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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.

3139 - Selects: How Famines Work
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  • 3139 - Selects: How Famines Work

    It's common knowledge that famines are usually caused by major droughts: Rain doesn't fall, crops don't grow, and people go hungry. But recent research suggests that while weather may trigger famines, they may actually be more of a human-made catastrophe. Find out more in this classic episode.

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    Sat, 13 Apr 2024
  • 3138 - Testosterone and Estrogen: Wondrous Hormones

    We think of estrogen and testosterone as the female and male sex hormones and they may seem kind of gross (is that just Josh?), but that simple understanding is way off. A magical biochemical dance between the two creates everything from bones to moods.

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    Thu, 11 Apr 2024
  • 3137 - Short Stuff: Straitjackets

    Straitjackets aren't really a thing anymore unless you're watching a movie or TV show. Or in prison. That's the sad truth.

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    Wed, 10 Apr 2024
  • 3136 - The 1977 Women's Conference That Changed America

    The 70s were the decade of the woman in the US. America finally was coming around to the understanding women and men are equals and the government sponsored a conference to advance women’s rights. The opposition that arose changed the fabric of America.

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    Tue, 09 Apr 2024
  • 3135 - Selects: All the Gold In Fort Knox: Meh

    When Fort Knox was built in the 1930s to house America’s gold supply, it was billed as an impenetrable, impregnable, don’t-even-think-of-trying vault. But as the world has moved further away from gold, the stockpile’s lost a bit of its luster. Learn all about it in this classic episode.

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    Sat, 06 Apr 2024
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