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

Explain Like I'm Five, aka ELI5, is the mini-podcast series where we take the questions you always wanted to ask, and talk about them in a way that is easy to understand. Made possible by the amazing reddit community at r/explainlikeimfive. See episode show notes for user credits.

info_outline ELI5 Yawning - why is hearing reduced when you yawn? 05/22/2020
info_outline ELI5 Blood Oxygen - why are pulse oximeters suddenly so popular? 05/15/2020
info_outline ELI5 Birthmarks - what causes our skin to have them? 05/08/2020
info_outline ELI5 Left & Right Wings in Politics - why the Elephant and Donkey as mascots? 05/01/2020
info_outline ELI5 Rainbows - how are rainbows formed, and why is the color brown missing? 04/23/2020
info_outline ELI5 Virus vs Bacteria - why getting sick from viruses is different to bacterial diseases 04/17/2020
info_outline ELI5 Wi-Fi - how does wifi hacking work? 04/10/2020
info_outline ELI5 Spanish Flu - as a global pandemic, why was it nicknamed Spanish Flu? 03/27/2020
info_outline ELI5 Everest - how did they measure it (and other mountains) originally? 03/20/2020
info_outline ELI5 Gray Hair - why does stress cause grey hair? 03/13/2020
info_outline ELI5 Sneezing - why our eyes water when a sneeze gets 'stuck' 03/06/2020
info_outline ELI5 Disinfectant Alcohol - why is 70% alcohol better than 90% as disinfectant? 02/28/2020
info_outline ELI5 Credit Card Security - is a chip really safer than a magstripe? 02/21/2020
info_outline ELI5 Ski Jumping - how do they not get injured when landing? 02/14/2020
info_outline ELI5 Credit Scores - why do FICO scores end at 850? 02/07/2020
info_outline ELI5 Face Masks - surgical masks, N95 masks what's the difference? 01/31/2020
info_outline ELI5 Pensions - where did the modern pension come from? 01/24/2020
info_outline ELI5 Gluten - why have folks suddenly become allergic to gluten this past decade? 01/17/2020
info_outline ELI5 Activity Trackers - how do they detect deep sleep? 01/10/2020
info_outline ELI5 Passwords - are password managers safe? 01/03/2020
info_outline ELI5 National Debt - who do countries owe when they are in debt? 12/20/2019
info_outline ELI5 Zero - why its discovery by ancient civilizations was so ground breaking for mathematics 12/13/2019
info_outline ELI5 Dopamine - is it a feel good drug? (hint, it's not) 12/06/2019
info_outline ELI5 Noise Canceling - why are noise cancelling headphones more effective with low pitch sounds but not with high pitched frequencies? 11/29/2019
info_outline ELI5 Xmas - Special Guest Episode with Christmas Past host Brian Earl 11/22/2019
info_outline ELI5 Photography - ISO, shutter speed, aperture explained 11/15/2019
info_outline ELI5 Standing Still - why is the world record for time walking longer than time standing? 11/08/2019
info_outline ELI5 Left Handed - why aren't 50% of people lefties? 11/01/2019
info_outline ELI5 Recycling - wrong thing in the recycle bin, what happens next? 10/24/2019
info_outline ELI5 Truffles - What makes them special and so expensive? 10/18/2019