Best Facts and Trivia podcasts — Say "Today I Learned" every day (Updated July 2017; image)
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Stuff You Should Know
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How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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TED Radio Hour
Weekly
 
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.
 
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Surprisingly Awesome
Monthly
 
A show that delves into topics that seem mundane, annoying and sometimes downright boring - to reveal that they're surprisingly awesome.
 
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How To Do Everything
Weekly
 
We're half advice show, half survival guide. We answer all your questions, from how to find a date, to how to find water in the desert.
 
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More or Less: Behind the Stats
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Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
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Question of the Day
Weekly+
 
Question of the Day is the show for listeners who are short on time and long on curiosity. It is a fast-paced conversation between author and entrepreneur James Altucher and Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner: two smart, unconventional thinkers who have been talking together for years, often over a long-running backgammon match. Now they are letting you in on the game, too. You will quickly become addicted to their wonderful, wry observations as they ponder each Question of the Day. The a ...
 
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Tell Me Something I Don't Know
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Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. The panelists — a mix of leaders in science, politics, sports, and comedy — grill the contestants and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker to filter out the bull. Think of the most crackling din ...
 
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Good Job, Brain!
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Part quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. We here are nuts about trivia and pub quiz! And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Play along and laugh along as Karen, Colin, Dana, and Chris school each other on some of the weirdest and most interesting facts about our funny little world.Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? And don't you just loathe badly worded questi ...
 
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Damn Interesting
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The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
 
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The Stuff of Life
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Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for this week’s episode of The Stuff of Life, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast for knowledge about anything and everything. From North Korea to Nicolas Cage, Tim and Tom leave no stone unturned in their humble quest to make the world a more informed place. Put away the encyclopedia four-eyes because this may just be the last resource you'll ever need. Wikipedia, consider yourselves on warning.
 
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Every Little Thing
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Turn over the rock, peek through the keyhole, go down the rabbit hole. There's always more to it. A new show from Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.
 
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Futility Closet
Weekly
 
Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
 
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No Dumb Questions
Monthly+
 
A Science guy (Destin) from the deep south hashes things out with a Humanities/History guy (Matt) from the wild west.
 
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The Why Factor
Weekly
 
The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
 
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James O'Brien's Mystery Hour
Monthly+
 
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
 
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Unprofessional Engineering
Weekly
 
Learn about the science, technology and history behind everyday things. We break down a weekly topic so that everyone can sound smart, even if they're not!Twitter: @UnproEngInstagram: Unprofessional_EngineeringFacebook: UnprofessionalEngineering
 
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Daily Knowledge Podcast
Daily
 
TodayIFoundOut.com’s Daily Knowledge podcast bringing you new interesting facts every weekday for you to feed your brain with.
 
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Self Improvement Wednesday
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A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
 
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Useless Information Podcast
 
Collection of fascinating true stories from the Flip Side of history.
 
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Today We Learned
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'Today We Learned' is a podcast of knowledge! Don't let the name confuse you, it's technically a weekly podcast. Razzle and Dan labor down in the knowledge mines of the Internet to bring you the latest, greatest and sometimes weirdest facts and trivia the world has to offer. Join the guys and a special guest every Monday as they take you on a tour de force of fun-filled factoids in less time than it takes to do your laundry. Who knows? You might just learn something.
 
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The Week
Weekly+
 
The Week's podcasts swiftly and smartly provide busy people with the best arguments from all perspectives, super-helpful explainers, and terrific recommendations — all with concision, intelligence, and wit.
 
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The Hidden Almanac
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Interesting "Facts" every M-W-F
 
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Radio Report
 
From the editors of The Old Farmer's Almanac, every weekday you'll hear helpful weather information, country folklore, gardening secrets, great tasting recipes, do-it-yourself projects tips, amazing facts and a whole lot more.
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
The Trivial Warfare Podcast takes the pub quiz out of the club and brings it home to you. Remember, it's not just trivia...It's WAR! Join the Trivial Warfare Army at www.trivialwarfare.com
 
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Another Damn Trivia Show
Weekly
 
A show with a metric poop ton of triva for the fun loving listener.This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com
 
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Careless Minds Podcast
Weekly+
 
The Careless Minds podcast brings you up to speed with all the latest topics what's on everyone's minds.So join your host Philip Burford along with co-hosts Ryan Jolley and Darren Turner as they take you on an educational rollercoaster with just a pinch, of witty banter...
 
