June 23, 2016What’s the misery index?
June 21, 2016How Space Stations Work
June 16, 2016How Steadicams Work
June 9, 2016What’s the deal with controlled burns?
June 7, 2016How Motion Sickness Works
June 2, 2016How Gene Editing Works
May 31, 2016How SuperBalls Work
May 26, 2016How Crumple Zones Work
May 24, 2016Chiggers: The Phantom Menace
May 17, 2016How Bonsai Works
May 12, 2016True stories of survival cannibalism!
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May 5, 2016How LSD Works
May 3, 2016How Megalodon Worked
April 28, 2016What was Operation Plowshare?
April 26, 2016Myths and Truths About Tornadoes
April 21, 2016Does Kin Selection Explain Altruism?
April 19, 2016What Makes Lead So Poisonous?
April 14, 2016How Big Bang Theory Works, with Neil deGrasse Tyson
April 12, 2016How the Gender Pay Gap Works
April 7, 2016How Labor Strikes Work
April 5, 2016Our cats episode – right here, right meow
March 31, 2016Nostalgia is not the most toxic impulse
March 29, 2016What Was the Deal With the Hatfields and McCoys?
March 24, 2016How TED Talks Work: Featuring Roman Mars
March 22, 2016Who Gets to Name Continents?
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March 1, 2016How El Nino Works
February 25, 2016(Approximately) 10 Things That Vanished Mysteriously
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February 16, 2016How Jackhammers Work
February 11, 2016What’s the Deal With Poop?
February 9, 2016How Rabies Works
February 4, 2016How Land Diving Works
February 2, 2016Operation Mincemeat: How A Corpse Fooled the Nazis
January 28, 2016Does Whole-Body Cryotherapy Work?
January 26, 2016How Personalized Medicine Works
January 21, 2016Timber! How Timber Works
January 19, 2016Sir Isaac Newton: Greatest Scientist of All Time?
January 14, 2016The Duality of Caffeine
January 12, 2016How Futurology Works
January 7, 2016Body Language!
January 5, 2016The “Satanic Panic” of the 1980s
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December 29, 2015The Great Wall of China Episode
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December 22, 2015How Gossip Works
December 17, 2015The Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978
December 15, 2015How the Antikythera Mechanism Works
December 10, 2015How Reverse Psychology Works
December 8, 2015Carl Sagan: American Hero
December 3, 2015How HIV/AIDS Works, Part II
December 1, 2015How HIV/AIDS Works, Part I
November 26, 2015Live in Chicago: How Public Relations Works
November 24, 2015The Lowdown on Anonymous
November 18, 2015How Rodney Dangerfield Worked, Live From LA
November 17, 2015What’s the Deal With Staring?
November 12, 2015How The Voynich Manuscript Works
November 10, 2015Maggots: Good For Healing Wounds, Turns Out
November 5, 2015How Grimm’s Fairy Tales Work
November 4, 2015How Dementia Works
November 3, 2015The Dark Origins of Fairy Tales
October 29, 2015Josh N Chuck’s Hallowe’en Spooky Scarefest
October 27, 2015How Passports Work
October 22, 2015Vocal Fry and Other Speech Trends
October 20, 2015Please Listen to How Plasma Waste Converters Work
October 15, 2015How Wine Fraud Works
October 13, 2015How Vestigial Organs Work
October 8, 2015What was the Philadelphia Experiment?
October 6, 2015How Lobbying Works
October 1, 2015How PEZ Works
September 29, 2015Chuck and Josh Make It Through Female Puberty
September 24, 2015Geothermal Energy: Earth’s Gift to Mankind
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September 17, 2015The Great Nuclear Winter Debate of 1983
September 15, 2015How Publicists Work
September 10, 2015How Chili Peppers Work
September 8, 2015How Police Dogs Work
September 3, 2015How Alcoholism Works
September 1, 2015How to Donate Your Body to Science
August 27, 2015Nirvana: Not The Band
August 25, 2015How Hot Air Balloons Work
August 20, 2015How Umami Works!
August 18, 2015Pigeons: Homing, Passenger, Carrier and Otherwise
August 13, 2015Hula-Hoops: The Toy That’s A Shape
August 11, 2015How Auto-Tune Works
August 6, 2015How Droughts Work
August 4, 2015How Earth-Like Planets Work
July 30, 2015How Bats Work
July 28, 2015How Profiling Works
July 23, 2015Road Rage: GRRRR!!!
