June 12, 2017
Get to know your most intimate animal companions. They already know a lot about you.Episode Guests: Prashanth Venkataramanujam, comedian and fact buddy; Michelle Trautwein, entomologist; George Ponce, face mite donor; Clifford Desch, zoologist.
January 18, 2021
Hollywood Punches: How to Make a Knockout Sound
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Listener Charlotte has been rewatching “The Sopranos” and the punches keep hitting her ear. Why do Hollywood wallops sound so punched up? Foley artist and Emmy Award-winning sound editor Joanna Fang shares her punch recipe. Plus, do real-life investigators actually connect the dots with red string and thumbtacks? Retired FBI agent Jerri Williams solves the evidence board mystery.
January 11, 2021
Scrabble’s Scramble to the Top
Listener Malenia wants to know how her favorite word game came to be. It turns out it took a while for Scrabble to score big. Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak, fills in the blanks. Plus, can you beat Flora's most embarrassing story?
December 28, 2020
How Old is Winnie-the-Pooh?
We’re revisiting one of our favorite episodes this week. A few years ago, listener Annie asked ELT to settle a longstanding family debate: exactly how old is Winnie-the-Pooh? To hunt down an answer, we consult with professional age-guesser Ben Ramey, bear biologist Rae Wynn-Grant, and Sarah Shea, a professor who has studied this question.
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