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
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Really enjoy listening to Curious State! A nice mix of interesting facts and humor in the perfect amount of time.
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!
I look forward to each episode. Something interesting to learn each week.