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This Week I Learned

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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.

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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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@TheWeek

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 79: This week I learned that crows make up after fights, and more

12/22/2017
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Considerate crows | The Vatican's milky walls | When Iceland's women went on strike | Mountain-climbing madness

Duration: 00:11:39


Ep. 78: The week I learned your ice is teeming with bacteria, and more

12/15/2017
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Your gross ice | Play Super Mario with Grandma | The Eiffel Tower at night | Our forcefield atmosphere

Duration: 00:12:38


Ep. 77: This week I learned dogs really are smarter than cats, and more

12/8/2017
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Dogs are nerds | The trick to learning new skills | The great Halifax explosion | Pumice stones for whales

Duration: 00:15:03


Ep. 76: This week I learned that prehistoric women were ridiculously strong, and more

12/1/2017
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Prehistoric girl power | Turtles' butt-breathing power | How cuddling changes genetics | The negative power of perception

Duration: 00:13:13


Ep. 75: This week I learned America really struggled to pin down a date for Thanksgiving, and more

11/24/2017
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America's Thanksgiving indecision | The long history of the wishbone | Your gluten-less gluten sensitivity | A primer on naming countries

Duration: 00:16:54


Ep. 74: This week I learned the dinosaurs could still be alive today if the asteroid had hit pretty much anywhere else, and more

11/17/2017
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How the dinosaurs could have survived | The healing powers of daytime | The room in your house that bugs prefer | The incredible efficiency of the penguin waddle

Duration: 00:11:39


Ep. 73: This week I learned that dogs can smell happiness, and more

11/10/2017
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How you're hijacking your dog's emotions | Right-handed bees | Chopin's pickled heart | England's sin-eaters

Duration: 00:12:16


Ep. 72: This week I learned plants can smell predators coming, and more

11/3/2017
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Plants can smell | Bacteria can feel | It snows sunscreen on a planet far, far away | The purpose of those silly little T. Rex arms

Duration: 00:13:23


Ep. 71: This week I learned that salmon sex literally moves mountains, and more

10/27/2017
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Earth-shattering salmon love | The secret genius of daydreaming | Our innate arachnophobia | Diagnosed with a broken heart

Duration: 00:11:25


Ep. 70: This week I learned worms can smell danger, and more

10/20/2017
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The olfactory defenses of the roundworm | Stress is ruining your diet | A fish's lament | The murderer behind the OED

Duration: 00:16:08


Ep. 69: This week I learned how female dolphins are weaponizing their vaginas to fight the underwater patriarchy, and more

10/13/2017
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How dolphins fight 'the man' | Beware the nocebo effect | The mystery of the Amber Room | Europe's radioactive pigs problem

Duration: 00:13:16


Ep. 67: This week I learned a good mood can make the flu vaccine more effective, and more

9/29/2017
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Happiness, the flu, and you | Which personality are you, cat? | The dinosaur-devouring frog | The bizarre aero-cure of the 1920s

Duration: 00:12:35


Ep. 66: This week I learned you should absolutely beat yourself up a little the next time you fail, and more

9/22/2017
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The emotional trick to dealing with failure | Lightning-inducing cargo ships | The evolution of the giraffe's long neck | The Alaskan town overrun by bald eagles

Duration: 00:11:55


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. 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. 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. 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

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