Best Facts and Trivia podcasts — Say "Today I Learned" every day (Updated April 2019; image)
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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.
TED Radio Hour
Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
Surprisingly Awesome
A show that delves into topics that seem mundane, annoying and sometimes downright boring - to reveal that they're surprisingly awesome.
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
How To Do Everything
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.
Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and a celebrity co-host invite guests on stage in front of a live audience to tell us something we don’t know. The co-hosts — a mix of leaders in science, academia, sports, media, and comedy — grill the guests, and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new topic, a new co-host, and new guests. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker to keep everyone honest. Think of the mos ...
Good Job, Brain!
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 ...
Damn Interesting
The audio side of Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
Every Little Thing
ARRRRR pirate peg legs really a thing? Who invented the Cha Cha Slide? How old is Winnie the Pooh? ELT is here to answer your burning questions. If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to Every Little Thing is produced by Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
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.
Part-Time Genius
Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.
Futility Closet
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.
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
The Why Factor
The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
No Dumb Questions
A Science guy (Destin) from the deep south hashes things out with a Humanities/History guy (Matt) from the wild west.
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!
The Story Behind
The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.
The Forum
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
Interested in science, technology, machinery, engineering and the history behind everyday things? Want a fast and fun way to get your kids interested in STEM? Look no further! We break down a weekly engineering topic in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.Twitter: @UnproEngInstagram: Unprofessional_EngineeringFacebook: UnprofessionalEngineering
Radio 4 Quiz
Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
Paula Poundstone is on a quest to gather all of the world's knowledge. Or, as she puts it, "to get less stupid, one topic at a time." Follow her search as she looks to scientists, researchers, and experts for evidence about everything from what music cats like to the fluid dynamics of spilling coffee. "Every week, we'll keep looking for knowledge," says Paula, "because we know we left it somewhere."
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives.
Decoder Ring
Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.’s Daily Knowledge podcast bringing you new interesting facts every weekday for you to feed your brain with.
Today We Learned
'Today We Learned' is a podcast of knowledge! Don't let the name confuse you, it's technically a weekly podcast, or was a weekly podcast, now it's a hopefully whenever podcast! What used to be Razzle and Dan laboring 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, is now Razzle and fun random guests! Listen to the show every week as they take you on a tour de force of fun-filled factoids in less tim ...
The Hidden Almanac
Interesting "Facts" every M-W-F
David Baddiel tries to make sense of some apparently puzzling topics.
The BrainFood Show
The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain.
Go Fact Yourself
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
The Week
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.
A weekly twenty question trivia quiz podcast.
What If Series
There’s a line between possible and impossible, a wall we can’t break through or tear down. But what if we could climb to the top and take a look at the other side? What if the line between fiction and reality was just a little blurrier, and our world a little stranger? Join Jeramy, Jack, and Ryan as they look at twists on our reality and ignore the difference between what can and cannot be to ask, “What If…?”.
Laugh and groan as two teams play the hardest game on radio and podcast. Join us for a warm and witty hour of recreational thinking. Five rounds mixing words, associations, pop-culture and live music - all at the expense of the English language.
The Daily Dose
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
A show with a metric poop ton of triva for the fun loving listener.
The Symbolic World
The Symbolic World looks at symbolism in all its forms, from its source in sacred stories and images to contemporary culture and ultimately how it shapes the very world we encounter.
Let Me Google That
Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole.
The Good News Podcast is your daily reminder that not all news is bad, produced by Colleen and Neil. 👁
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...
Join us as we discuss various topics ranging from Law to the Natural Sciences. High Frequency Radio is a Talk Show like none other!
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Trivia. Fleeting Obsessions. Love of the Random.
Smash Boom Best
Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and let's you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength. Who will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case...teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way. Produced By American Public Media. @smashboombest
Spend sixty minutes of your life listening and learning about this week’s Important Thing.
