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Explain Like I'm Five, aka ELI5, is the mini-podcast series where we take the questions you always wanted to ask, and talk about them in a way that is easy to understand. Made possible by the amazing reddit community at r/explainlikeimfive. See episode show notes for user credits.

Explain Like I'm Five, aka ELI5, is the mini-podcast series where we take the questions you always wanted to ask, and talk about them in a way that is easy to understand. Made possible by the amazing reddit community at r/explainlikeimfive. See episode show notes for user credits.
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Explain Like I'm Five, aka ELI5, is the mini-podcast series where we take the questions you always wanted to ask, and talk about them in a way that is easy to understand. Made possible by the amazing reddit community at r/explainlikeimfive. See episode show notes for user credits.

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Episodes

ELI5 Snoring - Why don't we hear ourselves snore?

6/21/2019
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Lots of people snore. Why don't we hear ourselves snore? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: vealophile, theraui, rohkas, bloodaxe007, mos95b & activ8r To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your feedback and comments. Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eli5ThePodcast/ or send us an...

Duration:00:06:27

ELI5 Steroids - What makes them dangerous and illicit?

6/14/2019
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How do steroids work? What about them makes them so dangerous? Why are they illicit and banned from most professional sports? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: deknegt1990, drkobbe, lifteatsleeprepeat2, sa250039 & swollymamoth To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your feedback and comments. Join us...

Duration:00:05:59

ELI5 Coal To Diamond - Can we really turn coal into diamonds through applying the right pressure conditions?

6/6/2019
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Superman did it in Superman 3. If coal turns to diamonds through pressure, could we dump a bunch of coal on the ocean floor to turn them into diamonds faster? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: rnbwmstr, bizitmap, stuthulhu, nevm, iamplasma & sir_beard To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your...

Duration:00:06:39

ELI5 Breakfast - Is it the most important meal of the day?

5/31/2019
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Why is breakfast "the most important meal of the day"? Where did the phrase even come from? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: bca1849, mredding, shleppenwolf & lyrical_myrical To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your feedback and comments. Join us on...

Duration:00:06:20

ELI5 Wine - Do pesticides affect the taste of wine?

5/24/2019
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Where does wine get its taste? Why is it that everything can be tasted in the wine from the climate to the soil but pesticides are never mentioned? Do pesticides affect the taste of wine? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: ecoJamesbond, indigostrudel & wine-o-saur To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all...

Duration:00:08:20

ELI5 Baking Soda - What gives it magical properties?

5/16/2019
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What is so magical about baking soda? It's used in in cooking, cleaning, deodorizing and many more applications. What gives it such amazing properties for everything? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: captainawesomevcu, onewordscience & re_assembly To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your feedback...

Duration:00:06:37

ELI5 Measles - Should I worry about the measles resurgence?

5/11/2019
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Measles have reappeared in the US because of anti-vaccination movements. Why should I care if I'm vaccinated, aren't I already protected from it? .. We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: delixd, antechronos, shifty_coder, okverymuch, silver_agocchie, robbak & quicksilver-rain To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks...

Duration:00:05:58

ELI5 Talking Grass - Why does the smell of freshly mowed grass release chemicals to warn of oncoming danger?

5/3/2019
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Did you know that the smell of freshly mowed grass is chemically warning other grass of oncoming danger? Why is this the case? Especially since there is nothing grass can do in response? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: fantheories101, cardboard-cutout, rawseeds, coconut-telegraph, concise_pirate, epistatic & foxmetropolis To...

Duration:00:06:54

ELI5 Upper & Lower Case Characters - Why are some letters the same in uppercase and lowercase, and some look completely different?

4/26/2019
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Why do some letters have a completely different character when written in uppercase vs lowercase (e.g. A/a, R/r, E/e), whereas others simply have a larger version of themselves (e.g. S/s, P/p, W/w)? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: thegrog1603, r3dd170rx, shmiggles, thehooligan95, whistleridge & varron To the ELI5 community...

Duration:00:07:55

ELI5 Screaming in Pain - Why do we scream to relieve physical pain?

