Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Trickle-Down Economics Works

Dodany: 17 marca 2018


The concept of trickle-down economics is tied to Ronald Reagan, but the idea's been around and in use since the 20s. It's simple: Give more money to the wealthy and they can use it to rev up an...

Is Vaping Really Bad For You?

Dodany: 15 marca 2018


E-cigs, vapes, whatever you call them they have been touted as a safer alternative to tobacco and even a way for people to quit smoking. But recent studies have found that perhaps they’re not so...

The Huggable, Lovable Walrus

Dodany: 13 marca 2018


When it comes to the animal kingdom, SYSK has covered a wide range. This week, the guys dive into the frigid waters of the Arctic to delight in everything that is the huggable, lovable walrus. From...

SYSK Selects: How Cockroaches Work

Dodany: 10 marca 2018


You've seen them in your home and probably squealed in terror, but now it's time to learn all about cockroaches. From their ability to run incredibly fast to the appendage that alerts them when...

Why Do People Believe In Faith Healing?

Dodany: 8 marca 2018


Since a 1906 revival in Los Angeles, people around the world say they’ve been cured by the Holy Spirit after preachers with the Gift of Healing laid their hands on them. Skeptics scoff, but...

The Strange Story of Sea Monkeys

Dodany: 6 marca 2018


Anyone who ever picked up a comic book as a kid probably marveled at the ads for the mysterious Sea Monkeys. In reality, they are just brine shrimp, not fantastical beings with magical powers. But...

SYSK Selects: Is there treasure on Oak Island?

Dodany: 3 marca 2018


Off Nova Scotia, the tiny spit of land called Oak Island has been host to waves of treasure hunters for more than 200 years. Some of them lost their lives in the search for a treasure reputedly...

SYSK Live: Back When Ford Pintos Were Flaming Deathtraps

Dodany: 1 marca 2018


For this special live benefit episode recorded in Atlanta, Josh and Chuck go back to the 70s and look at the decidedly ungroovy course of events that led to Ford recalling its Pinto after people...

Knife Throwing: Super Cool

Dodany: 27 lutego 2018


Sure knives can cut through a steak or slash through jungle vines, but probably the coolest thing you can do with a knife is throw it. At a person mounted to a wooden wheel. Spinning around. While...

SYSK Selects: How the MPAA Works

Dodany: 24 lutego 2018


You may be surprised to learn those ubiquitous ratings, from G to NC-17, put on movies in America are actually handed down by anonymous employees of a secretive organization that serves as a...

Rosa Parks: Agent of Change

Dodany: 22 lutego 2018


Rosa Parks finishes out our Black History Month episodes in grand fashion. While most know her from that fateful day on the Montgomery city bus, she actually had a long life as an advocate,...

Are Feral Children Real?

Dodany: 20 lutego 2018


For millennia people have been amazed by legends of wild children found in the forest or jungle, sometimes raised by animals like wolves or apes. But it turns out these stories may actually be true...

SYSK Selects: How the Underground Railroad Worked

Dodany: 17 lutego 2018


As early as 1786, groups assembled to help slaves escape lives of bondage. And, as the 19th century progressed, the emergent Underground Railroad grew more sophisticated in aiding escaped slaves....

The Harriet Tubman Story

Dodany: 15 lutego 2018


Harriet Tubman is a legendary figure in history, but the details of her life are even more remarkable than what you may have learned in school. Listen in today as Josh and Chuck pay tribute to a...

How Pompeii Worked

Dodany: 13 lutego 2018


What must be one of the most famous natural disasters in history took place when Mt Vesuvius buried Pompeii in 79 CE. But when the town was resurrected 1700 years later, a new chapter in its...

SYSK Selects: How Narco States Work

Dodany: 10 lutego 2018


In this episode of Stuff You Should Know, Josh and Chuck discuss Narco States, places where illegal drugs are traded openly with government support -- or without government interference.

The Mystery of The Grand Canyon Newlyweds

Dodany: 8 lutego 2018


In 1928 Bessie and Glen Hyde attempted to navigate their way through the belly of the Grand Canyon in a homemade boat. They disappeared without a trace and their mystery endures all these years...

What is a Mold-A-Rama?

Dodany: 6 lutego 2018


In the 1960s, a very cool machine debuted at the Seattle World's Fair - the Mold-A-Rama. It made real plastic toys on-demand from melted plastic pellets, to the delight of children and adults...

SYSK Selects: How Lion Taming Works

Dodany: 3 lutego 2018


Bossing a lion around in front of a crowd at a circus has been an attraction for 200 years, but exactly how lion tamers get their captive wild animals to comply has evolved over time. Take a peek...

Marijuana Vs. Alcohol: Which Is Worse For You?

Dodany: 1 lutego 2018


It's been the subject of teenage conversation for decades already, but now you can join Josh and Chuck as they dive into the science of how pot and booze affect your body, mind and behavior and...