Stuff You Should KnowAuthor: HowStuffWorks
25 Sep 2018

Stuff You Should Know

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If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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    SYSK Selects: Was Malthus right about carrying capacity?

    Thomas Malthus concluded that humanity is bound to outgrow Earth's carrying capacity. The prediction was based on humanity's exponential growth and the linear growth of the food supply -- but was he correct? Tune in to this classic episode to find out.

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  • Posted on 22 Sep 2018

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    How Ranked Choice Voting Works

    In the US, winner-take-all voting has created A LOT of political polarization. But what if rather than voting for one candidate, you could rank all of them so if your first choice doesn’t win, your vote goes to your second choice? So long, polarization!

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  • Posted on 20 Sep 2018

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    Roundabouts: The Problem Is You

    They’re as American as Washington, DC yet most people in the US are terrified of them, hate them or both. What is it about traffic circles and roundabouts - which do nothing but safely, inexpensively and greenly direct traffic – that America can’t stand?

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  • Posted on 18 Sep 2018

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    SYSK Selects: How Commercial Jingles Work

    You probably can recite five right now. Commercial jingles are designed to hijack your working memory and implant a product or service and they really work. In this classic episode, learn about the history of these insidious and catchy advertising vehicles with Chuck and Josh.

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  • Posted on 15 Sep 2018

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    What are think tanks all about?

    Think tanks? More like stink tanks! We're kidding. Think tanks do valuable work, when they operate in a non-partisan way of course. Learn all about the history of these heady institutions today. 

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  • Posted on 13 Sep 2018

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