July 21, 2015How Citizen’s Arrests Work
July 16, 2015The Time Nazis Invaded Florida
July 14, 2015How the Terracotta Army Works
July 9, 2015How Brickfilm Works
July 7, 2015How Egypt’s Pyramids Work
July 2, 2015How Circus Families Work
June 30, 2015How Audience Testing Works
June 25, 2015Mosquitoes: The Worst
June 23, 2015How Landfills Work
June 18, 2015Are You My Mother?: How Animal Imprinting Works
June 16, 2015How BASE Jumping Works
June 11, 2015Bridges: Nature Abhors Them
June 9, 2015How the Wow! Signal Works
June 4, 2015How Ocean Currents Work
June 2, 2015How Street Gangs Work
May 28, 2015How Tupperware Works
May 26, 2015How Junk Food Works
May 21, 2015How Color Works
May 19, 2015How Internet Censorship Works
May 14, 2015How Pinewood Derbies Work
May 12, 2015Does the FDA Protect Americans?
May 7, 2015Josh and Chuck Make It Through Male Puberty
May 5, 2015How Therapeutic Hypothermia Works
April 30, 2015How Spiders Work
April 28, 2015How Water Slides Work
April 23, 2015Oh No, Snakes!
April 21, 2015How Clowns Work
April 16, 2015How Zero Population Growth Works
April 14, 2015How Slinky Works
April 9, 2015What’s the deal with blood types?
April 7, 2015Polyamory: When two just won’t do
April 2, 2015Thanks, Easter Bunny! Bock Bock!
March 31, 2015Does the body replace itself?
March 26, 2015How Desalination Works
March 24, 201510 Bizarre Medical Treatments
March 19, 2015Earwax: Live With It
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March 10, 2015How Fleas Work
March 5, 2015How Stonehenge Works
March 3, 2015How ESP Works(?)
February 26, 2015Some Movies That Changed Filmmaking
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February 5, 2015How Ice Cream Works
February 3, 2015Rainbows: Delighting humanity since forever
January 29, 2015How Hot Wheels Work
January 27, 2015How Poison Ivy Works
January 22, 2015Nostradamus: Predictor of the future? Not so much.
January 20, 2015How the March on Washington Worked
January 15, 2015Juggling: What the Heck
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January 8, 2015How Online Gambling Works
January 6, 2015How Jim Henson Worked
January 1, 2015SYSK Live: How Bars Work
December 30, 2014How Sea Monsters Work
December 25, 2014Josh and Chuck’s 2014 Christmas Extravaganza!
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December 16, 2014Boomerangs: Magic Sticks of Physics
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December 9, 2014How The Hum Works
December 4, 2014How X-Rays Work
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November 27, 2014How Terraforming Will Work
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November 18, 2014How the Enlightenment Works
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November 11, 2014How Patents Work
November 6, 2014How Limousines Work
November 4, 2014Can Nuclear Fusion Reactors Save The World?
October 31, 2014SYSK’s Halloween Scare Fest
October 30, 2014How Haunted House Attractions Work
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October 23, 2014How Animal Camouflage Works
October 21, 2014How Extinction Works
October 16, 2014How The Great Train Robbery Worked
October 14, 2014Virus Talk with Josh and Chuck
October 9, 2014How Skywriting Works
October 7, 2014How Karate Works
October 2, 2014How Panic Attacks Work
September 30, 2014How Rogue Waves Work
September 25, 2014How Animal Domestication Works
September 23, 2014How Police Interrogation Works
September 18, 2014How Currency Works
September 16, 2014How Socialism Works
September 11, 2014How Royalty Works
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September 4, 2014How TV Ratings Work
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August 28, 2014How Blimps Work
August 26, 2014What’s the deal with headstones?
August 21, 2014How the Berlin Wall Worked
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August 14, 2014How Ebola Works
August 12, 2014How the NSA Works
August 7, 2014What is a Numbers Station?
August 5, 2014How Play-Doh Works
July 31, 2014How Morgellons Disease Works
July 29, 2014Is there a dark side of the moon?
July 24, 2014The Skinny on Probiotics
July 22, 2014How Trickle-Down Economics Works
July 17, 2014How In Vitro Fertlization Works
July 15, 2014How Sushi Works
July 10, 2014How Grass Works? Yes, How Grass Works
July 8, 2014Is brain size related to intelligence?
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July 1, 2014How The Louvre Works
June 27, 2014How the MPAA Works
June 24, 2014How the La Brea Tar Pits Work
June 19, 2014How Soccer Works
June 17, 2014Is your employer spying on you?
June 12, 2014Sugar: It Powers the Earth
June 10, 2014How the Placebo Effect Works
June 5, 2014How the Space Race Worked
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May 27, 2014How Temper Tantrums Work
May 21, 2014How Avalanches Work
May 20, 20148 Reasons Why Your Body Is So Gross
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May 8, 2014How Bipolar Disorder Works
May 6, 2014How Gypsies Work
May 1, 2014How Marijuana Works
April 28, 2014How the ACLU Works
April 24, 2014Halitosis: Worst Smell Ever?
