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Author: Simon Whistler and Daven Hiskey

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The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain- everything from interesting history and science, to more practical knowledge like how to build and grow a YouTube channel and business, the ins and outs of copyright law, etc.
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at the first woman in the United States to cast a political vote who for reasons we’ll get into did it with her feet… We also have a brief message from a sponsor, Skillshare. Help support this show and learn a lot of interesting new skills, as well as [...] The post The Absolutely Badass First Female U.S. Presidential Candidate appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are looking at the man Frank Capra based the character of George Bailey on in It’s a Wonderful Life, and how this rather remarkable individual went on to shape quite a bit of history in a certain region of America, in a very positive way despite that almost nobody has ever [...] The post It’s a Wonderful Life [Part 2] appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at why Fox tried so hard to trick people into thinking Miracle on 34th Street was not a Christmas movie when it came out. We then look at why movie trailers are called that and a bit on the evolution of them, and then look at why Miracle [...] The post It’s a Wonderful Life [Part 1] appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at the interesting reason why milk is white, yet cheddar cheese is yellow/orange. Next up, we have a brief message from our sponsor, Blinkist, which gives you the key ideas from more than 3,000 bestselling nonfiction books in just 15 minutes instead of having to listen to the [...] The post The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Foods (Part 1) appeared first on Today I Found Out.
*Sorry the audio is a little funky on this one. But don’t skip it, it’s one of our best content-wise, in my opinion. 🙂 As to the audio, we had multiple technical issues that ended up resulting in us having to use the combined live, streamed audio (rather than our local recordings), which in turn had issues beyond the normal [...] The post The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 3) appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at that time the United States government banned pre-sliced bread… Really. Next up, we have a brief message from a sponsor, Blinkist, which gives you the key ideas from more than 3,000 bestselling nonfiction books in just 15 minutes instead of having to listen to the full audiobook [...] The post The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 2) appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at the surprisingly interesting origin of the paperclip and why a person who had nothing to do with its design commonly gets all the credit for it, including having a giant statue of it made in his honor only a couple decades ago. 🙂 Next up, we have [...] The post The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 1) appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at 19th century practical joke that occurred in London that is arguably the greatest of the century. Next up, we have a brief message from a new sponsor, Blinkist, which gives you the key ideas from more than 3,000 bestselling nonfiction books in just 15 minutes instead of [...] The post The Greatest Practical Joke and the Last Laugh appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at how “Dick” came to be short for “Richard”. Next up, we have a brief message from one of our favorite and most useful sponsors- Backblaze! Backblaze really is super cheap and takes almost no time or effort to get setup and working. Unlimited automatic backups for your [...] The post Lord Minimus- The Renaissance Dueling Dwarf appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at why superheroes wear their underwear on the outside. Next up, we have a brief message from our sponsor, Jeremy Scott, perhaps best known for his work on CinemaSins, but also the author of the books “The Ables” and the sequel that just came out, “Strings”, both of [...] The post That Time a Major Studio Intentionally Made a Crappy “Fantastic Four” Movie and Why Superheroes Wear Their Underwear on the Outside appeared first on Today I Found Out.
*Just an addendum to one of the tangents I forgot to mention- pulling up like crazy in a plane while rapidly hurtling towards the ground is a phenomenal way to ensure the wings of the plane cease to remain attached to it. 😉 In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at the little known much [...] The post Why Do Some Countries Have People Drive on the Left and Others on the Right? (+Contest Winners) appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start with the rather curious way in which George Eastman, founder of Kodak, died. Next up, we have a brief message from our sponsor, Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of amazing classes covering dozens of creative and entrepreneurial skills. You can take classes in everything from photography [...] The post Forgotten History Part 2: The First Film and the Murder That Nearly Killed It appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we skip the quick fact because this one took forever to research and put together and I ran out of time. 😉 Instead we jump right into the main topic which is a very real phenomenon that popped up off and on for several hundred years called Dance Mania or St. Vitus’ [...] The post The Forgotten Plague- DANCE MANIA!!! appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at whether or not male humans can get pregnant and carry a baby to full term naturally. (Spoiler- yes and yes. And even breastfeed too! It doesn’t even require fancy science or advanced medical techniques.) Moving on to the meat of today’s episode, we jump into a variety [...] The post How Porcupines Mate, the Bizarre Sex Habits of Giraffes (and Much, Much More) appeared first on Today I Found Out.
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Twice Executed

