40 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.

Curious State Quick and Dirty Tips

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 19 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.

    A fond farewell

    A fond farewell

    Dear listener: Thank you.

    • 2 min
    Why is classical music so timeless? | feat. Benjamin Zander

    Why is classical music so timeless? | feat. Benjamin Zander

    Why is it that songs hundreds of years old are still being listened to? Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, shares his passion for the love that classical music generates.

    • 12 min
    Haven't all the possible songs been written by now? | feat. Matt McGinley

    Haven't all the possible songs been written by now? | feat. Matt McGinley

    By Google’s count, between 97 and 230 million songs exist worldwide. It makes you wonder…haven’t all the possible songs been written by now?

    • 12 min
    Who will save us from ransomware? | feat. Renee Dudley and Daniel Golden

    Who will save us from ransomware? | feat. Renee Dudley and Daniel Golden

    Easy money is hard to come by. Unless you’re in the ransomware business. Then tens of millions of dollars can be yours in a single, unsuspecting click.

    • 15 min
    How do you catch a predator? | feat. Chris Hansen

    How do you catch a predator? | feat. Chris Hansen

    To Catch a Predator's investigations were real—so was the danger. And one night in Florida, that danger came with a car full of guns.

    • 19 min
    How do you get into a Princeton lunch club? | feat. Mark Oppenheimer

    How do you get into a Princeton lunch club? | feat. Mark Oppenheimer

    Back in the day, Princeton eating clubs were the pulse of the Princeton experience. But for many Jews in 1958, that experience was denied.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Curious State

Really enjoy listening to Curious State! A nice mix of interesting facts and humor in the perfect amount of time.

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Witty and creative!

Curious State is light hearted and very easy to listen to. Doug always comes up with the most interesting thoughts and guests! Highly recommend!

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Curious State

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