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Author: Gimlet

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ARRRRR pirate peg legs really a thing? Who invented the Cha Cha Slide? How old is Winnie the Pooh? ELT is here to answer your burning questions. If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to Every Little Thing is produced by Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.
70 Episodes
If you found millions of dollars worth of buried treasure, what would you do next? Take it to the bank? Sell it on eBay? Call 60 Minutes? ELT unearths the tale of the largest buried treasure ever found in North America. Plus, practical tips for dealing with newfound millions, and a nationwide treasure hunt, ELT-style.Guest: David J. McCarthy, numismatist.Special thanks to listeners Kurt, Elizabeth, Travis, Vicki, Nikki, Kimberly, Robert, and Rachel for helping us with our treasure hunt. And thanks to listener David for the question.
Who decides what a cheerleader looks like? Or sounds like? In part two of a two-part episode, ELT digs into the complicated legacy of an American archetype.Guests: Natalie Adams, cheerleading researcher and professor at the University of Alabama; Sharita Richardson, cheerleading researcher, instructional coach at North Carolina A&T State University, and founder of Black Girls Cheer. Thanks to caller Jessica for the question. Special thanks to Vonciel Baker, one of the original seven Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and to Dee Brock, former manager of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
How did one style of cheerleading come to dominate in so many American schools? In part one of a two-part episode, ELT flips through the history of cheerleading and meets the man who held cheerleading in the pompom of his hand.  Guests: Cheerleading researcher and professor at the University of Alabama Natalie Adams; Barbara Hazlewood; Thanks to caller Jessica for the question. 
While there’s some evidence clothes go back 170,000 years, pants are a relatively recent addition to our wardrobes. Why were pants developed and who wore them first? ELT unravels the surprising story of pants.   Guests: Artist and clothing researcher Ulrike “Rike” Beck; folklorist and historian Adrienne Mayor; artist and writer Emily Spivack. Thanks to caller “Elle” for the question. 
ELT introduces The Cut on Tuesdays, a new Gimlet Media podcast hosted by Molly Fischer. In this episode, chefs Samin Nosrat, Angela Dimayuga, and Carla Lalli Music do their best to help Madeleine Aggeler -- the Cut's semi-competent food columnist -- throw a dinner party for her friends.
Can duct tape really fix every little thing? ELT tests the limits — and gets to the bottom of a duct tape story that’ll blow your socks off. Plus, your most ingenious MacGyver stories. Guests: Daniel Munson, Senior Product Development Specialist at 3M; Gary LaRose, lodge owner and hunting guide on the Alaska Peninsula; Luke Miller, Anchorage-based pilot and guide. Thanks to callers Ian, Hunter, David, Whitney, Leanne, Stacie, Elena, Diana, Ashley, Lauren, Lucy —  and to all the listeners who shared their MacGyver stories.Got a burning question of your own? Call 833-RING-ELT.
While spoons, knives, and chopsticks have been commonplace for centuries, forks didn’t make it to most silverware drawers until the mid-1800s. What took so long? ELT investigates.Guest: Darra Goldstein, food historian, cookbook writer, and founding editor of Gastronomica, Thanks to caller Nicole.
When did organ music and baseball become a thing? ELT talks to some pro organ players to find out how organs and ballparks got together. Plus, meet Nancy Faust — the legendary organist who brought trolling to modern baseball music.Guests: Steven Ball, organist and Director of Sacred Music at The Oratory of St. Francis de Sales in St. Louis, Missouri; Josh Kantor, organist for the Boston Red Sox; Nancy Faust, retired organist for the Chicago White SoxThanks to caller Robert. Thanks also to Judy Scott.You can see a photo of Nancy's donkeys on our twitter feed.
ELT gets to the bottom of a familiar aroma -- thrift store smell. Why do thrift shops all smell the same? Plus, is washing your clothes better than freezing them? ELT investigates listener cleanspiracies with expert cleaner Jolie Kerr. Guest: Jolie Kerr, writer and host of Ask a Clean Person. Thanks to callers Theresa, Rachel, Jeremiah, Nikki, Vicki, Mark, Juliana, Ben and all the listeners who called in with cleanspiracies.
One eerie sound has been haunting Hollywood movies — from Poltergeist to Jurassic Park to Let the Right One In — and 14 seasons of Unsolved Mysteries. ELT tracks down the source of the scary sound.Guests: Rayme Waters, daughter of the spookiest sound in Hollywood’s inventor; percussionist Emil Richards; composer Gary Malkin.Thanks to caller Marianna. Thanks also to Brooks Hubbert, who runs the waterphone business, and musician Lee Charlton.
Comments (40)

Al Bealing

Interesting episode. I really don't like the horrible synthesised beepy music tho. Otherwise great.

May 8th

Juan Jc

this has to be the most useless and dumb ep you guys ever made. Damn that was a waste of time!

Apr 20th

Kattabek Ibraimov

11 minutes. wasted 11 minute on this cringy stuff.

Apr 1st

Đặng Trang

I wonder if the beavers are harmed in the process?

Feb 21st

Robert Brinkley

i listen to a lot of podcasts and i love this one but the ratio of adds to content is not adding up so i willbe unfollowing

Feb 19th

Roger Payano

MIND BLOWN 🤯 ... Wendy & Flora on one episode??? #DadJokeGreatness

Feb 15th
Reply Mfz

this episode is awesome

Feb 1st

Mia Yamauchi

Bongs alert! when you discover this podcast you can't listen to just one ep :)

Jan 11th

Jen P Oak

Doug screaming,.. I’m dead 😂😂😂😂

Jan 9th

Javier Vega

thank you that was amazing being Puerto Rican myself it brought me memories thank you so much have a blessed day

Dec 17th

Emily Somach


Dec 12th

Black Lizard Podcast Team

amazing podcast

Dec 4th

NAZZ Watson

wait, did he say wife?

Dec 4th

Jonas Grumbie

when I hear the guest's voices, I'm always wishing they had a more podcast friendly voice, until I recall the one time I heard myself on the radio. Sorry about my judgy attitude, podcast guests.

Dec 4th

Christian Barraza

This podcast is very relaxing and fun to listen to. One of my favorite from Gimlet.

Oct 31st

Nicole Clifton

Just started and I'm already sucked in, love this.

Oct 27th

Nicki Berger


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Nicki Berger


Sep 26th

Francesca Patera

This person just needs to watch the TV show "my cat from hell". I'm willing to bet that if she plays with her cat 10minutes per day, all psychopathic attributes will disappear

Sep 8th
Reply Mfz

Windy Zukerman in ELT.. i was surprised and excited. i wish that part of the program was longer and more interesting topic was used.

Aug 28th
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