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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; Here Are Some Facts Everyone Should Know

10/2/2018
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As someone who has been through abusive relationships and has seen too many friends stuck in the cycle of abuse, I decided to devote an episode to highlight Domestic Violence Awareness month. It's a terrible problem that plagues our society, and I hope that this episode can shed some light on issues of domestic violence and abuse. Trigger warning for anyone who has suffered through this in the past. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233 or find them online at...

Duration:00:21:57

Teddy Roosevelt Was Shot At a Campaign Event But Still Finished His 90 Minute Speech

9/19/2018
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Theodore Roosevelt. Conservationist, trust buster, and bull moose. He may have started a war with Spain out of boredom and he certainly was never meant to be President, but he defined American politics for the first half of the 20th century. Here's a look back at what made this man so tough that not even a bullet could stop him from running for President. Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our...

Duration:00:21:04

The Brain Waves Of Babies Are Remarkably Similar To Being On LSD

9/5/2018
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Inspired by my new nephew, I decided to make an episode about babies, and I was very interested to learn that the brains of newborn infants and the brains of people tripping on acid are remarkably similar. Not only that, but all babies might experience synethsesia, a phenomenon where they can see sound and hear colors. That's pretty far out. Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website:...

Duration:00:16:15

There Are Over 1500 Active Volcanoes Around The World

7/12/2018
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As I heard the news of lava flows destroying homes in Hawaii, it got me thinking ... what are the chances of a volcano erupting near me. And it turns out the answer was a bit scarier than I was anticipating. But as learn more about volcanoes the trepidation can turn to fascination as there is so much to learn about these geological features and this episode just scratches the surface. Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has...

Duration:00:21:23

Duck Quacks DO Echo and Other Random Facts That Are Untrue

6/12/2018
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On this episode we review three facts that are spread around often but are totally untrue. Quacking ducks, Napoleon's height, and coins dropped from tall buildings all appear with just the right amount of science and history to disprove these myths. Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.co For questions, comments, or business inquiries email us at...

Duration:00:17:06

Sharks Are 200 Million Years Older Than the Dinosaurs

5/30/2018
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Plumb the depths of the ocean as we talk about one of nature's most fascinating creatures. And while this episode will give you plenty of reasons to be scared of sharks, the goal isn't to frighten you, but rather to bring attention to an incredibly important species in the ecosystem of the world's oceans. You're gonna need a bigger boat. Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website:...

Duration:00:17:35

There Is Only One Word Understood By Everyone On The Planet

5/15/2018
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Language is one of the most important developments of our species, it's what set us apart from all other animals and allowed for civilization to flourish. But if it's so essential, why are there so many different languages? Doesn't that make it harder for us to work together as a species? Well it turns out that of the over 7000 different languages in the world, there is only one word, one single word understood by everyone on the planet regardless of what language they speak. Host - Michael...

Duration:00:16:41

We Know More About Outer Space Than We Do Our Own Oceans ... But Why?

5/1/2018
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For tens of thousands of years humans have looked up into the night sky in wonderment. Why then, do we not look into the ocean with that same wonderment? What is waiting to be discovered at the bottom of the sea, and how can that actually help us explore space? We discuss all this plus some truly ghastly risks of space travel in this episode. Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website:...

Duration:00:20:58

The Industrial Revolution Almost Started During The Time of Jesus Christ

4/19/2018
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Modern daily life looks vastly different than daily life a few hundred years ago. Electricity, telecommunication, automobiles all define our existence, and it's all due to the industrial revolution that did away with the common agrarian lifestyle. But the scientific principles discovered and developed during this time could have been discovered at any time in human history since science doesn't change. So what if the same innovations had happened centuries earlier? Explore a theoritcal "what...

Duration:00:16:47

Playing Tetris Can Help Cure A Lazy-Eye

4/3/2018
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This episode is all about eyes, with a plethora of random facts about vision. And while I do go off on many tangents as I am wont to do, the one that I found most interesting is the fact that video games can treat certain vision impairments such as amblyopia, or a lazy eye. Really, any excuse to play more video games works for me. Host - Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelv To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website:...

Duration:00:18:05

Scientists Are Bringing Back The Woolly Mammoth To Save The World

3/6/2018
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As our understanding of genetics grows every year we have accomplished some remarkable achievements, including bringing back extinct animals. Scientists at Harvard are now looking to do the same thing with Woolly Mammoths as these creatures might be crucial in the effort to stop global warming. To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.co For questions, comments, or business inquiries email us at...

Duration:00:17:40

Canada Is At War With Denmark, But It's The Friendliest War Ever

2/21/2018
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Borders have led to war as long as we have had borders and war. And while we may think that all the border disputes have been resolved at this point and maps are pretty much settled, there are actually quite a few disputes around the world. But none are quite so pleasant or polite as the "war" between Canada and Denmark over an island in the Arctic. To see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.co For questions,...

Duration:00:16:02

The Moon Is Leaving The Earth, Which Means No More Eclipses

2/6/2018
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You may be fascinated by solar and lunar eclipses because humans have been fascinated by these events for as long as they have occurred. But everything in the universe eventually has an end, as the moon moves further and further away from our planet, the eclipses will one day be a thing of the past. Follow Storyteller Entertainment on Twitter to follow all our podcasts: https://twitter.com/storyteller_ent For questions, comments, or business inquiries email us at...

Duration:00:17:13

Cavemen Only Created Civilization Because They Loved Alcohol

1/23/2018
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Many of us enjoy a cold brew at the end of a long day, but did you know that alcohol is actually the cornerstone of our entire civilization. Our entire modern society would never have happened without beer ... so I hope you're enjoying that six pack. Pull up a stool and listen as I explain why liquor was so important to prehistoric mankind. Follow Storyteller Entertainment on Twitter to follow all our podcasts: https://twitter.com/storyteller_ent For questions, comments, or business...

Duration:00:20:44

Only 8% of New Year's Resolutions Are Kept; Here's How To Beat The Odds

1/9/2018
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Another year goes by and we all try to better ourselves for the new year. But are we doomed to fail? The odds might be against you, but that's only because you haven't heard the science behind resolutions yet. Listen to this episode for advice from psychologists on how to keep your resolutions. Follow Storyteller Entertainment on Twitter to follow all our podcasts: https://twitter.com/storyteller_ent For questions, comments, or business inquiries email us at...

Duration:00:14:57

Humans Are Part Fish, And That's Why We Hiccup

1/9/2018
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Humans are part fish, and that's why we hiccup. It may sound crazy, but we explore the theories of how fish making the transition to amphibian still affect us today and the long road of human evolution that hits the occasional pothole. Follow Storyteller Entertainment on Twitter to follow all our podcasts: https://twitter.com/storyteller_ent For questions, comments, or business inquiries email us at podcasts@storytellerentertainment.co

Duration:00:18:51