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Every Little Thing

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #20 in Education category

Comedy
Education
Science & Medicine
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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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Such a fun podcast

By SaveUsBobMueller - Jul 29 2019
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Life’s minutiae examined through fun interviews

The best!

By #2,321 - Jul 29 2019
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So funny and smart! Love this so much!

iTunes Ratings

2720 Ratings
Average Ratings
2229
286
97
39
69

Such a fun podcast

By SaveUsBobMueller - Jul 29 2019
Read more
Life’s minutiae examined through fun interviews

The best!

By #2,321 - Jul 29 2019
Read more
So funny and smart! Love this so much!
Cover image of Every Little Thing

Every Little Thing

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #20 in Education category

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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.

Rank #1: Fruit Flies: Seriously, Where Do They Come From?

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Caller Jeremy has a problem: fruit flies have swarmed his apartment, and he needs to know where they came from. ELT finds out how Jeremy’s red-eyed roommates landed in his life. Plus, please help caller Austin name that tune.

Guest: Biologist Marcus Stensmyr, Lund University. Thanks to callers Jeremy and Austin.
Aug 12 2019
25 mins
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Rank #2: Rapture Chasers

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An event in August could bring millions of people to tears.

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Apr 17 2017
24 mins
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Rank #3: Don't Underestimate the Flamingo

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While they may look like dainty, dorky birds, flamingos deserve respect. Flora brings the flamingo facts, and launches ELT’s campaign to bring a flamingo mascot to professional sports.

Guests: Comedian Prashanth Venkataramanujam; Producer Katherine Wells; Mascot maker Jennifer Smith of Avant Garb; Renbert Mortimer, creator of the University of the Bahamas mascot.
Jul 29 2019
26 mins
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Rank #4: 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
26 mins
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Rank #5: 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.

To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors.
Jan 22 2018
26 mins
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Rank #6: 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
30 mins
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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.

To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers
Jul 16 2018
24 mins
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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
22 mins
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Rank #9: 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.

To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers
Aug 13 2018
24 mins
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Rank #10: 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
26 mins
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Rank #11: 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
23 mins
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Rank #12: TSA Treasure Chest: What Happens To Your Confiscated Stuff?

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Every year the TSA confiscates millions of pounds of pocket knives, 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-TSA “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.
Jul 22 2019
26 mins
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Rank #13: 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.

To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers
Apr 16 2018
27 mins
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Rank #14: 🛩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
23 mins
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Rank #15: Hello, we are Every Little Thing

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Turn over the rock, peek through the keyhole, go down the rabbit hole. There's always more to it. A new show from Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman. Premieres Monday, April 17.
Apr 11 2017
1 min
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Rank #16: Who Killed Cargo Shorts?

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Flora and fact buddy Prashanth talk about spiders, which leads to a cargo short investigation.

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Oct 16 2017
28 mins
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Rank #17: 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
33 mins
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Rank #18: Auctioneers: Why Do They Talk Like That?

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Why do some auctioneers talk so fast? And what are they actually saying? ELT gets the low-down on auction talk from a professional auctioneer. Plus, pro-tips for developing your auctioneer chant.

Guest: Junior Staggs, professional auctioneer. 

Thanks to caller Katie.
Jan 21 2019
24 mins
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Rank #19: Invasion of the Self-checkout Machines

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Self-service began in a Piggly Wiggly 100 years ago. How’d it become a way of life?
Nov 13 2017
26 mins
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Rank #20: Why Does Popcorn Pop?

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A kid caller pops the question: How does popcorn pop? Plus, the uncomfortable truth about baby corn.
May 07 2018
21 mins
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