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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

How Disease Eradication Works

4/18/2021
What does it take to get rid of an infectious disease forever? Could we ever eradicate COVID? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:09:56

What's the Most Popular Birthday?

4/11/2021
Not mine lol --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:09:49

Can plants see?

4/4/2021
Plants do have senses—in a sense. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:05:33

The Man Who Stuck His Head in a Particle Accelerator

3/28/2021
Anatoli Bugorski stuck his head in a particle accelerator and LIVED — but that's not even the strangest part of this story. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:07:10

Spiro Agnew

3/21/2021
I have no logical explanation for this but my first thought upon waking today was SPIRO AGNEW! Was not expecting this Wikihole to lead to Frank Sinatra, but here we are. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:04:33

A Lil' Mars Music

3/14/2021
This week our friend Chelsea Gohd aka Foxanne, senior writer at Space.com and an analog astronaut, is here to talk about how she recorded a song with the first sounds ever from Mars with some help from the Perseverance Rover. Be sure to check out her debut EP: It's real (I knew it). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:07:26

Foods That Can Poison/Kill You

3/7/2021
You might want to reconsider that slow cooker recipe with red kidney beans. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:05:32

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letmegooglethat/support

Duration:00:04:20