Best Facts and Trivia podcasts — Say "Today I Learned" every day (Updated October 2017; image)
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TED Radio Hour
Weekly
 
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.
 
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Surprisingly Awesome
Monthly
 
A show that delves into topics that seem mundane, annoying and sometimes downright boring - to reveal that they're surprisingly awesome.
 
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How To Do Everything
Weekly
 
We're half advice show, half survival guide. We answer all your questions, from how to find a date, to how to find water in the desert.
 
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More or Less: Behind the Stats
Weekly+
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
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Question of the Day
Weekly+
 
Question of the Day is the show for listeners who are short on time and long on curiosity. It is a fast-paced conversation between author and entrepreneur James Altucher and Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner: two smart, unconventional thinkers who have been talking together for years, often over a long-running backgammon match. Now they are letting you in on the game, too. You will quickly become addicted to their wonderful, wry observations as they ponder each Question of the Day. The a ...
 
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Tell Me Something I Don't Know
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Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. The panelists — a mix of leaders in science, politics, sports, and comedy — grill the contestants and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker to filter out the bull. Think of the most crackling din ...
 
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Good Job, Brain!
Monthly
 
Part quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. We here are nuts about trivia and pub quiz! And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Play along and laugh along as Karen, Colin, Dana, and Chris school each other on some of the weirdest and most interesting facts about our funny little world.Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? And don't you just loathe badly worded questi ...
 
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Damn Interesting
Rare
 
The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast for knowledge about anything and everything. From North Korea to Nicolas Cage, Tim and Tom leave no stone unturned in their humble quest to make the world a more informed place. Put away the encyclopedia four-eyes because this may just be the last resource you'll ever need. Wikipedia, consider yourselves on warning.
 
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Every Little Thing
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A show about the small stuff. From Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.
 
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Futility Closet
Weekly
 
Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
 
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No Dumb Questions
Monthly+
 
A Science guy (Destin) from the deep south hashes things out with a Humanities/History guy (Matt) from the wild west.
 
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Part-Time Genius
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Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.
 
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Twenty Thousand Hertz
Monthly+
 
The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
 
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The Why Factor
Weekly
 
The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
 
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James O'Brien's Mystery Hour
Monthly+
 
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
 
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Unprofessional Engineering
Weekly
 
Learn about the science, technology and history behind everyday things. We break down a weekly topic so that everyone can sound smart, even if they're not!Twitter: @UnproEngInstagram: Unprofessional_EngineeringFacebook: UnprofessionalEngineering
 
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The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
 
Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world? Do you like trivia and fun facts? Have you lost hours to Wikipedia rabbit holes? The Story Behind is the show for you! Trivia nerd Emily Prokop explores the origins and cool stories that surround the things, people and places you may never have wondered about before. Warning: Your friends might tire of you starting sentences with, "I learned on a podcast ..."
 
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Daily Knowledge Podcast
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TodayIFoundOut.com’s Daily Knowledge podcast bringing you new interesting facts every weekday for you to feed your brain with.
 
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Radio 4 Quiz
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Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
 
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Self Improvement Wednesday
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A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
 
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Useless Information Podcast
 
Collection of fascinating true stories from the Flip Side of history.
 
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Today We Learned
Monthly+
 
'Today We Learned' is a podcast of knowledge! Don't let the name confuse you, it's technically a weekly podcast. Razzle and Dan labor down in the knowledge mines of the Internet to bring you the latest, greatest and sometimes weirdest facts and trivia the world has to offer. Join the guys and a special guest every Monday as they take you on a tour de force of fun-filled factoids in less time than it takes to do your laundry. Who knows? You might just learn something.
 
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The Hidden Almanac
Weekly+
 
Interesting "Facts" every M-W-F
 
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The Week
Weekly
 
The Week's podcasts swiftly and smartly provide busy people with the best arguments from all perspectives, super-helpful explainers, and terrific recommendations — all with concision, intelligence, and wit.
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
The Trivial Warfare Podcast takes the pub quiz out of the club and brings it home to you. Remember, it's not just trivia...It's WAR! Join the Trivial Warfare Army at www.trivialwarfare.com
 
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Radio Report
 
From the editors of The Old Farmer's Almanac, every weekday you'll hear helpful weather information, country folklore, gardening secrets, great tasting recipes, do-it-yourself projects tips, amazing facts and a whole lot more.
 