April 22, 2014How Mars Works
April 17, 2014How Burlesque Works
April 15, 2014How Dissociative Identity Disorder Works
April 10, 2014How Natural Selection Works
April 7, 2014How Charles Darwin Worked
April 3, 2014How Income Taxes Work
April 1, 2014How 3D Printing Works
March 27, 2014How Landslides Work
March 25, 2014How Amnesia Works
March 20, 2014How Electricity Works
March 17, 2014Tattoos: Not Just For Dirtbags Anymore
March 12, 2014How Black Boxes Work
March 10, 2014How Skateboarding Works
March 6, 2014How Online Dating Works
March 4, 2014How the Spanish Inquisition Worked
February 27, 2014What happened at Kent State?
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February 19, 2014How Amputation Works
February 18, 2014How Salt Works
February 12, 2014How Cave Dwellers Work
February 11, 2014Do objects or experiences make us happier?
February 6, 2014How Sign Language Works
February 4, 2014Will computers replace doctors?
January 30, 2014What are crystal skulls?
January 28, 2014What’s the deal with the debt ceiling?
January 22, 2014How the Deep Web Works
January 21, 2014Chuck and Josh Bust a Few Everyday Myths
January 15, 2014How Pet Psychics Work
January 14, 2014Was there a real King Arthur?
January 9, 2014How Filibusters Work
January 6, 2014Your limb is torn off – now what?
January 2, 2014Could you live without a refrigerator?
December 30, 2013Will solar sails take us to the stars?
December 26, 2013How Fire Breathing Works
December 24, 2013Josh and Chuck’s Warm and Cozy Christmas Extravaganza 2013
December 19, 2013Is lethal injection humane?
December 16, 2013How Manhunts Work
December 11, 2013How Underwater Tunnels Work
December 10, 2013How HeLa Cells Work
December 5, 2013How Maglev Trains Work
December 3, 2013How Castration Works
November 27, 2013How Black Friday Works
November 25, 2013Is there a scientific formula for funny?
November 21, 2013Who killed JFK?
November 19, 2013How Chocolate Works
November 14, 2013How Werewolves Work
November 12, 2013Some Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Stephen Hawking
November 7, 2013How Lewis and Clark Worked
November 5, 2013How Chess Works
October 31, 2013What’s with the Winchester Mystery House?
October 30, 2013The Empty House
October 29, 2013How Ouija Boards Work
October 24, 2013How Revisionist History Works
October 21, 2013How Guide Dogs Work
October 17, 201310 Easy Ways to Save Money
October 14, 2013How the Maori Work
October 10, 2013How Handwriting Analysis Works
October 8, 2013Did Archimedes build a death ray?
October 3, 2013Can NASA predict natural disasters?
September 30, 2013What’s the deal with diplomatic immunity?
September 26, 2013Does owning a gun change your behavior?
September 24, 2013How Crack Works
September 19, 2013How Dying Works
September 17, 2013How IEDs Work
September 12, 2013Can you die of a broken heart?
September 10, 2013How Breast Implants Work
September 5, 2013How much money is in the world?
September 3, 2013How the Rosetta Stone Works
August 29, 2013How did 168 conquistadors take down the Inca empire?
August 27, 2013How Broken Bones Work
August 22, 2013History’s Greatest Traitors
August 20, 2013How Ejection Seats Work
August 15, 2013How Cockroaches Work
August 13, 2013Why was Davy Crockett king of the wild frontier?
August 8, 2013How does a diving bell work?
August 7, 2013The Shark Diaries
August 6, 2013How Horseshoes Work
August 1, 2013How Fingerprinting Works
July 30, 2013How LARP Works
July 25, 2013How Maps Work
July 23, 2013Why should you never scare a vulture?
July 18, 2013Who owns an abandoned house?
July 16, 2013How Building Implosions Work
July 11, 2013How Hip-hop Works
July 9, 201310 Medieval Torture Devices
July 5, 2013How Miranda Rights Work
July 2, 2013How Pollen Works
June 27, 2013How Burning Man Works
June 25, 2013What’s the deal with Rasputin’s death?
June 20, 2013How Ghosts Work
June 18, 2013How Bitcoin Works
June 13, 2013Capgras Syndrome: You Are Not Who You Think You Are
June 11, 2013How Drag Queens Work
June 6, 2013How do trees affect the weather?
June 4, 2013What happened to the lost colony at Roanoke?
May 30, 2013How Coffins Work
May 28, 2013How Police Chases Work
May 23, 2013How PTSD Works
May 21, 2013How Cicadas Work
May 16, 2013How Aerosol Cans Work
May 14, 2013How Electroconvulsive Therapy Works
May 9, 2013How Foot Binding Worked
May 7, 2013How Fair Trade Works
May 2, 2013How Dungeons and Dragons Works
April 30, 2013Is there such a thing as a truth serum?
April 25, 2013What makes us yawn?
April 23, 2013How Magnets Work
April 18, 2013Uses of the Insanity Defense
April 16, 2013How Marriage Works
April 11, 2013Do men and women have different brains?
April 9, 2013What’s the deal with duckbill platypuses?
