Best Facts and Trivia podcasts — Say "Today I Learned" every day (Updated August 2017; image)
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Stuff You Should Know
Weekly+
 
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
 
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
Monthly+
 
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!
Monthly
 
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
Rare
 
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
Monthly
 
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
 
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
Monthly+
 
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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Twenty Thousand Hertz
Monthly+
 
The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
 
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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
Monthly+
 
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
Monthly+
 
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
 
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Useless Information Podcast
Rare
 
Collection of fascinating true stories from the Flip Side of history.
 
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Today We Learned
Monthly+
 
'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
Weekly+
 
Interesting "Facts" every M-W-F
 
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Radio Report
Weekly+
 
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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The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
 
Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world? Do you like trivia and fun facts? Have you lost hours to Wikipedia rabbit holes? The Story Behind is the show for you! Trivia nerd Emily Prokop explores the origins and cool stories that surround the things, people and places you may never have wondered about before. Warning: Your friends might tire of you starting sentences with, "I learned on a podcast ..."
 
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Podium.me
Monthly+
 
The voice of the under 25s
 
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Бортовой Журнал — Radio Grinch Podcast
 
Таблетки для мозгов
 
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No Sports Trivia Podcast
Weekly
 
Our feminist trivia podcast brings all the intrigue, mayhem, animal facts, and penis jokes you've come to expect from No Sports Trivia's live pub quiz, plus the most bizarre history, science, and culture tidbits we've found in our trivia research, special guests, and more!
 
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In today's SYSK Select episode, we learn about exploitation films. During the 1930s-80s, the work of directors operating in the shadows of Hollywood led to explorations in sexuality and violence that mainstream cinema wouldn't touch. Join Chuck and Josh as they explore the seedy underbelly of grindhouse flicks.…
 
Every Wednesday, we’re debating hot topics in the lead-up to our next TV show, Third Rail With OZY, launching on PBS in less than a month. Last week we asked, “Should publishing fake news be a crime?” You answered. Here are some reader responses and perspectives, condensed and edited for clarity. Check back tomorrow for our next question. It wo ...…
 
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TED Radio Hour
 
Cancer is merciless. It can strike any time, spread without warning, and return unannounced. In this hour, TED speakers reframe not only how we treat cancer, but how we live with it and survive it. Guests include cancer technologist Jorge Soto, Dr. David Agus, Dr. Jay Bradner, Dr. Dean Ornish, and minister Debra Jarvis. (Original broadcast date ...…
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Accents are truly fascinating. Put simply, they are how a person sounds when they talk. From England to America and all over the world, the way people speak in their native tongue can vary drastically. What are the influences? When do accents begin to take hold? Can you lose or gain an accent? Learn about all this and more in today's decidedly ...…
 
In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: "How was your day?"Herman GromanLas VegasI was in the bureau for 25 years. My first office was in Pittsburgh and then West Virginia. I transferred to Detroit and stayed there for 12 years. I ended up in Las Vegas and that's where I retired.…
 
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The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
 
Welcome to The Story Behind: Clue Series. In every episode of this series, we talk about the history of one of the original weapons used in the game, “Clue.” This series may not be appropriate for all ages and listener discretion is advised. This episode’s Clue weapon is depicted in the game by a bent metal tube, probably bent because of the fo ...…
 
SPONSORED BY: Away Travel Luggage (Click here to check it out). 23 And Me (Click here to get your own test kit) (Not an official Sponsor) Dr. Telepun's Solar Eclipse Timer Download Android Download Link Apple Download Link Support No Dumb Questions on Patreon if you wanna Discuss this episode here Stuff We Talked About In This Episode: Bitcoin ...…
 
After using a pump fake to get Derrick Byars up in the air, Rashad McCants drained the game-winning 3-pointer in Week 4 of the inaugural season of Ice Cube’s BIG3 league. He then snuck up behind a sideline reporter and shouted “Big Baller Brand!” Though not endorsed by LaVar Ball’s athletic apparel company, which caught flak for the owner’s lud ...…
 
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Self Improvement Wednesday
 
Each week on Self Improvement you get to learn something new - this week's less is the amazing diversity of frog mating strategies. Your teacher is Dr Jodi Rowley, curator of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum.
 
How could something as big as the Great Wall or as intricate as the Colosseum be built so long ago? Amazing engineering went into these creations, even if it wasn't know. Or maybe aliens helped out... who knows?! We do, so take a listen to our hour long 50th episode celebration!
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Despite as much as one percent of the adult population having the condition, science doesn't actually know how stuttering works. The best it's come up with so far: there seems to be an issue between the physical process of speaking and the thought process that underlies it.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: "How was your day?"Francisca "Captain T" BarnettSeward, AlaskaI had the Cracker Jack Voyager for a full day, for salmon and halibut sportfishing. The trip departs the dock at 6 a.m., so I get up at 4:30. I open up the engine room, check ...…
 
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The Why Factor
 
On trains, in cafes, offices and in the street, we cannot help overhearing conversations not intended for our ears. Catherine Carr explores why we eavesdrop, and whether it is a harmless habit or a dangerous invasion of privacy. The poet Imtiaz Dharker takes ‘furtive pleasure’ in ‘lying in wait for secrets that people don’t even know they’re te ...…
 
President Trump says transgender individuals cannot serve, but how many do already?
 
