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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!

Jul 31, 2018

Death doesn’t mean everything stop for you.  There are lots of ways we can live on after shuffling off the mortal coil.  From body parts taken from famous bodies, to cells that won't stop growing, to a taxidermied person on display in a museum, we look at bodies and body parts that don't let death slow them...


Jul 24, 2018

I’m pretty good at this wife business, but I can’t say that I would take over my husband’s public office after his death, re-edit his film to launch a genre-defining franchise, or kill an enemy general after he was over-run.  However, there are a lot of women in history who would, and did, all those things and...


Jul 17, 2018

“The body is a temple and it’s our job to decorate it."  From tatau in Polynesia to Sailor Jerry to the oppressed class that gave rise to the Yakuza, we touch on some highlights from the history of tattoos. 

Huge thanks to my guest presenter Mike "Hobbit" Bickett from Geeks Under the Influence Podcast network. ...


Jul 10, 2018

We all lose things -- keys, wallets, patience -- but how do you lose an entire city?  Hear the stories of three American towns built in a hurry but kept off the map, secure Soviet enclaves known by their post codes, ancient cities found by modern technology, and the ingenious engineering of underground...


Jul 6, 2018

For Independence Day, we're doing a two-parter on heroic animals, innovations from the field, and noteworthy bad-asses.

Topics include a pigeon who saved hundreds of lives, a crossbow for grenades and Jack Churchill, who went into WWI with a claymore and bagpipes, despite not being Scottish.

Reach out and touch Moxie...