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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
 
Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together. Subscribe to get new guides every two weeks.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Every Little Thing
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Who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? 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 elt@gimletmedia.com. Every Little Thing is produced by Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.
 
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The Dark Side Of
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Most people have no idea what's hiding behind their favorite things. We dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything. The Dark Side Of​ is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
 
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TED Radio Hour
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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.
 
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Part-Time Genius
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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.
 
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The Forum
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Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
 
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The Why Factor
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The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
 
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Futility Closet
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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.
 
The Moncrieff team take a closer look at the everyday items that changed our world.
 
What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How To!, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg ("The Power of Habit") takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.
 
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Decoder Ring
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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 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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No Dumb Questions
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A science guy from the deep south (Destin) and a humanities guy from the wild west (Matt Whitman) discuss deep questions with varying levels of maturity.
 
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Let Me Google That
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Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole.
 
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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The Symbolic World
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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.
 
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The BrainFood Show
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The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain.
 
Quiz Quiz Bang Bang is a weekly pub trivia practice podcast. For three weeks out of the month it is straight questions and answers as read by the hosts Annie and David Flora. Once a month we invite friends to join us for a live game of quiz bang trivia to add the humor, thought processes and fun. The show’s format is 4 rounds of 4 questions each with a quick-fire Bang Bang Round after Round 2. After Round 4, a final Big Bang round caps off the show with 3 questions, the answers of which are ...
 
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.
 
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Go Fact Yourself
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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 ...
 
Stupid Genius is the brainchild of YouTuber, Emma Chamberlain. In every episode she takes a puzzling question, like "Why do onions make us cry?," and is given three guesses to try to solve it. Will she be able to do it? Listen every Thursday to find out!
 
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What If Series
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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…?”.
 
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood, “Make Me Smart with Kai & Molly” is a weekly podcast about the economy, technology and culture. In a time when the world is moving faster than ever, this podcast is where we unpack complex topics, together. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.
 
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Radio 4 Quiz
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Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
 
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The Story Behind
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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.
 
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Encyclopodia
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Trivia. Fleeting Obsessions. Love of the Random.
 
Amazing adventures hosted by Simon, the one and only Fact Finding Frog! Totally full of true facts, excellent sound effects, cool music, and Simon's jokes!
 
Each week, Melissa Kirsch & Alice Bradley of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
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.
 
The Good News Podcast is your daily reminder that not all news is bad, produced by Colleen and Neil. 👁
 
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
 
Have you ever wondered if there’s a natural way to lower your high blood pressure, guard against Alzheimers, lose weight, and feel better? Well as it turns out there is. Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, founder of NutritionFacts.org, and author of the instant New York Times bestseller “How Not to Die” celebrates evidence-based nutrition to add years to our life and life to our years.
 
Trivial Warfare Blitz is a fast paced trivia game from the folks who brought you the original Trivial Warfare. Each Blitz episode features 3 players competing with each other to answer the most rapid fire questions and claim trivial superiority.
 
We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Neil Gaiman, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maria Popova, and many more . . . You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? So ...
 
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Cold Case Files
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Based on the iconic, Emmy-nominated series on A&E, this show explores some of the most difficult-to-solve murders, which stymied investigators and went cold, sometimes for decades. In fact, one-third of all murders in America remain open. But thanks to dogged investigators and breakthroughs in forensic technology, these cases become part of the rare 1% of cold cases that are ever solved. Hosted by Brooke Gittings ("Convicted" and "Actual Innocence") and featuring the voice of original Cold C ...
 
We explore ideas and practices once believed to be true but no longer. Each dead idea is explored in all its glorious eccentricity.For example, discover miasma, the theory that plague comes from stinky air; or the medical diagnosis of hysteria, which holds that women's wombs wander around their bodies causing trouble.Join us on a fun romp through the history of ideas that didn’t quite stand the test of time.
 
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
 
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Smash Boom Best
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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
 
A weekly twenty question trivia quiz podcast.
 
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The Daily Dose
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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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Queer as Fact
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Queer history podcast covering content from around the world and throughout time.
 
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Whether you’re in the mood to surf some waves or binge some TV, this episode of Go Fact Yourself is for you! As an actor, Quinn Cummings saw success at an early age. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the film The Goodbye Girl. It was a great experience, but one that put a bit of a strain on her relationship with her mother… and her ...…
 
Today we explore the best foods to counteract autism, childhood infections and cognitive defects. This episode features audio from Best Foods for Autism, Best Food to Prevent Common Childhood Infections, and Flame-Retardant Pollutants & Child Development. Visit the video pages for all sources and doctor’s notes related to this podcast.…
 
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, today's episode is on the 19th-century Zuni craftsperson and ambassador, We'wha. Join us as we discuss We'wha's lhamana gender, their meeting with President Grover Cleveland, and how they single-handedly forced 27 US soldiers into retreat. If you enjoy this episode, consider supporting us on Patreon, ch ...…
 
