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A Podcast for Intellectually Curious People! Learn something new every single day. Everything Everywhere Daily tells the stories of interesting people, places, and things from around the world and throughout history. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, history, science, geography, and culture.

A Podcast for Intellectually Curious People! Learn something new every single day. Everything Everywhere Daily tells the stories of interesting people, places, and things from around the world and throughout history. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, history, science, geography, and culture.

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United States

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A Podcast for Intellectually Curious People! Learn something new every single day. Everything Everywhere Daily tells the stories of interesting people, places, and things from around the world and throughout history. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, history, science, geography, and culture.

Language:

English

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4143245990


Episodes

Snake oil (Encore)

1/28/2023
If you were to call someone a snake oil salesman, it usually means they are trying to defraud someone, and more specifically, it often implies making false medical claims. But what exactly is snake oil, and why did it develop such a bad reputation, and why specifically do we use snake oil for such a negative metaphor? Learn more about snake oil and why we still reference it on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:09:18

Tulipmania! (Encore)

1/27/2023
In the 17th century, the Netherlands was struck by the world’s first investment bubble. They weren’t investing in stocks or bonds, or real estate. They were investing in…..tulip bulbs. Tulip bulbs became a mania, and even common people were spending money on tulips. The price of some tulip bulbs rose so high that, at one point, a single bulb was worth ten times the annual salary of a laborer. Learn more about Tulipmania on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the...

Duration:00:11:10

The Purchase of Alaska (Encore)

1/26/2023
In 1867, United States Secretary of State William Seward signed a treaty with the Empire of Russia to purchase the territory of what would be called Alaska. The United States purchased it for 2 cents an acre. At the time, it was called one of the worst deals in American History. Today, it is considered the greatest bargain of all time. Learn more about the purchase of Alaska on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:10:40

The Lykov Family (Encore)

1/25/2023
In 1978, a Soviet helicopter pilot flying over the forests of Siberia made an incredible discovery. Not far from the border of Mongolia, up the side of a mountain, he saw a clearing and signs of human habitation. The location was far removed from any other humans. In fact, it was almost 250 kilometers to the nearest human settlement. What they found there was astonishing. Learn more about the incredible Lykov Family on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:09:58

Did Ancient Rome and China Know About Each Other? (Encore)

1/24/2023
2,000 years ago the Han Empire in China and the Roman Empire in Europe were the two greatest empires in the world. Between them, they covered an enormous amount of the Earth’s land and a large percentage of the world’s population. But were these two great empires even aware of each other? If so, was there any contact between them? Find out how these two great ancient empires interacted with each other on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:12:30

The Battle of Yorktown

1/23/2023
In 1781, after six years of fighting, the American Revolution came to a dramatic conclusion. One of the two major British armies in the conflict found themselves trapped on a peninsula near Yorktown, Virginia. A combination of American and French forces laid siege to the British at Yorktown in what turned out to be the war's final battle. Learn more about the Battle of Yorktown and how cliched American independence on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:13:22

The Speed of Light

1/22/2023
There is nothing faster in the entire universe than the speed of light. Not only is it the fastest thing, but nothing can be faster than light. For the longest time, humans didn’t even know that light had a speed, and once they figured out that light wasn’t instantaneous, it took several centuries to figure out what that speed was. Learn more about the speed of light and its implications for physics and engineering on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:13:31

The Passenger Pigeon

1/21/2023
In the early 19th century, the most abundant bird in North America, and perhaps the entire world, was the passenger pigeon. An estimated three billion of them would fly in flocks so large that they could blot out the sun. However, within a century, the entire species had gone extinct. It was one of the fastest and most disastrous turnarounds for any species in recorded history. Learn more about the passenger pigeon and how they went extinct on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily....

Duration:00:14:49

The Glorious Revolution

1/20/2023
In 1688, a palace coup took place in England. The King of England and Scotland was usurped and was replaced by his daughter and her husband from the Netherlands. The act forever changed the British Monarchy and created an alternative line of succession to the throne, which still exists today. Learn more bout the Glorious revolution, why it happened, and its ramifications on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:13:08

The Port Chicago Disaster (Encore)

1/19/2023
On July 17, 1944, one of the worst disasters to befall the American military during World War II occurred. It didn’t occur in Europe or the Pacific, however. It took place on US soil. The events leading up to this calamity and its aftermath permanently shaped the United States military. Learn more about the Port Chicago Disaster and the lasting changes it brought about on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:12:37

Sherman's March to the Sea

1/18/2023
Just one week after President Abraham Lincoln was re-elected in November 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman set out to execute one of the most audacious plans of the US Civil War. His plan involved violating several central tenants of warfare which had been established for thousands of years, yet in the process, he helped bring the war to a swift conclusion. In hindsight, many people consider what he did to have been a war crime. Learn more about Sherman’s March to the Sea and how...

