Today We Learned (general)

Where did summer blockbuster movie season come from? What is the boozy origin of Star Wars' Salacious Crumb? What's the difference between the three kinds of Grecian columns? The amazing Maude Garrett (AMC's Jedi Council, Geek Bombshells) joins the guys in studio to find the answers to life's burning questions.

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Today We Learned goes international on a very special episode with Swedish podcaster extraordinaire Kristoffer Triumf (Varvet International)! Dan was detained at the border, so special guest host/British comedian Matt Kirshen (Probably Science) joins Razzle in the studio to drop more knowledge than a B-52 full of books.

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Mark Pellegrino(LOST, The Returned) joins Razzle and guest host comedian Daniel Van Kirk to chat about The Hulk, how to pick up broken glass properly, and other awesome nerdy things!

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Alison Rosen joins Razzle and repeat Guest Host Andy Haynes to chat facts about Rolos, Connect Four, playing cards, and how to boil water faster!

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What do you do when a squirrel breaks into your home? Do Fruit Loops really have different fruit flavors? Why are some people born with different colored eyes? The delightfully droll Dominic Sherwood (Vampire Academy, Take Down, The Other) joins the guys in studio to answer life's burning questions!

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How are elephants involved in making a $50 cup of coffee? How did Japanese researchers reinvent the smoke detector for the hard of hearing? Why are people in the UK eating their coffee cups? Adrian Martinez (Focus, Gotham, Louie) joins Dan and special guest host Clarke Wolfe (SleepyCast: The Official Sleepy Hollow Podcast) to find the answers to all of these and more.

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And the Academy Award goes to...you for being the Best Listener! It's a special, low calorie, guestless edition of Today We Learned with your fearless hosts, Razzle and Dan. Join them to talk about weird Oscars trivia, James Cameron's secret past, and much more.

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Curious? Good! Rachel Skarsten (50 Shades of Grey) joins the guys in the studio to drop some knowledge. Plus, Dan was trapped in the Red Room, so Andy Haynes guest hosts!

 

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Two of New Zealand's finest comedic talents, Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), emerge from the shadows of promoting their new vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows in order to join the guys in the studio. Find out all about the history of the Oscars, Japan's odd love affair with vending machines, the origin of several vampire myths, and much more.

If you'd like to see What We Do in the Shadows in a theater near you, consider donating to their Kickstarter.

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What prank was so epic that it involved a volcano? What do you need to know about Planet of the Apes? What happens when one of our mother's calls? Actor Jocko Sims (Masters of Sex, The Last Ship, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) joins Razzle in studio to answer all of this and more. (Dan was still recovering from eating his body weight in buffalo wings at the Super Bowl)

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Comedian, musician, and all-around rad dad Joe Sib (Wax, SideOneDummy Records) stops by to talk about what highway numbers mean, the iconic video for Wax's "California", David Lee Roth's craziest non-music job, fatherhood, and much more.

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Where do those inflatable dancing men outside used car dealerships come from? When will we be living underwater? What was the inspiration for Jonny Quest? To find out, Johnny Quest himself, Tim Matheson (Hart of Dixie, The West Wing) joined the guys in the studio to answer all of this and more.

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Just in time for the return of Parks and Recreation, actor Jim O'Heir joins the guys in the studio to chat about some of Chicago's greatest inventions, the mysterious "Kentucky meat shower", and much more.

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The fabulous Adina Porter (The 100, The Newsroom) joins the guys in the studio to kick of 2015 in style by talking about the hidden treasures of Sierra Leone, the secret history of Life Savers, and much more.

Also, please help support Today We Learned by talking a quick 5-minute survey to help match us with advertisers. We won't sell your e-mail address to spammers AND by taking the survey, you're automatically entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card! Schwing! To take the survey, simply head to http://www.podsurvey.com/today. Thanks again!

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This is a special compilation episode featuring some of our favorite guests and facts from 2014! Happy New Year!

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Stand Up Comedian and Ground Floor staff writer Andy Haynes sits down with the boys to chat about The Decade Volcanoes, Howard Hughes, and the first and last countries to experience 2015!

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What sexy secret was hiding in The Santa Clause? What was buried alongside King Tut? Just what the hell is a white elephant anyway? Game designer James Pianka (The Wizarding World Online, Roots, Magic: The Gathering) joins the guys in studio to talk about all of this and much more.

