April 16, 2018 New
Why Are Used Car Ads So INSAAANNNE?
One man is to blame. Plus, vanity plates in the wild: IC A GR8 PL8.
April 10, 2018
Underwater Tunnels: HOW?
How they get that tunnel under there. Plus, a centuries-old scientific debate: why ice is slippery.
March 5, 2018
How to Get Paid to Clap on TV
Listener Mack asked about the unfamous people who fill empty seats at the Oscars.
February 19, 2018
Why Does Music Give Us the Chills?
Why do we get goosebumps from music and other emotional experiences?
January 31, 2018
What Would Happen to Your Body in Space?
Plus: which came first, the vacuum or the carpet?
January 22, 2018
Are “Speed Enforced by Aircraft” Signs a Lie?
First, Flora uncovers a feud about butterflies. Then, a question from the Help Line about aircraft patrol.
December 18, 2017
Your Bedtime is Killing You
Flora stages a fact intervention with Prashanth.
December 11, 2017
Who is Wilhelm and Why Won’t He Stop Screaming?
The history of the world’s most iconic movie scream.
December 4, 2017
The Voices Hiding in Your Favorite Movies
Invisible actors create worlds of sound in everything you watch - from Jaws to The Wire.
November 20, 2017
How to Not Ruin Thanksgiving
Tips for being the #1 guest in the history of the universe. Plus, prunes.
November 13, 2017
Invasion of the Self-checkout Machines
Self-service began in a Piggly Wiggly 100 years ago. How’d it become a way of life?
November 6, 2017
The Case of the Missing Armadillos
Flora answers questions from the help line about an armadillo paradox and the DaVinci Code of pasta.
October 16, 2017
Who Killed Cargo Shorts?
Flora and fact buddy Prashanth talk about spiders, which leads to a cargo short investigation.
October 9, 2017
Celebrity Crush with Bill Nye
Bill Nye the Science Guy introduces us to an obscure historical figure. Plus, we revisit the eclipse.
September 18, 2017
The ELT Help Line
Flora and Katherine answer questions from listeners.
June 26, 2017
Dewey Decimal Drama
The trouble with the library cataloging system. Plus, slug-gate.
June 19, 2017
Don’t Underestimate the Flamingo
Flora learns facts about the flamingo that change her. #YESflamingo
June 12, 2017
The Society on Your Face
Get to know your most intimate animal companions. They already know a lot about you.
May 29, 2017
What the Government Stashes
Rummaging through the nation's attic to find out what the government stores and why.
May 22, 2017
This Is an Activation
A weird night in Dallas leads us to ask: what kinds of emergency systems are all around us?
May 15, 2017
The Quest to Wipe Out a Virus
What does it take to eradicate a disease from the planet? Plus, the horrifying hunting habits of weasels.
April 24, 2017
The Hide Rug of the Plant World
Producer Christine Driscoll meets an alleyway plant dealer and discovers an industry right under our noses.
April 17, 2017
An event in August could bring millions of people to tears.