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 May 12, 2024
Do i 100% agree with Mike's comments sometimes, no, but i appreciate his perspective always. Sword and Scale is incredible. only podcast that will make me cry on. many episodes. Best true crime podcast imo


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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.

Episode Date
Selects: How Vomit Phobia Works
May 25, 2024
J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 2
May 23, 2024
Short Stuff: Hobo Signs
May 22, 2024
J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 1
May 21, 2024
Selects: The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth
May 18, 2024
The Silurian Hypothesis
May 16, 2024
Short Stuff: Zambonis!
May 15, 2024
NYC Trash: A study in persistence
May 14, 2024
Selects: How Stuttering Works
May 11, 2024
10 - Yes, 10! - Dumb Criminals
May 09, 2024
Short Stuff: Titanic Survivors!
May 08, 2024
Misophonia: More Than an Annoyance
May 07, 2024
Selects: The Legends of Lost Nazi Gold
May 04, 2024
Atomic Clocks, Ahoy!
May 02, 2024
Short Stuff: Getting Winded
May 01, 2024
The Village People Episode
Apr 30, 2024
Selects: How the Beagle Brigade Works
Apr 27, 2024
The Awful Crimes of Georgia Tann
Apr 25, 2024
Short Stuff: The Sad, Strange Tale of Margaret Schilling
Apr 24, 2024
The Power of the Wind
Apr 23, 2024
Selects: Special Effects: A Short History
Apr 20, 2024
Hitchhiking: Two thumbs out!
Apr 18, 2024
Short Stuff: The Amazing Tale of Juliane Koepcke
Apr 17, 2024
The Dubious Science of Arson Investigation
Apr 16, 2024
Selects: How Famines Work
Apr 13, 2024
Testosterone and Estrogen: Wondrous Hormones
Apr 11, 2024
Short Stuff: Straitjackets
Apr 10, 2024
The 1977 Women's Conference That Changed America
Apr 09, 2024
Selects: All the Gold In Fort Knox: Meh
Apr 06, 2024
The Everglades: Wowee
Apr 04, 2024
Short Stuff: Knock on Wood
Apr 03, 2024
Greedflation Is Real
Apr 02, 2024
Selects: Who is The Man of the Hole?
Mar 30, 2024
The Pulitzer Prize: A major award!
Mar 28, 2024
Short Stuff: Ramree Island Crocodile Massacre
Mar 27, 2024
Love Canal: Even Dirtier Than It Sounds
Mar 26, 2024
Selects: MOVE: Or When the Philly Police Dropped a Bomb on a Residential Neighborhood
Mar 23, 2024
Peanuts (the comic) Part II
Mar 21, 2024
Short Stuff: Mariko Aoki Phenomenon
Mar 20, 2024
Peanuts (the comic) Part I
Mar 19, 2024
Selects: How Dyslexia Works
Mar 16, 2024
The Alien Abduction Phenomenon of the Mid-20th Century
Mar 14, 2024
Short Stuff: Skittles and TIO2
Mar 13, 2024
Leave Brutalism Alone!
Mar 12, 2024
Selects: The Science of Break-Ups
Mar 09, 2024
The Smiley, Stubborn Llama
Mar 07, 2024
Short Stuff: Roly Poly...Bugs?
Mar 06, 2024
Multitasking: Working slower with worse results
Mar 05, 2024
Selects: The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti
Mar 02, 2024
Wireless Electricity: When Can We Unplug Our TVs?
Feb 29, 2024
Short Stuff: Smudging: Not just for hippies
Feb 28, 2024
Haile Selassie: Statesman, Colonizer, God?
Feb 27, 2024
Selects: How Zero Population Growth Works
Feb 24, 2024
The Story of the Nuclear Boy Scout
Feb 22, 2024
Short Stuff: Benin Bronzes
Feb 21, 2024
Ray and Charles Eames: More than Chairs
Feb 20, 2024
Selects: Geodesic Domes: The Wave of the Future That Wasn't
Feb 17, 2024
Like, here's the episode on "like"
Feb 15, 2024
Short Stuff: The Original Snake Oil Salesman
Feb 14, 2024
What Americans Ate When There Were No Food Laws
Feb 13, 2024
Selects: The Unabomber: Misguided to say the least
Feb 10, 2024
What's the Pygmalion Effect?
Feb 08, 2024
Short Stuff: School Bus Yellow
Feb 07, 2024
Clue(do): Third Best Board Game Ever
Feb 06, 2024
Selects: How Disgust Works
Feb 03, 2024
The History of Las Vegas
Feb 01, 2024
Short Stuff: Wainscoting: When Half a Wall is Enough
Jan 31, 2024
The Harrowing Story of the North Hollywood Shootout
Jan 30, 2024
Selects: A List Of Games You Would Surely Lose to a Computer
Jan 27, 2024
Esperanto: Tre Mojosa
Jan 25, 2024
Short Stuff: Hot Cold Plunge
Jan 24, 2024
The Strange Unsolved Murder of Ken McElroy
Jan 23, 2024
Selects: Is yogurt a miracle food?
Jan 20, 2024
Jonestown
Jan 18, 2024
Short Stuff: Frozen Dead Guy
Jan 17, 2024
Dry Cleaning: Not Really Dry(!)
Jan 16, 2024
Selects: History's Greatest Traitors
Jan 13, 2024
How Cranes Work
Jan 11, 2024
Short Stuff: NYT Bestseller List
Jan 10, 2024
Kenton Grua: Grand Canyon Legend
Jan 09, 2024
Selects: Dr. Seuss: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Jan 06, 2024
The 2000 Presidential Election: A Real Cluster
Jan 04, 2024
Short Stuff: Blueprints
Jan 03, 2024
SYSK Live in Nashville: The Biosphere II Experiment
Jan 02, 2024
Selects: Nuclear Semiotics: How to Talk to Future Humans
Dec 30, 2023
How Primitive Will Our Descendants Find Us?
Dec 28, 2023
Short Stuff: Scheele's Green
Dec 27, 2023
How Snails Work
Dec 26, 2023
Selects: How Fireplaces Work
Dec 23, 2023
The 2023 SYSK Ho-Ho-Holiday Spectacular!
Dec 21, 2023
Short Stuff: Christmas Lights
Dec 20, 2023
Beanie Babies: Reigning Toy Craze Champion
Dec 19, 2023
Selects: Star Wars Holiday Spectacular
Dec 16, 2023
Selects: How Dictators Work
Dec 15, 2023
What was the Skeleton Army?
Dec 14, 2023
Short Stuff: Pickles
Dec 13, 2023
The Matewan Massacre
Dec 12, 2023
Selects: What were the Freedom Schools?
Dec 09, 2023
The Murder of John Lennon
Dec 07, 2023
Short Stuff: Boba Tea
Dec 06, 2023
The Life and Works of J.D. Salinger
Dec 05, 2023
Selects: Beavers: Tail Slapping Fun
Dec 02, 2023
You Down With OED?
Nov 30, 2023
Short Stuff: The Zipper Merge
Nov 29, 2023
Plate Tectonics Are What Makes Earth Inhabitable
Nov 28, 2023
Selects: NYC Water: An Engineering Marvel
Nov 25, 2023
The Wreck of the Costa Concordia
Nov 23, 2023
Short Stuff: Magnetic Pole Switcheroo
Nov 22, 2023
Legs! Legs! Legs! (The Periodic Table)
Nov 21, 2023
Selects: E.T.: Is It Really the Worst Video Game of All Time?
Nov 18, 2023
Diners: The Most American Establishment?
Nov 16, 2023
Short Stuff: Liberty Bell
Nov 15, 2023
The Tragic Death of Natalie Wood
Nov 14, 2023
Selects: Who were the Buffalo Soldiers?
