Best Facts and Trivia podcasts — Say "Today I Learned" every day (Updated November 2018; image)   public [subscription 236529]
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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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TED Radio Hour
Weekly
 
Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
 
A show that delves into topics that seem mundane, annoying and sometimes downright boring - to reveal that they're surprisingly awesome.
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and a celebrity co-host invite guests on stage in front of a live audience to tell us something we don’t know. The co-hosts — a mix of leaders in science, academia, sports, media, and comedy — grill the guests, and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new topic, a new co-host, and new guests. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker to keep everyone honest. Think of the mos ...
 
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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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Every Little Thing
Monthly+
 
ARRRRR pirate peg legs really a thing? Who invented the Cha Cha Slide? How old is Winnie the Pooh? ELT is here to answer your burning questions. If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to elt@gimletmedia.com. Every Little Thing is produced Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.
 
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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Part-Time Genius
Weekly+
 
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.
 
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
 
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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.
 
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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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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The Story Behind
Monthly+
 
The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.
 
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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The Forum
Weekly
 
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
 
Interested in science, technology, machinery, engineering and the 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
 
Paula Poundstone is on a quest to gather all of the world's knowledge. Or, as she puts it, "to get less stupid, one topic at a time." Follow her search as she looks to scientists, researchers, and experts for evidence about everything from what music cats like to the fluid dynamics of spilling coffee. "Every week, we'll keep looking for knowledge," says Paula, "because we know we left it somewhere."
 
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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.
 
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives.
 
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
 
TodayIFoundOut.com’s Daily Knowledge podcast bringing you new interesting facts every weekday for you to feed your brain with.
 
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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, or was a weekly podcast, now it's a hopefully whenever podcast! What used to be Razzle and Dan laboring 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, is now Razzle and fun random guests! Listen to the show every week as they take you on a tour de force of fun-filled factoids in less tim ...
 
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The Hidden Almanac
Weekly+
 
Interesting "Facts" every M-W-F
 
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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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.
 
A show with a metric poop ton of triva for the fun loving listener.
 
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The Daily Dose
Daily
 
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
 
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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Spend sixty minutes of your life listening and learning about this week’s Important Thing.
 
An unofficial podcast dedicated to profiling the Quora community
 
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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Intercourse
Monthly
 
Intercourse is a collection of conversations about everyday life. Guests share their ideas about topics ranging from productivity and motivation to health and happiness. The podcast is hosted by Ali Abdaal, a Cambridge University medicine graduate who now works as a junior doctor.
 
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The Symbolic World
Monthly+
 
The Symbolic World looks at symbolism in all its forms, from its source in sacred stories and images to contemporary culture and ultimately how it shapes the very world we encounter.
 
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Born and raised in Columbia, Maria Fernanda Cardoso is one of Latin-America’s leading figures in the contemporary art world. She blends together nature and science into wondrous pieces of art. Take a listen to this week's self improvement with Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art.…
 
Dr. Jessica Rett is an Associate Professor in UCLA's Linguistics Department who joins Jonathan to discuss the power & nuances of words, breaks down the concepts of what "dog whistles" are, code-switching, how words evolve, endangered languages, and more. Find Jessica’s work at http://linguistics.ucla.edu/people/Rett/index.html A great podcast a ...…
 
02-30 — город Мичуринск, сельское хозяйство и малые города. Про многое Данил не рассказал — собор в долине города, футуристический музей соцреализма, уникальную структуру городской среды в виде плотной малоэтажной застройки, фантастические здания — подробнее об в инстаграме в самое ближайшее время — instagram.com/b0zify 13-25 — люди и смысл жиз ...…
 
Will and Mango dig into their favorite ballpark treat to talk about the surprisingly layered story of nachos. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices…
 
You know that heartbreak of the schoolyard – finders keepers, losers weepers? That’s actual law in a great many grown up places. Enter the murky legal world of finding something that belongs to someone else, from buried treasure to a misplaced ring. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers. ...…
 
When you think of Florida, what's likely to come to mind are shiny beachfront high-rises, poured concrete and strip mall-meets-strip bar sprawl. And for that you'd be forgiven. But what many people don't know is that Florida's backroads hide some historical gems, where the state's past is preserved on the walls - and sometimes even in the food. ...…
 
Where does bubblegum flavor come from? A bubblegum bush? A beaver’s butt? We track down the original bubblegum flavor formula, and find out what’s in there. Plus, why turkey eggs aren’t a thing. Guests: Philadelphia events expert Scott Bruce, confectioners Bob Boutin and Mauricio Bobadilla, turkey biologist James Dickson and birder Laura Ericks ...…
 
It is on this day that two professors from the Ravencoast School of Divinity and their various companions embark on another road trip. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
In 2016, five years into the Syrian war - when more than a quarter of a million people had already died and more than 11 million were displaced - Harriet Lamb, CEO of peace and conflict charity International Alert, visited a school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. In spite of the bloodshed and upheaval, she quickly learned these Syrians hadn't l ...…
 
