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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 was Tin Pan Alley?

5/23/2019
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Tin Pan Alley was an area of New York around the beginning of the 20th Century that served as ground zero for the earliest iterations of the music publishing industry. Learn all about this unique place and time right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:45

Short Stuff: James Polk, Disinterred

5/22/2019
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Did you know that former president James Polk had his final resting place moved twice? It's true! And almost a third time even. Let's go listen to some short stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:13:18

How Crystals Work

5/21/2019
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In a new age shop or on display at the Smithsonian, there are varying interpretations of what crystals can be used for. But at their base, they are a thumb in the eye to entropy, a perfectly ordered piece of matter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:37

Introducing Ephemeral

5/20/2019
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Lost materials, dropped threads, forgotten stories. Ephemera in the way that it’s intertwined in our lives. All those things, tangible and intangible, that you wish you could take just one more look at before they vanish into the past. Listen wherever podcasts are found and learn more at www.ephemeral.show Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:08:36

SYSK Selects: How Dying Works

5/18/2019
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Chuck and Josh have covered just about every aspect of death except dying itself. Here, they fulfill the death suite of podcasts with an in-depth look at just how people die, what happens to the body during the dying process and how people accept death -- and what they regret not having done while they lived. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:08:01

10ish Cases of Really Bad Luck

5/16/2019
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Some guys have all the luck, some guys have all the pain. So said Rod Stewart. And if this list is any indication, “guys” is gender neutral. Listen to this episode as Chuck and Josh cover some instances of amazingly bad fortune, most of it true! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:53:04

Short Stuff: Honorary Degrees

5/15/2019
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Honorary degrees are not real degrees. They are marketing opportunities for universities. They make us mad, but we want one. Learn all about them in the next 12-15 minutes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:15:06

How Trampolines Work

5/14/2019
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The world’s loved trampolines since they were invented by a pair of acrobats in Iowa in the 30s – so much so, trampolining is now an Olympic event. What people don’t love about trampolines is their propensity to cause paralysis, brain injuries and death. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:57:10

SYSK Selects: How Lie Detectors Work

5/11/2019
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Instead of actually detecting lies, polygraph machines sense physiological variations, ostensibly brought on by guilt. The results are subject to interpretation, and therefore controversial. Join Josh and Chuck as they investigate the polygraph. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:32:03

Do Dietary Supplements Work?

5/9/2019
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The world takes $40 billion of dietary supplements – from vitamin A to yohimbe bark – every year. Yet, the jury is still out on whether most of them work. In America, the FDA isn’t allowed to approve supplements, and no one can say what is in your pills. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:58:35

Short Stuff: Nicknames

5/8/2019
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What's in a nickname? Sometimes they make sense, sometimes they don't. Let's get our shorty on and find out the deal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:17

Remembering Live Aid

5/7/2019
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Live Aid was a revolutionary concert event in two countries in 1985 that spanned the world via satellite. The brainchild of musician Bob Geldof, it really did help change the world in many ways, but its direct impact on Ethiopian famine relief remains in question. Listen and learn today! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:07

SYSK Selects: How Does a Diving Bell Work?

5/4/2019
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About 2,400 years ago Aristotle mentions the use of diving bells, apparatuses that convey divers to the bottom of the sea -- or at least below the surface of the water -- and allows them to breathe -- at least until the air runs out. Learn about the physics of this clever and ancient invention and how it's been used to sabotage enemy boats and build the Brooklyn Bridge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:34:18

What Happens When the Government Thinks You're Dead?

5/2/2019
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It’s bad enough when the government knows you’re alive – there are taxes to pay, laws to be followed, all sorts of boring and unpleasant things. But each year, thousands of Americans find out life is far, far worse when the government thinks you are dead. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:42:00

Short Stuff: The Number 23

5/1/2019
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There are people out there who believe that there’s something special about the number 23. Exactly what? Who knows. Exactly why? Because it pops up a lot. But does it? Who knows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:53

Michael Dillon: Trans Pioneer

4/30/2019
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Michael Dillon was a lot of things - author, doctor, and most importantly, trans pioneer. Learn all about his story in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:58:22

SYSK Selects: How Zero Works

4/27/2019
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Few numbers have as storied a past as zero. Even fewer have had as great an impact on our ability to understand our universe. Yet zero is a relatively recent arrival in math. Find out all about this surprisingly fascinating number with Chuck and Josh. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:34:13

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