32:33 | Jun 3rd, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Through the 1800s, babies in the U.S. were dressed in gender neutral clothing — you couldn’t tell the girls from the boys based on their outfits. So why did parents start color-coding their kids in pi...Show More
Thanks for recommending this, @tvidatko! Great episode. I learned lots of things like how “baby” and “it” were generally used as the pronoun...Show More
26:28 | Jul 29th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
While they may look like dainty, dorky birds, flamingos deserve respect. Flora brings the flamingo facts, and launches ELT’s campaign to bring a flamingo mascot to professional sports.Guests: Comedian...Show More
I remember listening to this the day before I went to get a flamingo tattoo 👾 I'm really happy there is an episode explaining why are flam...Show More
25:24 | Aug 12th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Caller Jeremy has a problem: fruit flies have swarmed his apartment, and he needs to know where they came from. ELT finds out how Jeremy’s red-eyed roommates landed in his life. Plus, please help call...Show More
Fruit flies don't eat fruit - they eat the mold and other things that grow on top of fruit. Worst yet they lay eggs on the fruit...yum
29:58 | Aug 19th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
An earworm expert explains how to unstick that song that’s stuck in your head, and why it got lodged there in the first place. Plus, your earwormholes — the songs that transport you through time and s...Show More
I never knew the second way to get rid of an ear worm. I will not spoil it so you have to listen.
25:36 | Dec 11th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
The history of the world’s most iconic movie scream.
There have been a few different podcasts lately on sound editing in film (see also 20000 Hz). This one traces back an iconic soundtrack scr...Show More
26:48 | Nov 13th, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Self-service began in a Piggly Wiggly 100 years ago. How’d it become a way of life?
Turns out that grocery stores are a hotbed of technical innovation, and drive the self service movement. Customers had to be “trained” how ...Show More
25:57 | Oct 23rd, 2017More Details keyboard_arrow_right
How TV news got a score.
26:01 | Jun 15thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
Mockingbirds are masters at copying the songs around them. Listener Tim wonders: how do they develop their expansive playlists? Two mocker experts fill us in. Plus, listener Matt has spent decades sea...Show More