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Every Little Thing

Why do we cry? Did cavemen really carry clubs? Can swearing make you stronger? On ELT, you call with a question, we find you an answer. Our helpline is open 24-7. Call 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to elt@gimletmedia.com.

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Kangaroo Pouch: A Four-Star Hotel of Horrors

Caller Sophia needs to know: What’s it like inside a kangaroo pouch? We get the inside scoop from marsupial expert Robin Beck. Plus, should Flora’s sister Ruth fear her squash? Professional pumpkineer Steve Reiners has a tip: if it smells like cat urine, beware. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

26mins

22 Nov 2021

Rank #1

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Auctioneers: Why Do They Talk Like That?

This week, an episode from the archives: Why do auctioneers talk the way they do? And what are they actually saying? Professional auctioneer Junior Staggs tells us about the psychology behind auction-speak, and gives caller Katie some tips for developing her own auctioneer chant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

24mins

15 Nov 2021

Rank #2

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Important Message from Flora

Flora is back with some news, and a request. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1min

10 Nov 2021

Rank #3

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Can I Bury a Body in My Yard?

Listener Jake wants to know if he can bury a body in his tiny, suburban backyard. Grave expert and archaeologist Hal Hassen has the scoop on how we went from burying grandpa out back to the giant park-like cemeteries we have today. Plus, local zoning officer Sonya Abt walks Jake through the red tape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

28mins

1 Nov 2021

Rank #4

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Worms and Pelicans: Dentistry’s Rotten History

This week, we brush off an ELT favorite on the gory history of tooth care. For most of human history, chomper maintenance has been bloody and brutal. So how'd we go from charlatans yanking teeth in a public square to the soft light and high-tech of the modern dentist's office? ELT asks retired dentist and dental historian J. Henry Clarke and historian Richard Barnett to open up and say how. Plus Chris Lyons tells us his secrets for making movie stars' teeth look terrible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27mins

25 Oct 2021

Rank #5

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Hello, We Are Every Little Thing

Who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1min

11 Apr 2017

Rank #6