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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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The nuclear waste we produce will be dangerous for a very long time. We’ve figured out how to safely store it in the earth until it’s no longer a biohazard. Now we just have to figure out how to warn humans 10,000 years in the future to stay away from it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
There's a secret war going on around us, and it's happening on a daily basis. The Air Force has a unit specifically designed to carry out and defend against cyberwar. Go deep into this alarming type of war in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Peyote Works

How Peyote Works

2019-08-1500:43:5126

Josh and Chuck have tackled a lot of drugs on the show, but peyote has loomed like a bad Jim Morrison poem. Learn all about this plant today.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Petrichor

Short Stuff: Petrichor

2019-08-1400:13:3623

You know that amazing smell when it rains? Kind of clean, kind of earthy, one of a kind? It turns out that a miracle of nature produces it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We’ve been promised solar energy for a while now – where is it? Turns out, it’s been quietly and steadily growing across the world. And with a few breakthroughs, we just may be able to say goodbye to fossil fuels. Learn about sun-based energy in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Shotgun houses are iconic pieces of American architecture: they're long, narrow, and filled with artistic flourishes. But where did they come from? Join Chuck and Josh and explore the mysterious origins of shotgun houses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
As the operation expands it also begins to unravel. Word starts to leak out of the illegal stuff the Reagan administration was up to, Congress and the press investigate and people start to point fingers. Spoiler alert – they all got off scot free. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Time Zones

Short Stuff: Time Zones

2019-08-0700:27:2022

Time zones are a pain. Let's get rid of them! Can we? Sure! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
When Ronald Reagan was president, America got involved in some deeply shady stuff, not the least of which was the Iran-Contra scandal – a convoluted operation that managed to combine an illegal covert war in Nicaragua with secretly selling arms to Iran. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Black Death was gruesome: Symptoms included tumors, purple splotches, fevers and vomiting. But how did this disease manage to spread from the Gobi desert and kill approximately one-third of the population of 14th-century Europe? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Oliver Klozoffe

nice

Aug 20th
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Felix Bart

Oliver Klozoffe Great~

Aug 20th
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Nico Soebagio

Great episode, i had never heard of this incident until i listened to this. You two should do an episode on the Waco Siege at some point too.

Aug 19th
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Jaymes

And to this day, the British have never once apologised for their actions during the Irish famine. Disgusting.

Aug 19th
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plant nerd guy

Hi legends, about the botanical name when you get the double I at the end of the species name it's pronounced "ee eye" i.e. Williams ee-eye. it denotes it's named after Williams, who without looking it up I'm guessing he was an early botanist in the region. it would make an interesting topic if you did one on the taxonomic system and Carolus Linnaeus

Aug 19th
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Mz. Willie

420 day every day ❤

Aug 18th
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Joanna Francis

Mz. Willie 👍👍

Aug 19th
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Ronald Drewes

68 hvl8tbyy

Aug 16th
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Ronald Drewes

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Aug 16th
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Gloria Thurman

Awesome

Aug 16th
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Fion Lewis

Gloria Thurman :)

Aug 16th
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Zengie

fok burgundy

Aug 15th
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Anne Shore

a shilling is 20 p?! 😂😅

Aug 15th
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Manu Nunovurbiswaks

@2:46 define obsolete... stuff you should know

Aug 14th
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Orkaganon of Torkaganon

I had 2 energy audits, one from a large company & one from a small company. The large company, Power as they're called, tried talking us into $50,000 in upgrades. The small, local company was very familiar with Power and greatly disliked then and debunked much of their suggestions. it was informative & we learned quite a bit, right down to learning our blown in attic insulation having a depth ruler being cut in half to give the facade of being proper depth, when in reality, we half under half of what is considered effective.

Aug 14th
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Abbott Hill

Orkaganon of Torkaganon Ah, ok, I know

Aug 15th
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Lorr

I was too young to know anything about this. So interesting. Those poor families

Aug 13th
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Lizz

del-e-TEER-i-ous.

Aug 13th
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Gemma

Lizz 😁

Aug 14th
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J A

Hey Josh it's liberty fraternity equality. You idiot

Aug 12th
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Aaron Webb

J A

Aug 16th
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J A

Tony Friendly https://franceintheus.org/spip.php?article620. check that out stupid

Aug 15th
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Jaymes

I remember watching a documentary about the biggest seed bank in the world, and they were asked if they stored Marijuana seeds. they're response was " No. because marijuana is illegal" *eye roll* apparently even the seed banks are idiot's who would rather ignore science in favour of ignorance.

Aug 10th
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Sandra Feng

this China thing is very real. I am chinese and my grandfather had an accident on his electric bike and no one helped him. Fortunately, he was alright and wasn't seriously injured, but it's really truly unfortunate. Even I, in China, would fear helping someone because of the possibility of getting into unseen trouble.

Aug 10th
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snosaer

"a tidal wave of feet people" he's racist he really believes they don't know what shoes are lol weird

Aug 10th
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Micayla Beyer

you have a few older episodes on sharks but do you think you could talk about tonic immobility? it's a super cool trait of superorder Selachimorpha fish and is what allows researchers to tag sharks safely, but it also is used by other predators to immobilize an otherwise superior opponent!

Aug 10th
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Cameron Harrison

keeps stopping :(

Aug 9th
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