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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

SYSK Selects: Lab-grown meat: Order up!

1/20/2018
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Since Winston Churchill predicted we'd grow meat in a lab by 1981, researchers have considered doing just that. And thanks to the current work of about 30 groups, we may be only years away from mass-produced artificial meat. But will anyone eat it?

Duration: 00:29:34


How Hang Gliding Works

1/18/2018
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It’s a super 70s thing, sure, but hang gliding is a thrill ride for the ages. So strap in with Josh and Chuck and learn all about the earliest method of human flight, originally created by a German man who flew over 2000 times before dying in a crash!

Duration: 00:45:01


Removal of Monuments

1/16/2018
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Duration: 00:49:47


SYSK Selects: The Wind Cries Typhoid Mary

1/13/2018
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In the 19th century, typhoid was considered a disease of the lower classes. When an outbreak occurred in wealthy Oyster Bay, New York, a mystery was afoot. Tune in to learn how this event began an ongoing debate over public safety versus civil rights.

Duration: 00:39:53


What is an invasive species?

1/11/2018
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Invasive species can mean a lot of things, from fungus to feral pigs and European starlings to kudzu vines. Basically, it's anything brought to a place, either by humans or nature, that didn't originate there. They aren't always a problem, but many times they can wreak havoc on the local ecosystem. Learn all about these invaders today.

Duration: 00:53:54


The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

1/9/2018
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When the Mary Celeste was discovered floating and abandoned in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean one day in 1872, the legend of the ghost ship was born. Why did the Mary Celeste’s crew disappear? Was it pirates? Mutiny? UFOs? Well, probably not that last one.

Duration: 01:04:23


SYSK Selects: What Makes a One-hit Wonder?

1/6/2018
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The term one-hit wonder gets thrown around a lot, and - yes - you probably are using it correctly, but Chuck Bryant went to the trouble to really define what makes a one-hit wonder in the article this episode is based on. Join him and Josh as they get to the bottom of this disparaging term.

Duration: 00:30:32


How Impeachment Works

1/4/2018
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Impeachment is does not necessarily mean a president is removed from office. But it could. It's a fascinating procedure that has been crafted and shaped over the years because of a lack of detail in its initial definition. Listen in today to learn all about the weird and wacky process of impeachment.

Duration: 00:54:38


How Orchids Work

1/2/2018
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Ever since Victorian orchid hunters ravaged the tropics in search of unique specimens to sell for ludicrous amounts of money, the West has been gripped by orchidelirium. Small wonder since orchids are not only beautiful, they’re among the most interesting plants on Earth.

Duration: 00:52:44


SYSK Selects: How Willpower Works

12/30/2017
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You use it every day to overcome your lower self (which wants you to eat cake until your vision blurs) in pursuit of the goals of your higher self (which wants you to not develop Type-II diabetes). Yet it was only in the 1990s that researchers began to understand what makes our willpower and how it behaves.

Duration: 00:33:23


How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Works, Part II

12/28/2017
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We finish our tour of the best sights of the ancient world when we get deep into the history of a lighthouse that stood for 1200 years, an unsettling statue of Zeus, the world’s first mausoleum, and Chuck’s favorite, the Colossus of Rhodes!

Duration: 00:48:28


How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Works, Part I

12/26/2017
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Long before slide rulers and pocket protectors, civilizations across the world used their noggins to build some impressive structures. Almost all have crumbled to ruins over the millennium, but thanks to the earliest tourists, we admire them still today.

Duration: 00:46:16


SYSK Selects: The Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978

12/23/2017
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Long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, George Lucas allowed the Star Wars Holiday Special to be made. What happened on the night of November 17, 1978 can never be fully explained, but we make our best effort in a very special edition of SYSK. May the force be with us all.

Duration: 00:57:42


The 2017 SYSK Christmas Extravaganza!

12/21/2017
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It's the most wonderful episode of the year! Join Josh and Chuck as they ride their sleigh through the debate over whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie, the Rockefeller Center tree, a boozy holiday recipe and plenty more great holiday tidings!

Duration: 00:55:07


Narcissism: But what about me?

12/19/2017
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This week Josh and Chuck dive into the world of narcissism, one of the most perplexing and disturbing disorders humans can have. Learn all you ever cared to know about people who largely are centered on the self, lack empathy and don't understand what the problem is with that behavior.

Duration: 01:03:40


SYSK Selects: How Population Works

12/16/2017
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Population may not seem like the most scintillating topic in the world, but Josh and Chuck beg to differ. Join them as they explore how population works, from demographics to population control, in this episode.

Duration: 00:32:23


How the Globe of Death Works

12/14/2017
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The Globe of Death – el Globo de la Muerte to our Spanish-speaking friends – is perhaps the greatest of all the circus arts. It requires no smoke, no mirrors, only motorcycles, a giant sphere and fearless riders with the will to bend physics.

Duration: 00:45:57


The Deal With Doulas

12/12/2017
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Doulas aren't midwives or nurses, but they can provide an invaluable service as advocates. Learn about the deal with doulas right now!

Duration: 00:41:19


SYSK Selects: How much money is there in the world?​

12/9/2017
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There are few things more futile than trying to count all of the money in the world. Even many governments have no idea how much currency they have issued. But that won't stop Chuck and Josh from trying and explaining why we can't be sure how much money exists and the problems with flooding the world markets with bread.

Duration: 00:37:53


How Flight Attendants Work

12/7/2017
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Flight attendants have come a long way. From having to put up with rampant sexism, to the current incarnation as your first line of defense in case of an incident, they are valued airline employees. Learn all about this cool job in today’s episode.

Duration: 00:44:30

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