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.

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Blue-blockers for smartphone addicts | Jimmy wants to lower Jimmy's stress | Who's the boss? Baby knows. | The great Mona Lisa heist of 1911


 2017-08-04  16m

episode 58: Ep. 58: This week I learned why so many people order tomato juice on airplanes, and more

The science of bad airplane food | Why you're such a mosquito magnet | Ban soap! | The shy shark


 2017-07-28  9m

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The surprising resilience of life | Jane Austen, home brewer | You're junk, DNA | The mind-cleansing effect of showering


 2017-07-21  15m

episode 57: Ep. 56: This week I learned praying mantises are killing your hummingbirds and eating their brains, and more

Praying mantises go for the brain | Frogs have ridiculously soft tongues | The 'poorly sleeping grandparent hypothesis' | Coral's magnificent protective glow


 2017-07-14  12m

episode 56: Ep. 55: This week I learned even smelling your food can make you fat, and more

How smell affects your weight | The memory boost of forgetfulness | Frogs, evolutionary opportunists | The inspiring fiction of Betty Crocker


 2017-07-07  12m

episode 55: Ep. 54: This week I learned just having your phone nearby is making you dumber, and more

The smartphone brain drain | The funky thing blinking does to your brain | The sisterhood of traveling vampire bats | How a California mailman gave us avocados


 2017-06-30  12m

episode 54: Ep. 53: This week I learned that looking at puppies can save your marriage, and more

An excuse to look at puppies! | Heat-related airplane delays | The sea’s paragon of parenting | The most spectacular migration on Earth


 2017-06-23  12m

episode 53: Ep. 52: This week I learned that a low-carb diet may be changing your personality, and more

New diet, new you | Spain's time-zone woes | The mysteriously flexible pine trees | The dark origin of the word 'gypped'


 2017-06-16  13m

episode 52: Ep. 51: This week I learned the dark origin story of the seat belt, and more

Hugh DeHaven was obsessed with accidents | A raven's revenge | The better, simpler way to wash your hands


 2017-06-09  10m

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Airline regress | Rainmaking fungi | Semantic satiation | The spider web that gets stronger the more it kills


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