Duration:00:14:02

A Brief History of Basketball

1/17/2023
On December 21, 1891, a physical education teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts, looking to keep athletes occupied during the winter, hung some peach baskets on the balcony of the gymnasium. With these peach baskets and an old soccer ball, he created something that revolutionized sports and became one of the most popular games in the world. Learn more about the history of basketball and how it became a global phenomenon on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the...

Duration:00:15:34

Leprosy: Humanity's Oldest Disease

1/16/2023
For thousands of years, one of the most terrifying and destructive diseases which afflicted humanity has been leprosy. Leprosy is a condition that affects the nerves and skin, and in extreme cases, it can result in the loss of limbs and other appendages. Those who were diagnosed with leprosy would often be consigned to a lifetime of social ostracism. Learn more about leprosy, aka Hansens Disease, its past and its future, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the...

Duration:00:13:42

Tokyo Rose & Axis Sally (Encore)

1/15/2023
During World War II, allied soldiers would often spend their time listening to the radio. They could, at least for a little while, be transported back home by listening to popular music with the soothing sounds of a female radio host with a flawless American accent. Along with the music, the troops would also get a healthy dose of enemy propaganda. Learn more about Tokyo Rose and Axis Sally, how they got stuck doing radio, and what happened to them after the war, on this Episode of...

Duration:00:13:44

Zeno's Paradoxes

1/14/2023
About 2,500 years ago, a Greek philosopher by the name of Zeno of Elea proposed several paradoxes about the natural word. His ideas were actually really simple, but they were incredibly difficult to explain away. For the last two millennia, philosophers have been trying to resolve his paradoxes, and they are still trying to explain them today. Learn more about the paradoxes of Zeon and how they can possibly be resolved on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:10:59

Tristan da Cunha: The World's Most Isolated Settlement

1/13/2023
Located in the South Atlantic Ocean, situated between South America and Africa, lies the most remote human settlement on Earth. There, a community of a little over 250 people eke out a living over 1,500 miles from the next closest humans. Getting there is difficult, and living there is probably even harder. Learn more about Tristian da Cuhna and how such an isolated community manages to survive on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!...

Duration:00:12:32

What Were The First and Second Reichs?

1/12/2023
When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, he declared his new regime to be The Third Reich and that it would last 1,000 years. It turned out he was off by 988 years. The big question for many people outside of Germany was and still is, if that was the third Reich, what were the first two Reichs? ..and for non-German speakers, what exactly is a Reich? Learn more about the first and second Reichs and what exactly they were on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the...

Duration:00:12:13

The Destruction and Rediscovery of Pompeii

1/11/2023
In the year 79, Mount Vesuvius, a volcano located east of the modern-day city of Naples, erupted. Vesuvius had erupted before, but this eruption was different. It ejected an enormous amount of ash which completely buried several towns and cities below the mountain. Almost 2,000 years later, the largest of those cities, Pompeii, was rediscovered, and what archeologists found revolutionized our understanding of the ancient world. Learn more about the destruction and rediscovery of Pompeii on...

Duration:00:14:31

Limnic Eruptions: The Rarest Natural Disaster

1/10/2023
Early in the morning of August 21, 1986, in a valley near Lake Nyos, Cameroon, something horrible happened. 1,746 people were killed, as were over 3,500 cattle and almost every other animal that breathed air. There were no signs of violence or destruction. Everyone and everything seemed to have simply died. They were the victims of one of Earth's rarest and most frightening disasters. Learn more about limnic eruptions, what they are, and how they can be prevented on this episode of...

Duration:00:13:23

The Morgenthau Plan

1/9/2023
In September 1944, despite over half a year remaining in World War II, the Allies began preparing for an eventual post-war world. One of the biggest questions being discussed was what to do with Germany. After two world wars with Germany in just a quarter century, no one wanted a third. One American official developed a plan which would basically destroy Germany as a modern country to prevent them from ever making war again. Learn more about the Morgenthau Plan and the attempt to destroy...

Duration:00:15:51