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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!

Aug 27, 2019

As voted on by our patrons, we look at three non-Europeans who saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust of WWI--a Japanese Christian, an Indian Hindu, and a Moroccan Muslim--and were honored as Righteous Among The Nations. 

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Aug 20, 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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Aug 13, 2019

Remember that time you were stuck in traffic for more than an hour?  Imagine if that lasted a whole day.  Or two.  Or twelve!  Today we look at a biblical traffic jam, ships stranded for years, and flight delays like you wouldn't believe.

00:56 Beijing 12-day jam

10:32 8 years in the Suez canal

17:29 Our no-fly...


Aug 6, 2019

In our instantly-connected world, there are entire groups of people you may never have heard of, whether they have never had contact with others or they live alongside the better known population.  Learn about the Sami of Norway, Yali of New Guinea, Ladakhi of India, and more.

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