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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Discovery will help you get smarter about the world around you. In less than 15 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more — every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Discovery's Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.
 
The Camp Ojibwa History Podcast is a series of audio interviews with members, past and present, of the Camp Ojibwa family. The podcast will feature people connected to camp from all eras, from the beginning in 1928 to present day. The interviews focus on the individual's memories and their experiences with Camp Ojibwa for Boys, the greatest place on Earth!
 
Join hosts Amy Thomasson and Steve Buja as they take a look back at the very small number of films to have been named the Academy Awards' Best Picture and ask the important question: did it deserve to win? We'll take a look at the other contenders, the politics of awards season, the world events that shaped the year, and of course, reviewing the big winner and how it has withstood the test of time. Hopefully while having a spirited conversation that will, in some cases, be more entertaining ...
 
Starting At Faith: Created by the owner of UFAITH Hoops, Jordan Smith. Starting at Faith is your #1 weekly source of spiritual motivation through God as we highlight the game of basketball. We will feature some of the top basketball players in the world as they share career and personal experiences, but most importantly how all success starts at Faith. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and visit our website at www.ufaithhoops.com. Follow us on all social media handles @ufaithhoops.
 
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Today we review the new album from Finland’s Battle Beast entitled Circus Of Doom.I both love and hate reviewing albums of bands I’ve been able to see perform as well as meet in person. I had the pleasure to interview their vocalist Noora Louihmo a few years back and she couldn’t have been a kinder, more gracious person to speak with. All their mem…
 
Learn about why successful people should reveal their failures; the death of planet WASP-12b; and Dutch “tulip mania.” A Reason to Reveal Your Failures by Kelsey Donk HBS Working Knowledge. (2018, December 11). Why Managers Should Reveal Their Failures. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/hbsworkingknowledge/2018/12/11/why-managers-should-reveal-t…
 
Learn about linguistic “laws” that also show up in nature; and how two California condors were born without fathers. Linguistic "laws" like Zipf’s law of abbreviation and Menzerath’s law also show up in biology, geography, and more by Grant Currin Jonny Thomson. (2021, October 22). The unknown linguistic laws that apply to all life. Big Think; Big …
 
Learn about how a 30-minute workout can boost your body image; the ideal deadline to avoid procrastination; and how climate change could make the day longer. A 30-Minute Workout Is A Surefire Way To Boost Your Body Image by Anna Todd MacMillan, A. (2017, June 16). How to Feel Thinner in 30 Minutes. Time; Time. https://time.com/4821689/exercise-feel…
 
Learn how quitting smoking helps mental health; how to avoid over-practicing; and how to get people to believe science. Quitting smoking is good for your mental health, too by Steffie Drucker Cochrane Review finds stopping smoking is linked to improved mental health. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/w-crf030921.ph…
 
In Daughters of the Night, Nocturna may be redefining symphonic power metal with a grand new innovation. The intreguing aspect to Nocturna is how they utilize two two lead vocalists - the the formidable Grace Darkling and Rehn Stillnight. Both have unique voices; in the context of Noctura, they use similar vocal approaches and roles; and neither is…
 
Learn about where to find David Copperfield’s secrets; a magnetic tunnel surrounding the Earth; and marine mammal tails. More from David Copperfield: Pick up "David Copperfield's History of Magic": https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/David-Copperfields-History-of-Magic/David-Copperfield/9781982112912 Website: https://www.davidcopperfield.com/ Fo…
 
World-famous magician David Copperfield explains the surprising connection between magic and technology. Plus: learn about how ducklings get a speed boost when they swim in a line behind their mother. More from David Copperfield: Pick up "David Copperfield's History of Magic": https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/David-Copperfields-History-of-Mag…
 
In the final episode of the year, Gomthog counts down the best metal albums of 2021!Intro music by CONTRA; intro voice by Veronica Ortiz Rodriguez. The Xhamain track "Eternal Soedad" (Na Alma, 2021) used with permission from the artist; the Everdawn track "Heart of a Lion" (Cleopatra, 2021) used with permission via Earsplit PR.https://itunes.apple.…
 
Learn about why Christmas music sounds like Christmas; the most influential films ever; and the truth behind mistletoe. The stories in this episode originally aired on these dates: December 21, 2018: "Scientists Have Determined the Most Influential Film of All Time" and "Mistletoe Is a Poisonous Parasite ... of Love?" https://omny.fm/shows/curiosit…
 
Learn about why researchers are developing new GMO foods like golden rice; why you underestimate how often others are thinking about you; and how your brain knows when you’re uncomfortable and you need to change your position. FDA's Feed Your Mind website: https://www.fda.gov/food/consumers/agricultural-biotechnology You regularly underestimate how…
 
From Animal Planet comes a new podcast, Dogs 101, where you'll get a rundown of all your favorite dog breeds. Check out the first episode, "Puppies" here. Is there a biological reason why humans are drawn to puppies? How long does a canine pregnancy last, and what's the average litter size? When are puppies able to first see and hear? Find out the …
 
