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The War Bear

7/12/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, which is partially a continuation of the last, we discuss the bear that was officially a member of the Polish army, how he came to be such and what became of him after WWII ended. We follow this up by discussing the interesting origin of the Live Long and Prosper Vulcan salute. [...] The post The War Bear appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:37:15

The Prisoner (+Contest Winners)

7/10/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by announcing our current contest winners as well as launch a new contest. Next up we get into the meat of the episode discussing the remarkable individual who volunteered to be sent to Auschwitz, why he wanted to go, and what happened next. We finish off by discussing an interesting [...] The post The Prisoner (+Contest Winners) appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:03:17

The First Road Trip Part 2: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related

6/27/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we discuss the interesting story of who came up with the unit of measurement called horsepower and why it got applied to engines. We also discuss the late 19th century dominance of the electric car and why and when that changed. Next up we look at the mildly humorous story of who [...] The post The First Road Trip Part 2: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:49:43

The First Road Trip Part 1: The Gumption of the Bertha Benz

6/22/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we discuss the surprisingly long history of the automobile, then move on to discussing what is generally considered the first “modern” car, the Model 3, made by Karl Benz, and how is amazing wife ultimately saved him and the vehicle from obscurity through her extreme audacity and faith in his invention. On [...] The post The First Road Trip Part 1: The Gumption of the Bertha Benz appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:46:18

Could the Tyrannosaurus Rex Really Not See You If You Didn’t Move?

6/14/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out with a follow up to a previous episode in which we mentioned Teddy Roosevelt likely helped delay the start of WWI, but then never actually said in that episode how. Next up we discuss whether the Tyrannosaurus Rex could really not see you if you didn’t move as depicted [...] The post Could the Tyrannosaurus Rex Really Not See You If You Didn’t Move? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:01:14

Caesar Part 4: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related

6/7/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing the fascinating story about how the statue of Shakespeare in Central Park, New York, got there, what John Wilkes Booth’s Brother did for Abraham Lincoln’s son, the real story about why Caesar dressing is called that, and a bunch of other interesting stuff! This is part 4 [...] The post Caesar Part 4: In Which We Discuss All Things Tangentially Related appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:49:51

Caesar Part 3: The Real Story of the Ides of March

6/4/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing in more detail the events surrounding Caesar’s momentous decision to cross the Rubicon, then jump into the real story of what happened on the Ides of March which isn’t exactly the one popular history remembers largely thanks to the notable play by Shakespeare. Over the course of [...] The post Caesar Part 3: The Real Story of the Ides of March appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:11:42

Caesar Part 2: Julius Caesar’s Pirate Adventure and the Long Lost Location of the Rubicon

5/30/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing how a teenage Julius Caesar became the head of his rather prominent family. We then move on to his little month-long or so pirate adventure and finally discuss where exactly the Rubicon was, which interestingly enough is only something that has been relatively recently discovered. This is [...] The post Caesar Part 2: Julius Caesar’s Pirate Adventure and the Long Lost Location of the Rubicon appeared first on Today I Found...

Duration:00:29:41

Caesar Part 1: Caesarean and the Fascinating Story of Dr. James Barry (a.k.a. Margaret Bulkley)

5/23/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start out by discussing the fact that, contrary to what we speculated in a previous episode, World’s Fairs are actually still a thing. We then jump into the meat of the show, discussing whether Julius Caesar was actually born via a Caesarean operation and then look at the remarkable story of [...] The post Caesar Part 1: Caesarean and the Fascinating Story of Dr. James Barry (a.k.a. Margaret Bulkley) appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:49:11

An Interview with Audio Production Guru Mike Russell

5/18/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we talk to audio production expert and head of Music Radio Creative, Mike Russell. During the interview, we discuss basic audio gear needed to relatively cheaply get started podcasting, doing voice overs, etc., as well as touch on why YouTubers should really be looking into expanding their repertoire beyond YouTube and into [...] The post An Interview with Audio Production Guru Mike Russell appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:40:08

The Bull Moose Part 2

5/14/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we wrap up our discussion (for now) on one of the more remarkable individuals in modern history- Theodore Roosevelt. In particular we look at the truth about how and why the Teddy Bear was named after him and a boatload of fascinating Teddy Roosevelt facts conclusively demonstrating he was more awesome [...] The post The Bull Moose Part 2 appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:52:00

