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Selects: How LSD Works

Selects: How LSD Works

2022-09-2401:17:522

In 1943 Swiss chemist Albert Hofman discovered he'd created what may be the most potent hallucinogen known to humankind. Then he took a bike ride. Learn about the chemistry, neurology, history and cultural impact of LSD-25 in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sitcoms Part II

Sitcoms Part II

2022-09-2240:584

Listen in now for part II of our homage to sitcoms. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Laugh tracks have been around since the early 1950s and it’s all thanks to one (reviled) sound engineer who invented them. But as much as people like to hate laugh tracks most shows wouldn’t be at all funny without them.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sitcoms Part I

Sitcoms Part I

2022-09-2035:584

Traditional multi-camera sitcoms have fallen out of style in recent years, but the golden age of the genre lives on with streaming services. Sitcom will never go away completely. Join us for part I.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Frida Kahlo was a painter who transcended her own work to became an icon. Learn all about her fascinating and inspiring life and work in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pearls are super cool. And humans figuring out how to make them is even cooler. Learn all about the most interesting gemstone today!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Short Stuff: Hangry?

Short Stuff: Hangry?

2022-09-1401:00:112

When you’re hungry, you’re not yourself. So say the good people at Snickers and it turns out science backs it up. Being hangry is a verifiable thing, we’re just not quite sure yet what’s going on.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1980 the “rural as rural can be” town of Elberton, Georgia erected a granite monument with a bizarre set of instructions (commandments?) that touched on eugenics, population control, and living in harmony with nature. Conspiracy theorists went wild.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As recently as 40,000 years ago we lived among humans from an entirely different species – Neanderthals. About the same time our species showed up, Neanderthals suddenly vanished. Just what happened to the other guys? Did our ancestors do something … bad? Find out in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Squids are very closely related to our old friend the octopus, but there are some key differences. You can learn all of this and more by simply clicking the play button right now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Man of the Hole has died and we're pretty sad to hear it. Listen in to our tribute to this solitary hero today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
George Mallory was a member of the first three European expeditions to Everest, world’s tallest mountain. He wanted to summit it so badly, he gave his life trying. Since that fateful day in 1924, climbers have wondered – was Mallory the first to summit?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For as long a shadow as it casts across the history of the Old West, the Pony Express was a failed business venture, doomed from the start, that only lasted 18 months. But since the last rider headed out with his bag of mail, its legend has only grown. Learn all about it in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone Magazine

2022-09-0153:562

Part celebration and part take down, this episode on Rolling Stone magazine dives into the highs and lows of one of America's iconic rags.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The dividing line between the North and South is purely political. But the story of its creation is pretty interesting.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Since the advent of single-use plastics, we’ve become awash in waste. Barrels of petroleum are extracted, turned into plastics that contain products, which are then opened and the containers thrown away. It’s a bonehead process start to finish.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sure knives can cut through a steak or slash through jungle vines, but probably the coolest thing you can do with a knife is throw it. At a person mounted to a wooden wheel. Spinning around. While you’re blindfolded. Learn all about the impalement arts in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Despite the overall creepiness of it, marrying family members is way more common than you might think, both historically and today. Ewwww!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Short Stuff: Marrying Up

Short Stuff: Marrying Up

2022-08-2447:351

The idea of "marrying up" is as old as the hills, but things are, and have been, changing for quite a while. And this episode explains it all.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The world isn’t divided into cat people and dog people, or Beatles fans and Rolling Stones fans (or neither). What really divides us is introversion or extraversion, right? Turns out people just aren’t that binary and all of us are a little of both.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Sepidar

#mahsa_amini

Sep 25th
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hosniyeh safiarian

Perfect

Sep 14th
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Cameron Asbury

This episode reminded me of why I stopped listening to SYSK. They treat their show as if it's a purely informative series, but they interject identity politics and their liberal agenda into it as much as they can.

Sep 13th
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ID22017583

Terribly sad

Sep 12th
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Liam Koni

Again: How about one on the eradication of planned obsolescence and how that would be a major step towards improving the world ecology and the living standards of the people in it? We are all suffering from planned obsolescence syndrome. P.O.S

Sep 8th
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Liam Koni

How about one on the eradication of planned obsolescence and how that would be a major step towards improving the world ecology and the living standards of the people in it? We are all suffering from planned obsolescence syndrome. P.O.S.

Sep 8th
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nebula

I'm latina and never heard of it being described as the rodney danger field of music

Sep 2nd
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snosaer

bird seeds? anyways I just read somewhere that bread's not good for birds. so..yeah we shouldn't feed birds bread anymore.

Sep 2nd
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Let's go Brandon!

Senile Biden has so much shit in his diaper that his minions are working overtime to clean up. It's all over the white house.

Sep 2nd
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Robert Trost

If this is episode 1500, then why does it show as episode 1968? It doesn't seem to be a select episode.

Aug 31st
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Liam Koni

Have you done Doctor Harvey (Old Borax) Wiley and his poison squad? Alway timely.

Aug 27th
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Sohereweare

They’re throwing some real shade with that banjo music at the ad break. 😂

Aug 25th
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Hugh Wright

deeeeee

Aug 23rd
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snosaer

be careful with our self narratives here.

Aug 23rd
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snosaer

i love how the first ad is salsa which is not mexican whatsoever.

Aug 17th
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Al Stokes

Seriously... Men that have a mental disorder cannot menstruate, never have never will !!! this woke bullshit needs to stop for the betterment of humankind.

Aug 14th
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Jennifer Wilson Blackwell

I never save certain podcasts episodes but this one I definitely did save. I just love hummingbirds and this is so informative about it. Thank you so much for this specific podcast!

Aug 13th
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Kate B

Tylenol is a brand name for paracetamol for anyone who doesn't know 😊

Aug 13th
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Mermadone

you dummies never said how he got all those people to arrive! 🤦‍♂️

Aug 10th
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snosaer

fungi

Jul 27th
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