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Robert Smalls was born into slavery, and through his wit, patience, bravery, and skill, was able to steal a Confederate war ship and sail himself, his wife, and several other famil...

We're back after our extended break, and this week we take a closer look at how Bernoulli's principles of pressure work to create things like airplane lift and curve ball curvesĀ  -...

Like any good story, this one begins with Kruschev and Nixon, drenches itself in vodka, and ends with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Grab yourself a soda (or pop?) and take a ri...

Found in a shipwreck and dating back to A.D. 100, the Antikytheria Mechanism proved to be one of the most fascinating devices ever: it accurately predicted the positions of the ear...

To celebrate one year of remote recording, we actually recorded a show with both of us in the same room! Join us as we review some of the topics and news stories that have been pil...

A supercut of Mark's opening "Dad Joke" from the past year of episodes.

Few substances have changed the world more than stainless steel, yet its magical properties often go uncelebrated. This week we change that, as we look in to the history (and futur...

#180 - The Wilhelm Teapot

Hello, world! This week we take a look at a handful of hidden-in-plain-sight "phenomenons" that appear in films, music, and even computer programs. That's all I feel like writing.

This week we take a look at one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World - the Colossus of Rhodes. How much do we actually know about it? How was it built and how long was it there? F...

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