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Your Brain on Facts

Author: Moxie LaBouche

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Host Moxie LaBouche brings you a weekly half-hour of things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew.

Topics range from the history of nursing to the Balinese funeral rite David Bowie requested, from the origin of the Vulcan salute to the theft of Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve.

This is your brain on facts. yourbrainonfacts.com
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Unboxing Day Update

Unboxing Day Update

2020-06-0501:39

yourbrainonfacts.com/unboxing Quick update--the live unboxing and chance to win a signed copy will be on Sunday 6/7 at 9PM EST. I’m giving away one book for every ten commenters, so your odds actually get better if you have friends watching. yourbrainonfacts.com/unboxing yourbrainonfacts.com/unboxing
Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Sometimes you wanna go where nobody knows your name...because there's nobody there.  But why? 01:00 Motivations 05:26 Christian hermits Guest: Pontifacts 14:25 Ornamental hermits 19:35 Unboxing Day! 20:20 Science hermit 25:28 The North Pond Hermit Promo: The Contrarians Music by Kevin MacLeod and Tabletop Audio  Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Blackout Tuesday

Blackout Tuesday

2020-06-0207:46

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Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Livestream 4 The Cure We spit them out without a second thought, but seeds are as fascinating as they are important. 01:49 Size matters 07:35 Getting around (squirting cucumber video) 12:10 Guest: Better Than Human 19:39 Methuselah 23:30 Seed vaults 25:10 The seeds of Leningrad Promo: 10ish Music by Kevin MacLeod and Tabletop Audio  Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, even if it means inhaling strange gasses, being stung by wasps, or swallowing patient's bodily fluids. Promo: 5 Minute Wine podcast Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. You can also leave a question or fact of your own on my voicemail at 804-404-2669.
Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Livestream 4 The Cure 2:00 Ricky Megee 5:48 Jose Alvarenga Trivia prizes from Fireside Games and Greenbrier Games. 12:53 Anna Bagenholm Sic Parvis Magna 21:50 Juliane Koepcke Music by Kevin MacLeod  Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Thank you to all of those who are literally risking their lives while people claim the virus isn't a real threat and demand to be allowed to get haircuts and go to the movies. Susie King Taylor Lucky 13 Build Face Shields Music by Kevin MacLeod and Johnny Mandel. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Frugal is all well and good, but sometimes the people with the most money go to the most drastic extremes to keep every last bit of it. 01:30 John Elwes 04:25 Daniel Dancer 09:28 Hetty Green 16:23 Gratitude and Socializing 18:35 J. Paul Getty by I Have So Many Questions podcast 25:30 Edward Wedbush Music by Kevin MacLeod  Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Pre-order the YBOF book! or Get bonus content. Don't Risk getting the facts in your Cranium all Scrabbled up. (Are these puns getting played out? It seems a bit dicey.) Promo - Deconstruction Workers 02:22 Ancient games - Irving Finkel and Tom Scott 11:30 Figuring out the rules 14:55 Gratitude and socializing 16:47 Go directly to jail 19:30 Monopoly 23:52 Cluedo 28:30 POW escape kits Music by Kevin MacLeod  Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Pre-order the YBOF book! or Get bonus content. 01:40 Puritans and Mother Shipton 04:31 Popes 07:31 Planet Clarion 09:50 Community 12:00 Harriet Livermore 13:19 Prophet Hen of Leeds 16:34 Millerites 21:44 Listen, Rinse, Repeat; Reviews4Good, promo: Ghost Town  24:43 Heaven's Gate 29:11 Harold Camping Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by Unicorn Heads
Making Do (ep. 104)

Making Do (ep. 104)

