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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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Episodes

Metabolic Window Myths, Egg Entropy (w/ Ralph Crewe from SNaQ), and What’s in Tattoo Ink

3/19/2019
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Learn how important it really is to refuel right after a workout; and, why it’s important to learn about the chemicals in tattoo ink. We’ll also discuss a listener question about egg entropy with a special guest, Ralph Crewe from the podcast Science, News, and Q’s. Please support our sponsors! Visit movaglobes.com/curiosity and use coupon code CURIOSITY to get 15% off your purchase. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you...

Duration:00:10:06

Human Bones on the Red Market (w/ Brian Switek), Stop Venting Anger, and Asparagus Pee

3/18/2019
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Learn about the shadowy “red market” of bones, with help from author Brian Switek. You’ll also learn why venting your anger is unhealthy, and what you should do instead; and, why asparagus makes your pee smell weird. 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/2EACh3Phttps://curiosity.im/2EzSg21 Additional resources from Brian...

Duration:00:09:06

Why Hangovers Get Worse, How Quickly You’d Age at Light Speed, and Upright Neanderthals

3/17/2019
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Learn how quickly you’d age if you could move at the speed of light; how scientists discovered that Neanderthals actually walked upright; and why hangovers seem to get worse with age. 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/2EGaezRhttps://curiosity.im/2EEdD22 If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then...

Duration:00:07:36

Why Pockets Are Rare in Women’s Clothes, Why Earth Twinkles, and Where Life Originated

3/15/2019
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Learn about why Earth twinkles from space; why pockets are so rare in women’s clothes; and whether the first life emerged on land or water. 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/2EDDdUVhttps://curiosity.im/2EFkc4rhttps://curiosity.im/2EFjyUz If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider...

Duration:00:08:53

“What Is Life?” with Carl Zimmer, Why You Always Have Room for Dessert, and Learning Myths

3/14/2019
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Learn about common misconceptions around learning that even educators believe; the scientific reason why it feels like you always have more room for dessert; and how science writer Carl Zimmer responded when we asked him “what is life?” 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/2tFh7MRhttps://curiosity.im/2tDeMCa More from Carl...

Duration:00:09:16

Myths About Your Vision, What Your Dog’s “Guilty” Look Really Means, and the Gaokao Exam

3/13/2019
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Learn about the truth behind common myths about vision; what that “guilty look” on your dog’s face actually means; and the nearly impossible Chinese college entrance exam, the gaokao. 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 and learn something new in just a few...

Duration:00:07:54

How Vaccines in Africa Protect Everyone in the World (w/ Paul Duprex), and Semantic Satiation

3/12/2019
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Learn from virologist Paul Duprex how vaccines in developing countries in places like Africa and southeast Asia actually make you safer, and how modern medicine could some day completely eliminate the measles. Duprex is the director of the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh and a professor of microbiology and cellular genetics. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer also discuss the following story from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something...

Duration:00:09:43

Space Race Stories (w/ Dr. David Warmflash), Why Produce Sparks, and a 1-3-5 To-Do List

3/11/2019
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Learn about why metals, fruit, and vegetables spark in the microwave, and the 1-3-5 method for arranging your to-do list. Plus, hear a couple lesser-known stories from the 20th-century space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, with some help from a special guest, Dr. David Warmflash. 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:00:09:53

Bike Balancing, How Big Data Knows What You Like, and Millions of Copper Needles in Space

3/10/2019
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Learn about why the US once launched millions of copper needles into space; why bikes don’t fall down when you ride them; and 3 ways big data can predict what you really like to watch or listen to. 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/2tIFdWWhttps://curiosity.im/2tF1dBZ Additional resources...

Duration:00:09:12

Why Your Muscles Are Sore After Workouts, Daylight Saving Time Myths, and Taj Mahal History

3/8/2019
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Learn about what’s really going on when you feel sore after a workout; why we don’t know who designed the Taj Mahal; and the real reason why you have to change your clock for Daylight Saving Time. 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/2tHVg7zhttps://curiosity.im/2tE26uPhttps://curiosity.im/2tFTZOj If you love our show and you're interested in...

Duration:00:08:14

Carl Zimmer on What’s “In Your Genes,” Nudge Theory, and Post-Apocalyptic Cockroach Myths

3/7/2019
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Learn what it means when you have something “in your genes” with help from award-winning author Carl Zimmer; whether cockroaches really can survive a nuclear apocalypse; and how to change behaviors using a subtle suggestion. Carl Zimmer, award-winning author and columnist for The New York Times, explains how our growing knowledge of genetics could change the way we understand ourselves. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help...

