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Yoga

12/2/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of yoga. The beginnings of Yoga were developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration:...

Duration:00:38:27

Ice And Water

11/25/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the properties of ice and water, a companion to our previous episode called "Water And Ice," which you should listen to first. Natural ice supply became an industry unto itself — and a large one at that. More companies entered the business, prices decreased, and refrigeration using ice became more accessible. By 1879 there were 35 commercial ice plants in America, more than 200 a decade later, and 2,000 by...

Duration:00:53:23

Water And Ice

11/18/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the properties of water and ice. Water is unique in that it is the only natural substance that is found in all three physical states—liquid, solid, and gas—at the temperatures normally found on Earth. You think you know everything about water and ice? We're just getting started. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining...

Duration:00:39:11

Astral Projection

11/11/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into Astral Projection, an out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of a soul or consciousness called an "astral body" that is separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it throughout the universe. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe...

Duration:00:43:20

Fluid Intelligence

11/4/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron delves into fluid intelligence. Fluid intelligence is the capacity to think logically and solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge. Fluid intelligence involves the ability to identify patterns and relationships that underpin novel problems and to extrapolate these findings using logic. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a...

Duration:00:32:01

Halloween 2019 Special

10/28/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," it's our spooky 2019 Halloween special! Rich calls into the show to share a horrific Brazilian wax story, Zorg from the planet Zeon calls in to share that he's retired from abducting humans, and Aaron shares eight really weird facts about Halloween. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe...

Duration:00:44:36

Savants

10/21/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into savants. What Makes an autistic person a savant? A savant is a person who is diagnosable with savant syndrome— a condition once referred to by the outdated term "idiot savant." Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to...

Duration:00:28:26

The Great Wild Indoors

10/14/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Rich is missing in action, but Aaron and producer Alex Knight are here to talk about indoor biomes, an area that few biologists have studied. Few biologists have studied the evolutionary processes at work in indoor environments. Yet indoor environments comprise approximately 0.5% of ice-free land area – an area as large as the subtropical coniferous forest biome. Here we review the emerging subfield of ‘indoor biome’ studies. After defining the...

Duration:00:37:49

Socialism

10/7/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of socialism and how it applies to modern times, both in Canada and other countries. The DSA website, saying no country is fully socialist, suggests the organization would borrow from the best examples from around the world: “We can learn from the comprehensive welfare state maintained by the Swedes, from Canada’s national health care system, France’s nationwide childcare program, and Nicaragua’s literacy...

Duration:00:47:06

Seeking Asylum

9/30/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into what it means to seek asylum, with a focus on America's history. Has the U.S. always offered asylum? In the country's early history, people fleeing violence and persecution were treated the same as other immigrants. The millions of Europeans who flooded into the U.S. during the 19th century included political refugees and oppressed religious minorities as well as those seeking better economic opportunities. Make...

Duration:00:45:42

Vaping

9/23/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the latest news and research behind the perils of vaping. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration: 35:18:00 Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb Episode Links What Is...

Duration:00:35:27

Patriotism

9/16/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the psychology behind patriotism and other extreme forms of it. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration: 34:48:00 Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb Episode Links The...

Duration:00:34:56

Shine Theory

9/9/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into "Shine Theory," a practice of mutual investment in each other--and over the long term in helping someone be their best self and relying on their help in return. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our...

Duration:00:28:04

The Worst Ways to Die

9/2/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the absolute top 10 worst ways to die, and go into great detail about them. What way to die do you fear most? Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration: 41:19:00 Present: Aaron...

Duration:00:41:27

The Highway of Tears

8/26/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the highway of tears, which refers to a 724 km length of Yellowhead Highway 16 in British Columbia where many women (mostly Indigenous) have disappeared or been found murdered. The Highway of Tears is part of a larger, national crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In 2015, the federal government launched a national inquiry into these cases. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE...

Duration:00:23:09

Hypnosis

8/2/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into hyponsis. Is it real and is there any science to it? Joining us is special guest, Leon Filger from the Occultae Veritatis podcast. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration:...

Duration:00:38:43

The Trail of Tears

7/26/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the "Trail of Tears," which refers to the perilous journey of the "Five Civilized Tribes" of the Southeast who were forced from their ancestral homelands to a designated zone in the west. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough...

Duration:00:37:06

The Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

7/19/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the public inquiry on the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. This is what it means to be born Indigenous, in Canada, in the 21st century: You are twice as likely to die in infancy. You will be nine times more likely to be sexually assaulted as a child and three times more likely to drop out from school. You will be twice as likely to lose your job. If you have a job, you will earn 60 per cent less. Make...

Duration:00:42:36

False Confessions

7/12/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the criminal justice system and the Reid technique, a psychological method of questioning suspects that was developed in the 1950s for extracting information from otherwise unwilling suspects. Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise...

Duration:00:40:18

Canada, Eh?

7/8/2019
Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich celebrate the Canada Day holiday by sharing some Canadian history, interesting facts, and the meaning of the expression "eh?" Make sure to signup for Audible today to get your FREE audio book and 30-day trial. Please support our podcast by making a sustaining monthly donation. Please also check out our GoFundMe campaign as we're trying to raise enough money to help cover our studio build costs. Duration: 50:10:00 Present:...

Duration:00:50:34