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Another Damn Trivia Show
Weekly
 
A show with a metric poop ton of triva for the fun loving listener.This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com
 
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Careless Minds Podcast
Weekly+
 
The Careless Minds podcast brings you up to speed with all the latest topics what's on everyone's minds.So join your host Philip Burford along with co-hosts Ryan Jolley and Darren Turner as they take you on an educational rollercoaster with just a pinch, of witty banter...
 
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The Daily Dose
Weekly+
 
Every morning, we profile the people, places, trends and technology that are ahead of their time and worthy of yours. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Internet Archive - Collection: oneminutehowto
 
The most recent additions to the Internet Archive collections. This RSS feed is generated dynamically
 
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The Important Thing
Daily+
 
Spend sixty minutes of your life listening and learning about this week’s Important Thing.
 
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Quoracast » Podcast
Monthly+
 
An unofficial podcast dedicated to profiling the Quora community
 
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No Sports Trivia Podcast
Weekly
 
Our feminist trivia podcast brings all the intrigue, mayhem, animal facts, and penis jokes you've come to expect from No Sports Trivia's live pub quiz, plus the most bizarre history, science, and culture tidbits we've found in our trivia research, special guests, and more!
 
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Gold Star Classroom
Monthly
 
Trivia for your brain, laughs for your gut.
 
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Podium.me
Monthly+
 
The voice of the under 25s
 
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Бортовой Журнал — Radio Grinch Podcast
 
Таблетки для мозгов
 
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Stuff You Should Know
Weekly+
 
How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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Every Little Thing
 
Flora and fact buddy Prashanth talk about spiders, which leads to a cargo short investigation. Listen to Gimlet's newest show, Uncivil, wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Pocketcasts | Stitcher
 
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The Why Factor
 
Inhaling and exhaling – we all do it. No breath means death. So why restrict it? And how does holding our breath affect our bodies and minds? Some argue holding your breath is a good way to manage stress. But what happens when small children do it unconsciously? Lucy Ash goes in search of her inner dolphin, as she finds out why people hold thei ...…
 
Every morning, we profile the people, places, trends and technology that are ahead of their time and worthy of yours. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com…
 
Today two Professors from the RavenCoast School of Divinity discuss the concerns around the help one has called for. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
In 1911, three British explorers made a perilous 70-mile journey in the dead of the Antarctic winter to gather eggs from a penguin rookery in McMurdo Sound. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow the three through perpetual darkness and bone-shattering cold on what one man called "the worst journey in the world." We' ...…
 
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The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
 
Every fall and spring, my husband and I buy the topic of today’s episode by the case for our allergies. And with a new baby in the house, we’ve been buying even more. We have a box in almost every room in the house. We most likely take them for granted, until we run out that is. In this episode, we’ll look at the original, non-disposable versio ...…
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
 
This week, another installment of Myths & Legends: Men in Black. Tim has trouble differentiating fantasy (the Men in Black movies) with reality (the men in black who visit people after UFO sightings and are aliens, government agents, and/or robots) but Tom does his best to fill him in on this very real menace. We're sponsored by ZipRecruiter th ...…
 
Alex Wagner (CBS This Morning Saturday, The Atlantic) is our special guest co-host, with AJ Jacobs (author of It's All Relative) as real-time fact-checker. We filled this episode with insights about the true value of ground beef, sleeping in, company names, and more.
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
We're joined for the first time this week by the host of Complete the List and the #JeopardyLivePanel podcast, it's the Jeopardy Fan himself - Andy Saunders. We're also graced again with the participation of noted warhead Wesley Wells. They go head to head with Jonathan in a triple threat match with Carmela hosting. Enjoy! You can check out mor ...…
 
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No Sports Trivia Podcast
 
Learn about an unprecidented model for apparel production at a living wage, how to force a multinational corporation to do the right thing, and the relationship between good labor organizing an magic with our guest, labor activist Sarah Adler-Milstein, author of Sewing Hope!
 
In this week's SYSK Select episode, ever since people have had secrets, other people have been looking for ways to get it out of them. Law enforcement and chemistry alike have searched for a drug that can remove the ability to lie. Join Josh and Chuck as they check in to see how it’s going.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
 
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More or Less: Behind the Stats
 
The behavioural economist who has inspired governments around the world.
 
