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If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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Episodes

Squirrels, Ahoy!

5/17/2022
Squirrels are rodents, sure, but they’re rodents with personalities the size of Las Vegas and Detroit put together. Get to know your bushy-tailed (and sometimes not so bushy) neighbors who live interesting hidden lives right out in the open. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:37

Selects: How Lizzie Borden Worked

5/14/2022
Everybody knows how many whacks Lizzie Borden gave her mother and father with that axe, but there is plenty about the infamous double homicide that remains unresolved, like who actually did it. Travel into the mystery of Lizzie Borden in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:30

Rhinoplasty, aka Nose Jobs

5/12/2022
Nose jobs have been around a lot longer than you think. And the process is pretty interesting. Tune in for all things rhinoplasty. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:55

Short Stuff: Fainting At The Sight Of Blood

5/11/2022
As many as 15% of people faint when they see blood! And it’s not just blood that gets them. It can be an injury or even a needle. Learn about this fascinating phobia in this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:12

What are land acknowledgments?

5/10/2022
Land acknowledgements are all the rage in some parts of the world. But they also open a can of worms if not done properly. Learn all about this increasingly common practice today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:33

Selects: How Champagne Works

5/7/2022
Sure we can all agree that champagne is probably the greatest thing humans have or ever will invent, but how much do we understand how it's made? Learn all about it in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:24

Marcus Garvey: Black Moses

5/5/2022
One of the more controversial black leaders, Marcus Garvey divided black and white Americans with his assertion of black pride, and sowed division in the black community as well. Yet, possibly no one has had more global impact on black lives than him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:00:58

The Mystery of Coal

5/3/2022
There’s a mystery afoot! Almost all of the coal we use around the world was created in the same 60 million year period. Before or after that relatively short window of time, not so much. Just what exactly explains this geological mystery? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:27

Short Stuff: Shar Pei

5/3/2022
Today we dive into the lovable folds of the Shar Pei. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:48

Selects: How Rodney Dangerfield Worked, Live From LA

4/30/2022
Other comedians cry on the inside, but Rodney Dangerfield built his entire act around his sad life. Get to know this legendary comic who was nearing 50 when he got his break, in this classic episode recorded live in LA. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:23

Understudies: Hardest Workers on Broadway?

4/28/2022
Being an understudy is far more challenging than simply learning the lines of a lead actor in case of emergency. Learn all about these unsung stage heroes today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:46

“Postmodernism:”

4/26/2022
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Duration:01:05:32

Selects: The Baffling Case of the Body On Somerton Beach

4/23/2022
Since his corpse was found in 1948, wearing a nice suit in summer on an Australian beach, an unidentified man has refused to fade into obscurity, gripping the imagination of sleuths around the world. Learn all about the mystery in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:11:24

Just Say No to... Bottled Water

4/21/2022
Bottled water is huge business, and terrible for the environment. But where did this all start? Listen in and learn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:27

Short Stuff: Smelly Homes

4/20/2022
Does your house smell? No? What if we told you it’s impossible for you to know whether it does or not? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:01

Short Stuff: Salute the Grilled Cheese

4/20/2022
Today we pay tribute to the comfiest of comfort food, the grilled cheese sandwich. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:47

The Christine Collins Story

4/19/2022
When Christine Collins' son disappeared in 1928, she thought that was the worst that could happen. What followed was more upsetting than any parent could imagine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:23

Selects: What happens to abandoned mines?

4/16/2022
Did you know there are as many as 500,000 abandoned mines in the US, but the federal government knows where only 30,000 of them are? Learn about how these places go from money pit to death trap when mine companies simply walk away, in this classic episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:01

How Mensa Works

4/14/2022
Most of us know Mensa’s a smart people club. And that Geena Davis is a member. But did you know it was originally intended as a rolodex when the government needed the UK’s most intelligent minds? And that the Kansas City chapter staged a revolt in the 60s? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:38

Short Stuff: Animal Politicians

4/13/2022
Small towns around the world have a longstanding tradition of nominating – and voting for – animals in elected positions like mayor and some animals have made it to being nominated for president. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:38