39 episodes

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 PopSci editors and producer Jess Boddy as they work through questions big and small. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askusanythingbypopsci/support

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    • 4.6 • 59 Ratings

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 PopSci editors and producer Jess Boddy as they work through questions big and small. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askusanythingbypopsci/support

    Can you become a morning person?

    Can you become a morning person?

    There's plenty of good reasons to be a morning lark. So is it possible, or is biology totally against us wannabe early birds?
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    Produced by Jess Boddy: https://twitter.com/JessicaBoddy
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    • 23 min
    Where’s the best place to sit in a movie theater?

    Where’s the best place to sit in a movie theater?

    We all have our preferred seats at the movies. But is there scientifically a best place to sit? Stan Horaczek has the answer.
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    • 14 min
    Are the bees still dying?

    Are the bees still dying?

    Five or ten years ago, all we heard was "save the bees." Well, are they still dying? PopSci's Philip Kiefer has the answers—and they're surprisingly complicated.
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    • 30 min
    Why do we like pimple popping?

    Why do we like pimple popping?

    It's super gross, but you can't look away—why are pimple popping videos so magnetic?
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    • 12 min
    How do planes fly?

    How do planes fly?

    Airplanes are massive, heavy, gigantic hunks of metal. So how do their engines keep them aloft? PopSci's Rob Verger has the details.
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    • 13 min
    What’s the best way to reheat pizza?

    What’s the best way to reheat pizza?

    Cold pizza is *chefs kiss.* But what if you want to heat up that leftover 'za? Our DIY editors have done the (mostly) delicious research to tell you the scientifically best way to reheat pizza.
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Jess Boddy ,

Great podcast for a quick commute!

This podcast is the perfect length for my under 15 minute commute to work. The hosts are always positive and upbeat while teaching me a little tidbit of information. Great topics, too!

PK Shep ,

Reading answers

Love the content, but editors need to try to have natural conversations, not read answers aloud. Take the chance, guys. Could be a great show, but put away the scripts.

Mims_13 ,

Great podcast!!

I found this podcast because of Weirdest thing and love it! Even though it has short episodes, (which I don’t mind) they still fit tons of info into them. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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