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
2019-02-16 13:56
last episode published
2019-02-16 10:00
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1.93 days
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16.02.2019

SYSK Selects: Interpol: World Police

Interpol is an international police agency that helps other law-enforcement agencies track criminals who operate across national borders -- but how does it work, exactly? Join the guys as they delve into the world of global law enforcement.Learn more a...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
14.02.2019

Elephants: The Best Animals?

Elephants are pretty much the best. Why? Josh and Chuck will let you know in great detail in today's episode. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when lis...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
13.02.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: War of Jenkins' Ear

In the 18th century, Spain and England fought each other in the colonies of Georgia and Florida, a war kicked off by an English sea captain who was mad his ear had been perhaps unfairly lopped off. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podc...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
12.02.2019

Could There Be A Loch Ness Monster?

People have believed something strange lives in Loch Ness for at least 3500 years. Thousands of people have sighted the Loch Ness Monster and dozens of expeditions have been launched. But does the fact that nothing’s been found mean it’s not real? Lear...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
9.02.2019

SYSK Selects: How Coral Reefs Work

Coral reefs are the largest organic structures on Earth, yet they're created through a symbiotic relationship between creatures about 3 millimeters long. Learn more about the the world's coral reefs (and how to protect them) in this episode.Learn more ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
7.02.2019

The True Story of BlacKkKlansman

In 2018, director Spike Lee brought the story of Ron Stallworth to the big screen to great effect. Today, Josh and Chuck discuss the true story behind the Oscar nominated film. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffw...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
6.02.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Ellen Richards

Who is Ellen Richards? One of the most unsung scientists of all time, that's who. Her contribution? Bringing real science into the household and forcing the world to take "home-ec" seriously. We celebrate her today on Short Stuff. Learn more about adve...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
5.02.2019

The Insidious Abuse of Stalking

Stalking has only recently been recognized for what it is – a profound form of psychological abuse where the victim’s life is “infected” by the stalker, as one survivor put it. Stalking can go on for years, and in some cases may be the prelude to murde...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
2.02.2019

SYSK Selects: Saunas: More Interesting Than You Think!

Although they seem pretty mundane, saunas are surprisingly fascinating inventions. Josh and Chuck break out all sorts of sweaty, sauna-related trivia, from the Finnish affinity for saunas to sauna etiquette, in this episode.Learn more about advertising...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
31.01.2019

How Central Park Works

Central Park in Manhattan was America’s first landscaped public park, built at a time when New Yorkers’ only option for getting some fresh air was hanging around cemeteries. Get all the info about this beautiful icon and how it’s served as a landscape ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
30.01.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed was real! And he was about as amazing as the legend paints him. He really did plant apple trees all over America and if the feds hadn’t chopped them down during Prohibition, they’d still be around. Learn what we mean in this episode.Le...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
29.01.2019

How Ping Pong Works

While Asia is well-known for being cuckoo for Ping Pong, the game was actually invented by bored British Victorian aristocrats. Go back and forth about Ping Pong’s place in the world with Chuck and Josh.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
28.01.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Introducing Invention!

Human history is a story of invention, from primitive axes and wheels to saxophones and space shuttles. In their new podcast, the hosts of Stuff to Blow Your Mind explore the origins and legacies of humanity’s inventions, big and small.Learn more about...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
26.01.2019

SYSK Selects: Bioluminescence: A Bright and Shiny Fish

Science has a handle on fireflies and glowworms, but most bioluminescent animals live in the ocean and are tough to study. Today, researchers are still figuring out why some animals produce light. Dive with Josh and Chuck into this illuminating topic.L...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
24.01.2019

The Legend of Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross is an American icon to many, the seamstress who sewed the first U.S. flag because of a personal commission from George Washington. But is it true? Sort of. Learn all about this fascinating story today.Learn more about advertising on the HowS...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
23.01.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Thread Count

Is thread count all it's cracked up to be? Listen in and find out in today's edition of Short Stuff!Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
22.01.2019

