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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.
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Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves. Get more brainy miscellany with TED Radio Hour+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/ted
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How To!

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You’ve got questions. Together, we get answers. We all need advice, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to turn. Each week, Courtney Martin and Carvell Wallace bring a listener on to the show to solve their toughest problems with the help of world-class experts. It’s free therapy, and you’re invited.
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Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, host Marielle Segarra talks to experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together. Want another life hack? Try Life Kit+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks an exclusive sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/lifekit
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Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quizmasters including Paul Gambaccini, Kirsty Lang and Russell Davies.
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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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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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Part quiz show, part offbeat trivia, 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 que ...
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Triviality is a weekly pub trivia-style game show where a lack of seriousness meets a little bit of knowledge. Join our hosts every Tuesday to play along with our fast-paced game, enjoy monthly bonus episodes and mini-tournaments or simply enjoy the clash of intellect and personalities. This is TRIVIALITY. Hosted by: Ken, Matt, Neal, and Jeff.
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emma prefers to share her thoughts with a microphone rather than a physical human being, so thank god she has a podcast. recorded from the comfort of her bed...and some other fun places, emma talks at length about whatever is on her mind every week. anything really does go on this podcast. sometimes philosophy, sometimes a random story from 10 years ago, sometimes advice, sometimes fun interviews, and sometimes nothing at all. you never know what you are going to get, but that’s what keeps i ...
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Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. New episode every Sunday! Brought to you by Water Cooler Trivia (watercoolertrivia.com). *Content Warning* Language, comic mischief, & weird stuff! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/letmegooglethat/support
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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Sony Music Entertainment / Jonathan Van Ness

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Join Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye) each week as they explore everything under (and sometimes beyond!) the sun with scientists, historians, activists, entertainers, and other brilliant guest experts. New episodes of Getting Curious drop on Wednesdays. On Mondays, join us for Pretty Curious. our podcast on all things beauty! Subscribe to Extra Curious for exclusive episodes of Ask JVN, where Jonathan's answering your questions about sex, dating, and more. You can follow Getting Curious on Inst ...
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Each weekday, Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal and Kimberly Adams make today make sense. Along with our supersmart listeners, we break down happenings in tech, the economy and culture. Every Tuesday we bring on a guest to dive deeper into one important topic. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.
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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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Fun Fact

Arik Devens and Allen Pike

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Once a month, Arik Devens and Allen Pike take turns sharing fun facts. Practical, historical, technical, and trivial facts all deserve their fair shake.
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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 ...
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Smash Boom Best is a funny, smart debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! from APM Studios. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best: Pikachu vs. Mario, Lollipops vs. Popcorn, Flamingos vs. Axolotls, Mermaids vs. Bigfoot, Cats vs. Dogs, Spiderman vs. Batman, Refrigerators vs. Toilets, Minecraft vs. Lego… the list goes on. Our star-studded line-up of debaters use facts and passion to make th ...
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Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong quiz the smartest celebrities they know to find out why they love what they love! 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!
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Explain Like I'm Five, aka ELI5, is the mini-podcast series where we take the questions you always wanted to ask, and talk about them in a way that is easy to understand. Made possible by the amazing reddit community at r/explainlikeimfive. See episode show notes for user credits.
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Public radio's game show of bluff and bluster, words and whimsy. The warmest, wittiest cocktail party - it's spirited and civil, brainy and boisterous, peppered with musical interludes. Fast paced and playful, it's the most fun you can have with language without getting your mouth washed out with soap. Our motto: It's not important to know the answers, it's important to like the answers!
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Quizzes, informative topics, trivia game reviews, and laughs. You can find all this and more inside Trivia Rogues Podcast! Join Billy, Don, Jeff, and Shana as we take a journey through the triviasphere to become better players and better people. Trivia and game lovers of all levels can enjoy 2 shows a month while also enjoying a large selection of past episodes to take a break from their lives and laugh and relax with us!
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"Stuff I Never Knew" is your go-to trivia game show podcast that tests your knowledge with facts you might never have encountered before. Hosted by the enthusiastic Jeff Revilla, the show welcomes three guests each week from different walks of life, who battle it out over three rounds of high stakes trivia. The trivia topics are diverse, and each round has its own unique theme, like "Who Said That? Selena Gomez or Spiderman" or "Video Games, Flags, Fast Food Founders and Name 5". The final f ...
