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As long as there’s been oppression, there’ve been people fighting it. This weekly podcast dives into history to drag up the wildest rebels, the most beautiful revolts, and all the people who long to be—and fight to be—free. It explores complex stories of resistance that offer lessons and inspiration for us today, focusing on the ensemble casts that make up each act of history. That is to say, this podcast focuses on Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff.
 
Do you want a quick, concise pinball podcast? Then look no further. Who needs 2 hours to talk pinball? Here, you will find all the latest news, updates and opinions , and my personal thoughts on all things PINBALL. LAWLOR IS THE BEST DESIGNER MULTIMORPHIC PINBALL IS AMAZING STERN PINBALL HAS THE BEST THEMES JERSEY JACK MAKES THE BEST MACHINES Mainly, I focus on pinball. The most awesome hobby in history of the universe. I also explore other cool stuff, hobbies, interests, perspective, and ac ...
 
Want to write a thriller? Need ideas for your thriller's plot? Hosted by the authors of action-adventure thriller novels, Kevin and Nick are no strangers to researching the arcane, mysterious, phenomenal, and fascinating realities of our world. In each episode of the Stuff That's Real podcast, your hosts invite you to encounter unbelievable — yet utterly real — nuggets of truth. What's more, they'll dive into how these topics might parlay into a great, science-based thriller plot. From the F ...
 
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The first human genome from a victim of the eruption in ancient Pompeii has been sequenced. Plus, a global mushroom art scavenger hunt is afoot. And Winnie the Pooh is joining the gritty origin story bandwagon with a new horror take on the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood. Sponsors: DeVry University, Learn more at DeVry.edu/Engineering Calm, Get …
 
The oldest known animation was discovered in a cave in Iran and is thought to be over 5,000 years old. The animation consists of a series of images of animals that are thought to tell a story. The art of chicken sexing is a lucrative one that is often passed down from generation to generation. Chicken sexers can earn up to $100,000 a year and often…
 
In 1871, the people of Paris, tired of starving, took up arms and declared their city an autonomous commune. For almost two months, they ran their utopian experiment, and though they were eventually crushed, they inspired revolutionaries across the world for generations to come. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Why NASA is sending a bunch of brewer’s yeast up to space on Artemis 1. Plus, scientists have created genetically-edited tomatoes pumped up with vitamin D. And a COVID-19 memorial that will be purposefully burnt down on Saturday. Sponsors: Calm, Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription calm.com/coolstuff DeVry University, Learn more at DeVry.edu/Fut…
 
Everything you need to know about monkeypox––what is it, how is it spread, and how concerned should we be? Plus, Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is returning to Earth on Wednesday, after just a few hiccups on its first successful trip to the ISS. And Coca-Cola is introducing new bottle caps that you can’t remove from the bottle. Sponsors: DeVry Unive…
 
The ancient forest that was discovered at the bottom of a giant sinkhole in China. Plus, a moth species not seen since 1912 was found in the luggage of a passenger at the Detroit airport. And the first patient has been injected with an experimental virus meant to destroy tumors. Sponsors: Calm, Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription calm.com/cools…
 
In 1871, the people of Paris, tired of starving, took up arms and declared their city an autonomous commune. For almost two months, they ran their utopian experiment, and though they were eventually crushed, they inspired revolutionaries across the world for generations to come. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The history of the humble shopping cart, and why people absolutely did not like them when they first came out. Plus, a parasite that might make you more attractive—but like, don’t try it. And a tiny pub in an English village that stood up to Condé Nast, and won. Sponsors: I Am Bio, Subscribe at bio.org/podcast Shopify, Get a 14-day free trial at sh…
 
Why do we judge each other so harshly for saying “like,” even though most of us say it way more often than we’d admit to? Plus, Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is launching mere hours after recording… probably. Here’s everything you need to know about the second contender in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. And introducing Pepsi™-Roni Pizza. Sponsors:…
 
