Today We Learned

Books made from human flesh. The craziest FBI sting operation ever. The origins of the Super Soaker. Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture, SF Sketchfest) joins the guys to discuss all of this and more!

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Where the hell did spring break come from anyway? What mysteries does Graceland contain? What in the world is a backronym? Music legend Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) drops by the studio to help the guys find the answers to all of these and more.

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What are the Super Bowl's secret origins? Was Christopher Lee a spy? Did we lose a lot of money on prop bets? Comedian Danny Lobell (Modern Philosophers) joins the guys in the studio to find out the answers to all this and more.

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What are Spaniards adding to their red wine? Why can certain people taste colors and smell sounds? What year is it? Find out the answer to all of this and more as Ryan Sickler (The CrabFeast, stand-up comedy) joins the guys in the studio. Today’s episode is brought to you by TeeFury, so be sure to check out their awesome pop culture clothing options at http://www.teefury.com/nerdist!
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The inimitable Joel Stein (TIMEMan MadeNew Yorker) swings by the studio to grill Razzle about philosophy and talk the weird history of dentures, the UK’s strict facial hair policies, and much more. Today’s episode is brought to you by TeeFury, so be sure to check out their awesome pop culture clothing options at http://www.teefury.com/nerdist!

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What was the Babylonian punishment for watering down beer? Where did the weekend come from? Why do they put mirrors in elevators? Dave Holmes (International Waters, MTV, Reno 911) joins the guys in the studio to find the answers to all of that and more!

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Happy New Year, knowledgehounds! The guys kick off 2014 by welcoming Nick Rutherford (ADHD, Major Lazer, Good Neighbor) to the studio to talk about roller coaster miracles, the longest prison sentence of all time, the secret purpose behind pirates’ eyepatches and much more.

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The lovely Ally Maynard (Twitter, You seem fun podcast, comedy) swings by for a holiday edition of Today We Learned that covers everything from Sweden’s best-selling Christmas beverage to the finer points of ice hockey fighting to the secret origins of the iron maiden and more!

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Comedian Tom Sibley (Goof City, We Watch Wrestling, comedy) joins the guys in the studio to talk about how eco-friendly artificial trees really are, why you likely hate the recorded sound of your own voice, and much more!

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The hilarious Jonathan Sadowski (Live Free or Die HardChernobyl Diaries) swings by the studio to help the guys answer burning questions about the graham cracker’s secret sexy past, where the term “riding shotgun” came from, the world’s most expensive glass of chocolate milk, and much more!

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