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TDZ Footnotes 4.20.18

Footnotes for episode 131 of The Daily Zeitgeist which aired on 4.20.18. Source

The Dirt on Digital Audio

How is audio recorded digitally? In this first episode on a series about mp3 and digital audio, Jonathan breaks down how...

From the Vault: Library of Babel

In Jorge Luis Borges' masterful short story "The Library of Babel," librarians and cultists wander a vast honeycomb library of hexagonal...

SYSK Selects: How Mirrors Work

Whether using polished metal surfaces or clear glass, human beings have enjoyed admiring their reflections for centuries. In this episode, Josh...

SYMHC Classics: The Trial of Leo Frank

Today we're revisiting an episode from previous hosts Deblina and Sara. In 1913, 13-year-old Atlanta factory worker Mary Phagan stopped in...

If Cars Have Shoulder Seat Belts, Why Not Airplanes?

When the "fasten seat belt" sign flashes on in airplanes, with its familiar accompanying ding, it's often met with passengers' equal...

The DEA Drug Slang Glossary, What Trump’s Like In Private 4.20.18

In episode 131, Jack & Miles are joined by comedian Josh Androsky to discuss 420, the Southwest Airlines pilot who landed...

Unpopular Opinion: 4/20 is Annoying

"" 4/20 Elitsa Deykova/Getty Images This 4/20, Anney and B give an overview of the country's changing weed laws and B shares an...

The Fully-Baked Episode on Cannabis Edibles

History: How people have infused cannabis into food and drink for millennia, but recent stigma rendered edibles illicit and illegal. Science:...

What Does Stress Really do to our Bodies?

The idea that "stress kills" is all over the internet. But are there good and bad stresses? Why does stress affect...

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