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The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions

Customer Reviews

Enjoyable but a little short

Love the podcast. Not super-in depth on any subject and a little short, but enjoyable. Pressenter is solid enough but editing is a little cluncky at times.

Comparable to Stuff You Should know.

Beautiful program

I highly encourage everybody to listen to this program and subscribe it. It is based on science and some episodes William or his guests refers to religion and different cultures. The most beautiful thing is that the program is very neutral when it comes to religion and culture.

Thanks for the good work and keep it up

A different look

A good podcast that makes the listen consider why something they take for granted or as basic is the way it is. There are reasons for every little thing in our society and often we never think to look at what they are. While not every episode does this as well as others, generally I leave each podcast with several thought provoking questions and answers!