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The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain- everything from interesting history and science, to more practical knowledge like how to build and grow a YouTube channel and business, the ins and outs of copyright law, etc.

The BrainFood Show Simon Whistler and Daven Hiskey

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 232 Ratings

The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain- everything from interesting history and science, to more practical knowledge like how to build and grow a YouTube channel and business, the ins and outs of copyright law, etc.

    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 4)

    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 4)

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are start out with an appetizer looking at how chopsticks came to be and why they became so popular in certain parts of the world vs things like spoons and forks. Next up we have a brief message from our sponsor… Ourselves! Go check out our new-ish channel Highlight History, an [...]

    • 54 min
    Medieval Times [Part 5]

    Medieval Times [Part 5]

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are start out with an appetizer looking at whether chastity belts were ever actually a thing in medieval times or if it is just a Hollywood invention. Next up we have a brief message from our sponsor… Ourselves! Go check out our new-ish channel Highlight History, an upcoming re-launch / re-think [...]

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Medieval Times [Part 4]

    Medieval Times [Part 4]

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are start out with an appetizer looking at the film The Knight’s Tale and the very real historic knight Ulrich von Liechtenstein and what the real guy actually got up to. Next up we have a brief message from our sponsor… Ourselves! Go check out our new-ish channel Highlight History and [...]

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Medieval Times [Part 3]

    Medieval Times [Part 3]

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are start out with an appetizer looking at how the slipping on a banana peel comedy gag got started. Next up we have a brief message from our sponsor NordVPN. Get 68% off NordVPN! Only $3.71/mo, plus you get an additional month FREE at https://nordvpn.com/brainfoodshow Or use coupon code: brainfoodshow Next [...]

    • 58 min
    Medieval Times [Part 2]

    Medieval Times [Part 2]

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are start out with an appetizer looking at how soap actually works to get rid of microbes. Next up we have a brief message from our sponsor NordVPN. Get 68% off NordVPN! Only $3.71/mo, plus you get an additional month FREE at https://nordvpn.com/brainfoodshow Or use coupon code: brainfoodshow Next up, we [...]

    • 50 min
    Medieval Times [Part 1]

    Medieval Times [Part 1]

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are start out looking at why the toilet is called the “Crapper” and the “John”. Next up we have a brief message from our sponsor Skillshare. For a limited time, use the following link to get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: http://skillshare.com/brainfood Next up, we discuss all about what [...]

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

tchan12 ,

Worth subscribing!

I follow many of Simon’s YouTube channels, but have a bit less time than I used to to watch videos - so I’m pretty happy that this exists. I’ve just listened to my first episode, one about pranks from behind the grave, and I subscribed straight off. Keep up the fab work as always :D

Benno Riehle ,

Great podcast

Love listening to this on evening walks, keep up the good work :)

KarolsIV ,

A great program

Came here from following the rabbit hole from one of Simon's other shows the casual criminalist and it’s a really interesting show that is filling my head with great little nuggets of knowledge thanks

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