Stuff You Should Know
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.
Selects: Waterbeds: The Sexiest Bed?
Saturday 28 May 2022
: Waterbeds came and went pretty quickly in the United States, but despite their marketing as sex beds, they were actually invented to deliver...
The Myth of Absinthe
Thursday 26 May 2022
: Absinthe makes you hallucinate and possibly even have a seizure, right? Nope. It's all a part of the myth of absinthe, which is really just...
Short Stuff: Do people move in predictable directions?
Wednesday 25 May 2022
: Depending on where you are in the world, you either have an instinct to go left or right when entering a place. Learn all about this...
Cats: Invasive Species?
Tuesday 24 May 2022
: Josh and Chuck wade into dangerous waters with the debate over just how destructive cats are for local ecosystems (turns out it’s pretty...
Selects: The Disappearance of the Yuba County Five
Saturday 21 May 2022
: In 1978, five friends set out for home from a basketball game. The next day, their car was discovered in a lonely mountain road. The next...
What's in a surname?
Thursday 19 May 2022
: Surnames are way more interesting that you think, trust us. Just hit play and prepare to be wowed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Short Stuff: Artificial Banana Flavor
Wednesday 18 May 2022
: In the Watermelon episode, Chuck and Josh stumbled into a bit of little-known history about why artificial banana flavor doesn’t taste...
Tuesday 17 May 2022
: Squirrels are rodents, sure, but they’re rodents with personalities the size of Las Vegas and Detroit put together. Get to know your...
Selects: How Lizzie Borden Worked
Saturday 14 May 2022
: Everybody knows how many whacks Lizzie Borden gave her mother and father with that axe, but there is plenty about the infamous double...
Rhinoplasty, aka Nose Jobs
Thursday 12 May 2022
: Nose jobs have been around a lot longer than you think. And the process is pretty interesting. Tune in for all things rhinoplasty. See...
Short Stuff: Fainting At The Sight Of Blood
Wednesday 11 May 2022
: As many as 15% of people faint when they see blood! And it’s not just blood that gets them. It can be an injury or even a needle. Learn...
What are land acknowledgments?
Tuesday 10 May 2022
: Land acknowledgements are all the rage in some parts of the world. But they also open a can of worms if not done properly. Learn all about...
Selects: How Champagne Works
Saturday 07 May 2022
: Sure we can all agree that champagne is probably the greatest thing humans have or ever will invent, but how much do we understand how it's...
Marcus Garvey: Black Moses
Thursday 05 May 2022
: One of the more controversial black leaders, Marcus Garvey divided black and white Americans with his assertion of black pride, and sowed...
Short Stuff: Shar Pei
Wednesday 04 May 2022
: Today we dive into the lovable folds of the Shar Pei.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Mystery of Coal
Tuesday 03 May 2022
: There’s a mystery afoot! Almost all of the coal we use around the world was created in the same 60 million year period. Before or after...
Selects: How Rodney Dangerfield Worked, Live From LA
Saturday 30 April 2022
: Other comedians cry on the inside, but Rodney Dangerfield built his entire act around his sad life. Get to know this legendary comic who was...
Understudies: Hardest Workers on Broadway?
Thursday 28 April 2022
: Being an understudy is far more challenging than simply learning the lines of a lead actor in case of emergency. Learn all about these...
Short Stuff: Smelly Homes
Wednesday 27 April 2022
: Does your house smell? No? What if we told you it’s impossible for you to know whether it does or not?See omnystudio.com/listener for...
Tuesday 26 April 2022
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Selects: The Baffling Case of the Body On Somerton Beach
Saturday 23 April 2022
: Since his corpse was found in 1948, wearing a nice suit in summer on an Australian beach, an unidentified man has refused to fade into...
Just Say No to... Bottled Water
Thursday 21 April 2022
: Bottled water is huge business, and terrible for the environment. But where did this all start? Listen in and learn.See...
Short Stuff: Salute the Grilled Cheese
Wednesday 20 April 2022
: Today we pay tribute to the comfiest of comfort food, the grilled cheese sandwich.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Christine Collins Story
Tuesday 19 April 2022
: When Christine Collins' son disappeared in 1928, she thought that was the worst that could happen. What followed was more upsetting than...
Selects: What happens to abandoned mines?
Saturday 16 April 2022
: Did you know there are as many as 500,000 abandoned mines in the US, but the federal government knows where only 30,000 of them are? Learn...