Nov 11, 2023
How Scuba Works
Nov 09, 2023
Short Stuff: Petrified Wood
Nov 08, 2023
Things We Believed Before the Scientific Method
Nov 07, 2023
Selects: Are Election Laws Designed to Suppress Voting?
Nov 04, 2023
The Harlem Globetrotters: American Treasures
Nov 02, 2023
Short Stuff: White Dog Poop
Nov 01, 2023
The 14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular!
Oct 31, 2023
Selects: How Mummies Work
Oct 28, 2023
Naked Mole Rats: A Face Only a Mother Could Love
Oct 26, 2023
Short Stuff: Bed Sheet Ghosts
Oct 25, 2023
The Compton Cafeteria Riot
Oct 24, 2023
Selects: Where Did Trick-Or-Treating Come From?
Oct 21, 2023
Kindness: Do It
Oct 19, 2023
Short Stuff: Candy Corn
Oct 18, 2023
The Criminal Father of Criminology
Oct 17, 2023
Selects: Pain Scales: Yeeeow!
Oct 14, 2023
How Intellectual Property Works
Oct 12, 2023
Short Stuff: Longyou Caves
Oct 11, 2023
Parasocial Relationships: That Podcaster is Your Friend!
Oct 10, 2023
Selects: How Motion Sickness Works
Oct 07, 2023
How Andy Warhol Worked
Oct 05, 2023
Short Stuff: Rhodium
Oct 04, 2023
Night of the Grizzlies
Oct 03, 2023
Selects: Social Security Numbers: Less Boring Than You'd Think
Sep 30, 2023
Revenge: Bitter, Not Sweet
Sep 28, 2023
Short Stuff: The Dakota
Sep 27, 2023
The Amazing Life of Christine Granville
Sep 26, 2023
Selects: Cockney Rhyming Slang: Beautiful Gibberish
Sep 23, 2023
Kombucha: Fizzy Goodness
Sep 21, 2023
Short Stuff: Origin of Math Signs
Sep 20, 2023
10ish Worst Business Decisions Ever
Sep 19, 2023
Selects: How Floods Work
Sep 16, 2023
The Hyatt Regency Skywalk Disaster
Sep 14, 2023
Short Stuff: Why Spilling Salt is Unlucky
Sep 13, 2023
Axolotls: The Smiling Salamander from Mexico
Sep 12, 2023
Selects: How Space Stations Work
Sep 09, 2023
Native American Reservations
Sep 07, 2023
Short Stuff: History of OK
Sep 06, 2023
The Made-up Disease of Syndrome K
Sep 05, 2023
Selects: Body Odor: You Stink
Sep 02, 2023
Laurens Hammond: The Non-Musical Genius Who Changed Popular Music
Aug 31, 2023
Short Stuff: Evil Eye
Aug 30, 2023
Fordlandia: Brazil Isn't Michigan
Aug 29, 2023
Selects: How Toy Testing Works
Aug 26, 2023
Plant Migration
Aug 24, 2023
Short Stuff: Saturn's Rings
Aug 23, 2023
Farmer's Almanac: Literature to Poop To
Aug 22, 2023
Selects: How Music Sampling Works
Aug 19, 2023
The Mysterious Disappearance of the Franklin Expedition
Aug 17, 2023
Short Stuff: Edward Mordake
Aug 16, 2023
How We’re Learning to Talk to Animals
Aug 15, 2023
Selects: How Magnets Work
Aug 12, 2023
Xenobiotics
Aug 10, 2023
Short Stuff: History of English
Aug 09, 2023
Dear Diary...
Aug 08, 2023
Selects: Rainbows: Delighting humanity since forever
Aug 05, 2023
The Last Meal Ritual
Aug 03, 2023
Short Stuff: NATO Alphabet
Aug 02, 2023
BPD: The Worst Disorder or Not a Disorder at All?
Aug 01, 2023
Selects: What's the deal with Stradivarius violins?
Jul 29, 2023
MAD Magazine: A Tribute
Jul 27, 2023
Short Stuff: Blue Highway Signs
Jul 26, 2023
Learning a Foreign Language
Jul 25, 2023
Selects: Nirvana: Not The Band
Jul 22, 2023
Magic Eye Illusions
Jul 20, 2023
Short Stuff: Pie-In-The-Face Gag
Jul 19, 2023
Insomnia: Why you can't sleep
Jul 18, 2023
Selects: How Police Lineups Work
Jul 15, 2023
How PCP Works
Jul 13, 2023
Short Stuff: Père-Lachaise Cemetery
Jul 12, 2023
Birth Order: So nice, we did it twice
Jul 11, 2023
Selects: How Bats Work
Jul 08, 2023
James Beard: Food Legend
Jul 06, 2023
Short Stuff: Hollywood Sign
Jul 05, 2023
How Trucking Works
Jul 04, 2023
Selects: What Makes Lead So Poisonous?
Jul 01, 2023
Butterflies: Caterpillars with Wings!
Jun 29, 2023
Short Stuff: Fahrenheit or Celsius
Jun 28, 2023
Caterpillars: Nature's Magicians
Jun 27, 2023
Selects: How Ocean Currents Work
Jun 24, 2023
How Afrofuturism Works
Jun 22, 2023
Short Stuff: Chia Pet
Jun 21, 2023
Large Language Models and You
Jun 20, 2023
Selects: SYSK Live: Back When Ford Pintos Were Flaming Deathtraps
Jun 17, 2023
How Alumin(i)um Works
Jun 15, 2023
Short Stuff: Suicide Forest
Jun 14, 2023
The Stinky History of Human Hygiene
Jun 13, 2023
Selects: How Audience Testing Works
Jun 10, 2023
Is Reality Real?
Jun 08, 2023
Short Stuff: DNA Data Storage
Jun 07, 2023
Why Manners?
Jun 06, 2023
Selects: Pterosaurs: Not Flying Dinosaurs
Jun 03, 2023
What's the deal with intermittent fasting?
Jun 01, 2023
Short Stuff: Rube Goldberg
May 31, 2023
The Saga of Milli Vanilli
May 30, 2023
Selects: How Color Works
May 27, 2023
The Semi-Recent History of Exercise
May 25, 2023
Short Stuff: Pollen Count
May 24, 2023
What is the Bechdel Test?
May 23, 2023
Selects: How Dog Shows Work
May 20, 2023
How Juries Work
May 18, 2023
Short Stuff: Mood Rings
May 17, 2023
The Inflammation Theory of Disease
May 16, 2023
Selects: How Slinky Works
May 13, 2023
How TV Weathercasters Work
May 11, 2023
Short Stuff: Frances Kelsey: Hero of the FDA
May 10, 2023
The Colosseum
May 09, 2023
Selects: Does the body replace itself?
May 06, 2023
Introducing Smell-O-Vision!
May 04, 2023
Short Stuff: Dunbar's Number
May 03, 2023
Nerf!
May 02, 2023
Selects: How Manhunts Work
Apr 29, 2023
Carbon Monoxide: Please Just Listen Anyway
Apr 27, 2023
Short Stuff: Botox Brain
Apr 26, 2023
Why does everyone love Dolly Parton?
Apr 25, 2023
Selects: Was There A Real Robin Hood?
Apr 22, 2023
METI: Existential Threat? Probably Yes
Apr 20, 2023
Short Stuff: Routines
Apr 19, 2023
Should Rich Countries Cancel Poor Countries’ Debt?
Apr 18, 2023
Selects: How Coffins Work
Apr 15, 2023
John Brinkley: The Quackiest Quack in History?
Apr 13, 2023
Short Stuff: Red Snow
Apr 12, 2023
How Skydiving Works
Apr 11, 2023
Selects: Some Nutso Fan Theories
Apr 08, 2023
Playing Cards? You Got That Right!
