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If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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    • 4.5, 51.1K Ratings

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    Wasps: Not as cute as bees

    Wasps: Not as cute as bees

    Wasps have a bad rap. Because their sting really hurts and they don't make honey like their cousins. But they are super cool and you shouldn't kill them. Listen and learn!
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    • 52 min
    SYSK Selects: How the Rosetta Stone Works

    SYSK Selects: How the Rosetta Stone Works

    Sometimes providence smiles on historians. Thus is the case with the Rosetta stone, an ancient Egyptian tablet that served as the key for unlocking hieroglyphics, lost to time for a millennia. In this classic episode, learn about the international intrigue, rivalry to translate it and the luck that led to the founding of Egyptology.
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    • 42 min
    How Soap Works

    How Soap Works

    Soap is a miraculous substance – and mysterious too: we have no idea how humans first figured out to make it. We lived with soap for millennia before we thought to use it to wash ourselves with it, but once we did a love affair with cleanliness was born.
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    • 54 min
    Short Stuff: Habsburg Jaw

    Short Stuff: Habsburg Jaw

    The Habsburg Jaw is the result of inbreeding. But what is it? Click play and learn!
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    • 14 min
    How Hurricanes Work

    How Hurricanes Work

    Hurricanes are perhaps the most destructive force of nature we have to deal with here on Earth. When a mind-boggling number of factors all fall into place just right, the outcome can be an enormous system of storms that is as awesome as it is powerful.
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    • 58 min
    SYSK Selects: How Lobbying Works

    SYSK Selects: How Lobbying Works

    Lobbying is an entrenched part of American politics and one that many people think is breaking government. But petitioning the government is protected in the Constitution. How can this system be fixed? join Josh and Chuck as they explore the topic in this classic episode.
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
51.1K Ratings

51.1K Ratings

MERTX ,

Very interesting.....

Who knew?? I found these podcasts to be very interesting and informative. It's refreshing to know that there are people out there who care enough to inform us of interesting facts that fuel our brains rather than the typical trash that floods us daily. Does anybody really care which celebrity went into rehab this week? This makes for much more interesting conversation around the "water cooler". Not to mention that it makes you sound smart :) Keep up the good work!

AnnabethChasefan1000 ,

Amazing! 🤩🤪🥳 (with some amazing book reviews)

Hi guys!
I know you don’t read the reviews (I don’t think) but I’m going to write this anyway!
(Also warning this is going to be long because I have a lot of things in my mind)
I love this podcast so much! I listen when I’m cleaning my hamsters cage, drawing, or to tune out the rest of the world. I love learning new facts about random things! One of your new episodes is one of my favorites. It’s the episode about the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone is something that has interested me for a while, but I was to lazy to research. Now, with this podcast, I have been able to research pretty much anything in 13-94ish minutes! I also love you guys’ episode on soap and (an old one) your episode on Lewis and Clark. I also recommend some books to anyone reading this review.
I recommend that you read these book series (in this order because they make more sense)
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
2. The Heroes of Olympus
3. The Kane Chronicles
They are all by Rick Riordan and are AMAZING!!!
I know you probably don’t care about the reviews but anyone else reading this could get some good advice from this review.
Sorry that this was so long. Bye!

-A huge fan!

xxxxaawssddff ,

Love this podcast but...

I really like the topics and style but the mixing is a little uneven (ex. one voice is quiter then the other, transition music for ads and things is very loud) other then that great podcast!

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