Podcasts

SYSK Selects: How Schizophrenia Works

Up to 24 million people worldwide have schizophrenia. Despite the vast amounts of research, the disorder remains mysterious. In this episode, Josh and Chuck delve into the nature of schizophrenia, from the history of the disorder to the latest research.

The Great Finger in the Wendy’s Chili Caper

In 2005 a woman named Anna Alaya discovered a length of human finger – nail and all – in her Wendy’s chili. Her cries of disgust would set off a media firestorm, a criminal investigation and a prison sentence for her and her husband. 

Short Stuff: How Often Do You Need To Change Your Oil?

First things, first: Take that oil change reminder sticker off your windshield and throw it away forever and never look back! 

How the Spanish Flu Worked

The Spanish Flu killed anywhere from 20-100 million or more people over 1918/1919. All of this played out with World War I in the foreground, one big reason why the flu spread so far, so fast. Learn all about this devastating pandemic in today's episode. 

SYSK Selects: How Munchausen Syndrome Works

Why would someone fake an illness? Here's an even better question: Why would someone repeatedly make themselves sick? Join Josh and Chuck as they separate the facts from fiction and give you the scoop on Munchausen syndrome.

What was the Tunguska event?

In 1908, the most powerful meteoroid explosion in recorded history happened over a remote area of Siberia. But the weird thing is there was no impact crater and no asteroid to be found – so was it an asteroid? (Yes.)

Short Stuff: Khipu

Listen in to learn all about the fascinating "language" of the Incan khipu knotted ropes. 

Rockettes: Still Kicking After All These Years

Tune in today to learn all about the legendary NYC Rockettes, who actually got their start in Missouri. 

SYSK Selects: How Fossils Work

A fossil is a piece of once-living organic material that has undergone a transition from an organic state to an inorganic state. But what exactly is fossilization? Listen in as Josh and Chuck break down the process of fossilization.

Dr. Seuss: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Seuss is loose in this episode about legendary children's book author Ted Geisel. The funny thing is, he didn't ever want children of his own, and his past work was a bit problematic.