Apr 06, 2023
Short Stuff: Beethoven’s DNA
Apr 05, 2023
What Caused the Late Bronze Age Collapse?
Apr 04, 2023
Selects: How Jet Lag Works
Apr 01, 2023
What's the deal with dowsing?
Mar 30, 2023
Short Stuff: Theme Park Cremations
Mar 29, 2023
The First Road Trip
Mar 28, 2023
Selects: Is The Uncanny Valley Real?
Mar 25, 2023
An Interesting, Vastly Incomplete Look at Baseball Cards
Mar 23, 2023
Short Stuff: Semantic Satiation
Mar 22, 2023
The Tragic Tale of Floyd Collins
Mar 21, 2023
Selects: Do People Really Run Off to Join the French Foreign Legion?
Mar 18, 2023
Arcades: Nostalgia Abounds
Mar 16, 2023
Short Stuff: John Cage's 639 Year Concert
Mar 15, 2023
That's Amaro!
Mar 14, 2023
Selects: The Time Nazis Invaded Florida
Mar 11, 2023
Woodstock: The Festival for Stardust, Golden Hippies
Mar 09, 2023
Short Stuff: Paprika
Mar 08, 2023
Noncompete Agreements, Come On
Mar 07, 2023
Selects: Live From San Francisco: How Malls Work
Mar 04, 2023
Crosswords episode, perhaps?
Mar 02, 2023
Short Stuff: La Pascualita
Mar 01, 2023
The Awe-Inspiring, Absolutely Crucial Amazon
Feb 28, 2023
Selects: Who Committed the 1912 Villisca Ax Murders?
Feb 25, 2023
Naps: Chuck's Secret Talent
Feb 23, 2023
Short Stuff: Sleeping On It
Feb 22, 2023
The Mystery of the Lost Amber Room
Feb 21, 2023
Selects: The Max Headroom Affair
Feb 18, 2023
The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire
Feb 16, 2023
Short Stuff: Beulah Mae Donald
Feb 15, 2023
The Glorious Flamingo
Feb 14, 2023
Selects: Cave Diving: Totally Nuts
Feb 11, 2023
How (O)possums Work
Feb 09, 2023
Short Stuff: No Shirt, No Shoes, WTF
Feb 08, 2023
Honey: Nature's Wonder Sugar
Feb 07, 2023
Selects: How Easy Bake Ovens Work
Feb 04, 2023
The Largely Equine History of Veterinary Medicine
Feb 02, 2023
Short Stuff: Bird Migration
Feb 01, 2023
Must We Suffer Emotional Pain?
Jan 31, 2023
Selects: Elephants: The Best Animals?
Jan 28, 2023
How Attachment Theory Works
Jan 26, 2023
Short Stuff: Adam's Apples and Throat Lumps
Jan 25, 2023
Let's Talk About John DeLorean
Jan 24, 2023
Selects: How Game Shows Work
Jan 21, 2023
Toast: As in browned bread
Jan 19, 2023
Short Stuff: Women Pirates
Jan 18, 2023
The Louisiana Purchase: Not a Purchase
Jan 17, 2023
Selects: How Therapeutic Hypothermia Works
Jan 14, 2023
How Tarot Works?
Jan 12, 2023
Short Stuff: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Jan 11, 2023
How Enron Fooled the World
Jan 10, 2023
Selects: How Perfume Works
Jan 07, 2023
When Mount St. Helens Blew Its Top
Jan 05, 2023
Short Stuff: Dangers of Nose Picking
Jan 04, 2023
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (not the song)
Jan 03, 2023
Selects: Could There Be A Loch Ness Monster?
Dec 31, 2022
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Podcast Episode
Dec 29, 2022
Short Stuff: Mesas: Flat
Dec 28, 2022
Juicy: The Fried Chicken Story
Dec 27, 2022
Selects: Star Wars Holiday Spectacular
Dec 24, 2022
2022 Holiday Spectacular!
Dec 22, 2022
Short Stuff: Snow Globes
Dec 21, 2022
Who was Dorothy Parker, really?
Dec 20, 2022
Selects: Nostradamus: Predictor of the future? Not so much.
Dec 17, 2022
Interesting Origins of Everyday Phrases
Dec 15, 2022
Short Stuff: The Atlanta Washer Woman Strike
Dec 14, 2022
How the Nintendo Entertainment System Changed Gaming Forever
Dec 13, 2022
Selects: How Polar Bears Work
Dec 10, 2022
True Crime: The Phantom of Heilbronn
Dec 08, 2022
Short Stuff: Birthday Paradox
Dec 07, 2022
How Face Blindness Works
Dec 06, 2022
Selects: The Rubik's Cube Episode
Dec 03, 2022
How Down Syndrome Works
Dec 01, 2022
Short Stuff: Goosebumps
Nov 30, 2022
Peripersonal Space: Humans’ Got Talent
Nov 29, 2022
Selects: How Umami Works!
Nov 26, 2022
Roller Skating: Fun and Cool
Nov 24, 2022
Short Stuff: Liquid Paper
Nov 23, 2022
Typewriters: Mechanical Brilliance
Nov 22, 2022
Selects: How Dark Money Works
Nov 19, 2022
Did Shakespeare really write all that stuff?
Nov 17, 2022
Short Stuff: Incomplete Yawns
Nov 16, 2022
The Sordid History of Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Nov 15, 2022
Selects: Finders Keepers: Real Law
Nov 12, 2022
How Owls Work
Nov 10, 2022
Short Stuff: Dodleston Messages
Nov 09, 2022
What's so important about legal precedent?
Nov 08, 2022
Selects: What is an invasive species?
Nov 05, 2022
Vaudeville: Step Right Up!
Nov 03, 2022
Short Stuff: Birth Certificate Access
Nov 02, 2022
The Harvey's Casino Bombing of 1980
Nov 01, 2022
Selects: How Vampires Work
Oct 29, 2022
The 13th Annual Halloween Spooktacular!
Oct 27, 2022
Short Stuff: Robert the Doll
Oct 26, 2022
The Tale of the Bloody Benders
Oct 25, 2022
Selects: 10ish Cases of Really Bad Luck
Oct 22, 2022
Fundamentalism: Menace II Society
Oct 20, 2022
Short Stuff: Water Towers
Oct 19, 2022
The History of Fake Towns.
Oct 18, 2022
Selects: How Pompeii Worked
Oct 15, 2022
10 Cases of Mistaken Identity
Oct 13, 2022
Short Stuff: Blaschko's Lines
Oct 12, 2022
Doppelgängers: Hey you, you're me!
Oct 11, 2022
Selects: Josh and Chuck's List of Horror Movies that Changed the Genre
Oct 08, 2022
How License Plates Work
Oct 06, 2022
Short Stuff: Scratching
Oct 05, 2022
Vinyl Records: Black Magic at Work
Oct 04, 2022
Selects: How Clowns Work
Oct 01, 2022
How The Rosenhan Experiment Worked
Sep 29, 2022
Short Stuff: Curse Tablets
Sep 28, 2022
Vasectomies: Stop Being A Wimp
Sep 27, 2022
Selects: How LSD Works
Sep 24, 2022
Sitcoms Part II
Sep 22, 2022
Short Stuff: Laugh Tracks
Sep 21, 2022
Sitcoms Part I
Sep 20, 2022
Selects: Frida Kahlo: Painter, Icon, Genius
Sep 17, 2022
Pearls: Second Best Thing About Oysters
Sep 15, 2022
Short Stuff: Hangry?
Sep 14, 2022
The Georgia Guidestones: The Elite Have a Laugh
Sep 13, 2022
Selects: What Happened to the Neanderthals?
