230 episodes

Host Moxie LaBouche brings you a weekly half-hour of things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. Topics range from the history of nursing to the Balinese funeral rite David Bowie requested, from the origin of the Vulcan salute to the theft of Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve. This is your brain on facts. yourbrainonfacts.com

Your Brain on Facts Moxie LaBouche

    • History
    • 4.7 • 149 Ratings

Host Moxie LaBouche brings you a weekly half-hour of things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. Topics range from the history of nursing to the Balinese funeral rite David Bowie requested, from the origin of the Vulcan salute to the theft of Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve. This is your brain on facts. yourbrainonfacts.com

    Dumping out my purse (update on the podcast)

    Dumping out my purse (update on the podcast)

    YBOF's gonna take a break for a month or two.

    • 5 min
    Episode 200, part 2!

    Episode 200, part 2!

    More guests, more facts!

    • 54 min
    Episode 200!!!!

    Episode 200!!!!

    With a butt-ton of guest fact presenters!

    • 50 min
    Big, Bold Burglaries

    Big, Bold Burglaries

    How hard was it to steal the Mona Lisa? What does the word "ponzi" actually mean?

    Links to all the research resources are on the website.
    Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 
    Become a patron of the podcast arts! Patreon or Ko-Fi. Or buy the book and a shirt.
    Music: Kevin MacLeod, 

    • 32 min
    Hidden Histories - Rosewood, Tulsa, Chicago (encore)

    Hidden Histories - Rosewood, Tulsa, Chicago (encore)

    (Chronic health problems sometime require an encore performance of a past episode.)
    Hundreds dead, thousands homeless, entire communities wiped out, yet most of us have never heard of what happened in Rosewood 1923, Tulsa 1921, or Chicago 1919.
    Music by Kevin MacLeod  
    Read the full script.
    Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

    • 29 min
    Strange Currency

    Strange Currency

    What do limestone, leather, plastic and mulberry tree bark have in common? They've all been used to make money, plus lots of other materials besides! Join me for a quick jaunt around the world and through history and we look at a fraction of the history of currency.
    Shirt raising money for Ukraine Red Cross
    Links to all the research resources are on the website.
    Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 
    Become a patron of the podcast arts! Patreon or Ko-Fi. Or buy the book and a shirt.
    Music: Kevin MacLeod, Steve Oxen

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

Rollupa ,

Gimme some more

Extremely well done podcast. The variety of topics keeps you interested and her voice is silky smooth. Was sorry to hear Moxie was losing a bit of her passion for the podcast and hops it comes back before I’m done listening to them all.

Grandeelgato ,

Lame

This is a classic example of the age we live in. Everyone is an expert now that the tools to create are dumbed down. Kind of reminds me of how, since the advent of desktop publishing and the gazillion programs available for graphic design, everybody and their dog is a graphic designer. Except they’re not.

debs-wilmette ,

ASMR plus wit and knowledge

Just the right balance of interesting facts and humor delivered with dulcet tones. Highly recommended.

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