Best Facts and Trivia podcasts — Say "Today I Learned" every day (Updated June 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
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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 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
 
Why do we do the things we do? Mike Williams searches for 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
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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
Rare
 
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
Weekly+
 
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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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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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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Careless Minds Podcast
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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
Monthly+
 
The voice of the under 25s
 
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Бортовой Журнал — Radio Grinch Podcast
 
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The year was 1979. I was 16. I say that like it might protect me from what I know is coming, but the reality is no amount of this kind of stupid can be excused by age or epoch. But I’m getting ahead of things. That summer I had a job as a lifeguard at a camp in Beacon, New York. It was 60 miles north of the city I called home and I was hired th ...…
 
Today we receive word about our unwanted interruption last episode. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
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TED Radio Hour
 
We live in a time where the line between fact and fiction is increasingly blurry — where each us can live in a constructed reality. This hour, TED speakers share insights on navigating a world where even the facts are up for debate. TED speakers include historian Deborah Lipstadt, writer Michael Specter, cybersecurity expert Laura Galante, jour ...…
 
What does the phrase 'get off your high horse' mean?
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Little-known fact: Ketchup, possibly the most all-American of condiments, evolved from fermented fish sauce people in Southeast Asia have been making for more than a thousand years.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
It was the tail end of 2014 and I had recently gotten back together with my ex-girlfriend. We had been broken up for about a year at that point, and many things had changed in our lives. I had just been accepted into East Carolina University, and she had just lost custody of her three children and moved into a subsidized apartment. A true match ...…
 
Do you remember playing with Legos as a kid? Tinker Toys? Silly putty? We argue out the top 10 toys that made us the engineers we are today. You might be surprised by a few that made this list!
 
Joe Sanberg started Blue Apron and is the CEO of Aspiration, a financial services company. As barbecue kits and ties are unwrapped by dads in households nationwide today, it’s important to remember that a lot of kids don’t have a father they can celebrate. I should know — I was one of those kids. But I also know there are a lot of single moms a ...…
 
Today we interrupt our regular programming so a spokesperson from The Honorable Phil’s Chicken may address the recent controversy. Yes, apparently this is really happening. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
Dr John Martin tells us what he found when he tracked twelve yellow-tailed black cockatoos for a year
 
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More or Less: Behind the Stats
 
The Voice of 1960s British children’s TV series ‘Trumpton’, Brian Cant, died this week. The More or Less team has visited the town of Trumpton on a number of occasions so we have brought together a handful of our favourites as a tribute.
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Since the advent of agriculture, humans have been storing seeds. But as sea levels rise and climates change around the world, our reasons for banking seeds have become more desperate.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
I often wonder if God knows how much a young soul can withstand. And just how broken one can get before he or she has no way back. Growing up in Dallas with my mother, father, brother and two sisters, the worst place for me to be was … home. Because home was always cold, no matter the temperature outside. My father could make the pictures on th ...…
 
Новые начинания Гордлитесь ли вашей страной? Опрос от ВЦИОМа Лайфхак I speak Gringlish Поддержи Radio Grinch Radio Grinch Podcast на Patreon Традиционные способы поддержки Listen to «Radio Grinch 98 (Гордитесь ли вы своей страной?)» on Spreaker. https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/12164083/rg99.mp3 скачать подкаст…
 
Flora learns facts about the flamingo that change her. #YESflamingo Listen to Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty, a hip-hop miniseries from Gimlet Media and Loud Speakers Network. Now available wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Pocketcasts | Stitcher Our Sponsors: Ziprecruiter | Synchrony | Hello Fresh | Sonos…
 
Some five months into the Trump administration, I find myself looking back on the day before he was inaugurated as the country’s 45th president. I was in Washington, D.C., and I felt awful. It was 7 a.m., and I hadn’t had any coffee — something I needed before I could contemplate America’s imminent downfall.…
 
Today Pastor Drom returns with news of the recent controversy over a turkey. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
Belle Gunness was one of America's most prolific female serial killers, luring lonely men to her Indiana farm with promises of marriage, only to rob and kill them. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of The LaPorte Black Widow and learn about some of her unfortunate victims. We'll also break back into Buck ...…
 
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Tell Me Something I Don't Know
 
Eugene Mirman, Ed Glaeser and Amy Glasmeier are panelists. The comedian, the Harvard economist and the MIT professor join us in one of America's oldest urban centers for a show about cities, including ruins, sewage and ghost towns. Mike Maughan is our fact-checker.
 