Trivial Warfare is the podcast that takes the pub quiz out of the pub and brings it home to you. Trivial Warfare is a weekly game shared by people all over the world that features all the same banter, jokes and fun that you share with your friends at your local quiz nights. TW is your gateway to a larger world of trivia and your invitation into an awesome community of people who love trivia games just as much as you do. Give the show a try and have fun with Jonathan, Chris, Carmela and Ben a ...
Simply Complex
In today's modern world, we are always in such a hurry. We rarely stop to think about the things that “keep the gears turning”. On this podcast, we explore the people, technologies, items, or processes that, while at one time were considered outstanding, have today become so commonplace we take them for granted.This Podcast is an extension of the Youtube Series “How to Make Everything.” In that series, we show how difficult it can be to make an everyday item from scratch if one person, Andy ...
An unofficial podcast dedicated to profiling the Quora community
Children are full of curiosity and questions about the world. Each Friday, join Molly Oldfield, the very first question writer (or QI Elf) on the BBC TV show QI and author of three books as she answers questions - often with the help of experts - sent into the show by children around the world. If you're a kid with questions you want answered or if you want to learn interesting facts about life on earth, this is the podcast for you.
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Stephanie Schriock is an American political strategist and president of EMILY's List, the nation’s largest organization for women in politics. She joins Jonathan to talk the formation of EMILY’s list, the importance of women in politics, the upcoming census, the 2020 election, and more. You can find more of Stephanie’s work on Twitter here http ...…
There have been a lot of studies over the years regarding birth order. Some conclude that it's a big deal, while others more or less discount its importance. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Natalie and Stan Rubin were the first Jewish couple ever married on national TV, but it almost never happened. Hear clips from the television show and an interview with their son "Rubes" cartoonist Leigh Rubin. Also learn about the first toilet ever flushed on-screen in a mainstream movie. Retrosponsor: Hudson Paper Napkins Learn more about you ...…
By the time I reached 25, I had managed to fuck up my schooling, career path and every decent relationship with a woman I'd ever had. My only job prospect at the time was being a lead singer in an Oasis tribute band that was eking out a living enough to buy beers and drugs every weekend. Did I mention that I also flunked out of the Royal Marine ...…
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In our eleventh episode, we dissect "You Only Live Once", we talk about paying for BETA software, and the value of building things with your hands.
Russell Davies chairs the fifth heat of the 2019 series of the general knowledge quiz.
People on the left are more likely to accept climate change than those on the right in the USA, Australia and much of Western Europe. But it’s a question that starts with little more than a thermometer, a measurement of the temperature at the earth’s surface. Why does a science question divide people along party lines? Was it the oil industry, ...…
Because the Lycra-tights world of pro wrestling is way more than meets the eye. Mike Young used to be a good guy. But that was too boring. You see, in the wrestling ring, as “MV Young,” he fights as someone you love to hate — and hate to watch lose. He fights like someone who makes you question good and evil, and maybe even your own morality. B ...…
In the late '70s, NASA launched Voyagers 1 & 2 to explore the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond. But something amazing was included on those space probes... a 90-minute time capsule of sounds, language, and music from Earth called The Golden Record. Its intended recipient? Any intelligent extraterrestrial life that might stumble u ...…
Colleen and Neil discuss a drone that is finding plants thought to be lost.By The Good News Podcast.
