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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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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.

    SYSK Selects: How the Scientific Method Works

    SYSK Selects: How the Scientific Method Works

    It evolved over centuries to become the gold standard for conducting scientific inquiry. Yet many people - including some scientists - don't fully understand it. Learn about the basis of how we explore our world in this classic episode.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Barefoot Running: The Best Podcast Episode in History

    Barefoot Running: The Best Podcast Episode in History

    What is barefoot running? I think you know. But we'll detail all of the ins and outs. Listen and learn!
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    • 44 min
    Short Stuff: Byford Dolphin Incident

    Short Stuff: Byford Dolphin Incident

    In 1983, what may be the worst diving catastrophe in the history of deep sea oil exploration took place when a pressurized chamber was opened, instantly killing four divers inside.
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    • 14 min
    Why Postal Employees Go Postal

    Why Postal Employees Go Postal

    1993 was known as the peak of a disturbing trend in America: post office shootings, carried out by postal workers. A stunned country looked for answers and turned up a toxic workplace that seemed to be driving some workers past their breaking point.
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    • 51 min
    SYSK Selects: How the Placebo Effect Works

    SYSK Selects: How the Placebo Effect Works

    For centuries, doctors have prescribed drugs they knew weren't real – but that still somehow worked. It wasn't until the 1980s that the placebo effect was studied. Learn all about how an inert substance can have a genuine impact on a patient's recovery, in this classic episode.
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    • 42 min
    The Tulsa 'Race Riots'

    The Tulsa 'Race Riots'

    In reality, the Tulsa "race riots" of 1921 was more like a massacre. Yet it was almost lost to history until 1997, and still not widely known outside of Oklahoma until HBO's The Watchmen put it on the cultural map. Learn all about this dark chapter in American history today. 
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    • 48 min

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Astounding piece of audio entertainment! Highly recommended!

dyslexia101 ,

Dyslexia podcast

I’ve been listening to your podcasts for over a year and have always really enjoyed them. Recently, I listened to the one on dyslexia and was really dissappointed. As someone struggling with dyslexia myself I found that it gave a very narrowed view of the problem. For example, most dyslexics are able to write or read, just not as well as their nondyslexic peers. I study languages at university and manage quite well without any extra aids. Dyslexia is on a spectrum and I feel that was not articulated clearly enough on this episode and it might lead to those who are fairly proficient in these skills to not seek for the help they need.

rasul385 ,

The best Podcast show

I listen to SYSK everyday, love the hosts, love the topics, go listen to it 😀

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