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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.
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Is birth order important?

Is birth order important?

2019-04-2300:55:32

There have been a lot of studies over the years regarding birth order. Some conclude that it's a big deal, while others more or less discount its importance. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
For millennia people used marijuana for fun and medicine. Not until the 20th century that was it vilified, unfairly say many. Weed has done lots of good things, from alleviating cancer symptoms to unlocking secrets of the brain. Learn all about pot here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
And now for something completely different. Just kidding – tune in to hear the thrilling conclusion of America’s most amazing public works project in the 20th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Emu Wars

Short Stuff: Emu Wars

2019-04-1700:13:11

Did Australians really wage war on a group of emus? YES. Learn all about it in today's short stuff.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
It’s one of America’s biggest accomplishments in the 20th century, a slab of concrete holding back one of the country’s most finicky rivers, providing water and electricity to a swath of majors cities that otherwise couldn’t exist. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
You may have played with a yo-yo before -- perhaps you've even walked the dog -- but do you know about the physics behind what makes a yo-yo sleep and wake up? Learn all about inertia, angular momentum and the history of the yo-yo in this episode of SYSK. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How the Electric Chair Works

How the Electric Chair Works

2019-04-1101:03:0511

The electric chair is an all-American invention. It spread almost nowhere else in the world as a capital punishment but worked overtime in the States. Despite the terrible sights and sounds an electrocution produces, it was created out of humaneness.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Lake Peigneur

Short Stuff: Lake Peigneur

2019-04-1000:14:104

In 1980 something catastrophic happened to the quiet town of New Iberia, Louisiana. Their wide, shallow lake grew much deeper after it underwent an apocalyptic transformation.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Free Range Parenting Works

How Free Range Parenting Works

2019-04-0900:53:4621

Free range parenting is all about giving your child the freedom to play and explore life on their own. Are there benefits? Sure. Do some people hate the concept? Yes! Listen and learn right here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
SYSK Selects: How Pollen Works

SYSK Selects: How Pollen Works

2019-04-0600:32:0831

For about 375 million years, plants have been using pollen (aka plant sperm) to propagate their species. And the technique has stuck around because it works. Join Chuck and Josh for a cozy look at the ins and outs of plant reproduction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Sameer Ahmed

really like the content

Apr 23rd
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Enke

would you be open to doing a show on the subject where you invite female and/or female identified individuals to host ? I couldn't get past the first few minute - as a survivor myself, I I kept trying to ignore the male voices handling this topic but it was difficult, even though I have no doubt this would be informative. I also realize this may be helpful for male survivors to hear men talking on the subject, which is why I am hoping for both a female led and for this one to be both present. Perhaps a show with one male and one female voice ? I also work with survivors and I know this would be very difficult for many of them as well. thank you for your work, and I hope this doesn't come as negative criticism!

Apr 22nd
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BD K

Everytime I listen to this show, my head gets bigger.😁

Apr 21st
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Nigel B

happy 420 :)

Apr 20th
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siriusatsunrise

It probably would have been good to have had a beer professional fact-check this information before you recorded... there are a stunning number of inaccuracies. Makes me a lot less interested in listening to other episodes of SYSK, since I will learn incorrect information!

Apr 19th
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Twyla Wilson

thank you for making work tolerable

Apr 18th
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Eddie Jeffery

why I'm I so excited for the next episode

Apr 17th
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Michael Grant

A cool pollination technique involves the carpenter bee and the pink gentian flower. “A pink gentian grows in southern Africa, which is pollinated by handsome furry carpenter bees. The flowers of the gentian spread their petals wide, revealing to all a curving white style and three large stamens. Each stamen ends in a long thick anther that seems to be covered in yellow pollen, an obvious temptation to any passing pollen-feeding insect. But that is something of an illusion. The yellow anther is hollow and the pollen is held inside. The only way it can escape is through a tiny hole right at the top of the anther and there is only one way of extracting it. The bee knows how. “It arrives at the flower making a high-pitched buzzing noise with its wings as most bees do. As it alights on an anther, it continues beating its wings but lowers the frequency so that the note of its buzz suddenly falls to approximately middle C. This causes the anther to vibrate at just the right frequency needed to release the pollen and the grains spout out of the hole at the top in a yellow fountain.”  Source: https://asknature.org/strategy/wingbeat-vibrations-cause-pollen-release/#.XLZDouxlB-E

Apr 16th
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Taner Yonar

I stayed at that for service trips to TMP, automotive plant. it was neat inside wish I brought a bathing suit every time.

Apr 16th
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Aaron Ting

ZZ

Apr 12th
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Jonas Grumbie

these short stuff episodes are terrific.

Apr 11th
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ggggg

bet you cant find an episode where these guys dont mock religion .

Apr 10th
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M.J MacT

ggggg good

Apr 14th
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Jacob Baldwin

ggggg Found the helicopter parent!

Apr 11th
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Mathew Gaskill

I love this podcast! Even handed and fair

Apr 9th
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Anna Anna

they called victims of the holocaust "inmates"🤔

Apr 9th
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Iryna C.

Great channel! Can you do one about oceans?

Apr 8th
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Iryna C.

Can you do a how clouds work? Great channel by the way!!

Apr 8th
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The Dollop Sucks Now

tldr You give some to Clinton and buy yourself a new house

Apr 7th
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Hijack Hornet

It might be a bit conversational but personally.. I love it!

Apr 5th
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Towshif E Rabbi

nice

Apr 5th
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Walquiria Pedra

Wow my mind just exploded after this podcast! Thanks for the great material, it was interesting. A huge hug from Brazil. 😁

Apr 4th
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Thomas Franklin

Brendon Morehouse bullshit

Apr 20th
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Brendon Morehouse

Brendon Morehouse I'm from 🇺🇸

Apr 5th
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