In 1972, the year I was born, there was apparently a famous TV ad for Geritol. My guest today describes it thus: “…a husband spoke to the camera while his wife draped herself over his shoulder, smiling like something between a model and the brainwashed resident of a creepy commune…”My wife’s incredible. She took care of the baby all day, cooked ...…
 
In the late 1980s, the United States experienced a "Satanic Panic," leading parents to fear for the safety of their children. But were there any real examples of Satanic ritual abuse? Find out this and more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers…
 
In the late 1980s, the United States experienced a "Satanic Panic," leading parents to fear for the safety of their children. But were there any real examples of Satanic ritual abuse? Find out this and more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers…
 
Whether you’re in the mood to surf some waves or binge some TV, this episode of Go Fact Yourself is for you! As an actor, Quinn Cummings saw success at an early age. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the film The Goodbye Girl. It was a great experience, but one that put a bit of a strain on her relationship with her mother… and her ...…
 
Discussing Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banjeree and Michael Kremer’s economics Nobel Prize.By BBC Radio 4.
 
John McLaughlin is the former deputy director of the CIA. He writes a regular column on OZY called “Global Eye: Foreign Affairs Through an Intelligence Lens,” and teaches at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). President Donald Trump’s decision to remove the small contingent of United States troops rem ...…
 
Colleen and Neil share an update about a story that we've been following since the early days of The Good News Podcast.By The Good News Podcast.
 
Anger is universal and complex: it can be quiet, festering, justified, vengeful, and destructive. This hour, TED speakers explore the many sides of anger, why we need it, and who's allowed to feel it. Guests include psychologists Ryan Martin and Russell Kolts, writer Soraya Chemaly, former talk radio host Lisa Fritsch, and business professor Da ...…
 
This week's rounds are Music (Annual Anthems), Spain, Literature, and 5 by 15 (with guest hosts, the Trivia Rogues). The music is Krestovsky, with Spain.By James Carter.
 
When Haley Pavone, founder of Pashion Footwear, pitches her innovative high-heeled shoe business to (overwhelmingly male) sneaker-wearing venture capitalists, she often suggests that they discuss the idea with their wives. Those who follow the 23-year-old's advice tend to return less skeptical and more intrigued, she says. "It's worked every ti ...…
 
Emma has experienced a plethora of earthquakes, but thankfully, she's never seen a tornado. She'll conjecture why tornadoes start at all. Then, she'll get into her trip to Paris, why she relies on her parents to take her Instagram photos, and her current obsession with matcha.By Emma Chamberlain and Ramble.
 
A rash of UFO sightings kicks off a new spike in America’s UFO fever and new headaches for the Air Force, which continues to reluctantly investigate. After becoming a laughingstock for its limp explanations, the Air Force looks for an exit from the UFO biz. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers…
 
A rash of UFO sightings kicks off a new spike in America’s UFO fever and new headaches for the Air Force, which continues to reluctantly investigate. After becoming a laughingstock for its limp explanations, the Air Force looks for an exit from the UFO biz. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers…
 
Domesticated cats are thought to have started living alongside humans more than 9000 years ago. Unlike dogs, it's believed cats domesticated themselves, entering the homes of early arable farmers in the Fertile Crescent to control the rodent population. Since then, they've been worshipped, vilified and revered by various societies around the wo ...…
 
We have come to the final showdown in Wave 7 of Blitz. We have 3 great champions going head to head to see who will win and go on to represent Wave 7 in the Season 3 championship. Enjoy!By Jonathan Oakes.
 
You're motivated to make a change and run for office. But where do you even begin? NPR politics reporter Miles Parks explains how to navigate campaign fundraising, door-knocking, and building a "kitchen cabinet."By NPR.
 
We've changed things up a bit this week and sat down to debate where we think engineering and man-kind will be in the next 20 years. We give our views on the future of energy (comparing solar vs wind), if humans will live on Mars anytime soon, and much more! We even end things up with a few bold predictions. Take a listen and let us know what y ...…
 
In 1933, a young man was walking through a busy train station in India when he was pricked in the arm by a man walking in the opposite direction. He would soon be dead and the shocking truth as to how and who murdered him was revealed. Also, learn when the sale of color televisions exceeded those of black and white, a man who invented a polariz ...…
 
Why is there a bull on the Elmer's glue bottle? What did kids use to carry their books around before they had backpacks? And why does a giant cone tree get everyone excited about starting school in Germany? Will and Mango dig deep into their Trapper Keepers to bring you some stories you definitely didn't learn in school. Learn more about your a ...…
 
In 2016, Justin Lippert bought a bike off Craigslist and competed in his first triathlon. Three years later, he's won five national championships, mostly wearing nothing but a smile and a pink watermelon Speedo. On the surface, he's a bit of a caricature: half-naked, tan, muscled with a handlebar mustache and backward trucker hat. His voracious ...…
 
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideossubscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageaupaypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageauThe Joker movie has been causing outrage in mainstream media channels, and it is not clear why at first glance, and so I break down some of the narrative structures to sh ...…
 
Colleen and Neil share a very Stranger Things-esque tale about kid detectives helping to solve a mystery.By The Good News Podcast.
 
