Stuff You Should Know

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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If you live in the Northeastern U.S. then you may know someone who has had Lyme disease. But it's spreading all over the country and parts of the world. Learn all about this tick-borne disease today.


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 2019-09-17  50m
 
 

SYSK Selects: How Wills Work


Whether it's oral, scrawled in blood or signed on a deathbed everyone should have a will. But how do they actually work? Join Chuck and Josh as they explain that "of sound mind" thing in this classic episode.


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 2019-09-14  41m
 
 

Special Effects: A Short History


Special effects have been around since the first movies. In fact, the techniques the earliest filmmakers created are still around today, we just use computers to do them faster and cheaper. Put on your beret and get ready for SYSK film class.


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 2019-09-12  57m
 
 

Short Stuff: Papasan Chairs


Oh, the papasan. What a chair! But where did it come from? And what does the name mean? The answers lie within.


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 2019-09-11  14m
 
 

How Government Shutdowns Work


Every year Congress decides how the federal government will spend money. Simple enough, but in practice politics tend to mess it up. Sometimes it gets so messy the budget doesn’t get passed and parts of the government shut down. Then the hurting begins.


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 2019-09-10  55m
 
 

SYSK Selects: How Ouija Boards Work


Although most people who've used Ouija boards don't think they're communicating with the beyond, there is something mysterious about how it works. Learn the ins and outs of the popular parlor game that sprang directly from the 19th-century spiritualism movement in this classic episode.


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 2019-09-07  36m
 
 

What's the deal with MSG?


MSG got a bad rap in the 70s and 80s. But what is it exactly and how bad is it for you? The answers to those questions lie within.


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 2019-09-05  59m
 
 

Short Stuff: Barbed Wire


Barbed wire changed the Western US as much as the railroad and the six-shooter. Before barbed wire arrived, the West was free and open; after, the West became concentrated in the hands of a few big ranchers. No wonder it was called “devil’s rope.”


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 2019-09-04  14m
 
 

Ed Gein: The Serial Killer's Serial Killer


Any movie featuring a deranged killer who’s perversely devoted to his mother and makes things out of human skin has a real-life person named Ed Gein to thank for inspiration. He was Buffalo Bill, Norman Bates, and Leatherface all rolled into one.


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 2019-09-03  49m
 
 

SYSK Selects: How Icebergs Work


Icebergs: floating chunks of ice. True, but whoa there. Scientists are learning that there's a lot more to icebergs. Appropriately enough, we've only come to understand the tip of the iceberg and recent research shows there's plenty more to uncover.


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 2019-08-31  37m