80 episodes

Your audio guide to the most fascinating and fun revelations, reports, and studies on the internet. Quick, concise, and infectiously entertaining, This Week I Learned promises to make learning fun again.

This Week I Learned The Week

    • Science
    • 4.2 • 260 Ratings

Your audio guide to the most fascinating and fun revelations, reports, and studies on the internet. Quick, concise, and infectiously entertaining, This Week I Learned promises to make learning fun again.

    Ep. 79: This week I learned that crows make up after fights, and more

    Ep. 79: This week I learned that crows make up after fights, and more

    Considerate crows | The Vatican's milky walls | When Iceland's women went on strike | Mountain-climbing madness

    • 11 min
    Ep. 78: The week I learned your ice is teeming with bacteria, and more

    Ep. 78: The week I learned your ice is teeming with bacteria, and more

    Your gross ice | Play Super Mario with Grandma | The Eiffel Tower at night | Our forcefield atmosphere

    • 35 min
    Ep. 77: This week I learned dogs really are smarter than cats, and more

    Ep. 77: This week I learned dogs really are smarter than cats, and more

    Dogs are nerds | The trick to learning new skills | The great Halifax explosion | Pumice stones for whales

    • 15 min
    Ep. 76: This week I learned that prehistoric women were ridiculously strong, and more

    Ep. 76: This week I learned that prehistoric women were ridiculously strong, and more

    Prehistoric girl power | Turtles' butt-breathing power | How cuddling changes genetics | The negative power of perception

    • 13 min
    Ep. 75: This week I learned America really struggled to pin down a date for Thanksgiving, and more

    Ep. 75: This week I learned America really struggled to pin down a date for Thanksgiving, and more

    America's Thanksgiving indecision | The long history of the wishbone | Your gluten-less gluten sensitivity | A primer on naming countries

    • 16 min
    Ep. 74: This week I learned the dinosaurs could still be alive today if the asteroid had hit pretty much anywhere else, and more

    Ep. 74: This week I learned the dinosaurs could still be alive today if the asteroid had hit pretty much anywhere else, and more

    How the dinosaurs could have survived | The healing powers of daytime | The room in your house that bugs prefer | The incredible efficiency of the penguin waddle

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

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Too Feminist.

Would like this podcast but the narrator can’t keep from expressing feminist views. I don’t mind a fair analysis but do not favor opinionated accounts.

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Minimum commitment, maximum take away

This podcast is a pleasure to listen to and you don’t have to wade through any blah blah blah to get to the pay off. You learn what was learned before you know it and you’re not left asking yourself pertinent questions about the facility or the validity of the knowledge. The host has a pleasant voice and makes an immediate connection with listeners.

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