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Every Little Thing

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Rank #17 in Education category

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Education
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Who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? ELT is here to answer your burning questions. If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to elt@gimletmedia.com. Every Little Thing is produced by Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.

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Who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? ELT is here to answer your burning questions. If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to elt@gimletmedia.com. Every Little Thing is produced by Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.

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Love everything little thing about it!

By cassidi - Feb 03 2020
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Funny, informative, and full of puns!

Funny, Puntastic, and Informative ... what more can you want in a podcast?

By Sweet😂😂😘😘😘❤️❄️ - Jan 16 2020
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Great Listening - a treat for the ears

iTunes Ratings

3241 Ratings
Average Ratings
2662
330
118
48
83

Love everything little thing about it!

By cassidi - Feb 03 2020
Read more
Funny, informative, and full of puns!

Funny, Puntastic, and Informative ... what more can you want in a podcast?

By Sweet😂😂😘😘😘❤️❄️ - Jan 16 2020
Read more
Great Listening - a treat for the ears
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Every Little Thing

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 11 hours ago

Rank #1: The Hide Rug of the Plant World

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Producer Christine Driscoll meets an alleyway plant dealer and discovers an industry right under our noses.

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Apr 24 2017

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Rank #2: Travel Secrets: Airplane Seats, Cheap Gas, Dirty Toilets

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We’re clearing out our inbox and answering some of your burning follow-up questions for our last episode of 2019. Guests: Captain Nick Anderson, retired Virgin-Atlantic airline pilot, Airline Pilot Guy Show; microbiologist Jenny Hayden, Cedar Crest College; Jason Torchinsky, senior editor at Jalopnik. Thanks to callers Mattie, Toku, Piper, Aviv, Meghan, Anna, Liz, Kathi and Carl.

Dec 23 2019

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Rank #3: Are "Speed Enforced by Aircraft" Signs a Lie?

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First, Flora uncovers a feud about butterflies. Then, a question from the Help Line about aircraft patrol.

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Jan 22 2018

26mins

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Rank #4: The Senate Whisperer

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How rules can keep us from descending into chaos.

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May 01 2017

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Rank #5: Cockpit Confessions: The Truth About Airplane Mode (and More)

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When you fly do you really need to put your phone in airplane mode? Should you fear the tray table? What’s happening in the cockpit while you’re fighting over the armrest? Two airline pilots answer your burning air travel questions.

Guests: Pilot Sandy Williams of Skydive Deland; Pilot Nick Anderson of the Airline Pilot Guy podcast. 

Thanks to everyone who called in with their airplane questions. 

May 20 2019

30mins

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Rank #6: What Do Dogs Say When They Bark?

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Is it possible to interpret what dogs are saying when they bark? We have the tools to help you do some ruff decoding. Plus, listeners share their real-life, unconventional Lassie stories.

Guests: Dog bark researchers Péter Pongrácz and Kathryn Lord; behavioral scientist Susan Friedman.

Thanks to dog callers Jacob, Alan, Katie R., Katie K., and Oren — and to everyone who sent in their pet stories.

Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line #(833) RING ELT.

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Aug 13 2018

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Rank #7: How to Spot a Spy

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Does that person sitting next to you on the airplane REALLY work in IT? Plus, a tribute to the bedazzled sausage of the desert southwest, and more fun with pirates.

Guests: ex-CIA operative Robert Baer, gila meister Dan Beck, and lady pirate expert Laura Sook Duncombe.

Special thanks to callers “anonymous” and Eric — and to all of the listeners who sent us pirate questions.

Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line: #(833) RING ELT.

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Jul 16 2018

24mins

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Rank #8: Your Bedtime is Killing You

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Flora stages a fact intervention with Prashanth.

Dec 18 2017

22mins

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Rank #9: Can You Learn to Taste Better?

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Caller Shannon is at a loss for words when it comes to describing her favorite vegetable -- corn. ELT enlists a professional food describer to help expand Shannon’s tasting vocabulary. Guest: sensory evaluator Gail Vance Civille of Sensory Spectrum. Special thanks to Shannon for venturing outside of her palate’s comfort zone.

Dec 16 2019

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Rank #10: Public Toilets: To Sit Or To Hover?

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Plus, how to pee in zero-G.

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Apr 30 2018

23mins

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Rank #11: Ever Felt Someone’s Pain… In Your Butt?

