Every Little Thing

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 Aug 16, 2018

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 Aug 2, 2018
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One of my favorite podcasts!

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ARRRRR pirate peg legs really a thing? Do dogs have belly buttons? How old is Winnie the Pooh? ELT is here to answer your burning questions. If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to elt@gimletmedia.com. Every Little Thing is produced Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.

Episode Date
What Do Dogs Say When They Bark?
1452
<br><br>Is it possible to interpret what dogs are saying when they bark? We have the tools to help you do some ruff decoding. Plus, listeners share their real-life, unconventional Lassie stories.<br><br>Guests: Dog bark researchers <a href="http://etologia.elte.hu/en/cv-peter-pongracz-phd-teacher-with-habilitation/">Péter Pongrácz</a> and <a href="http://karlssonlab.org/about/people/kathryn-lord/">Kathryn Lord</a>; behavioral scientist <a href="http://www.behaviorworks.org/">Susan Friedman.</a><br><br>Thanks to dog callers Jacob, Alan, Katie R., Katie K., and Oren — and to everyone who sent in their pet stories.<br><br>Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line #(833) RING ELT.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to<a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers"> gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a>
Aug 13, 2018
WTF Do the ⏹ 🔼 ⏺ on My 👕 Tag Mean?
1744
Plus, koala fingerprints, lobster pee and other hot facts.<br><br>There are mysterious symbols inside your tee-shirt -- do you know what they mean? ELT reveals the secrets of The DaLaundry Code. Plus, lobsters pee from their faces, and other cocktail party fodder from our fact buddy exchange. <br><br>Guests: <a href="http://www.johnlangdon.net/">Symbol whisperer</a> John Langdon; Pascale Florant of <a href="http://www.ginetex.net/GB/labelling/care-symbols.asp">GINETEX</a>; Patrick A. Ayers of <a href="https://vartest.com/">Vartest Labs</a>.<br>Thanks to laundry caller Ellen, Fran Kozen of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, and to our fact buddies Josh, Angela, Greg, Olivia, Chad, Kathryn, Rachel, Amber, Ivy and Lia.&nbsp; <br><br>Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line #(833) RING ELT.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Aug 06, 2018
How to Spot a Spy
1455
Does that person sitting next to you on the airplane REALLY work in IT? Plus, a tribute to the bedazzled sausage of the desert southwest, and more fun with pirates.<br><br>Guests: ex-CIA operative Robert Baer, gila meister <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/biology/dr-daniel-d-beck">Dan Beck</a>, and lady pirate expert <a href="https://laurasookduncombe.wordpress.com/about/">Laura Sook Duncombe</a>.<br>Special thanks to callers “anonymous” and Eric — and to all of the listeners who sent us pirate questions.&nbsp;<br>Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line: #(833) RING ELT.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a>&nbsp;<br><br>
Jul 16, 2018
The Genius of Birds: Live From the Aspen Ideas Festival
1419
Some birds can fashion tools and create tiny works of art, so why do we always underestimate their bird brains? In this panel discussion, recorded at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival, Flora talks with writer Jennifer Ackerman and crow expert Alex Taylor about the genius of birds.&nbsp; <br><br>Guests: writer Jennifer Ackerman and New Caledonian crow expert Alex Taylor.<br><br>Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line #(833) RING ELT.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a>
Jul 09, 2018
Do Scarecrows Scare Crows?
1343
ELT goes into the mind of a crow to find out if scarecrows work. Plus, a look at how clowns protect their clown IP with fact buddy Prashanth Venkat<br><br>Guests: <a href="https://www.lovelybuttons.com/home.html">Julie "Lovely Buttons" Varholdt</a>; crow expert <a href="http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/">Kevin McGowan</a>. Thanks to <a href="http://www.charliethejugglingclown.com/">Bruce Johnson</a> (aka "Charlie the Juggling Clown") and <a href="http://www.shoeschool.com/">Alan Zerobnick</a> (aka “Zerbo the Clown” and “The Shoemaker to the Clowns"). Thanks also to callers Brian and Jordan.<br><br>Find a link to the clown egg photos on our show page, and on <a href="https://twitter.com/eltshow">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/eltshow/">Facebook</a>.<br><br>Have a question that needs answering? Call the ELT Help Line #(833) RING ELT.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jul 02, 2018
ARRRRR Pirate Peg Legs Really A Thing?
1394
Pirate historian Laura Sook Duncombe tells us about the golden age of pirates. Plus, a tunnel follow up with Dr. Mole: where do the emergency exits in underwater tunnels go?<br><br>Thanks to lady pirate expert <a href="https://laurasookduncombe.wordpress.com/">Laura Sook Duncombe</a> and tunnel afficionado <a href="http://www.drmoleinc.com/mobile-about%20gary.html">Gary Brierley</a>, aka Dr. Mole. Thank also to callers Captain Yarb and Kirsten. <br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a>
Jun 25, 2018
Are Babies Born With Tails?
