Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-09 15:51
last episode published
2019-11-09 10:00
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9.11.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: Can you Treat Mental Illness with Psychedelics?

Hallucinogenic drugs are currently illegal, but they were once commonly used in psychological treatment. In this classic episode, Josh and Chuck discuss the rise and fall of psychedelics in treating mood disorders -- and why they're starting to gain fa...
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7.11.2019

Cockney Rhyming Slang: Beautiful Gibberish

What is Cockney Rhyming Slang? It's complicated and its origins are unclear. Learn everything we know about it today.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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6.11.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: The History of Paternity Testing

Paternity testing. It wasn't science for many years, yet they still tried to do it. Learn all about it in 12 minutes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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5.11.2019

How Ironman Triathlons Work

Sure, you could train for months to finish a marathon, but why not make things interesting? Ironman triathlons add a 2-mile swim and a 118-mile bike race before the marathon leg. It’s as grueling as it sounds.  Learn more about your ad-choices at http...
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2.11.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: Halitosis - Worst Smell Ever?

Occasional bad breath is one thing, halitosis is another. Or is it? From its odd origins as a marketing ploy to modern weight loss diets that can induce this embarrassing condition, you can learn all about bad breath in this classic episode. Learn mor...
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1.11.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Introducing The Second Oil Age

When an oil executive goes missing aboard the deep-sea Atlas Station, the company sends agent Synøve Pan down for answers — and she’s just the woman to get them. Welcome to the Second Oil Age: a sci-fi podcast that transports listeners to a post–energy...
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31.10.2019

SYSK’s Scare Your Socks Off Halloween Spooktacular 2019

Josh and Chuck chose a truly unsettling story by one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time – Philip K Dick. Join the boys as they read “The Hanging Stranger,” complete with scary sound effects by the Extraordinary Jeri! Learn more about ...
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30.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Our Shortie Halloween Spooktacular

Join us today as we read three short horror selections from Ambrose Bierce.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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29.10.2019

Where Did Trick-Or-Treating Come From?

We aren’t exactly sure who invented trick-or-treating – kids who realized they could extort adults for candy, or adults who bought off kids in exchange for laying off pranks? The bigger question is: Will trick-or-treating survive the 21st century? Lea...
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26.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Haunted House Attractions Work

Ever since the Egyptians, humans have been evolving toward haunted house attractions. The level of sophistication in the scares and gore effects continues to rise over time, but the purpose remains the same: to scare the pants off you. Learn more abou...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
24.10.2019

How Historic Districts Work

A fascinating thing about Americans is that we can disagree on anything. Such is the case with historic districts – areas of historic importance protected by local laws. Seems innocuous, but are they also to blame for the affordable housing crisis? Le...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
23.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: The Toxic Death of Gloria Ramirez

In 1994 the body of a woman who died in a California ER somehow became toxic and sickened 24 people. To this day, no one is sure what happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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22.10.2019

What's the deal with subpoenas?

Subpoenas are all the rage. But what do they even mean if someone can just ignore it? Learn this and a lot more in today's episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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19.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: The 'Satanic Panic' of the 1980s

In the late 1980s, the United States experienced a "Satanic Panic," leading parents to fear for the safety of their children. But were there any real examples of Satanic ritual abuse? Find out this and more in this classic episode. Learn more about yo...
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17.10.2019

How Project Blue Book Worked, Pt II

A rash of UFO sightings kicks off a new spike in America’s UFO fever and new headaches for the Air Force, which continues to reluctantly investigate. After becoming a laughingstock for its limp explanations, the Air Force looks for an exit from the UFO...
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16.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: The Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce was a journalist and writer of short stories. He also disappeared rather mysteriously. Listen in and learn of the various theories on what happened to him.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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15.10.2019

How Project Blue Book Worked, Pt I

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12.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Black Boxes Work

Black boxes are designed to be the only survivor of plane crashes so they can live to tell the tale of what went wrong to prevent future accidents. Sit in with Josh and Chuck and learn about how these grim devices are made, how they're tested and the t...
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10.10.2019

The Ins and Outs of Beekeeping

Who wants fresh honey? We do! Learn all about the ancient art of beekeeping today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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9.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: The Devil's Den

The Devil's Den is the sight of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Is it haunted? Nope. But still creepy.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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8.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

How Environmental Psychology Works

In the 60s, psychology expanded from exploring inside the mind to exploring the inside of buildings. Environmental psychology looks at how our spaces affect us – from how a busy mall can create a panic attack to how looking at nature can speed recovery...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
5.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Pez Works

PEZ began in Vienna as a mint meant to help people quit smoking. But once American kids got ahold of it, the candy took off and a symbol of childhood - and healthy secondary market among collectors - was born. Explore Pez history and culture with Josh ...
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4.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Introducing Bear and a Banjo

Bear and a Banjo is a new musical podcast that tells the incredibly tall tale of a band that time forgot. Although history may have left them behind, Bear and Banjo rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest musical icons in history — from Leadbelly an...
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3.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

What were the Freedom Schools?