Every morning, we profile the people, places, trends and technology that are ahead of their time and worthy of yours. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com…
 
On this most auspicious day, two Professors from the Ravencoast School of Divinity consider their options to escape the Embassy of the Land of Dust. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
Is Cap'n Crunch Really a Captain? Is the Silly Rabbit using psychological tricks on kids? And why did everyone stop putting prizes in cereal boxes? Will and Mango take a trip down memory lane, exploring why America is so nostalgic for those sugary sweet breakfast treats. Featuring Cereal Time TV's Gabe Fonseca.…
 
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TED Radio Hour
 
We think we're the ones who control what we see, read, think — and remember. But is that true? Who decides? And who should decide? This hour, TED speakers reveal just how easily we can be manipulated. Guests include design ethicist Tristan Harris, MSNBC host Ali Velshi, psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, and neuroscientist Steve Ramirez.…
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Up until recently we had no idea buildering was a word. Or that people scaling buildings has been a thing since the turn of the 20th Century. Learn along with us, and don't try it at home.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Zona Spray Starks was born in a village above the Arctic Circle. There, food was an expression protected by the frozen tundra, preserving the culture in a way that became difficult for southern Alaska neighbors to match. "To me, Alaska is in the bush - that's Alaska, period. And all of the rest is pretty much tainted. It's become very white.…
 
From Wonder Bread's worst idea to the greatest sandwich to ever emerge from a Ramada Inn, Will and Mango celebrate the handiest food of all time. Featuring Lauren Vogelbaum from FoodStuff.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
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The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
 
From crime dramas to magic acts to "50 Shades of Grey," today’s topic is known around the world, although there are restrictions in place depending on the country about how a person is displayed with them. France, for example, prohibits the media from showing pictures of people with them until they’ve been convicted. Those being restrained with ...…
 
I wound up under a bridge after being unceremoniously booted from a residential treatment facility in Asheville, North Carolina, following the revelation that male staff members and administrators were regularly fucking the female clients with absolutely no repercussions, while the male clients were relentlessly and loudly told to "KEEP AWAY FR ...…
 
It is on this day that two Professors from the RavenCoast School of Divinity visited a most unsettling room in the Thanatopic Embassy. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
America spends over $700 billion on the US Military. But where does that money go? And as long as Will and Mango are talking about the military, they try to figure out: Does a golf course count as a military base? What’s the most fun night on a submarine? And is Bob Ross’ calm demeanor all thanks to his military training?…
 
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Self Improvement Wednesday
 
Is there anybody out there? The astronomical mystery of the “Fast Radio Burst”
 
Unless you've been pretty lucky all your life, you've probably had to rely on medical imaging at some point. That could be something simple like an x-ray for a broken arm, or something more complicated like a MRI or CAT scan. Have you ever thought about how those machines work? Photons, atoms, tungsten, H2O and giant magnets for a start! Join u ...…
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Everyone thought it was the pits that banks were bailed out by taxpayers in 2008 while those same people weren't given any relief by the banks. So some Occupy Wall Street members did something about it.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
As told to Andreas HaleI was 16 when we met in a Las Vegas lounge that I was definitely too young to be in. A girlfriend of mine said that there was a dude with a whole bunch of money who wanted to meet me. I asked if he was a pimp, and she said she didn't know anything about him. I went over to meet him anyway."Hey, how are you doing?" I asked ...…
 
Naming the monster numbers - how the names of digital storage files evolved.
 
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Useless Information Podcast
 
When the S.E. Massengill Co. introduced its Elixir Sulfanilamide to the market in September 1937, there was no law in the United States requiring pharmaceutical companies to test their medicines for toxicity. In just the short time that this elixir produced, it took the lives of more than 100 people, many of whom were young children. Also learn ...…
 
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The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
 
Get a taste for The Story Behind by listening to the promo above. If you're the host of another podcast and would like to play it on your show, by all means, go right ahead. Download here or watch below. ">
 
Bill Nye the Science Guy introduces us to an obscure historical figure. Plus, we revisit the eclipse.
 
