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Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

Author: Moxie LaBouche

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Things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew.

Imagine a Venn diagram where the podcasts "Good Job, Brain!" and "Lore" overlap with the "Today I Found Out" and "CineFix" YouTube channels. That's "Your Brain on Facts."
108 Episodes
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Patent Schmatent (ep. 95)

Patent Schmatent (ep. 95)

2020-01-2100:29:21

PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! While history is full of stolen ideas and missed opportunities, hear why some inventors *chose* not to profit from their ideas. 02:17 friction matches 04:56 polio vaccines 08:42 McNuggets 13:32 gratitude 15:35 LEDs 19:16 ballpoints 23:15 WWW Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod , Audionautix, Jeremy Blake, and TrackTribe. 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.  
My Name Is Mud (ep. 94)

My Name Is Mud (ep. 94)

2020-01-1400:27:111

PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! As voted on by our Patreon patrons, today we're talking about mud.  This ubiquitous combination of water and dirt is useful to science, employed in health and beauty, a little-known component of professional sports, and even eaten.  02:22 Haitian mud cookies 06:31 Southern white dirt 10:22 Mud worth more than gold 13:23 Gratitude 15:14 Baseball-rubbing 20:29 Tough Mudder Support the show Music usually by Kevin MacLeod , but I can't for the life of me remember where I downloaded this song from. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK!   Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod and Audionautix. 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! You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, but did you know this song, and the poem it was based on, were both written by Jews?  You won't believe how many classic Christmas songs were! 00:50 Why this topic? 02:31 A sample of examples  06:00 Irving Berlin and White Christmas 10:21 Heatwave songs 11:57 Xmas protest tune 13:41 Robert May and Rudolph 23:27 Gratitude 25:08 But why? 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.  
You've probably heard about the Austrian Christmas demon Krampus, but what about Befana, the Italian Christmas witch?  In what country do you need reservations for Xmas dinner at KFC?  Where do people wish you happy holidays with a specific request for presents? 01:22 Christmas as a holiday 03:00 Holiday Punishers  05:32 Gryla and Sons  10:25 TV yule log  16:19 First we feast! and African traditions 21:18 Christmas in China 24:40  The other yule log 25:42  Yule Goat Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod  Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.
hiStory 2 (ep. 91)

hiStory 2 (ep. 91)

2019-12-1000:28:112

PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! Just because it's in all the history books, doesn't mean it's true. 00:50 Julius Caesar was namesake of the Caesarian section 08:00 Chastity belts 13:25 Iron Maidens 23: 00 Slaves built the pyramids 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.
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! From the Yellow Pages and Golden Book, to Mao's little red book, three different green books and more! Music by Kevin MacLeod, Audionautix, and Rooster Teeth (I love you, please don't sue). Support the show Read the script. Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! One man's holiday feast is another man's traumatic experience.  With special guests Where Does It Go? Kiviaq Hakarl Cheating for meat Molded salads Catepillar mushroom Cazu marzu Balut 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.
Conspiracy Truthies (ep. 89)

Conspiracy Truthies (ep. 89)

2019-11-2000:25:341

PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! 2:00 Car-makers and Big Oil killed electric street cars 05:00 The feds are watching me! 13:45 Mind control 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.
Flashing back to a two-parter on heroic animals, innovations from the field, and noteworthy bad-asses. Topics include a pigeon who saved hundreds of lives, a crossbow for grenades and Jack Churchill, who went into WWI with a claymore and bagpipes, despite not being Scottish. 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.
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! What could be more wholesome than reading a book or riding your bike?  It depends on who you ask.  Many things that are commonplace today were the cause of moral panics, people believing they would bring about the downfall of society. 2:35 waltz, Charleston, turkey trot 9:17 bicycles  15:53 telephone 18:29 mail 21:50 novels 25:10 couches 26:45 forks   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.
PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! Special guest: Ignorance Was Bliss When you run out of people to blame, blame the devil. Hear a few of the times people tried to use demonic possession as their 'get out of jail free' card. 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.
Freaks! (ep. 86)

Freaks! (ep. 86)

2019-10-2200:29:31

PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! "We told you we had living, breathing monstrosities. You laughed at them, yet but for the accident of birth, you might be even as they are! They did not ask to be brought into the world, but into the world they came." Thus begins a movie such as had never been seen before and hasn’t been seen since, Tod Browning’s “Freaks!” 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.
Twinsies, part 2 (ep. 85)

Twinsies, part 2 (ep. 85)

2019-10-1500:25:57

PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! The conclusion of our twin episodes, wherein we look at conjoined and a parasitic twins. 1:15 science overview 3:45 separation surgery 06:03 Masha and Dasha 11:15 parasitic twins 14:15 fetus in fetu 18:25 Edward Mordrake 22:25 diprosopus 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.
Twinsies , part 1 (ep. 84)

Twinsies , part 1 (ep. 84)

2019-10-0800:29:46

PRE-ORDER THE YBOF BOOK! The first of a pair of episodes about twins, synchronicity, science, and dark mysteries. 1:00 science overview 3:00 twin studies 08:30 twin language 19:35 June & Jennifer Gibbons 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.
 Being hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned is no reason to give up the fight.  00:40 Jan Zizka 07:20 Gate Pa 15:50 Saraghari 21:20 Attack of the Dead Men Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod  Read the full odds1. 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.
The following podcast contains frank discussions of human sexuality and anatomy. Listener discretion is advised. Sigmund Freud may be the father of psychoanalysis, but he got a LOT of stuff wrong. Special guest extravaganza with Bunny Trails, Ignorance Was Bliss, Interesting Sex, and The Story Behind podcasts. 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.
Think your boss is all up in your business? Imagine if he was also your landlord and social director. What if you left work and went home, but you were still on company property? With special guests, Cutting Class podcast! 3:00 08:05 Pullman, IL 14:20 Hershey, PA 17:25 shout-outs and thanks 19:05 Fordlandia, Brazil   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.
Some Pig  (ep. 81)

Some Pig (ep. 81)

2019-09-0500:28:51

From Zuckerman's Famous Pig to a sow in the British Royal Navy, from a porker winning acting awards to pigs for president!    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.
As voted on by our patrons, we look at three non-Europeans who saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust of WWI--a Japanese Christian, an Indian Hindu, and a Moroccan Muslim--and were honored as Righteous Among The Nations.  Documentary  Support the show Music by Kevin MacLeod  and Audionautix 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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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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