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Stuff You Should Know
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,... more

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The Story of the Nuclear Boy Scout

David Hahn was a kid who was really into science. So much that he built a nuclear reactor in his... more

22 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Short Stuff: Benin Bronzes

One of the world’s cultural treasure troves were created in West Africa. But for over a century they’ve been held... more

21 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
Ray and Charles Eames: More than Chairs

Charles and Ray Eames were superstar designers who dreamed up some of the most iconic pieces of furniture ever made.... more

20 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
Selects: Geodesic Domes: The Wave of the Future That Wasn't

Sometimes a good idea doesn’t pan out in real life. Take Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome: It requires less energy to... more

17 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Like, here's the episode on "like"

Like is a very divisive word. Purists think it's like, a filler word born in the 80s that's like, destroying... more

15 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Short Stuff: The Original Snake Oil Salesman

There’s a great origin story behind snake oil salesmen, and it has to do with just one guy who singlehandedly... more

14 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
What Americans Ate When There Were No Food Laws

There was a brief period in America’s history – after people left the farm to work in the city and... more

13 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
Selects: The Unabomber: Misguided to say the least

The Unabomber was one of the most notorious and longest lasting cases in the history of the FBI. Just because... more

10 Feb 2024 · 45 minutes
What's the Pygmalion Effect?

Do teachers and managers give special treatment to those who they're told have great academic or professional promise? Does this... more

08 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
Short Stuff: School Bus Yellow

Why are all school buses the same color? Because one man made it so. This is that story. See omnystudio.com/listener for... more

07 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
Stuff You Should Know
The Story of the Nuclear Boy Scout
Stuff You Should Know