7 episodes

Why do we cry? Did cavemen really carry clubs? Can swearing make you stronger? On ELT, you call with a question, we find you an answer. Our helpline is open 24-7. Call 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to elt@gimletmedia.com.

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    • Education
    • 4.6 • 4.4K Ratings

Why do we cry? Did cavemen really carry clubs? Can swearing make you stronger? On ELT, you call with a question, we find you an answer. Our helpline is open 24-7. Call 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to elt@gimletmedia.com.

    Kangaroo Pouch: A Four-Star Hotel of Horrors

    Kangaroo Pouch: A Four-Star Hotel of Horrors

    Caller Sophia needs to know: What’s it like inside a kangaroo pouch? We get the inside scoop from marsupial expert Robin Beck. Plus, should Flora’s sister Ruth fear her squash? Professional pumpkineer Steve Reiners has a tip: if it smells like cat urine, beware.
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    • 26 min
    Auctioneers: Why Do They Talk Like That?

    Auctioneers: Why Do They Talk Like That?

    This week, an episode from the archives: Why do auctioneers talk the way they do? And what are they actually saying? Professional auctioneer Junior Staggs tells us about the psychology behind auction-speak, and gives caller Katie some tips for developing her own auctioneer chant.
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    • 24 min
    Important Message from Flora

    Important Message from Flora

    Flora is back with some news, and a request.
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    • 1 min
    Can I Bury a Body in My Yard?

    Can I Bury a Body in My Yard?

    Listener Jake wants to know if he can bury a body in his tiny, suburban backyard. Grave expert and archaeologist Hal Hassen has the scoop on how we went from burying grandpa out back to the giant park-like cemeteries we have today. Plus, local zoning officer Sonya Abt walks Jake through the red tape.
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    • 28 min
    Worms and Pelicans: Dentistry’s Rotten History

    Worms and Pelicans: Dentistry’s Rotten History

    This week, we brush off an ELT favorite on the gory history of tooth care. For most of human history, chomper maintenance has been bloody and brutal. So how'd we go from charlatans yanking teeth in a public square to the soft light and high-tech of the modern dentist's office? ELT asks retired dentist and dental historian J. Henry Clarke and historian Richard Barnett to open up and say how. Plus Chris Lyons tells us his secrets for making movie stars' teeth look terrible.
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    • 27 min
    Hello, We Are Every Little Thing

    Hello, We Are Every Little Thing

    Who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to elt@gimletmedia.com.
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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

Marg111111111 ,

Absolutely following Flora to Spotify

So happy to have Flora back! I absolutely loved the auctioneer episode and the kangaroo episode had me in tears laughing.

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2BJT ,

No to the switch

Love the podcast but add me to the long list of people who refuse to be forced to download and use a bad app ill suited for podcasts for ANY podcast. I’m dropping all the podcasts I’ve previously enjoyed that are making the anti-user forced switch to Spotify only.

tsar1900 ,

Moving?

Goodbye ELT, I'll miss the show but I don't follow to Spotify.

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