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Curiosity makes you smarter – and so will this podcast. Each week, we talk to experts who can help you get smart about the world around you, with a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology. You'll learn about your mind and your body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, our curiosity will help you understand the world better. From the makers of Curiosity.com and the award winning iOS and Android apps.
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Why There Are Monkeys If We Evolved From Them (w/ Natalia Reagan), Adult Chickenpox, and Disaster Survival Traits Sep 20, 2018 Listen Download
SpaceX’s First Private Passenger in Space, Running Myths Busted, and Bright-Line Rule Goal Setting Sep 19, 2018 Listen Download
Why You Should Talk to Strangers, How to Find Your Strengths, and Words with Most Definitions Sep 18, 2018 Listen Download
Doctors Beat AI with Swarm Intelligence (w/ Dr. Louis Rosenberg, Unanimous AI CEO); Plus, Hurricane Prediction Technology Sep 17, 2018 Listen Download
Pretzel History, How Earth Got Its Water, Runner’s High Origins, and Words Named After People Sep 16, 2018 Listen Download
Pavlov’s Dog Myths, Three Types of Perfectionism, and What The Universe Is Expanding Into Sep 14, 2018 Listen Download
String Theory Primer, Night Owl and Morning Person Science, and All-Nighter Study Habits Sep 13, 2018 Listen Download
Saturn’s Hexagon Hurricane, Planned Obsolescence, and Kaizen for Continuous Improvement Sep 12, 2018 Listen Download
Odd Historical Overlaps, Closed Doors Save Lives, and Vacation Time Helps A Company’s Bottom Line Sep 11, 2018 Listen Download
Empathy-Teaching Video Games, Chile Pepper Origins, and A Simple Word Swap to Take Control Sep 10, 2018 Listen Download
Contagious Yawning, Conformal Cyclic Cosmology, Exercising for Mental Health, and Why Glitches Are “Bugs” Sep 9, 2018 Listen Download
What Would Happen if You Stopped Time, Secret Room of Mount Rushmore, and Dialect Benefits Sep 7, 2018 Listen Download
Lost National Museum of Brazil Artifacts, Swimming After You Eat, and Weird U.S. State Laws Sep 6, 2018 Listen Download
NASA’s Voyager Golden Records, Why Cats Love Boxes, and Bacteria Hot Spots in Your Office Sep 5, 2018 Listen Download
Multitasking Is Impossible, How A Flat Earth Would Even Work, and Nearly Every Country’s Name Origin Sep 4, 2018 Listen Download
What Came Before the Big Bang, Diner Designs, and The Ancient Greek Crocodile Paradox Sep 3, 2018 Listen Download
Infidelity Predictors, Buzz Aldrin’s Moon Mementos, Running May Be Good for Your Knees, and Hand/Eye Dominance Sep 2, 2018 Listen Download
How Long to Date Before Marriage, The NSF 2026 Idea Machine, and Why Buses Cluster Aug 31, 2018 Listen Download
Microvacations, Why Sand Matters and Why We’re Running Out of It (w/ Vince Beiser), and Savings Plan Tricks Aug 30, 2018 Listen Download
Neural Networks, Why You Get Brain Freeze, and A Science-Based Trick for Learning a New Language Aug 29, 2018 Listen Download
How to Get Over Burnout, Darkness is Faster than Light, and How Much Communication is Nonverbal Aug 28, 2018 Listen Download
Marilyn Monroe Murder Conspiracy, Using Monday to Achieve Your Goals, and Good and Bad Bacteria Don’t Exist Aug 27, 2018 Listen Download
Fantasy Stock League, Redhead Pain Tolerance (w/ Natalia Reagan), and the Darkest Town in America Aug 26, 2018 Listen Download
Burning Calories without Exercise, Amelia Earhart’s Last Words, and Bob Dylan and David Bowie’s Writing Technique Aug 24, 2018 Listen Download
Science of Stretching (w/ Get-Fit Guy), Tourette Syndrome Myths, and 3 Ways to Boost Emotional Intelligence Aug 23, 2018 Listen Download
Alaskan Triangle, Viking Interactions with Muslims, and Music Lessons Improve Language Skills Aug 22, 2018 Listen Download
Book Towns, Chlorine Trifluoride, and Why You Shouldn’t Take Your Phone Out in Class Aug 21, 2018 Listen Download
Mosquitoes’ Favorite Blood Types, How Junk Food Resembles Drugs, and Jeff Bezos’ Keys to Business Success Aug 20, 2018 Listen Download
