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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!

Apr 24, 2018

A microphone is a good enough platform for getting back at people, but an entire recording studio is even better.  Popular music is littered with songs getting back at an ex lover, from Waylon Jennings to Taylor Swift, but a fair number of the tracks you know by heart are actually clap-backs to the people in the mixing...

Apr 17, 2018

From trolls and griefers, to crashing virtual funerals and spreading digital plagues, we look at online gamers ruining everyone else's fun in the first of our series We Can't Have Nice Things.

Apr 10, 2018

Small things can have reverberating effects on history, both good and bad.  In 1453, the great walled city of Constantinople, which had withstood sieges for 1,100 years, fell to the Ottomans...because someone left the door open.

Apr 3, 2018

Mel Brooks said it best, “It’s good to be the king.”  There’s the seemingly limitless power and unspendable amounts of wealth.  On the flip-side, though, there’s the back-stabbing, political intrigue, and of course, the inbreeding to deal with.