Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

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How Existential Risks Work

An existential risk is a special kind of threat that are different from other types of risks in that if one of them...

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SYSK Selects: How the U.S. Postal Service Works

Back when this episode aired, the USPS was teetering on the edge of going under and there were a lot of plans on the...

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How the Voyager Golden Records Work

As part of a super 70s to get Earth to a seat at the table of the Galactic Federation (in case there is, in fact,...

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Short Stuff: The NY Times Crossword

Today Chuck and Josh take a shallow dive in the warm pool that is the NY Times Crossword Puzzle. Learn more...

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The Soul Train Episode

Today, Chuck and Josh dive into the funky, cool world of the classic TV show, Sooooooooul Train. Learn more...

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SYSK Selects: How Labor Unions Work

Yes, it's true: Unions have a shady mob-related past and were originally championed by anarchists. Born from medieval...

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How Wastewater Treatment Works

All that gross stuff we humans put in the water that gets flushed down the sewers has to be taken back out before...

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Short Stuff: Turning Down the Radio When You're Lost

It’s a typical human reaction: When you’re driving and you realize that you’re lost, you turn down the radio. On its...

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Bidets: Now More Than Ever

We all know the benefits of bidets. But with toilet paper in short supply, they're more important than ever before....

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SYSK Selects: How Dissociative Identity Disorder Works

Dissociative Identity Disorder was known as multiple personality disorder until a case of mass hysteria brought on by...

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Feminist Physician

Becoming the first licensed woman physician in America was tough, convincing male surgeons to wash their hands...

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Short Stuff: AAirpass

In the go-go 80s and 90s, American Airlines offered the AAirpass, a lifetime pass for unlimited first class travel....

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The Legends of Lost Nazi Gold

As if being murdering SOBs weren’t enough, the Nazis were also thieving rats. During WWII, they stole billons in gold...

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SYSK Selects: How the Deep Web Works

Perhaps you didn’t realize that when you search the web you’re only skimming the surface. In fact, the types of web...

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Student Loans: UGH!

Student loans can be pretty complicated. Luckily Chuck and Josh are here to wade through the financial muck for you....

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Short Stuff: 666

Today, Chuck and Josh dive into that scary number...666. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

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How Dog Training Works

Chuck and Josh explore the age-old question: Should you train your dog by treating it like a living, feeling being or...

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SYSK Selects: Can Nuclear Fusion Reactors Save The World?

The world’s energy consumption is ruining the planet but for decades physicists have been working on what could solve...

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How COVID-19 Works

We’re in the middle of an odd, tense time and Josh and Chuck are here to explain what’s going on and how to stay...

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Short Stuff: Dagen H

One day in 1967, Sweden changed what side of the road its citizens drive on. It went surprisingly well, considering....

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