Your Brain Doesn’t Want You to Lose Weight, The Moon Museum, Life Lessons from Runner Karl Meltzer, and Wolves Don’t Howl at the Moon Aug 19, 2018 Listen Download
Massive Ocean Beneath Earth’s Surface, Road Trip Game History, and Memory-Boosting Reading Technique Aug 17, 2018 Listen Download
The Temin Effect Power of Hobbies, Immortality with Quantum Suicide, and Does Meditation Kill Motivation? Aug 16, 2018 Listen Download
Sunless Tanners, The Most Poisonous Plant on Earth, and How Steve Jobs Faked the First iPhone Aug 15, 2018 Listen Download
Your Brain on Binge Watching, Talking Monkeys, and What Happens When You’re an Only Child Aug 14, 2018 Listen Download
Relationship Attachment Styles, Why Flamingo Beaks Look Weird, and Finding Life’s Purpose with Ikigai Aug 13, 2018 Listen Download
How to Change Your Habits, Almond and Soy Milk vs. Juices, and the Rio Scale for Alien News Aug 12, 2018 Listen Download
Managing Energy Instead of Time, Psychopath Music Playlists, and “Traditional” 1950s Marriage Myths (w/ Dr. Eli Finkel) Aug 10, 2018 Listen Download
Antimatter 101 (w/ Everyday Einstein), How to Avoid Bed Bugs, and Uberman Sleep Cycle Aug 9, 2018 Listen Download
The Butterfly Effect Is Why We Can’t Predict Weather, How to Cry at Work, and Eggcorns Aug 8, 2018 Listen Download
Tongue Muscles, Marcus Aurelius’ Motivational Advice, and the World’s Shortest IQ Test Aug 7, 2018 Listen Download
Your Earliest Memories May Be Fake, What Makes a Good Boss, and a 1990s Space Billboard Aug 6, 2018 Listen Download
The Healthiest Diet (w/ Michael Greger), Space Volcanoes, Freemasons, and Device-Free Quiet Time Aug 5, 2018 Listen Download
Thank-You Card Science, Sensory Speed Dating, and New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Aug 3, 2018 Listen Download
Why You’re Tired After Work, Air Travel Question Answers, and a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Aug 2, 2018 Listen Download
Ways Black Holes Can Kill You (w/ Katie Mack), Rituals to Improve Self-Control, and Ice Cream Types Aug 1, 2018 Listen Download
Epileptic Seizure Triggers, Fact vs. Hypothesis vs. Theory vs. Law, and Proust Questionnaire Jul 31, 2018 Listen Download
A Real Hangover Cure, UFOs from Ancient History, and a Hermit’s Cold River City: Population 1 Jul 30, 2018 Listen Download
Odds of Dying (w/ Ken Kolosh), Reactance, Credit Card Psychology, And Best Biking Cities Jul 29, 2018 Listen Download
Real vs. Fake Laughter Test, Little-Know Perfectionist Signs, and Scientific Field Expeditions Jul 27, 2018 Listen Download
Water Detected on Mars, A Lost Arizona Goldmine, and Zeigarnik Effect Memory Sharpening Jul 26, 2018 Listen Download
Mental Trick to Enjoy Running, Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century, and Perceptual Creep Jul 25, 2018 Listen Download
ASMR Video Health Benefits, Moonquakes, and Holding Hands to Relieve Pain Jul 24, 2018 Listen Download
NASA’s Sun Probe, Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed, and Tongue Rolling Isn’t Genetic Jul 23, 2018 Listen Download
Dark Matter, Spite Houses, Digits of Pi Needed, and Measuring Your Passion and Perseverance Jul 22, 2018 Listen Download
What Defines Fruits and Veggies, Why Open Offices Are Bad, and Moon Landing Anniversary Jul 20, 2018 Listen Download
Is Water Wet? Plus: Neutron Star Weight and A Trick to Keep Experiences Feeling Fresh and New Jul 19, 2018 Listen Download
12 Jupiter Moons Discovery, Don’t Drink Post-Workout, and Elon Musk’s Job Interview Question Jul 18, 2018 Listen Download
Brettanomyces, Removing Memories with Hypnosis, and the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire Jul 17, 2018 Listen Download
Why You Should Stop Playing Hard to Get, Why You Need Goggles, and Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Jul 16, 2018 Listen Download
The Universe in Consciousness (w/ Bernardo Kastrup), Intrusive Thoughts, Phones Ruin Drivers, and Baader-Meinhof Jul 15, 2018 Listen Download
