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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!

Dec 24, 2021

Happy holidays to all my beautiful Brainiacs!  Enjoy this bonus mini episode on a bit of history that, while not obscure, should be better-known (and taken to heart) by more people -- the WWI Christmas Truce.


Dec 21, 2021

Voted on by our Patreon, we look at the what, how, and for-gods-sake-why of some of those most hated holiday songs!

02:40 Banned songs

08:09 Wonderful Christmastime

10:45 Chipmunks Song

16:36 Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)

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Dec 14, 2021

Strategic reserves -- everything from Canadian maple syrup to seeds -- are intended to stabilize prices or to help us survive, in both the short and long term.  So what are we keeping and why?  (and what happens if someone steals it?!)

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Dec 7, 2021

From music hall to Red Dwarf, pantomime to Absolutely Fabulous, we look at the history of British comedy, the names, shows, and historical events that made it what it is today.

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Dec 1, 2021

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and it's been downhill for New World peoples ever since.  Today we look at residential schools, the occupation of Alcatraz by Indians of All Tribes, the Oka crisis (aka the Mohawk resistance), and Sacheen Littlefeather's Oscar speech.

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