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The Why Factor
 
Why do foreign migrants yearn to go home and what happens when they do? Some have had no choice, but others are influenced by nostalgia for their early lives. Or sometimes by disillusionment with their adopted country. When they go back, can the old country live up to their hopes and dreams? Shivaani hears emotional tales from those returning t ...…
 
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More or Less: Behind the Stats
 
The results of the general election are in - but what do they mean? Did more young people vote than expected? Have we now got a more diverse parliament? How many extra votes would Jeremy Corbyn have needed to become Prime Minister - these are just some of the claims and questions that have been floating around on social media and in the press. ...…
 
Think of all the crazy technology in Star Wars and Star Trek that could never exist. Like a tractor beam. Oh wait, we have it. Or the flying car from the Jetsons. No, we have that too... We discuss a ton of crazy Sci-Fi technology that is now a reality. Wonder what's next?
 
Sponsored By: Audible: Click here to start your free trial and download "The Devil In the White City" by Eric Larson. We'll discuss the book in an upcoming episode! DISCUSS THIS EPISODE HERE Stuff We Talked About In This Episode: Emily’s YouTube Channel Faith, SD Sue the T-Rex The Field Museum The First Ferris Wheel 1893 World’s Fair Types of C ...…
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
 
This week we're talking plants, and not the kind that the government puts in place to keep an eye on you. We also solve a problem from an accidental dog caregiver who doesn't like the attention his dog gets. Find out today why ZipRecruiter has been used by businesses of ALL sizes to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results. ...…
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
We are joined this week by noted author and fantasy sports writer AJ Mass as well as the Black Viking himself Kantad Svendsgaard for a fantastic episode. AJ is the creator and host of Beat My Guest, a new trivia podcast that is becoming very popular in the trivia community. Kantaad was one of his first contestants and together they are represen ...…
 
In this week's SYSK Select episode, historically speaking, decapitation was a popular means of execution -- it's been used by everyone from ancient Romans to French revolutionaries. But is there any truth to claim that victims retain their consciousness? Tune in to learn more.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
EUGENE, SIR: My wife has been dying to lose weight in the eight years since she gave birth to our first and only child, and finally, she has. I am talking, she went from 190 pounds to about 130, which makes her very happy. We’re both 40 and have been married 10 years, and we dated for five years before that, so I’ve always known her to be big. ...…
 
Today we remember a quote from a crow. It is the Feast Day of St. Zin, and in the garden, there are no ducks. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
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TED Radio Hour
 
Many of us are lured by the promise of self-improvement, but find it hard to follow through. In our 100th episode, TED speakers reveal ways to discover our better selves, from simple hacks to deep introspection. TED speakers include entrepreneur Jia Jiang, Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, psychologist Emily Balcetis, technologist Matt Cutt ...…
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
In the early days of World War II, there was a secret training program in Canada that taught Allied saboteurs everything from espionage and bridge blowing to karate chops to the neck of an enemy. It was called Camp X and was so secret that not even the Canadian prime minister was aware of it prior to its formation. Learn all about this super co ...…
 
Off the Record: Real talk with a fresh wave of musical influencers who will be making moves onto your new playlist. Watch the rest of this OZY original series here.Ryan Hurd is a good old-fashioned American, even if he is wearing what's referred to as a "Canadian tuxedo" - jeans and a jean jacket - when we meet. He loves cruising around on his ...…
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
Jonathan, Carmela, and Chris got together after a recording last week and recorded this bonus episode. It's a non-standard episode where we have some fun with the board game called Zero. Heads up parents, there is some swearing in this one so it's not the best choice to listen with your kids. Enjoy!
 
I went to my first teenage wedding my senior year of high school. A few weeks shy of homecoming. It felt like playing dress-up when I picked out a waffle iron from a Target gift registry, signing the gift from myself and my high school sweetheart. We drove in his parents' truck, make-believing we were grownups before heading back to our respect ...…
 
Today commemorates the end of the Siege of Bonnerwack. It is the Feast Day of Mosquitoes, and in the garden, there are sunflowers. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
In 2010 a new species of frog was discovered in the forests of Vietnam. Sadly deforestation is threatening the habitat these little frogs depend on, putting their very future at risk.
 
