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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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English


Episodes

ELI5 Sore Muscles - Why the delay in soreness after a workout

8/22/2019
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Why does it take 24 hours for muscles to start hurting after a workout? Why not straight away? We explain delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) like I'm 5. And while we're at it, what are muscle knots? How do I get them and get rid of them? ... 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: 400stars, peaceoutscout, crispturtle & chaveza94 To the...

Duration:00:08:15

ELI5 Flight Delays - How do airports manage weather cancellations?

8/15/2019
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When flights get cancelled because of heavy winds, why is it only a proportion of flights and not 100% that stop? Isn’t it a binary decision of: 'safe' or 'too dangerous'? After weather cancels thousands of flights and lots of people are displaced, how to they all get back on schedule when presumably flights for the next few days are already booked up? ... We explain like i'm five! Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose...

Duration:00:07:07

ELI5 Jeans - Do you have to wash your Levi's?

8/9/2019
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Did you know that the word Jeans comes from Genoa Italy? Where does the word Denim come from? Is true what that you don't have to wash jeans, just put them in the freezer? Did the CEO of Levi's really say that? ... 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: warpvsweft, b0nesawisready & tchoob To the ELI5 community that has supported us so...

Duration:00:07:17

ELI5 White Noise - Plus brown noise, pink noise & other colored noises explained

8/1/2019
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What is white noise? What about the other colored noises? What do these noises do the brain? Why do some people use brown noise as a way to focus? ... 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: takedown1001, acheron_apostolos, insecuredud99, wattwattwatt & smithgentleman To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your...

Duration:00:07:02

ELI5 Drones - Why don't we see helicopter sized quadcopters?

7/25/2019
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Why have remote controlled drones or RC quadcopters become so popular in recent years? If they are a superior design to regular helicopters, why aren't we starting to see full scale quadcopters being built? ... 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: omni314, audigex, cooperred, prionbacon, youngmafia15, gnonthgol & wmccluskey To the ELI5...

Duration:00:07:02

ELI5 Bitcoin - Explain crypto currency like I'm five!

7/19/2019
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How does Bitcoin it work? How do I get it? What is the blockchain? What is mining? Why are ASIC and GPU or video cards used instead of a more general purpose CPU? ... We explain like i'm five! This episode mentions a shout out to the Unchained Podcast which you can find here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unchained-your-no-hype-resource-for-all-things-crypto/id1123922160 Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose...

Duration:00:09:07

ELI5 Stress - What does it do to our bodies?

7/12/2019
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What causes stress? What does it do to our bodies? What’s the difference between 'fight or flight' and 'rest and digest'? Does stress cause grey hair? ... 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: 4dddyq, windystew & penakazato To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your feedback and comments. Join us on...

Duration:00:07:43

ELI5 Popcorn - What makes it pop?

7/4/2019
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What makes popcorn pop? Can we pop other grains like rice or quinoa? Why does the first kernel popped not burn while the others are being popped? Why do most brands of microwave popcorn require one specific side to be placed up? ... 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: padenormous, advrider84, alex_dlc, metal_opera, uno-dos, robertsihr,...

Duration:00:07:27

ELI5 Metabolism - How does it work?

6/27/2019
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What makes your metabolism faster and what makes it slow down? In my day to day cycle what happens to it? How big of a factor is metabolism in losing weight? Can I overcome a slow metabolism with exercise? Is it going to totally mess up a diet? ... 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: takingbackmychem & vijchti To the ELI5 community...

Duration:00:05:44

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