April 1, 2013How Grief Works
April 1, 2013How the Panama Canal Works
March 28, 2013How No-fly Zones Work
March 26, 2013What was the most peaceful time in history?
March 21, 2013Gesundheit! How Allergies Work
March 18, 2013How Apartheid Worked
March 13, 2013How the U.S. Postal Service Works
March 12, 2013How Police Sketches Work
March 9, 2013Can We Build an Elevator to Space?
March 5, 2013What Makes a One-hit Wonder?
March 1, 2013How the Papacy Works
February 26, 2013How CPR Works
February 21, 2013What Would Happen If the World Stopped Spinning?
February 19, 2013How Surfing Works
February 14, 2013Myths About the Brain
February 12, 2013How Jet Lag Works
February 9, 2013How Weather Modification Works
February 8, 2013How Willpower Works
February 5, 2013How Garbage-powered Cars Could Work
February 1, 2013How Gold Works
January 29, 2013How Stuntmen (and -women) Work
January 27, 2013How Bees Work
January 24, 2013Fecal Transplants: You Gonna Drink That Poop?
January 22, 2013How the Frick Fracking Works
January 19, 2013How Alien Hand Syndrome Works
January 17, 2013Does the five-second rule work?
January 15, 2013How Death Masks Work
January 10, 2013Why do men have nipples?
January 8, 2013Can you outrun an alligator in a zig-zag?
January 3, 2013What was America’s first terrorist threat?
January 1, 2013How Bigfoot Works
December 27, 2012How Dog Shows Work
December 21, 2012Josh and Chuck’s Christmas Extravaganza 2012
December 20, 2012How Barbie® Doll Works
December 18, 2012Lab-grown meat: Order up!
December 13, 2012How Condoms Work
December 11, 2012Why isn’t the U.S. on the metric system?
December 6, 2012Will we reach peak oil?
December 4, 2012How Vampires Work
November 29, 2012How Caving Works
November 27, 2012Why do leaves change colors in the fall?
November 22, 2012Philanthropy: Humankind and Loving It
November 20, 2012Should we be designing our children?
November 15, 2012How Meth Works
November 13, 2012How close are we to holographic environments?
November 8, 2012What will happen when we reach the Singularity?
November 6, 2012Yakuza: From Samurai to Slot Machines
November 1, 2012Is Stockholm Syndrome real?
October 30, 2012SYSK’s Halloween Horror Fiction Winner!
October 25, 2012Exoskeletons: How’s it coming?
October 23, 2012How Commercial Jingles Work
October 18, 2012How Lion Taming Works
October 16, 2012How Black Holes Work
October 11, 2012How Pizza Works!
October 9, 2012How Rainforests Work
October 4, 2012How Fire Works
October 2, 2012How Whiskey Runners Worked
September 27, 2012Subways: HUH! What are they good for?
September 25, 2012Q: Are we in the midst of cyberwar? A: Yes
September 20, 2012Why does music provoke emotion?
September 18, 2012Are we all Martians?
September 13, 2012How Book Banning Works
September 11, 2012How Asexuality Works
September 6, 2012Bioluminescence: A Bright and Shiny Fish
September 4, 2012Can you test a nuclear weapon without a fallout?
August 30, 2012How Flesh-eating Bacteria Work
August 28, 2012How the Electoral College Works
August 23, 2012What happens to abandoned mines?
August 21, 2012Why You Probably Have a Criminal Record
August 16, 2012Did Reagan’s Star Wars program win the Cold War?
August 14, 2012The Shark Diaries
August 9, 2012How Shark Attacks Work
August 7, 2012How Ramadan Works
August 2, 2012Can we build an elevator to space?
July 31, 2012How the Musketeers Worked
July 26, 2012How Time Travel Works (Live at SD Comic-Con)
July 24, 2012How White-collar Crime Works
July 19, 2012Did a cow start the Great Chicago Fire?
July 17, 2012How Disco Works
July 12, 2012How Lightning Works
July 10, 2012Geysers: Nature’s Innuendo
July 5, 2012How Tabloids Work
July 3, 2012Is the Dead Sea dead?
June 28, 2012What’s the deal with Executive Orders?
June 26, 2012Lying Liars: How Lying Works, Liar
June 21, 201210 Accidental Inventions: By the Numbers
June 19, 2012How Icebergs Work (Very Cool)
June 14, 2012Whatever happened to acid rain?
June 12, 2012Should we have a fat tax?
June 7, 2012Fractals: Whoa
June 5, 2012How Moss Works
May 31, 2012Can it rain frogs?
May 29, 2012Do video games produce real-life violence?
May 24, 2012Are we obsessed with goals?
May 22, 2012How Labor Unions Work
May 17, 2012What is the future of Earth?
May 15, 2012Interpol: World Police
May 10, 2012What is a shotgun house?
May 8, 2012Did the Dutch trade Manhattan for nutmeg?
May 3, 2012How Bullfighting Works
May 1, 2012How did language evolve?
