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"Superman Gets Headaches"

"Superman Gets Headaches"

Culture Kings Carl, Edgar, & Jacquis get into NBA All Star weekend, Valentines Day, a Black Panther preview, the Kings of Comedy, the Queens of Comedy, the film Head of State, deep cut of the
Cake, Candles and Check: Who Pays the Birthday Dinner Bill?

Cake, Candles and Check: Who Pays the Birthday Dinner Bill?

It doesn't get more awkward than the check arriving and no one knows who's paying for what. Is it rude to expect birthday guests to pay for their own meal?
Can Used Books Spread Germs?

Can Used Books Spread Germs?

Libraries are bastions of knowledge -- but are they also bastions of germs? Short answer: Nope! For the long answer, tune in to this episode of BrainStuff.
How Farmers Built A Barbed Wire Phone Network

How Farmers Built A Barbed Wire Phone Network

Nowadays smartphones are an ubiquitous part of many civilizations, but not so long ago telephones of any sort were a rare commodity -- and the infrastructure was enormously expensive. When telephones
Why Americans Celebrate Black History Month in February

Why Americans Celebrate Black History Month in February

Does February have special historical significance in African-American history?
Gangs of Disneyland, Worst/Best Olympic Skier 2.20.18

Gangs of Disneyland, Worst/Best Olympic Skier 2.20.18

In episode 88, Jack & Miles are joined by comedian Dave Huntsberger to discuss Black Panther destroying the box office, Fergie's national anthem at the NBA All Star game, the Olympic skier who
TDZ Footnotes 2.20.18

TDZ Footnotes 2.20.18

Footnotes for episode 88 of The Daily Zeitgeist which aired on 2.20.18.
No One Knows What Caused a Massive 1908 Explosion in Siberia

No One Knows What Caused a Massive 1908 Explosion in Siberia

Theories surrounding the source of the Tunguska blast that rocked the Siberian region in 1908 abound. But the exact cause is still a mystery.
Carl Sagan and the Samurai Crabs

Carl Sagan and the Samurai Crabs

Legend has it that a variety of crabs contain the ghosts of a drowned samurai army -- and each bears a grimacing warrior face on their backs to prove it. But what can we really gather from this
Introducing Dressed: The History of Fashion

Introducing Dressed: The History of Fashion

Every week, fashion historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary will take you inside the history of fashion, and explore the who, what, when of why we wear. Listen in on February 27 for the first
Why Teen 'Death Discs' Dominated the Airwaves in the '60s

Why Teen 'Death Discs' Dominated the Airwaves in the '60s

During the early 1960s, many songs featuring tragic teen deaths, usually in car crashes, became huge hits. What was behind this morbid craze?
About Dressed: The History of Fashion

About Dressed: The History of Fashion

Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history of clothing as it relates to one of the most significant forces that drives the world today: fashion.
Are Feral Children Real?

Are Feral Children Real?

For millennia people have been amazed by legends of wild children found in the forest or jungle, sometimes raised by animals like wolves or apes. But it turns out these stories may actually be true in
Cuttlefish, Masters of Camouflage, Have Newly Discovered Super Power

Cuttlefish, Masters of Camouflage, Have Newly Discovered Super Power

Cuttlefish can avoid detection by holding a disguise for long periods of time.
Megafauna (Entry 772.JB4015)

Megafauna (Entry 772.JB4015)

In which we learn which Ice Age animal is named after the human nipple, and which modern animal fills John's soul with bloodlust. Certificate #30148
Did Velociraptors Really Hunt in Packs?

Did Velociraptors Really Hunt in Packs?

Did real-life raptors work together they way they do in 'Jurassic Park' movies? Do we even have the right raptors? Learn the leading theories in this episode of BrainStuff.
Mini Crush #3

Mini Crush #3

Crush out this week with Chuck and Noel - Mini Crush #3 is waiting for your ear holes.
Hawaii's Legend of the Menehune

Hawaii's Legend of the Menehune

The story of the Menehune is one that's been handed down through oral history for generations. But can the roots of this mythological group of people be traced to real-world events?
We Are Ahed Tamimi

We Are Ahed Tamimi

In this weeks episode 30 the girls discuss the possible charges against Netanyahu & the case of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi in Israel. Then they get into some personal talk about their
The Quincy Jones Interview as read by Miles Gray 2.19.18

The Quincy Jones Interview as read by Miles Gray 2.19.18

The Quincy Jones Interview as read by Miles Gray. Featuring Anna Hossnieh as the 'interviewer.'