4/19/2019
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Why does screaming relieve physical pain? What is going on in the brain when we scream? Plus a bonus question: why do some tennis players grunt when they hit the ball? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: needsugar_daddy, tacodelmorte, shamanicrabbit, 2as_ron87, alphawhiskeytangofu, jazzman23uk & madjohnfinn To the ELI5 community...

Duration:00:05:50

ELI5 International Space Station - How does the ISS never run out of oxygen?

4/12/2019
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Since space has no air in it how can astronauts breathe fresh air inside the International Space Station (ISS)? Do we ship oxygen up to the ISS in tanks? Do we presently have the technology to make a self-sustaining biosphere in space? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: twentythousandleague, happythoughts413, masu12, santi871,...

Duration:00:06:15

ELI5 Allergies - What causes us to get allergic reactions? Are there more allergy incidences today than 20yrs ago?

4/5/2019
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Why do people have allergies? Why does an allergic reaction cause our bodies to block up our main means of breathing? Why does it seem like so many more children today have severe food allergies than there were 20 years ago? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: fsjd150, wantagh, goldilungs, thatniceguynoah, tinglesonmahdingus &...

Duration:00:08:22

ELI5 Cancer - How do medical professionals break down the various stages? How does “normal” cancer differ from terminal cancer?

3/28/2019
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How do medical professionals determine whether cancer is terminal or not? How are the stages broken down? How does “normal” cancer differ from terminal cancer? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: leapoz, reefshadow, macluawn, kterps220, med_throw_away_, idahurr, drdiesalot & bkwrmi If you have suggestions, comments, or would like...

Duration:00:07:13

ELI5 Alcohol - How does alcohol make you drunk?

3/21/2019
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How does alcohol make you drunk? What is happening in your brain and body when you are intoxicated? What is it about alcohol that actually harms your body? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: bockscarRasor, greenwizard88, bockscarrasor, heathenyak, benmichaels01, floatingsaltmine & isimplycantdothis If you have suggestions,...

Duration:00:05:39

ELI5 Capcha - Why can't bots check 'I am not a robot' checkboxes?

3/14/2019
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A reCAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA-like system designed to establish that a computer user is human. So how does the reCAPTCHA checkbox i.e. the "I'm not a robot" checkbox actually work? Why can't bots just check 'I am not a robot' and fool the system? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: edshnee, anthonyridad, ekto_, reifenstag, solepsis,...

Duration:00:06:25

ELI5 Spicy Food - What causes my body to react when I eat spicy food?

3/7/2019
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What causes my body to react when I eat spicy food? Why does my nose run, why do I sweat, what’s going on in my body? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: gametes, 818, rommeltj, magiccorbin, tyler1128, followups, stuthulhu, hothmonster & landowillo95 If you have suggestions, comments, or would like to be a guest on an upcoming...

Duration:00:07:13

ELI5 Super Glue - How does super glue work and how is it different from a regular glue stick?

2/28/2019
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How does super glue work and how is it different from a regular glue stick? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: nuftimcduffin, ryan30z, inigo_151, punchybunchy, oolasbf, joetato, seniabledumo, aiydee, peyronet If you are a contributor and would like to be a guest on an upcoming episode of this podcast, please reach out to us at...

Duration:00:04:58

ELI5 Emergency Calls Only - If there is no cellphone signal, how does "emergency calls only" mode work?

2/21/2019
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If there is no cellphone signal, how does the "emergency calls only" mode works? How does the cell tower system coordinate to make this possible? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: dcardeno, not_anonymouse, Pogoyoyo1 and billythewolfde. If you are a contributor and would like to be a guest on an upcoming episode of this podcast,...

Duration:00:06:46

ELI5 Caffeine - It has almost no calories, so where does the energy come from?

2/11/2019
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Caffeine has almost no calories, but seems to give us a burst of energy on its own. Where does the body get this energy from? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this mini-podcast: hellblazer153, seattlebattles, zombiealpacalips, jinreeko, badresults, heman8400 If you are a r/explainlikeimfive contributor and would like to appear as a guest on future episodes of the podcast, please e-mail us at...

Duration:00:06:44