Do you ever think of turning your ideas into a reality? With CNC machining and CAM software, you can turn a block of metal into anything you want. Special guest Joel Johnson, founder of BoXZY, helps us understand how to do it.
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
If you've ever been to an international airport, you've probably seen one of the keenest spotters of illegal contraband - The Beagle Brigade! These cute dogs aren't after drugs or bombs, they're carefully trained to sniff out agricultural products. Learn all about this furry group of crime stoppers in today's episode.…
 
"Are you looking for Tymon? He's inside waiting for you."She wore pajamas and sunglasses. The afternoon was fading, and we were standing in the middle of the street in a quiet suburb of Gdansk, Poland, in front of a three-story red brick home surrounded by a black iron fence. A blue tricycle was turned over in the drive.I introduced myself and ...…
 
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Damn Interesting
 
The story of a tragic hotel fire of Rube Goldberg proportions.By podcast@damninteresting.com (DamnInteresting.com).
 
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Every Little Thing
 
Get to know your most intimate animal companions. They already know a lot about you. Listen to Gimlet's newest show, The Pitch, on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen! Our Sponsors Casper – Get $50 towards any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/elt and using promo code “ELT” Synchrony Financial WordPress – go to wordpress.com/ELT to get ...…
 
Pastor Drom is still here, and concerned about the working conditions among personifications of time. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
In 1629, a Dutch trading vessel struck a reef off the coast of Australia, marooning 180 people on a tiny island. As they struggled to stay alive, their leader descended into barbarity, gathering a band of cutthroats and killing scores of terrified castaways. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll document the brutal history ...…
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
 
Tim has returned from a trip to Europe, and boy does he want to talk about the airports he flew into and out of. But first we discuss bringing suits to dry cleaners and try to make sense of the novelty t-shirts of the 1990s.This episode is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. For a limited time, get your 1st month of the Executive Razor with a tube ...…
 
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Tell Me Something I Don't Know
 
Major Garrett, Alexandra Petri and Robby Mook are panelists in Washington, D.C. The CBS Chief White House Correspondent, the Washington Post humor columnist, and Hillary Clinton's campaign manager step out of the swamp for some more light-hearted politics: from foreign cars to the last state in the union. Femi Oke is fact-checker.…
 
Cheick Tiote, the much loved former Newcastle United player collapsed and died while training with Chinese side Beijing Enterprises earlier this month. His death and that of other black footballers have caused some commentators to ask – are African or black players more likely to die while playing than other people? The data of footballers deat ...…
 
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The Why Factor
 
All over the world this summer young people are sitting exams which will have a big impact on their future. In some places, a single exam might determine whether and where candidates go on to university, their future earning potential, and even their marriage prospects. Given the stakes, it is easy to see why so many cultures place great import ...…
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
We experienced a huge first in today's episode. I think you'll be surprised when you learn what it is. This weeks show is hosted by Warhead Patrick Smith in a guest appearance and is a triple threat match between Jonathan and the team of Chris and special guest Katie Sekelsky from www.inklingtrivia.com. Enjoy!…
 
— об украинской теме сетевые находки: — Тест вашего пассивного словарного запаса http://www.myvocab.info/ — стандарты принятые в РФ для траслитерации имен с кириллицы на латиницу http://transliteratciia.ru/ Radio Grinch Podcast на Patreon Традиционные способы поддержки Listen to «Radio Grinch 97 (о Шарии и Украинской теме)» on Spreaker. http:// ...…
 
The first of a 3-part series on Le Mars, Iowa from the 1930's. Le Mars was thrust into the national spotlight by the actions of just one man: a successful lawyer named T.M. Zink, who left nearly his entire estate for the establishment of a very unusual library. Listen to this podcast to determine whether Zink was truly mad or simply playing a g ...…
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
In this week's SYSK Select episode, yes, your brain may have just flash-dried from boredom at the thought of learning about maps, but it turns out they are a lot more than just tools for navigation. Maps are two-dimensional representations of how we imagine our world, with imagine being the operative word since every map in existence is riddled ...…
 
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