Stuff You Should Know

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  • 2013
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.0  (209)

Stuff You Should Know is a free podcast show, from Discovery Communications and HowStuffWorks, that is hosted by Josh Clark and Charles Bryant. The show covers a variety of topics of interest, but usually consists of the hosts answering odd questions. Each episode consists of the hosts answering the strange questions, in great detail, in a humorous way. For an example, they may be asked about an outlandish urban legend, to which the hosts respond to how dumb and unrealistic it is, but also explain what is needed for it to be possible, and whether or not it is at all feasible. Besides myths and urban legends, both Josh and Charles explain how certain things work, such as legislation, as well as asking questions, like what happens when ones limb is torn off and what ones options are. In many episodes Josh and Charles ask questions that there may not be a certain answer for, and they follow this episode format by first addressing the question, investigating the history of the topic, look at both sides of the issue, and then by the end of the episode theorize possible answers to the question, based on what they have gathered.

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Why Do I Twitch When I Fall Asleep?
15. Why Do I Twitch When I Fall Asleep?
December 17, 2014
"Hypnic jerk" might sound like a pretty good insult, but it's actually a common sleep-related phenomenon. Perk up and let Josh explain.
Will Toads Give You Warts?
14. Will Toads Give You Warts?
December 10, 2014
Have you ever heard the old wives' tale that holding a toad will give you warts? That's way off.
Why Do 100-Year Floods Happen A Lot More Often than Every 100 Years?
13. Why Do 100-Year Floods Happen A Lot More Often than Every 100 Years?
December 3, 2014
It seems totally unreasonable, but a 100-year flood can happen a lot more frequently than once every 100 years and here's why.
Is Sitting Too Close To The TV Bad For You?
12. Is Sitting Too Close To The TV Bad For You?
November 26, 2014
People who like to nag other people often say you shouldn't sit too close to the TV because it's bad for you. What's surprising is for a few years they were actually right.
Do the Remaining Senses of Blind or Deaf People Become Super-Sharpened?
11. Do the Remaining Senses of Blind or Deaf People Become Super-Sharpened?
November 19, 2014
Have you ever heard that losing one of your senses could result in the others becoming more powerful? It sounds like a crackpot theory, but it's actually true. Let Josh explain.
Can You Cry Blood?
10. Can You Cry Blood?
November 12, 2014
There's an affliction called haemolacria and it is pretty gnarly.
Does Putting Batteries in the Freezer Make Them Last Longer?
9. Does Putting Batteries in the Freezer Make Them Last Longer?
November 5, 2014
You know how some people keep their batteries in the freezer to make them last longer? Those people are insane and you should run from their house when you get the first chance.
Has A Real Dead Body Ever Been Mistaken For A Halloween Decoration?
8. Has A Real Dead Body Ever Been Mistaken For A Halloween Decoration?
October 29, 2014
Around Halloween time there are dead bodies all over the place and once in a while they turn out to be real.
Is Feeding Ice to Dogs Really Dangerous?
7. Is Feeding Ice to Dogs Really Dangerous?
October 22, 2014
Has anyone ever slapped the ice from your hand when you tried to give it to a dog and then grabbed you by your lapels and shaken you and said how dangerous it is for dogs to eat ice? That person was WRONG.
Why Can You Sometimes See the Moon During the Day?
6. Why Can You Sometimes See the Moon During the Day?
October 15, 2014
Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can see the moon, even though it's daytime? That's crazy, huh?
What The Heck Is Vanishing Twin Syndrome?
5. What The Heck Is Vanishing Twin Syndrome?
October 8, 2014
There's a weird condition where twins or multiples can just kind of disappear in the womb. Find out what the heck's going on here, okay?
If I Pee on a Jellyfish Sting Will It Really Help?
4. If I Pee on a Jellyfish Sting Will It Really Help?
October 1, 2014
You know when you're at the beach and your friend gets stung by a jellyfish and they shout "Pee on the sting! Pee on the sting!" in agony and you do pee on the sting? Does that really work? Find out by watching this video, why don't you.
Do They Really Use Airplanes to Catch Speeding Cars?
3. Do They Really Use Airplanes to Catch Speeding Cars?
September 24, 2014
You know those signs that say your speed is monitored by aircraft? Are those liar signs? Find out in this episode of Don't Be Dumb.
Can You Tell If A Dude Was Killed In Battle By His Horse Statue?
2. Can You Tell If A Dude Was Killed In Battle By His Horse Statue?
September 17, 2014
Have you ever heard that if a statue of a person on a horse has the horse standing a certain way you can tell if the person the statue's made to represent died in battle? That's not true.
Does Counting the Seconds After a Lightning Strike Before Thunder Work?
1. Does Counting the Seconds After a Lightning Strike Before Thunder Work?
September 10, 2014
You've probably heard that you can count the seconds between seeing a lightning strike and hearing thunder to figure out how far away it is. That's pretty much true, and here's why.
Description

Stuff You Should Know is a free podcast show, from Discovery Communications and HowStuffWorks, that is hosted by Josh Clark and Charles Bryant. The show covers a variety of topics of interest, but usually consists of the hosts answering odd questions. Each episode consists of the hosts answering the strange questions, in great detail, in a humorous way. For an example, they may be asked about an outlandish urban legend, to which the hosts respond to how dumb and unrealistic it is, but also explain what is needed for it to be possible, and whether or not it is at all feasible.

Besides myths and urban legends, both Josh and Charles explain how certain things work, such as legislation, as well as asking questions, like what happens when ones limb is torn off and what ones options are.

In many episodes Josh and Charles ask questions that there may not be a certain answer for, and they follow this episode format by first addressing the question, investigating the history of the topic, look at both sides of the issue, and then by the end of the episode theorize possible answers to the question, based on what they have gathered.

Stuff You Should Know is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (77 episodes). The series first aired on January 19, 2013.

Where to Watch Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know is available for streaming on the Science Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Stuff You Should Know on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Science Channel, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 19, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (209)