Why You Should Face Your Fears, Rekindling Romance with Cute Animals, and Naming Black Holes Jul 13, 2018 Listen Download
Helicopter Parenting Damage, What Doing Chores Says About You, and Ketchup History Jul 12, 2018 Listen Download
Supermoon Science, How to Find Your Passion, and Universes Inside Black Holes Jul 11, 2018 Listen Download
Living In A Computer Simulation, Billionaire Success Trick, and Phones Saving the Rainforest Jul 10, 2018 Listen Download
High Heels Were Originally Meant for Men, Persuasive Magic Words, and Ancient Graffiti Jul 9, 2018 Listen Download
SETI on How We Search for Aliens (w/ Seth Shostak), Facts Don’t Win Arguments, Self-Control, and The Red Baron Jul 8, 2018 Listen Download
You’re A Different Person in the Morning, Eye Contact Altering Consciousness, and Racing Against Cheese Jul 6, 2018 Listen Download
Why Fake News Spreads, Positive Lightning, and the Habitable Trinity Jul 5, 2018 Listen Download
Saving Dogs from Fireworks, Benjamin Franklin’s Productivity Schedule, and Supportive Texting Jul 4, 2018 Listen Download
Belief Superiority, Why Days Are Getting Longer, and Mr. Rogers’ Checklist Jul 2, 2018 Listen Download
Impostor Syndrome, Moon Landing Photos Explained, and Things You’re Cleaning Too Often Jul 2, 2018 Listen Download
Sunday Edition: How to Get Over a Breakup, Why Cockroaches Exist, Vestigial Traits, and the Lombard Effect Jul 1, 2018 Listen Download
How to Remove Pesticides from Produce, the Misattribution of Arousal, and Laihana Noon Jun 29, 2018 Listen Download
Space Elevator Science, “HALT” Impulse Control Method, and the 6 Types of Disgust Jun 28, 2018 Listen Download
Mars Opportunity Rover Update, Sunscreen SPF Meanings, Turning Carbon Dioxide into Fuel Jun 27, 2018 Listen Download
Black Hole Alternatives, Literally Immortal Jellyfish Secrets, and The Best Way to Argue Jun 26, 2018 Listen Download
NASA’s Cryosleep Chambers, Your Brain on Puns, and Why Red Delicious Apples Exist Jun 25, 2018 Listen Download
Sunday Edition: How Marriage Changes You, New Dinosaur Discoveries, and Empathy Quirks Jun 24, 2018 Listen Download
A Trick for Avoiding Regrets, 3D-Printing Your Brain, and a Medieval Security Alarm Jun 22, 2018 Listen Download
Psychopathic AI, Glowing Civil War Soldiers, and Black Lava Jun 21, 2018 Listen Download
The US Government’s Science Knowledge Quiz, Facebook’s Brain Effects, and Manufactured British Accents Jun 20, 2018 Listen Download
Tips to Win an Argument, How to Wash Your Hands, and Summer Blockbuster Origins Jun 19, 2018 Listen Download
How to Stop Overspending, World Population Growth, and Big 5 Personality Traits Jun 18, 2018 Listen Download
Sunday Edition: Famous LGBT Scientists; How to Catch Up on Sleep; Faces Aren’t Emotions Jun 17, 2018 Listen Download
Best Guard Dog Breeds, Why Water in Your Nose Hurts, and How to Use Online Reviews Jun 15, 2018 Listen Download
How to Form New Habits, Leg Day Helps Brain Health, and a Government Study on Warp Drive Jun 14, 2018 Listen Download
Seeing Opinions as Facts, Bird-Killing Pisonia Trees, and How Much the Tooth Fairy Pays Jun 13, 2018 Listen Download
Why Time Feels Faster, Sleeping Twice a Day, and Laos’ Massive Stone Jars Jun 12, 2018 Listen Download
When to Kill Spiders, How to Exercise when Depressed, and Strange Food Origins Jun 11, 2018 Listen Download
Sunday Edition: The Cutest Kind of Puppy, Rural Happiness, and the Science of “Thank You” Jun 10, 2018 Listen Download
Male and Female Brain Differences, a Self-Esteem Quiz, and Words that Make You Say “Um” Jun 8, 2018 Listen Download
Your Memory on Social Media, Best Workouts, and Why Grocery Stores Sell Bread in Paper Jun 7, 2018 Listen Download
Plastic vs. Wood Cutting Boards, What Water Tastes Like, and Predicting Others’ Behavior Jun 6, 2018 Listen Download
Gluten-Free Labels, the FBI’s Most Viewed File, and the Strange Reasons for Pilot Voice, Newscaster Voice, and Poet Voice Jun 5, 2018 Listen Download
Is It Bad to Sleep with Your Dog, Insights from Living Abroad, and New Migraine Science Jun 4, 2018 Listen Download
