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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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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.

    Selects: How Vomit Phobia Works

    Selects: How Vomit Phobia Works

    No one - no one - likes to vomit, but there are some people who would prefer to die rather than vomit, people who spend their days worrying they will vomit at any moment and become so obsessed they curtail their lives to prevent it from happening. Learn all about it with Josh and Chuck in this classic episode.
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    • 29 min
    J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 2

    J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 2

    In the exciting conclusion of our two-part episode on Hoover, we come in at the Cold War and end on a strange note.
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    • 45 min
    Short Stuff: Hobo Signs

    Short Stuff: Hobo Signs

    By definition hobos are people who travel from town to town taking odd jobs as they go. But some towns are friendlier than others, and hobos developed a system of symbols they left one another to know what to expect from a town.
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    • 14 min
    J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 1

    J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 1

    It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that J. Edgar Hoover was perhaps the most powerful American of the 20th century. By the time he established the FBI as America’s police force, presidents were afraid of him. Just exactly how did he get to be so puissant?
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    • 40 min
    Selects: The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth

    Selects: The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth

    On Halloween 1938 young radio star Orson Welles scared the pants off of America with a fictional news bulletin claiming Martians had landed and were destroying the country. People across the nation ran wild with panic in the streets – or did they? Listen to this classic episode to find out.
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    • 46 min
    The Silurian Hypothesis

    The Silurian Hypothesis

    The idea that we aren’t the first advanced civilization to live on Earth sounds like a fringe theory, but it raises a good question: How can we be so sure that a civilization didn’t arise and die on Earth so long ago that any trace of it has been erased?
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    • 49 min

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71.5K Ratings

71.5K 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!

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Could you do a episode

I really love your show listen to it almost every day, when I’m sleeping or in the car. I know a story about a man who lived during the revolution of America named Timothy Dexter who was a man who struck rich by pure coincidence and luck.

Vieda Boss ,

My fav show

Best informative podcast out there!

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