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This weekly podcast series is 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. New episodes: every Friday.

This weekly podcast series is 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. New episodes: every Friday.
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This weekly podcast series is 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. New episodes: every Friday.

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@TheWeek

Language:

English


Episodes

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

12/21/2017
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Considerate crows | The Vatican's milky walls | When Iceland's women went on strike | Mountain-climbing madness

Duration:00:11:39

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

12/14/2017
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Your gross ice | Play Super Mario with Grandma | The Eiffel Tower at night | Our forcefield atmosphere

Duration:00:12:38

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

11/30/2017
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Prehistoric girl power | Turtles' butt-breathing power | How cuddling changes genetics | The negative power of perception

Duration:00:13:13

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

11/23/2017
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America's Thanksgiving indecision | The long history of the wishbone | Your gluten-less gluten sensitivity | A primer on naming countries

Duration:00:16:54

Ep. 73: This week I learned that dogs can smell happiness, and more

11/9/2017
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How you're hijacking your dog's emotions | Right-handed bees | Chopin's pickled heart | England's sin-eaters

Duration:00:12:16

Ep. 71: This week I learned that salmon sex literally moves mountains, and more

10/26/2017
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Earth-shattering salmon love | The secret genius of daydreaming | Our innate arachnophobia | Diagnosed with a broken heart

Duration:00:11:25

Ep. 70: This week I learned worms can smell danger, and more

10/19/2017
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The olfactory defenses of the roundworm | Stress is ruining your diet | A fish's lament | The murderer behind the OED

Duration:00:16:08

Ep. 69: This week I learned how female dolphins are weaponizing their vaginas to fight the underwater patriarchy, and more

10/12/2017
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How dolphins fight 'the man' | Beware the nocebo effect | The mystery of the Amber Room | Europe's radioactive pigs problem

Duration:00:13:16

Ep. 66: This week I learned you should absolutely beat yourself up a little the next time you fail, and more

9/21/2017
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The emotional trick to dealing with failure | Lightning-inducing cargo ships | The evolution of the giraffe's long neck | The Alaskan town overrun by bald eagles

Duration:00:11:55

Ep. 65: This week I learned the science behind out-of-body experiences, and more

9/14/2017
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The science of OBEs | The plastic inside us | All hail Viking warrior princesses! | Chocolate's dark medicinal history

Duration:00:15:28

Ep. 64: This week I learned your unfulfilled coffee craving is wreaking havoc with your memory, and more

9/7/2017
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The power of a coffee craving | Swordfish heat their eyeballs | Wild dogs' democratic sneezing fit | Haagen-Dazs’ New York origins

Duration:00:12:35

Ep. 63: This week I learned the beloved starfish is a surprisingly brutal killer, and more

8/31/2017
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The murderous starfish | The color of breakfast | Our drug-addicted fish | A musical medical miracle

Duration:00:14:18

Ep. 61: This week I learned late-night snacking might make you more prone to sunburns, and more

8/17/2017
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Midnight snacking and sunburns | Why we hold babies on the left | Disney’s propaganda machine | The science of sound underwater

Duration:00:15:11

Ep. 60: This week I learned it might be possible to learn while you sleep, and more

8/10/2017
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Finally, sleep-learning! | Your impeccably organized taste system | Brilliant bees | When athletes used cocaine to train

Duration:00:16:07

Ep. 58: This week I learned why so many people order tomato juice on airplanes, and more

7/27/2017
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The science of bad airplane food | Why you're such a mosquito magnet | Ban soap! | The shy shark

Duration:00:09:21

Ep. 40: This week I learned the word pink used to mean yellow, and more

3/24/2017
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Pink’s murky origins | Our wide-eyed transition from water to land | The super blind mind | The ever mischievous Jane Austen

Duration:00:09:01

38: This week I learned you could probably outrun a T. Rex, and more

3/10/2017
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Rex, speed walker | Forever-young ants | Tattoos for health? | The sad truth about seltzer

Duration:00:07:42

Ep. 34: This week I learned that Brazil and France almost went to war over lobster, and more

2/10/2017
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The Lobster War | The efficiency of right-hand loops | How whales yell | Lunar hay fever

Duration:00:10:42

Ep. 24: This week I learned your brain doesn't know the difference between feeling high and feeling spiritual, and more

12/2/2016
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Your brain on God | The complex memory of dogs | Spider daddy issues | The rule of re-freezing food

Duration:00:10:38

14: This week I learned why turbulence isn’t as scary as it feels, and more

9/23/2016
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The science of turbulence | Pigeons can read! | The health benefits of fidgeting | Do big ears hear better?

Duration:00:09:36