Sunday Edition: How to Wash Your Dishes, British vs. American English, the CSI Effect, and Swedish Lemon Angels Jun 3, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: American Spending Habits, Reversed Organs, and the Sci-Fi Predictions of “Star Maker” Jun 1, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Ongoing Science Debates, Emergency Fund Planning, and Placebo DNA May 31, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Perks of Procrastination, Volcano Dwellers, and the Difference Between Club Soda and Sparkling Waters May 30, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: The Deep Web, Biggest Regrets, and a Mount Everest Misconception May 29, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Personality-Predicting Eye Movements, a Mysterious Battery, and “English As She Is Spoke” May 28, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Noise-Canceling Windows, Knuckle Cracking, and Closer Parent-Child Bonding May 25, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Tree Heartbeats, Morse Code, and the Silurian Hypothesis of Ancient Earth May 24, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Local Honey Myths, NASA to the Moon, and a Bisexual 17th-Century Operatic Swordfighter May 23, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Daily Reading Benefits, Chicken Church, and Machine Learning to Predict Chaos May 22, 2018 Listen Download
The Curiosity Podcast Wraps Up with Yoga, Volcanoes, and Meditation May 22, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Money-Earning Personality Traits, Why You Should Sleep in a Cold Bedroom, and Giant Sloths May 21, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Why Cities Have Squirrels, How Psychopath Brains Are Different, and a Holographic Brain Device May 18, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: A Conscious Universe, Bats Working at Libraries, and Coffee with Co-Workers May 17, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Project Blue Book, Cooking Hacks Using Chemistry, and “Sea Nomads” May 16, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Daddy Longlegs Myths, Dyson Spheres, and Benefits of Exercising with a Partner May 15, 2018 Listen Download
The Science of Swearing and What it Says About Our Values May 15, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Types of Narcissists, Don’t Garden with Coffee Grounds, and Cleaning Your Keyboard May 14, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: How Your Friendships Change, a Secret Airline to Area 51, and Magic Words to Get What You Want May 11, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Everything-Repellent Clothing, Resonant Breathing, and Where Lost Luggage Goes May 10, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Depression in Artificial Intelligence, Smartphones in the Bedroom, and Tetanus Mythbusting May 9, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: How to Clean Your Smartphone, Caffeine Benefits, and the World’s Busiest Air Route May 8, 2018 Listen Download
Resilience Is the Key to Your Well-Being in a Constantly Changing World May 8, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Aliens Studying Humans, an AI Fairy Tale, and The Importance of Taking Off Your Shoes May 7, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: NASA's InSight Lander Mars Mission, the Chicken or the Egg, and Common Synesthesia May 4, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Incompetent Boss Traits, a Backyard Volcano, and Meditation’s Lasting Brain Boost May 3, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: How Laundry Machines Work, Bill Gates’ Recommended Reading, and Why We Judge May 2, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: How to Improve Your Sense of Direction, Pied Piper Mysteries, and Planet Name Origins May 1, 2018 Listen Download
