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Short Stuff

iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks

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A bite-sized edition of the Stuff You Should Know podcast that fans have grown to love, 15-minute-or-less episodes about the most interesting things in the world around us. Short Stuff now lives on Stuff You Should Know — subscribe there and join Jos...Show More
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14:45 | Nov 28th, 2018

Two men once had a dream - to add smell to the internet. And they almost gave it to us. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

13:22 | Nov 21st, 2018

Safety pins are so ubiquitous, we take them for granted. But that’s the genius of their design – they work so intuitively they might as well have come from nature. Instead, they were invented by a man who never went to the trouble of patenting them. ...Show More

14:45 | Nov 14th, 2018

Ever wonder where lemonade came from? Let’s up the stakes a little, what about pink lemonade? Well wonder no more! Join Josh and Chuck as they (briefly) cover the history of putting lemons together with sugar and water and coming up with something gr...Show More

14:04 | Nov 7th, 2018

A vomitorium was a place where ancient Romans went to make themselves throw up after gorging themselves at a sumptuous banquet. Everybody knows that. Except that’s not true at all. Learn about what vomitoria were in this episode and impress your frie...Show More

14:04 | Oct 31st, 2018

Labor Day, the day when most people in America paradoxically take off work, is actually rooted in some deeply radical and anarchistic thinking. Learn all about this most subversive of American holidays in this episode of Short Stuff. Learn more about...Show More

15:06 | Oct 24th, 2018

If you live in a big city in a cold climate, you should keep an eye out for 100-pound cast-iron manhole covers suddenly launching 50 feet into the air. It’s unnervingly common and we’ll tell you why.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news....Show More

15:15 | Oct 17th, 2018

There’s a commonly-held belief in Korea that if you fall asleep with a fan blowing on your face you may die in your sleep from it. And while this idea is found nowhere else in the world, Korean culture has come up with some interesting explanations. ...Show More

14:08 | Oct 10th, 2018

Did you know that the United States has had one Vice-President who was sworn in on foreign soil? Well it turns out that may be the least interesting part of the story of William Rufus King.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com...Show More

14:10 | Oct 3rd, 2018

If you've ever wondered why a grandfather clock is called a grandfather clock and you have 12 minutes to spare, this is your lucky day. Listen in to the brand new Short Stuff series. It's everything you want from Josh and Chuck, and less! Learn more ...Show More