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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!

Jun 25, 2019

Einstein didn't flunk math, people in Columbus's time didn't think the earth was flat, and lemmings don't fling themselves off cliffs.

Why is it the false facts spread so quickly and dig in so deep?

02:10 Everything you think you know about pirates

08:00 Ellis Island name changes

13:05 Sharks don't get cancer

20:50...


Jun 18, 2019

My father was a sci-fi fan of the old school.  The man had the entire original Star Trek series on VHS, commercial free, and an Enterprise technical manual.  So in his honor, a little late for Father's Day, we go back in time to look to the future as we dive into the wormhole of classic sci-fi.   With segments voiced by...


Jun 16, 2019

(Science With Savannah, Age 7 will be on the YBOF feed while we try to work out some technical problems with its feed.)

How do dogs bark?  Do they have different barks for different reasons?  Do wolves bark?

Music by audionautix.com



Jun 8, 2019

(Science With Savannah, Age 7 will be on the YBOF feed while we try to work out some technical problems with its feed.)

 

Why is all this air moving?  Are there different kinds of wind?  What is equilibrium?

 Music by audionautix.com