1442
Plus, learn how to lie like a dad.<br><br><strong>Guests: </strong>Fake parenting expert <a href="http://www.adammansbach.com/">Adam Mansbach</a>; belly whisperer <a href="https://www.thebloatedbellywhisperer.com/">Tamara Duker Freuman</a>; bird-watcher extraordinaire <a href="http://www.anythinglarus.com/">Amar Ayyash</a>. Special thanks to Nicolas, Marisa, and everyone who called in with their Old Dad's Tales.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a>
Jun 11, 2018
Is There a Secret Sixth Taste?
1308
Is there more to your taste buds than you thought? ELT tackles a fat question. Plus, a #yesflamingo campaign update.<br><br><strong>Guests: </strong><a href="https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/nutr/directory/faculty/mattes_richard.html">Richard Mattes</a>, taste czar; <a href="https://www.sarahlaskow.com/">Sarah Laskow</a>, reporter for <a href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/">Atlas Obscura</a>. <br><br>Special thanks to caller Samantha. <br><br>*Correction: The Vegas Golden Knights mascot is not, in fact, a golden knight. It is Chance the gila monster. Our apologies to Chance and fans for the error. <br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a>
Jun 04, 2018
Are You Living With a Psychopath?
1442
Is your roommate trying to kill you? Learn how to spot the telltale signs of a psychopath.<br><br><strong>Guests:</strong> <a href="http://www.jonronson.com/">Jon Ronson</a>, author of The Psychopath Test; cat psychologist <a href="https://www.iacw.org/a/810-evawaiblinger">Eva Waiblinger</a>. Special thanks to caller Megan. <br><br>*No animals were harmed in the making of this episode. <br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a>
May 28, 2018
Who Invented the Scratch Ticket?
1536
Plus, a look at lottery history, and your strangest raffle winnings.<br><br><strong>Guests:</strong> Jonathan Cohen, lottery historian; John Koza, co-founder of Scientific Games<br><strong>Callers:</strong> John Henry, D., Lisa, Megan.&nbsp; <br><br>Hear your favorite Gimlet shows LIVE at Gimletfest this June 16-17 in Brooklyn. Buy tickets at <a href="https://gimletfest.com/?utm_source=podcast&amp;utm_medium=ELT&amp;utm_campaign=gimletfest&amp;utm_content=ELTshownotes">gimletfest.com</a>.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
May 14, 2018
The Corn Identity
1315
A kid caller pops the question: How does popcorn pop? Plus, the uncomfortable truth about baby corn.
May 07, 2018
Public Toilets: To Sit Or To Hover?
1428
Plus, how to pee in zero-G.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a>.<br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 30, 2018
Why Are Used Car Ads So INSAAANNNE?
1650
One man is to blame. Plus, vanity plates in the wild: IC A GR8 PL8.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers">gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 16, 2018
Underwater Tunnels: HOW?
1366
How they get that tunnel under there. Plus, a centuries-old scientific debate: why ice is slippery.<br><br>Guests: <a href="http://www.drmoleinc.com/mobile-about%20gary.html"><strong>Dr. Gary Brierley</strong></a> <strong>(aka Dr. Mole)</strong>, tunnel engineer, <a href="http://stm.lbl.gov/Salmeron_group/new_php/index.php"><strong>Dr. Miquel Salmeron</strong></a>, physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Special thanks to callers Nikki and Erin.<br><br>Check out the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z38JIqGDZVU">Terrifying Tunnel Video</a> referenced in today's show.
Apr 09, 2018
Do Dogs Have Belly Buttons?
1438
Plus, dog clothes: where did they come from?<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.fm/sponsors">gimlet.fm/sponsors</a>
Mar 12, 2018
How to Get Paid to Clap on TV
1483
Listener Mack asked about the unfamous people who fill empty seats at the Oscars.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.fm/sponsors">gimlet.fm/sponsors</a>
Mar 05, 2018
Why Does Music Give Us the Chills?
1564
Why do we get goosebumps from music and other emotional experiences? Plus, the strangest things to give ELT listeners goosebumps.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.fm/sponsors">gimlet.fm/sponsors</a>
Feb 19, 2018
How Old Is Winnie the Pooh?
1655
No, really - how old is he?<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.fm/sponsors">gimlet.fm/sponsors</a>
Feb 12, 2018
What Would Happen to Your Body in Space?
