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A bite-sized edition of the Stuff You Should Know podcast that fans have grown to love, 15-minute-or-less episodes about the most interesting things in the world around us.
||iSmell||Two men once had a dream - to add smell to the internet. And they almost gave it to us.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Safety Pins||Safety pins are so ubiquitous, we take them for granted. But that’s the genius of their design – they work so intuitively they might as well have come from nature. Instead, they were invented by a man who never went to the trouble of patenting them.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lemonade||Ever wonder where lemonade came from? Let’s up the stakes a little, what about pink lemonade? Well wonder no more! Join Josh and Chuck as they (briefly) cover the history of putting lemons together with sugar and water and coming up with something great.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Vomitoria||A vomitorium was a place where ancient Romans went to make themselves throw up after gorging themselves at a sumptuous banquet. Everybody knows that. Except that’s not true at all. Learn about what vomitoria were in this episode and impress your frien||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Labor Day||Labor Day, the day when most people in America paradoxically take off work, is actually rooted in some deeply radical and anarchistic thinking. Learn all about this most subversive of American holidays in this episode of Short Stuff.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Exploding Manholes||If you live in a big city in a cold climate, you should keep an eye out for 100-pound cast-iron manhole covers suddenly launching 50 feet into the air. It’s unnervingly common and we’ll tell you why.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Korean Fan Death||There’s a commonly-held belief in Korea that if you fall asleep with a fan blowing on your face you may die in your sleep from it. And while this idea is found nowhere else in the world, Korean culture has come up with some interesting explanations.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||William King||Did you know that the United States has had one Vice-President who was sworn in on foreign soil? Well it turns out that may be the least interesting part of the story of William Rufus King.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Grandfather Clocks||If you've ever wondered why a grandfather clock is called a grandfather clock and you have 12 minutes to spare, this is your lucky day. Listen in to the brand new Short Stuff series. It's everything you want from Josh and Chuck, and less!||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
These episodes are a delightful throwback to the early days of SYSK, when episodes were short, except these are much more polished than the 2008 episodes. It is also helpful that the episodes show up in their own feed, as well as in the Stuff You Should Know feed.
Short and Sweet!
There's nothing worse than having to get out of the car and go to work in the middle of a long podcast. I've learned so much from Stuff You Should Know over the years, and trust anything the two hosts put their stamp on. Having smaller, bite-sized episodes makes the show that much more portable and flexible. Win/win!
Please put these in this feed again!
I like this shorter podcast. Please put them back in this short only feed.