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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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In the early 90s, a new study that found that kids who are exposed to more germs early in life are less likely to develop allergies later. With the West in the grip of a full-blown immunity crisis (still going on today), this was an interesting thought. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
For a while in the 1980s, people were fascinated and confused about what exactly crop circles were. Now we know that they aren't signs left from aliens, but art made by humans. Learn all about these stunning, large form art installations in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Area 51 Works

How Area 51 Works

2019-06-1300:54:1651

The secret military base Area 51 is inextricably linked to every secret, shady project the US government is rumored to be involved in – from reverse-engineering alien technology to coordinating a one-world government. The truth is much more mundane. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Smoke Signals

Short Stuff: Smoke Signals

2019-06-1200:15:3920

Were smoke signals real or a Hollywood invention? Turns out, they were indeed a thing and invented by the Chinese, even.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What's the gig economy?

What's the gig economy?

2019-06-1100:46:4933

The gig economy is not new, but it's bigger than ever. Is that a good thing? We'll discuss that today! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
There is an extremely rare condition where the sufferer is convinced that everyone around him is an impostor posing as their friends and family. Learn about the neurology behind this strange and sad mental disorder in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Introducing Unpopular

Introducing Unpopular

2019-06-0700:52:4412

At times when people accepted the status quo without question, some rebels have dared to resist. When a cause is noble, it often pays to be unpopular. Listen to Unpopular every Tuesday.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What is perfect pitch?

What is perfect pitch?

2019-06-0600:45:2735

Perfect pitch, or absolute pitch, is when you can sing a note with no reference from other notes, perfectly on key. Is it an asset? Chuck says yes. Learn all about this musical rarity today.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Did the legendary blues singer really sell his soul to the devil in exchange for amazing musical skills? Probably not! But there’s still an interesting story there and it features the Coen Brothers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Barcodes Work

How Barcodes Work

2019-06-0400:57:3242

Barcodes are everywhere. Those little lines and numbers that make up one of the most recognizable barcodes, the UPC, was designed to make going to the grocery a lot less miserable. It ended up becoming the central symbol of the global economy.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Jaymes Moynihan

I wonder if they could use familial DNA to make a match in this case

Jun 17th
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Chad Becker

Bob Lazar is an honest man. 100% true & hasn't made a dime off of it. He's a brilliant engineer as well. As an engineer myself, I'm a very good judge of character. Not too mention so much of what he said has been proven true over the years. 115

Jun 14th
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Chad Becker

The Nighthawk is such a high tech bad ass.

Jun 14th
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Betsy Durham

can you please add the websites for the companies that go I'm and randomly test supplements??? I'm trying to narrow down some ethical brands.

Jun 13th
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Jonas Grumbie

I'm surprised they didn't mention how the Vatican uses colored smoke to announce if a new Pope has been elected. interesting episode.

Jun 13th
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Mel Gonzales

the Snoop Dogg tribe haha

Jun 12th
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Joshua Urban

here ya go. http://deutsch.ucsd.edu/psychology/pages.php?i=212

Jun 12th
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Austin

Off topic until 7:30

Jun 11th
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Shawn flanagan

That geico commercial is one of the most annoying commercials I have ever heard.

Jun 11th
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Alex Hughes

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dqBGzkz1oDU a patient with Capgras

Jun 9th
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Vindell Santiago

I thought it was about baseball pitching...boooooriiing..

Jun 7th
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Zengie

Vindell Santiago I thought it was what it is but hey... I'm a musician.

Jun 13th
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kps3

Vindell Santiago You know what's boring? Baseball

Jun 10th
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Russell Kramer

this was one of my favorite radiolab episodes

Jun 6th
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Russell Kramer

this was one of my favorite radiolab episodes

Jun 6th
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Alex Island

How do you NOT do alexander/alex/Xander/ lex... jerks. jk, love you guys kinda not love but like I listen every day to ones of already listened to

Jun 6th
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Diane Bourne

Wings Hauser?? I loved him

Jun 6th
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D.L. George

I have cussed out this person for years every time I have to try to open a now completely open proof container pills. it didn't used to be this way.

Jun 6th
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Bessy Hicks

Josh and Chuck are the Kings of the podcast world. Heroes. Pioneers. We’re lucky we share a globe with them. 🙌

Jun 6th
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Carlos Jose

If I am not mistaking there is an impact on body cell with food like sugar when there is a disease like cancer. Cancer love sugar to reproduce so what you eat sometimes can affect some cells in the body. Cool podcast guys.

Jun 5th
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Jonas Grumbie

some deep movie references in this episode.

Jun 5th
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Mark Curran

i wil try to get thru all the superfous BS,you seem eager to include, as if I needed to know his nick name, address, blah blah. what interests me and should interest you, is how and why he helped Slave Power sell the propaganda required to turn US,soldiers and citizens into an invading army eager to kill enough people that US could and did double or triple the size of slavery lands. maybe you covered that, maybe not, but several Southern leaders explained it at the time pretty well. this might help Civilwarkillers.blogspot.com

Jun 2nd
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