The history and future of making music out of DNA sequences, particle vibrations, and more. Plus, a new study indicates that cats recognize the names of their cat friends and their human roommates; they’re just ignoring you because they want to, not because they don’t understand. And Alamo Drafthouse is hitting the road for their twenty-fifth anniv…
 
Want to write a thriller? Need ideas for your thriller's plot? You've come to the right place. Hosted by the authors of action-adventure thriller novels, Kevin and Nick are no strangers to researching the arcane, mysterious, phenomenal, and fascinating realities of our world. In each episode of the Stuff That's Real podcast, your hosts invite you t…
 
In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Prop about how people escaping slavery turned the tide of the civil war and how the South was anything but united. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Bởi Cool Zone Media and iHeartPodcasts
 
Scientists created a microcomputer powered by photosynthetic algae. Plus, a smart pacifier that could monitor the health of premature babies in the NICU. And Domino’s has teamed up with the Hawkins National Laboratory for a new app that lets you order pizza with your mind. Sponsors: Shopify, Get a 14-day free trial at shopify.com/kottke I Am Bio, S…
 
Plants have successfully been grown in moon dust for the first time. Plus, McDonald’s is officially closing all of their restaurants in Russia––why that’s a big deal. A new site that will tell you how much your current home, or one you’re looking to buy, is at risk of wildfires. And underwear that can protect you from STIs. Sponsors: I Am Bio, Subs…
 
A deep dive into the multiverse––what it actually is, why it’s become such a popular trope, what its popularity says about where we’re at as a society right now, how it mirrors our relationship to the internet, and why, despite some cynical reasons for its usage in film, the multiverse might actually be exactly what we need right now. Sponsors: Ind…
 
Everything you need to know about the just-released first-ever image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Plus, is there sight after death? No. But kind of. And, in the most predictable news of the day, Dolly Parton is starring in a Doja Cat-inspired Taco Bell TikTok musical about Mexican Pizza. Sponsors: The Jordan Harbinger Show, jordan…
 
How data can help us find happiness in romantic relationships, or at least tell us why we’re dating all wrong. Plus, it turns out sleep-deprivation can affect how we see other people. And a new website for finding and reporting dinosaur sightings in your area, and around the world. Sponsors: Indeed, Get a free $75 credit at Indeed.com/goodnews The …
 
Want to write a thriller? Need ideas for your thriller's plot? You've come to the right place. Hosted by the authors of action-adventure thriller novels, Kevin and Nick are no strangers to researching the arcane, mysterious, phenomenal, and fascinating realities of our world. In each episode of the Stuff That's Real podcast, your hosts invite you t…
 
In part two of this week's episode, Margaret continues her conversation with Samantha McVey about the more than a hundred women who provided safe, affordable abortion in pre- Roe v Wade Chicago. https://reprolegaldefensefund.org/ The Repro Legal Defense Fund covers bail and funds strong defenses for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecu…
 
How the summer of 1982 changed movies forever––for better or worse. Plus, a study justifying why teenagers suck at listening to their parents. And, how to watch this weekend’s total eclipse of the moon. Sponsors: The Jordan Harbinger Show, jordanharbinger.com/start Indeed, Get a free $75 credit at Indeed.com/goodnews Links: How the summer of 1982 c…
 
How the 50’s sci-fi horror film The Blob was actually a ripped-from-the-headlines story. Plus, potential cancer treatments involving magnets and dirt. And would you undergo a fecal transplant to reverse signs of aging? It could be an option in the future. Sponsors: Indeed, Get a free $75 credit at Indeed.com/goodnews The Jordan Harbinger Show, jord…
 
Margaret talks with Samantha McVey about the more than a hundred women who provided safe, affordable abortion in pre- Roe v Wade Chicago. https://reprolegaldefensefund.org/ The Repro Legal Defense Fund covers bail and funds strong defenses for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for self-managed abortion. https://www.ifwhenhow.org/…
 