1858
Flora finds out what would happen if she stepped into the vacuum of outer space. Then, an (Earth) vacuum paradox to end all paradoxes: which came first, the vacuum or the carpet?<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.fm/sponsors">gimlet.fm/sponsors</a>
Jan 29, 2018
Are "Speed Enforced by Aircraft" Signs a Lie?
1560
First, Flora uncovers a feud about butterflies. Then, a question from the Help Line about aircraft patrol.<br><br>To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to <a href="http://gimlet.fm/sponsors">gimlet.fm/sponsors</a>.<br><br><br>
Jan 22, 2018
Your Bedtime is Killing You
1366
Flora stages a fact intervention with Prashanth.
Dec 18, 2017
Who is Wilhelm and Why Won’t He Stop Screaming?
1536
The history of the world’s most iconic movie scream.&nbsp;
Dec 11, 2017
The Voices Hiding in Your Favorite Movies
1831
Invisible actors create worlds of sound in everything you watch - from Jaws to The Wire.
Dec 04, 2017
How to Not Ruin Thanksgiving
1973
Tips for being the #1 guest in the history of the universe. Plus, prunes.
Nov 20, 2017
Invasion of the Self-checkout Machines
1608
Self-service began in a Piggly Wiggly 100 years ago. How’d it become a way of life?
Nov 13, 2017
The Case of the Missing Armadillos
1632
Flora answers questions from the help line about an armadillo paradox and the DaVinci Code of pasta.
Nov 06, 2017
Bonus: Zombie Flamingo
335
Flora continues to champion the flamingo.
Oct 30, 2017
Six O'Clock Soundtrack
1557
How TV news got a score.
Oct 23, 2017
Who Killed Cargo Shorts?
1717
Flora and fact buddy Prashanth talk about spiders, which leads to a cargo short investigation.<br><br>Listen to Gimlet's newest show, Uncivil, wherever you get your podcasts:<br><a href="http://gimlet.media/2ze1EE3">Apple Podcasts</a> | <a href="http://gimlet.media/2kU6iFa">Overcast</a> | <a href="http://gimlet.media/2zdcnPd">Pocketcasts</a> | <a href="http://gimlet.media/uncivilstitcherelt">Stitcher</a>
Oct 16, 2017
Celebrity Crush with Bill Nye
1763
Bill Nye the Science Guy introduces us to an obscure historical figure. Plus, we revisit the eclipse.
Oct 09, 2017
The ELT Help Line
1667
Flora and Katherine answer questions from listeners. ELT Help Line #: (347) 464-9626.
Sep 18, 2017
Rapture Chasers [Re-broadcast]
1453
To celebrate Eclipse Day, we're rebroadcasting our very first episode.
Aug 21, 2017
Introducing The Pitch
1512
We're hard at work on Season 2 of ELT. In the meantime, we thought you'd enjoy this brand new Gimlet podcast called The Pitch. On it, real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors for real money. It's high stakes and nerve-racking and really fun. We're sharing episode 2, iMirror, on which a startup founder pitches his plan to disrupt the hotel industry by changing what happens when we look in the mirror. If you enjoy it, make sure you <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pitch/id1008577710?mt=2">subscribe</a> wherever you get podcasts.
Jul 17, 2017
Chair, Misunderstood
1576
Learning to love a viral piece of furniture.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors: </strong><a href="http://wordpress.com/elt">Wordpress.com</a> | <a href="https://www.synchronyfinancial.com/index.html?resolvetemplatefordevice=true&amp;cmpid=OGOLAGIM_NEO_OLA_0001436">Synchrony Financial</a> | <a href="http://casper.com/elt">Casper</a>
Jul 03, 2017
Dewey Decimal Drama
1592
The trouble with the library cataloging system. Plus, slug-gate. <br><br><strong>Our Sponsors: </strong><a href="http:/spotify.com/podcasts">Spotify</a> | <a href="https://www.synchronyfinancial.com/index.html?resolvetemplatefordevice=true&amp;cmpid=OGOLAGIM_NEO_OLA_0001436">Synchrony Financial</a>
Jun 26, 2017
Don’t Underestimate the Flamingo
1557
Flora learns facts about the flamingo that change her. #YESflamingo<br><br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Listen to <a href="https://gimletmedia.com/mogul/">Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty</a>, a hip-hop miniseries from Gimlet Media and Loud Speakers Network. Now available wherever you get your podcasts.<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://gimlet.media/mogulapplepods">Apple Podcasts</a> | <a href="http://gimlet.media/MogulOvercast">Overcast</a> | <a href="http://pca.st/pNCl">Pocketcasts</a> | <a href="http://gimlet.media/mogulstitcher">Stitcher</a><br><br>&nbsp; <strong>Our Sponsors: <br>&nbsp; &nbsp;</strong>Ziprecruiter | <a href="https://www.synchronyfinancial.com/index.html?resolvetemplatefordevice=true&amp;cmpid=OGOLAGIM_NEO_OLA_0001436">Synchrony Financial</a> | Hello Fresh | Sonos
Jun 19, 2017
The Society on Your Face
1363
