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Host Moxie LaBouche brings you a weekly half-hour of things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. Topics range from the history of nursing to the Balinese funeral rite David Bowie requested, from the origin of the Vulcan salute to the theft of Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve. This is your brain on facts. yourbrainonfacts.com
 
Hosts Dave Baker and Andrew Price walk you through the ins and outs of a particular topic in film, television and pop culture, no matter how strange or obscure. No matter how small a factoid seems to be, Dave and Andrew will explore its origin and maybe even correct some misconceptions on commonly held pop culture beliefs. We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Priva ...
 
Art-splanations is a podcast that is focused on answering questions about art for the non-artists, art lovers, artists, and everyone in between. Our hosts Andrew and Joanna discuss the topics in a plain and easy to understand way that doesn't require any knowledge of the Arts or Art History. Each art related question is first asked in an internet search engine as a baseline answer to discuss.
 
North Americana hits the road, unearthing surprising stories that connect Americans and Canadians, then sharing insider travel tips for those who might want to go too. Award-winning journalist Liz Beatty hosts inviting along some great American storytellers and expert guests.
 
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The Dating Ring was a service that flew single women from New York City to go on blind dates with tech bros in Silicon Valley. It didn't go well. In the early 2010s, dating startup The Dating Ring got into the Y Combinator program and worked for several months trying to develop a successful business model. They cycled through many different ideas, …
 
It's been quite a while since we got a review for the YBOF book. Can you take a sec and let us know what you thought? People have been using animals, making war, and using animals to make war for a long time now. Think Hannibal’s elephants, Roman war horses, k9 units in Vietnam. But for every example of animals being used successfully, there are an…
 
We continue our series on the Inquisition with the campaigns to suppress the Waldensians. These "Poor Men (and Women!) of Lyon" were known for their sandals and their beards; but mostly for their Christian piety, humility, and charity. So of course they had to die. And die they did, in the tens, hundreds, and thousands.…
 
An airport owner in the 1950s created a weird story about time machines and aliens to get more business. It ended up becoming a religion. In the late 1950s, George Van Tassel was running a small airport in Giant Rock, California. One day, out of nowhere for this seemingly normal clean-cut business owner and family man, Van Tassel started peddling a…
 
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