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Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole. New episode every Sunday! [Content Warning: Language, comic mischief, weird stuff]
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May 28, 202305:14
Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, sinking 2 days later. Over the next 87 days, millions of barrels of oil leaked into the ocean — the economic & environmental impact of which many are still reeling from today.


May 21, 202313:31
Is Internet Access a Human Right?

Is Internet Access a Human Right?

If you live in a country where access to the Internet is a part of your daily life, you might not have considered what it would mean to lose that access—or never have had it at all. 

May 14, 202303:40
Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde

Is #MercuryRetrograde a thing or do we just want to believe it's a thing? 

May 07, 202305:43
Naming Your Kentucky Derby Racehorse

Naming Your Kentucky Derby Racehorse

#KentuckyDerby racehorses are majestic & expensive beasts worthy of our admiration — and yet we give them names like "Tit'n Your Girdle." Here's how (not) to name your thoroughbred.
Apr 30, 202307:58
Titanic Part II: The Tale of Dorothy Gibson

Titanic Part II: The Tale of Dorothy Gibson

Part 2 of this weekend's #Titanic episode is about one of the survivors: silent film star Dorothy Gibson who wrote (& starred in) the *first* movie about the Titanic a century before James Cameron's epic — and just months after the disaster.
Apr 23, 202304:59
Titanic: Part I

Titanic: Part I

This weekend marks the 111th anniversary of the #Titanic sinking. The disaster launched a thousand ships (if unanswered questions & conspiracy theories are ships) that still compel us over a century later.

Apr 16, 202319:47
What's the Most Popular Birthday?

What's the Most Popular Birthday?

Not mine lol 

Apr 09, 202304:49
The Picture of Everything

The Picture of Everything

An artist named Howard Hallis has spent the last decade painting a massive picture of literally everything.

Apr 02, 202304:33
Why Does Grapefruit Mess With Meds?

Why Does Grapefruit Mess With Meds?

The interaction was discovered in a study where the juice was used to mask the taste of alcohol.

Mar 26, 202305:04
Sexy Moths

Sexy Moths

Put on some slow, sexy, saxophone riffs and leave your porch light on tonight to help Hot Single Poplar Hawk Moths in your area get it on. It's literally their reason for living. #TagUrMothPorn

Mar 19, 202305:49
The Americanization of St. Patrick's Day

The Americanization of St. Patrick's Day

In Ireland, #StPatricksDay was just a minor religious holiday for centuries — and not one that involved drinking. Then Americans appropriated it in the 1960s and now we have the #shamrockshake

Mar 12, 202304:23
The Kentucky Meat Shower

The Kentucky Meat Shower

 So, meat pieces fell from the sky in Kentucky once. 

Mar 05, 202305:21
Why Are Giraffes So Damn Long?

Why Are Giraffes So Damn Long?

Everything you never knew you wanted to know about giraffes: the even-toed ungulates formerly known as CAMELEOPARDS.

Feb 26, 202313:19
Indelible Pencils

Indelible Pencils

"Indelible pencils" or copying pencils were popular for a time in the 1870s because they made it possible to easily make copies of handwritten documents. Which would have been great — except they turned out to be poisonous.
Feb 19, 202305:26
Who Invented Conversation Heart Candies?

Who Invented Conversation Heart Candies?

We have a frustrated pharmacist to thank for the chalk-and-talk-tastic Valentine's Day candy. 

Feb 12, 202307:44
The Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster

The Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster

20 years ago, the Columbia space shuttle disaster resulted in the deaths of 7 human crew members, but there were survivors: small worms that had been involved in an onboard experiment somehow survived the impact & extreme heat.

Feb 05, 202309:51
The Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock

This year the Doomsday Clock is the closest to midnight it's ever been. 1991 was the best year: we were ~7 minutes away. 

Jan 29, 202303:30
What Is Wind Chill?

What Is Wind Chill?

Y'know how your weather app gives you the temperature outside but then warns you that it'll *feel like* a much colder temp, thus upping your risk of FROSTBITE? We're debunking the ol' New England adage, "Don't fuck with the wind chill, fam."

