Stuff You Should Know

How Housing Discrimination Works

Dodany: 11 lutego 2021

Owning a home in the US is a way to pass wealth down from one generation to the next and lift families into a comfortable life down the road. But there have been barriers to buying homes that Black...

Short Stuff: How California Got Its Name

Dodany: 10 lutego 2021

California is a pretty cool name. And the story about where it came from is even cooler. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Short Stuff: How California Got Its Name

Dodany: 10 lutego 2021

California is a pretty cool name. And the story about where it came from is even cooler. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sacagawea: Impressive Teen

Dodany: 9 lutego 2021

Sacagawea was only 16 when she joined the Corps of Discovery. That is one seriously impressive teenager. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sacagawea: Impressive Teen

Dodany: 9 lutego 2021

Sacagawea was only 16 when she joined the Corps of Discovery. That is one seriously impressive teenager. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: Earwax: Live With It

Dodany: 6 lutego 2021

Despite tons of people using cotton swabs each day to clean the earwax from their ears, cerumen (as earwax is clinically known) is actually quite beneficial to the health of your ears - and even...

The NAACP

Dodany: 4 lutego 2021

The NAACP has long been one of the most robust and effective non-profits in the USA. And while it has faded a bit from its glory days, it still remains a vital cog in the battle for equality. Learn...

Short Stuff: Balloonfest

Dodany: 3 lutego 2021

In 1986 Cleveland released more than a million helium balloons at once! It didn’t go at all according to plan! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

How Groundhog Day Works

Dodany: 2 lutego 2021

You know Groundhog Day – the holiday on February 2 when you wake up and have to go through the same day over and over again. It turns out the holiday has deep roots in a pagan past, and has...

SYSK Selects: Maggots: Good For Healing Wounds, Turns Out

Dodany: 30 stycznia 2021

Cultures around the world over the years have been inspired by, then repulsed, then inspired by maggots' ability to heal persistent wounds. We are in an inspired-by phase right now. Learn more in...

How Hydropower Works

Dodany: 28 stycznia 2021

Humans have been stealing energy from flowing water for at least two thousand years. It wasn’t until the advent of electricity that things really got cookin’. All we need to do now is to work out...

Short Stuff: Vantablack

Dodany: 27 stycznia 2021

How black is vantablack? About as black as you could imagine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The KKK: Loathsome Cosplay Rednecks

Dodany: 26 stycznia 2021

The history of the KKK is rooted in hatred and racism, and it still is today. Learn all about these loathsome rednecks today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

SYSK Selects: How Blimps Work

Dodany: 23 stycznia 2021

After newsreels captured the Hindenburg erupting in fire in 1937, the promising development of airship aviation was cut short. Today companies and militaries are taking another look at blimps and...

Finding the Fenn Treasure

Dodany: 21 stycznia 2021

In 2010 an eccentric art dealer hid a treasure chest with $2 million in valuables somewhere in the Rocky Mountains and published a poem with clues on where to find it. Hence began the most famous...

Short Stuff: Necco

Dodany: 20 stycznia 2021

If you think Necco Wafers are the most disgusting candy on the planet, you are not alone. But it turns out there’s a rich history behind those chalky discs that make them fascinating, if horrible....

What does a tire company know about food?

Dodany: 19 stycznia 2021

The Michelin Guide is an institution. But why does the famous tire manufacturer even put this restaurant guide out? Listen in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

SYSK Selects: What Was the Deal With the Hatfields and McCoys?

Dodany: 16 stycznia 2021

It was America's most famous family feud, but the history of the Hatfields vs the McCoys is fraught with bias and inaccuracies. Dig into a disagreement in 19th-century Appalachia that became a very...

The Science of Cute

Dodany: 14 stycznia 2021 - Średnia ocen: 4

If you took our advice and looked up baby beavers a few episodes back, you probably found them sooooo cute you couldn’t stand it. Or you just wanted to eat them up, which is weird if you think...

Short Stuff: Silverfish

Dodany: 13 stycznia 2021

Should you be afraid of these creepy little creatures you find in your basement? Only one way to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers