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Popular Science answers your most outlandish, mind-burning questions—from what the universe is made of to why not everyone can touch their toes. Join host Claire Maldarelli and producer Jess Boddy as they work through questions big and small. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askusanythingbypopsci/support

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Popular Science answers your most outlandish, mind-burning questions—from what the universe is made of to why not everyone can touch their toes. Join host Claire Maldarelli and producer Jess Boddy as they work through questions big and small. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askusanythingbypopsci/support

    24. Did food taste better 50 years ago?

    24. Did food taste better 50 years ago?

    It's the season 2 finale! What did food taste like 50 years ago—and was it actually better than it is now? 

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    Hosted by Claire Maldarelli: https://twitter.com/camaldarelli

    Produced by Jess Boddy: https://twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq

    Art by Katie Belloff: https://twitter.com/Katie_Bellz


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    • 11 min
    23. What is a super car?

    23. What is a super car?

    There are regular cars, there are luxury cars, and then there are.... SUPER cars. But what even is a super car? As our host explains, it can often be more of a vibe than anything else—but there are some specific criteria to hit. 

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    Hosted by Rob Verger: https://twitter.com/robverger

    Produced by Jess Boddy: https://twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq

    Art by Katie Belloff: https://twitter.com/Katie_Bellz


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    • 11 min
    22. What would happen if the sun went out?

    22. What would happen if the sun went out?

    The sun is, to put it lightly, quite important to life on Earth. What would happen if it suddenly went poof?

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    Hosted by Sara Kiley Watson: https://twitter.com/SaraKileyWatson

    Produced by Jess Boddy: https://twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq

    Art by Katie Belloff: https://twitter.com/Katie_Bellz


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    • 8 min
    21. Can stress kill you?

    21. Can stress kill you?

    If you're looking for a sign to take a vacation... this might be it.

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    Hosted by Claire Maldarelli: https://twitter.com/camaldarelli

    Produced by Jess Boddy: https://twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq

    Art by Katie Belloff: https://twitter.com/Katie_Bellz


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    • 9 min
    20. Why can't we all touch our toes?

    20. Why can't we all touch our toes?

    We finally dive into the classic question—why can't we all touch our toes? And why the heck is it such a big deal?

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    Hosted by Claire Maldarelli: https://twitter.com/camaldarelli

    Produced by Jess Boddy: https://twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq

    Art by Katie Belloff: https://twitter.com/Katie_Bellz


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    • 12 min
    19. What does space smell like?

    19. What does space smell like?

    Sure, you can't literally smell IN space. But what if you could? Just how stinky is it out there?

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    Hosted by Rachel Feltman: https://twitter.com/RachelFeltman

    Produced by Jess Boddy: https://twitter.com/JessicaBoddy

    Music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq

    Art by Katie Belloff: https://twitter.com/Katie_Bellz


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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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Bite-sized info! Good stuff!

Sometimes you don’t feel like diving into a long-winded podcast episode. These are fun and short!

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Sounds like a Jr. High class assignment.

Interesting succinct snippets of science. The up talk/ Valley Girl speech pattern can grate on a listener; along with the little girl giggling over embarrassing topics, and the poor reading of notes. They sound unprofessional and unprepared. If your job consists of being on air to discuss science topics then you should have a professional speaking voice and be able to smoothly read text. The program sounds like a junior high class project.

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