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Stuff You Should Know

How Stuff Works   |   Podcast, ±38 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.
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AUG

How Blimps Work

After newsreels captured the Hindenburg erupting in fire in 1937, the promising development of airship aviation was cut short. Today companies and militaries are taking another look at blimps and the unique qualities that may revive them.
26
AUG

What's the deal with headstones?

Headstones have quite an interesting history. From the beginnings of marking graves with simple wood carvings to the elaborate tombstones that would come in the Victorian era, Chuck and Josh break down the deal with all things headstone in this episode.
07
AUG

What is a Numbers Station?

If you think secretly coded messages sent via short wave radio is Cold War relic, think again. Chuck and Josh are here to dispel that myth, along with many others relating to numbers stations, including why they might still be operational.
05
AUG

How Play-Doh Works

Do you love Play-Doh? Chuck and Josh certainly love to talk about it, from its interesting history as a wall cleaner, to its more scientific chemical properties. It's everything you ever wanted to know about the pliable children's toy.
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JUL

How Morgellons Disease Works

Josh and Chuck explore the old notion that there’s a dark side of the moon. There is, but it turns out it’s not always the same side. And yes, there’s a side we never see, but it’s not always dark. Make sense? It will in this episode.
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JUL

Is there a dark side of the moon?

Josh and Chuck explore the old notion that there’s a dark side of the moon. There is, but it turns out it’s not always the same side. And yes, there’s a side we never see, but it’s not always dark. Make sense? It will in this episode.
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JUL

The Skinny on Probiotics

You can find probiotics - bacteria thought to have healthfulbenefits for humans - in everything from pills to yogurt. But does any of it work? Listen as Josh and Chuck get to the bottom of the science (and need for it) of probiotics and health.
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JUL

How Trickle-Down Economics Works

"The concept of trickle-down economics is tied to RonaldReagan, but the idea’s been around and in use since the 20s. It’s simple: Give more money to the wealthy and they can use it to rev up an economy. But is the whole thing just a scam?