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J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 1

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that J. Edgar Hoover was perhaps the most powerful...

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Selects: The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth

On Halloween 1938 young radio star Orson Welles scared the pants off of America with a fictional...

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The Silurian Hypothesis

The idea that we aren’t the first advanced civilization to live on Earth sounds like a fringe...

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Short Stuff: Zambonis!

Even the dullest hockey game is worth seeing when the Zamboni comes out to resurface the ice....

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NYC Trash: A study in persistence

Taking care of 12,000 tons of residential trash every day is a hard job. But how does that even...

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Selects: How Stuttering Works

Despite as much as one percent of the adult population having the condition, science doesn't...

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10 - Yes, 10! - Dumb Criminals

Sometimes you just have to turn it off for a while – all the thinking, and overthinking,...

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Short Stuff: Titanic Survivors!

We all know the story of the Titanic and the tragedy of lives lost. So hey, let's talk about the...

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Misophonia: More Than an Annoyance

Misophonia is a condition in which certain sounds trigger people in very negative ways that can...

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Selects: The Legends of Lost Nazi Gold

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

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Atomic Clocks, Ahoy!

The only thing more complicated than an atomic clock is researching how they work and then...

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Short Stuff: Getting Winded

Getting the wind knocked out of you is scary, but passes quickly. Learn exactly what's happening...

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The Village People Episode

The Village People were a smash hit singing group that came and went in under two years. Then...

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The Village People Episode

The Village People were a smash hit singing group that came and went in under two years. Then...

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Selects: How the Beagle Brigade Works

If you've ever been to an international airport, you've probably seen one of the keenest spotters...

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The Awful Crimes of Georgia Tann

Georgia Tann was a bad human. We feel safe in saying that because she kidnapped babies from poor...

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Short Stuff: The Sad, Strange Tale of Margaret Schilling

Not too much is known about Margaret Schilling. She was the kind of person whose memory might...

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The Power of the Wind

You probably know wind energy projects have been around since the 90s, but did you know they now...

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Selects: Special Effects: A Short History

Special effects have been around since the first movies. In fact, the techniques the earliest...

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Hitchhiking: Two thumbs out!

Today we go down the road a bit, thumbs out, to explore the rich history of hitchhiking.  See...

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