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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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Back in the mid-1980s a new and extremely potent drug hit the scene: crack cocaine. In short order, America was in the grip of both a sweeping addiction and a state of hysteria over use of the drug and the social consequences of crack, like crack babies. Let's take a look back at the receding wave of the crack epidemic and its lasting legacy on America in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sand dunes are exactly what you think they are. But still pretty interesting. Learn all about them right now! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Yellow Rain

Short Stuff: Yellow Rain

2019-07-1700:32:4112

After the Vietnam War, the Hmong people told the world a toxic weapon was being used on them. Thus began a mystery that still remains today, which might have been solved when it was chalked up to bee poop. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Going to the Moon Works

How Going to the Moon Works

2019-07-1600:57:3937

Fifty years ago, the first humans stepped onto the moon. After going back a few more times, humanity lost its taste for moon travel. But it’s being revived again. NASA is planning to send humans back to the moon by 2024 and build a moon base by 2028.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pretty much everything you know about duels is true - it's a challenge to violence to defend honor. But did you know the U.S. Navy used to publish detailed guidelines in its midshipmen's handbook? Learn all there is to know about dueling in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Sloths Work

How Sloths Work

2019-07-1100:58:0242

Everyone knows sloths are super slow, but do you know they’re slow because their bodies produce an astoundingly small amount of energy? And did you know that might be an adaptation that protects them from predators? Sloths are awesome and we prove it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: The Coconut Cult

Short Stuff: The Coconut Cult

2019-07-1000:17:3225

Why we love short stuff - because we can tell stories like this one. A man goes to an island to start a commune of sorts that subsists entirely on coconuts. It didn't go well.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Cleopatra: Ms. Understood

Cleopatra: Ms. Understood

2019-07-0900:54:0655

One of the great misunderstood figures in history was the last pharaoh of Egypt. Cleopatra’s story is almost always told along with the men in her life, and from the view of the Romans who were threatened by her. Unsurprisingly, there was lot more to her. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What is it that makes us suddenly draw in a deep breath through a wide-open mouth? The beautiful thing about yawning is that researchers really don't know. Whether the answer is physical, mental or even contagious there is pretty much no chance you won't yawn during this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Back in the day, broadcasters were bound by law to provide contrasting opinions on political matters. Why? Because of the Fairness Doctrine. What happened to it? Listen in and find out.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Rose M

Literally the worst episode. Fuck you guys.

Jul 20th
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Rose M

NIKOLA TESLA 4EVER!!!!!

Jul 20th
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Tara Lacey

I'd heard about the empathy thing and yawning. I only yawned 4 times while listening, but I'm gonna blame it on this nasty summer heat wave

Jul 20th
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Азат Стрегой

Now I know that the NKVD officer with a handgun was more humane towards his prisoners.

Jul 20th
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Camilo Lorca

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Laura Prickett Anderson

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Jul 19th
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Archie Smith

Laura Prickett Anderson ???

Jul 19th
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Joshua Urban

how can you not mention the Tesla Death Ray

Jul 18th
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Rita Moore

Joshua Urban 🙄

Jul 19th
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Tomas Cartmill

This is like the audio version of the Jimmy Neutron episode where the class falls asleep watching a video about sand.

Jul 18th
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Jonas Grumbie

Tomas Cartmill this could have been a short stuff episode for sure.

Jul 19th
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Adam Dinatale

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Jul 17th
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Jaymes

The Channel 4 YouTube page has added a live stream of the Apollo 11 mission on their channel, to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

Jul 17th
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Techinkwill

Try looking up old cults. Im sure there were cults, even in b.c.

Jul 15th
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Jaymes

here we go again, another podcast having to apologize for using the word "prostitute" so dumb that people get so PC about that word FFS ...it's not even a derogatory term, it's a descriptive term! but these people are too stupid and lazy to even bother learning the meaning of the word, that literally translates to "to sell or offer oneself", it's describing what it is, it's NOT some horrible derogatory term designed to degrade these people. so to all you people bitching and complaining about this, you are stupid and uneducated. Also, CONTEXT dummies!!! stop writing in and bitching when they're not even using these words in a derogatory context!! and that is what is important, the context! not the stupid word,.. god people are so dumb it's infuriating. but as always people just love to JUMP at any opportunity to point out when they think somebody is wrong, and make themselves feel like some kind of social justice warrior,..spoiler alert.. you're NOT! you're just stupid and ignroant. Finally, sex worker is a far more general term that can encompass everything from strippers to escorts, phone sex line operators, cam girls, porn stars etc etc etc! , you can be a sex worker without being a prostitute, it's infuriating that these idiot's keep emailing in accusing these hosts of being insensitive or insulting when they're NOT either of these things,..and I guarantee its not even sex workers complaining about these things. it's regular run of the mill PC snowflakes who can't even tell the difference between a derogatory term and a descriptive term. Go back to school!! yell, go to Google!! and learn about these things before you have the Gaul to lecture somebody else on their use! Josh and Chick have been nothing but decent and respectful in every episode of the show, so to send them bitchy mail regarding a use of this word is just pathetic and mean.

Jul 14th
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Nico Soebagio

You two should do a podcast on the vaquita porpoise. They're critically endangered, there's only between 5-20 left, and they're only found in the Gulf of California in Mexico. Sea Shepard is making a last ditch effort to save the species but it's an enormous challenge; but anyways I think its story would make an excellent podcast and help raise awareness of the species as very few people seem to know about it.

Jul 13th
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Jessica Solomon

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Jessica Solomon

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Jessica Solomon

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#1 Mawg

You 2 clowns sound like barely closeted commies. Keep your little soy boy snipes to your politburo meetings comrade andnjust give us the history.

Jul 12th
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Margie Kreitzer-Osborn

I grew up on all these bases, my dad was part of skunk works and then moved toou WPAFB to lead the development of observables for stealth. don't forget, there is hav blue in there too. thanks for this podcast, wonderful walk down my childhood.

Jul 12th
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