Let’s got get autographs from Mickey and Goofy – this is episode 31 of Encyclopodia. It’s Disneyland! Summary: The place where you can leave the world behind and just have joy. Further Research: Disneyland Instagram Bloggers, including @disneylandtourguide, @disneyland_allfun, @disneylandnewstoday Many thanks to Brooklyn Davis for being my gues ...…
The first woman to circumnavigate the world did so dressed as a man. In 1766, 26-year-old Jeanne Baret joined a French expedition hoping to conceal her identity for three years. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of her historic journey around the globe. We'll also hear Mark Twain's shark story and puzzle ...…
Brother can you share… a ride? This week we’re talking all about Lyft, Uber and all the other companies that offer ways to share rides in exchange for money. We’ll tell you how to use these services while only feeling mildly guilty and without being a jerk. Also we solve a listener problem about where to go on a solo vacation. - for ...…
It's rare that we do a game with no remote guests, but that's exactly what we were able to do this week with Scott Barber and Michael Turner in house. It's Jonathan and Michael vs. Scott and Chris with Carmela hosting. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to the Trivial Warfare Blitz to get this week's new episode! Sponsors: Hello fresh - www.hellofresh ...…
#EasterSunday is the perfect day to contemplate the nanostructure of eggshells, which baby chicks must violently peck their way out of in order to enter the world. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
For millennia people used marijuana for fun and medicine. Not until the 20th century that was it vilified, unfairly say many. Weed has done lots of good things, from alleviating cancer symptoms to unlocking secrets of the brain. Learn all about pot here. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
The Olympic Games and the football World Cup, two of the biggest events in the world which are each hosted every four years, are big business. And it costs a lot of money to host them, and a lot of the money comes from public funds. In this week’s edition of More or Less, we’ll be finding out – after all the sporting activities are over – how r ...…
From the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven, it's Says You! Dave Zobel hosts this episode with music from Zoe and Jon Zeeman. Host: Dave Zobel Stereo Left: Carolyn Faye Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons Stereo Right: Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan Musical Guest: Zoe & Jon Zeeman Round One: Common Thread Round Two - Bluff: ...…
This week’s episode of Go Fact Yourself features topics that are really scary and really funny! Dave Anthony is a comedian, but he loves making people think just as much as he loves making them laugh. He hosts the podcast "The Dollop" where he tells people about the U.S. history that they probably didn’t learn in school. That includes some less ...…
Who decides what a cheerleader looks like? Or sounds like? In part two of a two-part episode, ELT digs into the complicated legacy of an American archetype. Guests: Natalie Adams, cheerleading researcher and professor at the University of Alabama; Sharita Richardson, cheerleading researcher, instructional coach at North Carolina A&T State Unive ...…
Kaste, a black female Belgian Malinois, was born in Bosnia in 2006. A herding breed known for their intelligence, Malinois have been the go-to dog in modern times for dangerous but glory-filled work. Kaste, in fact, was drafted into service. She was shipped to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia, for training ...…
A rerun from January, a story about family and Haitian dance culture from KFAI Minnesota community radio.By Cards Against Humanity.
ROOOOOAAAAAARR! It’s a dinosaur special this week, with help from dinosaur experts at the Natural History Museum in London and Tring. This week we answer questions from Darcy, Jake and Marcus who would like to know about dinosaurs. Then we have a special EASTER question from Aoife, because it’s now Easter weekend! First up Darcy’s question is “ ...…
Original broadcast date: July 29, 2016. Failure can be devastating, but it can also make us stronger and smarter. This week, TED speakers explore how failure clears the way for success, in our everyday work, and our innermost lives. Guests include entrepreneur Astro Teller, economist Tim Harford, author Casey Gerald, and writer Lidia Yuknavitch.…
This week's rounds are Music (Connections), Games of Thrones, Cartoon Characters, and Science and Technology. The music is In The Night - Game of Thrones Remake from Kellee Maize & J. Glaze Productions.
And now for something completely different. Just kidding – tune in to hear the thrilling conclusion of America’s most amazing public works project in the 20th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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!By LBC.