How much can we blame Charles Dickens for the persisting archetype of creepy clowns? Who and what other cultural factors over the centuries contributed to so many people being whigged out by clowns? Plus, we now know the (general) location of where Forrest Fenn’s treasure chest was found. And a round-up of media recommendations for your weekend, ba…
 
A deep dive into the question of whether pop culture has become completely dominated by franchises and the same superstars; and, if so, how new that phenomenon actually is and, if it’s really a bad thing in the end. Sponsors: Outer, Get $300 off and free shipping at liveouter.com/kottke Novo, Sign up for a free business checking account and get acc…
 
Did Margaret Thatcher play a role in the origins of Star Wars Day? Plus, why human hibernation for long-distance space travel might not actually be worth it. And a redone Bob Dylan recording on an all-new analog medium, coming this Friday. Sponsors: Novo, Sign up for a free business checking account and get access to over $5,000 in perks and discou…
 
Want to write a thriller? Need ideas for your thriller's plot? You've come to the right place. Hosted by the authors of action-adventure thriller novels, Kevin and Nick are no strangers to researching the arcane, mysterious, phenomenal, and fascinating realities of our world. In each episode of the Stuff That's Real podcast, your hosts invite you t…
 
In part two of this episode, Margaret continues her discussion with journalist and podcast host Robert Evans to talk about the anarchists who were hanged in Chicago in the 1860s for fighting for the rights of the working class. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Bởi Cool Zone Media and iHeartPodcasts
 
Why doesn’t the US get all the cool chip flavors that other countries do? Plus, scientists have figured out a way to breakdown plastic in just a few days, instead of over centuries. And why a bunch of creepy dolls keeping washing ashore along the gulf coast in Texas. Sponsors: Outer, Get $300 off and free shipping at liveouter.com/kottke Novo, Sign…
 
Why it’s time for you to waste time. Plus, a café in Tokyo that doesn’t let people leave until they’ve successfully hit their writing goals. And a possibly sustainable use for the ungodly amounts of disposable masks we’ve thrown out in the last two years? Sponsors: Novo, Sign up for a free business checking account and get access to over $5,000 in …
 
How an innocent trip to the library could give you arsenic poisoning. Plus, a new pterosaur fossil seems to confirm the prehistoric reptiles had some pretty cool feathers. And, how would you like to meditate with Yoda and Chewbacca? Sponsors: I Am Bio, Subscribe at bio.org/podcast Munk Pack, Use code KRH at Munkpack.com for 20% off your first purch…
 
Canada has become the first country to release census data on their trans and nonbinary population. Plus, a new study showing how the climate emergency could fuel future pandemics. And, in lighter news, some MIT engineers 3D printed a new device to study why Oreos rarely split the cream filling evenly when you twist them apart. Sponsors: Munk Pack,…
 
The moon has a bit of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde situation going on that astronomers have never been able to definitively explain, but a new study suggests it could be the result of a massive impact four billion years ago. Plus, yoga for your eyes? What is it and does it actually do anything? And the US is officially saying good riddance to incandesce…
 
Want to write a thriller? Need ideas for your thriller's plot? You've come to the right place. Hosted by the authors of action-adventure thriller novels, Kevin and Nick are no strangers to researching the arcane, mysterious, phenomenal, and fascinating realities of our world. In each episode of the Stuff That's Real podcast, your hosts invite you t…
 
How the CIA funded that 1954 animated adaptation of Animal Farm as part of their anti-communist propaganda campaign. Plus, the woman who found out she’d been missing a chunk of her brain for most of her life without realizing. And why more and more rivers are being granted legal personhood. Sponsors: Munk Pack, Use code KRH at Munkpack.com for 20% …
 
The secret, anti-monopolist history of the Monopoly board game. Plus, why we’re all having trouble remembering things right now, and how we can strengthen our memories going forward. Sponsors: I Am Bio, Subscribe at bio.org/podcast Munk Pack, Use code KRH at Munkpack.com for 20% off your first purchase Links: The Secret Left-Wing History of 'Monopo…
 
