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The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain- everything from interesting history and science, to more practical knowledge like how to build and grow a YouTube channel and business, the ins and outs of copyright law, etc.

The BrainFood Show Simon Whistler and Daven Hiskey

    • Documentary

The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain- everything from interesting history and science, to more practical knowledge like how to build and grow a YouTube channel and business, the ins and outs of copyright law, etc.

    It’s a Wonderful Life [Part 2]

    It’s a Wonderful Life [Part 2]

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are looking at the man Frank Capra based the character of George Bailey on in It’s a Wonderful Life, and how this rather remarkable individual went on to shape quite a bit of history in a certain region of America, in a very positive way despite that almost nobody has ever [...]

    • 45 min
    It’s a Wonderful Life [Part 1]

    It’s a Wonderful Life [Part 1]

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at why Fox tried so hard to trick people into thinking Miracle on 34th Street was not a Christmas movie when it came out. We then look at why movie trailers are called that and a bit on the evolution of them, and then look at why Miracle [...]

    • 50 min
    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Foods (Part 1)

    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Foods (Part 1)

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at the interesting reason why milk is white, yet cheddar cheese is yellow/orange. Next up, we have a brief message from our sponsor, Blinkist, which gives you the key ideas from more than 3,000 bestselling nonfiction books in just 15 minutes instead of having to listen to the [...]

    • 53 min
    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 3)

    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 3)

    *Sorry the audio is a little funky on this one. But don’t skip it, it’s one of our best content-wise, in my opinion. 🙂 As to the audio, we had multiple technical issues that ended up resulting in us having to use the combined live, streamed audio (rather than our local recordings), which in turn had issues beyond the normal [...]

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 2)

    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 2)

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at that time the United States government banned pre-sliced bread… Really. Next up, we have a brief message from a sponsor, Blinkist, which gives you the key ideas from more than 3,000 bestselling nonfiction books in just 15 minutes instead of having to listen to the full audiobook [...]

    • 44 min
    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 1)

    The Fascinating Origins of Everyday Things (Part 1)

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at the surprisingly interesting origin of the paperclip and why a person who had nothing to do with its design commonly gets all the credit for it, including having a giant statue of it made in his honor only a couple decades ago. 🙂 Next up, we have [...]

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

STEVE(Couldn't pick nickname) ,

Thank whatever deity decides fate for allowing this show’s existance

This podcast is the thing that gets me through my day. I’ve been watching Today I Found Out for some time and have enjoyed every bit, but now every commute and Sisyphean homework problem, hike or bus ride, is made funny and informative. I would recommend this podcast to anyone. Thanks to both of you for this show.

Daniel-13- ,

Learning on the go!

I have now been binging the show for several weeks and I am glad to have found this highly educational and entertaining adjunct to the TIFO YouTube channel!

As others have said, the two of you have an incredible chemistry... like listening to the banter from a pair of incredibly well-informed old friends. Daven brings his razor sharp knowledge and memory, while Simon tempers it with his charm and humanity :)

Sjhn65 ,

Love y’all

Simon and Daven have nice calming voices I like listening to them on my way to work, when I’m falling asleep. I love all the fun facts that I learn from this show it’s great keep going y’all!

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