Learn about GMOs with help from Dr. Patrick Cournoyer of the FDA. Plus: a trick for hearing someone in a noisy room. FDA's Feed Your Mind website: https://www.fda.gov/food/consumers/agricultural-biotechnology To hear someone in a noisy room, look at their face by Grant Currin To better understand speech, focus on who is talking. (2021, October 26).…
 
Learn about how saving the whales could help combat climate change; Jupiter’s rings; and why reading makes you carsick. Plus: a major announcement about the future of Curiosity Daily. Saving the whales could help us capture more than a billion tons of CO2 every year by Briana Brownell Nature’s Solution to Climate Change – IMF F&D. (2019). Imf.org. …
 
The Metal Debate journeys to Knoxville TN to talk with Gog and Blind from epic black metallers Summoner's Circle, discussing their latest album "Chaos Vector" and upcoming European tour!Excerpts from the Summoner's Circle track "Chaos Vector" (Blood Blast Distribution, 2021) used with permission from the artist.https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/g…
 
Learn why robots should look like cartoons; why more access to an opioid antidote doesn't make people think heroin is safe; and why dishwashers make knives less sharp. More from Ruth Aylett, professor of computer science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh: Pick up "Living with Robots: What Every Anxious Human Needs to Know": https://mitpress.mi…
 
Robotics researcher Ruth Aylett explains why some people fear robots. Plus: how a sonata can reduce epilepsy seizures. More from Ruth Aylett, professor of computer science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh: Pick up "Living with Robots: What Every Anxious Human Needs to Know": https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/living-robots Follow @ruthaylett on T…
 
Learn why you act irrationally when your freedom is threatened; why you spend more with your credit card than you do when you use cash; and how statisticians calculate the probability of dying from something. The stories in this episode originally aired July 29, 2018 “Odds of Dying (w/ Ken Kolosh), Reactance, Credit Card Psychology” https://omny.fm…
 
Learn about why scientists study “mystical experiences” in psychedelics; and precisely measuring a neutron’s lifetime. Mystical experiences might be key to the power of psychedelic therapy -- but they're really hard to study by Grant Currin Natan Ponieman. (2021, October 12). How Science Is Making Sense Of The Mystical Experience In Psychedelic Med…
 
Learn about whether you lose more heat through your head; red blood cells in immunity; and Venus’ non-existent oceans. You Don’t Lose The Most Heat Through Your Head by Ashley Hamer Noreen. (2011, June). You Don’t Lose Heat Faster Through Your Head than Other Parts of Your Body. Today I Found Out. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/06/you…
 
Learn why the #NoMakeup movement actually drove more makeup sales; photosynthetic frogs; and why atoms don’t collapse. The #nomakeup movement is linked to a rise in makeup sales -- here's why by Steffie Drucker “Natural beauty” isn’t effortless (or free). (2021). Chicago Booth Review. https://review.chicagobooth.edu/marketing/2021/article/natural-b…
 
Learn what the Perseverance Rover taught us about Mars’ Jezero Crater; and new exposure therapy using augmented reality. The Perseverance Rover confirms that Mars's Jezero Crater used to be a huge lake by Briana Brownell Rover images confirm Jezero crater is an ancient Martian lake. (2021, October 7). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-rel…
 
Tucker Thomasson from Throne of Iron joins the show to talk about the band's history, the metal scene, and future plans prior to a performance at Black Circle Brewing in Indianapolis IN.Excerpts from the Throne of Iron track "Crypt Of Blades" (2019) used with permission from the artist.https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/great-metal-debate-podcast/…
 
Learn about why having a “drink to cope” doesn’t work; why human brains shrunk 3,000 years ago; and high heel history. Having a "drink to cope" doesn't actually work, and can even make you feel worse by Steffie Drucker One year on: Unhealthy weight gains, increased drinking reported by Americans coping with pandemic stress. (2021, March 11). One ye…
 
Learn about an island “geomyth” that helped researchers solve an ancient mystery; and whether truth serum really works. An indigenous "geomyth" helped scientists figure out where 3 huge boulders came from by Grant Currin Hakai Magazine. (2021). Rounding Out the Story of Three Legendary Boulders | Hakai Magazine. Hakai Magazine; Hakai Magazine. http…
 
Learn about how socializing too much can be bad for your health; rogue planets without a home star; and ancient bâdgirs. Socializing too much can be bad for your health by Steffie Drucker Research Shows Too Much Socializing Can Harm You. (2021). Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/finding-new-home/202110/research-shows-too-muc…
 
Learn about psychological ownership; why cats love boxes; and how researchers—and AI—finished Beethoven’s 10th symphony. "Psychological ownership" is why holiday shopping can get so hostile by Steffie Drucker Kirk, C. P. (2018, November 20). Why do Black Friday shoppers throw punches over bargains? A marketing expert explains “psychological ownersh…
 