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The Daily Dose
Daily
 
Every morning, we profile the people, places, trends and technology that are ahead of their time and worthy of yours. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Internet Archive - Collection: oneminutehowto
 
The most recent additions to the Internet Archive collections. This RSS feed is generated dynamically
 
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The Important Thing
Daily+
 
Spend sixty minutes of your life listening and learning about this week’s Important Thing.
 
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Quoracast » Podcast
Monthly+
 
An unofficial podcast dedicated to profiling the Quora community
 
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Gold Star Classroom
Monthly
 
Trivia for your brain, laughs for your gut.
 
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Podium.me
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The voice of the under 25s
 
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Бортовой Журнал — Radio Grinch Podcast
 
Таблетки для мозгов
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
 
This week we talk about our good friend Chris Nolan and the movies he's made, in a rare insider's look at Hollywood (Tinseltown). Also, Tom discusses a very serious problem he's been dealing with.This week's episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. Get your first three meals free with free shipping at blueapron.com/guide.This episode is also sponsor ...…
 
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Tell Me Something I Don't Know
 
Angela Duckworth (psychologist and author of Grit) is our special guest co-host, with Mike Maughan (head of global insights at Qualtrics) as real-time fact-checker. TMSIDK is in Philadelphia with a cornucopia of the world's most-renowned behavior-change experts presenting original research.
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
Today's show features one of the best collections of trivia players we've had on the show in a single game. We start with Colby Burnett. Colby is the first and only person to win both the Jeopardy Teachers Tournament and the following year's Tournament of Champions. Next up is Steve Bahnaman. Simply put, Steve is one of the best quizzers in the ...…
 
In this week's SYSK Select episode, amateur astrophysicists Josh and Chuck break out the stats and attempt to explain the complex, boiling ball of gas that we call the sun.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Marcell Dareus' road to NFL stardom is a wicked ride of tragic blows that raises the question of fate's intentions. Still, "Mr. Big Stuff" keeps moving. Change is nothing new for the nimble 330-pound bruiser with an infectious smile and Alabama drawl. The Buffalo Bills nose tackle has seen the peaks, and stumbled through valleys, and coming off ...…
 
Today marks the day that an Ox died happily. It is the Feast Day of Salt, and in the garden, it is hot. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
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TED Radio Hour
 
We often know how to plan for the future, but find it hard to take the necessary steps. This hour, TED speakers challenge the inevitable and explore what to do today to prepare ourselves for tomorrow.TED speakers include neuroscientists Daniel Levitin and Rebecca Brachman, writer (and neuroscientist) Lisa Genova, epidemiologist Seth Berkley, an ...…
 
Отсебятина Информбюро Дороги в США Нью Йорк — город контрастов Брайтон Бич Корейские Бани Живая Музыка Сетевые Находки Акадения Арзамас (русск.язык) Лекции об истории Росскийско-Американских отношений (русск.язык) School of Life (Англ. яз) Док.фильм о циганах в США (Англ. яз) Перезапуск RTVI Поддержи Radio Grinch Radio Grinch Podcast на Patreon ...…
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Guessing is a weird thing. For millennia, it could have meant the difference between life and death. Now it's not as vital, but we still do it every day, whether behind the wheel of a car, or judging what another person might be feeling. From wild guesses to the educated variety, learn everything we know about the brain and how it manages this ...…
 
You need to understand something. This Whipping Through the Web, aka WTTW, is less about what I think you’re going to like and much more about a steadfast belief that if you’ve read this far, then you’re keyed up to dig what I dig. That my obsessions have grown to be your obsessions. Or at the very least, you’re attracted out of morbid fascination.…
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
It's another bonus episode! For a year now, ever since we did the awesome Harry Potter episode, we've had one request come through louder and more frequently than any others. You wanted a wrestling episode? You've got a WRESTLING EPISODE! We've teamed up with the awesome guys from Ring Rust Radio to bring you a Trivial Warfare Wrestling Bonus. ...…
 
I entered prison in 1976. I was 17 and I saw a lot of bad things, like death. My God, it was awful. It was a time of dictatorship in Brazil. Everyone was subject to repression. I was sent to prison just because I was on the street at night. There was a curfew. Several times I was tortured by soldiers. What could I do? Talk to who? At that time, ...…
 
Today we celebrate the arrival of the Pigbuster at the Royal Botanical Gardens. It is the Feast Day of Elegant Bones, and in the garden, there are bungee cords. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
Rest and relaxation looked a little different in the Ancient World.
 
