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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.

    Selects: How Free Speech Works

    Selects: How Free Speech Works

    Freedom of speech and the press are values vital to American democracy. But the First Amendment doesn't really define free speech, and plenty of expressions are restricted. Learn all about the ins and outs of this cherished right in this classic episode.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    What's the deal with crash testing?

    What's the deal with crash testing?

    Crash testing has been around since the 1930s, but only got serious in the 1970s. Today we dive in and learn all about why companies and the U.S. government purposefully wreck cars. 
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    • 54 min
    Short Stuff: The Javelina

    Short Stuff: The Javelina

    Pigs, hogs, boars and javelinas. What's the difference? Tune in to find out.
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    • 13 min
    How Embalming Works

    How Embalming Works

    The Death Suite continues! In this installment, Josh and Chuck go over what it takes to preserve a human body using chemicals and whether that’s such a good thing to do as far as the environment is concerned.
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    • 58 min
    Selects: Southerners Aren't Lazy and Dumb, They Just Had Hookworm

    Selects: Southerners Aren't Lazy and Dumb, They Just Had Hookworm

    There was a time when the lower classes of the American South were considered lazy and dimwitted, a stereotype that still somewhat survives today. But this stereotype was rooted in fact. Hookworms, it turns out, were sapping Southerners’ life force. Find out all about it in this classic episode.
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    • 55 min
    How the Magna Carta Worked

    How the Magna Carta Worked

    In 1215 at Runnymede (doo dah, doo dah) the nobles and the king agreed to end a rebellion against the power of the English throne. While the treaty that emerged contained all sorts of arcane Medieval details, it also contained the seeds of Western liberty and civil rights.
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4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

GeordieRoger ,

Josh and Chuck are not just great storytellers...

I haven’t met them personally but they are consistently two of the nicest guys in podcast land. I love their shows. Thanks guys!

Agubffhibb ,

Like sitting in a room with two close friends talking about the universe

When I look down the table at Christmas lunch I am surprised Josh and Chuck aren’t part of my family. I listen to their voices every day. I listen to a lot of podcasts. A couple like radiolab, 99% invisible and stuff you should know are timeless, reverent and truly the favourite parts of my day

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The best

Simply the best. Better than all the rest.

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