April 26, 2012How Medical Marijuana Works
April 24, 2012How Air Traffic Control Works
April 19, 2012Social Security Numbers: Less Boring Than You’d Think
April 17, 2012How Whaling Works
April 11, 2012Body Odor: You Stink
April 10, 2012Was Atlantis a real place?
April 5, 2012How Beer Works
April 3, 2012How Diamonds Work
March 29, 2012How Music Sampling Works
March 27, 201210 Big Cases of Revenge
March 22, 2012How Tipping Works
March 20, 2012How Comic Books: Live from SXSW
March 15, 2012How the Donner Party Worked
March 13, 2012Should chimps be used for medical testing?
March 8, 2012How Noah’s Ark Worked
March 6, 2012Duels: A guide to throwing down the gauntlet
March 1, 2012How SETI Works
February 28, 2012How Crying Works
February 23, 2012Fasting: deadly or what?
February 21, 2012How Spies Work
February 16, 2012How Autopsies Work
February 14, 2012How Zero Works
February 9, 2012How Coral Reefs Work
February 7, 2012Pickpockets: Artists or Crooks?
February 2, 2012What’s the 10,000 Year Clock?
January 31, 2012How Magic Mushrooms Work
January 26, 2012How Floods Work
January 24, 2012How Human Trafficking Works
January 19, 2012How Mexican Wrestling Works
January 17, 2012Are contrails actually chemtrails?
January 12, 2012What’s the deal with the Bermuda Triangle?
January 10, 2012Can you vacation in Antarctica?
January 5, 2012Was there a curse on King Tut’s tomb?
January 3, 2012How Yo-Yos Work
December 29, 2011Coffee: The World’s Drug of Choice
December 27, 2011What happens in the brain during an orgasm?
December 22, 2011Josh and Chuck’s Christmas Extravaganza
December 20, 2011How Pepper Spray Works
December 15, 2011How Earthworms Work
December 13, 2011How McCarthyism Works
December 8, 2011How the Digestive System Works
December 6, 2011How Daylight Saving Time Works
December 1, 2011What made the donkey and the elephant political?
November 29, 2011Cash Debit or Credit: Which is best?
November 24, 2011How Thoroughbred Horses Work
November 22, 2011Crossbows: They Look Cool
November 17, 2011How Air Force One Works
November 15, 2011How Alcatraz Works
November 10, 2011How Presidential Debates Work
November 8, 2011How Gene Patents Work
November 3, 2011What Saved the American Bison
November 1, 2011How the Autobahn Works
October 27, 2011Berenice
October 25, 2011How Anti-matter Spacecraft Will Work
October 20, 2011Do you lose the right to privacy when you die?
October 18, 2011The Nile IS Just a River in Egypt
October 13, 2011The Wind Cries Typhoid Mary
October 11, 2011A Podcast on Zoot Suits? Yes
October 6, 2011How the Peace Corps Works
October 4, 2011How Silly Putty Works
September 29, 2011How U.S. Marshals Work
September 27, 2011How Sword Swallowing Works
September 22, 2011How Family Crests Work
September 20, 2011How Acne Works
September 15, 2011How the Moon Works
September 13, 2011How Casinos Work
September 8, 2011How the World Trade Center Memorial Works
September 6, 201110 Scientists Who Were Their Own Guinea Pigs
September 1, 2011How Lie Detectors Work
August 30, 2011Cryonics: Hi, Frozen Body!
August 25, 2011The Cheesiest SYSK Episode Ever
August 23, 2011How Schizophrenia Works
August 18, 2011How to Land on a Government Watch List
August 16, 2011How Murphy’s Law Works, the Redux
August 11, 2011Laughter: What’s so funny about that?
August 9, 2011What’s the future of the internet?
August 4, 2011Ethnobotany: How to Get Drugs from Plants
August 2, 2011Can you sweat colors?
July 28, 2011How SPAM Works
July 26, 2011How Wildfires Work
July 21, 2011How Karma Works
July 19, 2011Does smiling make you happy?
July 12, 2011Stuff You Should Know July 4th Extravaganza, Part 1: Mom
July 7, 2011How Human Cannonballs Work
July 5, 2011How Hate Works
June 30, 2011Who was America’s first murderer?
June 28, 2011How Asteroid Mining Could Work
June 23, 2011How Shrunken Heads Work
June 21, 2011How Suicide Bombers Work
June 16, 2011How Curiosity Works
June 14, 2011How Military Snipers Work
June 9, 2011Was Malthus right about carrying capacity?
June 7, 2011How the Underground Railroad Worked
June 2, 2011How Fear Works
May 31, 2011How Nicotine Works
May 26, 2011How do I start my own country?
May 24, 2011What is terror management theory?
May 19, 2011What is parallel evolution?
May 17, 2011Can the sun kill you?
May 12, 2011How Con Artists Work
May 10, 2011What is mountaintop removal mining?