2020-03-3131:52

Pre-order the YBOF book! or Get bonus content. While we're sheltering in place from the pandemic, we look at how people dealt with the intense shortages of the Great Depression and WWII. 02:05 Aunt Sammy 04:00 Eleanor Roosevelt 07:00 Sample menu Emmymadeinjapan's Hard Times series 09:08 Foods still with us 12:26 Flour sack dresses 14:17 Gratitude and TRIVIA CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT 16:00 Promo - Jason & Mindy 16:48 US rationing 18:55 UK rationing 24:00 "Dig for Victory" and the British Restaurant 26:55 "Beauty is Your Duty" 29:00 Clothing rations Music by Kevin MacLeod and the US Marine Band Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.    
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! Be a smart cookie and don't fall for these food-based urban legends and conspiracy theories.  (Sorry for all the thumps.  My new mic stand is not compatible with my wild gesticulations.) 00:05 Vocal Fries promo 01:54 McDonald's 07:41 New Coke, Monster, tap water 13:04 Kosher tax 14: 56 Gratitude 16:13 Now You've Seen It promo 17:00 KFC - four-legged chicken 21:08 Fondue 23:10 Sugar 27:33 Chipotle Spider silk goats 31:50 Old wives tales Get bonus content. Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Follow the stories of five people (an outlaw, a murderess, a nightclub dancer, a natural wonder, and a first lady) who covered a lot of ground... after they died. 01:58 Elmer McGurdy 07:24 Hazel Farris 11:48 Marie O'Day 16:55 Julia Pastrana 25:37 Eva Peron Mentioned: Marie O'Day's Palace Car Get bonus content. Read the full script and find sources. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram, email. Music by Kevin MacLeod
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! It's birthday time for both the show and the host here at Your Brain On Facts, so let's go around the world to see how different people celebrate theirs. 01:55 Backstory 04:53 New World 09:46 Europe 16:35 India/Nepal 19:09 Africa 22:00 Gratitude 25:01 Asia Get bonus content. Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! We're having a spa day on Your Brain On Facts.  For us, that means myth-disabusement and obscure facts, rather than facials and a mani-pedi. 1:30 History of the spa 07:50 The San 13:29 a recent review 18:00 Snake oil 20:50 Zzyzx The MedLife Crisis video about how modern medicine has allowed, and even helped, alternative medicine, to thrive. Get bonus content. Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! Your Brain On Facts celebrates 100 episodes with 100+ facts.   Enthusiastic virtual high-fives of thanks to our guest presenters: 01:15 Bunny Trails  02:40  Footnoting History 03:56 Andy's Podcaster Podcasting Podcast 05:15 Strange Animals 07:02 Bring On The Weird 08:00 Pretend 09:09 Ignorance Was Bliss 10:45  Self Shoots the S*** 12:39 Where Does It Go? 14:12 Human Circus 15:57 Varmints 17:32 Obscura 19:04 Patreon special offer 20:52 Exploress 22:10 Lexitecture 23:44 Irrationally Exuberant 26:01 Interrupted Tales 27:13 Presidencies Of The Unites States 28:23 Short Stories of Augie Peterson 29:58 Stories of Yore and Yours 32:03 A Podcast About Something 34:48 Anytown USA 35:43 Talk The Talk 37:11 Fresh Hell 38:47 Conspiracy Theoryology   Don't forget about the Patreon special offer! Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! if you thought the men got swept under the rug, history has been even less kind to these innovative women. 1:15 Alice Parker 4:30 Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner 9:55 Gratitude 11:40 Dr. Shirley Jackson 16:10 Patreon special offer 17:50 Marie Van Brittan Brown Get bonus content Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! Sure you know Edison, but do you know Latimer, Drew, West, or the other men of color who made the tech you use every day?  Lewis Latimer  James West  Gratitude  Garrett Morgan  Charles Drew Get bonus content Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! If you think animal mating habits get weird, wait until you hear about these gestations/incubations and births. 01:18 Gestation periods 03:45 Pregnant pauses 07:28 Got milk? 12:04 Male birth 15:11 Gratitude 18:41 Big mouths 23:08 Parthenogenesis Get bonus content Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! The greatest hits of broadcast signal hijacking. Cold War era Southern Television (video) Zombies (video) Naughty fun Gratitude Max Headroom (video) Recently   Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  You can also leave a question or fact of your own on my voicemail at 804-404-2669.
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Comments (2)

sune f

I like this podcast quite a bit. But she really needs to get a de-esser on the mic. Some of her esses are so sharp in my headphones they make me wince.

Jun 10th
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