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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. Continue Reading >>
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. << Show Less
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A Dispassionate Review of Roe v Wade Given the landmark undoing of Roe v Wade, Chuck and Josh lay out all the relevant facts of the 1973 case.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Snippet of Stuff You Should Know: Mardi Gras! One Month Late Stuff You Should Know is talking Mardi Gras! This snippet talks about the Mardi Gras Krews of today, the revenue they bring into NOLA, and their collectible doubloons. Watch your heads for the occasional flying coconut!
The Hotel Color Alone in Varna, Lars checks in to the Hotel Color. While there, he calls his mother and tells her to block his credit card, because he suspects the hotel clerk may have made a copy of it. He grows more and more frantic throughout the night but makes it to the airport the next day.
I had no idea about any of this DC isn't a state and I never thought about why. Have you?
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Snippet of Stuff You Should Know: Short Stuff: The Science of Funny Words Josh and Chuck discuss the work of Professor Chris Westbury, who analyzed hundreds of words to determine what makes a word funny. Professor Westbury used Google analytics software to determine which words were the funniest and even went so far as to sort them into distinct categories, including expletives, body-related, and party-related.
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A Dispassionate Review of Roe v Wade Given the landmark undoing of Roe v Wade, Chuck and Josh lay out all the relevant facts of the 1973 case.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Short Stuff: What did we use before infant formula? There's an infant formula shortage. But infant formula is relatively new. So what did we do before it was perfected? Listen in and learn already!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How Alien Contact Might Work If we ever found evidence of intelligent alien life (or they found us) what would we say? Who would say it for us? These seemingly silly questions are vitally important depending on your view.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Selects: Chiggers: The Phantom Menace Chiggers are tiny little mites capable of making your life miserable. Worse than mosquitoes? Maybe. But they aren't insects - mites are actually part of the arachnid family and behave a little like ticks. Learn all about these nearly invisible pests in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What's up with bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery can also be called weight loss surgery. Some people think it's a highly underused tool to fight obesity. Others think it's a shortcut. We discuss all the ins and outs in this week's episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Short Stuff: Do Fish Get Thirsty? One of the greatest questions we’ve ever heard, answered (in a roundabout way).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Appalachian Trail: A Heckuva Hike A few short years after the hiking trails from Maine to Georgia were connected into the world’s longest hiking-only footpath, a WWII vet walked the whole thing in one go. He kicked off a challenge that’s still taken on by thousands of people each year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Selects: How Steadicams Work There have been many inventions that have advanced filmmaking, but maybe none as important as the steadicam. Invented in the mid-70s, it literally changed the way movie making happened, and made the impossible possible. Learn about the fascinating history behind this amazing technology, in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What were the IRA hunger strikes? In the early 1980s, imprisoned IRA members went on a prolonged hunger strike, leading to the death of ten men. This is their story.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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