It was late and the drugs had run dry.Everyone assumed the house party was over. Then Javier, a garrulous Colombian friend, volunteered to walk down to the Bronx to buy more."The Bronx!" jeered the others. "¿Estás loco? At least go with someone," they pleaded."I'll go," I said without hesitation. Javier laughed and shook his head dismissively. ...…
 
In 1896, Adolf Beck found himself caught up in a senseless legal nightmare: Twelve women from around London insisted that he'd deceived them and stolen their cash and jewelry. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow Beck's incredible ordeal, which ignited a scandal and inspired historic reforms in the English justice ...…
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
 
Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. That’s right, we’re talking about The Sun. That big ol’ ball o’ fire way up there in the sky. How high up in the sky is it exactly? Who put it there? Is there any danger of it ever falling down? Those are all good questions, but mostly we talk about the upcoming solar eclipse and how otherwise boring t ...…
 
Learn whether dinosaurs are actually extinct, how T Rexes make peace with their dietary inclinations, and what to do with yourself during the season break! This is the last episode of Season One! Season Two begins October 1, 2017.
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
I'm proud to present TW129. It's our first episode of TW geared with questions intentionally designed to focus on our international listeners. To take it to the next level I arranged for international guests to team up against the US team of Jonathan and Carmela. Our guests this week are Adam 'Addy' Lewis from Dumfries Scotland and Eduardo Mice ...…
 
In this week's SYSK Select episode, if you're accusing someone of disloyalty or subversion without decent evidence, then you may be guilty of McCarthyism. In this episode, Josh and Chuck explore the origin of the term, starting with the infamous Communist-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Jack Tuck tells the story of his life so far with autism, a very real account from a young journalist who wants to use his story to raise awareness of what life with autism is like
 
EUGENE, SIR: My boyfriend and I were having sex the other night and he had his laptop by the bed. At one point, a pillow fell off the bed and onto the laptop, stopping the screen saver and revealing that he had been filming us. That wasn’t strange — he and I have filmed ourselves before. Him filming without telling me, that’s strange. So I ment ...…
 
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TED Radio Hour
 
For most of modern history, humans have placed smaller humans in institutions called schools. But what parts of this model still work? And what must change? This hour, TED speakers rethink education.TED speakers include teacher Tyler DeWitt, social entrepreneur Sal Khan, international education expert Andreas Schleicher, and educator Linda Clia ...…
 
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James O'Brien's Mystery Hour
 
Also, when a tunnel is being built how is the water kept back?
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Thanks to advancements in fields like genetics, and molecular chemistry, archaeology is undergoing a renaissance and opening up new understanding of the past.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
America's foremost drag queen, RuPaul - his last name is Charles, in case you're wondering - hit superstardom with the 1993 CD Supermodel of the World. He has spent nine seasons hosting the Emmy-winning reality competition RuPaul's Drag Race, which has become an LGBT cultural touchstone.While appearing at OZY Fest in New York City's Central Par ...…
 
Jason Derulo knows you're watching him. With his dreadlocks, white jacket and pants, and ruby red boots, it's hard not to. The look is a big part of his appeal - even before he removes his shirt to flash his famous abs for gaga fans at OZY Fest.
 
At the heart of every early colonial building in Sydney there is a convict story. The Rum Hospital has a surprisingly dark and brutal one.
 
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Unprofessional Engineering
 
Nothing says engineering like working with CAD! Whether it is AutoCAD, SolidWorks or anything else, every engineer has used these tools at some point. But where did it all start? And where is it headed?
 
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Twenty Thousand Hertz
 
What is the oldest recorded sound in history? For over 100 years researchers thought they knew until a mind-blowing discovery by historians found something new - and technological advances allowed it to be played back for the first time in history. What is the oldest recording of a musical performance, president, battlefield, television broadca ...…
 
There are all kinds of motivational speakers, from people who have overcome incredible hardships to those who hold pep-rally style events in stadiums. But do these speakers actually help anyone? Science can't prove it out, but people who take part swear by it. Learn all about the strange world of motivational speakers in today's episode.…
 
Adam produced a large baggie of dusty organic chunks, chalky with hints of red, reminiscent of the Arizona desert it came from. The shriveled, disintegrating flesh of a divine mushroom. The fly agaric, amanita muscaria. It's administered ritually as an entheogen in parts of Siberia. There are rumors that this was the Hindu gods' soma, and I hav ...…
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
Every weekday, get a quick update on historical events of the day, upcoming holidays, notable birthdays, and more. Listen to hear more.By amazon@ypi.com (The Old Farmer's Almanac).
 
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