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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.
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It was America's most famous family feud, but the history of the Hatfields vs the McCoys is fraught with bias and inaccuracies. Dig into a disagreement in 19th-century Appalachia that became a very big deal around the world, in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Science of Cute

The Science of Cute

2021-01-1458:2518

If you took our advice and looked up baby beavers a few episodes back, you probably found them sooooo cute you couldn’t stand it. Or you just wanted to eat them up, which is weird if you think about it. Friend, prepare for the science on that! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Silverfish

Short Stuff: Silverfish

2021-01-1301:45:543

Should you be afraid of these creepy little creatures you find in your basement? Only one way to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Hell! Hell! Hell!

Hell! Hell! Hell!

2021-01-1201:02:4518

What is Hell? It's complicated and depends on which religion you're talking about. We dive into this fiery mess and do our best to explain it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Skateboarding started out as something bored surfers did when the waves weren't breaking, but after a few improvements to the design, it took off like a rocket to become its own cultural phenomenon. Come gleam the cube with Josh and Chuck as you ollie over this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

2021-01-0701:07:3219

Orville and Wilbur Wright were not trained professionals, but they were rigorous experimenters who ended up changing the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Have you ever noticed sometimes theaters – we mean, theatres – oh, forget it – places where you see movies or plays – are sometimes spelled two different ways? You can thank Noah Webster, author of the first American dictionary, for that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Did you know space has weather? It’s true! In our solar system, tons – literal tons – of highly charged gas and magnetized particles spew from the surface constantly, causing all sorts of weird stuff here on Earth. So far, nothing too bad has happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What began as a challenge to an oil engineer to make a terrible singer into a pitch-perfect one, Auto-Tune has become a ubiquitous (and, to many, obnoxious) part of the musical soundscape. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Eiffel Tower is one of the top destinations on Planet Earth. It turns out to be a pretty cool feat of engineering as well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Turns out we have little kids from the 19th century, the Three Stooges, and an odd musical composer named Arthur Fields to thank for pig latin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In 1919 a brilliant Russian scientist accidentally stumbled onto the first electronic musical instrument in history – the theremin – which you play not by strings, keys, or even percussion, but by moving your hand in the air around it. Prepare to science! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Since sugar spread from Polynesia a few thousand years ago, the world has been crazy for it. Insanely high prices, wars and even slavery couldn't undo world's need for a sugar fix. Today that fix is responsible for the obesity epidemic facing the West. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
It's here again! Our annual ad-free holiday spectacular. So pour up a hot toddy, throw a log on the fire and listen with the whole family! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What started out as a tradition among Jewish people on the Lower East Side at the turn of the last century has become a full-blown American holiday custom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Buffets Work

How Buffets Work

2020-12-2201:02:0221

Buffets are every kid’s dream – until they grow up enough to realize how gross communal spreads of food shared with strangers actually are. Then the dream is dashed, for most of us at least. Learn about the golden age of buffets and more right here! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 our annual special edition of SYSK. May the force be with us all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aspirin: The Wonder Drug

Aspirin: The Wonder Drug

2020-12-1753:1338

Humans have been using a form of aspirin for pain relief since at least the Sumerians. But in recent years we’ve come to learn the wonder drug is indeed awe-inspiring, from preventing heart attacks to possibly protecting humans from cancer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The way we deal with our dead has changed a lot over the past 50 years. Learn all about it in 12-15 minutes right here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Joseph Merrick was known as The Elephant Man because of his suffering from what we now know was Proteus Synrome. Learn all about this brave man in today's episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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blues and browns

I have this feeling, though I could be wrong, the lovely Steve Guttenberg may have stopped caring about your podcast due to you flaming cowardice of Chuck The Schmucks awkward chuckle (and why women find you cute chuck, & and not handsome) and tired of your flamingly inaccurate portrayal of Socialism. chuck, you suck! haha

Jan 17th
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blues and browns

uh oh.... Chuck the Schmuck gonna get cancelled for saying "ladies have babies"

Jan 14th
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Im Watching You

Democrats are definitely NOT cute.

Jan 14th
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Darren Fenn

ad break after 4 minutes??

Jan 14th
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CobaltAbsol

COCO is that movie they were talking about.

Jan 13th
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gary Thegolfer

now I know why I deleted this before. wannabe hippies with good info, but way too many bad jokes that drown out the whole reason we're here.

Jan 12th
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Katie

I LOVE DESSERT PIZZA FROM PIZZA HUT. I WILL BRAVE COVID JUST TO GET DESSERT PIZZA FROM PIZZA HUT.

Jan 12th
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Im Watching You

Well, of all the misinformed and incorrect statements in this episode, they managed to get one thing right... they both are going to hell.

Jan 12th
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Reef Weston

I thought trucks were invented before skateboards. learn something new every day

Jan 12th
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blues and browns

true grind is on the trucks, not the axles.

Jan 10th
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BC

This episode reminded me of Tony Hawk's existential crisis.

Jan 9th
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Frederico Campos Freitas

I would appreciate an episode about Alberto Santos Dumont and his role on airplane invention.

Jan 9th
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Jose Fonseca

On the Eiffel tower episode, you mentioned the lights... where they installed from the start or years later?

Jan 6th
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Arman Kh

Now I know Eiffel 65 also used auto tune. thanks.

Jan 6th
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Im Watching You

Wow. Chuck is a douche. Attacking someone's religion is not cool. Typical Democrat.

Jan 5th
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BC

if they made the tower of stone they would have needed so much stone and they would have had to build so many supports. The reason why gothic churches have flying buttresses is to support the weight of all the stone.

Jan 4th
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Eoj Hou

Didn't George Washington Carver invent peanut butter?

Dec 31st
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Margie Goode

Bega Peanut Butter with Honey.

Dec 31st
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blues and browns

as an addition: chuck you should feel like a pile of trash due to the Listener mail lady feeling self conscious admitting her christian beliefs. your mockery, and those leftists like YOU, are why she was nervous to mention that. #jesuswasntsocialist

Dec 31st
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Camron Adair

My friend taught a language to me. It is along the lines of these made up jibberish languages. He says that its called Double German. Dont ask me why it's called that because it doesn't have shit to do with Germany,lol. Here are the "rules" Break words down into syllables. Start the syllable the way it is spoken normally then you add "La" then re speak the syllable again but with it starting with an "F". I know, I know it sounds confusing. here are some examples: 1. BABY= 1st syllable sounds like Bay so (Bay-La-Fay) 2nd syllable sounds like Be so (Be-La-Fe) put those together and you have... Bay-La-Fay-Be-La-Fe and that's Baby. You-La-Foo and that's You Hey-La-Fay and that's Hey Di-La-Fi-Fi-La-Fi-Cult-La-Fult and that's Difficult... which describes this Jibberish language to a T,hahaha. It's easier to hear someone else speak it and you decipher it then it is for you to learn how to speak it. Hope everyone enjoys trying to learn this shit,hahaha

Dec 30th
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