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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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It’s a pretty safe assumption that people have been born with birthmarks since humanity began, and between then and now we’ve come up with some wacky, even dangerous, explanations for them – even a few that survive still today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mexican jumping beans are a real thing and they really do move around. It’s not magic, it’s nature! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In July 1966, three women out for a day at the beach waded into the water of Lake Michigan, got onto a boat and were never heard from again. To this day, not a trace of them has ever turned up and theories of what became of them abound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Few riots can be attributed to passing fashions, but zoot suits are top among them. After originating among the Harlem Renaissance crowd, the zoot suit came to symbolize political defiance. Find out why it's still illegal to wear a zoot suit in L.A. in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
911 Is Not a Joke

911 Is Not a Joke

2020-02-1300:57:3849

Josh and Chuck delve into the world of 911 in today's episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
A couple unknowingly spending the night above a dead body stuffed under their bed is a longstanding urban legend. And a true one. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What if a genetic brain disease could be turned off simply by flashing a light in your eyes? What if your depression could be cured that way? Sounds amazingly wonderful, true, but what if your behavior could be controlled that way too? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
SYSK Selects: How Bonsai Works

SYSK Selects: How Bonsai Works

2020-02-0800:57:2630

For thousands of years people have been taking normal trees and forcing them into miniature. Learn all about the history and art of this strangely engrossing pastime in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pentecostals are seemingly taking over the world. Or at least they're making up a larger section of Christianity than every before. Why? We'll dig in on that in today's episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: The Iowa Caucus

Short Stuff: The Iowa Caucus

2020-02-0500:16:5012

The Iowa Caucus is super important. But not really. Find out why.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
With the development of increasingly smart artificial intelligence and lots more cameras spread around than ever before, we have reached a critical point in the US and other countries where governments can easily track everyone, everywhere, all the time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Thanks to the amazing properties of magnets, clever engineers have figured out how to make entire trains levitate above their tracks, letting them move frictionlessly and allowing them to reach incredible speeds. Learn about how maglev trains work and what's taking so long for us to get aboard in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Who were the Buffalo Soldiers?

Who were the Buffalo Soldiers?

2020-01-3000:53:3026

Josh and Chuck dive into history today to tell the story of the Buffalo Soldiers.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: The O.K. Corral

Short Stuff: The O.K. Corral

2020-01-2902:22:0819

Listen in as we detail, in short, the legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Amazing Animal Stories!

Amazing Animal Stories!

2020-01-2800:40:0848

Regular animal stories are wonderful enough, but when animals lead amazing lives the stories become almost unbearably wonderful. You’ve been warned! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
It evolved over centuries to become the gold standard for conducting scientific inquiry. Yet many people - including some scientists - don't fully understand it. Learn about the basis of how we explore our world in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What is barefoot running? I think you know. But we'll detail all of the ins and outs. Listen and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In 1983, what may be the worst diving catastrophe in the history of deep sea oil exploration took place when a pressurized chamber was opened, instantly killing four divers inside. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Why Postal Employees Go Postal

Why Postal Employees Go Postal

2020-01-2100:51:3739

1993 was known as the peak of a disturbing trend in America: post office shootings, carried out by postal workers. A stunned country looked for answers and turned up a toxic workplace that seemed to be driving some workers past their breaking point. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
For centuries, doctors have prescribed drugs they knew weren't real – but that still somehow worked. It wasn't until the 1980s that the placebo effect was studied. Learn all about how an inert substance can have a genuine impact on a patient's recovery, in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Vanessa Kirby

I grew up in Michigan...beautiful place. Sad Story... FYI people DID boat in the 90's guys! No Doubt...just facts.

Feb 21st
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Dara Pat

no I don't like boats, even big boats...stupid ads would drive you crazy...

Feb 19th
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scott mangus

I grew up in laporte county. nice place once upon a time. luv you guys and keep it up.

Feb 19th
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Michael Yaussi

This episode is gold!

Feb 18th
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Steven Holic

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Feb 18th
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ncooty

This was like listening to two fifth graders give a presentation on "What I Learned about Science from 20 minutes of Searching the Internet".

Feb 18th
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Jason Simon

why the ky commercial, this is a family show, no?

Feb 16th
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Nina Vaughan

omg this is what I do for a living and your podcast is so entertaining. and accurate! love listening to you guys. if you ever need more sources, hit me up.

Feb 15th
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Jonas Grumbie

Atticus shot the dog, not Heck.

Feb 14th
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cat beans

never forget

Feb 13th
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meanzzzzz

22:18 what kind of editing is this? 😂

Feb 13th
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Alexandra Tieng

2:38

Feb 13th
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d0gface

odd future wolf gang kill them all - that Grammy performance really was awesome

Feb 13th
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Matthew N Paula Grant

Idk if you read these comments or not but I'd like to point out a couple of things: There is actually two definitions of Anorexia. Anorexia is the loss of appetite or inability to eat. Anorexia Nervosa is the actual psychological eating disorder in which you are referring to in this podcast. It is usually just coined as "Anorexia" but I think it is important to differentiate the two. Also, the discussion focused a lot on one's desire to be thin as the initial cause of developing Anorexia Nervosa while touching lightly on the abuse factor or some other trauma as a trigger. Many people who have an eating disorder experience some kind of trauma in their lives in which they are incapable or unwilling to process in a healthy way. They start denying themselves food or binging/purging as a way of control. As the illness progresses, the body gets used to not having food that the person no longer experiences hunger pains. Eating will actually make them sick. So, it's not just a matter of the person is too thin and just needs to eat. It's a way more complex disorder.

Feb 12th
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smolbeancarter

I was so excited to see the episode about bonsai, especially since I just got a bonsai kit

Feb 11th
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Jennifer Lindsay

the holy ghost is real, I have been filled. Pentecostals aren't doing it wrong, no superstition.

Feb 10th
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Lauren Holland

How fantastic! I just subscribed yesterday and started the germination process last night from a bonsai from seed kit that I got for Christmas.

Feb 9th
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ncooty

This episode contains lots of absurd conflation between religion and morality.

Feb 8th
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Shera Stroet

love this podcast, I'm new to podcasts, I can always trust you guys to give me something I want to listen to. I love the banter between you two!

Feb 7th
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Keith Betton

burner face👺 https://www.yahoo.com/news/takes-fool-facial-recognition-airports-155755992.html

Feb 7th
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