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Best Facts and Trivia Podcasts We Could Find
Best Facts and Trivia Podcasts We Could Find
There are so many strange and amazing facts about the world that surrounds us that people aren't aware of. Thanks to the wide selection of podcasts in this catalog, you can broaden your vision with many interesting fun-facts, while you commute, walk in the park and enjoy nature, even without Internet access as they turn tons of written content into a human-read audio. Here you can find podcasts where experts share interesting facts from history and trivia about history, technology, science and many other fields of interest. Also, there are podcasts where people share their fascinating ideas as well as true and interesting behind-the-scene stories about how useful gadgets were invented. Furthermore, you can find out how to do landfill work as well as about astonishing inventions that might draw your attention. There are podcasts where experts reply to many "how" and "why" questions, like how to find water in the desert, and much more.
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What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How To!, David Epstein (bestselling author of Range and The Sports Gene)) takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.
 
Most people have no idea what's hiding behind their favorite things. We dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything. The Dark Side Of​ is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
Start each day with short, eye-opening ideas from some of the world's greatest TEDx speakers. Hosted by Atossa Leoni, TEDx SHORTS will immerse you in surprising knowledge, fresh perspectives, and moving stories from some of our most compelling talks. Less than 10 minutes a day, everyday.
 
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
 
Part pub quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. All the time! We here are nuts about trivia. And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? Then this podcast, fellow trivia nut, is the ultimate mental nutrition for your very big brain. So eat up!
 
Triviality is a weekly pub trivia-style game show where a lack of seriousness meets a little bit of knowledge. Join our hosts every Tuesday to play along with our fast-paced game, enjoy monthly bonus episodes and mini-tournaments or simply enjoy the clash of intellect and personalities. This is TRIVIALITY. Hosted by: Ken, Matt, Neal, and Jeff.
 
Emma has a LOT on her mind. Good thing she has a podcast to talk about it all. Appropriately named, anything really does go on this podcast. Thoughts, conversations, and advice on topics from relationships and dealing with failure, to the trials and tribulations of being a cat mom, and ridiculous stories with friends we can all relate to. It’s raw, intimate, and nothing is off limits (seriously, Anything Goes). It may be serious, it’ll mostly be funny, and it’ll always be entertaining. New e ...
 
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
 
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.
 
Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case -- teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way. New episodes starting October 15th!
 
Trivial Warfare is the podcast that takes the pub quiz out of the pub and brings it home to you. Trivial Warfare is a weekly game shared by people all over the world that features all the same banter, jokes and fun that you share with your friends at your local quiz nights. TW is your gateway to a larger world of trivia and your invitation into an awesome community of people who love trivia games just as much as you do. Give the show a try and have fun with Jonathan, Chris, Carmela and Ben a ...
 
Quiz Quiz Bang Bang is a weekly pub trivia practice podcast. For three weeks out of the month it is straight questions and answers as read by the hosts Annie and David Flora. Once a month we invite friends to join us for a live game of quiz bang trivia to add the humor, thought processes and fun. The show’s format is 4 rounds of 4 questions each with a quick-fire Bang Bang Round after Round 2. After Round 4, a final Big Bang round caps off the show with 3 questions, the answers of which are ...
 
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The practice of hunting with birds of prey is thought to stretch back thousands of years. In early nomadic societies, falconry was used to hunt animals to provide food and clothing in places such as the steppes of Central Asia. As the practice spread, falconry evolved into a pastime that attracted the elite of European society, reflected in the ext…
 
Cecilia Rouse, the chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, is as cold-blooded as any economist. But she admits that her profession would do well to focus on policy that actually helps people. Rouse explains why President Biden wants to spend trillions of dollars to reshape the economy, and why — as the first Black chair of the C.E.A.…
 
Kimberly Adams is still filling in for us from Washington, D.C., just in time for a big but surprisingly nuanced question about campaign finance reform. One listener wants to know about political action committees, dark money and the philosophical framework ostensibly making sure those contributions are on the right side of the law. Plus, more of y…
 
Another topic voted on by our Patreon supporters, and added to by our listener FB group, this one turned into a two-parter on 'the last of their kind.' If you haven't check out the People episode, please do! Read the full script. Guest quote readers: Mike from Genuine Chit Chat and Steve from Mancave. Today's sponsors: Podcorn; Love Letter. Moxie L…
 
Pop music blaring from car stereos, sizzling street food and stylishly dressed women and men strutting about town . . . this sounds like a normal day in New York, right? But in fact, this is actually describing the neighborhoods of Tehran set against the snowcapped backdrop of the Elburz Mountains. As Iran votes for its next president on Friday, th…
 
The official number of deaths attributed to Covid 19 around the world in the whole of 2020 is 1.88 million. The global toll this year surpassed this figure on 11th of June. We look at how things are worse worldwide, despite vaccines and lock downs. Does the UK have the worst bathing sites in Europe? That’s certainly a claim made by a number of news…
 
