Stuff You Should Know


If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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Recent Episodes
  • SYSK Selects: How the Scientific Method Works
    Jan 25, 2020 – 01:03:11
  • Barefoot Running: The Best Podcast Episode in History
    Jan 23, 2020 – 44:17
  • Short Stuff: Byford Dolphin Incident
    Jan 22, 2020 – 14:13
  • Why Postal Employees Go Postal
    Jan 21, 2020 – 51:09
  • SYSK Selects: How the Placebo Effect Works
    Jan 18, 2020 – 42:01
  • The Tulsa 'Race Riots'
    Jan 16, 2020 – 48:56
  • Short Stuff: The Mona Lisa
    Jan 15, 2020 – 14:19
  • Transdermal Implants: Body Art or Nightmare Fuel?
    Jan 14, 2020 – 55:30
  • SYSK Selects: Jellyfish - Even Cooler Than Octopi?
    Jan 11, 2020 – 55:14
  • The Disappearance of Flight MH370, Part II
    Jan 9, 2020 – 48:10
  • Short Stuff: Corduroy
    Jan 8, 2020 – 14:46
  • The Disappearance of Flight MH370, Part I
    Jan 7, 2020 – 43:50
  • SYSK Selects: Will Computers Replace Doctors?
    Jan 4, 2020 – 38:25
  • How Safecracking Works
    Jan 2, 2020 – 01:00:33
  • Short Stuff: Why Does Time Speed Up As You Age?
    Jan 1, 2020 – 15:36
  • Are broken arrows a problem?
    Dec 31, 2019 – 51:59
  • SYSK Selects: How Wine Fraud Works
    Dec 28, 2019 – 50:52
  • SYSK Live: Andre the Giant
    Dec 26, 2019 – 01:06:52
  • Short Stuff: The Santa Claus Association
    Dec 25, 2019 – 14:10
  • The SYSK Holiday Spectacular
    Dec 24, 2019 – 44:31
  • SYSK Selects: The Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978
    Dec 21, 2019 – 57:15
  • Cave Diving: Totally Nuts
    Dec 19, 2019 – 53:48
  • Short Stuff: Obituaries
    Dec 18, 2019 – 14:10
  • MC Escher and His Trippy Art
    Dec 17, 2019 – 01:00:08
  • SYSK Selects: How Currency Works
    Dec 14, 2019 – 49:27
  • How Anorexia and Bulimia Work
    Dec 12, 2019 – 01:02:49
  • Short Stuff: Whisky or Bourbon?
    Dec 11, 2019 – 14:30
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gin
    Dec 10, 2019 – 51:34
  • SYSK Selects: How Amnesia Works
    Dec 7, 2019 – 01:02:10
  • What's a gap year anyway?
    Dec 5, 2019 – 54:15
  • Short Stuff: Macadamia Nuts
    Dec 4, 2019 – 13:37
  • Did Climate Cause the Collapse of the Maya?
    Dec 3, 2019 – 46:29
  • SYSK Selects: Fractals - Whoa
    Nov 30, 2019 – 38:37
  • Introducing: Finding Fred
    Nov 29, 2019 – 02:38
  • How Conversion Therapy Doesn't Work
    Nov 28, 2019 – 01:06:15
  • Short Stuff: Niagara Falls Dewatered
    Nov 27, 2019 – 16:04
  • How Carbon-14 Dating Works
    Nov 26, 2019 – 58:15
  • SYSK Selects: Have all the good ideas already been discovered?
    Nov 23, 2019 – 36:50
  • What Makes a Must-Have Christmas Toy?
    Nov 21, 2019 – 52:02
  • Short Stuff: Backyard Burials
    Nov 20, 2019 – 14:02
  • The Murder Mystery of Ötzi the Iceman
    Nov 19, 2019 – 56:13
  • SYSK Selects: How Salt Works
    Nov 16, 2019 – 46:10
  • NYC Water: An Engineering Marvel
    Nov 14, 2019 – 50:43
  • Short Stuff: The Conch Republic
    Nov 13, 2019 – 15:31
  • Augmented Reality: Coming Soon?
    Nov 12, 2019 – 01:00:54
  • SYSK Selects: Can you Treat Mental Illness with Psychedelics?
    Nov 9, 2019 – 43:23
  • Cockney Rhyming Slang: Beautiful Gibberish
    Nov 7, 2019 – 45:32
  • How Ironman Triathlons Work
    Nov 6, 2019 – 58:28
  • Short Stuff: The History of Paternity Testing
    Nov 6, 2019 – 12:57
  • SYSK Selects: Halitosis - Worst Smell Ever?
    Nov 2, 2019 – 37:32
Recent Reviews
  • lorisparkles
    Funny, interesting, not at all bro-y
    This is a great podcast. The information is accessible but not dumbed-down. It's presented in a funny way, but when Josh and Chuck laugh they sound like nice people instead of loudmouth bros jockeying for attention at a bar. I usually can't stand male voices in podcasts, but these two are alright!
  • PackBaller
    Entertaining Learning
    Great for a commute to/from work. Also has given me multiple random fact conversation starters.
  • QQQQ 2ME
    Best podcast I’ve found
    I discovered this podcast while recovering from a head injury
  • Devulfin
    Very consumable
    Listening for a month now and I can’t stop! These guys are smart and funny, I enjoy their delivery including the tangents and side bars. The topics are creative and they keep the balance of technical and simple perfect!
  • 2lilbits
    Must listen to these guys!
    This podcast is informative and entertaining. Josh and Chuck are hilarious, this is a must listen podcast. I’ve recommended it to all my friends.
  • thrawn14
    Very interesting
  • vcngyn
    Good show
    Keep me from getting to bored and get me through HW
  • lsendc
    I love this show so f**king much
    I listen to this show everyday it is so good
  • Bigboarder1
    Long time listener, thought it was time I gave a review. There’s not much mire to say, than this podcast is amazing. Josh and Chuck give the show a perfect balance of humor, seriousness, lightheartedness, and emotion, all the while informing you about things you know nothing about. I don’t even care if they actually do get all their info from reddit, I still freaking love them, and their podcast.
  • effin rich
    My favorite
    SYSK is my favorite podcast by far. I recommend it to all of the thinking people that I know
  • jdexp
    Content Great, Delivery Not
    I love the content and the way they approach subjects. I’m not a fan of all of the tangential conversation, it’s a bit much. I understand that some of it is good for the show and makes it relatable but there’s just too much of it.
  • Jekdinfcnfuhc
    Great show
    I’ve been listening for years and never tire of this show. Just awesome
  • Raincrc
    Great interesting info
    Josh and Chuck are spot on & informative & entertaining! Give them a try. You’ll never look back! Keep up the awesome work guys!
  • fredo1980
    Great podcast
    Love the show, love Josh and Chuck. Keep it up gentlemen! And to all the republicans out there who are hating on the liberal slant... Yeah! They’re liberals! If you don’t like it, go listen to Rush Limbaugh or something. Or are you conceding that the only way to get intelligent content is by listening to non conservative podcasts? 🤔
  • everydayNickname
    Great hosts!
    Josh and Chuck are great and make the most seemingly mundane topics interesting and I always learn something!
  • Madfrogs12349
    Been listening to these guys on and off for years, YEARS. They are journalistic and comedic geniuses. Timing is impeccable, they make the subject easy to understand and visualize, always informative, gripping, they leave your begging for more. Can not recommend more. What are you waiting for?
  • ProudNPowerful
    Great Pod!
    Such a great show! Can’t wait for my next fix!!
  • ArwenEvenstar0761
    Political bias much?
    Look, we all know by now that the hosts are liberal. That's completely fine, but it's incredibly rude to keep interjecting gleefully snarky comments like, "Boy, I bet Republicans hate that!" or "I bet that's going to make conservative so mad!" I see I'm not the first to comment on it. Unfortunately, it's pretty obvious that the hosts don't care what their audience thinks because they're still doing it. I enjoy the shows where political comments aren't interjected into non-political topics, so I've been hanging on, but I've about reached my limit.
  • Erik111I111
    Sick podcast
    Love it
  • Traski1
    Excellent podcast.
    I love this podcast very educational.
  • danalou33
  • adhlx
    It’s a great podcast.
    I’m not saying every subject they do will be interesting to you but they do a great job of trying to be entertaining the whole way.
  • Vx2401
    Too many voices
    Interesting topics but three voices are impossible to follow.
  • shay_butta1286
    I love this podcast
    I just listened to the postal episode which is funny because I am familiar with the toxicity of the postal environment. You guys were spot on! Nothing has changed! Postmasters and supervisors are bullies.
  • 04Ry
    I never tire of listening to SYSK. Every episode is fascinating. Thank you so much!
  • plankdon
    Best podcast ever!
    Sometimes I see the title of the newest podcast and have no idea what it means, but it is one of the best parts of my week to learn something new with Josh and Chuck.
  • JohnNV51
    Too Much Useless Chatter
    Enough said
  • AndyGgdrgh
    Please, you have got to stop the improper and over use of the word “like”. It is distracting, and unprofessional.
  • Queen Biz
    Josh and Chuck
    Josh and Chuck are my sidekicks. We talk about all kinds of things. Mostly they talk but Sometimes I respond. Usually I’m walking or working on projects but occasionally we just sit together. They are my #1 and I’m quite a podcast junkie.
  • Corey141
    Best podcast there is.
    I listen to these guys daily. You won’t find a better podcast than this. The knowledge they provide, the humor....All top notch.
  • Oyxmoron
    Love SYSK
    I have listened to every single episode and my only wish is that there were more. Absolutely love SYSK!
  • EnterNameHere22
    Enjoyed it!
    I really enjoyed this podcast because it was lighthearted and educational. Josh Clark and Charles Bryant, the hosts, have genuine interest in everything they discuss on the show. They’re casual conversation is intriguing, but not intense. They are funny and good storytellers, but they don’t get sidetracked. Some podcast go on tangents that last far too long and take away from the purpose of the podcast. The hosts of Stuff You Should Know, however, do a good job of staying on topic without making they’re script too rigid. I listened to “The Disappearance of Flight MH370” parts one and two. They examined the path of and circumstances surrounding Malaysia Flight MH370 and why it disappeared. They split it up into two parts, which could’ve made the podcasts seem long and drawn out. On the contrary, It allowed them to cover the topic completely and give every relevant piece of information and conspiracy theory relating to the flight.
  • the snake dude
    Love this podcast
    Listen to it all day and learn so much
  • G.OLD
    Very interesting
    And cool
  • Reece Nichols
    Best pod cast since sliced bread
    Im a Mailman, listening to Josh and Chuck while on my route provides great entertainment for those long days on route. Love the show guys keep up the good work!!! Highly recommended for driving in the car or whenever!!
  • MrTravs
    Love it!
    These guys make me laugh and learn. Great show to listen to when you’re driving, showering or shutting off before bed. Keep up the good work guys, and please do an episode on Trump. I’m interested to know at what point he sold his soul. Did his father sell it before he was born? Or was this a teenage decision? Also, I think a crossover episode with the folks at: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO EVERYTHING, would be very entertaining. Thanks for the good work.
  • soy suce
    The titled #1 podcast
    The best. the title says it all.