Learn about how rival sports fans see games differently; waking up hungry after overeating; and “some assembly required.” Today’s stories originally ran in the following episodes of Curiosity Daily: Rival Sports Fans Experience the Same Game Completely Differently by Reuben Westmaas originally published November 22, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curio…
 
Learn about how to avoid conflict at family meals; what causes food comas; and how to be a great host or guest. Today’s stories originally ran in the following episodes of Curiosity Daily: How to Avoid Conflict at Family Meals by Ashley Hamer originally published November 21, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/be-the-best-host-or-guest-w-ji…
 
Learn about a mysterious new archaeological discovery around Stonehenge; and why females feel colder in many species. More from world-renowned Stonehenge archeologist Susan Greaney: STONEHENGE: LAND OF THE DEAD’ Premieres Sunday, November 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on Science Channel: https://press.discovery.com/us/sci/programs/stonehenge-land-dead/ Start yo…
 
Learn about psychedelics research in the 1950s; cold shower benefits; and an inaccurate stereotype about the only child. Thousands of patients were treated with psychedelics in the 1950s by Cameron Duke Fuentes, J. J., Fonseca, F., Elices, M., Farré, M., & Torrens, M. (2020). Therapeutic Use of LSD in Psychiatry: A Systematic Review of Randomized-C…
 
Learn about the link between birthdays and COVID-19; “psychological richness” for a good life; and satellites vs. stars. More from Dr. Bapu Jena: Listen to Freakonomics, M.D.: https://freakonomics.com/freakonomics-md/ Covid and the “Birthday Effect” (Freakonomics, M.D. Ep. 1) - Freakonomics. (2021, August 4). Freakonomics. https://freakonomics.com/…
 
Learn about how “left digit bias” affects your decisions and why researchers caught birds in caves with their bare hands. More from Dr. Bapu Jena: Listen to Freakonomics, M.D.: https://freakonomics.com/freakonomics-md/ What Do Grocery Store Prices and Heart Surgery Have in Common? (Freakonomics, M.D. Ep. 4) - Freakonomics. (2021, August 27). Freako…
 
Learn about research into how you should clean your teeth; the world’s loneliest whale; and how to argue with a partner. When it comes to cleaning your teeth, here's what the evidence supports — and what it doesn't by Cameron Duke Dental care: The best, worst and unproven tools to care for your teeth, according to a UB study. (2021, September 29). …
 
Learn about why magic mushrooms evolved to be “magic” and new research into when children develop “theory of mind.” Magic mushrooms evolved to scramble insect brains by Cameron Duke Hallucinogenic mushrooms drug profile. (2020). Europa.eu. https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/drug-profiles/hallucinogenic-mushrooms_en Lee, N., & Benji Jones. (2…
 
Learn about a planet orbiting three stars at once; useless architectural relics; and deep conversations with strangers. We found a planet orbiting three stars at once by Briana Brownell This May Be the First Planet Found Orbiting 3 Stars at Once. (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/science/triple-sun-planet.html ‌Siegel, …
 
Learn about how someone can change their identity (and their mind); and “mushballs” on Uranus and Neptune. Plus: trivia! More from Lee McIntyre: Pick up "How to Talk to a Science Denier: Conversations with Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers, and Others Who Defy Reason": https://www.amazon.com/How-Talk-Science-Denier-Conversations/dp/0262046105 Website:…
 
Learn about how to talk to someone who denies a scientific reality; and “raining sulfur” in the Biblical city of Sodom. More from author Lee McIntyre: Pick up "How to Talk to a Science Denier: Conversations with Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers, and Others Who Defy Reason": https://www.amazon.com/How-Talk-Science-Denier-Conversations/dp/0262046105 We…
 
Learn about how we may have found dark energy; a prehistoric coelacanth return; and a trick for getting what you want. A dark-matter hunting experiment may have just found dark energy by Briana Brownell Schultz, I. (2021, September 17). Dark Energy Could Be Responsible for Mysterious Experiment Signals, Researchers Say. Gizmodo; Gizmodo. https://gi…
 
Learn about a heroic experiment that helps explain asthma getting worse at night; and the largest living thing on earth. A heroic experiment has shed light on the centuries-old mystery of why asthma gets worse at night by Grant Currin Harrison, S. (2021, September 21). Why Does Asthma Get Worse at Night? Wired; WIRED. https://www.wired.com/story/wh…
 
Learn about the smallest flying structure ever made; Myers-Briggs’ big problem; and why the biggest nuts end up on top. Flying microstructure the size of a grain of sand is the smallest humans have ever made by Briana Brownell Neuman, S. (2021, September 23). Flying Microchips The Size Of A Sand Grain Could Be Used For Population Surveillance. NPR.…
 
Learn about how quickly certain people adjust to time changes; how you can help slow jungle loss; and why ice cubes grow spikes. Early birds adjust to time changes faster than night owls by Grant Currin “Springing forward” affects early birds less than night owls, study finds. (2021, July 20). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/47…
 
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