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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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Pretty much everything you know about duels is true - it's a challenge to violence to defend honor. But did you know the U.S. Navy used to publish detailed guidelines in its midshipmen's handbook? Learn all there is to know about dueling in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Sloths Work

How Sloths Work

2019-07-1100:58:0232

Everyone knows sloths are super slow, but do you know they’re slow because their bodies produce an astoundingly small amount of energy? And did you know that might be an adaptation that protects them from predators? Sloths are awesome and we prove it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: The Coconut Cult

Short Stuff: The Coconut Cult

2019-07-1000:17:3223

Why we love short stuff - because we can tell stories like this one. A man goes to an island to start a commune of sorts that subsists entirely on coconuts. It didn't go well.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Cleopatra: Ms. Understood

Cleopatra: Ms. Understood

2019-07-0900:54:0646

One of the great misunderstood figures in history was the last pharaoh of Egypt. Cleopatra’s story is almost always told along with the men in her life, and from the view of the Romans who were threatened by her. Unsurprisingly, there was lot more to her. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What is it that makes us suddenly draw in a deep breath through a wide-open mouth? The beautiful thing about yawning is that researchers really don't know. Whether the answer is physical, mental or even contagious there is pretty much no chance you won't yawn during this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Back in the day, broadcasters were bound by law to provide contrasting opinions on political matters. Why? Because of the Fairness Doctrine. What happened to it? Listen in and find out.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Short Stuff: Mitsuye Endo

Short Stuff: Mitsuye Endo

2019-07-0300:41:1614

In today's short stuff, we look at another amazing woman who has all but been ignored by history. The story of Mitsuye Endo.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Photographic memory is the stuff of movies and TV, but is it real? Sort of. But not really. But kind of. It's a little bit a matter of semantics. Listen in and this will all make sense.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The term "one-hit wonder" gets thrown around a lot, and - yes - you probably are using it correctly, but Chuck Bryant went to the trouble to really define what makes a one-hit wonder in the article this classic episode is based on. Join him and Josh as they get to the bottom of this disparaging term. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What is the Civil Air Patrol?

What is the Civil Air Patrol?

2019-06-2700:47:5715

The Civil Air Patrol is a civilian group of pilots and plane enthusiasts who do a lot of things, namely help out in search and rescue missions. But their history is a bit more colorful. Listen in today! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Techinkwill

Try looking up old cults. Im sure there were cults, even in b.c.

Jul 15th
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Jaymes

here we go again, another podcast having to apologize for using the word "prostitute" so dumb that people get so PC about that word FFS ...it's not even a derogatory term, it's a descriptive term! but these people are too stupid and lazy to even bother learning the meaning of the word, that literally translates to "to sell or offer oneself", it's describing what it is, it's NOT some horrible derogatory term designed to degrade these people. so to all you people bitching and complaining about this, you are stupid and uneducated. Also, CONTEXT dummies!!! stop writing in and bitching when they're not even using these words in a derogatory context!! and that is what is important, the context! not the stupid word,.. god people are so dumb it's infuriating. but as always people just love to JUMP at any opportunity to point out when they think somebody is wrong, and make themselves feel like some kind of social justice warrior,..spoiler alert.. you're NOT! you're just stupid and ignroant. Finally, sex worker is a far more general term that can encompass everything from strippers to escorts, phone sex line operators, cam girls, porn stars etc etc etc! , you can be a sex worker without being a prostitute, it's infuriating that these idiot's keep emailing in accusing these hosts of being insensitive or insulting when they're NOT either of these things,..and I guarantee its not even sex workers complaining about these things. it's regular run of the mill PC snowflakes who can't even tell the difference between a derogatory term and a descriptive term. Go back to school!! yell, go to Google!! and learn about these things before you have the Gaul to lecture somebody else on their use! Josh and Chick have been nothing but decent and respectful in every episode of the show, so to send them bitchy mail regarding a use of this word is just pathetic and mean.

Jul 14th
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Nico Soebagio

You two should do a podcast on the vaquita porpoise. They're critically endangered, there's only between 5-20 left, and they're only found in the Gulf of California in Mexico. Sea Shepard is making a last ditch effort to save the species but it's an enormous challenge; but anyways I think its story would make an excellent podcast and help raise awareness of the species as very few people seem to know about it.

Jul 13th
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Jessica Solomon

Aa

Jul 12th
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Jessica Solomon

Aa

Jul 12th
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Jessica Solomon

Aa

Jul 12th
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#1 Mawg

You 2 clowns sound like barely closeted commies. Keep your little soy boy snipes to your politburo meetings comrade andnjust give us the history.

Jul 12th
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Margie Kreitzer-Osborn

I grew up on all these bases, my dad was part of skunk works and then moved toou WPAFB to lead the development of observables for stealth. don't forget, there is hav blue in there too. thanks for this podcast, wonderful walk down my childhood.

Jul 12th
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Jonas Grumbie

fast breaking sloth news is the funniest thing I've heard all day.

Jul 12th
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Mary- Sherrie

Right? been saying this for YEARS!!!

Jul 11th
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Jana Williams

love it

Jul 11th
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Tyza SA

I actually yawned while listening

Jul 11th
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Marshall Mathers

1st remember that

Jul 10th
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Zengie

Jenna Dawn And put one of those fingers on each hand up?

Jul 13th
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Jenna Dawn

Marshall Mathers Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

Jul 12th
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Logan Germick

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Jul 10th
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Kaylee Gaertner

Wtf is this thing about the accent? Where are your sources for this BS? Definitely hurts your credibility. There are studies that show Americans have closer to the original British accent and that the British accent evolved after the revolutionary war.

Jul 10th
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Nigel Henzie

I couldn't stop yawning for this entire episode

Jul 9th
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Villing Chong

I yawned about twice a minute then eventually fell asleep about 20mins in. Have to listen to it again now.

Jul 7th
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Kojo.

Villing Chong Haha

Jul 10th
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ryan hood

two people who know absolutely nothing about special forces. almost comical.

Jul 6th
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Lindsey Tortorello

Your right on point, your comments sound like you've spent time in the joint. Because I have and there's nothing worse than being hungry all the time. "The Whole Shabang" so true! Try honey buns with peanut butter!! Why can't inmates grow there own vegetables? It can't possibly be financially prohibited. Excellent podcast!

Jul 6th
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Melanie Guidry

The military men who are deployed have to eat the same food as prisoners. On one of the MREs it actually read "for military or prison use only". it's pretty sad that our military is being fed within the same category as non law abiding criminals.

Jul 5th
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