  • slreviewsl
    stop trying to be woke
    So TIRED of being lectured by liberals who have no grasp on the real world. Please, just stick with the topic. Stop trying to bring your leftist politics into it to seem “woke.” I want to learn about the topic of the episode. I am not a progressive. We disagree. And that’s okay. I could not care less as to how you vote. I don’t come to this podcast for political commentary. Stop trying to lecture me on how non-leftists are bad people with no capacity for empathy. This is the lefts problem. Calling people names will not win them over to your socialist cause. These guys are obviously very intelligent and do their research for each episode, but I wish they’d stuck to that and not try to politicize so much.
  • zachstaheli
    Easy to get hooked
    SYSK is by far one of the best podcast productions I have come across. I found them about a year ago and have listened to them consistently each week. They do a wonderful job of condensing information, sometimes very complex information, about the world around us and presenting it in a light hearted fun way. I listen half for the information and half for the hosts at this point as I enjoy their humor and banter back and forth. Don’t want it to ever stop and hope you enjoy it as well!
  • Big d@$& daddy from Cincinnati
    I absolutely love and appreciate the two of you and the show. Chuck you’re a bit pompous and drive me nuts with the cropping of words. Josh you’re insanely repetitive at times. Have a great year ahead.
  • Clarisse Gomez
    Awesome Podcast!!!
    John & Chuck, hosts of the Stuff You Should Know podcast, highlight all aspects of business, success and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
    Be cautious with some of you messages
    As a registered dietitian I was really looking forward to hearing your podcast because I think it’s important to keep an open conversation regarding these types of subjects. I enjoyed most of this episode and thought you had great intentions. I just caution you with the way you speak about some things. First of all, not all people who suffer from an eating disorder have a fear of fat. For many people it’s far beyond just being scared of becoming, or already being, fat - that’s an oversimplification. I’d also recommend you don’t tell your listeners that certain sports require low weights for performance - that’s not always true. Unfortunately, some of the sports you mentioned have the highest rates of eating disorders. Otherwise thank you for spreading awareness!
  • lets go for a walk
    Delightful 😌
    These guys are great. Listen to them in the car, getting ready, doing dishes, when I can’t sleep, etc... you’ll find some “boring” topics can have interesting af details. They put out so much stuff between my life and other great podcast I am always catching up and have stupendous content to choose from. Just delightful.
  • goatbongoboy
    Wow. Hooked. Great dudes!
    Podcast shmodcast! I never considered listening to Podcasts. Then I discovered these gentlemen. Fun. Hilarious. Informative. Thanks guys for the ride. I only have about 400 more to listen to.
  • Toxic positivity
    Eh, it’s ok
    The dudes are inoffensive doofuses who talk about stuff that you probably already know. I wish they were funnier and I wish they had more compelling material. But it’s good enough to have on in the background, if you’re like vacuuming or something.
  • AssKnocker
    Great podcast and pretty interesting. However one opportunity for improvement would be to stop so much with the silliness. A wisecrack occasionally is ok if it's quick but too many times I'm listening to something interesting and then get unwillingly dragged into a rabbit hole that's just too long, an interruption from learning something cool, not funny, and silly. Stick to your research and strengths and leave comedy to those who are funny.
  • sullivanjessicak
    Daily Listen
    I like the rhythm Chuck and Josh have. I like their off topic conversations. I like that this show a lot. Even their episodes that sound super boring are flipped in a way that leaves the listener saying "huh well wouldn't you know". Nice thing is there are A LOT of episodes.The hosts deserve a lot of credit for this show and so do the producers. Sound quality is on point.
  • Ellldeee403
    Just a little SYSK love
    I love Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant! I’m so thankful I found this podcast, definitely my #1 anxiety reducer :) You can listen to SYSK anywhere, anytime; at work, road trips, taking a bath, while going to sleep, walking the pup, I could go on and on... I appreciate you guys, positive vibes your way always. Cheers!
  • d52(fs
    Most interest podcasts ever
    I dont even mister to news, just this
  • Jonmigreen
    Hilarious and Well Researched
    These guys touch on so many fascinating topics but the best part of the show is the peculiar banter between Josh and Chuck. They both are genuinely funny people and a pleasure to listen to.
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