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Turn over the rock, peek through the keyhole, go down the rabbit hole. There's always more to it. A new show from Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.

Turn over the rock, peek through the keyhole, go down the rabbit hole. There's always more to it. A new show from Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.
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United States

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Gimlet Media

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Turn over the rock, peek through the keyhole, go down the rabbit hole. There's always more to it. A new show from Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.

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English


Episodes

What Do Dogs Say When They Bark?

8/13/2018
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Is it possible to interpret what dogs are saying when they bark? We have the tools to help you do some ruff decoding. Plus, listeners share their real-life, unconventional Lassie stories. Guests: Dog bark researchers Péter Pongrácz and Kathryn Lord; behavioral scientist Susan Friedman. Thanks to dog callers Jacob, Alan, Katie R., Katie K., and Oren — and to everyone who sent in their pet stories. Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line #(833) RING ELT. To find a list...

Duration:00:23:37

WTF Do the ⏹ 🔼 ⏺ on My 👕 Tag Mean?

8/6/2018
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Plus, koala fingerprints, lobster pee and other hot facts. There are mysterious symbols inside your tee-shirt -- do you know what they mean? ELT reveals the secrets of The DeLaundry Code. Plus, lobsters pee from their faces, and other cocktail party fodder from our fact buddy exchange. Guests: Symbol whisperer John Langdon; Pascale Florant of GINETEX; Patrick A. Ayers of Vartest Labs. Thanks to laundry caller Ellen, Fran Kozen of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, and to our...

Duration:00:27:29

How to Spot a Spy

7/16/2018
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Does that person sitting next to you on the airplane REALLY work in IT? Plus, a tribute to the bedazzled sausage of the desert southwest, and more fun with pirates. Guests: ex-CIA operative Robert Baer, gila meister Dan Beck, and lady pirate expert Laura Sook Duncombe. Special thanks to callers “anonymous” and Eric — and to all of the listeners who sent us pirate questions. Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line: #(833) RING ELT. To find a list of our sponsors and...

Duration:00:23:23

The Genius of Birds: Live From the Aspen Ideas Festival

7/9/2018
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Some birds can fashion tools and create tiny works of art, so why do we always underestimate their bird brains? In this panel discussion, recorded at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival, Flora talks with writer Jennifer Ackerman and crow expert Alex Taylor about the genius of birds. Guests: writer Jennifer Ackerman and New Caledonian crow expert Alex Taylor. Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line #(833) RING ELT. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo...

Duration:00:22:09

Do Scarecrows Scare Crows?

7/2/2018
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ELT goes into the mind of a crow to find out if scarecrows work. Plus, a look at how clowns protect their clown IP with fact buddy Prashanth Venkat Guests: Julie "Lovely Buttons" Varholdt; crow expert Kevin McGowan. Thanks to Bruce Johnson (aka "Charlie the Juggling Clown") and Alan Zerobnick (aka “Zerbo the Clown” and “The Shoemaker to the Clowns"). Thanks also to callers Brian and Jordan. Find a link to the clown egg photos on our show page, and on Twitter and Facebook. Have a...

Duration:00:20:58

ARRRRR Pirate Peg Legs Really A Thing?

6/25/2018
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Pirate historian Laura Sook Duncombe tells us about the golden age of pirates. Plus, a tunnel follow up with Dr. Mole: where do the emergency exits in underwater tunnels go? Thanks to lady pirate expert Laura Sook Duncombe and tunnel afficionado Gary Brierley, aka Dr. Mole. Thank also to callers Captain Yarb and Kirsten. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

Duration:00:24:05

Are Babies Born With Tails?

6/11/2018
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Plus, learn how to lie like a dad. Guests: Fake parenting expert Adam Mansbach; belly whisperer Tamara Duker Freuman; bird-watcher extraordinaire Amar Ayyash. Special thanks to Nicolas, Marisa, and everyone who called in with their Old Dad's Tales. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

Duration:00:23:32

Is There a Secret Sixth Taste?

6/4/2018
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Is there more to your taste buds than you thought? ELT tackles a fat question. Plus, a #yesflamingo campaign update. Guests: Richard Mattes, taste czar; Sarah Laskow, reporter for Atlas Obscura. Special thanks to caller Samantha. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

Duration:00:20:41

Are You Living with a Psychopath?

5/28/2018
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Is your roommate trying to kill you? Learn how to spot the telltale signs of a psychopath. Guests: Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test; Cat psychologist Eva Waiblinger. Special thanks to caller Megan. *No animals were harmed in the making of this episode. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

Duration:00:23:33

Who Invented the Scratch Ticket?

5/14/2018
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Plus, a look at lottery history, and your strangest raffle winnings. Guests: Jonathan Cohen, lottery historian; John Koza, co-founder of Scientific Games Callers: John Henry, D., Lisa, Megan. Hear your favorite Gimlet shows LIVE at Gimletfest this June 16-17 in Brooklyn. Buy tickets at gimletfest.com. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

Duration:00:25:22

The Corn Identity

5/7/2018
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A kid caller pops the question: How does popcorn pop? Plus, the uncomfortable truth about baby corn.

Duration:00:21:40

Public Toilets: To Sit Or To Hover?

4/30/2018
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To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers.

Duration:00:23:52

Why Are Used Car Ads So INSAAANNNE?

4/16/2018
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One man is to blame. Plus, vanity plates in the wild: IC A GR8 PL8. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

Duration:00:28:41

Underwater Tunnels: HOW?

4/9/2018
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Guests: Dr. Gary Brierley (aka Dr. Mole), tunnel engineer, Dr. Miquel Salmeron, physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Mark Messer, ice meister and operations manager at the University of Calgary Olympic Oval. Special thanks to callers Nikki and Erin. Check out the Terrifying Tunnel Video referenced in today's show.

Duration:00:20:03

Do Dogs Have Belly Buttons?

3/12/2018
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Plus, dog clothes: where did they come from?

Duration:00:23:23

How to Get Paid to Clap on TV

3/5/2018
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Listener Mack asked about the unfamous people who fill empty seats at the Oscars.

Duration:00:28:34

Why Does Music Give Us the Chills?

2/19/2018
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Why do we get goosebumps from music and other emotional experiences? Plus, the strangest things to give ELT listeners goosebumps.

Duration:00:25:18

How Old Is Winnie the Pooh?

2/12/2018
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No, really - how old is he?

Duration:00:27:28

What Would Happen to Your Body in Space?

1/29/2018
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Flora finds out what would happen if she stepped into the vacuum of outer space. Then, an (Earth) vacuum paradox to end all paradoxes: which came first, the vacuum or the carpet?

Duration:00:30:48

Are "Speed Enforced by Aircraft" Signs a Lie?

1/22/2018
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First, Flora uncovers a feud about butterflies. Then, a question from the Help Line about aircraft patrol. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors.

Duration:00:24:43