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Via Live in Chicago: How Public Relations Works

After a year of taking it on the road, Josh and Chuck are releasing their show on public relations. Learn all about the ways you’re manipulated on a daily basis and the man who invented it in this fascinating live episode.

anonymous_600x350 The Lowdown on Anonymous

Anonymous is an amorphous group of hacktivists with no single leader or power structure. Some call them heroes, others call them criminals. Can they be both?

George Rose/Getty Images How Rodney Dangerfield Worked, Live From LA

Other comedians cry on the inside, but Rodney Dangerfield built his entire act around his sad life. Get to know this legendary comic who was nearing 50 when he got his break.

© Sunset Boulevard/Corbis What’s the Deal With Staring?

Gazing too long upon another person is almost universally viewed as anywhere from impolite to hostile, which is odd considering science isn’t fully certain why we stare – and why we’re so good at knowing when we’re being stared at.

voynich600x350 How The Voynich Manuscript Works

Since its re-discovery in the early 20th century, the Medieval codex the Voynich Manuscript has thoroughly puzzled anyone who has tried to unlock its secret language and bizarre drawings. Will it ever give up its secrets?

maggots600x350 Maggots: Good For Healing Wounds, Turns Out

Cultures around the world over the years have been inspired by, then repulsed, then inspired by maggots’ ability to heal persistent wounds. We are in an inspired-by phase right now.

© GraphicaArtis/Corbis How Grimm’s Fairy Tales Work

Unless you were raised alone in a basement (in which case you may be the subject of one), you probably grew up on fairy tales. That’s appropriate because they may be humanity’s greatest psychic projection screen.

wildpixel/Thinkstock How Dementia Works

The number of people suffering from dementia is expected to explode in the coming decades and, in a pleasant surprise, countries around the world are taking steps to plan for the increase in friendly, caring ways.

rmnunes/Thinkstock The Dark Origins of Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are for kids right? Well not at first they weren't. They were dark tales of murder, rape, incest, cannibalism and mayhem geared toward adults. What changed? Chuck and Josh will drop that knowledge and more in today's episode.

Plisman/Thinkstock Josh N Chuck’s Hallowe’en Spooky Scarefest

Each year, Chuck and Josh read a couple of scary stories and this year they have a pair of truly frightful tales about a haunted bog and a terrifying spider exhibit.

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