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Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Bigfoot Works

Dodany: 10 października 2020

For centuries North American tribes have told stories of a hairy wild giant in the wilderness, and once Europeans arrived they claimed to see it, too. Chuck and Josh examine the claims of believers...

Printing press? Big deal!

Dodany: 8 października 2020

Was the printing press a big deal? You bet it was. One of the biggest. Learn all about the early history of printing today. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Printing press? Big deal!

Dodany: 8 października 2020

Was the printing press a big deal? You bet it was. One of the biggest. Learn all about the early history of printing today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Printing press? Big deal!

Dodany: 8 października 2020

Was the printing press a big deal? You bet it was. One of the biggest. Learn all about the early history of printing today. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Short Stuff: Lying in State

Dodany: 7 października 2020

After RBG passed away she had the honor of lying in state. Who decides this? Listen and you'll know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

What's the deal with swing states?

Dodany: 6 października 2020

Swing states are all the rage once again this election season, but the makeup has changed a bit. Learn all about what makes a swing state a swing state right now. Learn more about your ad-choices...

SYSK Selects: How the Electoral College Works

Dodany: 3 października 2020

When you vote in an American presidential election, you're not voting for your candidate - you're voting for a group of people you hope will in turn vote for your candidate. Listen in to learn more...

Fallout Shelters: Probably Useless (Let’s Never Find Out)

Dodany: 1 października 2020

The advent of nuclear weapons and the Cold War kicked off a craze in the US for building rec rooms with foot-thick reinforced walls and outfitted with survival rations and board games. Would they...

Short Stuff: That's A Head Scratcher

Dodany: 30 września 2020

It’s actually really strange that scratching your head is a widely understood sign that you’re puzzling over something. No one’s exactly sure why we do that, so interesting theories abound! Learn...

Conjugal Visits: Not exactly what you think

Dodany: 29 września 2020

After reaching their peak, conjugal prison visits are all but gone in the U.S. Learn all about these frisky visits in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

SYSK Selects: How Rabies Works

Dodany: 26 września 2020

Rabies may have gotten a lot of attention in the U.S. in the 70s and 80s, but it's still an issue in developing countries. Learn all about this nasty virus in this classic episode. And stay away...

At Long Last: Hawaiian Overthrow Episode

Dodany: 24 września 2020

By longstanding listener request, we look at how Hawaii was basically stolen by the United States in the 19th century. Rather than reverse this bit of geopolitical fraud, the US ended up making...

Short Stuff: Petticoat Rulers

Dodany: 23 września 2020

Petticoat rulers were women who ran the show long before anyone thought they could. We’re talking mayors and entire city councils comprised of women in the Old West. What happened since then?...

How Sweepstakes Work

Dodany: 22 września 2020

Sweepstakes were invented as marketing tools to drum up interest for a product or sales. But winning them can be fun and as they’ve proliferated an entire subculture of people who enter hundreds of...

SYSK Selects: How White-collar Crime Works

Dodany: 19 września 2020

White-collar crime often involves fraud and other nonviolent acts. For most people, the term "white-collar crime" conjures up images of CEOs conniving their way to fortune. But what is it, really?...

How Election Polling Works and Doesn't Work

Dodany: 17 września 2020

Election polling had a pretty good rep until 2016. But it turns out they weren't far off even then. It's really the media driving the narrative. Learn all about how election polling works today....

Short Stuff: Black Cowboys

Dodany: 16 września 2020

Most people don't realize that around a quarter of the cowboys found in the Old West during the golden age cattle driving were African American. Let's meet some of them, shall we? Learn more about...

Origami: Folding Goodness

Dodany: 15 września 2020

Origami is an amazing art that consists of making folds in paper to create something beautiful. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

SYSK Selects: How Porta-Potties Work

Dodany: 12 września 2020

Despite our lengthy history of evacuating our bowels and bladders, it wasn’t until the relatively recent 1940s that we began to construct portable, self-contained toilets to accept our waste. Dive...

Wetlands! Wetlands! Wetlands!

Dodany: 10 września 2020

It’s time to get jazzed up for some Earth science of the waterlogged variety. Join Chuck and Josh as they tour some of the most interesting ecosystems on the planet and learn why we need to stop...