Sep 10, 2022
Everything We Know About Squids
Sep 08, 2022
Short Stuff: RIP Man of the Hole
Sep 07, 2022
Did Mallory Make it to the Top of Everest First?
Sep 06, 2022
Selects: How the Pony Express Worked
Sep 03, 2022
Rolling Stone Magazine
Sep 01, 2022
Short Stuff: Mason-Dixon Line
Aug 31, 2022
We Need More Sustainable Packaging, Like, Yesterday
Aug 30, 2022
Selects: Knife Throwing: Super Cool
Aug 27, 2022
Kissing Cousins: A History of Marrying Family
Aug 25, 2022
Short Stuff: Marrying Up
Aug 24, 2022
Introvert or Extravert: Which are you? (Probably both)
Aug 23, 2022
Selects: How Gossip Works
Aug 20, 2022
How Enemas Work
Aug 18, 2022
Short Stuff: Selling the Brooklyn Bridge
Aug 17, 2022
Mariachi: The Rodney Dangerfield of Music
Aug 16, 2022
Selects: Desert Survival: Josh and Chuck Save Your Tookus
Aug 13, 2022
The Origins of Breakfast Foods
Aug 11, 2022
Short Stuff: The Berners Street Hoax
Aug 10, 2022
What's the deal with energy drinks?
Aug 09, 2022
Selects: How Droughts Work
Aug 06, 2022
Thrill to the Stunning Bicameral Mind Hypothesis
Aug 04, 2022
Short Stuff: Divorcing Your Parents
Aug 03, 2022
Silly String: Disaster in a Can
Aug 02, 2022
Selects: Some Movies That Changed Filmmaking
Jul 30, 2022
How Menstruation Works
Jul 28, 2022
Short Stuff: The Mars Rock with Signs of Life?
Jul 27, 2022
Where Did Human Intelligence Come From?
Jul 26, 2022
Selects: What's the misery index?
Jul 23, 2022
Googie: The Architecture of the Space Age
Jul 21, 2022
Short Stuff: Death from Astral Projection
Jul 20, 2022
Supernovae: Best Around, Case Closed
Jul 19, 2022
Selects: What Happens When the Government Thinks You're Dead?
Jul 16, 2022
Why Bowling is Awesome
Jul 14, 2022
Short Stuff: Catatumbo Lightning
Jul 13, 2022
Mangroves: Nature's Best Tree?
Jul 12, 2022
Selects: How Ayahuasca Works
Jul 09, 2022
The Maya Civilization
Jul 07, 2022
Short Stuff: Alligator Gar
Jul 06, 2022
How Ultraprocessed Foods Work
Jul 05, 2022
Selects: How Freak Shows Worked
Jul 02, 2022
A Dispassionate Review of Roe v Wade
Jun 30, 2022
Short Stuff: What did we use before infant formula?
Jun 29, 2022
How Alien Contact Might Work
Jun 28, 2022
Selects: Chiggers: The Phantom Menace
Jun 25, 2022
What's up with bariatric surgery?
Jun 23, 2022
Short Stuff: Do Fish Get Thirsty?
Jun 22, 2022
The Appalachian Trail: A Heckuva Hike
Jun 21, 2022
Selects: How Steadicams Work
Jun 18, 2022
What were the IRA hunger strikes?
Jun 16, 2022
Short Stuff: HR8 Gun Legislation
Jun 15, 2022
How Wind Works
Jun 14, 2022
Selects: How Drowning Works
Jun 11, 2022
The 4-minute Mile: Greatest Sports Story?
Jun 09, 2022
Short Stuff: Cleveland’s Infamous 10-Cent Beer Night
Jun 08, 2022
How Freedom of the Press Works
Jun 07, 2022
Selects: How Satanism Works
Jun 04, 2022
Kidney Donation: You Could Be A Saint!
Jun 02, 2022
Short Stuff: Happy Foods!
Jun 01, 2022
The Scintillating World of Interest Rates
May 31, 2022
Selects: Waterbeds: The Sexiest Bed?
May 28, 2022
The Myth of Absinthe
May 26, 2022
Short Stuff: Do people move in predictable directions?
May 25, 2022
Cats: Invasive Species?
May 24, 2022
Selects: The Disappearance of the Yuba County Five
May 21, 2022
What's in a surname?
May 19, 2022
Short Stuff: Artificial Banana Flavor
May 18, 2022
Squirrels, Ahoy!
May 17, 2022
Selects: How Lizzie Borden Worked
May 14, 2022
Rhinoplasty, aka Nose Jobs
May 12, 2022
Short Stuff: Fainting At The Sight Of Blood
May 11, 2022
What are land acknowledgments?
May 10, 2022
Selects: How Champagne Works
May 07, 2022
Marcus Garvey: Black Moses
May 05, 2022
Short Stuff: Shar Pei
May 04, 2022
The Mystery of Coal
May 03, 2022
Selects: How Rodney Dangerfield Worked, Live From LA
Apr 30, 2022
Understudies: Hardest Workers on Broadway?
Apr 28, 2022
Short Stuff: Smelly Homes
Apr 27, 2022
“Postmodernism:”
Apr 26, 2022
Selects: The Baffling Case of the Body On Somerton Beach
Apr 23, 2022
Just Say No to... Bottled Water
Apr 21, 2022
Short Stuff: Salute the Grilled Cheese
Apr 20, 2022
The Christine Collins Story
Apr 19, 2022
Selects: What happens to abandoned mines?
Apr 16, 2022
How Mensa Works
Apr 14, 2022
Short Stuff: Animal Politicians
Apr 13, 2022
The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
Apr 12, 2022
Selects: A Partial History of Action Figures
Apr 09, 2022
The Delightful History of Pubs
Apr 07, 2022
Short Stuff: The Church Choir That Didn't Explode
Apr 06, 2022
Watermelons: Nature's Gift to the World
Apr 05, 2022
Selects: How No-fly Zones Work
Apr 02, 2022
What’s NATO All About?
Mar 31, 2022
Short Stuff: Greenbrier Bunker
Mar 30, 2022
How Light Pollution Works
Mar 29, 2022
Selects: The Tylenol Murders, Part II
Mar 26, 2022
Selects: The Tylenol Murders, Part I
Mar 26, 2022
The Truth Behind Cage-Free and Free-Range
Mar 25, 2022
Short Stuff: Magnet Fishing
Mar 23, 2022
Why was Titicut Follies banned?
Mar 22, 2022
Selects: How Hate Works
Mar 19, 2022
How Rewilding Works
Mar 17, 2022
Short Stuff: Nose Breathing
Mar 16, 2022
Operation Northwoods: The False Flag Op That Never Was
Mar 15, 2022
Selects: A Brief Overview of Punk Rock
Mar 12, 2022
Aleister Crowley: Blowhard Narcissist?
Mar 10, 2022
Short Stuff: Great Smog of London
Mar 09, 2022
Behold, National Parks!
Mar 08, 2022
Selects: How Tabloids Work
Mar 05, 2022
How Effective Altruism Works
Mar 03, 2022
Short Stuff: Friends of Dorothy
Mar 02, 2022
What's the deal with phantom pain?
Mar 01, 2022
Selects: Is the Pied Piper About a Real Historic Tragedy?
Feb 26, 2022
How Mindfulness Works
Feb 24, 2022
Short Stuff: Commensalism
Feb 23, 2022
The Improbable Story of Martin Guerre
Feb 22, 2022
Selects: How Moss Works
Feb 19, 2022
The Ins and Outs of Albinism
Feb 17, 2022
Short Stuff: Cassowary
Feb 16, 2022
Leeches: Oh Hell No!