The notion that there was an ass, or a donkey, and an ox present at the birth of Christ is not in the Bible, yet it is one of the earliest and most persistent images in the representations of the Nativity even until today. I explore the symbolism surrounding this Christmas tradition and how it shows us the purpose of extra-biblical traditions.I ...…
 
Every day we’re bombarded with information and, with each new story or alternative fact, we have to decide what we believe to be true. But some of the mental short cuts we take to sift through this material allow us to be deceived: past experiences, political beliefs and laziness can all cloud our judgment. In this episode of The Why Factor, Sa ...…
 
When Toronto attorney Charles Vance Millar died in 1926, he left behind a mischievous will that promised a fortune to the woman who gave birth to the most children in the next 10 years. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow the Great Stork Derby and the hope and controversy it brought to Toronto's largest families d ...…
 
This week, a tribute to Stan “The Man” Lee. Co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom and more! We drown our sorrows in wine while discussing Stan’s contributions to comic books and pop culture as well as his numbers film cameo ...…
 
In this episode of Stuff You Should Know, Josh and Chuck discuss kleptomania, a disorder in which people have an overwhelming impulse to steal unnecessary items. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.how ...…
 
Will and Mango go deep into their chess cave to determine: what's the most dangerous styles of chess, why did the game move from the battlefield to the royal court, and if a billion people to play chess, can that stop an alien invasion? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to le ...…
 
Today we are interrupted by Pastor Drom, who is ready to return the Skull of the Queen of the People of the Golden Skulls. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
As he metaphorically brushed his shoulders off while working the press circuit during NFL Hall of Fame induction festivities in August — shoulders that would soon don a signature gold jacket — former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said something that turned a few heads. That’s not unusual for the outspoken former player turned broadcaste ...…
 
When we focus so much on achievement and success, it's easy to lose sight of joy. This hour, TED speakers search for joy in unexpected places, and explain why it's crucial to a fulfilling life. Speakers include inventor Simone Giertz, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee, journalist David Baron, and musician Meklit Hadero.…
 
Olive oil is one of Mother Nature's greatest gifts to humanity. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the NUMBER ONE OIL, right here, right now. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffwor ...…
 
California has a whale festival and Alaska an annual bald eagle fete. But is it any surprise that Florida takes the cake as the wackiest in the union, bypassing its omnipresent alligators to spotlight less captivating critters like earthworms and swamp frogs? On the east coast, near Vero Beach in the tiny town of Fellsmere (pop. roughly 5,500), ...…
 
Coal is a commodity that’s often been considered dirty, old fashioned and cheap, a humble black stone that evokes images of soot covered workers. And yet this lump of energy became the essential fuel for industrialisation all over the world, transforming societies and launching empires. But this transformative power came at a cost, as well as b ...…
 
Sorry for the delayed episode this week! If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have seen that I went to DC Podfest. And the first day I was there, I woke up with the beginnings of a cold. Luckily, I was able to get a hold of a bottle of Zicam fairly quickly and stave off the cold for a few days … until I got home. And then, it hit. ...…
 
We got the chance to sit down with Mr. Neil Cross of TFI CAD Tips, live at Autodesk University, to discuss everything CAD. Stretching back to the early versions of AutoCAD up through CAD in the cloud and future looking predictions, we have it all! No matter the CAD package you use, this will be for you.…
 
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. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/adverti ...…
 
Today we remember a cheesemonger who made a terrible mistake. It is the Feast Day of Brie, and in the garden, there are acorns. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
Crown Heights has always been kind of a weird neighborhood in Brooklyn. Haitian and other Caribbean transplants living uncomfortable shoulder to uncomfortable shoulder with Hasidic Jews. It wasn't always as uncomfortable as when the 1991 riots - sparked by an accident involving Rebbe Schneerson's motorcade and two Guyanese children - erupted, b ...…
 
Introducing Committed. Love is not a competition. Except sometimes it is. Susan and Dan are baseball reporters at rival newspapers competing for scoops and sources. Yet they still manage to kiss goodnight and drive each other to the airport. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And ...…
 
SPONSORED BY: Audible. For a limited time you can get three months of Audible for $6.95/month. It includes one credit toward anything in their unmatched library plus two of any Audible originals. Go to https://www.audible.com/ndq or text ndq to 500 500. Discuss this episode here STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE Semper Fidelis How Did ‘Fido’ Become the D ...…
 
With summer on the way it's time to start digging out the mozzie coils and insect spray. If you've ever wondered why insects feel the need to bite us in the first place though, then let Dr Eliza Middleton from the Invertebrate Behaviour and Ecology Lab at the University of Sydney explain.
 
