Stuff You Should Know

Augmented Reality: Coming Soon?

Dodany: 12 listopada 2019

Augmented reality adds a digital layer over the real world and soon it will revolutionize how we live. Ultra-tailored information will be everywhere we look, creating a richer, more personalized...

SYSK Selects: Can you Treat Mental Illness with Psychedelics?

Dodany: 9 listopada 2019

Hallucinogenic drugs are currently illegal, but they were once commonly used in psychological treatment. In this classic episode, Josh and Chuck discuss the rise and fall of psychedelics in...

Cockney Rhyming Slang: Beautiful Gibberish

Dodany: 7 listopada 2019

What is Cockney Rhyming Slang? It's complicated and its origins are unclear. Learn everything we know about it today.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How Ironman Triathlons Work

Dodany: 6 listopada 2019

Sure, you could train for months to finish a marathon, but why not make things interesting? Ironman triathlons add a 2.4-mile swim and a 112-mile bike race before the marathon leg. It’s as grueling...

Short Stuff: The History of Paternity Testing

Dodany: 6 listopada 2019

Paternity testing. It wasn't science for many years, yet they still tried to do it. Learn all about it in 12 minutes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How Ironman Triathlons Work

Dodany: 5 listopada 2019

Sure, you could train for months to finish a marathon, but why not make things interesting? Ironman triathlons add a 2.4-mile swim and a 112-mile bike race before the marathon leg. It’s as grueling...

SYSK Selects: Halitosis - Worst Smell Ever?

Dodany: 2 listopada 2019

Occasional bad breath is one thing, halitosis is another. Or is it? From its odd origins as a marketing ploy to modern weight loss diets that can induce this embarrassing condition, you can learn...

Introducing The Second Oil Age

Dodany: 1 listopada 2019

When an oil executive goes missing aboard the deep-sea Atlas Station, the company sends agent Synøve Pan down for answers — and she’s just the woman to get them. Welcome to the Second Oil Age: a...

SYSK’s Scare Your Socks Off Halloween Spooktacular 2019

Dodany: 31 października 2019

Josh and Chuck chose a truly unsettling story by one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time – Philip K Dick. Join the boys as they read “The Hanging Stranger,” complete with scary...

Short Stuff: Our Shortie Halloween Spooktacular

Dodany: 30 października 2019

Join us today as we read three short horror selections from Ambrose Bierce.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Where Did Trick-Or-Treating Come From?

Dodany: 29 października 2019

We aren’t exactly sure who invented trick-or-treating – kids who realized they could extort adults for candy, or adults who bought off kids in exchange for laying off pranks? The bigger question...

SYSK Selects: How Haunted House Attractions Work

Dodany: 26 października 2019

Ever since the Egyptians, humans have been evolving toward haunted house attractions. The level of sophistication in the scares and gore effects continues to rise over time, but the purpose remains...

How Historic Districts Work

Dodany: 24 października 2019

A fascinating thing about Americans is that we can disagree on anything. Such is the case with historic districts – areas of historic importance protected by local laws. Seems innocuous, but are...

Short Stuff: The Toxic Death of Gloria Ramirez

Dodany: 23 października 2019

In 1994 the body of a woman who died in a California ER somehow became toxic and sickened 24 people. To this day, no one is sure what happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

What's the deal with subpoenas?

Dodany: 22 października 2019

Subpoenas are all the rage. But what do they even mean if someone can just ignore it? Learn this and a lot more in today's episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at...

SYSK Selects: The 'Satanic Panic' of the 1980s

Dodany: 19 października 2019

In the late 1980s, the United States experienced a "Satanic Panic," leading parents to fear for the safety of their children. But were there any real examples of Satanic ritual abuse? Find out this...

How Project Blue Book Worked, Pt II

Dodany: 17 października 2019

A rash of UFO sightings kicks off a new spike in America’s UFO fever and new headaches for the Air Force, which continues to reluctantly investigate. After becoming a laughingstock for its limp...

Short Stuff: The Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce

Dodany: 16 października 2019

Ambrose Bierce was a journalist and writer of short stories. He also disappeared rather mysteriously. Listen in and learn of the various theories on what happened to him.  Learn more about your...

How Project Blue Book Worked, Pt I

Dodany: 15 października 2019

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SYSK Selects: How Black Boxes Work

Dodany: 12 października 2019

Black boxes are designed to be the only survivor of plane crashes so they can live to tell the tale of what went wrong to prevent future accidents. Sit in with Josh and Chuck and learn about how...