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Stuff You Should Know

How Stuff Works   |   Podcast, ±37 min episodes every 3 days  Follow channel
Why can't robots get married? Are exorcisms real? Listen in as the Stuff You Should Know takes a look at astonishing facts from across the globe in this podcast from Josh and Chuck.
17
APR

How Burlesque Works

What’s old is new again as far as burlesque is concerned. Come explore what was an old-timey outlet for empowering women that later gave rise to the striptease once men started running the show. Now, women have reclaimed the art and it is benefiting.
15
APR

How Dissociative Identity Disorder Works

Dissociative Identity Disorder was known as multiple personality disorder until a case of mass hysteria brought on by the movie-mad public and unscrupulous psychiatrists led to a stigma over the term. Now psychiatry has gotten serious about the condition.
10
APR

How Natural Selection Works

While evolution gets all the spotlight for moving speciesinto better versions of themselves, but really it’s natural selection that is the engine driving the process. Learn all about this elegant scientific observation that forms the basis of life.
08
APR

How Charles Darwin Worked

Charles Darwin wasn't the first or only scientist to grasp the theory of evolution through natural selection, but he became its father and icon. Learn about the man who reluctantly but bravely became the source of the divide between religion and science.
27
MAR

How Landslides Work

Landslides are a form of mass movement of the Earth, and with the amount of death and destruction they wreak on the people and towns they cover, their toll can be massive. Learn all about landslides in this episode with Josh and Chuck.
25
MAR

How Amnesia Works

Those movies where someone gets hit on the head and can’t remember who they are anymore? They’re actually not too far off from the reality of amnesia. Learn everything about this bizarre and life-robbing condition with Josh and Chuck.
20
MAR

How Electricty Works

It is literally all around you (and even inside you) – electricity makes up the basis of modern life. But what exactly is electricity and how does it work? Josh and Chuck chase away the darkness and explain electricity in their usual electrifying way.
18
MAR

Tattoos: Not Just For Dirtbags Anymore

Most Europeans first encountered tattoos after sailors visiting the South Pacific returned covered in them. From then on, with a few notable exceptions, tattoos have been associated with fringe dwellers in the West. Learn all about tats in this episode.
13
MAR

How Black Boxes Work

Black boxes are designed to be the only survivor of plane crashes so they can live to tell the tale of what went wrong to prevent future accidents. Learn about how these grim devices are made, how they’re tested and the tales they’ve told.
11
MAR

How Skateboarding Works

Skateboarding started out as something bored surfers did when the waves weren’t breaking, but after a few improvements to the design, it took off like a rocket to become its own cultural phenomenon. Come gleam the cube with Josh and Chuck.