Jeff Chen is head of UCLA’s new Cannabis Research Initiative who joins Jonathan to break down what exactly makes marijuana tic. They discuss the numerous medicinal properties of THC, how it works, its effect on the mind & body, new cannabis research breakthroughs, marijuana laws, and more! Find Jeff’s work a thttps://www.uclahealth.org/cannabis ...…
 
In Utah, lives a 106-acre stand of Quaking Aspen trees that are all genetically identical because they are all growing from the same massive root system. It’s Pando, the most massive, and almost certainly oldest (by far) organism on Earth. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to ...…
 
Jacob "Stitch" DuranLas VegasIt was a blessing made in heaven to be in Creed. I got a call that they wanted me to be in the film, and I didn't have to audition. I was the cutman for Michael B. Jordan, and what a great time I had. I spent six weeks wrapping his hands and talking to him one-on-one. I told the director, Ryan Coogler, "If I see thi ...…
 
I start by the first verse in Genesis and then follow the tread of symbolism, the pattern of Heaven and Earth all through the Bible and finally into the life of Christ. Original video:https://youtu.be/9Ddf-9DXASQMy links: patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pageauvideospaypal: https://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageauwebsite: http://www.thesymbolicworl ...…
 
How did goldfish come to dominate our fish bowls and pet stores? We dive into the history of America’s favorite finned pet. Plus, the fanciest goldfish money can buy, and the best pet in a vocal performance. Guests: Katherine "Kasey" Grier, the pet historian; Dave Mandley, goldfish freak. Thanks to caller Liana, pet owners Kerry Ann, Stephanie ...…
 
Today we remember the bravery of a nursemaid. It is the Feast Day of the Cardboard Judge, and in the garden, it has begin to frost. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck threw a football during position drills in June 2018 - the first time he had done so in front of reporters since the team shut him down in October 2017 as he tried to work his way back from a 2015 shoulder injury. But during his summer practice, Luck was chucking a college football - not an NFL one.Tha ...…
 
The Xbox startup sound is an audio logo that’s become synonymous with the game console. But its origins are rooted in solving a logistical problem; how to entertain gamers while they wait for their machines to finish booting up. Featuring Sound Designer and Composer Brian Schmidt and Sound Designer, Composer and Berklee Professor, Michael Sweet ...…
 
Fake News - sometimes it’s obvious to spot, other times it requires more thoughtful investigation. That’s a fact checker’s job; dedicated researchers trying to flesh out what is true and what is not in the deluge of information we see every day. In 2015 the International Fact Checking Network was established to give strength to this small but d ...…
 
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was training for a career as a history teacher when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. She suspended her studies to enlist as a sniper in the Red Army, where she discovered a remarkable talent for shooting enemy soldiers. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll trace the career of "Lady Death," th ...…
 
As the swingers in the famous movie The Swingers said, "Las Vegas, baby!" That's what we're talking about this week because Tom went to Vegas and has bravely decided to break the law and disclose what happened there. And what happened in Vegas? Well, Tom had a terrible time. On an unrelated note, Tim went to a taping of his favorite TV show (no ...…
 
00:58 — выбор названия для подкаста 03:04 — выступление Барбары Шер на TED https://youtu.be/H2rG4Dg6xyI 10:50 — фильмы выпуска: The Room (2003); the Disaster Artist (2017) 21:00 — упомянутый автор: Александр Павлов. Ссылка на работы https://www.hse.ru/org/persons/3626718#sci Ссылка на книги https://www.ozon.ru/person/27930081/ 22:00 — разговор ...…
 
Sure it's everywhere and there's a more-than-90-percent chance you eat it once a month. But we'll bet you don't know the full history of that pizza (or tomato pie) you're about to chow down on. Join Chuck and Josh as they explain it to you, bite by bite. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/adverti ...…
 
From plants that eat rats and frogs, to the strange reason bats curl up in pitcher plants, Will and Mango explore the strange world of Carnivorous Plants. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffwo ...…
 
How likely are assassination attempts on heads of state to succeed?
 
Today marks the day that Eland the Younger first described the Emperor Millipede. It is the Feast Day of St. Parsiva, who remains holy despite knowing what caused her visions. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
 
Erik Jensen was doing time at Clinton Correctional Facility, a high-security prison in Upstate New York, for a parole violation on an armed robbery conviction in 2011 when a riot popped off in the yard. Jensen's time was almost up and he didn't want any problems, but the guards couldn't care less. Anybody on the yard was fair game. The hacks be ...…
 
Original broadcast date: November 21, 2014. In this episode, we explore ways to find quiet in our busy lives. How can we step back and make time to reflect in an increasingly distracted and hurried world? Guests include environmentalist John Francis, authors Susan Cain and Gavin Pretor-Pinney, musician Megan Washington, and writer Pico Iyer.…
 
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!
 
Yogurt has been touted as a health food, but is it? Maybe. If you eat it every day. We get into the rich and creamy history of this supposed miracle food in today's episode. Take a listen! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podc ...…
 
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