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Curiosity Daily Podcast

Cumulus Media

Get smarter in just a few minutes every day. With a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology, you'll learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer from Curiosity.com will help you understand the world better.

Get smarter in just a few minutes every day. With a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology, you'll learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer from Curiosity.com will help you understand the world better.
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Cumulus Media

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Get smarter in just a few minutes every day. With a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology, you'll learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer from Curiosity.com will help you understand the world better.

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English


Episodes

S’more History, How “Text Speak” Affects Literacy Skills, and What Lead Does to Your Body

7/23/2019
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Learn about whether “text speak” harms your literacy skills; why the s’mores recipe isn’t as old as you think; and what lead does to the human body. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2Jv4L2phttps://curiosity.im/2xDnDpuhttps://curiosity.im/2xxVLD8 Want to support our show? Register for the 2019 Podcast Awards and nominate Curiosity Daily to...

Duration:00:08:33

Microscale Machine Manufacturing (w/ Cornell University) and Stopping Hiccups with Science

7/22/2019
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Learn about how researchers are manufacturing robots that are half the width of a human hair, in the second edition of our Microscale Mondays mini-series. You’ll also learn about a science-backed way to stop the hiccups. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about one science-backed way to stop the hiccups: https://curiosity.im/2xAAF75 Additional resources from Cornell...

Duration:00:07:34

Pomodoro Technique to Stop Procrastination, Where Medicine Goes, and Baseball Physics

7/21/2019
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Learn about the physics of hitting a baseball; a productivity hack to stop procrastination; and, how viruses and medicines know where to go in your body. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2xCsNC2https://curiosity.im/2xzFa1P Additional resources...

Duration:00:07:34

Simple Quantum Physics (w/ George Greenstein), Parachute-less Falling, and Dog Adoption

7/19/2019
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Learn about a simple way to explain quantum physics, with a special guest, astrophysicisist George Greenstein. You’ll also learn about how to survive falling without a parachute, and how to avoid “speed-dating mistakes” when adopting a dog. Please support our sponsors! Get two months of unlimited access to over 25,000 classes on Skillshare — for free. To sign up, go to skillshare.com/curiosity In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to...

Duration:00:10:06

EPR Paradox and Quantum Strangeness (w/ George Greenstein) and Temperatures for Sleep

7/18/2019
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Learn about why room temperature is so important for getting a good night’s sleep. Plus, learn about the EPR paradox and a famous debate from the world of quantum physics with a special guest, astrophysicist George Greenstein. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about how scientists figured out why room temperature is so important for sleep: https://curiosity.im/2LH1Mpb More from George...

Duration:00:10:13

Self-Defense Amputations, Unique English Words, and How Puppy-Dog Eyes Evolved

7/17/2019
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Learn about how animals evolved to amputate their limbs in self-defence; how dogs literally have human friendship in their DNA; and English words that don’t exist in other languages. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2LqG60ohttps://curiosity.im/2LIvuKKhttps://curiosity.im/2LnO3DK Want to support our show? Register for the 2019 Podcast...

Duration:00:09:10

A Normal Body Temperature Isn't 98.6 Degrees, Fettuccine-Like Rocks, and Toothbrush Tips

7/16/2019
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Learn about why a normal temperature isn’t really 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit; why Mars rovers should search for rocks that look like fettuccine; and how often you should replace your toothbrush. Please support today’s sponsor, ButcherBox! To get FREE bacon in EVERY box for the life of your subscription, PLUS $20 off your first box, visit https://www.butcherbox.com/curiosity In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter...

Duration:00:09:13

Cell-Sized Robots (w/ Cornell University), Learning Styles Don’t Exist, and Why Pulsars Matter

7/15/2019
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Learn about the woman who discovered pulsars and why they matter; and, why learning styles don’t exist. You’ll also learn about cell-sized robots, in the the first edition of our Microscale Mondays mini-series with Cornell physicists Itai Cohen and Paul McEuen. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2LlfptYhttps://curiosity.im/2KfRgoV Additional...

Duration:00:10:06

Songs in Tonal Languages (w/ James Kirby) and Neanderthal DNA in Human Chromosomes

7/14/2019
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Learn how researchers found ancient Neanderthal DNA in human chromosomes. Plus, linguist James Kirby will answer a question about how musicians write songs in tonal languages. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about how genetecists found Neanderthal DNA in the dark centers of human chromosomes: https://curiosity.im/2xF98kI Want to support our show? Register for the 2019 Podcast Awards and nominate Curiosity Daily to win for People’s...

