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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.

    SYSK Selects: How Rabies Works

    SYSK Selects: How Rabies Works

    Rabies may have gotten a lot of attention in the U.S. in the 70s and 80s, but it's still an issue in developing countries. Learn all about this nasty virus in this classic episode. And stay away from raccoons and bats. 
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    • 46 min
    At Long Last: Hawaiian Overthrow Episode

    At Long Last: Hawaiian Overthrow Episode

    By longstanding listener request, we look at how Hawaii was basically stolen by the United States in the 19th century. Rather than reverse this bit of geopolitical fraud, the US ended up making Hawaii a state instead.
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    • 56 min
    Short Stuff: Petticoat Rulers

    Short Stuff: Petticoat Rulers

    Petticoat rulers were women who ran the show long before anyone thought they could. We’re talking mayors and entire city councils comprised of women in the Old West. What happened since then? Listen to find out.
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    • 13 min
    How Sweepstakes Work

    How Sweepstakes Work

    Sweepstakes were invented as marketing tools to drum up interest for a product or sales. But winning them can be fun and as they’ve proliferated an entire subculture of people who enter hundreds of them a day. Enter the fascinating world of sweepstakes today!
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    • 56 min
    SYSK Selects: How White-collar Crime Works

    SYSK Selects: How White-collar Crime Works

    White-collar crime often involves fraud and other nonviolent acts. For most people, the term "white-collar crime" conjures up images of CEOs conniving their way to fortune. But what is it, really? Listen in as Josh and Chuck break down the facts in this classic episode.
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    • 50 min
    How Election Polling Works and Doesn't Work

    How Election Polling Works and Doesn't Work

    Election polling had a pretty good rep until 2016. But it turns out they weren't far off even then. It's really the media driving the narrative. Learn all about how election polling works today.
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    • 52 min

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