SYSK Live: The Kellogg Brothers’ Wacky World of Health

There’s no way you haven’t had one of their breakfast cereals, but we bet you don’t know the story behind the two brothers who brought the world corn flakes. Buckle in for a lot of talk about poop, religion and masturbation, live from Sydney, Australia...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
19.01.2019

SYSK Selects: How Lobotomies Work

Lobotomies -- brain surgeries to relieve psychiatric problems -- are rarely performed today, but they were once fairly common. Tune in to learn more about the controversial history and practice of lobotomies.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuff...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
17.01.2019

The July 20th Plot to Assassinate Hitler

A lot of people in Hitler's inner circle wanted him dead toward the end of the war. But he proved impossible to kill from within. Listen in today as Josh and Chuck dig into the infamous July 20th plot to blow up Der FĂĽhrer.Learn more about advertising ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
16.01.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Olestra

In the 90s a fat free miracle food came out that promised we could eat all we wanted and not gain weight. But there was a caveat: it could also make your bowels unpleasantly loose.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstu...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
15.01.2019

How Airbags Work

It turns out that the inflatable bag of air that shoots out of your steering wheel or dashboard is the result of a controlled explosion of solid fuel, just like in a rocket – aimed for your face.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcast...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
12.01.2019

SYSK Selects: How Schizophrenia Works

Up to 24 million people worldwide have schizophrenia. Despite the vast amounts of research, the disorder remains mysterious. In this episode, Josh and Chuck delve into the nature of schizophrenia, from the history of the disorder to the latest research...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
10.01.2019

The Great Finger in the Wendy’s Chili Caper

In 2005 a woman named Anna Alaya discovered a length of human finger – nail and all – in her Wendy’s chili. Her cries of disgust would set off a media firestorm, a criminal investigation and a prison sentence for her and her husband. Learn more about a...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
9.01.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: How Often Do You Need To Change Your Oil?

First things, first: Take that oil change reminder sticker off your windshield and throw it away forever and never look back! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
8.01.2019

How the Spanish Flu Worked

The Spanish Flu killed anywhere from 20-100 million or more people over 1918/1919. All of this played out with World War I in the foreground, one big reason why the flu spread so far, so fast. Learn all about this devastating pandemic in today's episod...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
5.01.2019

SYSK Selects: How Munchausen Syndrome Works

Why would someone fake an illness? Here's an even better question: Why would someone repeatedly make themselves sick? Join Josh and Chuck as they separate the facts from fiction and give you the scoop on Munchausen syndrome.Learn more about advertising...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
3.01.2019

What was the Tunguska event?

In 1908, the most powerful meteoroid explosion in recorded history happened over a remote area of Siberia. But the weird thing is there was no impact crater and no asteroid to be found – so was it an asteroid? (Yes.)Learn more about advertising on the ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
2.01.2019 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Khipu

Listen in to learn all about the fascinating "language" of the Incan khipu knotted ropes. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
1.01.2019

Rockettes: Still Kicking After All These Years

Tune in today to learn all about the legendary NYC Rockettes, who actually got their start in Missouri. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
29.12.2018

SYSK Selects: How Fossils Work

A fossil is a piece of once-living organic material that has undergone a transition from an organic state to an inorganic state. But what exactly is fossilization? Listen in as Josh and Chuck break down the process of fossilization.Learn more about adv...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
27.12.2018

Dr. Seuss: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Seuss is loose in this episode about legendary children's book author Ted Geisel. The funny thing is, he didn't ever want children of his own, and his past work was a bit problematic.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
26.12.2018 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: The Brain-Bladder Connection

How much do you know about the brain-bladder connection? In about 15 minutes, it'll be a lot more. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to p...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
25.12.2018

SYSK Live Christmas Spectacular!

This year, Josh and Chuck go live for their annual Christmas Spectacular. Recorded from the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, pour up some eggnog, light a fire and enjoy this live show with the whole family. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffW...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
22.12.2018

SYSK Selects: The Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978

Long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, George Lucas allowed the Star Wars Holiday Special to be made. What happened on the night of November 17, 1978 can never be fully explained, but we make our best effort in a very special edition of SYSK. May the f...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
20.12.2018

E.T.: Is It Really the Worst Video Game of All Time?

