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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!

Oct 9, 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept 15 to Oct 15.  Join us in celebrating cultural touchstones and famous people, as well as learning things like the distinction between Latino and Hispanic.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Oct 2, 2018

Will Shel Silverstein turn your kids into cannibals? Is a baby penguin spreading the "gay agenda"?  We look at children, young adult, and LGBTQ books challenged or banned for silly reasons.

 

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Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Sep 18, 2018

Goats are the internet’s second favorite animal, a ruminant quadruped that gives us milk, meat, fiber, and hilarious videos.  Legend has it they also discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls, cataract surgery, and coffee. They can climb seemingly impossible heights and escape every kind of fence mankind has invented.  They...


Aug 28, 2018

Genghis Kahn's empire killed 2/3 of Northern China, but people under his rule knew unrivaled gender equality and religious freedom.  Mother Teresa gave aid to the poor, but also encouraged their suffering.  Spiky cacti sometimes contain life-sustaining water, and even the most beautiful roses have thorns.  We’re all...


Aug 21, 2018

There is a literal world of funeral practices to choose from, from an Irish wake to Tibetan sky burial, from New Orleans Jazz funerals to Balinese ngaben cremation, from being buried in a car-shaped coffin in Ghana to burying the head of family with a funnel in their mouth in Nigeria, so you can give them palm...