Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

Do Not Adjust Your Set (ep. 96)
Jan 28, 2020 31:26

Do Not Adjust Your Set (ep. 96)

The greatest hits of broadcast signal hijacking.
Patent Schmatent (ep. 95)
Jan 21, 2020 29:21

Patent Schmatent (ep. 95)

While history is full of stolen ideas and missed opportunities, hear why some inventors chose not to profit from their ideas.
My Name Is Mud (ep. 94)
Jan 14, 2020 27:11

My Name Is Mud (ep. 94)

This ubiquitous combination of water and dirt is useful to science, employed in health and beauty, a little-known component of professional sports, and even eaten.
New Year, New Everyone (ep. 93)
Jan 07, 2020 30:56

New Year, New Everyone (ep. 93)

More new years days than you can shake a calendar at.
The Jews Who Wrote Christmas (ep. 92)
Dec 23, 2019 32:01

The Jews Who Wrote Christmas (ep. 92)

You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, but did you know this song, and the poem it was based on, were both written by Jews? You won't believe how many classic Christmas songs were!
Greatest Hits - Christmas Spirits (and monsters)
Dec 17, 2019 29:49

Greatest Hits - Christmas Spirits (and monsters)

You've probably heard about the Austrian Christmas demon Krampus, but what about Befana, the Italian Christmas witch? In what country do you need reservations for Xmas dinner at KFC? Where do people wish you happy holidays with a specific request for presents?
hiStory 2 (ep. 91)
Dec 10, 2019 28:11

hiStory 2 (ep. 91)

Just because it's in all the history books, doesn't mean it's true.
Greatest Hits -- Read A Rainbow
Dec 03, 2019 29:47

Greatest Hits -- Read A Rainbow

From the Yellow Pages and Golden Book, to Mao's little red book, three different green books and more!
You Gonna Eat That?, with Where Does It Go? podcast (ep. 90)
Nov 26, 2019 27:31

You Gonna Eat That?, with Where Does It Go? podcast (ep. 90)

One man's holiday feast is another man's traumatic experience. With special guests Where Does It Go?
Conspiracy Truthies (ep. 89)
Nov 20, 2019 25:34

Conspiracy Truthies (ep. 89)

Sometimes the craziest thing about a conspiracy theory is the fact that it's true.