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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.

    Selects: How Freak Shows Worked

    Selects: How Freak Shows Worked

    Not too long ago, people would pay money to gawk and stare at a performer with a physical disformity. They were called freak shows and they began in large part thanks to P.T. Barnum, whose circus we still enjoy today. Sounds awful, but some of these performers became rich folks as a result. Exploitive? You decide, after taking in this classic episode.

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    • 48 min
    A Dispassionate Review of Roe v Wade

    A Dispassionate Review of Roe v Wade

    Given the landmark undoing of Roe v Wade, Chuck and Josh lay out all the relevant facts of the 1973 case.

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    Short Stuff: What did we use before infant formula?

    Short Stuff: What did we use before infant formula?

    There's an infant formula shortage. But infant formula is relatively new. So what did we do before it was perfected? Listen in and learn already!

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    • 12 min
    How Alien Contact Might Work

    How Alien Contact Might Work

    If we ever found evidence of intelligent alien life (or they found us) what would we say? Who would say it for us? These seemingly silly questions are vitally important depending on your view.

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    Selects: Chiggers: The Phantom Menace

    Selects: Chiggers: The Phantom Menace

    Chiggers are tiny little mites capable of making your life miserable. Worse than mosquitoes? Maybe. But they aren't insects - mites are actually part of the arachnid family and behave a little like ticks. Learn all about these nearly invisible pests in this classic episode.

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    • 32 min
    What's up with bariatric surgery?

    What's up with bariatric surgery?

    Bariatric surgery can also be called weight loss surgery. Some people think it's a highly underused tool to fight obesity. Others think it's a shortcut. We discuss all the ins and outs in this week's episode.

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    • 48 min

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5.2K Ratings

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Absolutely fascinating

This podcast is one of my favourites! I look forward to nee episodes every week. I have learned so much from Chuck and Charles over the years. Their way of breaking down complex subjects to the basic level has helped me to understand subject I never got in school. I look forward to many more episodes!

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Essential Listening.

Love this show have listened for many years and never get tired of it. Love to scroll back through 100’s of episodes to find one I might not have heard before. Very soothing listening often when getting ready to sleep. Thank you from London, England.

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