9 episodes

A bite-sized edition of the Stuff You Should Know podcast that fans have grown to love, 15-minute-or-less episodes about the most interesting things in the world around us. Short Stuff now lives on Stuff You Should Know — subscribe there and join Josh and Chuck every Wednesday for more shorties!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 278 Ratings

A bite-sized edition of the Stuff You Should Know podcast that fans have grown to love, 15-minute-or-less episodes about the most interesting things in the world around us. Short Stuff now lives on Stuff You Should Know — subscribe there and join Josh and Chuck every Wednesday for more shorties!

    iSmell

    iSmell

    Two men once had a dream - to add smell to the internet. And they almost gave it to us.
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    • 18 min
    Safety Pins

    Safety Pins

    Safety pins are so ubiquitous, we take them for granted. But that’s the genius of their design – they work so intuitively they might as well have come from nature. Instead, they were invented by a man who never went to the trouble of patenting them. 
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    • 16 min
    Lemonade

    Lemonade

    Ever wonder where lemonade came from? Let’s up the stakes a little, what about pink lemonade? Well wonder no more! Join Josh and Chuck as they (briefly) cover the history of putting lemons together with sugar and water and coming up with something great. 
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    • 18 min
    Vomitoria

    Vomitoria

    A vomitorium was a place where ancient Romans went to make themselves throw up after gorging themselves at a sumptuous banquet. Everybody knows that. Except that’s not true at all. Learn about what vomitoria were in this episode and impress your friends. 
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    • 17 min
    Labor Day

    Labor Day

    Labor Day, the day when most people in America paradoxically take off work, is actually rooted in some deeply radical and anarchistic thinking. Learn all about this most subversive of American holidays in this episode of Short Stuff.
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    • 17 min
    Exploding Manholes

    Exploding Manholes

    If you live in a big city in a cold climate, you should keep an eye out for 100-pound cast-iron manhole covers suddenly launching 50 feet into the air. It’s unnervingly common and we’ll tell you why. 
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

Goooooooch77 ,

Please post episodes on this podcast

Dear SYSK, you should keep posting on the short stuff podcast so I can get more bite size information. I love josh and chuck! And I didn’t forget about jeri!

chum lee30 ,

Dear Stuff You Should Know

Dear Stuff You Should Know,
I love you guys! I have been listening to you every night before I go to bed.The only thing I would recommend is that you make more kid friendly podcasts.Keep up the good work.
Love ya,
Elizabeth

klentz920 ,

Bite sized knowledge!

I love these episodes. Fun and informative!

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