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Selects: How Freak Shows Worked

Not too long ago, people would pay money to gawk and stare at a performer with a physical...

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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...

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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...

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How Alien Contact Might Work

If we ever found evidence of intelligent alien life (or they found us) what would we say? Who...

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Selects: Chiggers: The Phantom Menace

Chiggers are tiny little mites capable of making your life miserable. Worse than mosquitoes?...

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What's up with bariatric surgery?

A few short years after the hiking trails from Maine to Georgia were connected into the...

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Short Stuff: Do Fish Get Thirsty?

One of the greatest questions we’ve ever heard, answered (in a roundabout way). See...

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The Appalachian Trail: A Heckuva Hike

A few short years after the hiking trails from Maine to Georgia were connected into the...

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Selects: How Steadicams Work

There have been many inventions that have advanced filmmaking, but maybe none as important as the...

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What were the IRA hunger strikes?

In the early 1980s, imprisoned IRA members went on a prolonged hunger strike, leading to the...

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Short Stuff: HR8 Gun Legislation

Today we dive into HR8, a gun bill supported by 90% of Americans that will likely never get...

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How Wind Works

Beloved egghead Buckminster Fuller said the wind doesn’t blow, it sucks. And he was pretty...

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Selects: How Drowning Works

Hundreds of thousands of people drown around the world every year, and yet it can be easily...

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The 4-minute Mile: Greatest Sports Story?

Nobody thought the 4-minute mile was humanly possible, until it was. The story of how it happened...

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Short Stuff: Cleveland’s Infamous 10-Cent Beer Night

In 1974, the Cleveland (then Indians) baseball club held an unlimited 10 cent beer promotion to...

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Selects: How Satanism Works

Satanism may be the most misunderstood "religion" in the world. Part of that is because there...

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Kidney Donation: You Could Be A Saint!

Kidneys are one of the few organs that you can donate while you’re alive. And the vast...

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Short Stuff: Happy Foods!

Some foods make you happy. But they aren't necessarily comfort foods. You know what they call...

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The Scintillating World of Interest Rates

When the Fed raises interest rates a half point, the world market reacts. But why does this tiny...

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