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The Why Factor
 
When Hurricanes’ Harvey and Irma made landfall in America, hitting Houston and Florida respectively, people who lived in the predicted paths of these devastating storms faced an agonising choice – should they leave their homes or stay put. The Authorities and news media were warning people about the dangers of the storms, yet despite that some ...…
 
I have a very strange, possibly self-destructive idea. I want to spar with Gastón Bolaños.At 24 years old, the Peruvian is an exceptional pro fighter in three sports, but he couldn't care less about his official record. He is an artist of the martial variety, and performance is his concern.Bolaños' first love is Muay Thai, a violent and majesti ...…
 
Today we join two Professors from the RavenCoast School of Divinity as they attempt their escape. Fortunately one scouted ahead, while the other napped. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
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The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
 
Usually I grab inspiration for my episodes from random instances during my week when I take a moment and wonder the history behind things we may take for granted. Well, this week, I went to the dentist and while I was in the chair, getting my teeth cleaned, I began wondering about this week’s topic. And, I’m getting a crown put in on Thursday, ...…
 
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Tell Me Something I Don't Know
 
Mary Roach (author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, Gulp, and Grunt) is our special guest co-host, with AJ Jacobs (author of It's All Relative) as real-time fact-checker. If the promise of tractor beams doesn't pull you in, our guests also explore robotic fish, counting to infinity, and more.
 
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Trivial Warfare - A Pub Quiz Style Trivia Game
 
Ben hosts a triple threat this week between Carmela, Jonathan and former Jeopardy contested Trevor Mahoney. This week's game features a set of challenging questions that will test you in multiple ways. There are some moments this week that I think are going to put a smile on your face. Enjoy! You can support us by checking out Hello Fresh at ww ...…
 
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No Sports Trivia Podcast
 
Learn about secret societies and their many and varied interests, a model for compensating emotional labor, and epic queer romance with brilliant writer/activist JADE.
 
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The Complete Guide to Everything
 
Nobody should ever rob a bank. Let's get that out of the way. That includes you, dear listener. But the sad truth is that there are some sickos out there that rob banks all the time. Thousands of times a year, in fact. This week we talk about all things bank robbery related, from passing notes to the teller to hiring the right getaway driver. W ...…
 
In this week's SYSK Select episode, Josh and Chuck find who's probably to blame for the Great Chicago Fire. The newspapers of the day reported that a cow (or perhaps its owner) was responsible for a fire that burned half of Chicago in 1871. Yet in 1997 Mrs. O'Leary and her cow were exonerated.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
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Surprisingly Awesome
 
Gimlet Media has a new podcast all about the beautiful and complicated dimensions of Black life. It's called The Nod, and it's hosted by best friends (and Blackness' biggest fans) Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse. In this episode, Eric tells Brittany all about his love for Polo Ralph Lauren—and the story of one group of boosters in Brooklyn who t ...…
 
Why are Lego fans so into 'Swooshability?' Did a single giant banana really help Manchester City fans regain their love for the sport? And can windmill fans and members of the Roundabout Appreciation Society ever get along? From Cheeseheads to Potterheads, Sherlockians to Beliebers, Will and Mango take you into the superfun, strange and curious ...…
 
Major League Baseball clubhouses are filled with clichés, at least when swarms of microphones are present.The 162-game season is a grind, we're just focused on keeping this team together.Every day, every game represents a fresh start. We can turn this thing around.These are just two of the many accepted platitudes repeatedly hurled at hordes of ...…
 
It is on this day that two Professors from the RavenCoast School of Divinity take a rest break. And then one ruins it by trying to reminisce. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
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TED Radio Hour
 
Even the most seemingly chaotic systems have some order to them. This episode, TED speakers explore the inner architecture of living systems, from ant colonies to corporations to social movements. Guests include biology professor Deborah Gordon, community organizer Morgan O'Neill, professor Zeynep Tufekci, business leader Ricardo Semler, and au ...…
 
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Stuff You Should Know
 
Even though giraffes are one of the most recognizable animals on the planet, it wasn't until the 21st century that biology really set about studying them. They've found giraffes are even more amazing than they appear.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
There are the things you accidentally bury, and then there’s everything on this list. Will, Mango and Gabe discuss the weirdest facts they've unearthed about things that have been unearthed.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
I enjoyed helping Mrs. H. She had boosted my confidence during my first week, after she called me handsome. Handsome and dapper, she called me. It didn't make me feel uncomfortable, though. She put me at ease.Unlike the client Sue gave me a demonstration with, as I shadowed her for my new role as a business banker for one of the nation's bigges ...…
 
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