Duration:00:11:07

Smartphone Technology and the Future of Innovation

7/13/2019
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Learn about the dielectrics, metals, and other components from EMD Performance Materials that make your smartphone possible. Plus: the unique challenges of advancing technology on a microscopic level, the future of virtual and augmented reality, and what’s in store for autonomous vehicles. This episode is sponsored by EMD Performance Materials, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The final entry in our 5-part series to help you learn about how science and technology are being...

Duration:00:18:13

Surprising Science of Glass (w/ Nick Uhas), Satellite Tethers, and Map Coloring Math

7/12/2019
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Learn about futuristic tethers that could help us stop making a mess in space; how we finally solved a deceptively simple mathematics mystery; and, the surprising science of glass, with special guest Nick Uhas. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2XryS2Ehttps://curiosity.im/2XsnYtx Additional resources from Nick...

Duration:00:10:11

AI Translating Babies’ Cries, Being Suckered by the Barnum Effect, and City of Lies and Truth

7/11/2019
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Learn about how scientists are using artificial intelligence to translate babies’ cries; test your skills with the City of Lies and Truth logic puzzle; and learn how to avoid falling prey to a common psychological phenomenon called the Barnum effect. Please support our sponsors! Visit capterra.com/curiosity to find the best software solution for your business — for free! In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter...

Duration:00:08:32

Finding What You Love to Do (w/ David Epstein) and How to Deliver Bad News

7/10/2019
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Learn about how to find what you love doing and excel at it, from author David Epstein. You’ll also learn about why you should always present good news along with bad news. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about why it’s best to say “I have good news and bad news” — https://curiosity.im/2XpkiZn Additional resources from David...

Duration:00:10:12

Why Generalists Triumph (w/ David Epstein) and What Causes Puffy Eyes After Crying

7/9/2019
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Learn about why your eyes get puffy when you cry. You’ll also learn about the benefits of being a generalist instead of a specialist from a special guest: author David Epstein. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about why your eyes get puffy when you cry: https://curiosity.im/2Lq2Spq Additional resources from David...

Duration:00:10:06

Never Hit the Snooze Button, Unblock Your Creativity with a 4-Year-Old, and Dinosaur Colors

7/8/2019
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Learn about how a 4-year-old can help you unblock your creativity; how we figured out what color dinosaurs were; and why you should never hit the snooze button. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2LsTIs3https://curiosity.im/2XrvQLOhttps://curiosity.im/2Xl133r Want to support our show? Register for the 2019 Podcast Awards and nominate...

Duration:00:07:38

Black Hole Edges (w/ Ralph Crewe), Your Brain’s Backup Plan, and Healthy Tanning Tips

7/7/2019
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Learn about how to get your best tan with the least amount of damage; the surprising relationship between short-term and long-term memories; and whether black holes have “edges,” with some help from special guest Ralph Crewe from the podcast Science, News, and Qs. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2Lp8ShXhttps://curiosity.im/2XnvdCV More...

Duration:00:10:02

Spontaneous Human Combustion, Your Terrible Creep Radar, and Employee Honesty

7/5/2019
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Learn about why your creep radar is probably terrible; the science of spontaneous human combustion; and the one belief that determines employee honesty. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2XkLxo8https://curiosity.im/2MJVUOkhttps://curiosity.im/2MJosY8 Want to support our show? Register for the 2019 Podcast Awards and nominate Curiosity Daily...

Duration:00:09:54

Fireworks Technology, Human Body’s Energy Limit, and Making Meat-Like Burgers from Plants

7/4/2019
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Learn about the energy limit of the human body; how they make meat-like burgers from plants; and the surprisingly advanced technology behind your favorite fireworks shows. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2Xq9Hh1https://curiosity.im/2MJJN3Jhttps://curiosity.im/2MLboSb Want to support our show? Register for the 2019 Podcast Awards and...

Duration:00:09:24

Admit What You Don’t Know, Moral Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars, and Revolving Door Origins

7/3/2019
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Learn about the weird reason why revolving doors were invented; why people who can admit what they don’t know tend to know more; and why a thought experiment called the trolley problem may be more relevant than ever. Please support our sponsors! Get your first month of KiwiCo FREE by visiting https://www.kiwico.com/curiosity. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few...

Duration:00:09:37

Individuals Really Can Slow Climate Change, Muscle Memory Is Real, and Penguin Waddles

7/2/2019
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Learn about why it’s good news that muscle memory is real; why a penguin’s waddle has some advantages over the way we humans walk; and new research that shows how individuals can have a bigger impact on slowing climate change than we thought. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: https://curiosity.im/2Xt82aphttps://curiosity.im/2MMcTzvhttps://curiosity.im/2RrHUY5...

Duration:00:08:57