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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 Truffles - What makes them special and so expensive?

10/17/2019
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Why are truffles such a big deal? If truffles are so rare why don't we just farm them? Did you know that truffles used to be common and much less expensive in the early 1900s? ... We explain like i'm five! Help more people fund us by leaving a rating on iTunes. Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: harrybro, concise_pirate, irmas, giralnias, letstrythisagain,...

Duration:00:08:13

ELI5 Marathons - What happens to the body over 26.2 miles?

10/10/2019
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Does a marathoner really get an inch shorter during the course of a marathon race? What else happens to the body when you run 26.2 miles? Why is the marathon distance even 26.2 miles in the first place? ... We explain like i'm five! Help more people fund us by leaving a rating on iTunes. Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: oakteach, medstudent0302,...

Duration:00:07:17

ELI5 Tea - Why you should never put a tea bag in the microwave!

10/4/2019
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What is the difference between western and asian tea etiquette? Why do the Chinese and Japanese not put sugar and milk in their tea? What are the health benefits of tea?... and why you should never put a tea bag in the microwave! ... We explain like i'm five! Help more people fund us by leaving a rating on iTunes. Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation:...

Duration:00:05:50

ELI5 Scars - How does the body repair a wound?

9/27/2019
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How does the body repair a wound? Do scars always grow back the same as they were before? Do fingerprints grow back exactly as the original? Why do scars not tan the same as normal skin? ... We explain like i'm five! Help more people fund us by leaving a rating on iTunes. Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: sulfurexplosion, _baddwolf, mostlygray, fatboystew,...

Duration:00:06:47

ELI5 Bicycles - Why are women's bike frames different to men's?

9/19/2019
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Why do typical female bike frames have a dip in the frame, while men's have a horizontal beam? Why is the geometry of a racing bike slightly different from that of a typical bike? How about mountain bikes vs road bikes? What is gravel biking? ... 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: wharrgarblll, robobenjie, iwasnotarobot, decade240 &...

Duration:00:07:10

ELI5 Air Conditioning - How does it work?

9/12/2019
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How does AC and refrigeration in general work? Why is Freon gas used? Why do some people say that air conditioning is a cause of Legionnaires' disease? ... 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: theod4re, burried_treasure, off2seethewiz, jbota, futurol & super_ag To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your...

Duration:00:06:38

ELI5 Weddings - Where do wedding traditions (eg not seeing the bride in her dress) come from?

9/5/2019
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Why is there the tradition of not seeing the bride in the wedding dress beforehand? Where did something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue come from? Why is there a tradition of smashing a glass at the end of Jewish weddings? What happens if someone 'objects' during the ceremony? ... 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...

Duration:00:06:29

ELI5 Morning People - What makes someone a morning person?

8/29/2019
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What makes someone a morning person? How do you explain the Circadian clock? If I'm not one, is it possible to become a morning person? ... 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: brylow, slingbladerunner, cjc09, auroun2013 & hansfredderik To the ELI5 community that has supported us so far, thanks for all your feedback and comments. Join...

Duration:00:09:03

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