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This weekly podcast series is your audio guide to the most fascinating and fun revelations, reports, and studies on the internet. Quick, concise, and infectiously entertaining, This Week I Learned promises to make learning fun again. New episodes: every Friday.

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Ep. 65: This week I learned the science behind out-of-body experiences, and more

9/15/2017
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The science of OBEs | The plastic inside us | All hail Viking warrior princesses! | Chocolate's dark medicinal history

Duration: 00:15:28


Ep. 64: This week I learned your unfulfilled coffee craving is wreaking havoc with your memory, and more

9/8/2017
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The power of a coffee craving | Swordfish heat their eyeballs | Wild dogs' democratic sneezing fit | Haagen-Dazs’ New York origins

Duration: 00:12:35


Ep. 63: This week I learned the beloved starfish is a surprisingly brutal killer, and more

9/1/2017
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The murderous starfish | The color of breakfast | Our drug-addicted fish | A musical medical miracle

Duration: 00:14:18


Ep. 62: This week I learned our brains can predict the future, and more

8/25/2017
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Your clairvoyant brain | Live in the moment: take photos! | The quest for space bread | The venom that broke the mold

Duration: 00:14:04


Ep. 61: This week I learned late-night snacking might make you more prone to sunburns, and more

8/18/2017
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Midnight snacking and sunburns | Why we hold babies on the left | Disney’s propaganda machine | The science of sound underwater

Duration: 00:15:11


Ep. 60: This week I learned it might be possible to learn while you sleep, and more

8/11/2017
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Finally, sleep-learning! | Your impeccably organized taste system | Brilliant bees | When athletes used cocaine to train

Duration: 00:16:07


Ep. 59: This week I learned the only way to use your phone at night without messing with your sleep, and more

8/4/2017
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Blue-blockers for smartphone addicts | Jimmy wants to lower Jimmy's stress | Who's the boss? Baby knows. | The great Mona Lisa heist of 1911

Duration: 00:16:38


Ep. 58: This week I learned why so many people order tomato juice on airplanes, and more

7/28/2017
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The science of bad airplane food | Why you're such a mosquito magnet | Ban soap! | The shy shark

Duration: 00:09:21


Ep. 57: This week I learned what it would take to obliterate all life on Earth, and more

7/21/2017
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The surprising resilience of life | Jane Austen, home brewer | You're junk, DNA | The mind-cleansing effect of showering

Duration: 00:15:13


Ep. 55: This week I learned even smelling your food can make you fat, and more

7/7/2017
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How smell affects your weight | The memory boost of forgetfulness | Frogs, evolutionary opportunists | The inspiring fiction of Betty Crocker

Duration: 00:12:10


Ep. 54: This week I learned just having your phone nearby is making you dumber, and more

6/30/2017
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The smartphone brain drain | The funky thing blinking does to your brain | The sisterhood of traveling vampire bats | How a California mailman gave us avocados

Duration: 00:12:07


Ep. 53: This week I learned that looking at puppies can save your marriage, and more

6/23/2017
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An excuse to look at puppies! | Heat-related airplane delays | The sea’s paragon of parenting | The most spectacular migration on Earth

Duration: 00:12:24


Ep. 52: This week I learned that a low-carb diet may be changing your personality, and more

6/16/2017
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New diet, new you | Spain's time-zone woes | The mysteriously flexible pine trees | The dark origin of the word 'gypped'

Duration: 00:13:17


Ep. 51: This week I learned the dark origin story of the seat belt, and more

6/9/2017
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Hugh DeHaven was obsessed with accidents | A raven's revenge | The better, simpler way to wash your hands

Duration: 00:10:08


Ep. 50: This week I learned flight times are longer now than they were 50 years ago, and more

6/2/2017
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Airline regress | Rainmaking fungi | Semantic satiation | The spider web that gets stronger the more it kills

Duration: 00:12:04


Ep. 46: This week I learned squirrels were once America's most beloved pet, and more

5/5/2017
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The beloved pet squirrel | Ban workplace complaining | Astronauts with nothing to wear | Why we prune in the bath

Duration: 00:11:46


Ep. 42: This week I learned how Las Vegas once cashed in on 'atomic tourism,' and more

4/7/2017
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Las Vegas' 'atomic tourism' | Why we lose sleep as we age | The cost of intelligence in the wild | One is the loneliest cold

Duration: 00:13:07


Ep. 40: This week I learned the word pink used to mean yellow, and more

3/24/2017
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Pink’s murky origins | Our wide-eyed transition from water to land | The super blind mind | The ever mischievous Jane Austen

Duration: 00:09:01


38: This week I learned you could probably outrun a T. Rex, and more

3/10/2017
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Rex, speed walker | Forever-young ants | Tattoos for health? | The sad truth about seltzer

Duration: 00:07:42


37: This week I learned the unexpected ways an asteroid could kill us all, and more

3/3/2017
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How an asteroid takes us down | The revolting necessity of vultures | That "grima" feeling | Sleepless in the Serengeti

Duration: 00:11:37

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