Get to know your most intimate animal companions. They already know a lot about you.<br><br>Listen to Gimlet's newest show, <a href="https://gimletmedia.com/thepitch/">The Pitch</a>, on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen!<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br><br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/ELTCasper">Casper</a> – Get $50 towards any mattress purchase by visiting <a href="http://gimlet.media/ELTCasper">casper.com/elt</a> and using promo code “ELT” |&nbsp; <a href="https://www.synchronyfinancial.com/index.html?resolvetemplatefordevice=true&amp;cmpid=OGOLAGIM_NEO_OLA_0001436">Synchrony Financial</a> | <a href="http://wordpress.com/ELT">WordPress</a> – go to <a href="http://wordpress.com/ELT">wordpress.com/ELT</a> to get 15% off a new website
Jun 12, 2017
What the Government Stashes
1682
Rummaging through the nation's attic to find out what the government stores and why. <br><br><strong>Our Sponsors</strong><ul><li><a href="https://postmates.com/">Postmates</a> - The app that can deliver anything from anywhere. Get $100 in Postmates delivery credit by downloading the app and using promo code ELT. New customers only.</li><li><a href="https://www.ziprecruiter.com/elt">Ziprecruiter</a> – Post jobs for free by visiting ziprecruiter.com/elt</li></ul><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
May 29, 2017
This Is an Activation
1773
A weird night in Dallas leads us to ask: what kinds of emergency systems are all around us?<br><br><br>Our Sponsors&nbsp;<ul><li><a href="https://www.ebayinc.com/stories/podcast/">eBay</a> - Listen to their podcast, <a href="https://www.ebayinc.com/stories/podcast/">Open for Business</a> wherever you get your podcasts</li><li><a href="http://hellofresh.com/">Everyday Bravery by Prudential<strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;</strong>Listen wherever you get your podcasts</a></li><li><a href="http://hellofresh.com/">Hello Fresh</a> - Get $30 off your first week of deliveries visit <a href="http://www.hellofresh.com/">hellofresh.com</a> and enter promo code "ELT30"</li><li>Virgin Atlantic - Listen to their podcast, The Venture, wherever you get your podcasts</li><li><a href="http://www.realtor.com/">Realtor.com</a> - Find your dream home before <em>not-you</em> does. Visit <a href="http://www.realtor.com/">realtor.com/ELT</a>.</li></ul>
May 22, 2017
The Quest to Wipe Out a Virus
1693
What does it take to eradicate a disease from the planet? Plus, the horrifying hunting habits of weasels.&nbsp;<br><br>Our Sponsors&nbsp;<br>Casper – Get $50 towards any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/elt and using promo code “ELT”<br>WordPress – go to wordpress.com/ELT to get 15% off a new website<br>Realtor.com – Realtor.com has more MLS listed homes for sale than any other national real estate app or site. Go to Realtor.com/ELT to learn more.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
May 15, 2017
The Senate Whisperer
1524
How rules can keep us from descending into chaos.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br>Ebay - </strong>Listen to their podcast, Open for Business wherever you get your podcasts<br><strong>Everyday Bravery by Prudential - </strong>Listen wherever you get your podcasts<br><strong>Ziprecruiter </strong>- Post jobs for free by visiting ziprecruiter.com/elt
May 01, 2017
The Hide Rug of the Plant World
1572
Producer Christine Driscoll meets an alleyway plant dealer and discovers an industry right under our noses. <br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br></strong>Everyday Bravery - subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts <strong><br></strong>Sonos - Sonos is a smart system of wireless speakers. To learn more go to sonos.com<br>Virgin Atlantic - Listen to their podcast, The Venture, wherever you get your podcasts<br>Wordpress - To get 15% off your website go to wordpress.com/elt<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 24, 2017
Rapture Chasers
1465
An event in August could bring millions of people to tears.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br></strong>Ebay - Listen to their podcast, <a href="https://www.ebayinc.com/stories/podcast/">Open for Business</a> wherever you get your podcasts<br>Casper - Get $50 towards any mattress purchase by visiting <a href="http://gimlet.media/ELTCasper">casper.com/elt</a> and using promo code "ELT"<br>Hello Fresh - Get $30 off your first week of deliveries visit <a href="http://www.hellofresh.com">hellofresh.com</a> and enter promo code "ELT30"<br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 17, 2017
Hello, we are Every Little Thing
117
Turn over the rock, peek through the keyhole, go down the rabbit hole. There's always more to it. A new show from Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman. Premieres Monday, April 17.
Apr 11, 2017