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TUSS Ep. 97 Fry Guy

6/13/2018
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As the state fair season heats up, Professor Pringle interviews the country's foremost creator of deep fat fried novelty foods, who explains why frying makes almost anything edible, the challenges of finding new things to fry, and the growing business of crisping cadavers.

Duration:00:39:27

TUSS Ep. 96 Dog Days

6/6/2018
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Professor Pringle visits a day care center for dogs and learns why you should always check your dog's mouth for duck blood, discovers the secret lives of terriers, and the benefits of herding the elderly.

Duration:00:36:19

TUSS Ep. 95 Radio Active

5/30/2018
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The owner of a network of AM radio stations tells Professor Pringle about the money to be made from telling a story with "news," the benefits of selling "End of Days" survival kits, and what you should do when someone asks you to put your ear in their mouth.

Duration:00:37:27

TUSS Ep. 94 Posing & Pounding

5/23/2018
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Professor Pringle learns about the surprisingly violent world of street characters from a man who makes his living by posing for photos in costume as "Iron Guy," "Superperson," and Charles Manson.

Duration:00:36:22

TUSS Ep. 93 It's All Relative

5/16/2018
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A specialist in Genealogy tells Professor Pringle about the many fascinating and troublesome things you can discover when you delve into your family history.

Duration:00:39:05

TUSS Ep. 92 A Model Assassin

5/9/2018
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A world class assassin explains to Professor Pringle how improvements in auto safety have made his work more difficult, the benefits of using the the internet to select targets, and the joy of rigorous preparation for each job.

Duration:00:38:39

TUSS Ep. 91 On Track

5/2/2018
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Professor Pringle journeys to the bayous of Louisiana and speaks with a sharp eyed Cajun who explains the somewhat disgusting secret to becoming one of the world's greatest trackers.

Duration:00:36:20

TUSS Ep. 90 Swallow It All

4/18/2018
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Professor Pringle meets a performer who explains how he is able to swallow -- and bring back up relatively clean-- almost anything, including wallets, purses, spare change, a whole grapefruit and the occasional small animal.

Duration:00:37:50

TUSS Ep. 89 All About Angels

4/11/2018
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An expert in Angelology tells Professor Pringle about the many angels among us, and explains the difference between guardian, avenging and messenger angels, as well as why it is important to have a no nonsense archangel keeping everyone in line.

Duration:00:38:21

TUSS Ep. 88 Reading The Rod

4/4/2018
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Professor Pringle learns about the "science" of using a Y-shaped stick to discover water, urine and pregnant women, when he interviews a man who douses with a divining rod.

Duration:00:35:51

TUSS Ep. 87 Soda, Jerk

3/28/2018
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Professor Pringle visits an old fashioned ice cream parlor and learns that Vermont is the coca plant capital of the country, the perils of having urine that glows in the dark, and the horrifying invention of mix-ins for ice cream.

Duration:00:35:53

TUSS Ep. 86 Hocus Pocus

3/21/2018
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Professor Pringle discovers that doves and rabbits can be squeezed into very tiny spaces, the benefits of incorporating a toilet into a card trick, and the logistical problems of encasing someone in Jello, when he speaks with a man who creates magic tricks.

Duration:00:42:12

TUSS Ep. 85 Hot Wax & Hobos

3/14/2018
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Professor Pringle is entertained and then alarmed, when he discovers the secrets behind a successful wax museum.

Duration:00:37:40

TUSS Ep. 84 Go With The Flow

3/7/2018
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Professor Pringle interviews a sewer worker who explains the importance of corpse proof storm drain grates, carefully prodding possum carcasses, and why the temperature of the sewer is always 68 degrees.

Duration:00:36:06

TUSS Ep. 83 Ride It Out

2/28/2018
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A man who designs and builds amusement park rides tells Professor Pringle how he makes mucus fun, explains why sheer terror is the secret to a good thrill ride and how a merry-go-round can teach children the facts of life.

Duration:00:37:08

TUSS Ep. 82 Chocolate Chips & Decongestants

2/21/2018
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Professor Pringle visits a cookie company where he discovers the link between infants and cookie craving, the strict hand of the International Cookie Federation, and why a cookie is sometimes the best medicine.

Duration:00:37:14

TUSS Ep. 81 Glorious Games

2/14/2018
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Professor Pringle learns about the world of online gaming, the excitement of flying an airliner while sitting at his desk, and the fun of doing hard time in solitary confinement, when he interviews a video game designer.

Duration:00:36:01

TUSS Ep. 80 Pleasure In Treasure

2/7/2018
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A professional treasure hunter tells Professor Pringle about the joys of discovering riches in your own backyard, the secret maps lurking in coffee shop menus, and his quest for the one ring to rule them all.

Duration:00:35:32

TUSS Ep. 79 Flaming Flicks

1/31/2018
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Professor Pringle feels the chills, thrills and out right terror of watching antique films that could burst into flames any second, when he interviews a collector of very early movies.

Duration:00:40:24

TUSS Ep. 78 Angry Clean Cats & Tongue Towels

1/17/2018
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The owner of a soap company explains to Professor Pringle the benefits of wringing oil from cat fur to polish floors, why dog saliva is the ultimate cleaning substance, and the joys of being wiped with a towel that mimics a dog's tongue.

Duration:00:38:43