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Are you ready to go back to the year 2000? Combining storytelling and commentary, this podcast returns to some of the noughties’ biggest cultural moments, trends and figures, and explores them with the added benefit of twenty years’ hindsight. The world of entertainment is re-examined by hosts Simran Hans and Tara Joshi, two self-proclaimed fangirls who grew up on the internet. Film critic, Simran, and music critic, Tara, explore how it feels to return to the defining songs, shows and sleepo ...
 
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Whether you’re into useful tips for self-improvement, psychology, recent discoveries, mysterious stories, or just your day-to-day routine, there’s something for everyone! You can expect all that and more coming at you in five new episodes every day. If you’ve got a thirst for knowledge that never quits, then join our community! We have a good time, so take your shoes off, kick back, and make yourself at home here on the Bright Side of life!
 
FROM THE VAULT: A True Crime Podcast is a new podcast that is being carried over from its predecessor, True Cold Case Files. From The Vault offers a new look into cold cases from across the nation--cases you may or may not have heard of before. We get to the story quick, no BS, and we bring a respectable discussion on each case we cover. We must remember these victims too, and with this podcast, we hope to honor them. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fromthevaultpod/support
 
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We often lose the vision that propels us to wake up and get after it! We believe that because we maybe don’t have the advantages that others do… that we can’t achieve great and mighty things. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Because… “If You Can See It… You Have A Chance!” Welcome to Be Heard. The Sim Heard Podcast. The Be Heard. Podcast is…
 
When you hear the word “airport”, you most likely think of a hustling bustling place filled to the brim with anxious and excited people. It’s certainly the case for one of the busiest airports in the world. Yet, for quite a while, it had completely empty flights taking off and landing on one of its runways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m…
 
There are about 117 million lakes on our planet, and they cover almost 4% of the continental land. Lakes can be small or big, clean or dirty, vital for local infrastructure or...deadly. And if you've been wondering which lake is the most dangerous in the world and why, this podcast will answer your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
How to get rid of cockroaches? Why is it so hard to do this? You come face to face with these little monsters on a daily basis — flying from wall to wall, lounging on your sink, crawling on your countertop, or chilling on your headboard while you’re asleep. They taunt you over and over again. Today we’ll find out the reason behind the indestructibi…
 
Did you know the Titanic had two sister ships? Or that events leading up to and the day of its maiden voyage actually sealed the ship’s fate? The Titanic’s story is one that will live on for the ages, so if you’re ready to learn some amazing new facts about the Titanic, its passengers, and its tragic end, then keep on listening! Learn more about yo…
 
Some of these islands are so mystifying that most people don’t even know they exist. Some have such a gruesome history that many don’t want to talk about them. Did you know there’s an island that seems to have disappeared from the face of Earth? And another that is said to be home to thousands of wandering ghosts? Get ready because these 8 islands …
 
We decided to answer the most burning public WC safety questions and find out if public restrooms are as dangerous as people think and what you can do to stay safe from germs in them. Specialists decided to swab all the surfaces in an office restroom that had gotten good use over one working day, and the results were shocking. First off, they found…
 
Do you know that scientists are almost ready to bring back some species that have been long gone? A T-Rex and other dangerous creatures aren't on the VIP list, so we won't see them in the not-so-distant future. But some of our most beloved characters from the Ice Age movies can be brought back to life! Instead of using the controversial term “cloni…
 
We are sure that we know our world backward and forward and that there is nothing left that can surprise us and make us say “Oh, wow!” But we are wrong. Bright Side has collected 30 facts that will make you understand that there are still many things in the world that can surprise us. At least, a little. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
The world is full of mysterious places, unexplained phenomena and strange things happening. One of them is a mysterious hole in Al Mahra desert in Yemen and people are said to stay away from it. The cave system remains unexplored and nobody knows what's inside it. What could this unsolved mystery be hiding in its depths? Learn more about your ad ch…
 
One of the biggest nightmares of humanity is robots taking over the world. Could it turn real? Elon Musk has promised to develop a humanoid robot called Tesla Bot. It's planned to perform repetitive, unsafe or boring tasks. Will it be able to walk the dog or wash dishes, for example? And what if it turns out to be super effective and highly advance…
 
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous U.S. landmarks. We all know what it looks like: made of copper, this statue is 305 feet tall, has a torch in her right hand and a tablet in her left one. But what's inside it? Can anyone get inside and explore it? Let’s get on a journey inside the most iconic statue - as you've never seen it before. L…
 
