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How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
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How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Episodes

What Were Human Zoos?

4/25/2019
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One of the off-putting byproducts of 19th century European colonialism were human zoos, living dioramas of people from far-away places made to be gawked at. Listen in to what the deeper meaning of humans zoos held people on both sides of the glass. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:44

Short Stuff: Fear of Public Speaking

4/24/2019
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Speaking in public is frequently cited as people’s number one fear, even more fearful than death. Most people go through life avoiding public speaking, but it turns out that only makes things worse. The best medicine? Public speaking. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:13:10

Is birth order important?

4/23/2019
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There have been a lot of studies over the years regarding birth order. Some conclude that it's a big deal, while others more or less discount its importance. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:20

SYSK Selects: How Marijuana Works

4/20/2019
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For millennia people used marijuana for fun and medicine. Not until the 20th century that was it vilified, unfairly say many. Weed has done lots of good things, from alleviating cancer symptoms to unlocking secrets of the brain. Learn all about pot here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:06:11

How the Hoover Dam Works, Part II

4/18/2019
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And now for something completely different. Just kidding – tune in to hear the thrilling conclusion of America’s most amazing public works project in the 20th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:58

Short Stuff: Emu Wars

4/17/2019
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Did Australians really wage war on a group of emus? YES. Learn all about it in today's short stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:13:09

How the Hoover Dam Works, Part I

4/16/2019
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It’s one of America’s biggest accomplishments in the 20th century, a slab of concrete holding back one of the country’s most finicky rivers, providing water and electricity to a swath of majors cities that otherwise couldn’t exist. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:08

SYSK Selects: How Yo-Yos Work

4/13/2019
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You may have played with a yo-yo before -- perhaps you've even walked the dog -- but do you know about the physics behind what makes a yo-yo sleep and wake up? Learn all about inertia, angular momentum and the history of the yo-yo in this episode of SYSK. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:36:04

How the Electric Chair Works

4/11/2019
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The electric chair is an all-American invention. It spread almost nowhere else in the world as a capital punishment but worked overtime in the States. Despite the terrible sights and sounds an electrocution produces, it was created out of humaneness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:03:15

Short Stuff: Lake Peigneur

4/10/2019
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In 1980 something catastrophic happened to the quiet town of New Iberia, Louisiana. Their wide, shallow lake grew much deeper after it underwent an apocalyptic transformation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:26

How Free Range Parenting Works

4/9/2019
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Free range parenting is all about giving your child the freedom to play and explore life on their own. Are there benefits? Sure. Do some people hate the concept? Yes! Listen and learn right here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:53:22

SYSK Selects: How Pollen Works

4/6/2019
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For about 375 million years, plants have been using pollen (aka plant sperm) to propagate their species. And the technique has stuck around because it works. Join Chuck and Josh for a cozy look at the ins and outs of plant reproduction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:32:11

Were Nazis Drug-Fueled Crankheads?

4/4/2019
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Nazis were bad people. And it turns out a lot of them were high as kites on speed. Was this a recipe for disaster? Yes it was. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:14

Short Stuff: Unspent Campaign Money

4/3/2019
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Have you ever wondered what happens to all those campaign donations when a political campaign goes belly up? Or, even worse, is in debt! Wonder no more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:12:03

How Rape Kits Work

4/2/2019
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Rape kits are simple forensic evidence collection kits used when someone is sexually assaulted. But the story is deeper than this. Learn all about rape kits, the sad backlog problem, and what you can do to help, in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:48

SYSK Selects: How Immigration Works

3/30/2019
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Immigration systems regulate the flow of foreign immigrants into any given country. But why is immigration such a controversial topic, especially in the United States? In this episode, Josh and Chuck delve into the details and debate behind immigration. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:58

Introducing It Could Happen Here, An iHeartRadio Original Podcast

3/29/2019
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Boy, politics really has gotten hideous, hasn’t it? And protests seem a lot more violent than they were a couple of years ago. Are things getting worse? Could the U.S.A. be on the road to a second civil war? Robert Evans says 'Yes!' and by the time you’ve finished listening to 'It Could Happen Here,' you will too. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:03:52

Etch A Sketch!

3/28/2019
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The Etch A Sketch is yet another classic toy that Josh and Chuck love and respect. Learn all about this Hall of Fame entry today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:42:14

Short Stuff: When Elvis Met Nixon

3/27/2019
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Elvis really did meet with Richard Nixon. Because Elvis wanted to help fight the drug trade. True story. Hear about it in today's short stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:15:23

How Druids Worked

3/26/2019
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Anyone who likes Led Zeppelin, plays Dungeons & Dragons, or worships the rising sun at Stonehenge on the vernal equinox can tell you druids are cool. But archaeologists will tell you we can’t even be certain druids existed. Buckle in for a history mystery! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:43:01