Travel writer Doug Lansky presents a critique on modern tourism and offers tips on improving travel for tourists, the environment, and the communities at these destinations. This talk was filmed at TEDxStockholmSalon. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more abo…
 
This week, Professor Jue Guo returns to Getting Curious, which means we are returning to Early China! She and Jonathan discuss what a week in the life might look like for a royal hairdresser, a performance artist, a regional king, and other figures from this period and place. This episode can be enjoyed on its own, but if you can’t get enough of Ea…
 
For as long as we’ve had a democracy in this country, we’ve fought about who gets to vote and how. But this longstanding fight has taken on a new intensity since the 2020 election: At least 14 states have passed more than 20 laws so far this year restricting voting, and money is pouring in both to fight and enact them. On today’s show, the Brennan …
 
What do the names Andrew Carnegie, Elbert H. Gary, Charles Schwab, and J.P. Morgan have in common? They are the key players in the creation of US Steel!With the acquisition of the Carnegie Steel Company in 1900, together with a number of other smaller steel operations, US Steel was formed, becoming the first billion dollar corporation in United Sta…
 
Oakland 5 patron Daniel Raymon hosts this great game. Savage Superstar Katie Cauley teams up with Rules Guy Impersonator Oliver Banta to take on Ken and Neal. Discussions include everyone’s favorite Hardy Boy and Ken’s birth story. Which team will rise to the top? Supporters: https://www.trivialitypodcast.com/the-cream-of-the-crop/ Support us Direc…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the world’s first modern public health crisis — Zika, Ebola, SARS, MERS and HIV preceded it. Yet its rapid spread, global reach and repeated waves have changed the world in ways that are impossible to have imagined 16 months ago. Nearly 4 million people have died from the virus. Now, epidemiologists are already preparing…
 
When you get a bunch of artistic types together into a community – aka, the art world – some intrigue and mystery are bound to arise. Listen in as Chuck and Josh cover strangeness around Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Vermeer – plus don’t miss Hilter! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
For the past year, Brandon has been terrified of leaving his apartment. And so he’s settled into an extreme pandemic routine. He cooks all of his own meals, has yet to see his parents, and on the rare occasion he takes the trash out, still wears double masks, rubber gloves and safety goggles. Brandon has been fully vaccinated for weeks now but the …
 
A few weeks ago I got to visit an art exhibit called The Art of the Brick and was blown away! I got to see recreations of famous art pieces like the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and even a full scale Easter Island head. Oh and these recreations are entirely made out of standard LEGO bricks! For this episode, I reached out to the artist, Nathan Saw…
 
Do you want to put together a really smart team? Cognitive scientist Therese Huston suggests the key to better social sensitivity, dynamics, and decision-making in groups can come from having more women involved. This talk was filmed at TEDxStLouisWomen. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ide…
 
Ashley Flowers explores 15 of the world’s worst crimes in the new Spotify Original from Parcast, International Infamy. The first episode takes you to Mexico and the true story of Juana Barraza — a pro wrestler who became a serial killer known as the “Little Old Lady Killer.” Listen to an exclusive clip right here, then follow International Infamy f…
 
American corporations were already borrowing a lot before the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, with the economy all but ground to a halt and money even cheaper, they took on even more debt. On today’s show, we’ll talk about what that means, along with another unexpected dimension of this economy reopening: National Parks packed to the … hills. Here’s every…
 
How about a little good pandemic news? While Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 — getting sick, losing family members, suffering unemployment — there have also been those in the community bringing strength and hope. To celebrate Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day when enslaved people in Texas were freed — two and …
 
This week we're learning how to reacclimate ourselves with the "return to normal" with help from therapist Chamin Ajjan. Chamin brings her 20+ years of experience in psychotherapy to help us tackle everything from how to get comfortable with parties again, to how to transition from online to in-person dating, and how to handle those difficult relat…
 
Michael Green is a vexillologist who explains how flags can create unity, spark emotional reactions, and court controversy. This talk was filmed at TEDxTAMUSalon. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on th…
 
In 1898 a Belgian ship on a scientific expedition was frozen into the sea off the coast of Antarctica. During the long polar night, its 18 men would confront fear, death, illness, and despair. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe life aboard the Belgica during its long, dark southern winter. We'll also consider a dev…
 
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideossubscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageaupaypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageauDr. Paula Boddington is a moral philosopher and expert on the ethical questions surrounding the advancement of biomedical technologies as well as artificial intelligence. Thi…
 
Steven Johnson, author of Extra Life, tells the fascinating history of life expectancy, and the extraordinary achievements of the last century, in which it has practically doubled.It’s a story that has data at its heart, from the ground-breaking invention of the category itself in 17th century London to the pioneering social health surveys of W.E.B…
 
Five of them, actually! We have to eat a little crow here. We’ve been saying for days, months, years that Congress can’t agree on anything much less regulate tech giants like Google, Apple and Facebook. But today lawmakers introduced five bills aimed at reining in Big Tech, and they’re bipartisan. We’ll talk about them, and the likelihood of anythi…
 
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