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Classic Episode: Are female politicians better for women?

As Margaret Thatcher's legacy demonstrates, female politicians don't always support women's issues, feminism or other...

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Classic Episode: 6 Black Feminist Pioneers You Should Know

Does feminism have a race problem? How have black women shaped abolition, civil rights and women’s rights? Join...

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Classic Episode: Are female politicians better for women?

As Margaret Thatcher's legacy demonstrates, female politicians don't always support women's issues, feminism or other...

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Classic Episode: Does birth control affect future fertility?

Do oral contraceptives make it harder to get pregnant down the road? Do IUDs increase pregnancy risks? Does abortion...

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Classic Episode: Transgender 101

What does 'transgender' mean? Is it the same as gender identity disorder? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore...

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Classic Episode: Women in Science: They Exist!

Why don't more women pursue science careers? Join Caroline and Cristen as they look at 4 female scientists you've...

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Classic Episode: Were mediums the first feminists?

What are mediums, and what did they have to do with the early suffragists? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore...

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Linda Hazzard and Starvation Heights

Hazzard had no medical training but called herself a doctor. Her patients often signed over all their money to her,...

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SYSK Selects: What's the 10,000 Year Clock?

In this week's SYSK Select episode, in a desert in Texas a 200-feet-tall clock is being constructed deep inside a...

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How Egypt's Pyramids Work

Pyramids can be found in ruins around the world, but no civilization perfected the feat of engineering like Pharaonic...

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How Stonehenge Works

Even as far back as the Roman invaders, people have had absolutely no idea just what the massive monument complex in...

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How the Terracotta Army Works

In 1974, Chinese farmers discovered the first of what would number 7,000 terracotta soldiers meant to protect China's...

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That Time Nazis Invaded Florida

During World War II, Nazis invaded the United States with saboteurs bent on fomenting chaos. Three times.

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10 Easy Ways To Save Money

Times are still kind of tough, but there are some time-tested and easy ways to get ahead and in this episode Josh and...

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How Feng Shui Works

Feng Shui is an Asian concept that strives to unlock your chi by how your home or office is arranged. Or at least...

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How Perfume Works

Women consistently rate scent as the most important factor in a man’s attractiveness and men have been manipulating...

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Some Movies That Changed Filmmaking

An estimated 50,000 films were made worldwide in 2009 alone. Many are surely clunkers, but in this episode Chuck and...

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How Junk Food Works

Junk food is literally that, empty calories of energy that provide little nutritional value and usually are stored as...

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How Racial Profiling Works

At its base, criminal profiling is a legitimate investigatory tool. The Supreme Court has drawn a clear line that...

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How Earth-Like Planets Work

Since the Kepler telescope went online, astronomers have found there may be an estimate 40 billion planets like Earth...

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