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Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. New episode every Sunday! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. New episode every Sunday! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

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Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. New episode every Sunday! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

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English


Episodes

Collective Nouns

2/28/2021
The terms we use to describe groups of animals aren't just for animals, apparently. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:05:24

Ribena

2/21/2021
In the early 1900s, the U.S. banned blackcurrants because the seeds were vectors for a fungus that threatened the logging industry. That means that most Americans have never tasted blackcurrant. Which means they've never experienced RIBENA. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:04:57

Who Invented Conversation Heart Candies?

2/14/2021
We have a frustrated pharmacist to thank for the chalk-and-talk-tastic Valentine's Day candy. *I apologize if the sound/editing has been inconsistent! I have changed locations/set-ups and am still working things out. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:08:13

License Plates

2/7/2021
Call in with your best vanity plate idea! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:05:11

How Earth Was Named

1/31/2021
It's "Earth" in English, but that's hardly the universal term. Each language has its own word for our home planet. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:03:39

Who Invented Silly String?

1/24/2021
Like many great inventions, Silly String was an accident: it was meant to be spray-on casts. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:03:59

The Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar

1/17/2021
Bobby Dunbar disappeared. The boy found, returned to his family, and raised as their son — was not him. Check out the episode of This American Life I reference here: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/352/the-ghost-of-bobby-dunbar --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:06:11

Can You Erase Someone From History?

1/10/2021
You might want to, but is it possible? Or advisable? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:04:21

Auld Lang Syne

12/31/2020
You can sing a tipsy rendition of it with your friends tonight to ring in the #newyear but elsewhere in the world, Auld Lang Syne pops up at funerals and...closing time at your local watering hole. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:02:37

SNURFING

12/27/2020
You can never unlearn that "snowboarding" began as "SNURFING." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:02:50

A Generous History of Secret Santa

12/20/2020
The tradition has worldwide appeal, but there's actually one generous dude who was *the* Secret Santa. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:13:02

Why You Hear Better When It's Cold Out

12/13/2020
You're not imagining it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:03:39

Operation Tamarisk

12/6/2020
Cold War-era dumpster diving at Soviet HQ revealed they were wiping their butts with intel. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:04:20

Amelia Earhart's Sinuses

11/29/2020
Chronic sinusitis from 1918 pandemic flu meant flying wasn't easy for Amelia Earhart. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:08:15

A COVID Thanksgiving: Self-Disinfecting Silver

11/22/2020
Ahead of Thanksgiving in the age of COVID, we’re revisiting a podcast of holiday seasons past to ask an important question: Does your Nana's sterling silver really disinfect itself? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:05:45

The Queen's English

11/15/2020
If you're a non-Brit watching The Crown and you're like, "Why are they talking like that?" than this episode is for you. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:08:24

Is Internet Access a Human Right?

11/8/2020
If you live in a country where access to the Internet is a part of your daily life, you might not have considered what it would mean to lose that access—or never have had it at all. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:04:24

How Many Books Are There in the World?

11/1/2020
Happy Author's Day! How many books are there in the world? In 2010, Google tried to find out. With at least ~130 million books to choose from, there's *bound* to be something for everyone. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:06:11

Banshees

10/25/2020
Ahead of Halloween, let's learn all about banshees & the not-so-subtle art of keening. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:06:02

Saturday Night Massacre

10/18/2020
On the night of October 20, 1973 (a Saturday), a series of events unfolded that culminated in what became known as Watergate. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:05:59