Best Facts and Trivia podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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TED Radio Hour
Weekly
 
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.
 
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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Every Little Thing
Monthly+
 
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 elt@gimletmedia.com. 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.
 
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
 
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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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The Forum
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Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
 
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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.
 
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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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 ...
 
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
 
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
 
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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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…?”.
 
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Radio 4 Quiz
Weekly
 
Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
 
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 Good News Podcast is your daily reminder that not all news is bad, produced by Colleen and Neil. 👁
 
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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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 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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Let Me Google That
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Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole.
 
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Encyclopodia
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Trivia. Fleeting Obsessions. Love of the Random.
 
A weekly twenty question trivia quiz podcast.
 
Spend sixty minutes of your life listening and learning about this week’s Important Thing.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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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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Decoder Ring
Monthly
 
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.
 
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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 Hidden Almanac
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Interesting "Facts" every M-W-F
 
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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, 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 ...
 
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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.
 
David Baddiel tries to make sense of some apparently puzzling topics.
 
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Go Fact Yourself
Monthly+
 
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 ...
 
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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
 
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Simply Complex
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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 ...
 
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Wikisurfer
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Brandon Fibbs & Kyle Sullivan each pick a starting topic on Wikipedia, crack it open, and see what hides inside. Follow where curiosity leads.
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front ...
 
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Intercourse
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Intercourse is a collection of conversations about everyday life. Guests share their ideas about topics ranging from productivity and motivation to health and happiness. The podcast is hosted by Ali Abdaal, a Cambridge University medicine graduate who now works as a junior doctor.
 
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Debatable
Weekly
 
New episode every Thursday at 11AM PT!Be part of the show at Patreon.com/KindaFunnyWatch the free video version at YouTube.com/KindaFunnyEvery week Jared Petty hosts a game show where 2 contestants debate over Top 10 lists.
 
Play along with the guests (all pub trivia staff or hosts) to figure out the answer to the questions. Each episode is a quick 20-30 minutes and features multiple interesting facts from random categories that vary each week, so you'll never know what you're going to learn about!We may write the questions... but We Don't Know Either.
 
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After the Fact
Monthly+
 
After the Fact is Claremorris Community Radio's weekly trivia quiz show. Think of it as a cross between QI and Sesame Street.
 
Every week, we present a fast and fun trivia game where general knowledge is taste-tested from a specific topic...or specific knowledge on a general topic. Either way, the delicious bits of trivia minutiae will be served up, piping hot!
 
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Facts Machine
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Facts Machine is a podcast by and for people who are curious about everything — but especially the things that make them laugh. Scientists by day and pub trivia hosts by night, Emily, Noah, and Rob leverage their scientific curiosity and delight in obscure minutiae to bring you a podcast that explores life’s silliest, most unexpected, and outright awe-inspiring stories. And puns. So many puns.
 
Two professional quizmasters ask each other and guests their favorite questions of the week, while providing additional information and commentary. Learn interesting bits of trivia knowledge, discover what goes into crafting a good trivia question or team name, laugh at the hosts many moments of ignorance and pure stupidity and more on the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast!Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast is hosted by two independent quizmasters from Southwest Florida, Lee Breshnyda (Know Nonsense Tr ...
 
Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
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In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: "How was your day?" Ray "Jizzy Mac" SadeghiLas VegasAt 15, I was starving and sleeping on floors; I'd been shot at twice and barely had enough money to buy a 99-cent Arizona iced tea. I was forced into street life.I had been raised in an ...…
 
The 17th Century Queen Njinga was among the most successful of Africa's rulers in resisting European colonialism: she defied no fewer than 13 different Portuguese governors of modern-day Angola and ruled the kingdoms of Ndongo and Matamba for over three decades. She was no ordinary person, the warrior Queen. She was a fearless fighter, a milita ...…
 
Welcome To The Foundation! On this Episode of the FOUNDATION, Host Sot EL Welcomes back A Very Special Guest Kris El. With Over 6 Years of Independent Study, Research and Application of the Fundamental Essentials of Common-Law, The U.S. Tax Code, Trust Law, Banking Law, Accounting and All It's Application As It Pertains To Man and Women. An Awa ...…
 
