The Best of Stuff

The Best of Stuff

We could all use a little positivity right now. That’s why we created a playlist of our favorite "Stuff" episodes to brighten your day from Stuff You Should Know, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Stuff They Don't Want You to Know, Stuff Mom Never Told You, BrainStuff and TechStuff.

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May 22, 2020 57 min

What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens.

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What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens.

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What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens.

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What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens.

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What are psychedelics? How have these substances influenced human minds and culture? What exactly do they invoke in the brain and how could a renaissance of scientific study into their properties improve our lives? In this series of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert and Joe explore the world of entheogens.

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Where do new words come from? Robert and Joe explore...

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Where do new words come from? Robert and Joe explore...

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May 15, 2020 58 min

You may very well encounter barbed wire everyday -- and, in all likelihood, you see THROUGH this flesh-ripping barrier. Where did this invention come from? How did it change the world? Robert and Joe discuss “the devil’s rope” in this episode.

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Robert and Joe continue the month’s journey through human CULINARY techno-history -- this time with the story of the turnspit dog. This now-extinct breed of dog turned the meat in many a European kitchen, before it was replaced by machines.

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May 15, 2020 54 min

A fungal accident in the early 20th century opened the door for the medical wonders of the antibiotic age. In this episode, Robert and Joe explore what came before and how Alexander Fleming’s discovery changed the world.

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May 15, 2020 74 min

Where do museums come from? Explore their history in this episode...

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May 15, 2020 52 min

Shades didn't invent themselves. Robert and Joe explore their origins...

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May 15, 2020 59 min

Chopsticks may seem like a basic invention, but this invention has a fascinating history...

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It took my quarters and gave me candy, but who invented this machine? Find out...

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May 15, 2020 60 min

It cuts heads off, but who invented it? Robert and Joe explore.

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Board games have only grown in variety and complexity in recent decades, but just how far back in time do these curious physical simulations go? In this episode of Invention, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick consider the meeples of ancient history.

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Board games have only grown in variety and complexity in recent decades, but just how far back in time do these curious physical simulations go? In this episode of Invention, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick consider the meeples of ancient history.

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The spear is a truly ancient human technology, but this preceded one of humanity’s oldest mechanical inventions: the atlatl or spear thrower. In this episode of Invention, Robert and Joe explore the history and physics of this amazing hunting device.

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May 8, 2020 55 min

Condoms are an important part of human health and medicine, but where did this invention come from? Robert and Joe explore in this episode of Invention.

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Air conditioning has had a profound impact on modern life -- and in more ways than you might realize. In this trio of Invention episodes, Robert and Joe explore pre-AC cooling methods, the invention itself and the many ways it changed the shape (and temperature) of our lives.

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