Curiosity Daily

By Curiosity.com

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Get smarter in just a few minutes every day. With a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology, you'll learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer from Curiosity.com will help you understand the world better.


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EPISODES LIST
12.16.2018
12.14.2018

The Problem With Making Sand (w/ Vince Beiser), Happiest Spouses, and How Pyramids Were Built

Learn about a new discovery into how the pyramids were built; why spouses who are also best friends see the most health and happiness benefits; and why we don’t just make more sand, with some help from a special guest, author Vince Beiser. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and learn about sand from author Vince Beiser — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: We May Finally Know How the Pyramids Were Built — https://curiosity.im/2EdWVsI Spouses Who View Each Other as Best Friends Are Much Happier in Life — https://curiosity.im/2EaSi2w Visit https://amzn.to/2BYF6O0 to pick up Vince Beiser’s book, “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization,” on Amazon. It’s free with your Audible trial, and if you choose to make a purchase using this link, then Curiosity gets a share of the sale! If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.13.2018
12.12.2018
12.11.2018
12.10.2018
12.09.2018
12.07.2018

Meteorite Hunting with The Aquarius Project, Roommate Drama In Space, and Language Based On Senses

Learn why scientists are worried about roommate drama in space and why your most important sense depends on the language you speak. Plus, Adler Planetarium’s Aubrey Henretty and Chris Bresky discuss The Aquarius Project, a teen-driven underwater ROV meteorite hunt led by experts from the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, and NASA. Please support our sponsors! Visitmovaglobes.com/curiosity and use coupon code CURIOSITY for 15% off your purchase. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: To Make Space Travel Successful, Scientists Will Have to Solve for Roommate Drama — https://curiosity.im/2Sh8LVS Your Most Important Sense Depends on the Language You Speak — https://curiosity.im/2Sl6Yzf More from The Aquarius Project and Adler Planetarium: The Aquarius Project Official Website — https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/education/far-horizons/the-aquarius-project/ The Aquarius Project Podcast — https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/education/far-horizons/aquarius-project-podcast/ Listen on SoundCloud — https://soundcloud.com/aquariusproject/ Listen on Apple Podcasts — https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/aquarius-project-podcast/id1398479980 Listen on Stitcher — https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/adler-planetarium/aquarius-project-podcast?refid=stpr Subscribe to The Aquarius Project Podcast Email Updates — https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/aquarius-project-podcast-email-subscription/ Adler Teen Programs Email Sign-Up — http://bit.ly/adleremailform   Adler Planetarium on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/adlerplanetarium @AdlerPlanet on Twitter — https://twitter.com/adlerplanet @AdlerPlanet on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/adlerplanet/ If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.06.2018
12.05.2018
12.04.2018
12.03.2018

Why Everything Takes Longer Than You Think, Storm-Predicting Joints, Barber Pole Origins, and Mary Toft

Learn about whether you can actually feel a storm coming in your bones; an 18th-century woman who convinced doctors she was giving birth to rabbits; the 2 main reasons why everything takes longer than you think it will; and why barber shop poles are red, white and blue. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Can You Really Feel a Storm Coming In Your Bones? — https://curiosity.im/2SeTJjs This 18th-Century Woman Convinced Doctors She Was Giving Birth to Rabbits — https://curiosity.im/2SiLu5Q The 2 Main Reasons Why Everything Takes Longer Than You Think It Will — https://curiosity.im/2SpD39h Additional resources discussed: Early Practitioners | PBS — http://www.pbs.org/kqed/demonbarber/bloodletting/ Why are barber poles red, white and blue? | History — https://www.history.com/news/why-are-barber-poles-red-white-and-blue If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.02.2018

Keeping Secrets Makes Life Harder, Emotions Change Your Perception of Time, and How We Proved the Earth Rotates

Learn how keeping secrets can literally weigh you down; how we knew the Earth rotates before we had space travel thanks to the Foucault pendulum; and how your emotions can alter your perception of time. Please support our sponsors! Visit movaglobes.com/curiosity and use coupon code CURIOSITY for 15% off your purchase. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: How Did People Know the Earth Rotates Before Space Travel? — https://curiosity.im/2SbmTQu The Average Person Is Hiding 13 Secrets, According to a Study — https://curiosity.im/2DNtIou Emotions Can Change How You Perceive Time — https://curiosity.im/2DNpFbK Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.30.2018

Exercising on an Empty Stomach, How to Measure Curiosity (w/ SurveyMonkey and INSEAD), and Effects of Relapsing with Your Ex

