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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 30, 2021

As a special treat and thank-you to all my gracious and kind supporters, I present my take on the origin of the jack-o-lantern from its Irish folklore roots.  

If you've been a long-time follower of my buddy Shawn at Ink and Ash (formerly Stories of Yore and Yours), you may have heard this version, and you'll...


Oct 26, 2021

♪♫This is Halloween!  This is Halloween!♫♪  Supporters on our Patreon and fans in our FB group chose the topics for today's episode (plus now there's a sub-reddit)

01:35 sorting Dracula fact from fiction

07:49 how horror stars got their stars

20:01 when did clowns become scary

23:29 the history behind...


Oct 13, 2021

Twins, synchronicity, science, anomalies, and dark mysteries.


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In 1940, a pair of twin boys, only three weeks old, were put up for adoption in Ohio.  Separate families adopted each...


Oct 6, 2021

From Irish selkies to Japanese kitsune, from Navajo skin-walkers to Ethiopian werehyenas, there doesn't seem to be a culture in the world that doesn't have at least one shape-shifter in its folklore or mythology.

Personal update:

Hey, so can we talk for a minute? Come sit by the fire while I dump out my purse. You might...