Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: James Polk, Disinterred

Dodany: 22 maja 2019

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...

Introducing Ephemeral

Dodany: 20 maja 2019

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...

SYSK Selects: How Dying Works

Dodany: 18 maja 2019

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...

10ish Cases of Really Bad Luck

Dodany: 16 maja 2019

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...

Short Stuff: Honorary Degrees

Dodany: 15 maja 2019

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...

How Trampolines Work

Dodany: 14 maja 2019

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...

SYSK Selects: How Lie Detectors Work

Dodany: 11 maja 2019

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...

Do Dietary Supplements Work?

Dodany: 9 maja 2019

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...

Short Stuff: Nicknames

Dodany: 8 maja 2019

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

Remembering Live Aid

Dodany: 7 maja 2019

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,...

SYSK Selects: How Does a Diving Bell Work?

Dodany: 4 maja 2019

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...

What Happens When the Government Thinks You're Dead?

Dodany: 2 maja 2019

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...

Short Stuff: The Number 23

Dodany: 1 maja 2019

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...

Michael Dillon: Trans Pioneer

Dodany: 30 kwietnia 2019

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...

SYSK Selects: How Zero Works

Dodany: 27 kwietnia 2019

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...

What Were Human Zoos?

Dodany: 25 kwietnia 2019

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...

Short Stuff: Fear of Public Speaking

Dodany: 24 kwietnia 2019

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...

Is birth order important?

Dodany: 23 kwietnia 2019

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...

SYSK Selects: How Marijuana Works

Dodany: 20 kwietnia 2019

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...

How the Hoover Dam Works, Part II

Dodany: 18 kwietnia 2019 - Średnia ocen: 5

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...