Learn about the pros and cons of exercising on an empty stomach. Plus: why sleeping with your ex doesn’t mean you’re getting back together. You’ll also learn how researchers measure and quantify curiosity, with help from special guests Jon Cohen, Chief Research Officer at SurveyMonkey, and Spencer Harrison, an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Should You Exercise on an Empty Stomach? — https://curiosity.im/2DNuGki Sleeping with Your Ex Doesn't Mean You're Getting Back Together — https://curiosity.im/2DOatLo Bosses Don't Encourage Curiosity as Much as They Think They Do — https://curiosity.im/2E41lCu     Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.29.2018
11.28.2018

Your Brain’s Binary Bias, How to Choose Charities, and Why Dogs Look Like Their Owners

Learn about why your brain jumps to extremes; how to choose the best charitable cause for your next donation; and why dogs really do look like their owners. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: SKILLSHARE: Get two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes for just 99 cents at http://skillshare.com/curious Your Binary Bias Makes It Hard to See in Shades of Gray — https://curiosity.im/2DNFVcq Here's How to Choose the Best Charitable Cause for Your Donation — https://curiosity.im/2DKKfJN Dogs Really Do Look Like Their Owners — But It Doesn't Stop There — https://curiosity.im/2DM9wmD Additional resources discussed: GuideStar — https://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspx Charity Navigator — https://www.charitynavigator.org/ CharityWatch — https://www.charitywatch.org/home Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.27.2018

Moral Dilemmas of Driverless Cars, How Many Friends You Can Have, and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Learn about OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s first asteroid-sampling spacecraft, and why it’s about to make history; the moral dilemmas facing driverless car AI systems; and how many friends you can have at one time, despite what social media tells you. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: NASA's First Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Is About to Reach Its Destination. Here's What's Next — https://curiosity.im/2DMy5A6 Self-Driving Cars Have to Decide Whether Passengers or Pedestrians Are More Important — https://curiosity.im/2DLaHml Despite Social Media, You Can Only Have 150 Friends at a Time — https://curiosity.im/2DPkND1 Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.26.2018

Why Hand Dryers Blow Bacteria, Color Meanings Around the World, Losing Your Foreign Accent, and Lesser-Known Body Parts

Learn about why hand dryers are blowing bacteria all over your hands; body parts you probably don’t know you have; what different colors mean around the world; and whether it’s possible to lose your foreign accent. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Hand Dryers Are Blowing Bacteria All Over Your Hands — https://curiosity.im/2DLabEV 5 Body Parts You May Not Know You Have — https://curiosity.im/2DMmsZP Colors Mean Wildly Different Things Around the World — https://curiosity.im/2DKb00Z Additional resources discussed: Accents Are Forever | Smithsonian.com Retaining an Accent | Psychology Today Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.25.2018
11.23.2018
11.22.2018

Be the Best Host or Guest (w/ Jihan Murray-Smith), Avoid Conflict at Family Meals, and High Heels for Men

Learn about how to avoid conflict at family meals, and why high heels were originally meant for men. Plus, get some tips on how to host and be a polite guest from etiquette expert Jihan Murray-Smith — just in time for the holidays! In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Buy ANOMIA on Amazon — https://amzn.to/2Dl5EIg (please support our sponsors!) 10 Ways to Avoid Conflict at Family Meals — https://curiosity.im/2S1RpMF Why Politeness and Etiquette Matter [Curiosity Podcast episode] — https://curiosity.im/2RZrOnB High Heels Were Originally Meant for Men — https://curiosity.im/2S2QawS Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.21.2018

How to Like Bitter Flavors, Airplane Ticket Price Factors, and the Physics-Challenging Hubble Constant

Learn about how the universe’s rate of expansion could change our understand of physics; how the saliva in your body changes to enjoy bitter flavors; and the biggest factors that determine how much you pay for a flight, along with some tips on finding the cheapest airplane tickets. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: The Universe Is Expanding, But How Fast Is Up for Debate — https://curiosity.im/2DK9Xy5   Learning to Like Bitter Flavors Isn't Just in Your Head — It's in Your Saliva — https://curiosity.im/2DMsgTa Tuesday Is No Longer the Best Day to Book a Flight — https://curiosity.im/2DMwDxE Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.20.2018

We May Have Already Found Aliens (w/ Mike Wall), Arrow Method for Productivity, and ADHD Creativity

Learn how ADHD could make you more creative, and how to boost your productivity by scheduling your week with the Arrow Method. Plus, Mike Wall, author of “Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious),” explains why we may have already found aliens. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: ADHD Could Make You More Creative — https://curiosity.im/2RV1riC Boost Your Productivity by Scheduling Your Week with the Arrow Method — https://curiosity.im/2RRlyyb More from Mike Wall: “Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)” — https://amzn.to/2K882U2 Mike Wall on Twitter — https://twitter.com/MichaelDWall Profile on Space.com — https://www.space.com/41418-about-us.html Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.19.2018