Growing a YouTube Channel

5/9/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we cover a myriad of tips and tricks to help grow a YouTube channel and maximize the odds of being successful in that space, including covering elements of the YouTube algorithm, thumbnail design, etc. Much of this talk was gleaned from interesting things we learned at VidCon Amsterdam, and particularly from the [...] The post Growing a YouTube Channel appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:12:27

The Bull Moose Part 1

5/2/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we discuss one of the more remarkable individuals in modern history- Theodore Roosevelt. In particular we look at that time he risked life and limb on what amounted to a “principal of the thing” matter, and another time he quite literally shrugged off a bullet to the chest to immediately after [...] The post The Bull Moose Part 1 appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:53:45

Stealing the Eiffel Tower

4/23/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we discuss that time a man managed to successfully sell the Eiffel Tower… even though he didn’t own it. We also lament the lack of awesome World’s Fairs in modern times only to subsequently discover they are actually still a thing… 😉 And finally we wrap up discussing the fascinating list [...] The post Stealing the Eiffel Tower appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:32:43

Writing and Researching Online- A Chat with Karl Smallwood

4/21/2018
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In this episode of The Brain Food Show podcast, we interview prolific online writer and researcher Karl Smallwood. Karl’s written for TodayIFoundOut for over five years now, producing hundreds of articles, including many of the most popular on the website and channel. Beyond that, he’s also written for such sites as Cracked, Mental_Floss, TopTenz, Biographics, and many others. In his [...] The post Writing and Researching Online- A Chat with Karl Smallwood appeared first on Today I Found...

Duration:00:36:55

A Restaurant for a Beetle and $100 and a Bike- The Fascinating Stories Behind Four Famous Businesses

4/17/2018
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In this episode of The BrainFood Show, we look at the fascinating and sometimes hilarious origins of four of the biggest companies in the world. We also discuss our new podcast format and wrap up the show discussing the Curse of the Colonel and other related bonus facts. If you could do us a huge favor and rate and review [...] The post A Restaurant for a Beetle and $100 and a Bike- The Fascinating Stories Behind Four Famous Businesses appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:00:53:38

Enlightened Rigging of the Lottery + Wheezy Waiter (The BrainFood Show Episode 5)

3/22/2018
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In episode 5 of The BrainFood Show podcast, we discuss the shady, but clever, business dealings of famed enlightenment thinker Voltaire that ultimately allowed him to write with the impunity he is so famous for, where most others of his time and region of the world could not. Next up we talk to famed YouTuber Craig Benzine (better known online [...] The post Enlightened Rigging of the Lottery + Wheezy Waiter (The BrainFood Show Episode 5) appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:47:40

The Fascinating Origin of Pong and Atari + Interview with the Creators of Quest for Glory and the Upcoming Hero-U (The BrainFood Show Episode 4)

3/15/2018
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In episode 4 of The BrainFood Show podcast, we discuss the fascinating origin of Atari and the game that more or less gave birth to an industry- Pong. Next up, we talk with award winning computer game designers Lori and Corey Cole, most notably creators of one of the greatest game series in history, the groundbreaking Quest for Glory (which [...] The post The Fascinating Origin of Pong and Atari + Interview with the Creators of Quest for Glory and the Upcoming Hero-U (The BrainFood Show...

Duration:02:11:52

The Preposterous Pyramid (The BrainFood Show Episode 3)

3/9/2018
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In episode 3 of The BrainFood Show podcast, we discuss the fascinating origins of the Food Pyramid and why that is a horribly unhealthy way to eat (and why the USDA made it that way even though they knew well it wasn’t a healthy recommendation at the time). We also discuss whether eating too much salt is actually bad for [...] The post The Preposterous Pyramid (The BrainFood Show Episode 3) appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:44:01

The White Feather (The BrainFood Show Episode 2)

2/28/2018
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In episode 2 of The BrainFood Show podcast, we discuss what actually started WWI, with the motivations there not quite what most people think, some rather interesting things the soldiers on both sides got up to in the early days of the war, and the absolutely bizarre, but effective, Order of the White Feather. We wrap up this section discussing [...] The post The White Feather (The BrainFood Show Episode 2) appeared first on Today I Found Out.

Duration:01:54:21