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Looking for a science comedy podcast that doesn't skimp on the details? We've got you. Join us once a month as three different science stories are dissected every month by the trio behind comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd. Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney are experts at investigating things that might not seem particularly interesting on the surface, but become fascinating when you get down to the nitty and / or g ...
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Fourplay, hosted by Carmela Smith, is a game show that tests a player's ability to make a connection. Contestants are given four different sets of four words in 2 minute intervals and are challenged to find the connections between the words in each set and then the connection between the sets themselves. Think you have what it takes to be a four time champion? There's only one way to find out. Welcome to FourPlay FourPlay is an Oakes Media Group podcast.
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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 1196, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: April Fools' Day 1: The United States sent up Tiros I, the 1st satellite of this kind, April 1, 1960. weather satellite. 2: Rachmaninoff and Rostand, to name two. April 1 Birthdays. 3: This silent movie "hunchback" whose parents were…
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Oakland 5 patron Karl Krueger hosts this week’s awesome episode. Oakland 5 patron Saya Robison teams up with Matt to face off against Ken and Neal. Neal’s nickname is revealed in this rather sporting affair, where teams find out who the girl with the minuteman tattoo is. Which team will become this week’s Cream of the Crop? Supporters: https://www.…
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This week Ben is back baby! That's right, Mr Literature himself is back in the hosts chair and we're doing our best to create tension in a newly married couple :-D. Jonathan team's up with Rachel Shuman against the team of Kent Buxton and Patrick Barker. I think you'll love it! Note - The first question of the episode is a question about an adult w…
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A new week means new questions! Hope you have fun with these! At which California prison did Johnny Cash record a live concert in 1968? What was the name of the bull terrier dog used for an extensive ad campaign marketing Bud Light beer in the late 1980s? What is the more common term for a contusion? What type of mammal follows the . (Dot) in a fil…
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Supported by the Patrons who are awesome and chose to support at: COMPANY CAM - Go to https://companycam.com/ and make sure you select Podcasts and enter NDQ when they ask how you heard about them! PATREON - patreon.com/nodumbquestions Thanks, Andrew MacPherson! STUFF IN THIS EPISODE: NDQ 149 - The Truth About Wrestling The Locksmith - Brandon Will…
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Today, we’re talking about the different efforts to invest in artificial intelligence. First up, guest host Lily Jamali breaks down Argentina’s endeavor to turn the country into an AI hub. Then, we’ll discuss the use of AI and deepfakes in India’s election in an attempt to reach voters. Later, we’ll smile about America’s first Black astronaut candi…
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If you’re as obsessed with Dieux Skin’s Forever Eye Mask as we are, then this episode is for you! Co-founder Charlotte Palermino joins Jonathan to share her unique perspective on the beauty industry. From developing brand loyalty through offering products you only need to purchase once, to how we can spot misinformation in a world overflowing with …
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Many parents share photos and videos of their babies and children on social media. But there are potential dangers to constantly posting about your kid online, says Leah Plunkett, a faculty member of Harvard Law School who specializes in children, family law and technology. This episode, Plunkett explains what adults should consider about a kid's p…
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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 1195, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Win Win Situation. With Win in quotes 1: Flavor of Life Saver that may set off sparks in your mouth. wint o green. 2: Native Americans who lived in the Green Bay area (Their name is now on mobile homes). Winnebago. 3: Buzz Aldrin's r…
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Did you know the guy who made the new movie Unfrosted is the same guy who created The Marriage Ref? And also he apparently had a sitcom in the 90s and appeared on The Tonight Show doing stand-up comedy. This week we're talking about Jerry Seinfeld, a weird, rich misanthrope. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Not…
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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 1194, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: And The Award Goes To... 1: This nutty comic won a 1996 National Society of Film Critics award for his role as "The Nutty Professor". Eddie Murphy. 2: Barbara Walters' "20/20" co-host, in 1998 he was awarded the Children's Champion A…
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On Halloween 1938 young radio star Orson Welles scared the pants off of America with a fictional news bulletin claiming Martians had landed and were destroying the country. People across the nation ran wild with panic in the streets – or did they? Listen to this classic episode to find out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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Among all the talk about ‘knowledge economy’ it is easy to forget that universal schooling is a relatively new phenomenon. Mandated first in a few European countries in the 18th century, it did not reach many others until the 20th. And the idea that women have an equal right to be educated frequently encountered stiff opposition, often from the pri…
