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Stuff You Should Know
Stuff You Should Know
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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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Episodes

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