Shauna and Dan determine the difference between 'whet your appetite' and 'wet your whistle' in this two-part set. First up, we learn all about sharpening your desire by whetting your appetite! #BunnyTrails www.bunnytrailspod.com www.patreon.com/bunnytrailspod
 
This OZY original series looks at how robots will transform everything from where you work to how you work out. This OZY series introduces you to the robots of tomorrow that will change how you live. This OZY original series looks at how robots will transform everything from where you work to how you work out. T+2 is catchy Wall Street jargon f ...…
 
Tigers are making a come back and China makes a good choice; banning ivoryBy The Good News Podcast.
 
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 ...…
 
Who hasn’t wished in their life for the ability to fly, be invisible, read minds, or have super strength? If you’ve never desired any of these powers, no doubt theres another power you have. Movies and comic books have made these type of abilities attractive for many years. How exciting the world would be if we could use our abilities to fight ...…
 
I'm thinking we all know the end result of the Manhattan Project, but not everyone knows the means to that end. From petitioning the president to unknown laboratories around the country (and world!), there are endless secrets to unpack. And hey...why is it even named the Manhattan Project when the work happened in Los Alamos??We break down how ...…
 
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 ...…
 
This week in the dojo, we celebrate our 50th show with a blast from the past! The Kumate continues,with Sensei Neil challenging the hard charging Kels, with Andy and Davo hoping to delay his ascendancy. Thank you all for 50, and tune in so we can do 50 more!
 
Поколение Американцев ч.2 Baby Boomers Русские Стэнд ап комики (Иван Абрамов, Дмитрий Романов, Алексей Щербаков) Сериал «Ненастье» P.S.Ted talk about Baby Bommers (English) by Richard Adler скачать подкаст mp3скачать подкаст mp3 Поддержи подкаст Radio Grinch на Patreon
 
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 ...…
 
National Geographic Explorer Claire Fieseler joins Nick, Lindsey and Michael to discuss their interesting facts, ocean exploration, and the creations of famous authors.
 
Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by Mike Kiniry, host and co-creator of WGCU's Thee Song Stories Podcast for an all music trivia episode. Round One WHAT ALBUM? - On what album would you find Queen's hit song "Bohemian Rhapsody"? MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS - What singer-songwriter wrote songs for the movies Walk Hard and Get Him to the Greek? Dan Bern ...…
 
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. Stamps.com - 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.
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Arik sells snake oil, Allen extols the virtues of rags, and things get very serious in rural North Dakota. Telsa Model Y The BMW i3’s not-sealed frunk Rag paper A Scientific American article from 1869 on the rag paper process Genuine Snake oil The Canadian film rating system Example of a “Restricted Cougar” trailer: Bijou Rugby claims victory i ...…
 
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 ...…
 
In this anagram word game, contestants unscramble the names of flowers. Don't forget to stop and smell the A BIG ONES!
 
Contestants listen to clips of actors playing real people and then guess the person being portrayed.
 
Retta reflects on trading her career in chemistry for comedy, her "crazy" audition for Parks And Recreation, and what she loves about portraying a fully-realized character on Good Girls.
 
Hut! Hut! Hike! In this game, contestants identify professional sports teams that moved cities, but kept their original geographically-specific names.
 
Get out those guitars: It's music parody time in a word game where the names of famous musical acts are mashed up with regular-people occupations.
 
Good Girls star Retta joins Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton to discuss three NHL trivia questions, one for each period in a regulation game.
 
In this final round, every answer contains at least two of the highest value Scrabble letters: Q, Z, X or J.
 
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 ...…
 
John Nolan hosts After the Fact, CCR's weekly trivia quiz show. In this episode, Anne McLoughlin and Patrick Carthy (blue team) take on Linda Conway and Marcella Connolly (red team). All questions in the show relate to Egypt.By john@tablequiz.net (Claremorris Community Radio).
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...…
 
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