Britain’s practice of transporting convicts to American colonies was a fearsome punishment, but not for the chronic criminal James Dalton.By podcast@damninteresting.com (DamnInteresting.com).
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
It's pretty obvious something's gone wrong when you get a sunburn, but did you know a tan means you've damaged your DNA? Dive into the three Ss of summer and learn all about how to protect yourself from the sun.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
This story took place in a time many years ago. There were no such things as travel bans, the NSA, heightened security and HPV. We drank water from the tap and we liked it. It was a simple time. It was a time during which I figured out I could meet women — lots of them — on AOL chat lines. I was in pig heaven in those chat rooms, rolling around ...…
 
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Every Little Thing
 
We're hard at work on Season 2 of ELT. In the meantime, we thought you'd enjoy this brand new Gimlet podcast called The Pitch. On it, real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors for real money. It's high stakes and nerve-racking and really fun. We're sharing episode 2, iMirror, on which a startup founder pitches his plan to disrupt the hotel ind ...…
 
EUGENE, SIR: Hello. I am a male. I could name myself as a vagina lover and for good reasons (I think). I am back with my first love, and she knows that I always have two women in bed. Well, almost always. But now she wants me to have two women at the same time. Only when she and I make love, I feel so comfortable with just the two of us. I feel ...…
 
It is the Feast Day of St. Phillip of Railing, and in the garden, there are entomologists. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
One stormy morning in 1880, naturalist John Muir set out to explore a glacier in Alaska's Taylor Bay, accompanied by an adventurous little dog that had joined his expedition. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the harrowing predicament that the two faced on the ice, which became the basis of one of Muir's most ...…
 
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More or Less: Behind the Stats
 
Using statistics to prove or disprove the wisdom of tennis is the theme this week. In this digital age we are used to information at our fingertips. This week More or Less finds out how every rally, every shot at this tennis championship is counted and makes its way to our phones, desktops and TV screens. And once you have this information – wh ...…
 
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Tell Me Something I Don't Know
 
John Moe (The Hilarious World of Depression) is our special guest co-host, with Maggie Ryan Sandford (science writer, researcher and producer) as our real-time fact-checker. TMSIDK is in Minneapolis for a show exploring the environment, morning drinking, skyways, hidden figures and more.
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
 
Interested in leaving your old life behind for a life on the run, like friends of the show D.B. Cooper and Whitey Bulger? We'll tell you how. But first we'll need to talk a bit about lil' stinkers. This week's episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. Get your first 3 meals free with free shipping at blueapron.com/GUIDE.…
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
The Machine is back in the house. Jeffrey Seguritan was fresh off of a 2nd place finish at a regional trivia tournament when we recorded. And by fresh off, I mean he stopped at a Starbucks to get a Wi-Fi signal on his drive home. Unfortunately for Jeffrey we couldn't maintain a good connection inside the Starbucks so he recorded the majority of ...…
 
In this week's SYSK Select episode, famed aviator Amelia Earhart's disappearance in 1937 is a mystery that endures to this day. Why don't we know what happened to her? In this episode, Josh and Chuck examine the facts and evidence behind the famous case.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
If you’re reading this far, it’s a safe bet you probably need to read further. Because, while navigating the web is typically as easy as being bored and having a phone, knowing where to navigate is a whole other story. How you do it now: hope that the Rube Goldberg-esque connection that has your interest in Precambrian rocks two-stepping you to ...…
 
Today we remember a city that fell many centuries ago. We also recall an excavation by the Archeologist Margaret Trillium. It is the Feast Day of the Unbloodied Altar, and in the garden, there are beans. Be Safe, And Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
 
Moments of crisis can upend our lives, but can also help define them. This episode, TED speakers explore how a quick, compassionate or unexpected response can turn crisis into opportunity. Guests include physician Ken Kamler, motivational speaker Matt Weinstein, Melissa Fleming of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, activist Nanc ...…
 
Charles O’Bannon and his brother Ed, stars of the University of California, Los Angeles’ last national championship team, in 1995, will be cheering for Charles’ son at his college games next season. But will Charles Sr. wear the cardinal and gold colors of his son’s team? “Doubtful,” he says, laughing. Charles’ sartorial reluctance is because C ...…
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Fever dreams can be unsettling experiences. These ramped up nightmares are vivid, detailed and only happen when the human body experiences a fever. What is it about the combination of fevers and dreams that make these night terrors so hellish? Learn all that and more in today's episode.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Total disclosure: I’ve been playing music for cash since 1980. Total total disclosure: I’ve been writing for cash even longer. So while my bands have been reviewed by everybody, and I’ve written for many who’ve written about my bands, upping one over another is not some creepy quid pro quo. It’s just me giving you the straightest of scoops rega ...…
 
Today marks the day Pr. Drom descended to the Embassy with undead mealworms. It is the Feast Day of St. Dormain, and in the garden, it is hot. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
Each day at twilight a variety of atmospheric and astronomical phenomena reveal themselves.
 
