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Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. New episode every Sunday!

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Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. New episode every Sunday!

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English


Episodes

The Doomsday Clock

1/29/2023
This year the Doomsday Clock is the closest to midnight it's ever been. 1991 was the best year: we were ~7 minutes away.

Duration:00:03:29

Clumsy? Actually, You Might Have Dyspraxia.

1/22/2023
If you’ve always been told you’re “clumsy” but you just feel like your brain and hands don’t “talk,” you might actually have a neurodevelopment condition called dyspraxia.

Duration:00:16:19

"Cold Sunday"

1/15/2023
On January 17th, 1982 hundreds of U.S. cities broke records for low temperatures — many of which still stand today. Near Tower, Minnesota, temps dropped to -52 °F (-47 °C).

Duration:00:02:26

Mrs. Röntgen's Skeleton Hand

1/8/2023
In 1901, Wilhelm Röntgen became the first person to win the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of X-rays. The famous image he captured was of his wife's hand. Upon seeing her skeletal fingers, she gasped: "I have seen my death."

Duration:00:09:52

2023 Predictions: Let’s Do Cannibalism!

1/1/2023
What’s in store for 2023? The Antichrist, war, space disasters, and cannibalism!

Duration:00:12:14

Santa's Evil Twin

12/25/2022
The Christmas devil! A yuletide bastard if there ever was on! It's KRAMPUS. Obviously, this episode is rated R.

Duration:00:05:39

How The Flu Kills You

12/18/2022
SPOILER: You don't technically die from the flu. ⚰️😷

Duration:00:14:26

Why Figure Skating Is All Physics

12/11/2022
Step 1: Listen to this week's episode on the physics of figure skating. Step 2: Use Disney+ to watch Ice Princess (2005) (hashtagnotspons)

Duration:00:06:59

Do Other Planets Have Rainbows?

12/4/2022
This episode is for one of our young listeners, Elena, who asked about rainbows. We know the recipe for them here on Earth, but what about elsewhere in the universe?

Duration:00:04:27

Does Silver Disinfect Itself?

11/27/2022
This week we're revisiting an important infection-preventing question from Very Special Episodes of COVID Holidays past: Does your Nana's sterling silver really disinfect itself?

Duration:00:05:45

Black Friday's History of Violence

11/20/2022
Here's why cops in Philadelphia in the 1960s started calling the day after Thansksgiving "Black Friday."

Duration:00:10:35

"Thrashed by a Lady Cyclist"

11/13/2022
Remember when the Internet found a story in an old-timey British tabloid about a young lady who "used her fists in a scientific fashion" when she was harassed while biking?

Duration:00:03:27

Why Are We Still Doing Daylight Savings Time?!

11/6/2022
Research has shown that more daylight means MORE TIME FOR CRIME.

Duration:00:06:35

Horror vs. Terror

10/30/2022
Do you know the difference between horror & terror? Did you know there IS a difference between horror and terror?💀👻🎃

Duration:00:03:46

The Origin of "Fake" Banana Flavor

10/23/2022
Actually, that weird not-quite-banana flavor isn't fake!

Duration:00:04:04

FALL VS. AUTUMN 🍁

10/16/2022
Here's why this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere has two names.

Duration:00:03:52

Put the Nobel Prize in an Acid Bath

10/9/2022
The Nobel Prize exists because someone mistakenly published a HORRIBLE obit for Alfred Nobel before he actually died and it made him feel like shit.

Duration:00:08:16

A Brief History of the Easy-Bake Oven

10/2/2022
Since the 1960s, children have been cooking up a storm in their living rooms with the Easy-Bake Oven. But seriously, who authorized this?!

Duration:00:04:52

Schrödinger's Cat

9/25/2022
Everyone's favorite quantum mechanics thought experiment with cats and radioactivity was basically trolling Einstein. 🧠

Duration:00:10:18

Ball Lightning

9/18/2022
Our BFF Rebecca is one of the ~5 % of people on Earth who have witnessed the phenomenon of BALL LIGHTING. After Googling, we just decided to have her tell us about it instead. (Content Warning: Swearing and Excited Rambling)

Duration:00:15:52