The Milky Way is the galaxy that includes our Solar System and much more... It's the second largest galaxy in the local group. So is there a way for us to know what's going on in the Milky Way? Sometimes objects can enter our Galaxy and escape it super fast. Like in 2017, when astronomers noticed a star streaking out of the Milky Way at a speed rou…
 
Animal facts never stop surprising us. There's always something about the animal behavior that we can hardly explain. For example, have you ever paid attention to the way geese fly? They're known for performing the so-called 'whiffling' - flying upside down. They turn their heads 180 degrees back upright and flip their bodies around. Why would they…
 
How are islands formed? For many islands their formation may take thousands of years, but some can pop out of nowhere quite suddenly. Like an island off the coast of Japan: after the volcanic eruption a new piece of land appeared. It's around one kilometer in diameter but you can't visit it - let's find out why. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
 
You get a brand-new phone: it's new, fast and cool, but what to do with your old one? If it's in pretty good condition, you can trade it in, which might provide you credit or discount for your purchase. Your benefits are clear, but why are companies interested in getting old gadgets? Are they going to sell them or get materials to recycle? Learn mo…
 
We all wanna protect our phone and make it last longer - be it a brand-new model or and old one. But any unexpected thing might happen. So what to do if you drop your phone on train tracks or in water? It's important to stay calm and follow some simple rules without panicking. Let's take a look at these 4 extreme situations that might happen with y…
 
If I ask you who the smartest person to ever live on Earth was, you'll probably name Isaac Newton or Stephen Hawking or some other outstanding scientist. But what if I tell you there was someone really smart but no one's really heard about him? He was a child prodigy and an exceptional mathematician. Why didn't he get rich or famous? Learn more abo…
 
Every single day we use objects that have hidden secrets in their design: be it soda bottle caps or notebook margins. We might not notice those details but they always have a story to tell. Sometimes they add even more meaning to the object. For example, have you ever looked at soy souce bottles? Why do they have two spouts - isn't one enough to po…
 
Sometimes we fear that we started wrong, we aren’t where we should be, and that maybe it's not meant for us to excel. Often, we have to remember that our route may not be as “picture perfect” or as easy as the next persons’. Where’s the fun in that? Let’s not lose sight of our big picture and destination… And remember, “If You Can See It…” Welcome …
 
The world is a curious place: so many discoveries, mysteries and unusual phenomena occur in different places every single day. What was the most surprising thing you've seen in your life? How about millions of crabs turning red right under your feet? Here're 5 islands where animals rule and people aren't welcome. Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
What's the quickest and most effective way to lose weight and get the body of your dreams? Working out, sweating in the gym? How about fixing your eating habits? Adding some food that's essential for boosting your metabolism and skipping all the cheat meals and junk food. Have you ever tried seaweed? That's something your sushi was wrapped in and i…
 
Sleep plays an important role in your life. An average person spend about 26 years of their life sleeping. But how much do we know about sleep and which of that is actually true? I'm going to debunk some of the common myths about sleep. For example, did you hear that the sound of frying bacon can make you sleepy? Let's see if it's true or not. Lear…
 
Modern science is getting more and more advanced: human-like robots, cloning, creating new species. How about resurrecting extinct species? Could we, for instance, restore the woolly mammoth to the Arctic tundra and see with our own eyes what this animal looked like? Then all of our beloved Ice Age characters could be brought to life! Would it be p…
 
Today, we’re going to look at that airplane-looking thing that once carried the astronauts, their gear, and whatever they’re transporting up to space. It still is the most complicated machine ever built by humans. For illustrative purposes, let’s head back in time to Cape Canaveral, Florida. It's June 8, 2007. Here at the John F. Kennedy Space Cent…
 
When traveling between work and home on the subway, some of us often find ourselves wondering why it is that the handrail on the escalators moves faster than the steps themselves do. Well, this is not some kind of conspiracy but is in fact completely normal. So how does an escalator work? And why are those steps so steep anyway? Our story begins in…
 
Think about it: what good is your computer without the keyboard? Just an overpriced hunk of plastics and metals? Let’s look at that oh-so-important keyboard a little closer. When and how was it invented? Why do you get doubles of some of the keys and not others? And, by the way, why does the keyboard layout start with QWERTY and not with ABCDEF? We…
 