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Caller Lisa wants to know why her butt hurts whenever she sees someone else get injured. ELT finds out whether some people really can feel your pain. Guest: pain researcher Stuart Derbyshire. Thanks to queen of Chapped Cheeks Lisa, and to researchers Natalie Bowling, Melita Giummarra, Helena Hartmann, Marina López-Solà, Bridget Rubenking, Jamie Ward, Scott Vrana, and Jamil Zaki. May your cheeks be ever free — hashtag booboobottom.

Dec 09 2019

31mins

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Rank #12: Thrift Store Smell: What Is It? Plus, Your Cleanspiracies

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ELT gets to the bottom of a familiar aroma -- thrift store smell. Why do thrift shops all smell the same? Plus, is washing your clothes better than freezing them? ELT investigates listener cleanspiracies with expert cleaner Jolie Kerr.

Guest: Jolie Kerr, writer and host of Ask a Clean Person. Thanks to callers Theresa, Rachel, Jeremiah, Nikki, Vicki, Mark, Juliana, Ben and all the listeners who called in with cleanspiracies.

Feb 18 2019

26mins

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Rank #13: What the Government Stashes

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Rummaging through the nation's attic to find out what the government stores and why.

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May 29 2017

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Rank #14: Pink for Girls, Blue for Boys — Why?

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Through the 1800s, babies in the U.S. were dressed in gender neutral clothing — you couldn’t tell the girls from the boys based on their outfits. So why did parents start color-coding their kids in pink and blue? Plus, ELT’s long quest to get a sports team to have a flamingo as their mascot is finally over… or is it?

 Guests: textiles and clothing historian Jo Paoletti; cultural historian of medicine, gender, and the body Hanne Blank; and Kuba Krzyzostaniak, Director of Fan Engagement for Forward Madison FC.

Thanks to caller Elle Ve and Paige — and to scholars Elizabeth Sweet, Katherine Parkin, and Valerie Steele.

Jun 03 2019

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Rank #15: Twinspiracies: The Truth About Twinspeak and More

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Do twins communicate in the womb? Can they read each other’s minds? ELT tackles listeners’ twin questions and investigates some burning twin-spiracies. Guest: Nancy Segal, psychology professor at California State University, Fullerton, and author of Twin Mythconceptions. Thanks to twins Kelly and Kristina, Reply All’s Phia Bennin, and everyone who called with twin questions.

Nov 18 2019

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Rank #16: 🛩TSA Treasure Chest : What Happens To Your Confiscated Stuff? 💸

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Every year the TSA confiscates millions of pounds of pocketknives, sunscreen and snow globes from airport travelers. Where does it all go? ELT investigates. Plus, tips for sneaking your weed onboard, from a former TSA agent.

Guests: Ex-TSO “Taylor”; TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein; surplus agents for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Patrick Knight and Mike Starr; press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services Troy Thompson.

Thanks to caller Kimberly.

Jan 14 2019

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Rank #17: Why Are Used Car Ads So INSAAANNNE?

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One man is to blame. Plus, vanity plates in the wild: IC A GR8 PL8.

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Apr 16 2018

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Rank #18: Stamps: Tiny Squares Full Of Secrets

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How do U.S. postage stamps come to be? ELT explores the secret world of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, the group that decides what gets stuck on America’s envelopes. Plus, Bigfoot gets his due.

Guests: Bill Gicker, manager of stamp development at USPS; Jessica, ex-CSAC member; Kam Mak, artist and stamp illustrator. Thanks to caller Elizabeth. “Mr. Stampman” performed by Bobby Lord, Matthew Boll, MR Daniel, and Julia Kaplan.

Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT.

See Kam's stamp here: https://twitter.com/eltshow/status/1089959537434681344

Jan 28 2019

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Rank #19: Sinkholes: How Scared Should I Be? Plus, Amy Sedaris

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ELT tackles some animal, vegetable, mineral mysteries with special guest Amy Sedaris. Plus, caller Maria is troubled by a hole in front of her condo — will she be swallowed by the earth? And the scoop on spinach tooth. Guests: Comedian and rabbit expert Amy Sedaris; Jim Correll, plant pathologist, University of Arkansas; geologist and sinkhole expert David Wilshaw. Thanks to callers Anthony, Eddie and Maria. 

Nov 04 2019

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Rank #20: The Quest to Wipe Out a Virus

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What does it take to eradicate a disease from the planet? Plus, the horrifying hunting habits of weasels. 

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May 15 2017

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