Jan 24, 202304:56
"Cold Sunday"

"Cold Sunday"

On January 17th, 1982 hundreds of U.S. cities broke records for low temperatures — many of which still stand today. Near Tower, Minnesota, temps dropped to -52 °F (-47 °C).

Jan 15, 202302:30
Mrs. Röntgen's Skeleton Hand

Mrs. Röntgen's Skeleton Hand

In 1901, Wilhelm Röntgen became the first person to win the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of X-rays. The famous image he captured was of his wife's hand. Upon seeing her skeletal fingers, she gasped: "I have seen my death."

Jan 08, 202306:26
2023 Predictions: Let’s Do Cannibalism!

2023 Predictions: Let’s Do Cannibalism!

What’s in store for 2023? The Antichrist, war, space disasters, and cannibalism!

Jan 01, 202311:09
Santa's Evil Twin

Santa's Evil Twin

The Christmas devil! A yuletide bastard if there ever was on! It's KRAMPUS. Obviously, this episode is rated R.

Dec 25, 202204:53
How The Flu Kills You

How The Flu Kills You

SPOILER: You don't technically die from the flu. ⚰️😷
Dec 18, 202207:40
Why Figure Skating Is All Physics

Why Figure Skating Is All Physics

Step 1: Listen to this week's episode on the physics of figure skating.

Step 2: Use Disney+ to watch Ice Princess (2005) (hashtagnotspons)

Dec 11, 202206:13
Do Other Planets Have Rainbows?

Do Other Planets Have Rainbows?

This episode is for one of our young listeners, Elena, who asked about rainbows. We know the recipe for them here on Earth, but what about elsewhere in the universe? 

Dec 04, 202203:53
Does Silver Disinfect Itself?

Does Silver Disinfect Itself?

This week we're revisiting an important infection-preventing question from Very Special Episodes of COVID Holidays past: Does your Nana's sterling silver really disinfect itself?

Nov 27, 202205:16
Black Friday's History of Violence

Black Friday's History of Violence

Here's why cops in Philadelphia in the 1960s started calling the day after Thansksgiving "Black Friday."
Nov 20, 202205:55
"Thrashed by a Lady Cyclist"

"Thrashed by a Lady Cyclist"

Remember when the Internet found a story in an old-timey British tabloid about a young lady who "used her fists in a scientific fashion" when she was harassed while biking?

Nov 13, 202202:52
Why Are We Still Doing Daylight Savings Time?!

Why Are We Still Doing Daylight Savings Time?!

Research has shown that more daylight means MORE TIME FOR CRIME.

Nov 06, 202206:21
Horror vs. Terror

Horror vs. Terror

Do you know the difference between horror & terror? Did you know there IS a difference between horror and terror?💀👻🎃

Oct 30, 202202:60
The Origin of "Fake" Banana Flavor

The Origin of "Fake" Banana Flavor

Actually, that weird not-quite-banana flavor isn't fake!

Oct 23, 202203:27
FALL VS. AUTUMN 🍁

FALL VS. AUTUMN 🍁

Here's why this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere has two names. 

Oct 16, 202203:52
Put the Nobel Prize in an Acid Bath

Put the Nobel Prize in an Acid Bath

The Nobel Prize exists because someone mistakenly published a HORRIBLE obit for Alfred Nobel before he actually died and it made him feel like shit.

Oct 09, 202208:17
A Brief History of the Easy-Bake Oven

A Brief History of the Easy-Bake Oven

Since the 1960s, children have been cooking up a storm in their living rooms with the Easy-Bake Oven. But seriously, who authorized this?!
Oct 02, 202204:19
Schrödinger's Cat

Schrödinger's Cat

Everyone's favorite quantum mechanics thought experiment with cats and radioactivity was basically trolling Einstein. 🧠

Sep 25, 202204:56
Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning

Our BFF Rebecca is one of the ~5 % of people on Earth who have witnessed the phenomenon of BALL LIGHTING. After Googling, we just decided to have her tell us about it instead. (Content Warning: Swearing and Excited Rambling)
Sep 18, 202212:18
The Queen's English

The Queen's English

If you're a non-Brit watching The Crown and you're like, "Why are they talking like that?" than this episode is for you.
Sep 11, 202207:38
Could You Smoke a Cigarette in Space?