Is holographic gaming possible? And if it is, how close are we to it? From Ping-pong and 84’s Tetris to Nintendo’s classics; from Wolfenstein and Doom to modern-day VR technology. It seems like games aren’t just here for fun, but to push our technology beyond the limits. So what’s next? Will we play games in holographic augmented reality rooms? Whi…
 
How to increase your social media following and get more comments on your posts? Many of us have accounts on various platforms, and if we wanna get more likes, comments, and shares, we have to take certain steps to grow our audience on social media. The internet is a big place. So big, that it can be hard for any single voice to stand out. You may …
 
How do food delivery companies work? When you're hungry, in no mood to go out or cook dinner at home, food delivery can save you. You dial the number you know by heart, place your order, wait for a while, and here comes your food — easy as pie. But have you ever tried to look at the situation from a delivery employee's point of view? Did you know, …
 
When the battery runs out, it’s nerve-racking, but unfortunately, it happens. The more functions our devices provide, the more power they need, and they’re hungrier than hungry hippos at this point! That’s why charging technology is all the rage now, and the new big thing is wireless charging. Even though we’re just now seeing this technology take …
 
What SIM does stand for? It means subscriber identity module or subscriber identification module. The first SIM card in the world was developed in 1991 by the German company Giesecke & Devrient. They sold 300 SIM cards to Radiolinja, a Finnish wireless network operator. In 1992, they sold the first GSM mobile phone with a SIM card; it was a Nokia 1…
 
How do touchscreens work anyway? Johnson was the first to create touchscreen technology, these displays hadn't gained popularity till the 1970s, when the resistive touchscreen was accidentally invented. Further developing on that new technology, scientists at the University of Toronto invented the first multi-touch display in the 1980s. As for the …
 
The idea of what we call “Bluetooth” today was first introduced back in 1989. Dr. Nils Rydbeck, who was the chief technology officer at Ericsson Mobile, and inventor Dr. Johan Ullman had this revolutionary idea to develop a pair of wireless headsets. They brought Dr. Jaap Haartsen on to the project. A mere 5 years later, he’d be the engineer who ma…
 
Remember the days when your internet was connected through the phone line? Oh, that sound of dial-up! We’ve come a long way since then, and chances are that you’re watching this video through Wi-Fi right now. So how did we get here anyway? In the 1980s, personal computers had begun to enter our lives for good. But at that time, they were connected …
 
Week after week passes by in constant fuss, and we often miss the most important things behind all of this. Yet it can take years to understand this. Years we could spend quite differently, with greater benefits. We discovered the things people often regret and some pieces of advice on how to avoid it. We believe everyone should learn these simple …
 
Successful people are so easy to pick out of a crowd. There’s just something special that sets them apart. Everyone is stronger when they’ve got the support of a good team. Cooperation allows you to look at a problem from different perspectives and through other people's eyes. It's hard to have a productive day when you only wake up at 11 a.m. Big …
 
Do you believe that the planets have some influence on our lives? Or are you a skeptic who considers that it goes against science? Whatever the case, some recent investigations show that the season in which we are born influences both our lives and health! How does it work? What are the things people born in each season should pay attention to? We …
 
How to be a bit more charming? Some people could easily gain the trust of everyone and create a positive image of themselves? Jeff Haden, one of the most influential people on LinkedIn and the author of almost 30 business and communication books, explained how they do it. It turns out they know some simple secrets, and today you have a chance to di…
 
How to make people like you? How to understand people and your own behavior? Sometimes we do something weird and then think, ‘What was the logic of my behavior?’ In fact, there’s always some logic, but most often it hides in certain peculiarities of your mind. We’re going to tell you about ten psychological effects that affect you almost every day.…
 
How to spot a liar? How to figure out if someone is hiding the truth? We're going to reveal ALL the secrets of liars and help you recognize when you are being lied to and when someone is telling you the truth. Do you know how much lies go undetected? It’s 80%! Just think about it: you don’t notice 80% of all the lies that you hear. And anyone can b…
 
My Nana showed me that we have to trust our “Perfect Traveler” when we are looking for directions in our journey. Who is that “Perfect Traveler”? That would be God… He has erased the stain of your past, gives you guidance in the present, and has set the table for your future. Love you family! Welcome to Be Heard. The Sim Heard Podcast. The Be Heard…
 
10 amazing psychological facts about human behavior. Over the years, scientists have uncovered many of the human brain’s mysteries and shortcomings that were securely hidden in our psyche. Bright Side invites you on a journey inside your own head to find out what makes your consciousness work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad…
 
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