 

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What film do we have to thank for digital watches? Is overeating what is really killing Pac-Man? Have we been mispronouncing Mount Everest all these years? Zachary Levi (Chuck, Picking Favorites, Thor: The Dark World) joins the guys to answer life's burning questions and much more.

 

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Where does the phrase "pushing the envelope" come from? What's really in Hawaiian Punch? Who was paid to not star in Beverly Hills Cop? Comedian Dave Ross (Terrified, WOMEN) joins the guys in studio to find out the answers to all of these and more.

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Things get awfully nutty when Clarke Wolfe (SleepyCast: The Official Sleepy Hollow Podcast) joins the guys in studio after they all slept off their Thanksgiving dinners. What popular snack can spontaneously combust? What other major piece of pop culture is Washington Irving indirectly responsible for? Who is responsible for milk bottles having expiration dates? Find out in today's brand new episode.

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What animals can you legally bring on an airplane? What is the surprising origin behind the name of stegosaurus' spiked tails? Why are barber poles red, white, and blue? Comedian Josh Adam Meyers (The Goddamn Comedy Jam) joins the guys in the studio to answer some of life's burning questions.

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Jacob Soboroff (Pivot's TakePart Live) joins the guys to talk about the dumbest laws in the United States, one of America's most fascinating ghost towns, the natural stealth of owls, and more.

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Dan was kidnapped and we didn't pay the ransom, so Brea Grant (Real Housewives of Horror, Mystic Party podcast) stepped in to guest host with Razzle. It's a good thing she did because they were joined by writer/director Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) to talk about the reason why we use QWERTY keyboards, what snacks are surprisingly vegan, the history of Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" and much more.

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Where did the Baltimore Ravens get their name?! What are the mysterious secrets behind the origin of Kleenex? Listen to Razzle and Dan chat with comedian Greg Walloch and find out!

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Animal rights activist and actress Kristen Renton (Sons of Anarchy) joins the guys in studio to answer more of life's burning question. This week, find out how Nazis are responsible for the Olympic torch, the history of Fruit Roll-ups, and more weird factoids about the Eiffel tower than you ever cared to know!

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Get out of the van and play this episode because Henry Rollins (Black Flag, Rollins Band, Legend of Korra) joins the guys in studio for a wide-ranging conversation about pretty much everything under the sun. From tales of self-injecting with cobra venom to the right way to eat dog food to the mysterious connection between the Pillsbury Doughboy and Green Lantern, no stone is left unturned in this episode.

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Where do Skittles come from? What animal worked professionally for the South African railroad? What is Batman's connection to Australia? Razzle and Dan head to Stoopid Buddy Stoodios to sit down with Seth Green (Robot ChickenFamily GuyBuffy the Vampire Slayer) and find out the answer to life's burning questions. Oh and they talk about Batman an awful lot. Like a lot.

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Facts on facts on facts! Comedian Brady Matthews (J. Edgar, Femme Fatales) swings by the studio to help Dan and Razzle answer some of life's great questions. What's the fastest way to get the right answer to your question on the Internet? How much does it cost to clean the Chicago Bean? What're the secret origins of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are? Tune in and find out the answer to all of these and more!

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Dan went missing this week, so rather than send out a search party, Razzle recruited Zane Grant (Mystic Party Podcast) to fill in as guest host. It's a good thing he did because today's guest, actor/director Jay Duplass (HBO's TogethernessJeff Who Lives at Home, Amazon's Transparent), has a strict 2 host or more minimum. In today's episode, they guys talk about how O.J. Simpson almost played the Terminator, why you can't find any pepperoni in Italy, why Volkswagen might be the secret Illuminati of luxury cars, and much more.

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The Spicer must flow, so we invited the hilarious Christian Spicer (What's New with Christian SpicerDLC, Sketchmelt, UCB) to join us in studio to answer life's hard-hitting questions. What is the Abilene Paradox? How many pounds of avocado does Chipotle use each day? Why do we sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the baseball games? Tune in and find out!

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Get ready for a fact attack as Omar Dorsey (Ray Donovan, Selma) joins the guys in studio to talk about the Gold Rush of 1849, the origins of the Slurpee, the worst snow storms ever to hit Atlanta, and much more!

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On our 1-year anniversary episode, the guys are joined by Khail Anonymous (Nerd Bait, Twitch) and Cameron Jebo (Power Rangers Super Megaforce) to talk about the delicious origins of Marvel's Red Skull, the difference between disks and discs, the secret of the ooze behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song, and much more.