Expiration Dates Explained, How to Make A Great First Impression, Your Quantum Life, and Endangered Words

Learn how you experience the quantum world every day whenever you see or touch something; the one thing you should keep in mind if you want to make a great first impression; the next common English word that researchers say is going to go extinct; and how to interpret food expiration dates. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: You Experience the Quantum World Every Time You See, Touch, or Smell — https://curiosity.im/2RViJMn To Make a Great First Impression, Keep One Thing in Mind — https://curiosity.im/2RXlbCp Food Expiration Dates Mean Almost Nothing — https://curiosity.im/2OKQVbV This Common English Word Is the Next One to Go Extinct, According to Research — https://curiosity.im/2ROWGqE Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.18.2018
11.16.2018
11.15.2018
11.14.2018
11.13.2018
11.12.2018

Nobody Is “Normal,” Quantum Bacteria, Déjà Rêvé, and Why You Might Smell Like Maple Syrup

Learn why there’s no such thing as “normal” according to Yale researchers; how scientists may have put bacteria in a state of quantum entanglement; why a thing called déjà rêvé might be weirder than déjà vu, and why your sweat might smell like maple syrup. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: You're Not Normal Because Nobody Is, According to Yale Research — https://curiosity.im/2DdoDFF Scientists May Have Put Bacteria in a State of Quantum Entanglement — https://curiosity.im/2Dea9VQ Déjà Rêvé Is Even Weirder Than Déjà Vu — https://curiosity.im/2DeczDU Additional resources discussed: You Can Smell When Someone's Sick—Here's How | National Geographic Why Do I Smell Maple Syrup? 6 Facts About Inherited Disorder Maple Syrup Urine Disease | Medical Daily Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.11.2018

Contacting Aliens with Lasers, African-American Polymath Benjamin Banneker, and The Seinfeld Strategy

Learn about Benjamin Banneker, an African-American polymath you need to know about; the Seinfeld Strategy for improving your productivity; and how an MIT student wants to contact aliens with a massive laser beam. Plus: professional wrestler Chris Jericho keeps coming up in conversation, thanks to one of the hosts who will remain unnamed. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Benjamin Banneker Was an African-American Polymath You Need to Know About — https://curiosity.im/2DaC5tJ The Seinfeld Strategy Can Help You Be Productive and Prolific — https://curiosity.im/2DaK4Hh This MIT Student Wants to Contact Aliens With a Massive Laser Beam — https://curiosity.im/2RDdWPy Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.09.2018

Curiosity in the Workplace (w/ Spencer Harrison), New Flying with Dandelions, and Physical Relationship Benefits

Learn how dandelions taught researchers a new way of flying that was previously unknown to science. Then, learn how a happy marriage can make you physically healthier. You’ll also learn about curiosity in the workplace — and some of the unseen benefits of your own curiosity — from INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Spencer Harrison. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and talk to Spencer Harrison, an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Watch the Weird Way Dandelion Seeds Float in a Wind Tunnel — https://curiosity.im/2DaJvgD 7 Ways a Happy Relationship Makes You Healthier — https://curiosity.im/2D9bmhb Bosses Don't Encourage Curiosity as Much as They Think They Do — https://curiosity.im/2JFcRnH     Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.08.2018
11.07.2018

Prince Rupert’s Drop, Why Earth’s Core Is Younger Than Its Surface, and Newborn Babies May Be Super Smart

Learn why a Prince Rupert’s drop is both super-fragile and virtually unbreakable; why researchers think newborn babies are a lot smarter than they look; and why Earth’s core is younger than its surface. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: SKILLSHARE: Two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes for just 99 cents — http://skillshare.com/curious A Prince Rupert's Drop Is Both Extremely Fragile and Virtually Unbreakable — https://curiosity.im/2DbfwVX Newborns Are Way Smarter Than They Appear, According to Science — https://curiosity.im/2D7lTcV Thanks to Time Dilation, Earth's Core Is Younger Than Its Surface — https://curiosity.im/2D7ziS0 Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.06.2018
11.05.2018

Acoustic Levitation, Stephen Hawking’s Science Bets, Helmholtz Resonance, and Where Your Body Feels Emotions