If you play video games you probably have an easy answer to worse game of all time: ET. But it turns out there are no easy answers, especially when you’re talking about a game so terrible it’s blamed for bringing the entire video game industry with it....
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
19.12.2018 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Unique Snowflakes

Amazingly, it turns out that every snowflake truly is unique. Math backs it up. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit http...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
18.12.2018

Geodesic Domes: The Wave of the Future That Wasn't

Sometimes a good idea doesn’t pan out in real life. Take Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome: It requires less energy to heat and cool, it’s cheap, and it’s durable enough to withstand a hurricane – but it’s also godawful ugly and that was its undoing.L...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
15.12.2018

SYSK Selects: How Igloos Work

Igloos were traditionally used by Inuit Indians as temporary shelter while on hunting and fishing trips. In this episode, Josh and Chuck look at the design of igloos, from their impressive heat-catching properties to their ingenious construction.Learn ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
13.12.2018

Are good samaritan laws effective?

Good samaritan laws have been around for many years, helping to provide legal protections for people who try to help other people. But do they work? Decide for yourself today!Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffwor...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
12.12.2018 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Laughing Buddha

Did you know that the friendly, smiling Buddha we all know from bars and restaurants isn't really Buddha?Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listenin...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
11.12.2018

How Ayahuasca Works

One day in the Amazon Basin, a shaman put together a plant containing DMT with a vine that allows the body to absorb DMT. The combination, a foul-tasting, wildly hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca, has changed cultures throughout the Americas. Learn ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
8.12.2018

SYSK Selects: That Dang-old Goat Fell Over

Due to a condition known as Thomsen's disease, the muscles of fainting goats tense up whenever the animal is startled. In this episode, Josh and Chuck break down the science behind this bizarre condition.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWork...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
6.12.2018

Was the PMRC censorship in disguise?

The Parents Music Resource Center in the 1980s was really just censorship in disguise. But it kind of backfired. Learn all about Tipper Gore's crusade in today's episode. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.c...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
5.12.2018 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: Dolphin Detectors

They don’t actually disarm mines, but navies around the world use dolphins to find and tag sea mines so humans can disarm the mines themselves. But even if it’s safe, is it ethical?Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howst...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
4.12.2018

How Search and Rescue Dogs Work

All dogs are great, but some dogs work harder than others. Or play harder, depending on your view. Learn all about the good boys and girls who find lost people and recover bodies to bring humans peace and closure.Learn more about advertising on the How...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
3.12.2018 Stuff You Should Know

Introducing Alchemy This

Award-winning comedian Kevin Pollak has gathered five of his favorite, extraordinarily-talented improvisors. In each episode, he presents uniquely bizarre scenarios for he and them to hilariously bring to life.Learn more about advertising on the HowStu...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
1.12.2018

SYSK Selects: Can Your Grandfather's Diet Shorten Your Life?

Epigenetics is a fascinating field of genetics that studies how the epigenome and environmental, nutritional and social factors affect gene expression. Josh and Chuck explain how epigenetics works in this episode.Learn more about advertising on the How...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
29.11.2018

Adidas v. Puma: A Sibling Rivalry

Join Josh and Chuck today as they go down the sport shoe rabbit hole, detailing the strange tail of the brothers who brought Puma and Adidas to the world. Sibling rivalry, Nazis, shoes - there's a lot to unpack here.Learn more about advertising on the ...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
28.11.2018 Stuff You Should Know

Short Stuff: iSmell

Two men once had a dream - to add smell to the internet. And they almost gave it to us.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, vis...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author
27.11.2018

How the Navajo Code Talkers Worked

In WWII the US Marines devised an unbreakable code-within-a-code made from Navajo, one of the most linguistically difficult languages in the world. A handful of Navajos sent messages on the frontlines in a language they’d been forbidden to speak as sch...
iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks author