Podcasts

Should You Eat A 106-Year-Old Fruitcake?

What relics of South Pole expeditions have turned up? Learn more about Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic fruitcake in this BrainStuff episode.

Why Goldfish Make Their Own Alcohol

How do goldfish survive in icy lakes and your poorly cleaned aquarium? Learn more about goldfish and alcohol on this episode.

Separating Ninja Facts From Ninja Fiction

A new ninja research center opened in Japan. This episode looks at the myth of the ninja and what the research center hopes to solve and study.

Can NASA Hit An Asteroid with a DART?

In 2022, NASA is planning on ramming a spacecraft into an asteroid to knock it off course. Learn more about the DART mission on this episode.

Millennials Buy Homes For Their Dogs

Millennials are buying real estate, but not for reasons you'd expect. A third of them say they bought their house for their dog.

How Many People Take and Misuse Prescription Opioids?

For the first time in our history, more adults are dying from overdoses than from car accidents or gun violence. New statistics shine a light on the reasons behind the tragic trend.

Why Is Friday the 13th Considered Unlucky?

In countries like the United States, people have a superstitious fear of one particular date: Friday the 13th. But why? In this episode, Christian discusses the two main fears that have fueled the Friday the 13th superstitions, as well as their origins.

Why Do We Have Eyebrows?

Eyebrows are prominent human features, but what purpose do they serve? Scientists think they help keep stuff out of our eyes and aid in nonverbal communication, among other things.

Why Can't We Breathe Underwater?

Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen, so why aren't we able to breathe underwater?

Is Chocolate Poisonous To Dogs?

Under the right conditions, chocolate can indeed be deadly for dogs. Tune in to learn more about the compound in chocolate that makes it dangerous for dogs (and how much is too much) in this episode of BrainStuff.