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Curiosity Daily

By Westwood One / Science

The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from 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. Hosts 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.
    You Can Discover History by Going Low-Tech (w/ Justin Fornal and Emiliano Ruprah), Plus: Nuclear Explosions in Space12/6/2019
  2. 2.
    Why Feet Stink, How NASA Knows Where to Dig for Life On Mars, and Why Ice Is Luxurious12/5/2019
  3. 3.
    An Effective Way to Correct Misinformation, an Artificial Leaf that Turns CO2 into Fuel, and the Dino Fossil Death Pose12/4/2019
  4. 4.
    Saving Cats from Kidney Disease with AI (w/ Kay O’Donnell) and Eye Contact Reduces Lying12/3/2019
  5. 5.
    Evolution of the Violin Hole, Why Static Shock Is Worse in Winter, and How “Sleeping on It” Solves Problems12/2/2019
  6. 6.
    History’s Extravagant Gifts (w/ Justin Jampol), Why You Wake Up Hungry After Overeating, and Why Birds Have Hollow Bones11/29/2019
  7. 7.
    Food Coma Science, How to Avoid Raising Materialistic Kids, and 3M on Building a Circular Economy11/28/2019
  8. 8.
    Self-Control Without Sacrificing Pleasure, Why You Think You Do All the Work, and Why Scientists Use Weather Balloons11/27/2019
  1. 9.
    Feeding Birds May Cause a Deformity, Busting the “Only Child” Stereotype, and Why Everyone Draws a Coffee Cup the Same Way11/26/2019
  2. 10.
    Steven Strogatz Helps You Get Excited About Math (Plus: How Scientists Predict Asteroid Impacts)11/25/2019
  3. 11.
    Cell Phone Radiation, Why It’s OK to Contaminate Other Worlds, and Types of Human Goals11/22/2019
  4. 12.
    Phone Typing Is Speeding Up, A Supernova May Be Why Humans Walk Upright, and Rain on Antarctica11/21/2019
  5. 13.
    Sneezing with Your Eyes Open, How to Think About Wealth, and Why Bird Poop is 2 Colors11/20/2019
  6. 14.
    How to Stop Overspending on Groceries, Tattoos May Toughen Up Your Immune System, and How Physical Activity Boosts Kids’ Learning11/19/2019
  7. 15.
    Can Calculus Solve Quantum Physics? (w/ Steven Strogatz), Full Moon Behavior, and Why You Complain About “Kids These Days”11/18/2019
  8. 16.
    Maps as Weapons and Art (w/ Justin Fornal and Emiliano Ruprah) and Fidgeting Explained11/15/2019
  9. 17.
    Your Internal Compass, How Long a Flu Virus Survives, and the Creativity/Mental Illness Link11/14/2019
  10. 18.
    Tracking and Adventuring 101 (w/ Forrest Galante) and Plagiarizing Without Realizing It11/13/2019
  11. 19.
    Foods to Curb Sleep Deprivation, Light Levels Affect How Cold You Feel, and Kangaroo Pouches11/12/2019
  12. 20.
    How Calculus Is Different (w/ Steven Strogatz), Distraction Can Alter Your Memory, and Why the Hindenburg Used Hydrogen11/11/2019
  13. 21.
    History Is About the Present (w/ Justin Jampol), What Makes the Wind, and Blaming Games for Society’s Problems11/8/2019
  14. 22.
    Babies’ Heads Smell Distinct, Illegal Drugs That Used to be Medicine, and Lemming Myths11/7/2019
  15. 23.
    Finding “Extinct” Animals (w/ Forrest Galante) and How Bacteria Cooperate to Survive11/6/2019
  16. 24.
    Smartphones Impair You Even When They’re Off, Eco-Friendly Laundry, and How Babies Laugh11/5/2019
  17. 25.
    Why You Should Care About Calculus (w/ Steven Strogatz) and Why Lying to Kids Is Harmful11/4/2019
  18. 26.
    How to Have Fun with Simple Curiosity (w/ Alan Alda) and How Toilets Work11/1/2019
  19. 27.
    How Long a Decapitated Head Stays Conscious, Autumn Leaf Chemistry, The Batman Effect10/31/2019
  20. 28.
    What to Say When Someone’s Upset with You, Bermuda Triangle Myths, Tardigrade Superpowers10/30/2019
  21. 29.
    Persuading Others When Facts Don’t Seem to Matter (w/ Lee Hartley Carter), Cross-Dressing Cuttlefish10/29/2019
  22. 30.
    Types of Psychotherapy, Your Urge to Nibble Baby Feet, and Why Animals Don’t Have 3 Legs10/28/2019
  23. 31.
    Alan Alda on Communicating Better, Believing in Science, and Building Connections and Empathy10/27/2019
  24. 32.
    Alan Alda on How to Communicate Better by Making Connections (Plus: Why Oceans Don’t Sink)10/25/2019
  25. 33.
    How to Tell When Someone’s Lying, Out-of-Body Experiences, and Healthiest Way to Cook Broccoli10/24/2019
  26. 34.
    Gold Mining (w/ Gold Rush Stars Rick Ness and Tony Beets) and Why Musical Tastes Change10/23/2019
  27. 35.
    Sleep Better by Walking More, How Animals Mourn Their Dead, and Words from Backformation10/22/2019
  28. 36.
    Focus on the Ending, How to Deal with Impostor Syndrome, and Sit Less or Exercise More?10/21/2019
  29. 37.
    Why People Love (or Hate) Horror Movies, Stopping Overpopulation, and Orionids Meteor Shower10/18/2019
  30. 38.
    Types of Teen Popularity, Milky Way’s Black Holes, and Are Conspiracy Theories on the Rise?10/17/2019
  31. 39.
    Cherenkov Radiation, How to Be More Extroverted, and Changing Your Perception of Time10/16/2019
  32. 40.
    How to Deal with Having Too Many Choices, Wormhole Shadows, and a Language “Wug Test”10/15/2019
  33. 41.
    Quitting Smoking Doesn’t Lead to Food Cravings, Narcissism Over Time, and Seeing Photons10/14/2019
  34. 42.
    The Science of Cooking Meat with ButcherBox Head Chef Yankel Polak (Special Episode)10/13/2019
  35. 43.
    Women’s Restroom Lines, Superhuman Memory, and Is Bamboo Good for the Environment?10/11/2019
  36. 44.
    Cure for the Common Cold, What Really Killed the Dinosaurs, and Beatboxing in MRI Machines10/10/2019
  37. 45.
    We Don’t Know How Gravity Works (w/ Sean Carroll) and the Milky Way’s Bubble Mystery10/9/2019
  38. 46.
    Many Worlds Theory Explains the Universe (w/ Sean Carroll) and What Causes Static Electricity10/8/2019
  39. 47.
    Signals Dogs Use to Talk to You, NASA’s Lost Moon Photos, and the Sugar Rush Is a Myth10/7/2019
  40. 48.
    Where Dogs Get Their Personalities, How Smells Work, and a Skill that Improves with Age10/4/2019
  41. 49.
    Destroying Space-Time for Power (w/ Randall Munroe), Hourglass Figure Myths, Clown Science10/3/2019
  42. 50.
    Predict the Weather Using Facebook Photos (w/ Randall Munroe) and Spoken Data Speeds10/2/2019

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