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Unprofessional Engineering
 
In honor of Game of Thrones season 7 launching, we've decided to break down medieval weapons in part 3 of the series. Siege weapons such as battering rams and catapults, how swords are smithed, and what is the difference between a mace and a flail? Time to prepare for battle!
 
Net neutrality is the idea that the internet is a public good and that everyone should have equal, unfettered access to it. Though the FCC strongly supported it with new rules in 2015, today’s FCC is under new leadership and has other ideas.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Remember that whole metrosexuality thing? That thing where they tried to conflate men’s interest in shirts without stains to some sort of homosexual derivative either with or without the extra penis? Then there was the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy franchise that was premised on the same sort of idea: the “average” heterosexual man being too m ...…
 
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Today We Learned
 
Totally Rad and Awesome Alison Haislip joins Razzle to chat fun and cool things.
 
There’s more to life than what you find in your books of science. And on your smartphone. As I raised a glass of sake in a limo with a group of Japanese businessmen whom I met an hour earlier, heading to an undisclosed party that they assured me would be a good time, I thought, “Damn, I love drinking with strangers!” I do. To me, it’s a sport, ...…
 
Today Pr. Drom gets the direction she needs to capture the turkey. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
In 1971 high school student Juliane Koepcke fell two miles into the Peruvian rain forest when her airliner broke up in a thunderstorm. Miraculously, she survived the fall, but her ordeal was just beginning. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe Juliane's arduous trek through the jungle in search of civilization an ...…
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
 
Wanna learn about today's hottest new teen fads? Great news! Two men in their mid-30s are here to explain everything you need to know about fidget spinners, slime and dabbing. We also solve problems from someone who hates dining with his in-laws and a vegetarian who gets mocked at work.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Get 10% off your ...…
 
Are top basketball players underpaid?The American basketballer Stephen Curry has just signed the biggest contract in NBA history. The new deal will pay him $200 million over 5 years but amazingly, according to fellow superstar player Lebron James, he’s probably being underpaid. It may sound ridiculous but economists agree. How can this be true? ...…
 
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Tell Me Something I Don't Know
 
Bapu Jena, Christine Hurley and Evan Allen are panelists. The physician-professor-economist, the comedian and the New England Revolution head athletic trainer join us in Boston for a show on Medicine. Side effects include extra kidneys, Lyme disease, hairlessness, cardiac arrest and magical mucus. WBUR's Carey Goldberg is fact-checker.…
 
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The Why Factor
 
With increasing numbers of Westerners opting to have smaller families, some go one step further and decide to have no children at all. As a result they often face suspicion, abuse even, for being selfish or materialistic. Women, in particular, who decide to go childless, experience the full force of this near-universal stigma. Mary-Ann Ochota s ...…
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
We had a great time recording this episode. It's laugh after laugh after laugh with this one. To start off, we're introducing Trish, a new host, to the mix. Trish did a fabulous job this week. We also had two great guests participating this week, Shara Hinkle and Jeremy Gabbard! The game was a 3 on 2. Carmela teamed up with Shara and Jeremy aga ...…
 
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No Dumb Questions
 
SPONSORED BY: 23 And Me (Click here to get your own test kit) and Thumbtack (Click here to see how it works) SUPPORT NO DUMB QUESTIONS ON PATREON HERE DISCUSS THIS EPISODE HERE Stuff We Talked About In This Episode: DISAPPOINTING DISCUSSIONS ABOUT URINATION Yellowpee Blue Acid Indicator (Methylene Blue) MOVIES THAT MAKE WEAK PEOPLE CRY Hidden F ...…
 
In this week's SYSK Select episode, after she was diagnosed with the cervical cancer that shortly killed her, a tissue sample was taken from Henrietta Lacks in 1951 without her knowledge. Those cells would go on to become the first immortal line of human cells, something of enormous benefit to science and humanity as a whole. But while the line ...…
 
The Great Depression was an awful time for farmers in Iowa. It culminated with the near hanging of a judge in Le Mars. It just happens that the farm involved was owned by the T.M. Zink estate, the same man who left his savings for the establishment of a womanless library. Also learn about the only planet in our solar system where its day is lon ...…
 
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