Sinopsis

How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Episodios

  • SYSK Selects: How Rabies Works

    SYSK Selects: How Rabies Works

    26/09/2020 Duración: 46min

    Rabies may have gotten a lot of attention in the U.S. in the 70s and 80s, but it's still an issue in developing countries. Learn all about this nasty virus in this classic episode. And stay away from raccoons and bats.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • At Long Last: Hawaiian Overthrow Episode

    At Long Last: Hawaiian Overthrow Episode

    24/09/2020 Duración: 56min

    By longstanding listener request, we look at how Hawaii was basically stolen by the United States in the 19th century. Rather than reverse this bit of geopolitical fraud, the US ended up making Hawaii a state instead. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Short Stuff: Petticoat Rulers

    Short Stuff: Petticoat Rulers

    23/09/2020 Duración: 13min

    Petticoat rulers were women who ran the show long before anyone thought they could. We’re talking mayors and entire city councils comprised of women in the Old West. What happened since then? Listen to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Sweepstakes Work

    How Sweepstakes Work

    22/09/2020 Duración: 56min

    Sweepstakes were invented as marketing tools to drum up interest for a product or sales. But winning them can be fun and as they’ve proliferated an entire subculture of people who enter hundreds of them a day. Enter the fascinating world of sweepstakes today! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK Selects: How White-collar Crime Works

    SYSK Selects: How White-collar Crime Works

    19/09/2020 Duración: 50min

    White-collar crime often involves fraud and other nonviolent acts. For most people, the term "white-collar crime" conjures up images of CEOs conniving their way to fortune. But what is it, really? Listen in as Josh and Chuck break down the facts in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Election Polling Works and Doesnt Work

    How Election Polling Works and Doesn't Work

    17/09/2020 Duración: 52min

    Election polling had a pretty good rep until 2016. But it turns out they weren't far off even then. It's really the media driving the narrative. Learn all about how election polling works today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Short Stuff: Black Cowboys

    Short Stuff: Black Cowboys

    16/09/2020 Duración: 15min

    Most people don't realize that around a quarter of the cowboys found in the Old West during the golden age cattle driving were African American. Let's meet some of them, shall we? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Origami: Folding Goodness

    Origami: Folding Goodness

    15/09/2020 Duración: 52min

    Origami is an amazing art that consists of making folds in paper to create something beautiful. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK Selects: How Porta-Potties Work

    SYSK Selects: How Porta-Potties Work

    12/09/2020 Duración: 45min

    Despite our lengthy history of evacuating our bowels and bladders, it wasn’t until the relatively recent 1940s that we began to construct portable, self-contained toilets to accept our waste. Dive into the world of porta-potties in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Wetlands! Wetlands! Wetlands!

    Wetlands! Wetlands! Wetlands!

    10/09/2020 Duración: 50min

    It’s time to get jazzed up for some Earth science of the waterlogged variety. Join Chuck and Josh as they tour some of the most interesting ecosystems on the planet and learn why we need to stop destroying them post haste. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Short Stuff: Streisand Effect

    Short Stuff: Streisand Effect

    09/09/2020 Duración: 16min

    What does Barbra Streisand have to do with the internet? Listen and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Frances Perkins: Influential and Unknown

    Frances Perkins: Influential and Unknown

    08/09/2020 Duración: 46min

    Frances Perkins was an incredibly influential American yet is virtually unknown. What did she do? A lot! For instance, Social Security was her brainchild. And that's just the tip of the old iceberg. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK Selects: How Police Chases Work

    SYSK Selects: How Police Chases Work

    05/09/2020 Duración: 32min

    Entire TV shows are dedicated to them and Americans love to watch a live one, but police chases aren't as routine as they seem. While police assert chases are important tools, critics say cops engage in chases too often and too easily. Learn all about the what, how, and why in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Disturbing Disappearance of Tara Calico

    The Disturbing Disappearance of Tara Calico

    03/09/2020 Duración: 46min

    When Tara Calico mysteriously vanished in 1988, suspected to be the victim of foul play, her case may have gotten lost with the countless other missing person cases in the US, were it not for the discovery of an alarming Polaroid photo in a parking lot 1500 miles away. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Short Stuff: More Phrase Origins

    Short Stuff: More Phrase Origins

    02/09/2020 Duración: 14min

    We're back with another handful of phrase origins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How the Escape from Alcatraz Worked

    How the Escape from Alcatraz Worked

    01/09/2020 Duración: 01h23s

    In 1962, three ordinary criminals transcended into folk heroes when they crawled out of their cells in Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary took to the water in a homemade raft and were never heard from again. Could they have possibly survived? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • SYSK Selects: Polyamory: When two just wont do

    SYSK Selects: Polyamory: When two just won't do

    29/08/2020 Duración: 50min

    In this classic episode of Stuff You Should Know, Josh and Chuck dive into the world of polyamory. Turns out polyamorists aren't aren't weirdos and deviants, they're just regular folks looking for love from more than one person. Learn all you ever needed to know about this unique, but not so modern arrangement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Blacksmiths? You got that right!

    Blacksmiths? You got that right!

    27/08/2020 Duración: 55min

    Blacksmiths? You got that right. Learn all about this age old occupation in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Short Stuff: Carrots and Your Eyes

    Short Stuff: Carrots and Your Eyes

    26/08/2020 Duración: 14min

    Join Chuck and Josh as they learn that one of the great childhood truths – that carrots help you see better in the dark was totally made up! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Sneezing Works

    How Sneezing Works

    25/08/2020 Duración: 54min

    Unless you have an arcane disorder from a lesion on a very specific spot on our medulla, the chances are you sneeze. Turns out most animals do it, even lizards! Learn the whys and hows of this most interesting involuntary reflex. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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