Freedom Schools were set up in Mississippi in the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, with the aim of giving young black school children agency and a future. They remain one of the more inspiring and progressive programs in American History, yet so few...
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2.10.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Fish n' Chips

How did these two wonderful strangers meet up and become best friends? The answers lie within today's short stuff.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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1.10.2019

Guardian Angels: Behind the Red Beret

If you grew up in the 1980s, then you know who the Guardian Angels are. If you don't then you're in for quite a story. Listen in!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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28.09.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: What Happened at Kent State?

On May 4, 1970, four days of anti-war protests at Kent State University in Ohio culminated in the unthinkable when Ohio guardsmen opened fire on protesters, killing four students. How could this tragedy take place? Learn more in this classic episode. L...
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26.09.2019

What are paraphilias?

Josh and Chuck dive into the world of paraphilias so you can get the skinny in 45 minutes or less.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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25.09.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Dare Stones

What happened to the Lost Colonists who disappeared from Roanoke Island in the 1580s remains a mystery to this day. But it’s possible a carved stone a man vacationing in North Carolina found in the 1930s may have solved it – if the stone isn’t a hoax. ...
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24.09.2019

We Are Running Out of Sand and That Actually Matters

Sand, we’re beginning to realize, is a non-renewable resource - and we are consuming it at a voracious pace. We use it in every construction project around the world and to create new land. And we’re wrecking the ecosystems we mine sand from. Learn mor...
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21.09.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: Could You Live Without a Refrigerator?

Do you know that hulking refrigerator in your kitchen emits CO2 thanks to the electricity it uses each year? It's a comparatively small amount, in truth, but enough that some people have foresworn their fridge and adopted a life without one. See how th...
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19.09.2019

How the US Interstate System Works

Wait! This is actually a good episode! It turns out that America’s 48,000 miles of superhighways – possibly the largest civil works project in the history of humanity – may have also ruined what made America a cool place. Learn more about your ad-choic...
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18.09.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Scurvy

Scurvy seems like a terrible way to go: Your gums swell so you can’t eat, your teeth fall out and your brain and/or heart hemorrhages. Fortunately, all you need is an orange to cure you. Or some – blech – broccoli.  Learn more about your ad-choices at ...
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17.09.2019

The Skinny on Lyme Disease

If you live in the Northeastern U.S. then you may know someone who has had Lyme disease. But it's spreading all over the country and parts of the world. Learn all about this tick-borne disease today.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.ih...
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14.09.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Wills Work

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:/...
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12.09.2019

Special Effects: A Short History

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 mor...
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11.09.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Papasan Chairs

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
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10.09.2019

How Government Shutdowns Work

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...
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7.09.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Ouija Boards Work

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...
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5.09.2019

What's the deal with MSG?

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
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4.09.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Barbed Wire

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.” Lear...
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3.09.2019

Ed Gein: The Serial Killer's Serial Killer

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...
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31.08.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Icebergs Work

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. Le...
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29.08.2019 Stuff You Should Know

The Rubik's Cube Episode

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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28.08.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Dead Bodies and Airline Codes

Did you know there are airline codes for pilots and flight attendants? And some of them have to do with dead bodies on board? Learn all about it today! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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27.08.2019

A Brief Overview of Punk Rock

Punk rock really needs about 10 episodes to do it justice, but we'll try and tackle anyway. Learn all about this movement right now.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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24.08.2019 Stuff You Should Know

SYSK Selects: How Sleepwalking Works

Sleep behaviors are pretty fascinating. Some people snore, some grind their teeth -- and some take a little stroll, or perhaps a drive. In this classic episode, Josh and Chuck investigate how sleepwalking, or somnambulism, works. Learn more about your ...
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22.08.2019

How Ventriloquism Works

Ventriloquism – where a skilled performer “throws” their voice, making it seem like a dummy on their knee is talking – has taken a long, circuitous road from early prophets, to witches, then finally to the stage. Get to the bottom of this uncanny trick...
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21.08.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Horseshoe Crab Blood

Perhaps the most expensive liquid on the planet is the blue blood that comes from horseshoe crabs. Researchers realized that horseshoe crab blood could indicate the presence of pathogens and the massive, ongoing horseshoe crab harvest began.  Learn mor...
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20.08.2019

Nuclear Semiotics: How to Talk to Future Humans

The nuclear waste we produce will be dangerous for a very long time. We’ve figured out how to safely store it in the earth until it’s no longer a biohazard. Now we just have to figure out how to warn humans 10,000 years in the future to stay away from ...
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