Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

Earth's Unsung-est Heroes: Black Inventors, pt. 1 (ep. 98)
Feb 11, 2020 28:31

Earth's Unsung-est Heroes: Black Inventors, pt. 1 (ep. 98)

Sure you know Edison, but do you know Latimer, Drew, West, or the other men of color who made the tech you use every day?
Animal Mother(s) (ep. 97)
Feb 04, 2020 30:28

Animal Mother(s) (ep. 97)

If you think animal mating habits get weird, wait until you hear about these gestations/incubations and births.
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!