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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.
22
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?
17
JUL

How In Vitro Fertlization Works

In the U.S. alone, more than 6 million people are affected by infertility and science has taken up the mantle of helping them to conceive. Learn about the clever, though intuitive, methods of assisting infertile couples to have a child.
15
JUL

How Sushi Works

Sushi grew out of a way to ferment fish a couple thousand years ago and in the late 20th century began to take the world by storm. What began as traditional, rigid food has come to evolve with new delicious innovations being added to the original cannon.
10
JUL

How Grass Works? Yes, How Grass Works

There’s nothing more boring than watching grass grow, which is why Josh and Chuck aren’t asking you to do that. Instead, you can learn about all sorts of neat things about grass  - like how American became obsessed with perfect lawns - in this episode.
08
JUL

Is brain size related to intelligence?

The idea that the larger the brain, the higher the intelligence is an old one, but it’s pretty much utterly false. Modern investigation into how the brain works suggests there’s a lot more to take into account when comparing brain biology to intellect.
01
JUL

How The Louvre Works

The most famous museum in the world, France’s Louvre, has been the seat of high art and culture for several centuries. Its history goes back farther than that, beginning in the 1200s as a fort and prison. Tour the Louvre and its collections in this episode.
26
JUN

How the MPAA Works

"You may be surprised to learn those ubiquitous ratings, fromG to NC-17, put on movies in America are actually handed down by anonymous employees of a secretive organization that serves as a lobbying firm for Hollywood’s six biggest studios.
24
JUN

How the La Brea Tar Pits Work

"It’s surprising that a few 12-feet-deep pools of asphalthave proven to be one of the most significant troves of Pleistocene fossils, but the La Brea Tar Pits, located in the heart of Los Angeles, are giving science a clear picture of a puzzling time.
19
JUN

How Soccer Works

Maybe you hail from a soccer crazed country – or from the U.S. Either way, there’s lots to discuss about “the beautiful game”, from its prehistory, rules and strategy to, of course, the World Cup. Join Josh and Chuck as they wade into football, aka soccer.
17
JUN

Is your employer spying on you?

Your employer may be secretly reading your emails, watching what websites you visit and tracking your whereabouts through your phone. And because of how the courts have ruled, there’s nothing you can do about it. Learn all about employer spying here.
12
JUN

Sugar: It Powers the Earth

Since sugar spread from Polynesia a few thousand years ago, the world has been crazy for it. Insanely high prices, wars and even slavery couldn't undo world's need for a sugar fix. Today that fix is responsible for the obesity epidemic facing the West.