Your Brain on Facts
Sep 29, 2020 31 min
Having the Last Word (ep. 127)
From the profound to the prophetic, from the ironic to the ignominious, from founding fathers to TV stars, we look into the final utterances of the famous and infamous alike.
Sep 22, 2020 32 min
It's the Little Things (ep. 126)
For want of a nail, the kingdom was lost.
Sep 15, 2020 30 min
Been Caught Stealing (ep. 125)
If you're going to steal, steal big.
Sep 08, 2020 33 min
Revenge, Best Served Loud (ep. 124)
Who needs a dis track when you can have entire revenge albums? Hear the sordid stories of some of the most pointedly spiteful recordings ever.
Sep 01, 2020 35 min
Never Be Royals (ep. 123)
Did Mel Brooks lie to us--is it really good to be the king?
Aug 25, 2020 31 min
Ladies' First (ep. 122)
Breaking ground without breaking a nail.
Aug 18, 2020 30 min
Firsties Denied (ep. 121)
Join me as I tag out people who slid into first in the history books.
Aug 11, 2020 26 min
What's In A Scientific Name (ep. 120)
Anyone can name an animal after what it looks like, but why waste the chance to immortalize your favorite singer or make your personal vendetta part of science history?
Aug 04, 2020 24 min
Shenanigans Again (ep. 119)
From rainbow parties to Spiritualism to two bands touring as a single band that doesn't exist, we take a look at some noteworthy hoaxes and false panics.
Jul 28, 2020 27 min
Phenom-nom-nom -- Redux (ep 118)
Why do we dye raspberry-flavored things blue? Why does mint feel cold? How are Kit Kats like Soylent Green?