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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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Got your copy of the YBOF book? The greatest hits of broadcast signal hijacking.  Topics include: Cold War era, Southern Television (video), Zombies (video), Naughty fun, and Max Headroom (video). Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  
"The Indians taught the pilgrims to farm and the pilgrims invited them to Thanksgiving, with cranberry and pumpkin pie." -every elementary school text book.  Boy were we sold a bill of goods!  Ferret fact from fiction in this episode voted on by our patrons.  Presidential voices by Old Nerds Drinking podcast. Have you had a chance to review the YBOF book?  I'm hoping we can average one a week. Talk to your fellow Brainiacs on FB or Reddit. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by Kevin MacLeod and Chris Haugen   
...with ants! By popular demand, we scratch the very surface of the surprising and diverse world of the ant. Talk to your fellow Brainiacs on FB or Reddit. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by Kevin MacLeod  Have you had a chance to review the YBOF book?  I'm hoping we can average one a week.
High Spirits (ep. 133)

High Spirits (ep. 133)

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From Vietnamese snake wine to vodka made from milk, corn beer with spit in it and whisky made from pee, mankind will make liquor with or out of just about anything! Talk to your fellow Brainiacs on FB or Reddit. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by Kevin MacLeod  Have you had a chance to review the YBOF book?  I'm hoping we can average one a week.
Today is the most stressful election day in the lives of many, so I declare it instead to be...Distraction Day.  To that end, here's an extra-long episode of some of the best bits that were originally on the Patreon (the greatest hits that weren't too weird, gross, or swear-y, anyway). Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by Kevin MacLeod     
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.  
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Comments (4)

Karen Glazar

I could not possibly agree more about gender reveal parties!!! Hate this trend.

Nov 29th
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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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