Ambrose Bierce was a journalist and writer of short stories. He also disappeared rather mysteriously. Listen in and learn of the various theories on what happened to him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Ambrose Bierce was a journalist and writer of short stories. He also disappeared rather mysteriously. Listen in and learn of the various theories on what happened to him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Colombian artist Doris Salcedo's work is influenced by her experiences of life growing up in Colombia. Take a listen to this week's lesson with Elizabeth-Ann Macgregor, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
 
Actor, activist, and author Diane Guerrero joins Jonathan to blow his mind and open our eyes to something many Americans have experienced but isn't talked about enough. Diane is an outspoken advocate for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform and has worked with Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino ci ...…
 
Another day, another trivia podcast! We have a fun variety of questions, from "Whose law states that bad money drives out good money?" to " In the movie Speed, dropping below what speed will blow up the bus?" to "Who was Elvis Presley's manager?" Find out in this episode! If you like this one, check out Episode 9 for more fun trivia! Music Hot ...…
 
What happens to our clothes when we’re done with them, they go out of style or just lose a button? Maybe we donate them, or sell them, but too often we throw them away. And that’s to say nothing about how they’re produced — The clothes we wear are tied to climate change as what we eat or how we get around. And in recent years, the impact of clo ...…
 
Simon Tierney joined Sean in studio for this week's 'Stuff That Changed The World' , this week Simon featured The Mirror.
 
Today contestants from Scotland & the North of England compete, hosted by Paul GambacciniBy BBC Radio 4.
 
Winding up at a Malay wedding in a village close to the Batu Caves, dressed in Adidas running pants and a zip hood ... it's not how I thought the afternoon would pan out after joining a local climbing group in Kuala Lumpur and completing one of the most challenging climbs of my life. But that's the Malaysian tradition of hospitality, boleh ("ca ...…
 
How many times have you looked at your phone so far today? Do you feel like you’re choosing to look, or automatically craving it when you ought to be enjoying life? In this episode of How To! we get advice from Jia Tolentino, New Yorker writer and author of Trick Mirror, who spends hours on the phone every day for her job. And Cal Newport, auth ...…
 
Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks.
 
A mysterious set of bones is discovered in the California wilderness, more than a decade after a 13-year-old boy was reported missing. The new information sets detectives on a path to catch a dangerous predator. Live better with NOOM! Sign up for your trial today at www.noom.com/coldcase - Track meal habits, visualize portion sizes, and see cal ...…
 
We all want our kids to succeed, but that doesn't mean running math drills. Author Kathy Hirsh-Pasek explains the "six C's" that kids need to thrive and why raising brilliant kids starts with redefining brilliant.By NPR.
 
SPONSORED BY: HELLOFRESH For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com/ndq80 and use promo code ndq80 during checkout! The Jordan Harbinger Podcast STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE Willow Soundtrack Billy Barty Warwick Davis Fault Tree Analysis Kool-Aid Man Luke 14:7-11 Washington and Lafayette CONNECT WITH NO DUMB QUESTIONS: Support ...…
 
Why would a garden-gloved thief lift a water lily from a botanical garden in London? ELT gets to the root of a rare plant heist. Guests: Carlos Magdalena, botanical horticulturist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, and author of The Plant Messiah. Nick Johnson, horticultural manager of Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman. Than ...…
 
Why would a garden-gloved thief lift a water lily from a botanical garden in London? ELT gets to the root of a rare plant heist. Guests: Carlos Magdalena, botanical horticulturist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, and author of The Plant Messiah. Nick Johnson, horticultural manager of Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman. Than ...…
 
In the second and final part exploring intuition Nastaran Tavakoli-Far speaks to cricket players who used data to win championships and hears about business leaders who trumpet their successes and forget the times their intuition led to failure. She talks to psychologists and Nobel Prize winners about why we get so attached to our intuitions an ...…
 
It's here! It's finally here! After a full year of development, our new show the History of Sex is here. Cruise on over to The History of Sex on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get podcasts. Also, an announcement: next month, we will have more Dead Ideas!By B. T. Newberg.
 
Is this creepy abandoned park full of presidential busts in Virginia a symbol for our crumbling democracy?! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
 
As a young composer, Edd Kalehoff was looking for his break. In the early 70s he struck gold, writing the theme song and music cues for The Price Is Right. Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate. If ...…
 
A man makes a smart investment in a Chicago area business and turns it into trees.By The Good News Podcast.
 
Christmas. Valentine’s Day. National Dessert Day? The idea that consumerism drives the holiday season is nothing new, but the extent of the connection may run deeper than we realize.By Parcast Network.
 
Ferdinand Demara earned his reputation as the Great Impostor: For over 22 years he criss-crossed the country, posing as everything from an auditor to a zoologist and stealing a succession of identities to fool his employers. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll review Demara's motivation, morality, and techniques -- and t ...…
 
Do you ever find yourself spending way too much time worrying about what people think of you? Are you ready to let those needless concerns go to focus on other, more important things? This week on The Upgrade, we’re working through our issues with Mark Manson, author of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck,” as well as revisiting our interview ...…
 
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