Feb 15, 2022
Selects: The Ins and Outs of Beekeeping
Feb 12, 2022
Littering: Not Cool
Feb 10, 2022
Short Stuff: Schmidt Stinging Pain Index
Feb 09, 2022
The Chowchilla Bus Kidnapping
Feb 08, 2022
Selects: What's the Deal With Staring?
Feb 05, 2022
How the Nobel Peace Prize Works
Feb 03, 2022
Short Stuff: Firewalking
Feb 02, 2022
How Tacos Work
Feb 01, 2022
Selects: How Sloths Work
Jan 29, 2022
How Forgiveness Works
Jan 27, 2022
Short Stuff: Arctic Fox
Jan 26, 2022
Tug of War
Jan 25, 2022
Selects: How SETI Works
Jan 22, 2022
How Classified Information Works
Jan 20, 2022
Short Stuff: Jaywalking
Jan 19, 2022
Rock Paper Scissors: Decider of Things
Jan 18, 2022
Selects: Project Azorian: The CIA's Super 70s Mission To Steal A Sunken Soviet Sub
Jan 15, 2022
What were the black codes?
Jan 13, 2022
Short Stuff: Fortune Cookies
Jan 12, 2022
The Circleville Poison Pen Letters Mystery
Jan 11, 2022
Selects: Carl Sagan: American Hero
Jan 08, 2022
Ants! Part 2!
Jan 06, 2022
Short Stuff: The Casket Racket
Jan 05, 2022
Ants! Part 1!
Jan 04, 2022
Selects: Horoscopes: Written in the Stars?
Jan 01, 2022
Cookies! Cookies! Cookies!
Dec 30, 2021
Short Stuff: Traffic Signals
Dec 29, 2021
Unsung Heroes of the Court
Dec 28, 2021
Selects: How Tipping Works
Dec 25, 2021
SYSK’s 2021 Glad Tidings Bonanza Holiday Special
Dec 23, 2021
Short Stuff: Christmas Cards
Dec 22, 2021
How Snowmen (And Snowwomen) Work
Dec 21, 2021
Selects: Star Wars Holiday Spectacular
Dec 18, 2021
Kidney Stones: No! Please, NO!
Dec 16, 2021
Short Stuff: Charity Tips
Dec 15, 2021
Palm Trees: Technically, Giant Plants
Dec 14, 2021
Selects: How the Terracotta Army Works
Dec 11, 2021
What's the deal with blue people?
Dec 09, 2021
Short Stuff: Funny Bone
Dec 08, 2021
Why Do Great Flood Myths Seem To Be Universal?
Dec 07, 2021
Selects: What Is Collective Hysteria?
Dec 04, 2021
Your Gut Is Also A Brain
Dec 02, 2021
Short Stuff: SINA
Dec 01, 2021
The Twisted History of Dentistry
Nov 30, 2021
Selects: Why Do Lefties Exist?
Nov 27, 2021
Python-a-palooza!
Nov 25, 2021
Short Stuff: Mayday!
Nov 24, 2021
The Apache Wars
Nov 23, 2021
Selects: How Hoarding Works
Nov 20, 2021
Why Is DC Not A State?
Nov 18, 2021
Short Stuff: The Paper Dress Fad
Nov 17, 2021
Hot Dog!(s)
Nov 16, 2021
Selects: How Feng Shui Works
Nov 13, 2021
The Flannan Isles Mystery
Nov 11, 2021
Short Stuff: Your Dirty Bed
Nov 10, 2021
What are blue laws?
Nov 09, 2021
Selects: The Stories Behind A Few Food Fads
Nov 06, 2021
The Rock Ampersand Roll Hall of Fame
Nov 04, 2021
Short Stuff: Friendly Floatees
Nov 03, 2021
How mRNA Vaccines Work
Nov 02, 2021
Selects: What is folklore?
Oct 30, 2021
2021 Halloween Spooktacular!
Oct 28, 2021
Short Stuff: Most Haunted House in England
Oct 27, 2021
Salem Witchcraft Trials: More Bonkers Than You Know
Oct 26, 2021
Selects: Will We Find Evidence of Aliens by Their Engineering Projects?
Oct 23, 2021
Harry Houdini: More than Magic
Oct 21, 2021
Short Stuff: Bloody Mary
Oct 20, 2021
Heat Waves!
Oct 19, 2021
Selects: Why is Venice so wet?
Oct 16, 2021
Noise Pollution: Arrrgh!
Oct 14, 2021
Short Stuff: Jack O'Lanterns and Sleepy Hollow
Oct 13, 2021
Venus Flytraps: Plant or Monster?
Oct 12, 2021
Selects: How X-Rays Work
Oct 09, 2021
The Tale of the Church of the SubGenius
Oct 07, 2021
Short Stuff: Dingoes!
Oct 06, 2021
Research Bias: Sort It Out, Science
Oct 05, 2021
Selects: How Empathy Works
Oct 02, 2021
All About Alligators
Sep 30, 2021
Short Stuff: Exploring Irish Monk
Sep 29, 2021
How Numerology Works
Sep 28, 2021
Selects: Planned Obsolescence: Engine of the Consumer Economy
Sep 25, 2021
The Statue of Liberty
Sep 23, 2021
Short Stuff: Lake Erie's Rights
Sep 22, 2021
How Mail Order Marriages Work
Sep 21, 2021
Selects: How Free Speech Works
Sep 18, 2021
What's the deal with crash testing?
Sep 16, 2021
Short Stuff: The Javelina
Sep 15, 2021
How Embalming Works
Sep 14, 2021
Selects: Southerners Aren't Lazy and Dumb, They Just Had Hookworm
Sep 11, 2021
How the Magna Carta Worked
Sep 09, 2021
Short Stuff: Chameleons
Sep 08, 2021
The Creepy Legacy of the Hotel Cecil
Sep 07, 2021
Selects: How Temper Tantrums Work
Sep 04, 2021
Criminal Records: No Thanks!
Sep 02, 2021
Short Stuff: Handwashing vs Dishwashers
Sep 01, 2021
How Trepanation Worked
Aug 31, 2021
Selects: Composting: Nature's Most Interesting Process
Aug 28, 2021
Les Paul & Leo Fender Part II
Aug 26, 2021
Short Stuff: Jackalope
Aug 25, 2021
Les Paul & Leo Fender Part I
Aug 24, 2021
Selects: How Pet Psychics Work
Aug 21, 2021
Y2K: Much Ado About Something
Aug 19, 2021
Short Stuff: 5 Lazarus Species
Aug 18, 2021
How MRI Works
Aug 17, 2021
Selects: How Animal Domestication Works
Aug 14, 2021
How Fireflies and Lightning Bugs Work
Aug 12, 2021
Short Stuff: Humpty Dumpty
Aug 11, 2021
Child Labor: Not Funny
Aug 10, 2021
Selects: How Landslides Work
Aug 07, 2021
How Transcendentalism Works
Aug 05, 2021
Short Stuff: Calamity Jane
Aug 04, 2021
The Three Christs of Ypsilanti Experiment
Aug 03, 2021
Selects: How Police Interrogation Works
Jul 31, 2021
How Sarcasm Works
Jul 29, 2021
Short Stuff: Space Hurricanes
Jul 28, 2021
Conservatorships: #freebritney
Jul 27, 2021
Selects: How Mars Works
Jul 24, 2021
The Origins of Some Everyday Superstitions
Jul 22, 2021
Short Stuff: RICO Act
Jul 21, 2021
Stranger Danger!
