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What's in a surname?

What's in a surname?

2022-05-1945:533

Surnames are way more interesting that you think, trust us. Just hit play and prepare to be wowed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the Watermelon episode, Chuck and Josh stumbled into a bit of little-known history about why artificial banana flavor doesn’t taste like bananas. Turns out it does; it just tastes like a banana you’ve probably never eaten. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Squirrels, Ahoy!

Squirrels, Ahoy!

2022-05-1755:4312

Squirrels are rodents, sure, but they’re rodents with personalities the size of Las Vegas and Detroit put together. Get to know your bushy-tailed (and sometimes not so bushy) neighbors who live interesting hidden lives right out in the open. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Everybody knows how many whacks Lizzie Borden gave her mother and father with that axe, but there is plenty about the infamous double homicide that remains unresolved, like who actually did it. Travel into the mystery of Lizzie Borden in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rhinoplasty, aka Nose Jobs

Rhinoplasty, aka Nose Jobs

2022-05-1201:00:428

Nose jobs have been around a lot longer than you think. And the process is pretty interesting. Tune in for all things rhinoplasty.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As many as 15% of people faint when they see blood! And it’s not just blood that gets them. It can be an injury or even a needle. Learn about this fascinating phobia in this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Land acknowledgements are all the rage in some parts of the world. But they also open a can of worms if not done properly. Learn all about this increasingly common practice today.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Selects: How Champagne Works

Selects: How Champagne Works

2022-05-0701:01:1315

Sure we can all agree that champagne is probably the greatest thing humans have or ever will invent, but how much do we understand how it's made? Learn all about it in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
One of the more controversial black leaders, Marcus Garvey divided black and white Americans with his assertion of black pride, and sowed division in the black community as well. Yet, possibly no one has had more global impact on black lives than him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Short Stuff: Shar Pei

Short Stuff: Shar Pei

2022-05-0410:484

Today we dive into the lovable folds of the Shar Pei. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Mystery of Coal

The Mystery of Coal

2022-05-0342:1014

There’s a mystery afoot! Almost all of the coal we use around the world was created in the same 60 million year period. Before or after that relatively short window of time, not so much. Just what exactly explains this geological mystery? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Other comedians cry on the inside, but Rodney Dangerfield built his entire act around his sad life. Get to know this legendary comic who was nearing 50 when he got his break, in this classic episode recorded live in LA. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Being an understudy is far more challenging than simply learning the lines of a lead actor in case of emergency. Learn all about these unsung stage heroes today.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Does your house smell? No? What if we told you it’s impossible for you to know whether  it does or not? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“Postmodernism:”

“Postmodernism:”

2022-04-2601:06:0415

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Since his corpse was found in 1948, wearing a nice suit in summer on an Australian beach, an unidentified man has refused to fade into obscurity, gripping the imagination of sleuths around the world. Learn all about the mystery in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bottled water is huge business, and terrible for the environment. But where did this all start? Listen in and learn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today we pay tribute to the comfiest of comfort food, the grilled cheese sandwich. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When Christine Collins' son disappeared in 1928, she thought that was the worst that could happen.  What followed was more upsetting than any parent could imagine.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Did you know there are as many as 500,000 abandoned mines in the US, but the federal government knows where only 30,000 of them are? Learn about how these places go from money pit to death trap when mine companies simply walk away, in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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martina robinson

Mine was Rocha. Other variations include Roca, de la Rocha etc. It means "rock" or "of the rock" and originates in Brazil. But my family is from Mexico/Southwest region. DNA matches the region which means at some point it was simply adopted, likely via marriage.

May 19th
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Cole Boggess

Chuck's laugh at the end made my day 😂

May 18th
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Regular To

yall scared of squirrels

May 18th
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Catherine B

black squirrels can been found in DC and Maryland. so cute! there are all white ones in DC also.

May 17th
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Herschell

I like the episode, but I don't think BII phobia will make you fear to see the doctor.. ˁᱸᲲᱸˀ

May 11th
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Aakriti Sharma

22 Se AWWWWWWWA

May 11th
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Aakriti Sharma

22 Se AWWWWWWWA

May 11th
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ID25550618

Are the podcasts American-accented?

May 10th
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ID25550618

Hello, where can we download the text of the first podcasts ?? I need the text of the podcasts to learn English

May 10th
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Ali Arslan

wonder how would land acknowledgement of Israel look ? would they even mention Palestine or will say it's under process .. wait till we finish . sigh

May 10th
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Catherine B

Hi! I have a shar Pei pit mix. Loved this short stuff! Hopefully you can do one on Pits too.

May 4th
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Milly Sue

Awesome people with an awesome podcast

May 4th
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Julia Sass

I adore you both! I've been a listener since 2008 and will never grow tired or SYSK❤️

Apr 29th
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snosaer

i love how there’s not even a discription of this episode lol

Apr 26th
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David Wilkins

so many ads now.

Apr 23rd
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martina robinson

I'm so glad you guys mentioned Flint Michigan. It really depends on where in the U.S. you're at. Some reservations don't have running water let alone clean water. Water in Houston tasted super chlorinated.

Apr 22nd
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Robert Trost

We get the big watermelons here as well as the seedless. I find the seedless to be lacking in flavor. When we get the big seeded melons here in Saskatchewan, Canada they are called Texas Watermelons.

Apr 19th
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Robert Trost

love the show, but not liking that there are a lot more ads recently and it's not just this show.

Apr 18th
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Enrico Seebach

you guys have sold out to advertisers. "stuff that we're selling"

Apr 17th
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Al Fortune

ño

Apr 16th
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