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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!

Jan 29, 2019

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, even if it means inhaling strange gasses, being stung by wasps, or swallowing patient's bodily fluids.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

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Jan 22, 2019

What is the oldest playable instrument we've found?  How do you make music with lightning?  From clacking rocks together to the magnificent Marble Machine, musical instruments are as varied as our imaginations.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

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Jan 15, 2019

Mankind has waged war for many reasons: land, oil, a pretty face, a wooden bucket, you name it.  How did a pig put the US and UK on the brink of war in Canada?  Who declares hostility over watermelon?  And what about the Golden Stool?

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

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Jan 8, 2019

Sigmund Freud may be the father of psychoanalysis, but he got a LOT of stuff wrong.

Special guest extravaganza with Bunny Trails, Ignorance Was Bliss, Interesting Sex, and The Story Behind podcasts.

 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

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Jan 1, 2019

7 billion people spread across 59 million square miles, but we all need to eat and we eat more things that are than same than different.  Learn about pizza preference, drunk foods, and truly unique fare around the world.

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Music by Chris Haugen

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