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 What's the deal with Baby Boomers?

Baby Boomers are probably the most talked about generation in American history. But who are these people and how did they help shape the country we know today? Find out all about the big boom in today's episode. See more »

How Feeding Babies Works: The Bottle

 How Feeding Babies Works: The Bottle

The decision to bottle feed a baby instead of breast-feeding is a weighty one these days, fraught with supposed developmental pitfalls and very real social implications. But is bottle feeding a bad thing? And are benefits of breast-feeding overestimated? See more »

How Feeding Babies Works: The Breast

 How Feeding Babies Works: The Breast

Breast milk is considered a perfect food for infants, so much so that for the first four to six months of life, a baby can subsist on mother’s milk alone. Learn all about the most fascinating milk around and the science behind it in this episode. See more »

Human Blockheads: A Real Thing

 Human Blockheads: A Real Thing

Human blockheads are performers who hammer nails and things into their noses. Yup. That's a thing. And it isn't a trick either - anyone can do it. Just please don't try to. See more »

Can you live without a bank account?

 Can you live without a bank account?

Seems like it would be nearly impossible to live without a bank account these days. But it is possible! Learn all about banking and personal finance in today's riveting episode. See more »

The Stuff You Should Know 2016 Christmas Extravaganza in 3-D!

 The Stuff You Should Know 2016 Christmas Extravaganza in 3-D!

It’s the most wonderful time of year again! Time for Josh and Chuck to take you on a cozy, hall-decked ride full of glad tidings right into the heart of the holiday spirit! See more »

The Golden Age of Grave Robbing: Stuff You Should Know Live in London

 The Golden Age of Grave Robbing: Stuff You Should Know Live in London

There was a brief period in the US, UK and Ireland when a dead body could fetch a pretty penny for a person willing to dig it up and sell it to surgeons for dissection. It turns out that there was no shortage of ghoulish types willing to do just that. See more »

How Porta-Potties Work

 How Porta-Potties Work

Despite our lengthy history of evacuating our bowels and bladders, it wasn’t until the relatively recent 1940s that we began to construct portable, self-contained toilets to accept our waste. Dive into the world of porta-potties in this episode. See more »

Will We Find Evidence of Aliens by Their Engineering Projects?

 Will We Find Evidence of Aliens by Their Engineering Projects?

In 1960 physicist Freeman Dyson suggested that in the hunt for alien life, we should search for evidence of massive engineering projects that encapsulate stars with solar arrays to harness their energy. Could we humans ever make one ourselves? See more »

Is computer addiction a thing?

 Is computer addiction a thing?

Computer addiction is really an umbrella term for the various addictions that can come along with the computer. We're talking video games, porn, gambling and the like. We dive deep into the world of digital addiction in today's episode. See more »

Horoscopes: Written in the Stars?

 Horoscopes: Written in the Stars?

A lot of people read their daily horoscopes, but does anyone really take stock in them? Turns out the answer is yes, even though there is no evidence of their accuracy. Learn all about horoscopes today. See more »

How a Flea Circus Works

 How a Flea Circus Works

If you've ever seen a flea circus, then count yourself among the few. It's a dying art, but back in the day they thrilled and delighted young and old alike. Learn all about the tiny big tops in today's episode. See more »

Frostbite: Yeeeow!

 Frostbite: Yeeeow!

Up to the 1950s most reports of frostbite came from the world’s militaries, but as outdoor sports have gotten more popular, so have frostbite cases. Learn about how frostbite wreaks havoc on your extremities, even literally freezing off your tookus. See more »

Should Advertising to Kids Be Banned?

 Should Advertising to Kids Be Banned?

As kids’ buying power in America has exploded in recent decades, so too has the amount companies spend advertising to them. But because of a quirk of brain development, kids aren’t equipped to understand ads are manipulating them. Should they be banned? See more »

The Kitty Genovese Story

 The Kitty Genovese Story

Most people have heard of the story of Kitty Genovese. She was murdered near her apartment in 1964 and her neighbors didn't do much to help. It caused a nationwide outcry, but the story has often been misrepresented. We'll set the record straight. See more »

What's the Deal with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

 What's the Deal with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

Concussions are bad enough for football players, but research has found all of those smaller hits can add up to massive brain trauma later in life too, leading to a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition the NFL sought to cover up. See more »

How Fireplaces Work

 How Fireplaces Work

They are dirty, harmful to your health, bad for the environment and utterly charming. Wood-burning fireplaces have been with us for centuries and, despite their many drawbacks, are sticking around. Learn more than you thought possible about the fireplace. See more »

How Monty Python Worked: SYSK Live from LA Podfest

 How Monty Python Worked: SYSK Live from LA Podfest

Things get awesome when Josh and Chuck do a live show on Monty Python at the LA Podcast Festival. Hang out as the duo dives into the 'Beatles of Comedy,' what made them tick, what made them so funny, the whole bit. Plus, Kevin Pollak crashes the stage. See more »

Do sin taxes work?

 Do sin taxes work?

Taxing things like alcohol, tobacco and gambling is big money and has been for a long time. But are these 'sin taxes' keeping people from indulging or are they simply a way to raise revenue? Learn all about sin taxes in today's episode. See more »

A Partial History of Action Figures

 A Partial History of Action Figures

Action figures have a long and glorious history. From GI Joes to Star Wars figures, these offshoots of dolls came along at just the right time to capture the hearts and minds of children everywhere. Learn all about the partial history of action figures right here. See more »