This Week I Learned

Your audio guide to the most fascinating and fun revelations, reports, and studies on the internet. Quick, concise, and infectiously entertaining, This Week I Learned promises to make learning fun again.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 11m. Bisher sind 80 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 14 hours 49 minutes


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episode 70: Ep. 69: This week I learned how female dolphins are weaponizing their vaginas to fight the underwater patriarchy, and more

How dolphins fight 'the man' | Beware the nocebo effect | The mystery of the Amber Room | Europe's radioactive pigs problem


 2017-10-13  13m

episode 69: Ep. 68: This week I learned spoilers can actually make a story better, and more

Embrace the spoiler | Your parents' gender bias | Why clowns creep us out | How stress impairs


 2017-10-06  14m

episode 68: Ep. 67: This week I learned a good mood can make the flu vaccine more effective, and more

Happiness, the flu, and you | Which personality are you, cat? | The dinosaur-devouring frog | The bizarre aero-cure of the 1920s


 2017-09-29  12m

episode 67: Ep. 66: This week I learned you should absolutely beat yourself up a little the next time you fail, and more

The emotional trick to dealing with failure | Lightning-inducing cargo ships | The evolution of the giraffe's long neck | The Alaskan town overrun by bald eagles


 2017-09-22  11m

episode 66: Ep. 65: This week I learned the science behind out-of-body experiences, and more

The science of OBEs | The plastic inside us | All hail Viking warrior princesses! | Chocolate's dark medicinal history


 2017-09-15  15m

episode 65: Ep. 64: This week I learned your unfulfilled coffee craving is wreaking havoc with your memory, and more

The power of a coffee craving | Swordfish heat their eyeballs | Wild dogs' democratic sneezing fit | Haagen-Dazs’ New York origins


 2017-09-08  12m

episode 64: Ep. 63: This week I learned the beloved starfish is a surprisingly brutal killer, and more

The murderous starfish | The color of breakfast | Our drug-addicted fish | A musical medical miracle


 2017-09-01  14m

episode 63: Ep. 62: This week I learned our brains can predict the future, and more

Your clairvoyant brain | Live in the moment: take photos! | The quest for space bread | The venom that broke the mold


 2017-08-25  14m

episode 62: Ep. 61: This week I learned late-night snacking might make you more prone to sunburns, and more

Midnight snacking and sunburns | Why we hold babies on the left | Disney’s propaganda machine | The science of sound underwater


 2017-08-18  15m

episode 61: Ep. 60: This week I learned it might be possible to learn while you sleep, and more

Finally, sleep-learning! | Your impeccably organized taste system | Brilliant bees | When athletes used cocaine to train


 2017-08-11  16m