Jul 20, 2021
Selects: How Ketchup Works
Jul 17, 2021
How Reverse Osmosis Will Save the World
Jul 15, 2021
Short Stuff: Hanged, Drawn and Quartered
Jul 14, 2021
The Radium Girls
Jul 13, 2021
Selects: How Historic Districts Work
Jul 10, 2021
SYSK Live: Koko, the Gorilla Who Talked
Jul 08, 2021
Short Stuff: Sulfanilamide Disaster
Jul 07, 2021
The Sad Story of William James Sidis
Jul 06, 2021
Selects: Are good samaritan laws effective?
Jul 03, 2021
The Grand Ole Opry Cast
Jul 01, 2021
Short Stuff: Beast of Gevaudan
Jun 30, 2021
Poison Control Centers: A Good Thing
Jun 29, 2021
Selects: How Royalty Works
Jun 26, 2021
How Faraday Cages Work
Jun 24, 2021
Short Stuff: Chastity Belts
Jun 23, 2021
The Mystery of Damascus Steel
Jun 22, 2021
Selects: Operation Mincemeat: How A Corpse Fooled the Nazis
Jun 19, 2021
How Venus Works
Jun 17, 2021
Short Stuff: Mojave Megaphone
Jun 16, 2021
Seven - No, Wait, Five - Mysteries of the Art World
Jun 15, 2021
Selects: How Sea Monsters Work
Jun 12, 2021
POGs: The 90s in a Bottle Cap
Jun 10, 2021
Short Stuff: Chinatowns
Jun 09, 2021
Slime Mold: 0% Mold, 100% Amazing
Jun 08, 2021
Selects: Who was America's first murderer?
Jun 05, 2021
John Muir: Outdoor Enthusiast
Jun 03, 2021
Short Stuff: Runner's High
Jun 02, 2021
What Causes Inflation?
Jun 01, 2021
Selects: How Nitrous Oxide Works
May 29, 2021
Night Trap: The Video Game Failure that Changed the Industry
May 27, 2021
Short Stuff: Parachute Emergency!
May 26, 2021
How Cleft Lips and Palates Work
May 25, 2021
Selects: How Hot Wheels Work
May 22, 2021
Girl Scouts: More than cookie sellers
May 20, 2021
Short Stuff: Speed Reading
May 19, 2021
The Cleveland Torso Murders
May 18, 2021
Selects: How Limousines Work
May 15, 2021
How Monster Trucks Work
May 13, 2021
Short Stuff: Garter Snakes
May 12, 2021
The Ivy League
May 11, 2021
Selects: How Snake Handlers Work
May 08, 2021
How Uranium Mining Works
May 06, 2021
Short Stuff: Squarer Than Wombat Poop
May 05, 2021
The Appendix: No Respect
May 04, 2021
Selects: How Cave Dwellers Work
May 01, 2021
How Corporate Taxes Work
Apr 29, 2021
Short Stuff: Ivar The Boneless
Apr 28, 2021
Truffles: Underground Treasures
Apr 27, 2021
Selects: How Profiling Works
Apr 24, 2021
How Stamp Collecting Works
Apr 22, 2021
Short Stuff: Madam C.J. Walker
Apr 21, 2021
Mechanical Bulls!
Apr 20, 2021
Selects: How Tupperware Works
Apr 17, 2021
Hair Loss: The Pits
Apr 15, 2021
Short Stuff: Palindromes
Apr 14, 2021
How the Electrical Grid Works
Apr 13, 2021
Selects: The Unsolved Mystery Disappearance of the Sodder Children
Apr 10, 2021
Muzak: Easy Listening Goodness
Apr 08, 2021
Short Stuff: Venus de Milo
Apr 07, 2021
Havana Syndrome: ¿Qué Diablos?
Apr 06, 2021
Selects: How Circus Families Work
Apr 03, 2021
How the Titanic Worked: Part Two
Apr 01, 2021
Short Stuff: What's the oldest book?
Mar 31, 2021
How the Titanic Worked: Part One
Mar 30, 2021
Selects: What was the Philadelphia Experiment?
Mar 27, 2021
Space Junk, Ahoy!
Mar 25, 2021
Short Stuff: Cellphones on Airplanes
Mar 24, 2021
What is biophilic design?
Mar 23, 2021
Selects: How Lighthouses Work
Mar 20, 2021
The Texas City Disaster of 1947
Mar 18, 2021
Short Stuff: Brazilian Jars
Mar 17, 2021
The Parrot Episode
Mar 16, 2021
Selects: Please Listen to How Plasma Waste Convertors Work
Mar 13, 2021
Karaoke: Tuesday Night Fever
Mar 11, 2021
Short Stuff: Tooth Fairy: Not Real
Mar 10, 2021
Dragons: As Real as Mermaids
Mar 09, 2021
Selects: Mermaids: Not a real thing
Mar 06, 2021
Why is the Equal Rights Amendment still not ratified?
Mar 04, 2021
Short Stuff: Dog Suicide Bridge
Mar 03, 2021
Is the Free Radical Theory of Aging Wrong?
Mar 02, 2021
Selects: Bridges: Nature Abhors Them
Feb 27, 2021
How Bruce Lee Worked
Feb 25, 2021
Short Stuff: The Body in the Cylinder
Feb 24, 2021
What Will Farming 4.0 Look Like?
Feb 23, 2021
Selects: How Chili Peppers Work
Feb 20, 2021
How Blue Holes Work
Feb 18, 2021
Short Stuff: Freedom House Ambulance Services
Feb 17, 2021
The Disappearance of Lars Mittank
Feb 16, 2021
Selects: Why Are So Many Disembodied Feet Washing Ashore In British Columbia?
Feb 13, 2021
How Housing Discrimination Works
Feb 11, 2021
Short Stuff: How California Got Its Name
Feb 10, 2021
Sacagawea: Impressive Teen
Feb 09, 2021
Selects: Earwax: Live With It
Feb 06, 2021
The NAACP
Feb 04, 2021
Short Stuff: Balloonfest
Feb 03, 2021
How Groundhog Day Works
Feb 02, 2021
Selects: Maggots: Good For Healing Wounds, Turns Out
Jan 30, 2021
How Hydropower Works
Jan 28, 2021
Short Stuff: Vantablack
Jan 27, 2021
The KKK: Loathsome Cosplay Rednecks
Jan 26, 2021
Selects: How Blimps Work
Jan 23, 2021
Finding the Fenn Treasure
Jan 21, 2021
Short Stuff: Necco
Jan 20, 2021
What does a tire company know about food?
Jan 19, 2021
Selects: What Was the Deal With the Hatfields and McCoys?
Jan 16, 2021
The Science of Cute
Jan 14, 2021
Short Stuff: Silverfish
Jan 13, 2021
Hell! Hell! Hell!
Jan 12, 2021
Selects: How Skateboarding Works
Jan 09, 2021
The Wright Brothers
Jan 07, 2021
Short Stuff: Is It Theater or Theatre?
Jan 06, 2021
Space Weather - What's That?!
Jan 05, 2021
Selects: How Auto-Tune Works
Jan 02, 2021
La Dame de Fer (Eiffel Tower)
Dec 31, 2020
Short Stuff: Ig-pay Atin-lay (Sorry)
Dec 30, 2020
Theremins: World's First Electronic Music
Dec 29, 2020
SYSK Selects: Sugar: It Powers the Earth
Dec 26, 2020
The SYSK 2020 Holly Jolly Extravaganza!
Dec 24, 2020
Short Stuff: Chinese Food on Christmas
Dec 23, 2020
How Buffets Work
Dec 22, 2020
SYSK Selects: The Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978
Dec 19, 2020
Aspirin: The Wonder Drug
Dec 17, 2020
Short Stuff: Modern Funerals
Dec 16, 2020
Joseph Merrick, aka "The Elephant Man"
Dec 15, 2020
SYSK Selects: What is a hangover, really?