May 5, 2011A Podcast to Remember (How Memory Works)
May 3, 2011How Parkour Works
April 28, 2011How Rollercoasters Work, Minus the Fun
April 26, 2011Do you stay conscious after being decapitated?
April 21, 2011How Wills Work
April 19, 2011Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me
April 14, 2011How Exploitation Films Work
April 12, 2011How Molecular Gastronomy Works
April 7, 2011Does oil speculation increase gas prices?
April 5, 2011Sherpas: Warm, Friendly Living
March 31, 2011SYSK Live from SXSW: How UFOs Work
March 29, 2011How Igloos Work
March 24, 2011That Dang-old Goat Fell Over
March 22, 2011How a Nuclear Meltdown Works
March 17, 2011Why’s that dude in that dumpster?
March 15, 2011How Mummies Work
March 10, 2011Is it legal to sterilize addicts?
March 8, 2011Cults: Who is this “The Leader?”
March 3, 2011How Fossils Work
March 1, 2011Were U.S. citizens in Japanese internment camps?
February 24, 2011What is stagflation?
February 22, 2011How Tickling Works
February 17, 2011How Crime Scene Photography Works
February 15, 2011How Blood Pattern Analysis Works
February 10, 2011How the Black Death Worked
February 8, 2011How Bartering Works
February 3, 2011Scooby Dooby Doo, Where Are You?
February 1, 2011How Munchausen Syndrome Works
January 27, 2011How to Control a Riot
January 25, 2011What has the world’s deadliest venom?
January 20, 2011Can oceans power the world?
January 18, 2011How the Mafia Works
January 13, 2011Does acupuncture work?
January 11, 2011Little, Fluffy Clouds
January 6, 2011How Antiques Work
January 4, 2011Should you not eat gluten?
December 30, 2010How Volcanoes Work
December 28, 2010How Immigration Works
December 23, 2010How Homelessness Works
December 21, 2010Why can’t we find Amelia Earhart?
December 16, 2010How Migraines Work
December 14, 2010How Agritourism Works
December 9, 2010How Hanukkah Works
December 7, 2010Green Renovation and Construction
December 2, 2010How the Rules of War Work
November 30, 2010How Circumcision Works
November 25, 2010How Dreadlocks Work
November 23, 2010A Rigid, Sterile Look at Kissing
November 18, 2010Can Lifestraw save the world?
November 16, 2010Have all the good ideas already been discovered?
November 11, 2010How Rehab Works
November 9, 2010Prohibition: Turns Out That America Loves to Drink
November 4, 2010Addiction: Why you can’t kick SYSK
November 2, 2010Animal Migration: Where’s that gnu gnoing?
October 28, 2010The Tomb
October 26, 2010Jealous much?
October 21, 2010Can you treat mental illness with psychedelics?
October 19, 2010How Gender Reassignment Works
October 14, 2010How House Swapping Works
October 12, 2010Is science phasing out sleep?
October 7, 2010How Knights Work
October 5, 2010Why would anyone want multiple spouses?
September 30, 2010Is tone deafness hereditary?
September 28, 2010How Roller Derby Works
September 23, 2010Hypnosis: You’re Getting Sleepy
September 21, 2010Octopus, Octopi, Octopod, Octopuses
September 16, 2010What is biospeleology?
September 14, 2010How Mirrors Work
September 9, 2010How Customs Works
September 7, 2010How Crime-Scene Clean-up Works
September 2, 2010How are college football rankings determined?
August 31, 2010How Cremation Works
August 26, 2010How Freemasons Work
August 24, 2010How Sleepwalking Works
August 19, 2010How the MARS Turbine Works
August 17, 2010Breathalyzers: Really, Really Complicated
August 12, 2010Prisons: Not as Fun as You’d Think
August 10, 2010How Grow Houses Work
August 5, 2010What’s so special about Route 66?
August 3, 2010How Quantum Suicide Works
July 29, 2010How Presidential Pardons Work
July 27, 2010Why Ticks Suck
July 22, 2010Saunas: More Interesting Than You Think!
July 20, 2010Taste and How it Works
July 15, 2010What’s the deal with Bond, James Bond?
July 13, 2010How Reincarnation Works
July 8, 2010How do butterfly wings get their color?
July 6, 2010What’s the deal with Voodoo?
July 1, 2010Did Thomas Jefferson rewrite the Bible?
June 29, 2010How Traffic Works
June 24, 2010Can quicksand kill you?
June 22, 2010How Ghost Prisons Work
June 17, 2010How Samurai Work
June 15, 2010How the Innocence Project Works
June 10, 2010Can your grandfather’s diet shorten your life?
June 8, 2010What’s the deal with sinkholes?
June 3, 2010How Flamethrowers Work
June 1, 2010How do you clean up an oil spill?
May 27, 2010Can humans start an earthquake?
May 25, 2010What makes a serial killer?
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April 22, 2010Mirror Neurons: Are there people who feel others’ pain?
