300 episodes

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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    • 4.6, 4.1K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.1K Ratings
4.1K Ratings
Cail Boo ,

Informative and Interesting

I love listening to this podcast in the car when I have a bit of a drive. I always learn something I’ve enjoyed countless episodes, some more than others- I promise you’ll find one to peak your interest!

ply2019 ,

If you want to be really bored

You go to podcasts like this to hear smart and insightful commentary. But what you get with this is rambling muttering that would make a grind one student grind their teeth. Give this one a pass.

clevercat94 ,

Reminder about where the content comes from

I’ve been listening to SYSK since 2015, and I adore Josh and Chuck! It is the first podcast I listened to consistently, and my favourite still. I’ve listened to all 1000+ podcasts at least once, and many 2 or more times.
Not only do they teach fun facts every week, they remind me it is okay to be silly and not take life too seriously, and to make mistakes and learn from them. As someone with an anxious personality, it is a comfort to listen to them every week.

For new listeners, it might be helpful to note that a lot of the podcasts are based off of articles from the company’s main website, How Stuff Works (and that is how the podcast began). Is the site kind of Wikipedia like? Yes. Is the SYSK team’s wording sometimes imprecise, especially with science, and facts are sometimes wrong? Yes. But it’s not like anyone is going to build a skyscraper using a podcast. The point is to expand the mind, to consider ideas you had never thought to consider before, and for that it is wonderful.

As was said on a recent episode:
Josh: [the lake was] really, really wide, but really, really shallow
Chuck: Like us

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