Dec 12, 2020
The Taliesin Massacre
Dec 10, 2020
Short Stuff: Cramming
Dec 09, 2020
How Class Action Lawsuits Work
Dec 08, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Chaos Theory Changed the Universe
Dec 05, 2020
John Lennon and the FBI
Dec 03, 2020
Short Stuff: Pimento Cheese!
Dec 02, 2020
Cabbage Patch Kids: Must-Have Toy of the Century
Dec 01, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Tea Works
Nov 28, 2020
Gobble Gobble: Turkeys!
Nov 26, 2020
Short Stuff: How Eyes In a Painting Follow You
Nov 25, 2020
Patty Hearst: Brainwashed or Bandit?
Nov 24, 2020
SYSK Selects: Whatever happened to acid rain?
Nov 21, 2020
The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth
Nov 19, 2020
Short Stuff: Squirrel Nuts
Nov 18, 2020
How Pain Works
Nov 17, 2020
SYSK Selects: Who Gets to Name Continents?
Nov 14, 2020
How Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Works
Nov 12, 2020
Short Stuff: Plastic Pink Flamingos
Nov 11, 2020
The Bay of Pigs Disaster
Nov 10, 2020
SYSK Selects: Geysers: Nature's Innuendo
Nov 08, 2020
All the Gold In Fort Knox: Meh
Nov 05, 2020
Short Stuff: Fruit Flies, Why?
Nov 04, 2020
The Amazing Roberto Clemente
Nov 03, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Ghosts Work
Oct 31, 2020
SYSK’s Scare Your Pants Off (and Back On) Halloween Spooktacular
Oct 29, 2020
Short Stuff: Poe Toaster
Oct 28, 2020
A History of Nursing Homes
Oct 27, 2020
Chuck Bryant On The Why I’m Voting Podcast
Oct 25, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Book Banning Works
Oct 24, 2020
Beavers: Tail Slapping Fun
Oct 22, 2020
Short Stuff: Haunted Real Estate
Oct 21, 2020
10 Voter Suppression Methods
Oct 20, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Sushi Works
Oct 17, 2020
Porcupines: Little Stabby Cutie Pies
Oct 15, 2020
Short Stuff: What is Latinx anyway?
Oct 14, 2020
Wind Tunnels: More Important Than You Realize
Oct 13, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Bigfoot Works
Oct 10, 2020
Printing press? Big deal!
Oct 08, 2020
Short Stuff: Lying in State
Oct 07, 2020
What's the deal with swing states?
Oct 06, 2020
SYSK Selects: How the Electoral College Works
Oct 03, 2020
Fallout Shelters: Probably Useless (Let’s Never Find Out)
Oct 01, 2020
Short Stuff: That's A Head Scratcher
Sep 30, 2020
Conjugal Visits: Not exactly what you think
Sep 29, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Rabies Works
Sep 26, 2020
At Long Last: Hawaiian Overthrow Episode
Sep 24, 2020
Short Stuff: Petticoat Rulers
Sep 23, 2020
How Sweepstakes Work
Sep 22, 2020
SYSK Selects: How White-collar Crime Works
Sep 19, 2020
How Election Polling Works and Doesn't Work
Sep 17, 2020
Short Stuff: Black Cowboys
Sep 16, 2020
Origami: Folding Goodness
Sep 15, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Porta-Potties Work
Sep 12, 2020
Wetlands! Wetlands! Wetlands!
Sep 10, 2020
Short Stuff: Streisand Effect
Sep 09, 2020
Frances Perkins: Influential and Unknown
Sep 08, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Police Chases Work
Sep 05, 2020
The Disturbing Disappearance of Tara Calico
Sep 03, 2020
Short Stuff: More Phrase Origins
Sep 02, 2020
How the Escape from Alcatraz Worked
Sep 01, 2020
SYSK Selects: Polyamory: When two just won't do
Aug 29, 2020
Blacksmiths? You got that right!
Aug 27, 2020
Short Stuff: Carrots and Your Eyes
Aug 26, 2020
How Sneezing Works
Aug 25, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Panic Attacks Work
Aug 22, 2020
1-800-PODCAST
Aug 20, 2020
Short Stuff: The Great American Coin Shortage of 2020
Aug 19, 2020
How Anti-Dieting Works
Aug 18, 2020
SYSK Selects: How The Human Microbiome Project Works
Aug 15, 2020
Olympic Torches: Remember Those?
Aug 13, 2020
Short Stuff: The Return of Bill Gates!
Aug 12, 2020
Pirate Radio: Mavericks on the High Seas
Aug 11, 2020
SYSK Selects: How The Moonwalk Works
Aug 08, 2020
How Miniature Golf Works
Aug 06, 2020
Short Stuff: Jigsaw Puzzles
Aug 05, 2020
Wasps: Not as cute as bees
Aug 04, 2020
SYSK Selects: How the Rosetta Stone Works
Aug 01, 2020
How Soap Works
Jul 30, 2020
Short Stuff: Habsburg Jaw
Jul 29, 2020
How Hurricanes Work
Jul 28, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Lobbying Works
Jul 25, 2020
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mobile Phones
Jul 23, 2020
Short Stuff: The Death of Billy the Kid
Jul 22, 2020
How We Almost Got Rid of Polio
Jul 21, 2020
SYSK Selects: How a Flea Circus Works
Jul 18, 2020
Robber Barons!
Jul 16, 2020
Short Stuff: Centralia Coal Fire
Jul 15, 2020
Flagpole Sitting: A Real Fad
Jul 14, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Landfills Work
Jul 11, 2020
Essential Oils: Nature's Cure?
Jul 09, 2020
Short Stuff: The @ Symbol
Jul 08, 2020
What was the KGB?
Jul 07, 2020
SYSK Selects: All We Know About Guessing
Jul 04, 2020
Oh Yes, How Soil Works
Jul 02, 2020
Short Stuff: The Science of Funny Words
Jul 01, 2020
Bruxism: Grinding Your Teeth Is the Pits
Jun 30, 2020
SYSK Selects: Juggling: What the Heck
Jun 27, 2020
Matcha: That Ain't Just Tea
Jun 25, 2020
Short Stuff: Nouns of assemblage... assemble!
Jun 24, 2020
How Ultrasound Works
Jun 23, 2020
SYSK Selects: Research tips from SYSK
Jun 20, 2020
The Manhattan Grid
Jun 18, 2020
Short Stuff: Haint Blue
Jun 17, 2020
The War on Fat: The Seven Countries Study
Jun 16, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Flamethrowers Work
Jun 13, 2020
Can You Eat A Tapeworm To Lose Weight?
Jun 11, 2020
Short Stuff: Foie Gras
Jun 10, 2020
How Project Star Gate Worked
Jun 09, 2020
SYSK Selects: How The Black Panther Party Worked
Jun 06, 2020
The Massacre at Tiananmen Square
Jun 04, 2020
Short Stuff: Disappearing Dirty Dancing Lake
Jun 03, 2020
Heroin: The Drug
Jun 02, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Jackhammers Work
May 30, 2020
How Narcolepsy Works
May 28, 2020
Short Stuff: Lawn Darts
May 27, 2020
Hummingbirds: Ornery Helicopters of the Animal Kingdom
May 26, 2020
SYSK Selects: How The Enlightenment Works
May 23, 2020
Josh Clark's Speech from Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020
May 22, 2020
How Bras Work
May 21, 2020
Short Stuff: Mary Had A Little Lamb
May 20, 2020
How Spiritualism Works
May 19, 2020
Chuck Bryant's Speech from Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020
May 18, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Fire Works
May 16, 2020
How Peanut Butter Works
May 14, 2020
Short Stuff: Charley Horse
May 13, 2020
How Herd Immunity Works
May 12, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Caving Works
May 09, 2020
Zippers: Humans’ Greatest Invention? No, But Still Good
May 07, 2020
Short Stuff: Gibtown: Sideshow Central
May 06, 2020
I'm Spartacus!
