59 episodes

Wiki Walks is a short podcast devoted to some of the more intriguing and, “huh! Who knew?” articles you can run across in the seemingly unending cavalcade of bizarreness that is Wikipedia. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.

Wiki Walks Chris Griesemer

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

Wiki Walks is a short podcast devoted to some of the more intriguing and, “huh! Who knew?” articles you can run across in the seemingly unending cavalcade of bizarreness that is Wikipedia. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.

    Perpetual Stew

    Perpetual Stew

    Episode Notes
    Also called ‘hunter’s stew’ or ‘hunter’s pot’, the perpetual stew was both novel yet extremely simplistic: take what you’ve got in your kitchen and chuck it into a pot and simmer, replenishing the liquid when necessary. In some cases, these stews would cook for HUNDREDS of years.



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    • 3 min
    Philosophical Razors

    Philosophical Razors

    A razor is a principle or rule of thumb, that allows for the elimination (the “shaving off”, hence razor) of unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.



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    Telling the Bees

    Telling the Bees

    Episode Notes
    For hundreds of years, it has been a widespread tradition to share news of important events with your bee colony, lest terrible fortunes befall your family for keeping them in the dark about what's going on.



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    • 3 min
    Keep the Ball Rolling

    Keep the Ball Rolling

    Episode Notes
    The phrase "Keep the ball rolling" actually stems from a bizarre campaign stunt from the 1840 Presidential Election, wherein William Henry Harrison tried to get the word out in the most, uh, spherical way possible. Keep rollin', rollin', rollin'.



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    • 3 min
    Leopold and Loeb

    Leopold and Loeb

    Episode Notes
    Two brilliant college students, fueled by delusion of grandeur thinking they were "super men" above man's laws, concoct the perfect plan to kill a local boy and get away it, as referenced by the season finale of Better Call Saul. Meet Leopold and Loeb.



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    • 11 min
    The Night Witches

    The Night Witches

    With the might of the Soviet military during WWII, you'd think the most highly decorated regiment within their air force would be a group of highly specialized pilots. Nope, it was 400 women in 1920's era crop-duster biplanes made of plywood who absolutely crushed the Nazis under the cover of darkness. Meet the Night Witches.



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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

JackSipher Bowman ,

Kid Review

My mom is writing this for me because I’m 7yo. “I like crazy history!”

SicEm06 ,

Awesome

What an interesting podcast filled with little nuggets of knowledge. I feel smarter after each episode.

JetandRocket ,

Just right!

I get so excited when I see a new episode of WikiWalks had dropped! It’s the perfect podcast for a short commute to work to laugh & learn. The rid bits of knowledge make me feel smarter. “S.M.R.T.!”

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