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Stuff Explained

Our world is filled with stories and ideas that can help us learn and grow. Basically, life is full of fascinating stuff. Join The Motley Experience founder, Aristidis Marousas, as he explores various topics, uncovers interesting facts, and discusses big ideas on Stuff Explained. Experience Your World. Visit our website for more original content. Follow/Like us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @MotleyXperience. #StuffExplained See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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March 9, 2020 5 min

Hello everyone,


I will be taking a short break from the Stuff Explained podcast.

Over the next week or so, I will be moving to a new apartment in Hoboken!


This move will take (is already taking, if I'm being honest) quite a bit of time and energy on multiple levels (as I'm also juggling it with my day job and another project which I will discuss soon), which doesn't leave me with much to put out the quality of episodes I ...

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March 2, 2020 20 min

There is a lot of external stimuli that has the potential to do more harm than good.

In the 30th installment of Stuff Explained, Aristidis Marousas walks listeners through some examples of tuning out in daily life and why he has found it very beneficial to his mental health.


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February 24, 2020 17 min

It is highly likely that all of us have at least one pair of denim jeans in our wardrobe.

In this episode, learn about the history of this favorite piece of clothing as well as the damaging environmental impacts of manufacturing it.


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February 17, 2020 21 min

The cacao plant is known as the "gift of the gods" and it seems like people across the world agree.

In episode 28 of Stuff Explained, learn all about the origins of chocolate and how it became a global phenomenon.

Included in this episode are the health benefits of chocolate, as well as the environmental impact of cacao farming.


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February 10, 2020 31 min

This Big Idea episode was inspired by the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday.

Let's talk about how to healthily give and receive the four types of love (agape, philia, storge, and eros).



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February 3, 2020 15 min

*** This episode was researched and recorded early on in the spread of the pandemic, and so some information is no longer relevant. Please continue to stay safe, wash your hands, and wear a mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19.***


The coronavirus has become the latest global pandemic. With all the strong government responses and media frenzy, concern and fear have been stoked across the world.


But what is the coronavirus? This epis...

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January 27, 2020 12 min

In this episode, we discuss the ingenious way in which a pair of brothers created a restaurant rating system to drive (pun intended) sales for their tire company.


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January 20, 2020 22 min

This episode explores the Big Idea of being Undefinable.

It is ok to not fit into a box.

It is ok to have many layers.

It is ok to like different things.

It is ok to be different people.


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January 13, 2020 22 min

Eau de what?


In this episode of Stuff Explained, learn about the history and types of fragrances, as well as the different notes involved.

With all the hype and marketing in the fragrance industry, it can be difficult narrowing down the options that work best for you.

Feel free to use this episode as a guide for future fragrance purchases.


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January 6, 2020 16 min

If you are interested in physical and mental wellbeing, aromatherapy could be a great activity to consider.

In this episode, we provide an Aromatherapy 101 explaining the history, methods, risks, and benefits of using essential oils.


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December 30, 2019 33 min

To prepare for the New Year and Decade, I take a look at the concept of renewal.

Additionally, I share a list of 12 steps heavily influenced by Christine Hassler and Marie Forleo.

If you haven't already, go check them out. They have definitely served as inspirations for my personal development, as well as the creation of this podcast.


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December 23, 2019 14 min

We love Christmas time but do we know the true origins of the holiday? In this episode of Stuff Explained, Aristidis Marousas traces the history of Christmas all the way back to neolithic times. Tune in to learn about the impacts of society and religion on how people celebrated this time of the year throughout the ages.


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December 16, 2019 13 min

Where did our modern idea of Santa Claus originate from? In this episode, Aristidis Marousas explores the long history of how a man named Nicholas went from being a bishop, to a saint, to a globally recognized icon and legend of the Christmas season.


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December 9, 2019 21 min

Inspired by the Christmas and holiday seasons, Aristidis Marousas ponders what it means to grow up. What were the expectations of adulthood in our minds as children? What are they now? How can we hold on to Joy, Wonder, and Innocence?


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December 2, 2019 15 min

This episode was inspired by a recent article from the Los Angeles Times depicting the harrowing ordeal faced by The Marshall Islands. Tune in to hear how the Marshall Islands ended up being the largest dumpsite of American radioactive waste, how climate change could exacerbate the nuclear pollution problem, and what, if anything, is being done to fix it all.


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November 25, 2019 14 min

What is the history of American Thanksgiving? Was the (in)famous Thanksgiving held by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation really the first of its kind? The truth is revealed in this episode of Stuff Explained from The Motley Experience.


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November 18, 2019 24 min

You've probably heard of the term "making space", but what exactly does that mean? In this episode, Aristidis shares his view based on personal experiences and research as to what making space can be in our relationships with others.


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November 11, 2019 13 min

Last week (Nov 3rd), we changed our clocks to mark the return to standard time from daylight saving time. But what is DST and why was it implemented? Tune in to learn about the history, pros, and cons of daylight saving time.


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November 4, 2019 11 min

Lucky episode 13 is appropriately dedicated to exploring the history of Halloween! Join us as we trace back the origins of this special and spooky holiday to 2,000 years ago.


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October 28, 2019 25 min

This week's Big Idea episode is dedicated to Accountability. Aristidis explains why self accountability is so important to our own personal and professional lives, as well as how this will trickle up to communities, corporations, and governments. There are several steps to being accountable, which everyone can embrace and follow!


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