Stuff You Should Know

How Stuff Works   |   Podcast, ±38 min episodes every 3 days
From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. This week, get a closer look at the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about the mob in this video podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
21
OCT

How Extinction Works

Scientists believe that 99% of the estimated 50 billion species that have ever lived on Earth have disappeared through extinction. This is a natural process typically, but it can also be cataclysmic and it’s becoming clear we are amid a massive one.
16
OCT

How The Great Train Robbery Worked

In 1963, 15 men got together in England to pull off one of the most daring heists in history. The Great Train Robbery was the crime of the century, capturing the public's attention and leaving them torn on who to root for - the cops or the robbers. Learn all about England's greatest heist in today's episode.
14
OCT

Virus Talk with Josh and Chuck

Viruses are big jerks that invade regular cells and hold them hostage, making you sick while they're doing it. Learn everything you ever needed to know about viruses, including how the common cold works.
09
OCT

How Skywriting Works

"Back in the 1920s, skywriting was invented to communicatewith troops, but it quickly found its footing as a popular way for companies to advertise. Learn all about the aerial acrobatics and mental skill it takes towrite mile-high letters backwards."
07
OCT

How Karate Works

Karate, meaning "open" and "hand", was developed in Okinawa before being exported to Japan and then the rest of the world. It is one of the most widely practiced martial arts and one of the most difficult to master. Learn about it in this episode.
02
OCT

How Panic Attacks Work

Almost three percent of Americans suffer from a debilitating disorder that causes them to suffer intense fear seemingly without reason and science hasn’t yet figured out what causes it. Join Josh and Chuck as they get to the bottom of panic attacks.
30
SEP

How Rogue Waves Work

Rogue waves come out of nowhere and tower as much as 100 feet over hapless ships they encounter, breaking across the boat and frequently breaking the boat and its inhabitants. Investigate the mystery of rouge waves in this episode.
25
SEP

How Animal Domestication Works

It's strange to hear, but the transition from hunting-gathering to agriculture, including the domestication of wild animals, is the single biggest thing to ever happen to humanity. You can thank it for everything from kingdoms to Ebola.
23
SEP

How Police Interrogation Works

Every year, police across the U.S. get thousands ofcriminals to confess to their crimes. The trouble is, the procedure that almostall departments use is grounded in bad science and can produce falseconfessions. Learn about ways of making you talk.
18
SEP

How Currency Works

Even if you entirely eschew the concept of money, we’ll bet you’d be hard pressed not to trade in some form of currency. Learn how everything from cows to cacao beans to tiny shells from Maldives have served as currency at some time or another.
16
SEP

How Socialism Works

In America it's virtually a dirty word, but after being dragged through the mud for a century, socialism is still a part of the U.S.’s national character. Learn about this foil and complement to capitalism and why it might not be so bad.
11
SEP

How Royalty Works

In some nations royals are so ingrained in the national fabric they are considered part of the country. Join Josh and Chuck as they take a look backward in time at the ancient tradition of despotism and unbridled privilege in this episode.