Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

Stuff You Should Know

Tue May 21 2024

J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 1

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A comprehensive summary of J. Edgar Hoover's life and career as the head of the FBI, exploring his background, reforms, expansion of forensic capabilities, public image, connections to the mafia and U.S. presidents, as well as his surveillance tactics and abuse of power.

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Sat May 18 2024

Selects: The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth

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Orson Welles' radio broadcast of War of the Worlds in 1938 caused panic and hysteria among listeners. The episode explores how the broadcast created realism, debunks the myth of mass panic, and examines the reactions and aftermath of the event.

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Thu May 16 2024

The Silurian Hypothesis

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This episode explores the possibility of ancient civilizations on Earth, the preservation of underground infrastructure, the challenges of finding evidence of ancient civilizations, geological processes, and the impacts of climate change. It discusses the Salurian hypothesis, the potential signs left behind by ancient industrialized civilizations, and the future search for evidence of past civilizations. The episode also delves into the preservation of underground structures, the world without humans, and the geological record. Additionally, it examines techno fossils, geological processes eroding evidence, and the search for ancient civilizations on Mars. Finally, it explores the impacts of climate change on Earth's geological history.

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Wed May 15 2024

Short Stuff: Zambonis!

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This episode covers the importance of choosing the right travel partner, the invention and rise of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine, innovations in Zamboni technology, and the price and reputation of Zamboni machines.

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Tue May 14 2024

NYC Trash: A study in persistence

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This episode explores the trash issues in New York City, including its history, sanitation department, challenges faced by sanitation workers, waste disposal methods, and private trash collection industry. It also includes a personal story of a house fire caused by an arsonist. The episode highlights the efforts to improve trash collection and sustainability in the city.

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Sat May 11 2024

Selects: How Stuttering Works

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This episode explores the topic of stuttering, also known as stammering or disfluency. It discusses the causes, effects, and treatment options for stuttering. The hosts share personal experiences and provide insights on how to support individuals with stutters. Famous individuals who have overcome stuttering are also mentioned.

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Thu May 09 2024

10 - Yes, 10! - Dumb Criminals

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The episode features discussions on various topics including podcasts like Mini Questions and Therapy for Black Girls, dumb criminal stories, failed break-in attempts, establishing routines for self-care, debunking urban legends, legal definitions of burglary, humorous court discussions, criminal attempts gone wrong, collar bomb heist, TV show recommendations, limited series, Fallout TV show, childhood memories, and interviews with Andy Garcia and Lou Diamond Phillips.

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Wed May 08 2024

Short Stuff: Titanic Survivors!

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This episode discusses the podcast "Conversations With Ump" hosted by Boila Duvall on the Black Effect podcast network. It also explores the survivors of the Titanic and highlights notable survivors such as Milvena Dean, Margaret Molly Brown, and Edith Rosenbaum Russell.

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Tue May 07 2024

Misophonia: More Than an Annoyance

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The episode explores misophonia, a condition where certain sounds trigger strong emotional reactions. It covers the recognition, causes, impact, coping strategies, treatment options, and personal stories related to misophonia. The episode also mentions other podcasts like 'A Really Good Cry' and 'Many Questions'.

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Sat May 04 2024

Selects: The Legends of Lost Nazi Gold

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During World War II, the Nazis resorted to looting and robbing neighboring countries due to financial constraints. The dire state of the German economy contributed to the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Efforts to locate Nazi gold continue today, with treasure hunters searching for billions of dollars' worth of lost Nazi gold scattered after the war. There are claims of Nazi gold being used to fund a fourth Reich in South America.

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