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SYSK Selects: How Revisionist History Works

In this week's SYSK Select episode, perhaps you equate the term to conspiracy theories and Holocaust denials, but revisionism is a genuine discipline in the field of historical study. And thanks to revisionists, we now include a lot more reality – and previously unsung people – in the history of our nations. Learn about historians determined that history is far from set in stone in this episode. See more »

This Custom of Customs

Customs may be a pain when you're traveling, but it's a necessary instrument the government uses to regulate trade. Your passport please? See more »

What's the misery index?

Economists love their data because somewhere in the numbers lies the answer to the ills of the country. They also love to frame data in a way people can relate to. Such is the case with the famous "misery index." See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Articles on neoliberalism, Chernobyl, nuclear testing, the Heimlich maneuver and more interesting stuff See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Wowie zowie articles on on LSD, economics as astrology, warrant canaries, Baphomet and more great stuff. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Articles on genetic data mining, leap seconds, weird news, a disembodied head and so on. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Neat articles on how humans spread across the planet and lots more stuff. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read All Week

Posted here for your relaxation and personal enrichment. Enjoy...(!) See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of articles, some of them really great. Here are the best of the bunch. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and a lot of them are really good. Here are the best of the bunch. See more »