Could You Smoke a Cigarette in Space?

Is it fact or an ~urban space legend~ that you can't be an astronaut if you've ever smoked menthol cigarettes because it'll make your lungs explode?
Sep 04, 202204:52
How Do Chip Cards Work?

How Do Chip Cards Work?

Automated chip card technology has been around since the 1960s, but many places are only getting the credit card readers *now.*
Aug 28, 202204:36
An Itsy-Bitsy History of the Bikini

An Itsy-Bitsy History of the Bikini

The first bikini debuted in 1946 just a few days after the U.S. started testing the atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll (for which the swimsuit was named). How's that for ~SEO strategy?
Aug 21, 202213:06
Why Does the Perseid Meteor Shower Happen Every Year?

Why Does the Perseid Meteor Shower Happen Every Year?

If you happened to catch the #perseidmeteorshower this week you have a specific and vaguely terrifying comet to thank!
Aug 14, 202203:36
SORBET vs. SHERBET

SORBET vs. SHERBET

What IS the difference between 𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘣𝘦𝘵 and 𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘦𝘵? Well, it depends on where you live. Oh, and it's not *SHER𝘽𝙀𝙍𝙏* (you can thank the Big Band ditty "Shoot the Sherbet to Me Herbert" for that mispronunciation).
Aug 07, 202205:20
Shapeshifting River Dolphins

Shapeshifting River Dolphins

There are dolphins in the Amazon River.

Jul 31, 202202:47
A Brief History of Public Pools

A Brief History of Public Pools

America’s public pools are full of bacteria and classism!
Jul 24, 202209:55
How Bee Allergies Work

How Bee Allergies Work

If you have a bee allergy, the first time you get stung isn't dangerous but the second time sure as hell is. 🐝
Jul 17, 202205:09
Why Do We Think Seeing "11:11" Means Something?

Why Do We Think Seeing "11:11" Means Something?

People sometimes make a wish if they happen to catch the exact moment a clock strikes 11:11. But why?
Jul 10, 202205:10
Margarita Burns

Margarita Burns

Squeezing limes for margaritas? Beware phytophotodermatitis ("margarita burn"). Lime juice contains phytochemicals that make your skin hypersensitive to the sun's UV rays and have been known to cause second-degree burns.
Jul 03, 202205:32
Before Jane Roe Was Sherri Finkbine

Before Jane Roe Was Sherri Finkbine

Before Jane Roe became synonymous with the fight for abortion rights, a young woman who hosted a popular children’s television show called Romper Room nearly lost it all when word got out she’d had an abortion. This is the story of Sherri Finkbine.
Jun 26, 202206:58
The Misunderstood Meyers-Briggs Personality Test

The Misunderstood Meyers-Briggs Personality Test

The MBTI personality test wasn't designed to measure aptitude—it actually measures *preference.* You might *prefer* introversion to experience the world, but that doesn't mean you're *incapable* or *lacking* extraverted qualities.
Jun 19, 202215:17
Queen Elizabeth II's Hidden Cousins

Queen Elizabeth II's Hidden Cousins

Nerissa and Katherine Bowes-Lyon, cousins of Queen Elizabeth II, were said to have died in 1940 and 1961. Then, they died again in 1986 and 2004.

Jun 12, 202208:11
The Year Without a Summer

The Year Without a Summer

The summer of 1816 was known as the Year Without a Summer in the northeast U.S. because even though it would be ~95°F during the day, at night temperatures dropped so low that Maine got HALF A FOOT OF SNOW IN JUNE.
Jun 05, 202203:25
Did Hawaii Ban Sunscreen?

Did Hawaii Ban Sunscreen?

Yes, Hawaii banned some sunscreens that are hurting coral reefs. No, that does not mean you should stop wearing sunscreen. Humans, coral—we're all just trying to live through global warming, OK???
May 29, 202208:26
Asymmetric Insight

Asymmetric Insight

Thanks to a cognitive bias known as asymmetric insight, we tend to think we know other people better than they know us—or even that we know other people better than they know themselves.

May 22, 202211:32
"Supermoons"

"Supermoons"

So, in 2022, we're only getting a "supermoon" but back in 2018 we had a SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON. If you're a cryptid, it was a great time to emerge from the woods and terrorize the locals. 

May 15, 202203:57
Mothers Against Decapentaplegic

Mothers Against Decapentaplegic

You've heard of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, now get ready for MOTHERS AGAINST DECAPENTAPLEGIC!
May 08, 202204:25
Elizabeth Hughes' 42,000 Insulin Injections

Elizabeth Hughes' 42,000 Insulin Injections

Insulin has been saving lives for over 100 years. But one of the first Americans to be saved by the miracle drug, Elizabeth Hughes Gossett, never wanted you to know.

May 01, 202207:13
Who Invented Play-Doh?

Who Invented Play-Doh?

Yes, you can technically eat Play-Doh—but it’s not gluten-free!

Apr 24, 202205:43
How Egg Hatching Works

How Egg Hatching Works

#EasterSunday is the perfect day to contemplate the nanostructure of eggshells, which baby chicks must violently peck their way out of in order to enter the world.
Apr 17, 202204:53
Living Wills

Living Wills

According to a 2016 study, even though we've been promoting advance directives & living wills for over 50 years, only about a third of U.S. adults have one.
Apr 10, 202206:11
Phantom Time Hypothesis

Phantom Time Hypothesis

So, there’s a theory that 200-ish years in the Middle Ages never happened...but like, don’t worry about it.
Apr 03, 202203:45
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster

The true legacy the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers left behind was an uprising of women who fought for worker's rights and a union in the year before the tragic fire claimed their lives.
Mar 27, 202210:34
Silica Gel Packets

Silica Gel Packets

Those little silica gel packets are actually not toxic and don't work the way you think they do!
Mar 06, 202204:01
Russia's Secret Nuclear Tests at "The Polygon"

Russia's Secret Nuclear Tests at "The Polygon"

50 years of secret nuclear testing at Semipalatinsk (“the Polygon”) is still making people in Kazakhstan ill. The nuclear fallout Russia never wanted anyone to know about was worse than Chernobyl.

Feb 27, 202209:46
The Futurist Manifesto

The Futurist Manifesto

Marinetti's #futurist manifesto was published more than 100 years ago. While it's an interesting read be warned: it's a lil' heavy on fascism & museum-hating.
Feb 20, 202208:43
"Roses are red. . ."

"Roses are red. . ."

 #HappyValentinesDay! So, who came up with that horticulturally-inaccurate "Roses are red, violets are blue. . ." ditty anyway? 

Feb 13, 202203:28
What Is Curling?

What Is Curling?

During every Winter Olympics we ask the same question: What the hell is CURLING?
Feb 06, 202204:53
How to Survive Getting Sucked Into a Black Hole

How to Survive Getting Sucked Into a Black Hole

Trapped in a black hole? If you're at the edge of the Cauchy horizon, maybe you could hitch a ride on a space elephant.
Jan 30, 202204:19
The Poet Bandit

The Poet Bandit

In the wild west a "gentleman bandit" named Charles Boles was known for being polite, robbing stagecoaches on foot instead of horseback, never shooting a gun, rockin' a dapper aesthetic & the poems he left behind.

Jan 23, 202212:12
What Do You Say When Someone Sneezes?

What Do You Say When Someone Sneezes?

Whatever the reason for ya sneezin' (which may or may not sound like "AH-CHOO") there are also many ways to respond when someone sneezes: "bless you," "Gesundheit," or "SORRY" (in case it's not ragweed, but rather, a sign of your impending death).
Jan 16, 202206:30
How Narcan Works

How Narcan Works

In the context of America's opioid epidemic, you've probably been hearing a lot about Narcan. But the "miracle drug" isn't new. It's actually been around since the 1960s. So how does it work? And can anyone use it to save a life?

Jan 09, 202209:38
22 Weird Facts About 2022
Jan 02, 202207:01
Undecember

Undecember

Well, it's been another shitty year so it's probably fine that we didn't end up making Undecember, the 13th month of the year, a thing.

Dec 26, 202104:40
The WOW! Signal

The WOW! Signal

In 1977, the so-called "WOW! Signal" was heard by the Big Ear radio telescope at Ohio State University...and everyone thought it was aliens.

Dec 19, 202103:39
Scary Thanksgiving Parades

Scary Thanksgiving Parades

Thanksgiving used to mean "ragamuffin parades" but now it's just all about that giant, expensive, inflatable Snoopy. 

Nov 24, 202103:37
Do Eclipses Mess With Solar Power?

Do Eclipses Mess With Solar Power?

An eclipse is pretty cool unless you don't like being in the dark. 

Nov 21, 202104:06
How Master Keys Work

How Master Keys Work

"Master keys" are actually part of a much larger hierarchal system of keying. Master keys can be "Grand" or "Great Grand" (like grandpas) depending on how many lower key systems they can unlock.
Nov 14, 202112:03
When Clowns Kill
Oct 24, 202104:15
The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles

LISTENER CALL-IN! How were the weird and beautiful Pinnacles of the Western Australian desert formed?

Oct 03, 202105:04
The Pollock Twins

The Pollock Twins

After their daughters died in a car accident, the Pollocks had twin baby girls that they became convinced were the reincarnated souls of their children who died.

Sep 26, 202109:30
How Do Coupons Work?

How Do Coupons Work?

Ever wondered how coupons work? The whole cycle (from when you hand your $1 coupon to the cashier to when the store gets reimbursed by the manufacturer) takes about a month.

Sep 19, 202111:01
The Legend of "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn"

The Legend of "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn"

"For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn." — said literally everyone but Hemingway, ever.

Sep 12, 202105:08
Why It's Weird That Americans Refrigerate Milk

Why It's Weird That Americans Refrigerate Milk

America is one of the only places where you'll find milk in the cold aisle of a grocery store. The rest of the world just puts it on a regular, unrefrigerated shelf. How's that possible?

Sep 05, 202103:51
Guest Episode: Hamburgers
Aug 22, 202111:25
Do Lobsters Feel Pain?

Do Lobsters Feel Pain?

Do lobsters feel pain when they get dropped into a pot of boiling water or are we (looking at you, Switzerland) just anthropomorphizing them?

Aug 08, 202105:09
Who Invented the Equal Sign (=)?

Who Invented the Equal Sign (=)?

Robert Recorde invented the equals sign (=) because he got HECKIN' TIRED of having to write "is equal to" over and over again when he was creating mathematical texts for non-Latin reading folk in the 16th century England.

Aug 01, 202107:04
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

13 works worth $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Their empty frames still hang in the museum as placeholders.

Jul 25, 202104:22
The Golden Blood Type

The Golden Blood Type

Could you have the rarest blood type in the world? If you have the golden blood type, all the more reason to become a blood donor.

Jul 18, 202105:55
New York's 6-Million-Year-Old Caves

New York's 6-Million-Year-Old Caves

Not saying these caverns turned out to be a portal to hell or another dimension, but...

Jul 11, 202108:28
Italics (feat. font designer Brian Willson)

Italics (feat. font designer Brian Willson)

This week we're discussing italic font (which is not the same as ~oblique) with typography designer Brian Willson. 

Jun 27, 202104:01
COLOSSAL SQUID

COLOSSAL SQUID

It’s #CephalopodWeek! Have some giant squid content! Not big enough for ya? Have some COLOSSAL SQUID CONTENT!!!

Jun 20, 202105:06
The Swedish Hotline Riots

The Swedish Hotline Riots

Pre group chat = party lines. In the 1980s, a bunch of Swedish teens used one to plan IRL meetup that went viral.

Jun 06, 202103:51
Why Do We Yawn?

Why Do We Yawn?

Also, important: how do fish yawn?

May 30, 202106:09
Triggers vs. "Glimmers"
May 23, 202105:43
Kick 'em Jenny

Kick 'em Jenny

Um, best name for a volcano ever???

May 16, 202103:15
All About Centipedes

All About Centipedes

These bugs are millions of years old and have too many damn legs!

May 09, 202104:21
How Disease Eradication Works

How Disease Eradication Works

What does it take to get rid of an infectious disease forever? Could we ever eradicate COVID?

Apr 18, 202109:27
Can Plants See?

Can Plants See?

Plants do have senses—in a sense.

Apr 04, 202105:20
The Man Who Stuck His Head in a Particle Accelerator

The Man Who Stuck His Head in a Particle Accelerator

Anatoli Bugorski stuck his head in a particle accelerator and LIVED — but that's not even the strangest part of this story.

Mar 28, 202106:41
Spiro Agnew

Spiro Agnew

I have no logical explanation for this but my first thought upon waking today was SPIRO AGNEW! Was not expecting this Wikihole to lead to Frank Sinatra, but here we are.

Mar 21, 202104:05
A Lil' Mars Music

A Lil' Mars Music

This week our friend Chelsea Gohd aka Foxanne, senior writer at Space.com and an analog astronaut, is here to talk about how she recorded a song with the first sounds ever from Mars with some help from the Perseverance Rover. Be sure to check out her debut EP: It's real (I knew it).

Mar 14, 202106:58
Foods That Can Poison/Kill You

Foods That Can Poison/Kill You

You might want to reconsider that slow cooker recipe with red kidney beans.

Mar 07, 202105:04
Ribena

Ribena

In the early 1900s, the U.S. banned blackcurrants because the seeds were vectors for a fungus that threatened the logging industry. That means that most Americans have never tasted blackcurrant. Which means they've never experienced RIBENA.

Feb 21, 202104:29
License Plates

License Plates

Call in with your best vanity plate idea!

Feb 07, 202104:42
Can You Erase Someone From History?

Can You Erase Someone From History?

You might want to, but is it possible? Or advisable?

Jan 10, 202103:53
Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

You can sing a tipsy rendition of it with your friends tonight to ring in the #newyear but elsewhere in the world, Auld Lang Syne pops up at funerals and...closing time at your local watering hole.

Dec 31, 202002:09
SNURFING

SNURFING

You can never unlearn that "snowboarding" began as "SNURFING."

Dec 27, 202002:22
A Generous History of Secret Santa

A Generous History of Secret Santa

The tradition has worldwide appeal, but there's actually one generous dude who was *the* Secret Santa.

Dec 20, 202012:34
Why You Hear Better When It's Cold Out

Why You Hear Better When It's Cold Out

You're not imagining it.

Dec 13, 202003:11
Operation Tamarisk

Operation Tamarisk

Cold War-era dumpster diving at Soviet HQ revealed they were wiping their butts with intel.

Dec 06, 202003:52
Banshees

Banshees

Ahead of Halloween, let's learn all about banshees & the not-so-subtle art of keening.

Oct 25, 202003:25
Saturday Night Massacre

Saturday Night Massacre

On the night of October 20, 1973 (a Saturday), a series of events unfolded that culminated in what became known as Watergate.
Oct 18, 202005:31
Can Licorice Kill You?

Can Licorice Kill You?

The most popular use of licorice is *not* for candy, though it can be dangerous if you eat enough of it. (ALSO: Sorry for the audio, I need a new pop screen for my mic!) 

Sep 27, 202004:28
The Penguin That Never Existed

The Penguin That Never Existed

In the '80s researchers identified a new penguin…or did they?
Sep 20, 202002:52
The Carrington Event

The Carrington Event

In September of 1859, The Carrington Event solar flare caused telegraph systems to literally shock their operators.
Sep 13, 202005:45
The Fenn Treasure

The Fenn Treasure

Last week the mysterious #FennTreasure was found deep in the Rocky Mountains after a decade of intriguing puzzles, poetry, and DEATH. ☠

Jun 15, 202016:54
Where is JFK's Brain?
May 25, 202005:03
Did This Woman Give Birth to *69* Kids?

Did This Woman Give Birth to *69* Kids?

Happy Mother's Day! Did this woman really have ~69 children? Is that humanly possible? Also...why?

May 11, 202006:36
Self-Experimenting Med Student Wins Nobel Prize (eventually).

Self-Experimenting Med Student Wins Nobel Prize (eventually).

For #ValentinesDay take your display of love to the next level and catheterize your own heart like Werner Forßmann.

Feb 10, 202005:09
England's Biracial Queen

England's Biracial Queen

Before Meghan Markle, Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz shook up the ultra-white House of Windsor. 

Jan 13, 202013:40
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Imagine buying a balloon that costs more than a house. 

Nov 25, 201905:47
What is Gender?
Nov 18, 201906:20
Presidential Park

Presidential Park

Is this creepy abandoned park full of presidential busts in Virginia a symbol for our crumbling democracy?!

Oct 14, 201903:35
Wanna guest host?

Wanna guest host?

Just wanted to introduce myself?? And also give you the chance to guest host! 

More about me/my book/my dog here: abbynormanwriter.com

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Sep 07, 201911:15
The Chappaquiddick Incident

The Chappaquiddick Incident

The Moon Landing was the best thing that ever happened to Ted Kennedy.
Jul 16, 201914:41
Leaked! The Pentagon Papers

Leaked! The Pentagon Papers

A historic journalistic endeavor that required an epic amount of Xeroxing.
Jun 10, 201906:51
An Abridged History of Audiobooks
Apr 03, 201908:07
Area Code: (321)

Area Code: (321)

 Which county in the United States has area code 321? And why is that the case? 

Feb 03, 201901:52
Another year already?!

Another year already?!

"The years start coming and they don't stop coming." — Aristotle
Dec 31, 201813:00
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Drummers

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Drummers

Well, monkeys.

Dec 25, 201805:43
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Pipers

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Pipers

BAG PIPERS THAT IS
Dec 24, 201806:04
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Swans

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Swans

Ok but like...swans are elegant and mean. 🦢
Dec 23, 201804:31
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Lords

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Lords

Not leaping, just lording.
Dec 23, 201805:01
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Ladies Dancing

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Ladies Dancing

And centuries of institutionalized misogyny!
Dec 23, 201807:20
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Milkmaids

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Milkmaids

And infectious disease!
Dec 22, 201807:26
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Silly Goose

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Silly Goose

Okay, taking a little detour on this because fuck birds. Why do we call people a "silly goose?"
Dec 20, 201805:29
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Golden Rings

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Golden Rings

OK NO BIRDS TODAY. Also: wedding bands.
Dec 19, 201805:54
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Calling Birds

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Calling Birds

Well, I guess birds would have to call because they sure as hell can't text.
Dec 18, 201804:36
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: French hens

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: French hens

OH GOD MORE BIRBS I'M SO SORRY
Dec 17, 201804:15
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Turtle Doves

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Turtle Doves

Oh look ... more birds.
Dec 16, 201804:48
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Partridges/Pear Trees

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS: Partridges/Pear Trees

We've all been mishearing "pear trees" for like 10,000 years.
Dec 15, 201805:33
12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS!

12 DAYS OF P❄DMAS!

Each day between now and December 25th we're unpacking a lyric to the 12 Days of Christmas! #MerryPodmas
Dec 14, 201806:55
Sputnik in Wisconsin

Sputnik in Wisconsin

In 1962 a hunk of Russian space junk landed in the middle of a street in Wisconsin. What was the U.S. to do? This was Cold War-era Space Race time, so they weren't gonna call up the Soviet Union like: "It's 10 PM do you know where your Sputnik is?"
Oct 05, 201809:21
Heat Lightning: Not Real

Heat Lightning: Not Real

ヽHEAT`、`LIGHTNINGヽ`ヽヽ IS
ヽヽFAKEヽ`ヽ`、`NEWSヽ`
Sep 13, 201802:40
Statelessness

Statelessness

Technically, you can turn in your social security card and renounce your U.S. citizenship just because you want to (but maybe don't).
Sep 10, 201805:05
How Treason Works

How Treason Works

What's happened (or is happening or might happen) between Trump & Putin, between the U.S. & Russia, is unethical, illegal, and unprecedented — but here's the reason it's *not* treason.
Aug 26, 201811:37
Computers before computers with guest host Jonathan Blade

Computers before computers with guest host Jonathan Blade

Guest host Johnathan Blade is diving deep into "computers before computers." Find him on YouTube Johnathanblade1 where he makes videos about “commercial tech-related content and film reviews, with a focus on mostly mobile editing.”
Aug 12, 201804:38
Point(ing) of Interest with guest host Chris Thrasher

Point(ing) of Interest with guest host Chris Thrasher

Ever wondered why we point at things? Or how dogs *know* we're pointing at a thing? Guest host Chris Thrasher has answers.
Aug 12, 201805:18
Death by Watermelon with guest host Lydia Sigwarth

Death by Watermelon with guest host Lydia Sigwarth

Guest host Lydia Sigwarth is going to tell you about some of the most morbidly fascinating (ha — see what we did there?) deaths in history. SPOILER ALTER: Watermelons appear more than once.
Aug 12, 201806:56
Catatumbo Lightning with guest host Pedro Graterol

Catatumbo Lightning with guest host Pedro Graterol

Guest host Pedo Graterol is going to tell you about one of the coolest and strangest phenomena of his home country, Venezuela: Catatumbo lightning!
Aug 12, 201804:60
Jupiter's Weird New Moons with guest host Chelsea Gohd

Jupiter's Weird New Moons with guest host Chelsea Gohd

Guest host Chelsea Gohd (aka Foxanne) explains everything you wanted to know about Jupiter's weird AF new (to us, anyway) moons. Also, be sure to check out her EP & catch her on tour!
Aug 12, 201807:05
Cervical Mucus with guest host Amanda Laird

Cervical Mucus with guest host Amanda Laird

Guest host Amanda Laird of the Heavy Flow Podcast made sure to include this image from “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” along with today’s a-rousing episode!
Aug 12, 201806:17
THE CRY CLOSET with guest hosts The RDR Show

THE CRY CLOSET with guest hosts The RDR Show

Today’s guest hosts Keven & Jofre of the Rant Debate and Repeat Show (The RDR Show on Anchor) are discussing Utah University's "cry closet" which you may not have realized is A THING THAT HAPPENED.
Aug 12, 201808:29
The Dewey Decimal System with guest host Lily Jenness

The Dewey Decimal System with guest host Lily Jenness

Guest host Lily Jenness, a librarian-in-training, artist, and writer from southern Indiana is here to tell you all about the clusterfuck that is the Dewey Decimal System!
Aug 12, 201806:16
What is "Ki?" with guest host Jacquard Isaiah Wyze

What is "Ki?" with guest host Jacquard Isaiah Wyze

Guest host Jacquard Isaiah Wyze @OmegaOneYT is explaining the life force known as Ki. No, not “chi” — and if you remember Dragon Ball Z you already know this!
Aug 12, 201804:18
Guest episode: Moxie LaBouche from This Is Your Brain on Facts

Guest episode: Moxie LaBouche from This Is Your Brain on Facts

Explore a wealth of fun facts with guest host is Moxie LaBouche, former burlesque dancer who turned her creative powers toward podcasting as a way to vent the wealth of useless information that clogs up her brain, which she does on her podcast: This Is Your Brain on Facts!
Aug 12, 201804:20
The 27 Club

The 27 Club

Why did so many famous musicians die at the age of 27? Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, Cobain & Winehouse are among the most notable, but the "27 Club" has over ~60 members to date. 

Apr 11, 201806:51