NBA scoring is the highestsince 1986 and turnovers are lower than they’ve ever been. How has the league cracked the code? There was a Warriors game back in January when something peculiar happened. That doesn’t narrow it down much because the California juggernaut does something extraordinary on a regular basis.…
Happy #NationalHighFiveDay! Here's a neat little history of the high five & its many variations. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Leonardo da Vinci is best known for his paintings - creating masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. But through his notes and drawings we know him also to have been a sculptor, mathematician, botanist, palaeontologist, anatomist, architect and engineer, recording insights and inventions that were astonishingly ahead of their time. ...…
Ever hear of Shiny Object Syndrome? Usually, it’s said to refer to those who see something new and have to have it, only to get bored with it once they finally attain it. But in this episode, I wanted to know just what it is about literal shiny objects that make them so appealing to humans. And this particular shiny object is no different unles ...…
It is hard to believe how much it costs to make money! From the hand engraving to the numerous security features, it can take years to have the final prints ready for a new bill. Once they are ready to start printing though, it doesn't stop! Millions of dollars worth of cold hard cash is printed each day from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Pr ...…
Welcome to the Foundation!! On This Episode of The FOUNDATION, Host Sot El Will Discuss At What May Be The New Public Lock Down Of Business Credit. For Over 20 Years Dun & Bradstreet Have Been The Single Contract Holder For Entity Validation Services (EVS) For the Federal Government. The Unique Identifier Given To A Business By Dun & Bradstreet ...…
Did Australians really wage war on a group of emus? YES. Learn all about it in today's short stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at
"Come here for a minute, I have something to show you."Even at the age of 11, I knew that when I heard the constant clinking of ice cubes and Kenny Rogers playing in the lounge room, Mum was in one of those late-night moods. The family accordion folder was open and there were two pieces of paper on the dining room table. My birth certificate. H ...…
Neil shares some funky sounds and the pair discover they listen to music very differently.By Cards Against Humanity.
Originally a swamp, Sydney's Centennial Park is now a playground for adults and children alike. Professor Paul Ashton from the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology takes us through the history of this Sydney landmark.
David Collins is a three time Emmy Award winning producer and is the creator and Executive Producer of Queer Eye. He joins Jonathan to talk the inspiration of the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, how that lead to the creation of the current iteration, the selection process of the Fab Five, his own relationship with queerness, and more. ...…
It’s one of America’s biggest accomplishments in the 20th century, a slab of concrete holding back one of the country’s most finicky rivers, providing water and electricity to a swath of majors cities that otherwise couldn’t exist. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
We help people understand how beings that are not concrete and measurable, can nonetheless exist, and inevitably so. Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy are often the examples used by atheists to explain how they have come to not believe in imaginary beings who do not exist and that it was the same process which led them to stop believing in God.Or ...…
April 15, 1947, is a day etched into the stone of American history and the Civil Rights Movement. It was more than a year before U.S. President Harry Truman desegregated the U.S. military. Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision striking down public school segregation. Eight years before Rosa Parks refu ...…
We're double digits! 10 episodes. Nailed it. In this episode, we talk about the perils of travel as an introvert, we examine each other's travel bags, and we learn that Rands is a control freak.
How did one style of cheerleading come to dominate in so many American schools? In part one of a two-part episode, ELT flips through the history of cheerleading and meets the man who held cheerleading in the pompom of his hand. Guests: Cheerleading researcher and professor at the University of Alabama Natalie Adams; Barbara Hazlewood; Thanks to ...…
The fourth heat comes from the Radio Theatre in London. Chaired by Russell Davies.
A battle is brewing in the Southern Scottish uplands between two rival villages. How can statistics help determine which village should take the crown? Wanlockhead and Leadhills both lay claim to the title of Scotland’s highest village but there can only be one winner. More or Less attempts to settle the age old dispute once and for all. Presen ...…
Why can’t we judge art at face value? How does the identity, behaviour and cultural context of the artist play a part in how we approach their artwork? Edwina Pitman explores why we can’t seem to separate the art from the artist.Guests:John Myatt, artistPaul Bloom, Professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale UniversityMichelle Hartney ...…
Because life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are worth fleeing for. Tarek lived his life in fear of discrimination, harassment, blackmail, abuse, jail and even death. In his home country of Egypt, being gay is punishable by hard labor, jail time and human rights offenses not monitored within prison walls. One night, Tarek was with another ...…
A throwback to an episode we aired in January, all about termites!By The Good News Podcast.
Introducing the podcast Espionage on the Parcast network. Espionage tells the stories of the world's most incredible undercover missions and how these covert operations succeeded...or failed. Subscribe to Espionage at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
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