Stuff You Should Know

Sinopse

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.

Episódios

  • Patty Hearst: Brainwashed or Bandit?

    Patty Hearst: Brainwashed or Bandit?

    24/11/2020 Duração: 01h50s

    Patty Hearst was a young heiress living a quiet life studying art history at college when one Monday evening her home was invaded, she was kidnapped, and her life took a totally unforeseen turn that she would have trouble explaining for years to come. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK Selects: Whatever happened to acid rain?

    SYSK Selects: Whatever happened to acid rain?

    21/11/2020 Duração: 34min

    Along with the hole in the ozone layer, acid rain was one of the first international environmental threats. It's fallen to the wayside in the face of climate change, but we have yet to lick it. Join Chuck and Josh as they revive the 80s drumbeat in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth

    The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth

    19/11/2020 Duração: 51min

    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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Short Stuff: Squirrel Nuts

    Short Stuff: Squirrel Nuts

    18/11/2020 Duração: 12min

    We know squirrels hide nuts. But it's actually more complex a system than you think. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Pain Works

    How Pain Works

    17/11/2020 Duração: 57min

    In recent decades we’ve come to understand that there’s a lot more to pain than: touch hot stove/feel burning hand. Pain is a far more sophisticated experience and, unfortunately, a system that can often go haywire, with terrible effects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK Selects: Who Gets to Name Continents?

    SYSK Selects: Who Gets to Name Continents?

    14/11/2020 Duração: 46min

    America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, right? Maybe not. And who named Australia? Find out the unusually uncertain origins of the continents and other interesting stuff in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Macys Thanksgiving Parade Works

    How Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Works

    12/11/2020 Duração: 52min

    For almost a century, Macy’s department store has kicked off the holidays in America with a grand parade. And when you march thousands of clowns, lip synching celebrities, bands, and giant balloons through New York things get remarkable. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Short Stuff: Plastic Pink Flamingos

    Short Stuff: Plastic Pink Flamingos

    11/11/2020 Duração: 13min

    Plastic flamingos started out as innocent yard art, transformed into folk art, and have become a (kind of mean) symbol of high campiness. There’s a lot to this particular plastic yard art. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Bay of Pigs Disaster

    The Bay of Pigs Disaster

    10/11/2020 Duração: 54min

    The Bay of Pigs is one of the blackest of eyes on American foreign policy. Learn all about this dark spot of American history today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK Selects: Geysers: Natures Innuendo

    SYSK Selects: Geysers: Nature's Innuendo

    08/11/2020 Duração: 32min

    The spectacular eruptions of steam and water we call geysers are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, the result of thousands of years of specific natural conditions and physical processes. Learn the Stuff You Should Know about geysers in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • All the Gold In Fort Knox: Meh

    All the Gold In Fort Knox: Meh

    05/11/2020 Duração: 56min

    When Fort Knox was built in the 1930s to house America’s gold supply, it was billed as an impenetrable, impregnable, don’t-even-think-of-trying vault. But as the world has moved further away from gold, the stockpile’s lost a bit of its luster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Short Stuff: Fruit Flies, Why?

    Short Stuff: Fruit Flies, Why?

    04/11/2020 Duração: 12min

    Have you ever wondered why we do so much scientific testing on fruit flies? Turns out they make better models for humans than you’d think. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Amazing Roberto Clemente

    The Amazing Roberto Clemente

    03/11/2020 Duração: 50min

    Roberto Clemente was what’s called a “complete” baseball player – he could hit, run and, man could he throw, so it’s no surprise he was made a Hall of Famer. But he was also a humanitarian, a civil rights icon, and a fiercely proud son of Puerto Rico. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK Selects: How Ghosts Work

    SYSK Selects: How Ghosts Work

    31/10/2020 Duração: 48min

    According to a 2009 poll, more Americans believe in ghosts than don't. But what are ghosts exactly? If they do exist, what are they made of and why are they hanging around? In this classic episode airing for Halloween, Josh and Chuck explore both sides of the divide between belief and skepticism on the topic of ghosts and look at some pretty cool explanations for hauntings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK’s Scare Your Pants Off (and Back On) Halloween Spooktacular

    SYSK’s Scare Your Pants Off (and Back On) Halloween Spooktacular

    29/10/2020 Duração: 41min

    It’s that time of year again! So turn down the lights, pull the sheets over your eyes and prepare to be thrilled and frightened with two great Halloween stories from Philip K. Dick and M.R. James. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Short Stuff: Poe Toaster

    Short Stuff: Poe Toaster

    28/10/2020 Duração: 15min

    For at least sixty years a mysterious person (or persons) showed up at Edgar Allen Poe’s grave to toast the master on his birthday. No one ever found out who this legendary figure was. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • A History of Nursing Homes

    A History of Nursing Homes

    27/10/2020 Duração: 57min

    In America, we've treated our senior citizens in very different ways over the years. Tune in to hear about how we've tackled compassionate care. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Chuck Bryant On The Why I’m Voting Podcast

    Chuck Bryant On The Why I’m Voting Podcast

    25/10/2020 Duração: 11min

    Hey, SYSK listeners! We wanted to make sure you heard Chuck on iHeartRadio’s Why I’m Voting podcast. Check it out and don’t forget to vote on November 3rd!  If you want to change, preserve, or build a better America, there’s one easy way to make your voice heard: Vote. This year, iHeartRadio is teaming up with over 20 incredible celebrities (plus a handful of our most popular podcasters) to get the country excited to go vote, broadcasting the personal, emotional and heartfelt stories behind why showing up to the ballot box means so much-- not just as individuals, but for our entire nation. Thank you to our partners AXE, Knorr® & Seventh Generation Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK Selects: How Book Banning Works

    SYSK Selects: How Book Banning Works

    24/10/2020 Duração: 37min

    If you want to control the masses, control what they read. After all, books are seeds that germinate new points of view. As a result, the struggle against banning books is contentious and continual. Learn more about banning books in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Beavers: Tail Slapping Fun

    Beavers: Tail Slapping Fun

    22/10/2020 Duração: 46min

    Beavers are in fact, very busy. They're builders and solid family members, husbands and wives. Learn all about N America's largest rodent today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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