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Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: A Podcast on Zoot Suits? Yes

Dodany: 15 lutego 2020

Few riots can be attributed to passing fashions, but zoot suits are top among them. After originating among the Harlem Renaissance crowd, the zoot suit came to symbolize political defiance. Find...

911 Is Not a Joke

Dodany: 13 lutego 2020

Josh and Chuck delve into the world of 911 in today's episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at

Short Stuff: Body Under The Bed

Dodany: 12 lutego 2020

A couple unknowingly spending the night above a dead body stuffed under their bed is a longstanding urban legend. And a true one. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Optogenetics: Controlling Your Genes with Light

Dodany: 11 lutego 2020

What if a genetic brain disease could be turned off simply by flashing a light in your eyes? What if your depression could be cured that way? Sounds amazingly wonderful, true, but what if your...

SYSK Selects: How Bonsai Works

Dodany: 8 lutego 2020

For thousands of years people have been taking normal trees and forcing them into miniature. Learn all about the history and art of this strangely engrossing pastime in this classic episode. Learn...

Why are Pentecostals growing so rapidly?

Dodany: 6 lutego 2020

Pentecostals are seemingly taking over the world. Or at least they're making up a larger section of Christianity than every before. Why? We'll dig in on that in today's episode.  Learn more about...

Short Stuff: The Iowa Caucus

Dodany: 5 lutego 2020

The Iowa Caucus is super important. But not really. Find out why.  Learn more about your ad-choices at

How AI Facial Recognition Works

Dodany: 4 lutego 2020

With the development of increasingly smart artificial intelligence and lots more cameras spread around than ever before, we have reached a critical point in the US and other countries where...

SYSK Selects: How Maglev Trains Work

Dodany: 1 lutego 2020

Thanks to the amazing properties of magnets, clever engineers have figured out how to make entire trains levitate above their tracks, letting them move frictionlessly and allowing them to reach...

Who were the Buffalo Soldiers?

Dodany: 30 stycznia 2020

Josh and Chuck dive into history today to tell the story of the Buffalo Soldiers.  Learn more about your ad-choices at

Short Stuff: The O.K. Corral

Dodany: 29 stycznia 2020

Listen in as we detail, in short, the legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral. Learn more about your ad-choices at

Amazing Animal Stories!

Dodany: 28 stycznia 2020

Regular animal stories are wonderful enough, but when animals lead amazing lives the stories become almost unbearably wonderful. You’ve been warned! Learn more about your ad-choices at...

SYSK Selects: How the Scientific Method Works

Dodany: 25 stycznia 2020

It evolved over centuries to become the gold standard for conducting scientific inquiry. Yet many people - including some scientists - don't fully understand it. Learn about the basis of how we...

Barefoot Running: The Best Podcast Episode in History

Dodany: 23 stycznia 2020

What is barefoot running? I think you know. But we'll detail all of the ins and outs. Listen and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at

Short Stuff: Byford Dolphin Incident

Dodany: 22 stycznia 2020

In 1983, what may be the worst diving catastrophe in the history of deep sea oil exploration took place when a pressurized chamber was opened, instantly killing four divers inside. Learn more about...

Why Postal Employees Go Postal

Dodany: 21 stycznia 2020

1993 was known as the peak of a disturbing trend in America: post office shootings, carried out by postal workers. A stunned country looked for answers and turned up a toxic workplace that seemed...

SYSK Selects: How the Placebo Effect Works

Dodany: 18 stycznia 2020 - Średnia ocen: 5

For centuries, doctors have prescribed drugs they knew weren't real – but that still somehow worked. It wasn't until the 1980s that the placebo effect was studied. Learn all about how an inert...

The Tulsa 'Race Riots'

Dodany: 16 stycznia 2020

In reality, the Tulsa "race riots" of 1921 was more like a massacre. Yet it was almost lost to history until 1997, and still not widely known outside of Oklahoma until HBO's The Watchmen put it on...

Short Stuff: The Mona Lisa

Dodany: 15 stycznia 2020

The Mona Lisa is a captivating work of art. But why? We'll try and figure it out in today's short stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at

Transdermal Implants: Body Art or Nightmare Fuel?

Dodany: 14 stycznia 2020

Transdermal implants are just one in a number of procedures under the banner of extreme body modification. We don't like to yuk yums, so we'll offer a fairly straightforward look at this niche art...