May 05, 2020
SYSK Selects: How do dogs perceive time?
May 02, 2020
Agatha Christie: Queen of the Murder Mystery
Apr 30, 2020
Short Stuff: Mullets: 'Nuff Said
Apr 29, 2020
How Existential Risks Work
Apr 28, 2020
SYSK Selects: How the U.S. Postal Service Works
Apr 25, 2020
How the Voyager Golden Records Work
Apr 23, 2020
Short Stuff: The NY Times Crossword
Apr 22, 2020
The Soul Train Episode
Apr 21, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Labor Unions Work
Apr 18, 2020
How Wastewater Treatment Works
Apr 16, 2020
Short Stuff: Turning Down the Radio When You're Lost
Apr 15, 2020
Bidets: Now More Than Ever
Apr 14, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Dissociative Identity Disorder Works
Apr 11, 2020
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Feminist Physician
Apr 09, 2020
Short Stuff: AAirpass
Apr 08, 2020
The Legends of Lost Nazi Gold
Apr 07, 2020
SYSK Selects: How the Deep Web Works
Apr 04, 2020
Student Loans: UGH!
Apr 02, 2020
Short Stuff: 666
Apr 01, 2020
How Dog Training Works
Mar 31, 2020
SYSK Selects: Can Nuclear Fusion Reactors Save The World?
Mar 28, 2020
How COVID-19 Works
Mar 26, 2020
Short Stuff: Dagen H
Mar 25, 2020
Could A Robot Tax Win the War on Poverty?
Mar 24, 2020
SYSK Selects: Virus Talk with Josh and Chuck
Mar 21, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: How Jim Henson Worked
Mar 20, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: SYSK Live: How Bars Work
Mar 20, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: How Grass Works? Yes, How Grass Works
Mar 20, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: How Terraforming Will Work
Mar 20, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: How Rogue Waves Work
Mar 20, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: Was there a real King Arthur?
Mar 20, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: The Amazing History of Soda
Mar 20, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: How Rodney Dangerfield Worked, Live From LA
Mar 20, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: How Pinball Works
Mar 20, 2020
SYSK Distraction Playlist: Sugar: It Powers the Earth
Mar 20, 2020
What was the Falkland Islands War all about anyway?
Mar 19, 2020
Short Stuff: The Pledge of Allegiance
Mar 18, 2020
Chopsticks > Forks
Mar 17, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Monopoly Works
Mar 14, 2020
How Ice Climbing Works
Mar 12, 2020
Short Stuff: Teresita Basa
Mar 11, 2020
How Coyotes Work
Mar 10, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Gold Works
Mar 07, 2020
Mardi Gras! One month late
Mar 05, 2020
Short Stuff: Exclamation Points!
Mar 04, 2020
How Morphic Fields Work?
Mar 03, 2020
SYSK Selects: Your limb is torn off - now what?
Feb 29, 2020
Sammy Davis Jr: National Treasure
Feb 27, 2020
Short Stuff: Hawaiian Night Marchers
Feb 26, 2020
What's the deal with indigo?
Feb 25, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Cult Deprogramming Works
Feb 22, 2020
Birthmarks: Probably Not the Mark of the Devil
Feb 20, 2020
Short Stuff: Mexican Jumping Beans
Feb 19, 2020
The Unsolved Indiana Dunes Disappearances
Feb 18, 2020
SYSK Selects: A Podcast on Zoot Suits? Yes
Feb 15, 2020
911 Is Not a Joke
Feb 13, 2020
Short Stuff: Body Under The Bed
Feb 12, 2020
Optogenetics: Controlling Your Genes with Light
Feb 11, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Bonsai Works
Feb 08, 2020
Why are Pentecostals growing so rapidly?
Feb 06, 2020
Short Stuff: The Iowa Caucus
Feb 05, 2020
How AI Facial Recognition Works
Feb 04, 2020
SYSK Selects: How Maglev Trains Work
Feb 01, 2020
Who were the Buffalo Soldiers?
Jan 30, 2020
Short Stuff: The O.K. Corral
Jan 29, 2020
Amazing Animal Stories!
Jan 28, 2020
SYSK Selects: How the Scientific Method Works
Jan 25, 2020
Barefoot Running: The Best Podcast Episode in History
Jan 23, 2020
Short Stuff: Byford Dolphin Incident
Jan 22, 2020
Why Postal Employees Go Postal
Jan 21, 2020
SYSK Selects: How the Placebo Effect Works
Jan 18, 2020
The Tulsa 'Race Riots'
Jan 16, 2020
Short Stuff: The Mona Lisa
Jan 15, 2020
Transdermal Implants: Body Art or Nightmare Fuel?
Jan 14, 2020
SYSK Selects: Jellyfish - Even Cooler Than Octopi?
Jan 11, 2020
The Disappearance of Flight MH370, Part II
Jan 09, 2020
Short Stuff: Corduroy
Jan 08, 2020
The Disappearance of Flight MH370, Part I
Jan 07, 2020
SYSK Selects: Will Computers Replace Doctors?
Jan 04, 2020
How Safecracking Works
Jan 02, 2020
Short Stuff: Why Does Time Speed Up As You Age?
Jan 01, 2020
Are broken arrows a problem?
Dec 31, 2019
SYSK Selects: How Wine Fraud Works
Dec 28, 2019
SYSK Live: Andre the Giant
Dec 26, 2019
Short Stuff: The Santa Claus Association
Dec 25, 2019
The SYSK Holiday Spectacular
Dec 24, 2019
SYSK Selects: The Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978
Dec 21, 2019
Cave Diving: Totally Nuts
Dec 19, 2019
Short Stuff: Obituaries
Dec 18, 2019
MC Escher and His Trippy Art
Dec 17, 2019
SYSK Selects: How Currency Works
Dec 14, 2019
How Anorexia and Bulimia Work
Dec 12, 2019
Short Stuff: Whisky or Bourbon?
Dec 11, 2019
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gin
Dec 10, 2019
SYSK Selects: How Amnesia Works
Dec 07, 2019
What's a gap year anyway?
Dec 05, 2019
Short Stuff: Macadamia Nuts
Dec 04, 2019
Did Climate Cause the Collapse of the Maya?
Dec 03, 2019
SYSK Selects: Fractals - Whoa
Nov 30, 2019
How Conversion Therapy Doesn't Work
Nov 28, 2019
Short Stuff: Niagara Falls Dewatered
Nov 27, 2019
How Carbon-14 Dating Works
Nov 26, 2019
SYSK Selects: Have all the good ideas already been discovered?
Nov 23, 2019
What Makes a Must-Have Christmas Toy?
Nov 21, 2019
Short Stuff: Backyard Burials
Nov 20, 2019
The Murder Mystery of Ötzi the Iceman
Nov 19, 2019
SYSK Selects: How Salt Works
Nov 16, 2019
NYC Water: An Engineering Marvel
Nov 14, 2019
Short Stuff: The Conch Republic
Nov 13, 2019
Augmented Reality: Coming Soon?
Nov 12, 2019
SYSK Selects: Can you Treat Mental Illness with Psychedelics?
Nov 09, 2019
Cockney Rhyming Slang: Beautiful Gibberish
Nov 07, 2019
How Ironman Triathlons Work
Nov 06, 2019
Short Stuff: The History of Paternity Testing
Nov 06, 2019
SYSK Selects: Halitosis - Worst Smell Ever?
Nov 02, 2019
SYSK’s Scare Your Socks Off Halloween Spooktacular 2019
Oct 31, 2019
Short Stuff: Our Shortie Halloween Spooktacular
Oct 30, 2019