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April 16, 2010How Castles Work
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April 6, 2010How Desertification Works
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March 25, 2010How Taxidermy Works
March 23, 2010How Urban Planning Works
March 18, 2010Who were the Vikings?
March 16, 2010How Lotteries Work
March 11, 2010What exactly is Fascism?
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March 4, 2010How Scabies Work
March 2, 2010Was Mesopotamia the Cradle of Civilization?
February 25, 2010How Bounty Hunters Work
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February 18, 2010Five Crazy Government Experiments
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February 11, 2010How Braille Works
February 9, 2010How Witchcraft Works
February 4, 2010Why do we believe in urban legends?
February 2, 2010How Swat Teams Work
January 28, 2010Are there undiscovered people?
January 26, 2010What are ninja?
January 21, 2010Will the moon save humanity?
January 19, 2010Why are honeybees disappearing?
January 14, 2010How the Sun Works
January 12, 2010How Organ Donation Works
January 7, 2010How Mercenaries Work
January 5, 2010How Noodling Works
December 31, 2009How Human Experimentation Works
December 29, 2009How Pirates Work
December 24, 2009How Christmas Worked
December 22, 2009Do concussions cause early death?
December 17, 2009How Kleptomania Works
December 15, 2009How Narco States Work
December 10, 2009How the Hells Angels Work
December 8, 2009Will the Large Hadron Collider destroy the Earth?
December 3, 2009How Near-Death Experiences Work
December 1, 2009How Food Cravings Work
November 26, 2009How Hostage Negotiation Works
November 24, 2009What is Mutual Assured Destruction?
November 19, 200910 Odd Town Festivals
November 17, 2009What’s the deal with totem poles?
November 12, 2009How Population Works
November 10, 2009How will the future crime database work?
November 5, 2009How Product Placement Works
November 3, 2009Can you remember being born?
October 29, 2009The Real How Jack the Ripper Worked
October 27, 2009How Witness Protection Works
October 22, 2009How the Cannonball Run Worked
October 20, 2009What is China’s one-child policy?
October 15, 2009What is a hangover, really?
October 13, 2009How to Find the History of Your House
October 8, 2009Who were the first Americans?
October 6, 2009Health Care Systems Around the World
October 1, 2009Is Bhutan on to something with Gross National Happiness?
September 29, 2009Rumors, Myths and Truths Behind Obama’s Health Care Plan
September 24, 2009Do zombies really exist?
September 22, 2009President Obama’s Health Care Plan: Soup to Nuts
September 17, 2009How do dogs perceive time?
September 15, 2009How Health Care in the United States Works Right Now
September 10, 2009Could microlending develop the world?
September 8, 2009What is geocaching?
September 3, 2009What is an Ig Nobel Prize?
September 1, 2009Why is the U.S. so dependent on cars?
August 27, 2009How Muppets Work
August 25, 2009How easy is it to steal a nuclear bomb?
August 20, 2009Is the Necronomicon real?
August 18, 2009What’s sarcopenia and what can you do about it?
August 13, 2009Is fluoride making us stupid?
August 11, 2009What are Japanese stragglers?
August 6, 2009What’s up with competitive eating?
August 4, 2009How Agent Orange Worked
July 30, 2009How Whale Sharks Work
July 28, 2009What are tinnovators?
July 23, 2009Three Gross Parasites
July 21, 2009Are stupid people happier?
July 16, 2009What is a body farm?
July 14, 2009How has toxoplasma turned the world into zombies?
July 9, 2009How Twinkies Work
July 7, 2009Is it possible to brainwash someone?
July 2, 2009How can hypermiling save you gas?
June 30, 2009How Earthquakes Work
June 25, 2009How Body Dysmorphic Disorder Works
June 23, 2009Can you control your dreams?
June 18, 2009What exactly is the Peter Principle?
June 16, 2009Three Innovations We Need Right Now
June 11, 2009How Carbon Capture and Storage Works
June 9, 2009How did Nikola Tesla change the way we use energy?
June 4, 2009How Biohydrocarbons Work
June 2, 2009What’s a brownfield remediation project?
May 28, 2009Is spontaneous human combustion real?
May 26, 2009How Propaganda Works
May 21, 2009Do animals have a sixth sense?
May 19, 2009How Lobotomies Work
May 14, 2009Is it better to buy local or organic food?
May 12, 2009What causes rigor mortis?
May 7, 2009How can a lake explode?
May 5, 2009Why do humans have body hair?
April 30, 2009How do credit default swaps work?
April 28, 2009Is high fructose corn syrup bad for you?
April 23, 2009How Face Transplants Work
April 21, 2009How much money do I really need to live?
April 16, 2009Do toads cause warts?
April 14, 2009How Money Laundering Works
April 9, 2009How Ponzi Schemes Work
April 7, 2009How can some centenarians lead unhealthy lives?