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Brea Grant (Mystic Party Podcast, Heroes, Dexter) joins the guys in the studio to drop some serious knowledge about the weird history of cotton candy, the weight of clouds, what the hell globsters are, the worst tragedy ever to befall a French monkey, and much more.

 

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It's our fiftieth episode, so we're asking the tough questions. Namely, what the hell constitutes a smorgasbord? How many aircraft carriers are there in the world? What black spreadable paste drives Australians crazy? Comedian Dave Waite (Hotdoggin', Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic Standing) joins the guys in studio to get to the bottom of these burning questions and much more.

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Who is James Bond named for? What in the world is snipe hunting? Where did the Magic 8-Ball come from? Reply hazy, try again later. In the meantime, Razzle sits down with Brickleberry creators Roger Black and Waco O'Guin at San Diego Comic-Con to search for the answers to all of these and more.

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Comedian Kirk Fox (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Parks and Recreation) and writer Rhett Reese (Zombieland, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) join the guys on their never ending quest for knowledge!

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How long can a chicken live without its head? What's the dark secret behind Domino's mascot, The Noid? How do pronounce "Knudsen?" Comedian Matt Knudsen (American, Big Love, Grabbing Lunch) joins the guys in studio to try and suss out the answers to all of these and more.

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You've had a long week. You deserve a BONUS episode of Today We Learned, so Razzle sat down with Shane Nickerson (MTV'sRidiculousness, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory) and returning guest Andy Kozel to talk about the World Cup, the origins of Johnnie Walker, the most unexpected hockey goalie ever, and more.

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Razzle's plane was shot down somewhere over the South Pacific, so guest host Clarke Wolfe (The Bloodcast, Nerdist) joins Dan in studio to talk with comedian Steve Byrne (Sullivan & Son, Champion) about opening for Mariah Carey on tour, the origins of the phrase "balls to the wall", why pilots shout "Mayday!" when they're in danger, and much more.

 

 
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By popular demand, today the hilarious April Richardson (Go Bayside, Chelsea Lately) returns to the studio to help the guys find out how you can steal a beach, who really owns the Seattle Mariners, the origin of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, the surprisingly medieval official state sport of Maryland and much more.

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What's the inspiration behind the Sears Tower? How did Oscar the Grouch become America's filthiest sweetheart? What are the world's biggest lakes? The hilarious, hirsute Tyler Labine (Deadbeat, Tucker &  Dale vs. Evilswings by to help get to the bottom of these burning questions. Dan's out of town again (he's like the Carmen Sandiego of this podcast), so Razzle makes like Jesus and takes the wheel.

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What's this? It may not be Monday, but there's a brand new bonus edition of Today We Learned! Dan is out of town, so Razzle sits down with comedians Andy Kozel, Jason Collings, and Mary Kobayashi to talk pogs, cinema in 1984, and much more.

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Behind every great @dadboner is a greater podcast guest. The inimitable Mike Burns (MTV's Ridiculousness) joins the guys in studio to talk little-known Goonies trivia, Michigan's roving insecticide trucks, the history of Lucky Charms, and more!

 

 
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Where does the term gypsy come from? What's the deal with Portland's secret network of tunnels? Are those pants salmon or coral? The delightful Joel David Moore (Bones, Avatar, ABC's Forever) joins the guys in studio to find out.

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The men of The Big Ask, David Krumholtz and Jason Ritter, swing by the studio to talk about Mario in real life, mind-controlling fungus, the origins of Mr. Potato Head and much more.

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How many lies could Pinocchio tell before snapping his neck? What are the origins of Oregon Trail? Julieanne Smolinski (GQ, xoJane, Grace and Frankie) joins the guys in the studio to find out!

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Bobak Ferdowsi (NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory) joins the guys to talk about Bluetooth's Viking past, the secret origins of Chinese checkers, how many times Godzilla has destoryed Tokyo, and when the heck we're moving to Mars.

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Bloody Disgusting’s Evan Dickson swings by the help the guys figure out what people stock up on most before hurricanes, giddy up for the Kentucky Derby, run down some horror movie trivia, and much more.

 

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What famous celebrity's father was an assassin? What do people keep stealing from Colorado's highways? What is Sam Rockwell's connection to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Duncan Birmingham (IFC's Maron) joins Razzle in the studio to find out the answers to all of this and more. Meanwhile, Dan is mysteriously absent...until next week.

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What's the difference between a crevice and a crevasse? Where does Velcro come from? What happens to old Pizza Huts when they die? Comedian Jade Catta-Preta (Californication, Daddy Knows Best) joins the guys in studio to answer all your burning questions.

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What will $3.1 million get you on eBay? What purpose do gargoyles serve? What common food causes lucid dreaming? Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Daylight, G4) joins the guys at Nerdist HQ to find the answers to all of these and much more.

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Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean? What is the origin of the white t-shirt? What notable theme song did Tony the Tiger sing? Rock star extraordinaire and party guru Andrew W.K. join the guys to find the answers (and eat some caviar).

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What was the original time machine in Back to the Future before the Delorean? How was the Panama Canal constructed? Comedian Jackie Kashian (Dork Forest, This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux) joins Razzle and guest host Ben Gleib to answer these and more.

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What cologne drives tigers wild? Where did Pop Rocks come from? Why do we call marijuana "pot" anyway? Matt Cohen (Bagged & Boarded, Stoner Science) joins the guys in the studio to answer all of these questions and much more.

Like the show on Facebook and follow the show, Razzle (@MyNameisRazzle2) and Dan (@Osteoferocious) on Twitter!

 

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What are the origins of the Shamrock Shake? When did France stop using the guillotine? What does pesto have to do with one of America's most famous slogans? Matt Kirshen (Comedy, Probably Science, Bigipedia) joins Razzle and guest host Ben Gleib (Last Week on Earth) to tackle these burning questions and much more.

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Comedian Chris Gore (Celebrities Poop, Podcrash, G4 joins the guys in the studio to find out how to spot a fake Russian passport, learn about the secret origins of hot chocolate, which celebrity sold his sister on eBay and more!

 

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Books made from human flesh. The craziest FBI sting operation ever. The origins of the Super Soaker. Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture, SF Sketchfest) joins the guys to discuss all of this and more!

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Where the hell did spring break come from anyway? What mysteries does Graceland contain? What in the world is a backronym? Music legend Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) drops by the studio to help the guys find the answers to all of these and more.

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What are the Super Bowl's secret origins? Was Christopher Lee a spy? Did we lose a lot of money on prop bets? Comedian Danny Lobell (Modern Philosophers) joins the guys in the studio to find out the answers to all this and more.

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What are Spaniards adding to their red wine? Why can certain people taste colors and smell sounds? What year is it? Find out the answer to all of this and more as Ryan Sickler (The CrabFeast, stand-up comedy) joins the guys in the studio. Today’s episode is brought to you by TeeFury, so be sure to check out their awesome pop culture clothing options at http://www.teefury.com/nerdist!
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The inimitable Joel Stein (TIMEMan MadeNew Yorker) swings by the studio to grill Razzle about philosophy and talk the weird history of dentures, the UK’s strict facial hair policies, and much more. Today’s episode is brought to you by TeeFury, so be sure to check out their awesome pop culture clothing options at http://www.teefury.com/nerdist!

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What was the Babylonian punishment for watering down beer? Where did the weekend come from? Why do they put mirrors in elevators? Dave Holmes (International Waters, MTV, Reno 911) joins the guys in the studio to find the answers to all of that and more!

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Happy New Year, knowledgehounds! The guys kick off 2014 by welcoming Nick Rutherford (ADHD, Major Lazer, Good Neighbor) to the studio to talk about roller coaster miracles, the longest prison sentence of all time, the secret purpose behind pirates’ eyepatches and much more.

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The lovely Ally Maynard (Twitter, You seem fun podcast, comedy) swings by for a holiday edition of Today We Learned that covers everything from Sweden’s best-selling Christmas beverage to the finer points of ice hockey fighting to the secret origins of the iron maiden and more!

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Comedian Tom Sibley (Goof City, We Watch Wrestling, comedy) joins the guys in the studio to talk about how eco-friendly artificial trees really are, why you likely hate the recorded sound of your own voice, and much more!

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The hilarious Jonathan Sadowski (Live Free or Die HardChernobyl Diaries) swings by the studio to help the guys answer burning questions about the graham cracker’s secret sexy past, where the term “riding shotgun” came from, the world’s most expensive glass of chocolate milk, and much more!

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Comedian Jay Larson (The Crabfeast, Esquire's The Best Bars in America) swings by to talk about Coke's solution to Crystal Pepsi, heroin's over-the-counter roots, and drop a healthy amount of Boston-area lore with Razzle and Dan.

