Completely Optional Knowledge


The podcast where we answer the questions you never knew you had. Produced by Andrew Norton with music by Breakmaster Cylinder.

03:11 | Jan 2nd, 2018

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08:33 | Dec 26th, 2016

Brigitta Green from the perennial winter wonderland of Minnesota has a fitting question for us about ice. After a mysterious, late night howling sound caused “mass slight curiosity” on the streets of ...Show More
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10:53 | Dec 13th, 2016

What's the coolest or weirdest official name for a species of plant or animal? And how do they get those funny sounding Latin names anyway?

10:28 | Nov 29th, 2016

Is a watermelon a vegetable? Biologically it’s logical, but does the answer depend where you live?

10:34 | Nov 15th, 2016

Zookeeper Rick asks why why animals see color differently? Dr. Jay Neitz of the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology says there is more than one factor that accounts for how animals p...Show More
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