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If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
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SYSK Selects: How Wills Work

SYSK Selects: How Wills Work

2019-09-1400:42:067

Whether it's oral, scrawled in blood or signed on a deathbed everyone should have a will. But how do they actually work? Join Chuck and Josh as they explain that "of sound mind" thing in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Special effects have been around since the first movies. In fact, the techniques the earliest filmmakers created are still around today, we just use computers to do them faster and cheaper. Put on your beret and get ready for SYSK film class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Papasan Chairs

Short Stuff: Papasan Chairs

2019-09-1100:14:085

Oh, the papasan. What a chair! But where did it come from? And what does the name mean? The answers lie within. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Government Shutdowns Work

How Government Shutdowns Work

2019-09-1000:55:4314

Every year Congress decides how the federal government will spend money. Simple enough, but in practice politics tend to mess it up. Sometimes it gets so messy the budget doesn’t get passed and parts of the government shut down. Then the hurting begins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Although most people who've used Ouija boards don't think they're communicating with the beyond, there is something mysterious about how it works. Learn the ins and outs of the popular parlor game that sprang directly from the 19th-century spiritualism movement in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What's the deal with MSG?

What's the deal with MSG?

2019-09-0500:59:4132

MSG got a bad rap in the 70s and 80s. But what is it exactly and how bad is it for you? The answers to those questions lie within.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Barbed Wire

Short Stuff: Barbed Wire

2019-09-0400:38:1616

Barbed wire changed the Western US as much as the railroad and the six-shooter. Before barbed wire arrived, the West was free and open; after, the West became concentrated in the hands of a few big ranchers. No wonder it was called “devil’s rope.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Any movie featuring a deranged killer who’s perversely devoted to his mother and makes things out of human skin has a real-life person named Ed Gein to thank for inspiration. He was Buffalo Bill, Norman Bates, and Leatherface all rolled into one. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Icebergs: floating chunks of ice. True, but whoa there. Scientists are learning that there's a lot more to icebergs. Appropriately enough, we've only come to understand the tip of the iceberg and recent research shows there's plenty more to uncover. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Rubik's Cube Episode

The Rubik's Cube Episode

2019-08-2900:51:5232

Rubik's Cubes. Ronald Reagan. Jerry Falwell. Just Say No. One of these things was awesome. Take a guess and hop on board the 80s train.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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kris knows

he he it it but

Sep 13th
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Orkaganon of Torkaganon

it was so incredibly bizarre that Chuck is such a coward that he can't even comment on Star Wars aircraft... dude... legit, what in the world is with you? you won't comment on even Star Wars?? I'm rather astounded how candidly you can speak on SO much, yet so little. to be forever "neutral" is as annoying as being so.. "mo" about other things. serious, dude so weak

Sep 13th
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John Runstrom Sterett

Orkaganon of Torkaganon low T listening

Sep 15th
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Wozzi

Charles L. Smith Jr. im with charles.. Calm Down cheeses you gonna get a cramp or something

Sep 15th
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chicken faith

pancake diversity

Sep 11th
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Jonah Light

I love you guys, but jeez "how government shutdowns work" is not at all appealing

Sep 11th
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Sarah Tomlin

Ice is a crystalline structure

Sep 10th
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Yvette Sienkiewicz

I have a real food sensitivity to MSG and have to ask in Chinese food restaurants. I can't eat oysters (or any shell fish for that matter.) My hubby has zero issues with it.

Sep 5th
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Kim Jones

Ryan Persaud Maybe read my entire post ..

Sep 15th
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Ryan Persaud

Kim Jones Of course you would. No one wants to admit the placebo effect works *on them.*

Sep 12th
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Camron Adair

That is roughly 2,777,280,000 Big Macs!

Sep 5th
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John Hodge

The Last Podcast on the Left did it better.

Sep 3rd
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Mike Harv

Alli Hockin Well said Alli

Sep 6th
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Alli Hockin

John Hodge Well duh. That podcast is specifically made for these topics to go in depth about; whereas SYSK is a family friendly general knowledge podcast that gives you a condensed version of a topic.

Sep 6th
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Samuel Charl Marais

hectic.

Sep 3rd
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Magus DiFazio

Great GoT joke.

Sep 3rd
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Sophia

Magus DiFazio nice

Sep 4th
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Magus DiFazio

Les Stroud always said that a smoker had a better chance of survival because of the lighter.

Sep 3rd
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Sophia

Magus DiFazio 👍👍👍

Sep 4th
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Clinton Crick

Ice cubes in Chardonnay? Redneck. Ice cubes in Scotch? A-okay!

Sep 2nd
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Joshua

Clinton Crick 👍👍👍

Sep 3rd
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Mike D.

Actually there are a few substances that form a solid that is less dense than it is in its liquid state. Sillicon, bismuth, antimony and gallium are some good examples. It has to do with the fact the molecule is polar, meaning they have a bias in which way they want to sit in their crystal lattice. This bias results in there being a lot of empty space between the molecules, causing the solid phase to have a lower density than you would see in the liquid phase.

Sep 1st
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Mike D.

Hey! Pharmacologist here, interesting podcast! Just wanted to clarify something for you guys about that part about how you can "super die" from being addicted to crack even if you developel a high tolerance. Tolerance to a drug has been linked to environment. Meaning if you go to a certain place to get high all the time, or use a certain delivery method, your body will auto-regulate your dopamine/receptors in anticipation of the drug (you will have increased tolerance before you even take it). BUT if you go and do the same high dosage you're used to in a new environment, you body won't take those tolerance measures before hand, and so that high doseage you always take can actually cause you to overdose, even though it's the same dose you always take.

Aug 31st
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Greg Moore

This episode cuts off strangely.

Aug 30th
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Chris Ramsey

rife with errors in the first 20 minutes: LSD is a tryptamine not a trptaphan. ALexander Shulgin did not create MDMA, it was patented in the earyl 20th century in Germany. Alduos Huxley did not coin the term psychedelic. Humphrey Osmond did. for a podcats with this name, this is bad research

Aug 30th
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Alisha D

Haha the Children of Atom

Aug 28th
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Jacob

Alisha D 😂

Aug 28th
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Zengie

Ok it's my new favourite animal..

Aug 27th
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Zengie

How Zeppelins Work please?

Aug 27th
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Sarah Tomlin

I 100% agree that ventriloquism is absolutely horrible and basic. in fact, I have conversations about this very fact, like "who finds this funny? i am not fooled. at all. this is just....bad"😅

Aug 26th
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Dea Applegate

Sarah Tomlin my parents absolutely love Terry Fator and I cannot stand him. I don't understand the appeal.

Aug 27th
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