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Host Moxie LaBouche brings you a weekly half-hour of things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. Topics range from the history of nursing to the Balinese funeral rite David Bowie requested, from the origin of the Vulcan salute to the theft of Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve. This is your brain on facts. yourbrainonfacts.com

Host Moxie LaBouche brings you a weekly half-hour of things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. Topics range from the history of nursing to the Balinese funeral rite David Bowie requested, from the origin of the Vulcan salute to the theft of Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve. This is your brain on facts. yourbrainonfacts.com

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Host Moxie LaBouche brings you a weekly half-hour of things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. Topics range from the history of nursing to the Balinese funeral rite David Bowie requested, from the origin of the Vulcan salute to the theft of Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve. This is your brain on facts. yourbrainonfacts.com

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English

Contact:

804-404-2669


Episodes

Shenanigans Again (ep. 119)

8/4/2020
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book? Do you have a minute to leave a review? From rainbow parties to Spiritualism to two bands touring as a single band that doesn't exist, we take a look at some noteworthy hoaxes and false panics. Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:23:30

Phenom-nom-nom -- Redux (ep 118)

7/28/2020
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book? Do you have a minute to leave a review? Why do we dye raspberry-flavored things blue? Why does mint feel cold? How are Kit Kats like Soylent Green? Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:27:30

The Great Escapes, with Life Death and Taxonomy (ep. 117)

7/21/2020
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book? Do you have a minute to leave a review. From birds flying the coop, to snakes slipping away, to apes getting up to monkey business, hear about crafty critters making a break for it. Special guest: Life, Death, and Taxonomy Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:45:51

Fizz Fizz, with Fantastic History of Food (ep 116)

7/14/2020
Did you get your copy of the YBOF book? Refreshing treat or miracle cure to ensure a long, healthy, sexy life? You decide! (Psst, it's the first one.) 00:50 Carbonated water 03:45 Patent medicines 12:30 Moxie cola from Fantastic History of Food 18:23 Pepsi 21:06 Coke 27:05 7-Up and bipolar disorder Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:35:59

Sisters Doing It For Themselves, with Herstory On The Rocks (ep. 115)

7/7/2020
Show us your copy of the YBOF book and tag the podcast! From protecting themselves to protecting endangered animals, women amassed are a formidable thing indeed. 00:44 Gulabi gang 07:10 Sun Ladies 11:20 Jergertroppen 16:00 Black Mambas by Herstory On The Rocks 20:30 Akashinga Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:37:07

How Does Your Garden Grow, with Nooks and Crannies (ep. 114)

6/30/2020
00:50 History of the world 03:20 Hanging gardens of Babylon 05:48 Chinampas, by Nooks and Crannies 1:35 Victory gardens 19:03 Gardening while black 24:00 Cool examples 27:20 In space Music by Kevin MacLeod and Audionautix Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:49:20

Hidden Histories - Rosewood, Tulsa, Chicago, with The Conspirators (ep. 113)

6/23/2020
Have you ordered your copy of the YBOF book? Hundreds dead, thousands homeless, entire communities wiped out, yet most of us have never heard of what happened in Rosewood 1923, Tulsa 1921, or Chicago 1919. 02:50 Rosewood 10:23 Tulsa 19:00 The Conspirators podcast 23:10 Chicago Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:32:21

Bitty Beasty Buddies, with Everything I Learned From Movies (ep. 112)

6/16/2020
The YBOF book is out today! We're under attack by a virus, but what about all the microorganisms that make our food yummy, keep our bodies healthy, and help us reverse our damage to the planet? 01:35 Microbiome 07:00 Lacto-fermentation 10:45 Everything I Learned From Movies 13:50 Koalas and mosquitoes 19:45 Plastic and coral 25:23 Superfund sites Promo: Genuine Chit-chat Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:34:04

Greatest Hits: Black Sparrow and Buffalo Soldiers

6/9/2020
Since colonial times, African-Americans have fought in America’s wars. Black soldiers have put their lives on the line for a country that for centuries has enslaved, segregated, and discriminated against them. Until the Korean War, blacks served in segregated units under racist leadership and were often relegated to labor and service units. Despite the continuous discriminatory treatment that denied blacks full participation in America’s wars and military efforts, these brave men and women...

