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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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How Bruce Lee Worked

How Bruce Lee Worked

2021-02-2554:42

Bruce Lee may have introduced more Westerners to Asian culture than any person in history. And, because he died young just as he became an international superstar, he’s become a legend. Josh and Chuck try to uncover the man underneath. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In 1945, residents of a Liverpool neighborhood found a desiccated body in a long cylinder they’d been using for years using as a bench. It launched a mystery that’s still alive today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The human population is expected to increase by a couple billion people in the next 30 years and those who are paying attention are wondering exactly how we’ll feed all those extra mouths. Will going high tech or getting back to nature save us? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Hey, SYSK fans! We think you might like this new iHeart original podcast, Black Cowboys. Check out the trailer to see for yourself! About Black Cowboys: Zaron Burnett’s dad didn’t want slavery to be his son’s only image of Black people in American history. So every night, he filled Zaron’s dreams with these incredible stories of Black cowboys. Despite what Hollywood taught us, one-in-four cowboys were Black. Their stories tell a bigger, braver, more honest history of America. Listen and subscribe to the Black Cowboys podcast on the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Born and raised in South America, chilis were the earliest crop domesticated in the continent and among the first items brought back to Europe by Columbus. Today people are really, really into them. Find out all about 'em in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
How Blue Holes Work

How Blue Holes Work

2021-02-1841:0519

Geologists and biologists have recently realized that the planet’s oceans and coasts are littered with a unique type of ecosystem called blue holes, submerged sinkholes that were once dry caves. They are turning out to be weird and amazing places. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
As part of Black History Month, we wanted to share the little known story of the Freedom House Ambulance Service. Listen in to learn all about this seminal group of EMTs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In 2014, a young German man walked into an airport in Bulgaria with a flight booked, then suddenly ran out leaving all his posessions behind, never to be heard from again. This is the story of Lars Mittank. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Between 2007 and 2016, 17 disembodied feet - still wearing shoes - have washed ashore between Washington and British Columbia. What's behind the sudden influx of Vancouver's mystery feet? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Owning a home in the US is a way to pass wealth down from one generation to the next and lift families into a comfortable life down the road. But there have been barriers to buying homes that Black Americans have faced from the time of slavery to today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
California is a pretty cool name. And the story about where it came from is even cooler. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sacagawea was only 16 when she joined the Corps of Discovery. That is one seriously impressive teenager. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Despite tons of people using cotton swabs each day to clean the earwax from their ears, cerumen (as earwax is clinically known) is actually quite beneficial to the health of your ears - and even kind of ingenious as your body's defense goes. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The NAACP

The NAACP

2021-02-0450:3115

The NAACP has long been one of the most robust and effective non-profits in the USA. And while it has faded a bit from its glory days, it still remains a vital cog in the battle for equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Short Stuff: Balloonfest

Short Stuff: Balloonfest

2021-02-0354:2011

In 1986 Cleveland released more than a million helium balloons at once! It didn’t go at all according to plan! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
How Groundhog Day Works

How Groundhog Day Works

2021-02-0254:5314

You know Groundhog Day – the holiday on February 2 when you wake up and have to go through the same day over and over again. It turns out the holiday has deep roots in a pagan past, and has survived in a surprisingly similar form. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Cultures around the world over the years have been inspired by, then repulsed, then inspired by maggots' ability to heal persistent wounds. We are in an inspired-by phase right now. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
How Hydropower Works

How Hydropower Works

2021-01-2856:2717

Humans have been stealing energy from flowing water for at least two thousand years. It wasn’t until the advent of electricity that things really got cookin’. All we need to do now is to work out the harmful environmental impacts of this green energy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Short Stuff: Vantablack

Short Stuff: Vantablack

2021-01-2713:2013

How black is vantablack? About as black as you could imagine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The history of the KKK is rooted in hatred and racism, and it still is today. Learn all about these loathsome rednecks today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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BC

no objections to ice cream ads

Feb 25th
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Im Watching You

Another victim of Democrat politicians.

Feb 25th
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Im Watching You

He had dirt on the Clintons, Obamas, Bidens, & Pelosi so they had him whacked. Wouldn't be the first time.

Feb 25th
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Nico Soebagio

the world actually already produces enough food to feed 10 billion people, the only reason we have famine and food shortages are because of wars, deliberate famines and food waste, with as much as 1/3 of the world's food currently going to waste.

Feb 24th
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Im Watching You

Oh here we go again with the social justice warrior crap. Skip this episode.

Feb 23rd
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Im Watching You

The Coronavirus has actually been a blessing. Another plague was needed for population control. It would be nice if the government would limit the number of brats people are allowed to birth.

Feb 23rd
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Im Watching You

Texas power outages are a result of electing Biden as an illegitimate president. Welcome to Bidens America people.

Feb 22nd
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Im Watching You

CNN=Corrupt News Network is covering up Cuomos lies. Where's the outrage from hypocritical Democrats?

Feb 22nd
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BC

The history of Ambulances is pretty interesting

Feb 21st
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Im Watching You

They are the victims of Pelosi.

Feb 21st
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Im Watching You

When is White history month? Or Asian history month? Or Latino history month? Or Indian history month? etc. Funny these guys only focus on one group when it fits their liberal agenda.

Feb 20th
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snosaer

they just solved this one im pretty sure. something about a small avalanche i think. stone henges floated down by the aliens too!

Feb 19th
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snosaer

I am Lars Mittank .

Feb 19th
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Craig Pearce

"under the influence"... worst podcast ad ever

Feb 18th
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Robert Trost

Just watched the pig video.....wow....

Feb 17th
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Im Watching You

BLM & NAACP are terrorist organizations.

Feb 16th
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Katie

that person couldn't find something to be upset with about earwax?

Feb 16th
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Jemi Assefa

thank you for doing this episode!

Feb 15th
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Bob the Conqueror of Mornings

Only one foot has been unidentified https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-severed-foot-1.5903703

Feb 13th
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Darlene Barrowman

As a teacher of teenage international students, I noticed that contagious yawning did not occur between cultures and it made me wonder why. I observed that a yawning student from South America, for example, had no affect on the students from Asian countries, while other South American students were affected. Listening to the theory of empathy yawning, it now makes sense.

Feb 13th
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