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How Down Syndrome Works

December 01, 2022 0:57:3 11.44 MB ( 43.36 MB less) Downloads: 0

People with Down syndrome lead rich, complex lives like any other human, but it’s only been in the last few decades that everyone else stopped persecuting them long enough to notice this. As a result, both their IQ and their life expectancy skyrocketed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Stuff: Goosebumps

November 30, 2022 0:14:50 3.12 MB ( 11.13 MB less) Downloads: 0

Goosebumps are a pretty cool evolutionary holdover from our earlier days as furry beasts. Don't believe us? Listen in. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Peripersonal Space: Humans’ Got Talent

November 29, 2022 0:54:27 10.77 MB ( 41.54 MB less) Downloads: 0

The space around you that you can reach with your arms is a very special place. It’s where we interact with reality. And although we are so good at using it we don’t give it a second thought, our ability to use it is one our most amazing abilities.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Selects: How Umami Works!

November 26, 2022 0:36:14 7.38 MB ( 27.44 MB less) Downloads: 0

For millennia humans have recognized four tastes, but in the 1980s a fifth taste first isolated in Japan gained worldwide acceptance - and took off like a rocket! Learn about meaty, musty, savory umami in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Roller Skating: Fun and Cool

November 24, 2022 0:47:47 45.91 MB Downloads: 0

The Victorians were the first to go bonkers for roller skating and since then the pastime has had bursts of popularity every few decades. Over the years skaters have come up with some amazing things to do on skates that go way beyond just going in circles.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Stuff: Liquid Paper

November 23, 2022 0:12:48 12.31 MB Downloads: 0

Correction fluid goes by many names, but the OG was Liquid Paper. And it has a pretty cool origin story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Typewriters: Mechanical Brilliance

November 22, 2022 0:55:49 53.61 MB Downloads: 0

Chuck loves typewriters because he loves mechanical brilliance. Dive into the cool history of these amazing machines today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Selects: How Dark Money Works

November 19, 2022 0:48:17 46.38 MB Downloads: 0

Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2010 in the Citizens United case that political contributions are speech and should be protected, the floodgates of anonymous political contributions have opened. But does absolute funding corrupt absolutely? Find out in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Did Shakespeare really write all that stuff?

November 17, 2022 0:55:4 52.89 MB Downloads: 0

The question of Shakespeare's authorship has been around since at least the mid-1800s. Is there anything to it? We'll dig in to this dense topic to find out.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Stuff: Incomplete Yawns

November 16, 2022 0:10:10 9.78 MB Downloads: 0

Is there anything – anything – worse than a yawn you can’t finish? It’s hard to think of anything else and as your obsession with yawning like a normal human being grows it only becomes more difficult. Why? Why?!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Sordid History of Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

November 15, 2022 0:56:36 54.37 MB Downloads: 0

When it comes to pre-wedding festivities, bachelor and bachelorette parties take the penis-shaped cake. Learn all about these sordid affairs today.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Selects: Finders Keepers: Real Law

November 12, 2022 0:38:50 37.32 MB Downloads: 0

You know that heartbreak of the schoolyard – finders keepers, losers weepers? That’s actual law in a great many grown up places. Enter the murky legal world of finding something that belongs to someone else, from buried treasure to a misplaced ring. Learn all about it in this classic episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How Owls Work

November 10, 2022 0:51:55 49.87 MB Downloads: 0

It’s time for another great animal episode and in this one we swoop into the world of owls – nature’s greatest silent predator who (hooo) also look very cute and intelligent. Not to mention they can turn their heads 270 degrees.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Stuff: Dodleston Messages

November 09, 2022 0:14:13 13.68 MB Downloads: 0

It’s not everyday that a message from the 16th century appears on a computer from the 1980s, so when that happened it caught an English couple’s attention and launched a still-unresolved mystery  - across tiiiiiiime!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What's so important about legal precedent?

November 08, 2022 0:51:17 49.27 MB Downloads: 0

Legal precedent is an odd thing. It matters, but it isn't codified. There are advantages and disadvantages. Let's all dive in and take at STARE DECISIS today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.