Duration:00:09:05

How Music Affects Your Work, Damage from Muffled Hearing, and Earth’s Gigantic Atmosphere

3/6/2019
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Learn about why the Earth’s atmosphere extends beyond the moon; whether you should listen to music while you work; and whether your muffled hearing after a concert means you damaged your ears. 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/2SYTttNhttps://curiosity.im/2twBYlnhttps://curiosity.im/2GXNm1t If you love our show and you're interested in...

Duration:00:08:43

Natural vs. Artificial Ingredients, Why the Return Trip Feels Shorter, and Africa Splitting in Half

3/5/2019
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Learn about the difference between natural and artificial ingredients; why Africa is physically splitting into two continents; and why the return trip always feels shorter than the original trip. 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/2txAmI0https://curiosity.im/2ttaMEehttps://curiosity.im/2SYRC8u If you love our show and you're interested in...

Duration:00:07:52

Craving Healthy Foods, What Grew Astronomy (w/ Dr. David Warmflash), $1 Million Math Problems

3/4/2019
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Learn about why starting an exercise routine might give you healthier food cravings; math problems that you could get a million dollars for solving; and the story of what drove the growth of astronomy in the Middle Ages, with some help from Dr. David Warmflash. 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/2tA5KG4https://curiosity.im/2twso1Z Additional...

Duration:00:08:35

Limitations of Science, Top Jobs for Psychopaths, and How Long It Takes to Make a Friend

3/3/2019
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Learn about how many hours it takes to forge a new friendship, along with the health benefits they provide; the most popular jobs for psychopaths; and the limitations of science. 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/2tvCiAVhttps://curiosity.com/topics/the-top-10-jobs-for-psychopaths-curiosity Additional resources...

Duration:00:09:10

Breathing Trick to Fall Asleep Faster, Wisdom Teeth Removal Revelations, and Lise Meitner

3/1/2019
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Learn about why getting your wisdom teeth removed might be pointless; Lise Meitner, the forgotten female physicist who helped us figure out nuclear power; and the 4-7-8 breathing technique to help you fall asleep faster. 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/2tvT1Uzhttps://curiosity.im/2GW1hVPhttps://curiosity.im/2txnWAc If you love our show...

Duration:00:06:27

Fountain of Youth Bacteria, Temperatures Making You Spend Money, and New Skills in 5 Hours

2/28/2019
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Learn why some scientists are comparing an ancient bacteria to the Fountain of Youth; how temperature might affect how you spend your money; and, a rule you can use to develop new skills in just a few hours a week. 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/2tFWuAlhttps://curiosity.im/2GXTg2Fhttps://curiosity.im/2twywap If you love our show and...

Duration:00:08:01

Communicate Using Simple Noises, Find Your House on Pangea, and Kepler’s Legacy

2/27/2019
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Learn about how much you can say with simple noises called vocal bursts; why you might keep hearing about the Kepler Space Telescope even though it’s retired; and how you can find out where your house would’ve been on Pangea. Please support our sponsors! Small business owners: visit https://www.ondeck.com/curiosity to receive a free consultation with a US-based loan specialist. Apply online or by phone and get approved in minutes. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the...

Duration:00:09:24

Preserving Old Book Smells, Reacting Before Noticing, and Humans from Outer Space

2/26/2019
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Learn about why researchers have broken down the smell of old books; new research that shows why your brain has a kind of Spider-sense; and the Panspermia theory that human life originally came from outer space. 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/2V6WlkLhttps://curiosity.im/2trTo2yhttps://curiosity.im/2V7XjO2https://curiosity.im/2V98Cp9 If...

Duration:00:09:04

Narcissism Lessons, The War-Stopping Eclipse (w/ Dr. David Warmflash), and Toothed Tumors

2/25/2019
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Learn about the trait you can borrow from narcissists to boost your professional and academic success; the groundbreaking and potentially life-saving discovery that came from studying tumors that can grow teeth; and the story of how a solar eclipse prediction helped end a war, restore an economy, and build a philosophy school that trained a couple of history’s greatest minds, with some help from Dr. David Warmflash. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories...

Duration:00:09:06