Stuff You Should Know

How Stuff Works  |  Podcast, ±39 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.
16
APR

How Zero Population Growth Works

In 1968, Paul Erlich published The Population Bomb, predicting coming famine and mass death. Erlich's predictions didn't pan out but his ideas launched a debate still raging today.
14
APR

How Slinky Works

It has been called a "glorified spring", but Slinky is one of thw best selling toys of all time. From accidental origins to an unlikely resurrection, Slinky has a pretty great back story.
14
APR

How Slinky Works

It has been called a "glorified spring", but Slinky is one of the best selling toys of all time. From accidental origins to an unlikely resurrection, Slinky has a pretty great back story.
09
APR

What's the deal with blood types?

Blood types have one of the more interesting backstories in medical history. But as much as we've figured out about them and how they work, we still don't know much about why we even have different blood types. Listen in for a truly fascinating look at your most essential bodily fluid.
07
APR

Polyamory: When two just won't do

In this episode of Stuff You Should Know, Josh and Chuck dive into the world of polyamory. Turns out polyamorists aren't aren't weirdos and deviants, they're just regular folks looking for love from more than one person. Learn all you ever needed to know about this unique, but not so modern arrangement.
02
APR

Thanks, Easter Bunny! Bock Bock!

Happy Easter from Stuff You Should Know! Learn all about Easter, from its humble beginnings as a pagan holiday to the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. We'll cover the Biblical and religious aspects, along with the origins of some of Easter's greatest traditions.
31
MAR

Does the body replace itself?

Does the human body really replace itself every few years? The answer is yes, but different parts of the body do so at different rates. Learn all about which parts of your body are the speediest, and which take the longest to regenerate.
26
MAR

How Desalination Works

Why would people want to remove salt from water? To solve the world's water problem, that's why. Learn all about the efforts to desalinate H2O in cheaper and more efficient ways.
24
MAR

10 Bizarre Medical Treatments

Medical science has a long and storied history of trying out cures and procedures that later strike us as wacky. And they’re still at it today! Learn about bizarre treatments, from opium for children to tobacco smoke enemas in this episode.
19
MAR

Earwax: Live With It

Despite tons of people using cotton swabs each day to clean the earwax from their ears, cerumen (as earwax is clinically known) is actually quite beneficial to the health of your ears – and even kind of ingenious as your body’s defense goes.
17
MAR

How Anesthesia Works

The use of general anesthesia is less than 200 years old. Before doctors were able to cause unconsciousness in patients, surgery was brutal for all involved. But despite this advancement in medicine, science still has no idea how it works.
12
MAR

How Tea Works

Legend has it that tea was discovered by a curious Chinese emperor after leaves blew into his boiled water. Now tea is the second only to water in popularity worldwide. And despite the varieties of tea, they all come from a single species of plant.