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Whether they're debating the feasibility of asteroid mining or the identity of America's first murderer, Josh and Chuck always deliver the Stuff You Should Know. Tune in and learn more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Whether they're debating the feasibility of asteroid mining or the identity of America's first murderer, Josh and Chuck always deliver the Stuff You Should Know. Tune in and learn more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
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Whether they're debating the feasibility of asteroid mining or the identity of America's first murderer, Josh and Chuck always deliver the Stuff You Should Know. Tune in and learn more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Episodes

What is nuclear forensics?

11/23/2017
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Nuclear forensics is a lot of things - from UN sponsored inspections to tasks more on the down low. But either way, the job of these men and women is to root out possible nuclear weapon threats. It's a fairly unknown and thankless task, so allow us to shed a little light on this very cool and very necessary line of work.

Duration: 00:50:56


Bath Salts: Steer Clear

11/21/2017
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Although much of the media-fueled hysteria over the designer drug called bath salts has been utterly unfounded, especially when it comes to driving users to eating people's faces, you'll still want to pass on them. Learn why.

Duration: 00:43:58


SYSK Selects: How Daylight Saving Time Works

11/18/2017
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In this week's SYSK Select episode, Benjamin Franklin first came up with daylight saving time in 1748, and people still practice it today. But how does it work? What are the pros and cons? Join Josh and Chuck as they turn back the clock to explore the origins of daylight saving time.

Duration: 00:38:32


Can movies be cursed?

11/16/2017
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First of all, movies can't be cursed because curses aren't real. However, that can't stop Josh and Chuck from taking a look at some movies throughout history that have had a disturbing number of bad things surrounding their production and release. Dive into the world of cursed movies in this very fun episode.

Duration: 00:56:14


How the Flu Works

11/14/2017
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Every year the flu virus makes the rounds, laying up young and old alike for days before moving on to another hapless victim. But flu viruses can mutate and once in awhile they turn into something much deadlier, a pandemic that can kill millions.

Duration: 00:53:30


SYSK Selects: How Silly Putty Works

11/11/2017
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In this week's SYSK Select episode, when the Japanese invaded Southeast Asia in World War II, they cut off America's rubber supply. Luckily, American can-do created a synthetic rubber and saved the War. Learn about the inventor, fluid chemistry and more in this episode of SYSK.

Duration: 00:41:51


What's permaculture all about?

11/9/2017
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Permaculture is a growing trend in the world of farming and home landscaping. It's basically a design principle that emphasizes sustainability and the would-be, natural ecosystem of an area. Simple concepts like planting downhill from a pond and using gravity to feed plants to planting native plants and vegetation that work well together are hallmarks of permaculture. Learn all about this eco-friendly trend today.

Duration: 00:54:53


How Restaurant Health Inspections Work

11/7/2017
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If you've ever worked in a restaurant, you know the feeling that occurs when the health inspector pays a visit. While nerve wracking, it's the best insurance patrons have that their food will be prepared and served in a proper environment. Learn all about how these inspections work, from their past history to current incarnation.

Duration: 00:56:55


SYSK Selects: How Exorcism Works

11/4/2017
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In this week's SYSK Select episode, is the idea of possession a misunderstanding of physiological and psychological conditions, or has science failed to account for unknown, legitimate factors? Learn whether exorcism and psychology are mutually exclusive in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.

Duration: 00:24:09


Movie Crush: Tig Notaro on Mask

11/3/2017
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Episode two of Movie Crush is a very special one. Comedian Tig Notaro dropped in minutes after a very important, life changing phone call to chat with Chuck about the movie Mask. Have a listen!

Duration: 01:14:14


Movie Crush: Janet Varney on Tron

11/3/2017
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This week Movie Crush launches with two great episodes. Up first, actress Janet Varney talks with Chuck about the movie Tron and how much it means to her.

Duration: 00:57:49


How Global Warming Works

11/2/2017
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It's a confusing part of climate change when it seems winter is as cold as ever, but as global temperatures creep ever so slightly higher, a cascade of catastrophic events will almost surely follow. The ball is in humanity's court.

Duration: 01:03:04


SYSK's 2017 Super Spooktacular!

10/31/2017
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In this year's super scary Halloween episode, Chuck and Josh read two great works of horror fiction: Gifts, by our very own Ed Grabianowski, and the classic The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Duration: 00:58:09


SYSK Selects: How SPAM Works

10/28/2017
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In this week's SYSK Select episode, SPAM is a canned meat product made from pork shoulder and ham. First introduced in 1937, this iconic food has spread to stores across the world. But what exactly is it, how did it get here -- and why is its shelf life 'indefinite?' Tune in to find out.

Duration: 00:43:42


Episode 1,000: The Simpsons Spectacular Part II

10/26/2017
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Today concludes our two part celebration of one of the greatest TV shows of all time - The Simpsons! It also officially marks our 1,000th episode. Can you believe it? We sure can't. So join us today as we wrap up our tribute to America's favorite TV family and hit the 1,000 mark.

Duration: 01:03:07


Episode 999: The Simpsons Spectacular Part I

10/24/2017
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For our 999th and 1,000th episodes, we go down the rabbit hole on a TV show that quite literally altered poplar culture as we know it. The Simpsons has been around since Josh and Chuck were in grade school, and is still cranking out episodes today. Join us for two very special episodes as we pay tribute to The Simpsons, and celebrate a milestone of our own - numbers 999 and 1,000!

Duration: 00:52:44


SYSK Selects: The Cheesiest SYSK Episode Ever

10/21/2017
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In this week's SYSK Select episode, cheese is often overlooked as a one of humanity's great achievements. Making cheese is surprisingly easy: It's been accidentally created by more than one culture at different times. Tune in to learn more about cheese -- and enjoying it -- in this episode.

Duration: 00:47:12


How Internships Work

10/19/2017
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The term intern comes from the medical community, but virtually every industry now uses them. From real world training to coffee fetchers, interns can be used and misused in many different ways. Dive into the world of internships with us today. And for heaven's sake - pay them!

Duration: 00:40:57


SYSK Live: The DB Cooper Heist

10/17/2017
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Join Josh and Chuck live from Seattle as they (sky)dive into one of the most brazen robberies in the annals of crime and the only unsolved airline hijacking in American history.

Duration: 01:33:25


SYSK Selects: Is there such a thing as a truth serum?

10/14/2017
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In this week's SYSK Select episode, ever since people have had secrets, other people have been looking for ways to get it out of them. Law enforcement and chemistry alike have searched for a drug that can remove the ability to lie. Join Josh and Chuck as they check in to see how it’s going.

Duration: 00:40:00

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