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At Popular Science, we report and write dozens of science and tech stories every week. And while a lot of the fun facts we stumble across make it into our articles, there are lots of other weird facts that we just keep around the office. So we figured, why not share those with you? Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.

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At Popular Science, we report and write dozens of science and tech stories every week. And while a lot of the fun facts we stumble across make it into our articles, there are lots of other weird facts that we just keep around the office. So we figured, why not share those with you? Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.

    Human Echolocation, Extreme Pogo Sticking, Elephants Evading Poachers

    Human Echolocation, Extreme Pogo Sticking, Elephants Evading Poachers

    Welcome to Season 6, Weirdos!
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    • 58 min
    Season 6 is coming SOON!

    Season 6 is coming SOON!

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!
    You can buy Rachel's book here, and find out more on her website!
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    • 2 min
    150 Years of Moon Crabs, Blowing Things Up, and Asbestos Obsession

    150 Years of Moon Crabs, Blowing Things Up, and Asbestos Obsession

    Enjoy this super special bonus episode celebrating Popular Science's 150th birthday!
    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!
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    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman
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    Produced by Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy
    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ
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    • 54 min
    A special announcement from Weirdest Thing!

    A special announcement from Weirdest Thing!

    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!
    You can buy Rachel's book here, and find out more on her website!
    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 
    Click here to follow our sibling podcast, Ask Us Anything! 
    --
    Follow our team on Twitter
    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman
    Popular Science: www.twitter.com/PopSci
    Produced by Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy
    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ
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    • 3 min
    Why Pain Hurts So Good, Growing Mutant Gardens, Emo Teen Puppies

    Why Pain Hurts So Good, Growing Mutant Gardens, Emo Teen Puppies

    Leigh Cowart, science reporter and author of Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose, joins Weirdest Thing for the season finale!
    The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!
    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 
    Click here to follow our sibling podcast, Ask Us Anything! 
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    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman
    Sara Kiley Watson: www.twitter.com/SaraKileyWatson
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    Produced by Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy
    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ
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    • 52 min
    A Delicious Chocolate Debacle, IBS In Orbit, the Tuffy Saga

    A Delicious Chocolate Debacle, IBS In Orbit, the Tuffy Saga

    This episode celebrates our latest digital issue going live! The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week is a podcast by Popular Science. Share your weirdest facts and stories with us in our Facebook group or tweet at us!
    Click here to learn more about all of our stories! 
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    Rachel Feltman: www.twitter.com/RachelFeltman
    Produced by Jess Boddy: www.twitter.com/JessicaBoddy
    Theme music by Billy Cadden: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LqT4DCuAXlBzX8XlNy4Wq?si=5VF2r2XiQoGepRsMTBsDAQ
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

GameCritict123 ,

Incredibly entertaining

Me and my family often take trips to places fairly far away and I listen to this podcast all the time. Also I love weird and random facts so this podcast is great for me. I always find myself looking forward to the next episode.

MarryMeJess😂 ,

👀

I love listening to the podcast while I’m working, and I love the personalities. And I’m pretty sure Jess is my new podcast crush. Lol

Makanda Dawn ,

Weird!

Pro-tip: treat yourself to a copy of Rachel’s new book! A delightful read anytime, especially fun during PRIDE month!

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