Why did some cultures develop tastes for particularly spicy foods and others didn’t? Plus, the Museum of Endangered Sounds. And an upcoming documentary from Alex Winter about radicalization on social media. Sponsors: Outer, Get $300 off and free shipping at liveouter.com/kottke Shopify, Get a 14-day free trial at shopify.com/kottke Links: How—and W…
 
Introducing the sport of extreme sitting. Plus, a new study that suggests fungi might be communicating with each other via electrical impulses. And, Sir David Attenborough has been named Champion of the Earth. Sponsors: Shopify, Get a 14-day free trial at shopify.com/kottke Outer, Get $300 off and free shipping at liveouter.com/kottke Links: Tue. 0…
 
The story of a self-described mad scientist who gave a microwave the soul of his childhood imaginary friend using AI, and then it tried to kill him. Plus, texting etiquette from Emily Post’s great-great-grandchildren. Sponsors: Outer, Get $300 off and free shipping at liveouter.com/kottke Shopify, Get a 14-day free trial at shopify.com/kottke Links…
 
Want to write a thriller? Need ideas for your thriller's plot? You've come to the right place. Hosted by the authors of action-adventure thriller novels, Kevin and Nick are no strangers to researching the arcane, mysterious, phenomenal, and fascinating realities of our world. In each episode of the Stuff That's Real podcast, your hosts invite you t…
 
A doctor was beamed up to the ISS in the first-ever holoportation to space. Plus, a new chopsticks invention that makes your food taste salty without adding any salt. And inside the world of a professional scream artist. Sponsors: Shopify, Get a 14-day free trial at shopify.com/kottke Outer, Get $300 off and free shipping at liveouter.com/kottke Li…
 
Why indie booksellers went from hating Barnes & Noble to defending it, and what that means for the future of publishing. Plus, a look at inflation through the lens of the Big Mac Index. Sponsors: Outer, Get $300 off and free shipping at liveouter.com/kottke Shopify, Get a 14-day free trial at shopify.com/kottke Links: How Barnes & Noble Went From V…
 
In a more serious take on yesterday’s musings, how is the pandemic and modern technology changing how we communicate about and understand time? Plus, speaking of time, why do Passover and Easter sometimes occur so far apart from one another? Let’s talk about the messy world of human-constructed calendars and natural cycles. And that startup trying …
 
Should we be measuring time differently now that we spend more time with digital technology than nature? Paul Ford has some suggestions. Plus, how the heck is AriZona Iced Tea still just 99 cents and not playing any nefarious shrinkflation games like the other guys? And a new study analyzing the personality profile of absolute a-holes. Sponsor: The…
 
A very big comet. How sewage monitoring could transform public health beyond just its applications for COVID-19. Plus, libraries are relinquishing local library card requirements for eBooks in a bid to fight back against book bans. And a new National Park annual pass that won’t be valid for 150 years. Sponsor: The Jordan Harbinger Show, jordanharbi…
 
Want to write a thriller? Need ideas for your thriller's plot? You've come to the right place. Hosted by the authors of action-adventure thriller novels, Kevin and Nick are no strangers to researching the arcane, mysterious, phenomenal, and fascinating realities of our world. In each episode of the Stuff That's Real podcast, your hosts invite you t…
 
How social media has created a Tower of Babel-like fragmentation of society. Plus, the infrastructure secrets behind a new-to-the-US reality show starring some very busy toddlers. And the brewing beef between Spirit Halloween and the King of Halloween. Sponsors: The Jordan Harbinger Show, jordanharbinger.com/start Links: Why the Past 10 Years of Am…
 
The Maryland man livetweeting his bout of dysentery––don’t worry, he’s okay. Plus, scientists have managed to de-age human skin cells by thirty years. And an implausible NASA artifact was taken back to space this weekend by one of the Axiom Space private astronauts. Sponsor: The Jordan Harbinger Show, jordanharbinger.com/start Links: Beginning of d…
 
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