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Your Brain on Facts

Things you never knew and a few things you thought you did know.  Imagine a Venn diagram where the podcasts Lore and Good Job, Brain! overlap with the YouTube channel Today I Found Out and the countdown episodes on CineFix - that's Your Brain On Facts!

Apr 7, 2020

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01:40 Puritans and Mother Shipton

04:31 Popes

07:31 Planet Clarion

09:50 Community

12:00 Harriet Livermore

13:19 Prophet Hen of Leeds

16:34 Millerites

21:44 Listen, Rinse, Repeat; Reviews4Good, promo: Ghost Town 

24:43 Heaven's Gate

29:11 Harold Camping

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Mar 31, 2020

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While we're sheltering in place from the pandemic, we look at how people dealt with the intense shortages of the Great Depression and WWII.

02:05 Aunt Sammy

04:00 Eleanor Roosevelt

07:00 Sample menu

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09:08 Foods still with us

12:26 Flour...


Mar 24, 2020

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Be a smart cookie and don't fall for these food-based urban legends and conspiracy theories.  (Sorry for all the thumps.  My new mic stand is not compatible with my wild gesticulations.)

00:05 Vocal Fries promo

01:54 McDonald's

07:41 New Coke, Monster, tap water

13:04 Kosher tax

14: 56...


Mar 17, 2020

Follow the stories of five people (an outlaw, a murderess, a nightclub dancer, a natural wonder, and a first lady) who covered a lot of ground... after they died.

01:58 Elmer McGurdy

07:24 Hazel Farris

11:48 Marie O'Day

16:55 Julia Pastrana

25:37 Eva Peron

Mentioned: Marie O'Day's Palace Car

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Mar 10, 2020

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It's birthday time for both the show and the host here at Your Brain On Facts, so let's go around the world to see how different people celebrate theirs.

01:55 Backstory

04:53 New World

09:46 Europe

16:35 India/Nepal

19:09 Africa

22:00 Gratitude

25:01 Asia

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