Look It Up
By Look It Up
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If you've ever wondered whether spiders get depressed, or what happens when you put a gun in a refrigerator, or what Presidents of the United States do after their terms end, this podcast will relieve you of the effort of having to look it up yourself.
||Clean13: Microwaving clothes, ants and mountains, meringue safety||Look It Up is a podcast for the curious. On this episode: can you microwave clothes to dry them? Are humans to ants as mountains are to humans? And a brief discussion on meringue safety. Sources: bit.ly/microclothes, bit.ly/duckmolt,...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Fallow fields, Amtrak, otters||Look It Up is a podcast for the curious. On today's episode: are farmers given enough incentive to leave fields fallow? How does Amtrak stay in business? And otters. Sources: Farming subsidies (Grist): bit.ly/farmingsubsidie....||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Voronoi school districts, rhubarb pie, blankets||On this week's episode: do school district boundaries follow the lines suggested by a Voronoi diagram? What are the origins of the Prairie Home Companion song about rhubarb pie? Are some types of blankets warmer than others? 0:42 -...||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Hammock heat loss, dangerous transport, weekday etymologies||Look It Up is a podcast for the indiscriminately curious. On this week's episode: why do I get so cold in a hammock? Which type of transport is safest per mile traveled? Where did the names for the days of the week come from? Sources:...||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Lunar gymnastics, data scraping, forfeitures||Look It Up is a podcast for the indiscriminately curious. On this episode: 0:43 - What would gymnastics look like in low gravity? 4:19 - What is data scaping? 5:52 - Shorts: does the third-party doctrine apply to iMessage? What happens if...||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Closed cities, safest states, rebar||On this week's episode: what are closed cities? Is there anywhere in the US that's safe from natural disasters? What is rebar for and how is it made? Contact the podcast at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter at @liupodcast.||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Perfect pitch, divisibility rules, forfeitures||This week: what tone languages have to do with perfect pitch, how to tell if a number is divisible by 13 (or 17, 19, etc.), and the return of Forfeitures.||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Fumigation tents, sternal fractures, patents.||This week: why fumigation tents look like circus tents, how easy it is to break your sternum, and how to apply for a patent in the United States.||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Grain silos, etymologies, license plates||This week: a history of grain silos, etymologies, and what'll happen when California runs out of license plate combinations. Also on this episode, shorts and a list of cool stuff seized by United States Customs and Border Protection officers. ...||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: 1500s Marches, Foreign Keyboards, Historic Pronunciation||On this episode of Look It Up: were there marches in the 1500s? How do you type on a Japanese or Chinese keyboard? Is there a correlation between geographic location or political party and whether you say "an -" or "a historic?" This, and...||1/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Post-Presidential jobs, heroin highway, unfinished house tax laws||On this week's episode of Look It Up: what kinds of jobs do former Presidents of the United States have? What and where is the heroin highway? Can I leave a house unfinished and not pay property taxes on it? This, and more. Check it...||10/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Refrigerated Guns, Pronunciation Surveys, Equity Politicians||This week's episode of Look It Up deals with whether or not it's safe to refrigerate guns, a survey looking to see whether Republicans say "an historic" disproportionately more than Democrats, and what would happen if Equity name rules applied to...||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: World's Fairs, Generational Furniture, Ambidextrous Animals||This week on Look It Up: World's Fairs and how they're surprisingly still a thing, how different generations make furniture-purchasing decisions, and whether or not animals can be ambidextrous. Look us up on twitter @lookituppod, or email...||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Who knew you could learn so many useless and fascinating things?! <3
Great short format podcast
Who knew you could learn so much in so little time? Great short format podcast for those times you dont have hours to listen, but want to learn something new.
Informative and pleasant
Host has a pleasant voice, episodes are short, sweet and jam-packed with interesting tidbits that I had no prior knowledge of. Excellent choice if you'd like to learn more about a variety of topics, but don't have the time to listen to long and in-depth podcasts.