Jackson debuted the moonwalk in 1983 the world was enrapt. The dance goes back farther, to the 1930s, and pops up again in the 50s, before reappearing via mimes and West Coast poppers in the 70s. Follow the circuitous route of an iconic move in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How Miniature Golf Works

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  • 510 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 55:02

Playing miniature golf is a very fun thing to do and, you’re about to find, learning about its origin and history is very fun as well. Join Josh and Chuck as they tee off on the mini golf story! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Jigsaw Puzzles

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  • 710 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 17:11

Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Tune in to learn a few facts and figures about jigsaw puzzles right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers