Stuff You Should Know

Society & Culture

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.

Olympic Torches: Remember Those?

13 August 2020

Back in the pre-pandemic days we had a sporting event called The Olympic Games. And at those games there was an opening ceremony that featured the lighting of a cauldron from a torch. Let's chat about that, eh? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: The Return of Bill Gates!

12 August 2020

Our old pal Bill Gates is back for a very special short stuff where we talk all about Covid vaccines and therapeutics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Pirate Radio: Mavericks on the High Seas

11 August 2020

Pirate radio started out in England as a way to sidestep the regulations of Big Radio. While outlawed, it still exists today in the UK and America. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How The Moonwalk Works

8 August 2020

When Michael Jackson debuted the moonwalk in 1983 the world was enrapt. The dance goes back farther, to the 1930s, and pops up again in the 50s, before reappearing via mimes and West Coast poppers in the 70s. Follow the circuitous route of an iconic move in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How Miniature Golf Works

6 August 2020

Playing miniature golf is a very fun thing to do and, you’re about to find, learning about its origin and history is very fun as well. Join Josh and Chuck as they tee off on the mini golf story! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Jigsaw Puzzles

5 August 2020

Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Tune in to learn a few facts and figures about jigsaw puzzles right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Wasps: Not as cute as bees

4 August 2020

Wasps have a bad rap. Because their sting really hurts and they don't make honey like their cousins. But they are super cool and you shouldn't kill them. Listen and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SYSK Selects: How the Rosetta Stone Works

1 August 2020

Sometimes providence smiles on historians. Thus is the case with the Rosetta stone, an ancient Egyptian tablet that served as the key for unlocking hieroglyphics, lost to time for a millennia. In this classic episode, learn about the international intrigue, rivalry to translate it and the luck that led to the founding of Egyptology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

How Soap Works

30 July 2020

Soap is a miraculous substance – and mysterious too: we have no idea how humans first figured out to make it. We lived with soap for millennia before we thought to use it to wash ourselves with it, but once we did a love affair with cleanliness was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Short Stuff: Habsburg Jaw

29 July 2020

The Habsburg Jaw is the result of inbreeding. But what is it? Click play and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers