Every Little Thing

Every Little Thing

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Are Babies Born With Tails?
Jun 11 • 24 min
Plus, learn how to lie like a dad.Guests: Fake parenting expert Adam Mansbach; belly whisperer Tamara Duker Freuman; bird-watcher extraordinaire Amar Ayyash. Special thanks to Nicolas, Marisa, and everyone who called in with their Old Dad’s Tales.To find…
Is There a Secret Sixth Taste?
Jun 4 • 21 min
Is there more to your taste buds than you thought? ELT tackles a fat question. Plus, a #yesflamingo campaign update.Guests: Richard Mattes, taste czar; Sarah Laskow, reporter for Atlas Obscura. Special thanks to caller Samantha. *Correction: The Vegas…
Are You Living With a Psychopath?
May 28 • 24 min
Is your roommate trying to kill you? Learn how to spot the telltale signs of a psychopath.Guests: Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test; cat psychologist Eva Waiblinger. Special thanks to caller Megan. *No animals were harmed in the making of this…
Who Invented the Scratch Ticket?
May 14 • 25 min
Plus, a look at lottery history, and your strangest raffle winnings.Guests: Jonathan Cohen, lottery historian; John Koza, co-founder of Scientific GamesCallers: John Henry, D., Lisa, Megan. Hear your favorite Gimlet shows LIVE at Gimletfest this June…
The Corn Identity
May 7 • 21 min
A kid caller pops the question: How does popcorn pop? Plus, the uncomfortable truth about baby corn.
Public Toilets: To Sit Or To Hover?
Apr 30 • 23 min
Plus, how to pee in zero-G.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers.
Why Are Used Car Ads So INSAAANNNE?
Apr 16 • 27 min
One man is to blame. Plus, vanity plates in the wild: IC A GR8 PL8.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers
Underwater Tunnels: HOW?
Apr 9 • 22 min
How they get that tunnel under there. Plus, a centuries-old scientific debate: why ice is slippery.Guests: Dr. Gary Brierley (aka Dr. Mole), tunnel engineer, Dr. Miquel Salmeron, physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Special thanks to…
Do Dogs Have Belly Buttons?
Mar 12 • 23 min
Plus, dog clothes: where did they come from?To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors
How to Get Paid to Clap on TV
Mar 5 • 24 min
Listener Mack asked about the unfamous people who fill empty seats at the Oscars.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors
Why Does Music Give Us the Chills?
Feb 19 • 26 min
Why do we get goosebumps from music and other emotional experiences? Plus, the strangest things to give ELT listeners goosebumps.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors
How Old Is Winnie the Pooh?
Feb 12 • 27 min
No, really - how old is he?To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors
What Would Happen to Your Body in Space?
Jan 29 • 30 min
Flora finds out what would happen if she stepped into the vacuum of outer space. Then, an (Earth) vacuum paradox to end all paradoxes: which came first, the vacuum or the carpet?To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to…
Are “Speed Enforced by Aircraft” Signs a Lie?
Jan 22 • 26 min
First, Flora uncovers a feud about butterflies. Then, a question from the Help Line about aircraft patrol.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors.
Your Bedtime is Killing You
Dec 18, 2017 • 22 min
Flora stages a fact intervention with Prashanth.
Who is Wilhelm and Why Won’t He Stop Screaming?
Dec 11, 2017 • 25 min
The history of the world’s most iconic movie scream.
The Voices Hiding in Your Favorite Movies
Dec 4, 2017 • 30 min
Invisible actors create worlds of sound in everything you watch - from Jaws to The Wire.
How to Not Ruin Thanksgiving
Nov 20, 2017 • 32 min
Tips for being the #1 guest in the history of the universe. Plus, prunes.
Invasion of the Self-checkout Machines
Nov 13, 2017 • 26 min
Self-service began in a Piggly Wiggly 100 years ago. How’d it become a way of life?
The Case of the Missing Armadillos
Nov 6, 2017 • 27 min
Flora answers questions from the help line about an armadillo paradox and the DaVinci Code of pasta.
Bonus: Zombie Flamingo
Oct 30, 2017 • 5 min
Flora continues to champion the flamingo.
Six O’Clock Soundtrack
Oct 23, 2017 • 25 min
How TV news got a score.
Who Killed Cargo Shorts?
Oct 16, 2017 • 28 min
Flora and fact buddy Prashanth talk about spiders, which leads to a cargo short investigation.Listen to Gimlet’s newest show, Uncivil, wherever you get your podcasts:Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Pocketcasts | Stitcher
Celebrity Crush with Bill Nye
Oct 9, 2017 • 29 min
Bill Nye the Science Guy introduces us to an obscure historical figure. Plus, we revisit the eclipse.
The ELT Help Line
Sep 18, 2017 • 27 min
Flora and Katherine answer questions from listeners. ELT Help Line #: (347) 464-9626.
Rapture Chasers [Re-broadcast]
Aug 21, 2017 • 24 min
To celebrate Eclipse Day, we’re rebroadcasting our very first episode.
Introducing The Pitch
Jul 17, 2017 • 25 min
We’re hard at work on Season 2 of ELT. In the meantime, we thought you’d enjoy this brand new Gimlet podcast called The Pitch. On it, real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors for real money. It’s high stakes and nerve-racking and really fun. We’re…
Chair, Misunderstood
Jul 3, 2017 • 26 min
Learning to love a viral piece of furniture.Our Sponsors: Wordpress.com | Synchrony Financial | Casper
Dewey Decimal Drama
Jun 26, 2017 • 26 min
The trouble with the library cataloging system. Plus, slug-gate. Our Sponsors: Spotify | Synchrony Financial
Don’t Underestimate the Flamingo
Jun 19, 2017 • 25 min
Flora learns facts about the flamingo that change her. #YESflamingo Listen to Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty, a hip-hop miniseries from Gimlet Media and Loud Speakers Network. Now available wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts |…
The Society on Your Face
Jun 12, 2017 • 22 min
Get to know your most intimate animal companions. They already know a lot about you.Listen to Gimlet’s newest show, The Pitch, on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen!Our SponsorsCasper – Get $50 towards any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/elt…
What the Government Stashes
May 29, 2017 • 28 min
Rummaging through the nation’s attic to find out what the government stores and why. Our SponsorsPostmates - The app that can deliver anything from anywhere. Get $100 in Postmates delivery credit by downloading the app and using promo code ELT. New…
This Is an Activation
May 22, 2017 • 29 min
A weird night in Dallas leads us to ask: what kinds of emergency systems are all around us?Our Sponsors eBay - Listen to their podcast, Open for Business wherever you get your podcastsEveryday Bravery by Prudential - Listen wherever you get your…
The Quest to Wipe Out a Virus
May 15, 2017 • 28 min
What does it take to eradicate a disease from the planet? Plus, the horrifying hunting habits of weasels. Our Sponsors Casper – Get $50 towards any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/elt and using promo code “ELT”WordPress – go to wordpress.com/ELT…
The Senate Whisperer
May 1, 2017 • 25 min
How rules can keep us from descending into chaos.Our SponsorsEbay - Listen to their podcast, Open for Business wherever you get your podcastsEveryday Bravery by Prudential - Listen wherever you get your podcastsZiprecruiter - Post jobs for free by…
The Hide Rug of the Plant World
Apr 24, 2017 • 26 min
Producer Christine Driscoll meets an alleyway plant dealer and discovers an industry right under our noses. Our SponsorsEveryday Bravery - subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts Sonos - Sonos is a smart system of wireless speakers. To learn more go to…
Rapture Chasers
Apr 17, 2017 • 24 min
An event in August could bring millions of people to tears.Our SponsorsEbay - Listen to their podcast, Open for Business wherever you get your podcastsCasper - Get $50 towards any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/elt and using promo code…
Hello, we are Every Little Thing
Apr 11, 2017 • 1 min
Turn over the rock, peek through the keyhole, go down the rabbit hole. There’s always more to it. A new show from Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman. Premieres Monday, April 17.