Learn about how scientists mapped where people feel emotions in their bodies; how scientists can make things levitate using sound; 3 times Stephen Hawking placed a bet on science; and why your car makes different noises when the windows are open. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Scientists Have Mapped Where People Feel Emotions in Their Bodies — https://curiosity.im/2D8oJyj We Can Make Things Levitate Using Sound — https://curiosity.im/2Da0iQU 7 Times People Made Bets on Science — https://curiosity.im/2D8HZeP “Helmholtz Resonance” and why your slightly opened car windows make those awful thudding noises: Why Do Slightly Opened Car Windows Make That Awful Sound? | Jalopnik Flute acoustics: an introduction to how a flute works | UNSW Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.04.2018
11.02.2018

Real-Life Zombification (w/ author Matt Simon), Most Annoying Sounds, and Leaders Who Are Too Smart

Matt Simon, author of “Plight of the Living Dead,” discusses real-life zombification in nature. Plus, learn about the most annoying sounds ever, according to research, and why leaders who are too smart are actually less effective. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — plus learn about real-life zombification from “Plight of the Living Dead” author Matt Simon — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Leaders Who Are Too Smart Are Less Effective — https://curiosity.im/2D4hozP These Are the Most (and Least) Annoying Sounds Ever, According to a Study — https://curiosity.im/2D7Judq More from Matt Simon: Pick up “Plight of the Living Dead” on Amazon — https://amzn.to/2OfMaXm Matt’s official website — http://www.mattsimon.net/ Follow Matt on Twitter — https://twitter.com/mrmattsimon Reach Matt’s articles in WIRED — https://www.wired.com/author/matt-simon/ Check out Matt’s other book, “The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems” — https://amzn.to/2RuR2dt Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.01.2018

The First Telepathic Brainstorm, Ghost-Creating Toxic Mold, and Cropsey: the Real Boogeyman

In this Halloween episode, learn how scientists were able to get three people to communicate with each other using only the power of their brains, and why toxic mold might make you see ghosts. Plus, hear the story of “Cropsey,” a terrifying boogeyman who turned out to be real. In this Halloween 2018 podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Scientists Linked Three Brains to Form the First Telepathic Brainstorm Session — https://curiosity.im/2D6LlyZ Seeing Ghosts May Just Be a Result of Breathing a Toxic Mold — https://curiosity.im/2D7GkpM "Cropsey" Was the Terrifying Boogeyman Who Turned Out to Be Real — https://curiosity.im/2D6hdE0 Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

10.31.2018
10.30.2018
10.29.2018
10.28.2018
10.26.2018
10.25.2018

Cooked vs. Uncooked Fruits and Veggies (w/ The Nutrition Wonk), Food Poisoning Facts, and Milky Way’s Second Life

Learn where food poisoning comes from (and how to avoid it); why we’re in the Milky Way’s second life.; and whether fruits and vegetables are healthier when they’re fresh or frozen. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and answer a listener question with help from The Nutrition Wonk, a registered dietitian nutritionist — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: We're in the Milky Way's Second Life — https://curiosity.im/2CJwRVt Food Poisoning? Don't Blame the Last Thing You Ate — https://curiosity.im/2CNXI2S More from The Nutrition Wonk: Official Website — https://www.thenutritionwonk.com/ @NutritionWonk on Twitter — https://twitter.com/NutritionWonk @NutritionWonk on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/nutritionwonk/ Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

10.24.2018

Greyson Near-Death Experience Scale, A Diet to Prevent Jet Lag, and Several States of Matter

Learn about several states of matter beyond the three or four you probably already know about; the military-tested Argonne diet designed to prevent jet lag; and the Near-Death Experience Scale. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: SKILLSHARE: Two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes for just 99 cents — http://skillshare.com/curious There Are Way More Than Three States of Matter — https://curiosity.im/2CJs0nf This Military-Tested Diet Prevents Jet Lag — https://curiosity.im/2CIwBWP The Greyson Scale Quantifies Near-Death Experiences — https://curiosity.im/2CJkAAx Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

10.23.2018
10.22.2018

Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini’s Friendship, How to Read Food Labels, Jack-O’-Lantern Maintenance, and Declaring Sovereignty

Learn how Spiritualism made Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini fast friends — and how it caused their falling out; how to read food labels in the U.S.; how to keep your jack-o’-lantern from spoiling; and why it’s hard to declare yourself a sovereign nation, even if you buy your own island. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Were BFFs Who Had a Spooky Falling-Out — https://curiosity.im/2CPdgna Here's How to Read a Food Label — https://curiosity.im/2CLkAjD Follow These 8 Steps to Keep Your Jack-O'-Lantern from Spoiling — https://curiosity.im/2CKpayy 5 Fascinating Micronations Around the World — https://curiosity.im/2CTQsTf  Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

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