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Explain Like I'm Five, aka ELI5, is the mini-podcast series where we take the questions you always wanted to ask, and talk about them in a way that is easy to understand.

Made possible by the amazing reddit community at r/explainlikeimfive. See episode show notes for user credits.

Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast ELI5 Explain Like I'm Five Podcast

    • Self-Improvement

Explain Like I'm Five, aka ELI5, is the mini-podcast series where we take the questions you always wanted to ask, and talk about them in a way that is easy to understand.

Made possible by the amazing reddit community at r/explainlikeimfive. See episode show notes for user credits.

    ELI5 Ski Jumping - how do they not get injured when landing?

    ELI5 Ski Jumping - how do they not get injured when landing?

    With such great speeds and a significant vertical drop, how do ski jumpers not sustain injury when landing? How is a ski jumping course designed? Where is the largest ski jumping hill?



    ... We explain like i'm five!

    • 7 min
    ELI5 Credit Scores - why do FICO scores end at 850?

    ELI5 Credit Scores - why do FICO scores end at 850?

    What was the recent algorithm change that is affecting everyone's credit scores? Why do FICO scores start at 300 and end at 850? What factors affect my credit score?



    ... We explain like i'm five!



    Thank you to Empower, the sponsor of today's episode. For more info about Empower, visit: empower.me/ELI5

    • 8 min
    ELI5 Face Masks - surgical masks, N95 masks what's the difference?

    ELI5 Face Masks - surgical masks, N95 masks what's the difference?

    What are the different types of mask folks are buying to help prevent respiratory illnesses like the corona virus? What is NIOSH?



    ... We explain like i'm five!

    • 6 min
    ELI5 Pensions - where did the modern pension come from?

    ELI5 Pensions - where did the modern pension come from?

    Why do we have pensions? How did first pension fund came into existence in the 1700s? What did Bernoulli and Scottish Presbyterian priests have to do with it? How can I save $1500 this year with Empower?



    ... We explain like i'm five!



    Thank you to Empower, the sponsor of today's episode. For more info about Empower, visit: empower.me/ELI5

    • 10 min
    ELI5 Gluten - why have folks suddenly become allergic to gluten this past decade?

    ELI5 Gluten - why have folks suddenly become allergic to gluten this past decade?

    Humanity has lived off bread for thousands of years, so why has the past decade seen such a rise in people 'allergic' to gluten? What is gluten intolerance? What is Celiac’s disease? Why did doctors once think that a banana diet was its cure? Finally, are there any negative effects from a gluten-free diet?



    ... We explain like i'm five!

    • 7 min
    ELI5 Activity Trackers - how do they detect deep sleep?

    ELI5 Activity Trackers - how do they detect deep sleep?

    What are the creative ways people fool their FitBit? How does my activity tracker differentiate between steps and my tapping to a rhythm? Does it use GPS to calibrate? How does it know what stage of sleep I'm in?



    ... We explain like i'm five!

    • 7 min

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