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Stuff You Should Know

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Stuff You Should Know

If you’ve ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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  • SYSK Selects: Whatever happened to acid rain?
    Along with the hole in the ozone layer, acid rain was one of the first international environmental threats. It's fallen to the wayside in the face of climate change, but... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-21
  • The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth
    On Halloween 1938 young radio star Orson Welles scared the pants off of America with a fictional news bulletin claiming Martians had landed and were destroying the country. People across... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-19
  • Short Stuff: Squirrel Nuts
    We know squirrels hide nuts. But it's actually more complex a system than you think. Learn more about your ad-choices at Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-18
  • How Pain Works
    In recent decades we’ve come to understand that there’s a lot more to pain than: touch hot stove/feel burning hand. Pain is a far more sophisticated experience and, unfortunately, a... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-17
  • SYSK Selects: Who Gets to Name Continents?
    America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, right? Maybe not. And who named Australia? Find out the unusually uncertain origins of the continents and other interesting stuff in this classic episode.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-14
  • How Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Works
    For almost a century, Macy’s department store has kicked off the holidays in America with a grand parade. And when you march thousands of clowns, lip synching celebrities, bands, and... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-12
  • Short Stuff: Plastic Pink Flamingos
    Plastic flamingos started out as innocent yard art, transformed into folk art, and have become a (kind of mean) symbol of high campiness. There’s a lot to this particular plastic... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-11
  • The Bay of Pigs Disaster
    The Bay of Pigs is one of the blackest of eyes on American foreign policy. Learn all about this dark spot of American history today. Learn more about your ad-choices... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-10

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