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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!

May 21, 2019

Post-op's been a bit rough, so to tide you over until the next proper episode, here are some fan-selected favorite clips as well as the first episode of our new show, Science with Savannah Age 7.

 

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May 14, 2019

In the first "Like Butter in the Bank," we talked about strategic reserves -- Canadian maple syrup, Chinese pork, Indian cotton, European butter, and American raisins -- intended to stabilize prices.  Today we look at stockpiles designed to help us survive, in both the short and long term.

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May 7, 2019

Some of the most iconic photos of the 20th century, from "Migrant Mother" during the Great Depression to "The Dying Marine" in Vietnam, were taken by women making their way in an industry that was not prepared for them.

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Migrant Mother

Pics *of* Jessie Beals

Dickie Chapell's Last Rites

 

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Apr 30, 2019

There is something in modern man that makes him look at society and say “I could do this better, but smaller, and over there.”  What does it take to build a utopia?  No one knows yet, because they've all failed.

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Apr 23, 2019

This topic came from our monthly Patreon topic poll.  It didn't win, but a patron was curious how I would make this topic interesting.

What do you know about Finland? ... That's what I thought!  So sit back, close your eyes (unless you're driving) and fill your brain with fine Finnish facts.

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