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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: Mermaids: Not a real thing

    SYSK Selects: Mermaids: Not a real thing

    Mermaids aren't real. That much we know. But the history and lore of these magical and sometimes menacing creatures of the sea is pretty interesting stuff. Learn all about these half women/half fish in this classic episode.
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    • 46 min
    Why is the Equal Rights Amendment still not ratified?

    Why is the Equal Rights Amendment still not ratified?

    The United States is one of only 28 countries in the world that doesn’t have equal protection for women under the law enshrined in its constitution. There was a moment in the 70s where it came very close, but then the conservative movement was born.
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    • 54 min
    Short Stuff: Dog Suicide Bridge

    Short Stuff: Dog Suicide Bridge

    A bridge at the town of Dumbarton in Scotland has a terrible reputation as a site where dogs inexplicably leap to their death on the rocks 50 feet below. There is no shortage of theories why, but none fully explain it.
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    • 13 min
    Is the Free Radical Theory of Aging Wrong?

    Is the Free Radical Theory of Aging Wrong?

    In the 1990s we thought we’d identified the root cause of aging: nasty molecules called free radicals that wreaked havoc on our cells. Even better, we’d figured out how to counteract them with loads of antioxidants. Then science started raising questions.
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    • 56 min
    SYSK Selects: Bridges: Nature Abhors Them

    SYSK Selects: Bridges: Nature Abhors Them

    From prehistoric logs across streams to the 102-mile Kunshan Grand Bridge, nature works ceaselessly to take down spans. In this classic episode, learn about the fascinating ins and outs of bridge design and building and the mind-boggling challenges structural engineers face.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    How Bruce Lee Worked

    How Bruce Lee Worked

    Bruce Lee may have introduced more Westerners to Asian culture than any person in history. And, because he died young just as he became an international superstar, he’s become a legend. Josh and Chuck try to uncover the man underneath.
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    • 56 min

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443 Ratings

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Most amazing podcast ever!

So much to learn and excellent people to teach you! This is the go-to podcast for everyone to enjoy.

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SYSKflix and chill...

Two dudes quietly dropping fact-bombs with dulcet tones and chill delivery.

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My two best friends.

Enough episodes to never look anywhere else.

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