April 2, 2009Bizarre Ways to Die
March 31, 2009Is the world going to end in 2012?
March 26, 2009Are there dead bodies on Mount Everest?
March 24, 2009How Déjà Vu Works
March 19, 2009Can anger be a good thing?
March 17, 2009What are microexpressions?
March 12, 2009How Aphrodisiacs Work
March 10, 2009Who owns the oceans?
March 3, 2009Could a ‘thinking cap’ make me a genius?
February 26, 2009How Junk Mail Works
February 24, 2009Can people really die of fright?
February 19, 2009How Going Over Niagara Works
February 17, 2009How Squatting Works
February 12, 2009How Friday the 13th Works
February 10, 2009How long can you go without food and water?
February 5, 2009Why is it so hard to say “toy boat” three times fast?
February 3, 2009Why do some people believe the moon landings were a hoax?
January 29, 2009How Hypoallergenic Cats Work
January 27, 2009How Comas Work
January 22, 2009How Moonshine Works
January 20, 2009Recycling and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
January 15, 2009How Redheads Work
January 13, 2009What are urban explorers?
January 8, 2009How Body Armor Works: A Special Request
January 6, 2009How Exorcism Works
January 1, 2009How Midnight Regulations Work
December 30, 2008How Habeas Corpus Works
December 25, 2008How to Survive a Plane Crash
December 23, 2008How Flirting Works
December 18, 2008What can be done with a dead body?
December 16, 2008Where’s the best place on your body to get shot?
December 11, 2008Extended Product Warranties: To Buy or Not to Buy?
December 9, 2008How the Five Day Weekend Works
December 4, 2008How Guerrilla Gardening Works
December 2, 2008How OCD Works
November 27, 2008How Thanksgiving Works
November 25, 2008How Albert Einstein’s Brain Worked
November 20, 2008How Corporate Personhood Works
November 18, 2008How Eco-anxiety Works
November 13, 2008Why doesn’t the FDA regulate herbal supplements?
November 11, 2008Did the CIA test LSD on unsuspecting Americans?
November 6, 2008How Mortgage-backed Securities Work
November 4, 2008Why do grooms carry brides over the threshold?
October 30, 2008How Prayer Healing Works
October 28, 2008Is a free market “free” if it’s regulated?
October 23, 2008How do Tibetans avoid altitude sickness?
October 21, 2008How the Bailout Works
October 16, 2008How Living Off the Grid Works
October 14, 2008Will we soon be extinct?
October 9, 2008How Cannibalism Works
October 7, 2008How Entomophagy Works
October 2, 2008How China’s Pollution Sniffers Work
September 30, 2008How Delta Force Works
September 25, 2008How Graceland Works
September 23, 2008Is quitting smoking contagious?
September 18, 2008How Can I Erase My Identity and Start Over?
September 16, 2008What’s the ultimatum game?
September 11, 2008Why don’t we live underground?
September 9, 2008Is sleep that important?
September 4, 2008What’s the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant?
September 2, 2008Is there a worst way to die?
August 28, 2008What are smart mobs?
August 26, 2008Will robots get married?
August 21, 2008How Blood Pressure Works
August 19, 2008Are humans wired to survive?
August 14, 200810 Terribly Bungled Crimes
August 12, 2008How could a cat scuba dive?
August 8, 2008Is there a torture manual?
August 5, 2008Are there real-life fight clubs?
July 31, 2008Exactly what happens if we run out of water?
July 29, 2008Is knife hunting the fairest way to hunt?
July 24, 2008Why do people blush?
July 22, 2008How Carbon Capture Works
July 17, 2008Are Dogs a Shark’s Favorite Meal?
July 15, 2008Can I Survive a Shark Attack by Gouging Out Its Eyes?
July 10, 2008How Ripperology Works
July 7, 2008How Personal Rapid Transport Works
July 1, 2008How Abandoned Cities Work
July 1, 2008How Murphy’s Law Works
June 26, 2008How Death-Proof Cars Work
June 24, 2008How Oil Shale Works
June 20, 2008How Swearing at Work Works
June 18, 2008How Manufacturing Water Works
June 12, 2008What’s the most expensive toilet in the world?
June 10, 2008Could salt water fuel cars?
June 6, 2008How The Eye of a Tornado Works
June 4, 2008How Contagious Yawning Works
May 29, 2008Can People Really Get Hysterical Strength?
May 28, 2008How Antibacterial Soap Works
May 22, 2008Does Gum Stay in your Stomach for Seven Years?
May 20, 2008Are Dogs Really Man’s Best Friend?
May 15, 2008How Evolution in Isolation Works
May 13, 2008Why Does Toothpaste Make Orange Juice Taste Bad?
May 6, 2008Can I feel pregnant when my wife is?
May 6, 2008How Trolley Problems Work
April 30, 2008Are Nazi War Criminals Still At Large?
April 17, 2008How Lame Ducks Work
April 17, 2008How Altruism Works
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