Curiosity Daily

By Discovery

The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Discovery's Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.

  1. 1.
    Yeah, About That Phosphine on Venus...
    11:49
  2. 2.
    Why Can’t You Hold Your Breath to Death?
    13:27
  3. 3.
    Quadruple-Helix DNA Is a Thing
    13:19
  4. 4.
    Scientists Finally Know How Sandcastles Work
    10:37
  5. 5.
    How to Know You’re Running Low on Vitamins
    12:56
  6. 6.
    What Getting Chills from Music Says About Your Brain
    12:18
  7. 7.
    This Artificial Sun Is Hotter Than The Real Sun
    14:41
  8. 8.
    What Science Says About Putting 2 Spaces After a Period
    12:27
  1. 9.
    What Would Happen If You Stopped Time?
    11:36
  2. 10.
    When to Worry About COVID-19 Variants
    15:10
  3. 11.
    Introducing If/Then
    8:17
  4. 12.
    “Popular Opinion” Isn’t What You Think
    12:27
  5. 13.
    Why Do I Cough When I Clean My Ears?
    13:03
  6. 14.
    How Copper Changed Our Language (w/ Materials Scientist Ainissa Ramirez)
    11:57
  7. 15.
    ‘Wanting’ and ‘Liking’ Are Different to Your Brain
    12:25
  8. 16.
    What Came Before the Big Bang?
    12:13
  9. 17.
    The Dark Ages Weren’t Really Dark
    11:52
  10. 18.
    This Trait Could Be Key to Lasting Romance
    13:00
  11. 19.
    Your Dog’s Personality Can Change Over Time
    11:02
  12. 20.
    Biological Race Is a Myth (w/ Agustín Fuentes)
    11:21
  13. 21.
    How Does Fever Help You Get Better?
    11:55
  14. 22.
    Why Scientists Made Ants Walk on Stilts
    11:26
  15. 23.
    The Safest Way to Ride in a Car During the Pandemic
    12:06
  16. 24.
    Was Farming Really a Step Up for Hunter-Gatherers?
    13:01
  17. 25.
    You’re Probably Breathing Wrong (w/ James Nestor)
    13:01
  18. 26.
    This Ring May Detect COVID-19 Before You Feel It
    12:08
  19. 27.
    Why Does February have 28 Days?
    12:31
  20. 28.
    Why Do Wombats Poop Cubes?
    12:10
  21. 29.
    The Big Mistakes We Make in Virtual Gatherings (w/ Priya Parker)
    12:33
  22. 30.
    How to Make Gatherings More Meaningful (w/ Priya Parker)
    15:46
  23. 31.
    A Trick for Making Vaccinations Less Painful
    9:29
  24. 32.
    Small Talk Is Important, and Remote Workers Aren’t Getting Enough
    10:11
  25. 33.
    Why Is Static Worse in Winter?
    13:07
  26. 34.
    A Distant Galaxy Is Warping the Milky Way
    11:08
  27. 35.
    What Most People Miss When Building Habits (w/ Jen Sincero)
    10:49
  28. 36.
    We Still Don’t Know How Ice Skating Works
    12:16
  29. 37.
    Why Your Dog’s Paws Smell Like Corn Chips
    11:34
  30. 38.
    Disgusting Sights Literally Turn Your Stomach
    11:37
  31. 39.
    A New Discovery About That Weird “Aurora” Named STEVE
    13:10
  32. 40.
    Beat Stress with Laughter Yoga (w/ Madan Kataria, MD)
    12:47
  33. 41.
    Why Are the COVID-19 Vaccines Kept So Cold?
    11:31
  34. 42.
    People Respond to Music Even When They Can’t Hear It
    12:02
  35. 43.
    Your Brain Treats Human Beauty Differently from Artistic Beauty
    11:29
  36. 44.
    Why We Call Computer Glitches “Bugs”
    11:55
  37. 45.
    What’s the Shortest Amount of Time Ever Recorded?
    12:22
  38. 46.
    Swedish Death Cleaning Can Declutter Your Life
    10:26
  39. 47.
    How “Flow” Can Help in Quarantine
    11:26
  40. 48.
    The Right Way to Set Goals
    11:04
  41. 49.
    When Smokers Quit, Dormant Lung Cells Wake Up
    10:28
  42. 50.
    Do People Think More in Words or Pictures?
    13:10

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