Language

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Articles on the Type A personality, terrible translation, time as a myth, pit bull debate and much more stuff.

How Gossip Works

You know what I heard? That Josh and Chuck hate each other and they're just faking being friends for the show. That's called gossip, folks and it can do serious damage. Learn all about it in today's episode.

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?

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and some of them are pretty great. Here are the best of the bunch.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and plenty of them are really good. Here are the best of the bunch.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles. Many are terrible, but some are great. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

How Temper Tantrums Work

When your kid boils over in the grocery store, it can be tough to stay calm and ignore it, but that's precisely what experts prescribe parents do to deal with temper tantrums. Learn about the anatomy of a tantrum and the best way to deal in this episode.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are links to the best of the bunch.

Stuff You Should Know's Guide to Proper Adulthood: Why You Should Learn Another Language

In this, our last installment of the Guide to Proper Adulthood, we argue in favor of expanding intelligence through multilingualism.

I can't remember the podcast where we referenced it, but at some point Josh and I got into a brief sidebar about dying languages. I believe it was in reference to a pair of researchers that were traveling the globe in an effort to record languages that are on the endangered list -- a very worthwhile effort if you ask me. Well file this bit of news under sad and ironic...