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Short Stuff: What's the oldest book?

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  • 3.1K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 12:23

In order to figure out what the oldest book is, one has to define what a book actually is. Listen in as we discuss this debatable topic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

How the Titanic Worked: Part One

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  • 2.9K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 51:54

When the Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage in April 1912, the world was divided into two types of people: those who considered her unsinkable and those who weren’t so sure about that. Both types were aboard when she went down with 1500 souls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: What was the Philadelphia Experiment?

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  • 1.7K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 52:37

The Philadelphia Experiment is a bad movie from the 1980s, and also the conpiracy theory that refuses to die, despite virtually zero evidence of its occurance. Learn all about this strange non-event in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Introducing: Minnie Questions

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  • 1.9K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 03:31

Hi, SYSK fans! We know you love our podcast and we think you'll love this new show from iHeartMedia and actress Minnie Driver, Minnie Questions. The best part? Our very own Chuck Bryant is featured on episode 2 now available on the iHeartRadio app. Check out this trailer with a snippet into Minnie's conversation with Chuck! About Minnie Questions: Minnie Driver questions everything... and her acclaim as an actor and musician is undoubtedly rooted in her enraptured observations of the world around her. Now, Minnie sits down with experts and trailblazers across disciplines and asks them the same seven mini questions, showing even small questions can uncover larger truths about happiness, failure, love, loss, and belonging. In interviewing a range of characters, Minnie questions... how are we the same? How are we different? How do we become who we are? Minnie questions... because it is the questions we ask that help us understand the world around us, and ourselves. Listen to Minnie Questions on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Space Junk, Ahoy!

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  • 2.4K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 53:32

The orbits hundreds to thousands of miles above Earth are littered with garbage. Space garbage, sure, but it’s still garbage. Littering in space is bad enough but it poses practical problems too – like space junk crashing into satellites or astronauts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: Cellphones on Airplanes

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  • 2.6K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 13:36

Are we finally at the place where we can make cell phone calls on airplanes? PLEASE NO! Listen in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

What is biophilic design?

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  • 2.3K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 56:02

Biophilic design is all about bringing the outside in. But it's also much more than that. Open your windows and have a listen! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: How Lighthouses Work

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  • 2.1K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 50:27

People have been burning fires on cliffs as long as other people have used boats, but after the Age of Exploration, lighthouses took their unmistakable form and the great stories of the people who kept the lights around the world began. Learn all about them in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Texas City Disaster of 1947

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  • 2K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 46:03

In 1947 the port town of Texas City, Texas became the site of the largest industrial disaster in American history. An enormous explosion blew ships out of the water, created a tidal wave that flooded the town, and killed hundreds of people instantly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: Brazilian Jars

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  • 3.3K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 15:42

In the 1970s big news was made when some underwater artifacts were found in a bay by Rio de Janeiro that would have rewritten history. Then it just kind of petered out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Parrot Episode

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  • 2.6K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 52:54

If you think parrots are simply mimics that fly, you're wrong. Tune in and learn about these colorful friends today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: Please Listen to How Plasma Waste Convertors Work

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  • 2.4K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 39:17

There is a way to not only sustainably get rid of our household waste, but also produce enough energy from it to power the process and even create electricity for the grid. The future is here. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Karaoke: Tuesday Night Fever

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  • 1.7K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 57:33

Listen in and learn all about the fascinating history of everybody's favorite pastime... karaoke! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: Tooth Fairy: Not Real

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  • 1.9K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 13:23

Today we break down the history of everyone's favorite home invader, the tooth fairy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Dragons: As Real as Mermaids

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  • 2.3K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 44:07

Dragons are like mermaids in that they're not real. And that's about where the comparison ends. Learn all about dragons today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: Mermaids: Not a real thing

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  • 1.8K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 43:27

Mermaids aren't real. That much we know. But the history and lore of these magical and sometimes menacing creatures of the sea is pretty interesting stuff. Learn all about these half women/half fish in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Why is the Equal Rights Amendment still not ratified?

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  • 2K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 51:22

The United States is one of only 28 countries in the world that doesn’t have equal protection for women under the law enshrined in its constitution. There was a moment in the 70s where it came very close, but then the conservative movement was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: Dog Suicide Bridge

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  • 1.5K views
  • about 3 years 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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  • 1.6K views
  • about 3 years 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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  • 1.4K views
  • over 3 years 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