Duration:00:32:23

Unboxing Day Update

6/5/2020
yourbrainonfacts.com/unboxing Quick update--the live unboxing and chance to win a signed copy will be on Sunday 6/7 at 9PM EST. I’m giving away one book for every ten commenters, so your odds actually get better if you have friends watching. yourbrainonfacts.com/unboxing yourbrainonfacts.com/unboxing

Duration:00:01:49

All By Myself, with Pontifacts podcast (ep. 111)

6/3/2020
Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Sometimes you wanna go where nobody knows your name...because there's nobody there. But why? 01:00 Motivations 05:26 Christian hermits Guest: Pontifacts 14:25 Ornamental hermits 19:35 Unboxing Day! 20:20 Science hermit 25:28 The North Pond Hermit Promo: The Contrarians Music by Kevin MacLeod and Tabletop Audio Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:39:31

Blackout Tuesday

6/2/2020
https://insidethekandidish.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/dear-white-people-this-is-what-we-want-you-to-do/

Duration:00:08:56

To Plant A Seed, with Better Than Human (ep. 110)

5/26/2020
Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Livestream 4 The Cure We spit them out without a second thought, but seeds are as fascinating as they are important. 01:49 Size matters 07:35 Getting around (squirting cucumber video) 12:10 Guest: Better Than Human 19:39 Methuselah 23:30 Seed vaults 25:10 The seeds of Leningrad Promo: 10ish Music by Kevin MacLeod and Tabletop Audio Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:38:05

Greatest Hits: Physician, Test Thyself

5/19/2020
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, even if it means inhaling strange gasses, being stung by wasps, or swallowing patient's bodily fluids. Promo: 5 Minute Wine podcast Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. You can also leave a question or fact of your own on my voicemail at 804-404-2669.

Duration:00:31:19

Against All Odds: Lone Survivor (ep. 109)

5/12/2020
Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Livestream 4 The Cure 2:00 Ricky Megee 5:48 Jose Alvarenga Trivia prizes from Fireside Games and Greenbrier Games. 12:53 Anna Bagenholm Sic Parvis Magna 21:50 Juliane Koepcke Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:30:31

Best Care Anywhere (ep. 108)

4/28/2020
Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Thank you to all of those who are literally risking their lives while people claim the virus isn't a real threat and demand to be allowed to get haircuts and go to the movies. Susie King Taylor Lucky 13 Build Face Shields Music by Kevin MacLeod and Johnny Mandel. Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:34:38

Marvelous Miss Miser, with I Have So Many Questions podcast (ep. 107)

4/21/2020
Pre-order the YBOF book or get bonus content. Frugal is all well and good, but sometimes the people with the most money go to the most drastic extremes to keep every last bit of it. 01:30 John Elwes 04:25 Daniel Dancer 09:28 Hetty Green 16:23 Gratitude and Socializing 18:35 J. Paul Getty by I Have So Many Questions podcast 25:30 Edward Wedbush Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.

Duration:00:31:09

Bored? Games! (ep. 106)

4/14/2020
Pre-order the YBOF book! or Get bonus content. Don't Risk getting the facts in your Cranium all Scrabbled up. (Are these puns getting played out? It seems a bit dicey.) Promo - Deconstruction Workers 02:22 Ancient games - Irving Finkel and Tom Scott 11:30 Figuring out the rules 14:55 Gratitude and socializing 16:47 Go directly to jail 19:30 Monopoly 23:52 Cluedo 28:30 POW escape kits Music by Kevin MacLeod Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or...

Duration:00:33:49

It's The End Of The World! (Again) (ep. 105)

4/7/2020
Pre-order the YBOF book! or Get bonus content. 01:40 Puritans and Mother Shipton 04:31 Popes 07:31 Planet Clarion 09:50 Community 12:00 Harriet Livermore 13:19 Prophet Hen of Leeds 16:34 Millerites 21:44 Listen, Rinse, Repeat; Reviews4Good, promo: Ghost Town 24:43 Heaven's Gate 29:11 Harold Camping Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by Unicorn Heads

Duration:00:35:04

Making Do (ep. 104)

3/31/2020
Pre-order the YBOF book! or Get bonus content. While we're sheltering in place from the pandemic, we look at how people dealt with the intense shortages of the Great Depression and WWII. 02:05 Aunt Sammy 04:00 Eleanor Roosevelt 07:00 Sample menu Emmymadeinjapan's Hard Times series 09:08 Foods still with us 12:26 Flour sack dresses 14:17 Gratitude and TRIVIA CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT 16:00 Promo - Jason & Mindy 16:48 US rationing 18:55 UK rationing 24:00 "Dig for Victory" and the...

Duration:00:31:51