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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

SYSK Selects: How White-collar Crime Works

9/19/2020
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

Duration:00:50:31

How Election Polling Works and Doesn't Work

9/17/2020
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

Duration:00:52:29

Short Stuff: Black Cowboys

9/16/2020
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

Duration:00:15:49

Origami: Folding Goodness

9/15/2020
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

Duration:00:52:37

SYSK Selects: How Porta-Potties Work

9/12/2020
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

Duration:00:47:28

Wetlands! Wetlands! Wetlands!

9/10/2020
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

Duration:00:51:59

Short Stuff: Streisand Effect

9/9/2020
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

Duration:00:15:59

Frances Perkins: Influential and Unknown

9/8/2020
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

Duration:00:47:08

SYSK Selects: How Police Chases Work

9/5/2020
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

Duration:00:34:02

The Disturbing Disappearance of Tara Calico

9/3/2020
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

Duration:00:46:44

Short Stuff: More Phrase Origins

9/2/2020
We're back with another handful of phrase origins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:13:50

How the Escape from Alcatraz Worked

9/1/2020
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

Duration:01:00:03

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

8/29/2020
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

Duration:00:50:20

Blacksmiths? You got that right!

8/27/2020
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

Duration:00:56:15

Short Stuff: Carrots and Your Eyes

8/26/2020
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

Duration:00:14:10

How Sneezing Works

8/25/2020
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

Duration:00:55:46

SYSK Selects: How Panic Attacks Work

8/22/2020
Almost three percent of Americans suffer from a debilitating disorder that causes them to suffer intense fear seemingly without reason and science hasn’t yet figured out what causes it. Join Josh and Chuck in this classic episode as they get to the bottom of panic attacks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:41:54

1-800-PODCAST

8/20/2020
Chuck and Josh dive into the wacky world of 800 and 900 phone numbers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:05

Short Stuff: The Great American Coin Shortage of 2020

8/19/2020
In addition to all the lousy things that’s come out of the Coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. is also experiencing a coin shortage thanks to a stalled-out economic system that normally circulates coins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:14:45

How Anti-Dieting Works

8/18/2020
There’s a movement afoot that says we should all stop thinking about our weight and just enjoy food. No, it doesn’t help you lose weight…No, it’s not a diet…No, - just listen to the episode, okay? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:53:42