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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.

    Peripersonal Space: Humans’ Got Talent

    Peripersonal Space: Humans’ Got Talent

    The space around you that you can reach with your arms is a very special place. It’s where we interact with reality. And although we are so good at using it we don’t give it a second thought, our ability to use it is one our most amazing abilities.
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    Selects: How Umami Works!

    Selects: How Umami Works!

    For millennia humans have recognized four tastes, but in the 1980s a fifth taste first isolated in Japan gained worldwide acceptance - and took off like a rocket! Learn about meaty, musty, savory umami in this classic episode.
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    • 36 min
    Roller Skating: Fun and Cool

    Roller Skating: Fun and Cool

    The Victorians were the first to go bonkers for roller skating and since then the pastime has had bursts of popularity every few decades. Over the years skaters have come up with some amazing things to do on skates that go way beyond just going in circles.
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    • 47 min
    Short Stuff: Liquid Paper

    Short Stuff: Liquid Paper

    Correction fluid goes by many names, but the OG was Liquid Paper. And it has a pretty cool origin story. 
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    • 12 min
    Typewriters: Mechanical Brilliance

    Typewriters: Mechanical Brilliance

    Chuck loves typewriters because he loves mechanical brilliance. Dive into the cool history of these amazing machines today. 
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    • 55 min
    Selects: How Dark Money Works

    Selects: How Dark Money Works

    Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2010 in the Citizens United case that political contributions are speech and should be protected, the floodgates of anonymous political contributions have opened. But does absolute funding corrupt absolutely? Find out in this classic episode.
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