2019-06-0600:52:385

Sorry for the long gap between episodes. We’ll be getting a bit more regular going forward.  Also apologies for my audio quality in this one. Adobe kept crashing on me, so we had to use the audio Simon was receiving which isn’t ideal. Also a bit under the weather and lost my voice before recording, so maybe for the best [...] The post Twice Executed appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at how exactly Al Capone got the scars that got him the nickname “Scarface”. Moving on to the meat of today’s episode, we jump into the rather interesting story behind one of the many so called “trial of the century” of the 20th century.  In this case involving [...] The post Taking the Mystery Out of Murder- A Couple of Dumbbells appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at the interesting story behind where the Monopoly pieces came from. Next we discuss our sponsor, RetailMeNot. Visit http://bit.ly/2BXvyAk to download the free RetailMeNot Genie browser extension today and start saving the easy way. Moving on to the meat of today’s episode, we jump into the truth about [...] The post How Everyone Plays Monopoly Wrong Which Makes It Worse, Where the Game Pieces Came From, Who Really Invented It and Much More appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at the massive creature that has a doughnut shaped brain with its esophagus running right through the middle. Next we discuss Wix! Go to https://www.wix.com/go/brainfood to get started on your website today! Check out our website at https://brainfood.fm Next up we begin by looking at the fascinating reason [...] The post Animal Facts Part 3: A Doughnut Brain, Dung and the Milky Way, Ant Overlords and More appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at the mind blowing things caterpillars get up to while in the chrysalis. Next we discuss Wix! Go to https://www.wix.com/go/brainfood to get started on your website today! Check out our website at https://brainfood.fm Next up we begin by looking at the fascinating way in which honey bees, which [...] The post Animal Facts Part 2: Melting Caterpillars, Heating Bees, Why Vultures Don’t Get Sick, and More appeared first on Today I Found Out.
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at a rather fascinating fact about dogs and cats that you probably didn’t know. Next we discuss Wix! Go to https://www.wix.com/go/brainfood to get started on your website today! Check out our website at https://brainfood.fm Next up we begin by debunking a variety of common whale related myths, most [...] The post Animal Facts Part 1: The Blowhole, Cow Tipping and Much, Much More appeared first on Today I Found Out.
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zagXXIX

🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Davin really knows his stuff and Simon really speaks posh. Together this unlikely duo contribute to making an enjoyable and informative listening experience. I have almost consumed all of the content available here and was enthralled by the fascinating origin's of every day objects series. It's a shame I am not able to recommend this podcast to my peers or they would know where my recent wealth of useless knowledge has come from. Although this platform does not allow star ratings I have awarded this podcast 4 emoji stars, I will consider revising this to 5 emoji stars if this comment results in me winning £1000

Feb 13th
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Phil Scheg

This podcast is very informative and interesting. Keep up the good work guys!

Jan 30th
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Mario Moser

Used to like it but they basically just make an episode when a new sponsoring deal comes in. I get that it isn't free to host the podcast and so on but some stability would really benefit it.

Jan 30th
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John Metcalf

Long time subscriber of your many YouTube channels here, just recently decided to check out the podcast and I'm glad I did, amazing work. Looking forward to more episodes.

Jan 17th
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lew1298

best podcast by far

Jan 8th
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Marcin Magolon

Love the show and the banter! Binged all of it to catch up so now checking for the next updates. Well done guys!

Dec 18th
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Parker Mclaughlin

love this show. I've listened to every episode like 3 times. Great to listen to while I work. keep the interesting facts coming!

Dec 12th
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Dustin Boulanger

love this podcast! listen to you guys at work. I actually get so immersed in the topics that I'll contribute to the conversation and I know it hasn't gone unnoticed by some coworkers... oh what they must think of me. I feel like I'm back at school, but with the cool teacher that brings the class outside the classroom and relates the subject matter to our every day lives. This greatly improves the comprehension memory of all the fun facts. I do have one criticism for you... I want MORE!!! THANK YOU!!!🤔

Dec 7th
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scott hyman

I'd love to hear a show with the biographies of both you...where you were...where you are...the story in between

Dec 3rd
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Luciana Doljak

I really like the YouTube channel AND found out the podcast version incredible to listen on the go. Always great information and very entertaining. Great job you guys!

Dec 1st
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Skadaddy 86

Love listening to these guys. First subscribed to tifo about two years ago, and I think I may actually be subscribed to all of Simon and Dave's content on YouTube. I drive a truck for a living, and it really helps kill the miles being educated and entertained by you guys. Keep up the good work, 10/10!

Nov 30th
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Mitch C

I've been a fan of several of the YouTube channels for a while, and now I'm a new fan of the podcast!

Nov 16th
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Dav Oak

I listen while driving to work and no matter what my mood was before I started driving - Simon and Daven always seem to make my day better. Funny, informative, informal. More podcasts could learn a thing or two from these fellows. P.S. I liked the whistle

Nov 8th
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Kyle Jackson

Hi guys! Great show! It feeds my need for random knowledge and extensive conversational tangents. The broad range of subjects and method of execution is engaging and interesting. Keep up the good work!

Nov 8th
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Clint Kucera

love the show wish the episodes were more frequent. I listen to among working on my family's farm. And it has inspired me to start taking college classes again! And I missed the whistle.

Nov 2nd
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mearsey 237

great podcast love the YouTube shows 2

Nov 2nd
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Chase Wesley

great podcast. started out years ago with today I found out. love the banter. keep up the long episodes!

Nov 1st
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zachary thebeau

I listen to this at work (and occasionally outside of work) I've listened since the start from the announcement from the YouTube channel. I like the casualness of the podcast. I know what I would but if I won, a shiatsu recliner for my grandfather if he's still living at the time as right now he's on hospice with lung cancer.

Oct 31st
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Jane Brick

Excellent podcast. Always interesting topics. Always learn something new.

Oct 31st
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Paul Mathieson

This is a very late comment but I'm new to this show. But I thought I would you both know people in the West Country still say arggh they also say yarp for yes and call friends babber (or babs) and shag which is funny if your English like me and Simon

Oct 25th
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