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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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When Michael Jackson debuted the moonwalk in 1983 the world was enrapt. The dance goes back farther, to the 1930s, and pops up again in the 50s, before reappearing via mimes and West Coast poppers in the 70s. Follow the circuitous route of an iconic move in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Miniature Golf Works

How Miniature Golf Works

2020-08-0654:3910

Playing miniature golf is a very fun thing to do and, you’re about to find, learning about its origin and history is very fun as well. Join Josh and Chuck as they tee off on the mini golf story! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Tune in to learn a few facts and figures about jigsaw puzzles right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Wasps have a bad rap. Because their sting really hurts and they don't make honey like their cousins. But they are super cool and you shouldn't kill them. Listen and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sometimes providence smiles on historians. Thus is the case with the Rosetta stone, an ancient Egyptian tablet that served as the key for unlocking hieroglyphics, lost to time for a millennia. In this classic episode, learn about the international intrigue, rivalry to translate it and the luck that led to the founding of Egyptology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Soap Works

How Soap Works

2020-07-3049:4919

Soap is a miraculous substance – and mysterious too: we have no idea how humans first figured out to make it. We lived with soap for millennia before we thought to use it to wash ourselves with it, but once we did a love affair with cleanliness was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Habsburg Jaw is the result of inbreeding. But what is it? Click play and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Hurricanes Work

How Hurricanes Work

2020-07-2859:2028

Hurricanes are perhaps the most destructive force of nature we have to deal with here on Earth. When a mind-boggling number of factors all fall into place just right, the outcome can be an enormous system of storms that is as awesome as it is powerful. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lobbying is an entrenched part of American politics and one that many people think is breaking government. But petitioning the government is protected in the Constitution. How can this system be fixed? join Josh and Chuck as they explore the topic in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Today we deep dive on mobile phones, wonders of the modern world! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sure, together Young Guns and Young Guns II form an exhaustive biography of Billy the Kid’s life. But did you know they also contain misleading information? Billy the Kid may not have lived to 100 under an alias after all! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
For more than half of the 20th century parents in the industrialized world were freaked out by an unseen waster of youth, the poliovirus. It spread easily and could paralyze children for life or even kill them. Its effects were so horrible that humanity set about ridding if from the Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
If you've ever seen a flea circus, then count yourself among the few. It's a dying art, but back in the day they thrilled and delighted young and old alike. Learn all about the tiny big tops in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robber Barons!

Robber Barons!

2020-07-1601:10:2423

The robber barons were not a group of evil super villains. OR WERE THEY? Learn all about these titans of industry from the Gilded Age in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
An old coal mine in Pennsylvania caught fire one day in the 60s and it’s been burning ever since. What’s crazy is this happens all the time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The 1920s were just absolutely nuts. People got into weird fads really intensely and one of the strangest of all was flagpole sitting. It’s just what it sounds like – sitting on top of a flagpole for as long as you can. One man sat above them all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Well-planned landfills have only recently come into widespread use. Recently, waste managers have found that they work a little too well and now the landfill is being reinvented. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Essential oils are from plants and they can help the human body in a lot of ways. There are also many false medical claims. Learn all the ins and outs today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: The @ Symbol

Short Stuff: The @ Symbol

2020-07-0817:2314

You know the at symbol? This thing: @? There’s a name for it, just not in English. We just call it the at symbol. But other countries – stand back! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What was the KGB?

What was the KGB?

2020-07-0754:3343

The KGB was the notorious strong arm of the Kremlin. Run afoul and you died. Learn all about them today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Cory Acosta

talk about getting distracted....

Aug 8th
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G-LaL

I want to learn

Aug 8th
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Im Watching You

Starts at 2:18

Aug 6th
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Maggie Brown

I love the Cone of Uncerta! STATISTICS.

Aug 6th
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blues and browns

huh, imagine that. Chuck "I hate capitalism" Bryant is promoting the daylights put of the SYSK book. why would Chuck do that? oh because he doesn't practice what he preaches. Chuck, you're a dirty hypocrite that cowardly laughs at everything because everything makes you uncomfortable. what's it like being so cowardly?

Aug 5th
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Shana Harrison

At 2:31 into this episode - literally my husband.

Aug 4th
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Im Watching You

$2.00 for Raid. $200.00 for a pro wasp remover. Give me a break. Kill wasps yourself. These guys need to get over themselves.

Aug 4th
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Richard Gregory

Thought it was going to be about W.A.S.P’s😀

Aug 4th
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M W

here is why the Rosetta Stone was not returned: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-12442863

Aug 3rd
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Conor

love you guys and the podcast but please please please leave it alone with the shilling for your wife's soap company, anyone who was going to buy has done so already, thanks

Aug 3rd
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John Hills

this podcast sucks

Aug 1st
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Laura Jane

I have this really bad, I wake myself up in the night sometimes from the noise of grinding. I wear a night guard now which helps. I have chipped my tooth in the night from grinding and they are noticeably ground down (to a dentist). I have even bitten and bruised my tongue and cheeks in the night and woken up with a sore mouth 😢

Aug 1st
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Sarah Ann Malone

God damn covid 19!

Aug 1st
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JJ R.

The info provided is hit it miss in accuracy. Especially on medical info. The research done on this podcast is a lot of propaganda pushed info unfortunately.

Aug 1st
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Diane Levy

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Jul 30th
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Im Watching You

starts at 2:08

Jul 28th
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Elijah Elmore

A lot of the participants of this protest were hunted down after the massacre and we're never seen again.. this was perhaps the biggest single day tragedy of the 20th century.

Jul 28th
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Eliot Roach

in Australia it's ampersand

Jul 28th
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Western intellect

I couldn’t put myself to listen to it all. It was meh.

Jul 28th
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G-LaL

Republicans

Jul 26th
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