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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.

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Have you had a chance to review the YBOF book?  I'm hoping we can average one a week. ♪♫This is Halloween!  This is Halloween!♫♪  Supporters on our Patreon and fans in our FB group chose the topics for today's episode:  01:35 sorting Dracula fact from fiction 07:49 how horror stars got their stars 20:01 when did clowns become scary 23:29 the history behind zombies 28:38 movie monster fast facts!  Mentioned in the show: Overly Sarcastic's Frankenstein run-down Cutting Class podcast on Christopher Lee Oh No! Lit Class on The Phantom Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by Kevin MacLeod  Sponsor: Podcorn
Why do we give them, who gets one, and, more importantly, who doesn't? Sponsors: Podcorn, Libysn (code: moxie), Pigeon (code: moxie) Have you had a chance to review the YBOF book?  Someone posted a bad review :( and I'd love to get the average back up. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by Kevin MacLeod 
"Why didn't the slaves revolt?" They did. A lot.  We just weren't taught about it.  Here's a humble start at fixing that. 04:56 Stono Rebellion 11:35 New York plot 15:56 Black Seminole 22:45 Nat Turner - Garbled Twistory 27:40 German Coast Uprising 32:50 Occupation of Alcatraz promo: Everything Everywhere Did you get a chance to leave a review for the YBOF book?  Someone just posted a bad review :( and I'd love to get the average back up. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
We just can't have nice things....like forests.  Hear the stupid causes of some of modern history's most destructive wildfires and find out why putting out fires is actually making things worse. Did you get a chance to leave a review for the YBOF book?  Someone just posted a bad review :( and I'd love to get the average back up. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
From the profound to the prophetic, from the ironic to the ignominious, from founding fathers to TV stars, we look into the final utterances of the famous and infamous alike.  Did you get a chance to leave a review for the YBOF book?  We're trying to get 100 reviews in the first year! Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
  Did you get a chance to leave a review for the YBOF book?  We're trying to get 100 in the first year! For want of a nail, the kingdom was lost. Guest voice: Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Trouble With Tribals by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6621-trouble-with-tribals License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Did you get a chance to leave a review for the YBOF book?   00:45 Mona Lisa 06:50 Bob Ross 11:50 Rosalind Franklin 18:00 Charles Ponzi 24:50 R. Lee Ermy Music by Kevin MacLeod  and TrackTribe. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Did you get your get a change to leave a review for the YBOF book?   Heart Queen Pink Floyd Mike Oldfield Contractually obligated albums   Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book?  Do you have a minute to leave a review? Did Mel Brooks lie to us--is it really good to be the king?   Stagnant gene pools Ignoble Deaths British royal family ties The Death of the Queen   Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book?  Do you have a minute to leave a review? Victoria Woodhull Margaret Ives Abbott Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Dr. Rebecca Crumpler Bessie Coleman Annie Edson Taylor Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book?  Do you have a minute to leave a review? 00:30 moveable-type press 05:35 circumnavigation solo Atlantic flight telephone lightbulb Enigma out and proud   Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book?  Do you have a minute to leave a review? Anyone can name an animal after what it looks like, but why waste the chance to immortalize your favorite singer or make your personal vendetta part of science history? Music by Kevin MacLeod  and Table Top Audio. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book?  Do you have a minute to leave a review? From rainbow parties to Spiritualism to two bands touring as a single band that doesn't exist, we take a look at some noteworthy hoaxes and false panics.  Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book?  Do you have a minute to leave a review? Why do we dye raspberry-flavored things blue?  Why does mint feel cold?  How are Kit Kats like Soylent Green? Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book?  Do you have a minute to leave a review. From birds flying the coop, to snakes slipping away, to apes getting up to monkey business, hear about crafty critters making a break for it. Special guest: Life, Death, and Taxonomy   Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book? Refreshing treat or miracle cure to ensure a long, healthy, sexy life? You decide!  (Psst, it's the first one.) 00:50 Carbonated water 03:45 Patent medicines 12:30 Moxie cola from Fantastic History of Food 18:23 Pepsi 21:06 Coke 27:05 7-Up and bipolar disorder Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
Show us your copy of the YBOF book and tag the podcast! From protecting themselves to protecting endangered animals, women amassed are a formidable thing indeed. 00:44 Gulabi gang 07:10 Sun Ladies 11:20 Jergertroppen 16:00 Black Mambas by Herstory On The Rocks 20:30 Akashinga Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
00:50 History of the world 03:20 Hanging gardens of Babylon 05:48 Chinampas, by Nooks and Crannies 1:35 Victory gardens 19:03 Gardening while black 24:00 Cool examples 27:20 In space Music by Kevin MacLeod  and Audionautix Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  
Have you ordered your copy of the YBOF book? Hundreds dead, thousands homeless, entire communities wiped out, yet most of us have never heard of what happened in Rosewood 1923, Tulsa 1921, or Chicago 1919. 02:50 Rosewood 10:23 Tulsa 19:00 The Conspirators podcast 23:10 Chicago Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
The YBOF book is out today! We're under attack by a virus, but what about all the microorganisms that make our food yummy, keep our bodies healthy, and help us reverse our damage to the planet? 01:35 Microbiome 07:00 Lacto-fermentation 10:45 Everything I Learned From Movies 13:50 Koalas and mosquitoes 19:45 Plastic and coral 25:23 Superfund sites Promo: Genuine Chit-chat Music by Kevin MacLeod   Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
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Aaron Mayers

I have read the bad review. I fixed the grammatical errors they made in their review. Hypocrisy is alive and well with them.

Oct 27th
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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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