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 60: Ep. 59: This week I learned the only way to use your phone at night without messing with your sleep, and more

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

episode 59: Ep. 57: This week I learned what it would take to obliterate all life on Earth, and more

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

episode 51: Ep. 50: This week I learned flight times are longer now than they were 50 years ago, and more

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


 2017-06-02  12m