22 episodes

Could we have domesticated a T-Rex? Is the mafia really that violent? Haven't all the possible songs been written by now? Unexpected gems of knowledge are hidden all around us. Let’s dig them up, one offbeat question at a time.

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    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Could we have domesticated a T-Rex? Is the mafia really that violent? Haven't all the possible songs been written by now? Unexpected gems of knowledge are hidden all around us. Let’s dig them up, one offbeat question at a time.

    What does reality TV say about us? | feat. Danielle J. Lindemann

    What does reality TV say about us? | feat. Danielle J. Lindemann

    The shows we refer to as guilty pleasures may be more insightful than we think. Danielle J. Lindemann, author of True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us, takes us on a journey into ourselves.

    • 18 min
    What's it like to remember every moment of your life? | feat. Rebecca Sharrock

    What's it like to remember every moment of your life? | feat. Rebecca Sharrock

    Only 80 known people have highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM). What's it like to be one of them?

    • 12 min
    How do you get rid of a dead whale? | feat. VA Beach Aquarium Stranding Response

    How do you get rid of a dead whale? | feat. VA Beach Aquarium Stranding Response

    Whales are textbook beauty and grace—and they’re a helluva lot of work to clean up when they die.

    • 23 min
    Can deep play revolutionize your work life? | feat. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

    Can deep play revolutionize your work life? | feat. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

    Under the right conditions, hobbies and physical activities become deep play. But what exactly is it?

    • 18 min
    Why did we fall out of love with pigeons? | feat. Andrew Blechman

    Why did we fall out of love with pigeons? | feat. Andrew Blechman

    Pigeons. How much do you really know about these incredible creatures? Author Andrew Blechman is here to share the jaw-dropping details.

    • 18 min
    Who picks you up when you die? | feat. Jake Halbeck

    Who picks you up when you die? | feat. Jake Halbeck

    Over the next year, 56 million people around the world will kick the bucket. Whose job is it to pick them up?

    • 14 min

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