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Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

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    • 4.0 • 1.6K Ratings

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

    BrainStuff Classics: What Happens to Balloons When You Release Them?

    BrainStuff Classics: What Happens to Balloons When You Release Them?

    How high can helium balloons go before they burst? Do they always burst? Learn about the physics of escaped balloons in this classic episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 4 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Can Side Sleeping Help Prevent Snoring?

    BrainStuff Classics: Can Side Sleeping Help Prevent Snoring?

    Snoring can root from a number of causes, but sleeping on your side can usually help prevent it. Learn the science of snores in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/sleep/disorders/does-sleeping-on-side-stop-snoring.htm
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    • 3 min
    How Does Checkout Charity Work?

    How Does Checkout Charity Work?

    Asking customers for charitable donations at checkout can raise a lot of money -- and a lot of goodwill for the business. (And no, businesses can't write off your donations on their taxes.) Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://money.howstuffworks.com/checkout-charity-is-good-for-business.htm
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    • 6 min
    Why Do U.S. Presidents Pardon Turkeys for Thanksgiving?

    Why Do U.S. Presidents Pardon Turkeys for Thanksgiving?

    This odd tradition seems to stem from early in the history of Thanksgiving being a national holiday, and has only gotten more formal (and more silly) in recent years. Learn about turkeys in the White House in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/presidential-turkey-pardon.htm
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    • 7 min
    How Do Pop-Up Wetlands Work?

    How Do Pop-Up Wetlands Work?

    In California, human development has taken away migrating shorebirds' habitats -- so conservationists are renting rice fields during the farmers' off season to act as temporary habitats. Learn how it works in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/renting-rice-fields-farmers-migrating-water-fowl.htm
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    • 7 min
    Reign of Terror: The Story of the Osage Murders

    Reign of Terror: The Story of the Osage Murders

    From 1920 to 1930, after the indigenous Osage people struck it rich with oil on their land, grifters scammed them out of millions -- and murdered a number of them in the process. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/osage-tribe-murders.htm
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Naive User ,

Good trivia!

First of all, I’ve listened to this podcast for years. Contrary to what some reviewers would have you believe, I have heard zero change in its content and the idea that there is “bias” in the content is laughable. How is there bias in learning about coconut crabs, the phenomenon of not feeling joy, or whether or not it is safe to bathe during a thunderstorm? That there could be bias in the question whether Bugs Bunny was a hare or a rabbit sounds like some cooked up by Q-anon. I gave them only 4 stars because of the significant amount of advertising which gets old if you’re catching up on several episodes.

YCSFS ,

Too many ads

I’ve listened to this podcast for years but the ads are getting to the point where there are more ads than the content of what is being shared. Not sure how much longer I will be subscribed.

Cgdl9142 ,

NOT for binging

If you are a binge podcast listener like I am, this is NOT for you. The amount of advertisements and non related content is MORE than the actual content of the episode. I gave this podcast a very good try. But I just can’t be constantly fast forwarding through ads on my commute to work.

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