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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Dec 20, 2019

If every major country is in billions of debt, where are they borrowing from? Who exactly do they owe? Are there any consequences for them being in debt? Why is it a problem when it gets large? Why was Greece in trouble, while Japan seemingly has high debt but is fine?


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Dec 13, 2019

What is zero's connection to algebra, Fibonacci and modern mathematics? What is the significance of it being both number and digit? Why was it so ground breaking when ancient civilizations discovered and started using the number 0? Finally... is infinity a number?


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Dec 6, 2019

Can we just manufacture a pill for it? Why does it have feel good properties? What’s the difference between Dopamine and Serotonin? What happens when you don't have enough of it?


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Nov 29, 2019

What is the difference between noise canceling and noise isolating headphones? Why aren't noise cancelling headphones as effective in cancelling high pitch sounds as they are in cancelling low pitch sounds? Can noise canceling headphones be harmful to your hearing?


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Nov 22, 2019

Is it true that Coca-Cola popularized the modern look of Santa Claus? Why do most of our "traditional" Christmas songs, images and TV/movies come from the 1940s to the 1960s? Why are red and green commonly associated with Christmas? Brian Earl from the Christmas Past podcast joins us for a range of Xmas questions.