The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Neat articles on media phantasms, a brief history of olestra and plenty more for you to enjoy.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

What is folklore?

What is folklore? Turns out it's just about anything you can think of that's shared by more than two people. Art, literature, stories, dance, music, traditions, even those family heirlooms qualify. Turns out folklore is pretty neat. Learn all about it in today's episode.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material and a lot of it is really good. Here's the best of the bunch.

Saddam Hussein Wrote Erotic Fiction and Other Things I've Learned Today

I find it jarring to learn that, while I can't manage to churn out a book or even a short story these days, men like Saddam Hussein, Muammar Qaddafi and Kim Jong Il not only have run their nations with iron fists, dealt with international pressure, invasions and worked steadfastly to build nuclear programs (at least two of those guys did), all three of these rulers cranked out books as well.