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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, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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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, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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Episodes

How Attachment Theory Works

1/26/2023
A theory in the field of psychology has become so pervasive, it’s generally taken on faith that it’s true. It says that how your parents respond to you during a short window in your infancy has lifelong effects on your personality. Could this be correct? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:35

Short Stuff: Adam's Apples and Throat Lumps

1/25/2023
This week's short stuff is all about throat lumps and Adam's apples. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:05

Let's Talk About John DeLorean

1/24/2023
John DeLorean: visionary, car maker extraordinaire, buyer of large amounts of cocaine, provider of time machine chassis. There is a lot to understand about John DeLorean so let’s get busy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:54

Selects: How Game Shows Work

1/21/2023
Join Josh and Chuck and a whole bunch of great people at the Gothic Theatre in Denver for this live show on game shows and their place in cultures around the world, recorded on June 28, 2018. You just come right on down, why don’t you? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:08:42

Toast: As in browned bread

1/19/2023
Toast is bread that has been browned by heat. It's delicious. This is our ode to toast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:16

Short Stuff: Women Pirates

1/18/2023
The Golden Age of Pirates didn’t have just men floating on the high seas. Some women became very successful pirates and today you’ll learn about two of them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:33

The Louisiana Purchase: Not a Purchase

1/17/2023
Turns out the Louisiana Purchase was not so much a purchase, but the right to (steal) purchase it from indigenous peoples. But it did transform the United States as we know it. Listen and learn! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:41

Selects: How Therapeutic Hypothermia Works

1/14/2023
Physicians noticed centuries ago that people exposed to cold temperatures often have amazing recoveries from serious medical emergencies. Now medicine is learning how to purposefully induce hypothermia in order to buy time to fix otherwise fatal trauma. Find out all about it in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:14

How Tarot Works?

1/12/2023
This is not a hit piece! Tarot helps plenty of people navigate their lives and reflect on their feelings – plus the art is unbelievable. We cover the backstory, real and imagined, and lure the innocent into tarot’s grip, er, offer basic tips for beginners. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:10

Short Stuff: Forest Lawn Memorial Park

1/11/2023
Forest Lawn is no ordinary cemetery. Why? Listen in and find out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:16

How Enron Fooled the World

1/10/2023
Until the 2007, the largest single corporate bankruptcy was Enron, a $67 billion energy trading company. Its decline was breathtaking, and while it’s a fascinating story of corporate malfeasance and greed, it’s also about the lives of ruined workers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:06:58

Selects: How Perfume Works

1/7/2023
Women consistently rate scent as the most important factor in a man's attractiveness and men have been manipulating that for centuries with scents of all sorts. Learn about the fascinating history -- and, well, art -- of making perfumes in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:36

When Mount St. Helens Blew Its Top

1/5/2023
Mount St. Helen's is a lovely sight to behold, but was a pretty scary thing to be around in the Spring of 1980. Listen in to the harrowing story today! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:53

Short Stuff: Dangers of Nose Picking

1/4/2023
You don’t have to lie - everybody picks their nose. But did you know it can be life-threatening? It’s true and you can learn how in this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:00

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (not the song)

1/3/2023
Today Josh and Chuck delve into the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Not the song, but the maritime accident. Though the song makes an appearance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:02:57

Selects: Could There Be A Loch Ness Monster?

12/31/2022
People have believed something strange lives in Loch Ness for at least 3500 years. Thousands of people have sighted the Loch Ness Monster and dozens of expeditions have been launched. But does the fact that nothing’s been found mean it’s not real? Find out in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:09:03

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Podcast Episode

12/29/2022
This one goes out to the SYSK Army as a special request. Let's do the time warp again! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:19

Short Stuff: Mesas: Flat

12/28/2022
Mesas, buttes and plateaus are all very similar. We'll break down the differences in each one just to be sure. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:22

Juicy: The Fried Chicken Story

12/27/2022
Fried chicken is Chuck’s favorite food, and Josh sure doesn’t dislike it. It is with this appreciation that SYSK plunges into the hot grease of fried chicken history – and there’s a lot to it! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:00:58

Selects: Star Wars Holiday Spectacular

12/24/2022
Long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, George Lucas allowed the Star Wars Holiday Special to be made. What happened on the night of November 17, 1978 can never be fully explained, but we make our best effort in our annual special edition of SYSK. May the force be with us all. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:00