Podcasts | BrainStuff – get smarter in a few minutes and have a humm-huh? moment or two

Marshall Brain explains the world’s everyday mysteries and other puzzling phenomena in BrainStuff, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com

BrainStuff, an excellent podcast, best top ten education podcasts for kids & adults
BrainStuff, an excellent podcast, best top ten education podcasts for kids & adults

This is one of my fave podcasts and It comes in five minute increments so it’s easy to fit it in anytime. I’ve embedded a few samples for your listening pleasure:

How did the moon get there? What is Schadenfreude? Can we make gasoline from bacteria? Why are West Coast waves fairly bigger than East Coast waves? What is mayonnaise?

HowStuffWorks is a commercial edutainment website that was founded by Marshall Brain with the goal of giving its target audience an insight into the way in which many things work. The site uses various media in its effort to explain complex concepts, terminology and mechanisms, including photographs, diagrams, videos and animations, and articles.

BrainStuff podcast episode –  How did the moon get there?

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What is Schadenfreude?

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Why are West Coast waves bigger than East Coast waves?

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What is mayonnaise?

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Can we make gasoline from bacteria?

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