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It’s long been known that marriage is associated with happiness in survey data. But are falling marriage rates in the US dragging down the mood of the whole nation? We investigate the statistical relationships with Professor Sam Peltzman from the University of Chicago, and Professor John Helliwell, from the University of British Columbia. Presenter…
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Prices have been rising for pretty much everything these days. And for some, it’s raising the cost of making friends as more folks turn to paid activities like art classes and happy hours to socialize. We’ll get into it. And, we’ll explain the latest scandal that’s left the Supreme Court in a bind. Plus, we’ll weigh in on Chuck E. Cheese animatroni…
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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 1193, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Phrases Literally Translated 1: Don't overcook the pasta--I like it "to the tooth". al dente. 2: I was just walking down the street and I had a sudden sense of "already seen". déja vu. 3: I see you've positioned the bed according to …
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Twivia is what bwings us togewer on a bwand new episode of Go Fact Yourself! In this episode… Guest Co-host: Muffy Marracco is a renowned trivia expert, often seen on the Game Show Network. She also previously appeared on episode 120 of Go Fact Yourself. Guests: Buzzy Cohen is a “Jeopardy!” champion and “Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions” champion.…
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In this conversation with Paul Kingsnorth, we discuss his main takeaways from his Substack series on The Machine, technology, artificial intelligence and silicon valley, civilization, principalities, the act of creation and desiring to be God, yet also creating the space for our annihilation. We also touch on environmentalism, storytelling, and art…
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For a limited time - Check out our archives at https://www.saysyou.net/store/ From Oak Room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, MA with host Richard Sher Stereo Left: Carolyn Faye Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons Stereo Right: Tony Kahn, Harriet Reisen, Barry Nolan Music: Milton Academy Jazz Combo 2007 Round 1: Inamorati Round 2: Bluff (gork) Ro…
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"Reduce, reuse, recycle." We've heard that for decades - but does it work? This hour, TED speakers reimagine the well-known slogan and reconsider how we think about what we consume and throw away. Guests include right-to-repair advocate Gay Gordon-Byrne, materials scientist Andrew Dent, technologist Jamie Beard and animal scientist Ermias Kebreab. …
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Inflation isn’t going anywhere, and listeners wanna know what’s up with two of the government’s inflation measures. Today, we’re answering some nerdy econ questions about the consumer price index and personal consumption expenditures price index. We’ll also answer questions about how the Supreme Court gets funded and the ins and outs of joint fundr…
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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 1192, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: The Century Of The Crime 1: Bernie Madoff pleads guilty to money laundering, fraud and a bunch of other stuff. the 21st century. 2: Charlotte Corday kills Marat, is not sad. the 18th century. 3: Lewis Payne causes William Seward pain…
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Will and Mango are determined to figure out the origin of the emergency hotline. From the strange reason people used to call up funeral home directors after an accident, to the incredible train robbery that was stopped using a makeshift phone, to the heartbreaking ways that emergency operators learn to cope on the job, this week we're dialing up a …
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Today’s debate is a friendly debate between two groups of special besties. It’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. My Little Pony! Putting on the bandana for team Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is actor and improviser Alsa Bruno, while playwright and performer Heather Meyer is ready to sparkle for team My Little Pony. Which buddy bunch will be crowned …
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[video available on spotify] i love fashion but i wouldn't consider myself a fashion nerd. i'm not super educated on the history of fashion and so that’s why i'm excited to speak to richard thompson ford. he’s a stanford law professor and fashion history expert. richard’s also the author of several books, including “dress codes: how the laws of fas…
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A visit to the gynecologist isn't just an essential part of your health routine. It's an opportunity to ask questions about your reproductive health, from birth control to painful periods to a decreased interest in sex. Dr. Rachel Bervell, co-founder of The Black OBGYN Project, explains how women and trans or non-binary people can structure their n…
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Today, we’re diving into Bumble’s controversial anti-celibacy ad campaign, what it says about the state of dating apps and why some women are joining the anti-patriarchy movement. It’s time for a Kimberly rant. Plus, more updates on the Baltimore bridge collapse. Later, we’ll get queasy about cicadas and smiley about puppies! Here’s everything we t…
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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 1191, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Go To H. With H in quotation marks 1: It's the medical term for bad breath. halitosis. 2: Buzz in when you know this one -- in ancient times, this sweet, sticky liquid was used to treat wounds. Honey. 3: At best, it's a computer enth…
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