Natural Disasters Have Transformed How Scientists Communicate May 1, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: How Often Your Mind Wanders, Smiling at Dogs, and Bizarre Airports Apr 30, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Learn When We’ll Meet Aliens, Hear Singing Sand Dunes, and Understand Your Roommates Apr 27, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Freezer Burn Science, A Giant Flying Reptile, and How to Learn Twice as Fast Apr 26, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Touchscreen Arms, Weird Flying Science, and A Bedtime Routine for a Stress-Free Day Apr 25, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Hubble Telescope History, Selfie Science, and Exercise Myths Apr 24, 2018 Listen Download
What Makes Your Brain Happy — and Why You Should Do the Opposite Apr 24, 2018 Listen Download
Curiosity Daily: Slowly Aging Americans, The HAMMER Asteroid Spacecraft, and Elevator Mirrors Apr 23, 2018 Listen Download
A Surprising Amount of Scientific Research Happens at the Zoo Apr 17, 2018 Listen Download
The Limits of the Human Body May Be More Mental Than Physical Apr 10, 2018 Listen Download
LeVar Burton Believes the Stories We Tell Determine Who We Are Apr 3, 2018 Listen Download
Worried About Your Privacy? These Easy Tips Will Give You Peace of Mind Mar 27, 2018 Listen Download
The Future of Learning Is Now, Thanks to Science Mar 20, 2018 Listen Download
Interstellar Travel, Artificial Intelligence, and Immortality with Michio Kaku Mar 13, 2018 Listen Download
How Movies and TV Shows Like "South Park" and "Rick and Morty" Help Us Understand Ourselves Mar 6, 2018 Listen Download
Mathematical Thinking Can Open New Worlds Feb 27, 2018 Listen Download
Can Swarm Intelligence Solve Humanity's Biggest Problems? Feb 20, 2018 Listen Download
How to Set the Right Goals (and Actually Achieve Them!) Feb 13, 2018 Listen Download
Why We Eat What We Eat Feb 6, 2018 Listen Download
Klingon and Esperanto Are Important Languages, Too Jan 30, 2018 Listen Download
Learn A Little About A Lot From Curiosity Podcast Favorites (Bonus Episode) Dec 19, 2017 Listen Download
The Importance of Curiosity (Ep022) Dec 5, 2017 Listen Download
How To Convince Others To Do What You Want (Ep021) Nov 28, 2017 Listen Download
What Does Your Handwriting Say About Your Personality? (Ep020) Nov 21, 2017 Listen Download
Why Politeness and Etiquette Matter (Ep019) Nov 14, 2017 Listen Download
Fighting in the Fourth Dimension: The U.S. Army on Cyber-warfare (Ep018) Nov 7, 2017 Listen Download
Customizing the Human Race with CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Technology (Ep017) Oct 31, 2017 Listen Download
Neuroprosthetics And The Future Of Artificial Touch (Ep016) Oct 24, 2017 Listen Download
Teaching Yourself The History, Chemistry, And Business of Spirits (Ep015) Oct 17, 2017 Listen Download
Where Comedy Comes From (Live From Chicago Podcast Festival) (Ep014) Oct 10, 2017 Listen Download
21st Century Composing: Scoring Music For Film And Video Games (Ep013) Oct 3, 2017 Listen Download
Inside Pseudoscience And Conspiracy Theories (Ep012) Sep 26, 2017 Listen Download
How The Best Marriages Work (Ep011) Sep 19, 2017 Listen Download
The Past, Present, And Future Of Dating (Ep010) Sep 12, 2017 Listen Download
The Microscopic Chemical Warfare Of Antibiotics (Ep009) Sep 5, 2017 Listen Download
The Science of Singing (Ep008) Aug 29, 2017 Listen Download
What Space Can Teach Us About Our World (Ep007) Aug 22, 2017 Listen Download
Magic Or Medicine? Medieval Mysteries (Ep006) Aug 15, 2017 Listen Download
Why The 2017 Solar Eclipse Is Such A Huge Deal (Bonus Episode) Aug 10, 2017 Listen Download
The Psychology Of Happiness (Ep005) Aug 8, 2017 Listen Download
Get a College Scholarship... For eSports (Ep004) Aug 1, 2017 Listen Download
Communicate Like A Mind Reader (Ep003) Jul 27, 2017 Listen Download
Why Do Humans Collect Things? Confessions Of A Sports Collectible Expert (Ep002) Jul 24, 2017 Listen Download
How Your Sense Of Smell Is Like A Superpower (Ep001) Jul 21, 2017 Listen Download
Welcome To The Curiosity Podcast Jul 18, 2017 Listen Download

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