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If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
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Those movies where someone gets hit on the head and can't remember who they are anymore? They're actually not too far off from the reality of amnesia. Learn everything about this bizarre and life-robbing condition with Josh and Chuck in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What's a gap year anyway?

What's a gap year anyway?

2019-12-0500:53:3618

Chuck thought a gap year was post college. Turns out, it's a post high school year off from academics, where you travel the world, help others, and find yourself. Should you do it? We say "yes!" If you can afford it that is.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Macadamia Nuts

Short Stuff: Macadamia Nuts

2019-12-0400:13:3714

Macadamia nuts aren't nuts! They're seeds! And they are delicious. And good for you in the right amount. Learn all about them today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
After millennia of development, the Maya culture suddenly collapsed at its peak. Why is one of the biggest mysteries of history. One theory says catastrophic climate change was the cause. And it may have happened to other cultures too. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
SYSK Selects: Fractals - Whoa

SYSK Selects: Fractals - Whoa

2019-11-3000:38:2631

In the 1980s, IBM mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot gazed for the first time upon his famous fractal. What resulted was a revolution in math and geometry and our understanding of the infinite, not to mention how we see Star Trek II. Get blown away by fractals in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Introducing: Finding Fred

Introducing: Finding Fred

2019-11-2900:19:175

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was not a simple show. And Fred Rogers was not a simple man. He was radical. Spiritual. Revolutionary. Maybe even subversive. Bestselling author and cultural critic Carvell Wallace hosts this 10-part series about the life, thinking and work of Fred Rogers, and asks what the cardigan wearing host of a decades-old children's show can tell us about how to get by in today's chaotic world. Produced in partnership with Transmitter Media. Listen to Finding Fred everywhere podcasts are found: https://megaphone.link/findingfred Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Conversion therapy is a misguided attempt by religious zealots to convert people from gay to straight. News flash - it doesn't work. Learn all about this abhorrent practice today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In 1969, the Army Corps of Engineers turned off one of the main waterfalls at Niagara Falls to see what could be done to preserve it. They found two corpses, one carcass and lots of pennies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Carbon-14 Dating Works

How Carbon-14 Dating Works

2019-11-2600:58:4922

Some of the carbon dioxide in your body is radioactive! Don’t worry, it won’t harm you (not sure why we used an exclamation point there). Instead, it might someday be detected by future archaeologists to determine how long ago you walked the Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
It's no secret that human beings have an obsession with innovation -- but has our species already found every good idea? As Josh and Chuck break down the continuing search for the next great idea, they touch on everything from hand tools to cancer cures. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ever since Cabbage Patch Kids came along in 1983, there’s been an annual holiday frenzy around one particular toy – the must-have Christmas toy of the year. But what makes a toy a must-have toy? Josh and Chuck investigate (and kick off the holidays). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Backyard Burials

Short Stuff: Backyard Burials

2019-11-2000:14:0215

Time was that you’d bury a deceased relative in your yard; now it’s just weird. But it’s still legal – and if you want to do it, here’s how! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
About 5,300 years ago a Copper Age shepherd was murdered. He just happened to die in a place where his body was so well preserved that gave researchers an actual shot at determining the course of his final day on Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
SYSK Selects: How Salt Works

SYSK Selects: How Salt Works

2019-11-1600:46:1045

A Roman senator once said, "Mankind can live without gold, but not without salt." Right he was. The human body needs salt so much we have developed a taste for it specifically. But too much salt can be toxic. Learn about salt's role in human history and how we get it from the Earth in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Getting the rain and melted snow from upstate NY into the taps of every NYC resident and business is one of the great feats of engineering. Does it taste great and make perfect bagels and pizza crust? Sources say yes! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Back in 1982, Key West seceded from the United States. Don’t believe us? It’s true! Just listen to the episode, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 experience in everything from surgery to walking down the street. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 treating mood disorders -- and why they're starting to gain favor again. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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

How Ironman Triathlons Work

2019-11-0600:58:4429

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 as it sounds.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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B. C.

John Mulaney has a but where he pretty much exactly describes what the lady with amnesia is doing as how he would go through life if he had amnesia.

Dec 9th
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G-LaL

love nuts.. lol

Dec 8th
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NoaGins

Starts at 6:34 😑

Dec 7th
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NoaGins

Starts ~9:01 (unbelievable)

Dec 7th
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Jeremy Mamula

listened to every episode so far. I really do not like Alexa as a guest host. never disliked something so much on this show

Dec 6th
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Carlos A

this episode gave me high blood pressure

Dec 6th
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sky

chalk full of awesome info

Dec 5th
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NoaGins

Starts ~8:19

Dec 4th
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Techno Kopite

Motherf***ers had me going for a minute!!! 😭😭

Dec 4th
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Erica Copeland

guys on that devils LETTUCE ??? pretty funny banter

Dec 4th
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NoaGins

Good for a quick laugh

Dec 3rd
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Cynthia Posada

Using a/an has nothing to do with the letter; it has everything to do with the sound. Letter and sound are not equal! We say "an hour" because of the short "o" sound at the beginning of that world. Most people say "a historic district" because of the way they pronounce the word "historic." There are a some people who pronounce "historic" with a silent "h," in which case the initial sound is a vowel sound, which qualifies it for the use of "an." Again, letter and sound are not equal. You cannot ascribe the use of a/an without first understanding the correct/common/regional pronunciation of the word in question.

Nov 28th
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Casey Wollberg

Atoms are just vibrations of energy?

Nov 27th
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ForexTraderNYC

ok these guys r not organized. 8 minutes in hardly discussion on subject title..get your sht in order..guys seriously

Nov 27th
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d0gface

420 huh?? Yes I was thinking it, Chuck

Nov 26th
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An Varg

Can you focus on the topic for one straight minute you f#ing idiots? Worst podcast hosts ever!

Nov 25th
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G-LaL

hate those damn Ebay toy sellers.. I bought a Wii for 800 back when they first came out...

Nov 23rd
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Stuff

how is there no comment on Josh's watering technique?

Nov 21st
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Eli Jackson

i really dig this exploration of the history of punk, now do you think you could do a history of ska?

Nov 20th
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Brad Johnson

first I might say

Nov 19th
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