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Can horses breathe through their mouths? Why did Londoners slaughter zoo animals in World War II? Where the hell did crackers come from? Comedian Brandt Tobler (stand-up, The 31 With Brandt Tobler) joins the guys in studio to find the answer to all of these and more.

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The boys dive headlong into the bottomless pit of Juggalo culture, the hidden origins of Nickelodeon’s Gak, and post office blunders with comedian Jake Weisman (WOMEN, stand-up)!
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The guys welcome comedian Yassir Lester (Black DynamiteMr. Pickles) to the show to talk about the controversial origins of the Ferris Wheel, the wealthiest fictional characters on the planet, and the etymology behind the word "nerd." Polish your glasses and get comfortable because you won't want to miss this episode.

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The guys sit down with Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine, Kick-Ass 2The Croods) to talk about the secret Illuminati of luxury eyewear, New York's pneumatic tube mail network, the symbol formerly known as the octothorpe, and much more!

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What could cause a 10 day traffic jam? Just what the hell is in Worcestershire sauce anyway? What kind of cards are best for slicing watermelons? Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks, Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, Inglorious Basterds) joins the guys in the studio to find all these answers and more.

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The secret origins of popsicles! What those twist ties on loaves of bread really mean! A 9 day traffic jam! The guys talk about all this and more when comedian Andy Kozel swings by the studio to help drop some knowledge.

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Topping the list of 27 Louis Peitzmans That You Totally Have To Have On Your Podcast is Buzzfeed's Senior Editor Louis Peitzman who joins the boys in the studio to talk about what weird jobs celebrities held before they hit it big, what Nintendo did before selling video games, why sunsets are probably super boring if you're on the International Space Station, and more!

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Things in the booth get hardcore this week as H2O frontman and One Life One Chance founder Toby Morse comes by to talk about how he got involved in the hardcore punk/straight edge movement, why Alcatraz might have been the best place to be imprisoned, skyscrapers that can melt sports cars and much more! 

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"What do Batman's nipples, the erotic habits of bees, and serial killer hotels have in common? Scott Porter (Hart of DixieFriday Night Lights, The To-Do List) came by the studio to talk about all of them with the boys and so much more. You won't want to miss this very exciting episode of Today We Learned, but you will want to set your DVRs to tune in to the premiere of Hart of Dixie on the CW on Monday, October 7 at 8/7c."

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Venture into the depths of space and beyond as comedian Matt Braunger (Ding Donger with Matt Braunger, Up All Night) joins Razzle and Dan in the studio to talk about the Voyager, dragons, invisible skyscrapers and more!

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Not even a root canal could prevent Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Venture Bros., Upright Citizens Brigade) from joining the boys in the studio to talk about all manner of factoids, ranging from the accidental discovery of aspartame to the secret origins of Star Trek's Transporter to his forthcoming documentary, The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?and much more.

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What scent have scientists discovered that drives women mad? What was dropped on a Japanese fishing boat from 30,000 feet? What were Walt Disney's cryptic last words? Find out all this and more on an all new episode of Today We Learned with special guest April Richardson (Chelsea LatelyGo Bayside Podcast, stand-up) and, as always, your beloved hosts.

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What predator bites more people each year than sharks? What will the United Nations do in the event of an alien attack? What unlikely career did James Lipton have during the 1950s? All of these questions and more will be answered as comedian Greg Behrendt joins the boys in the studio for another exciting episode of Today We Learned!

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In our latest episode, Andrew Santino (Arrested DevelopmentMixology) joins Razzle and Dan in the studio to learn about what Jason Voorhees considers too violent, France's unusually strict baking laws, why J. Paul Getty may have been the worst grandfather of all time, and more!

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Direct download: twl3_santino.mp3
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This week on Today We Learned, Razzle and Dan sit down with comedian Jeff Dye (MTV's Money From Strangers, Girl Code, Last Comic Standing) to talk about lesser known forms of Kryptonite, baseball players getting struck by lightning, and, of course, RAT FACTS! What was your favorite fact? Let them know on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below!

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For the inaugural episode of Today We Learned, Razzle and Dan sit down with comedian Ben Gleib (Chelsea Lately, CNN, Last Week on Earth) to talk about why figs aren't vegan, going hunting with your dead relatives, Abe Lincoln's wrestling prowess and more. What was your favorite fact? Do you have one you think the boys would like? Let them know on Facebook and Twitter or comment below!

Direct download: TWL1_Ben_Gleib.mp3
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