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Society & Culture

Stuff You Should Know

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Rank #2 in Society & Culture category

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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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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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Petrichor...?

By RocketSurgeonQ3 - May 31 2020
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I absolutely love these podcasts. Chuck and Josh are great, they research the material and present it in a way that is entertaining and educational. Another one of my favorites is the Rubik’s cube episode. Please don’t stop what you guys are doing. Thanx a googleplex

I mean, it’s classic

By morganafey - May 28 2020
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These mfers invented podcasts

iTunes Ratings

49419 Ratings
Average Ratings
39058
4460
2193
1528
2180

Petrichor...?

By RocketSurgeonQ3 - May 31 2020
Read more
I absolutely love these podcasts. Chuck and Josh are great, they research the material and present it in a way that is entertaining and educational. Another one of my favorites is the Rubik’s cube episode. Please don’t stop what you guys are doing. Thanx a googleplex

I mean, it’s classic

By morganafey - May 28 2020
Read more
These mfers invented podcasts
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Stuff You Should Know

Latest release on Aug 01, 2020

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SYSK Selects: How the Rosetta Stone Works

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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.

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Aug 01 2020

42mins

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How Soap Works

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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.

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Jul 30 2020

54mins

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Short Stuff: Habsburg Jaw

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The Habsburg Jaw is the result of inbreeding. But what is it? Click play and learn!

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Jul 29 2020

14mins

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How Hurricanes Work

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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.

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Jul 28 2020

58mins

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SYSK Selects: How Lobbying Works

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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.

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Jul 25 2020

59mins

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mobile Phones

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Today we deep dive on mobile phones, wonders of the modern world!

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Jul 23 2020

1hr 2mins

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Short Stuff: The Death of Billy the Kid

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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!

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Jul 22 2020

17mins

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How We Almost Got Rid of Polio

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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.

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Jul 21 2020

51mins

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SYSK Selects: How a Flea Circus Works

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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.

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Jul 18 2020

50mins

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Robber Barons!

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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.

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Jul 16 2020

1hr 9mins

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