It is highly likely that all of us have at least one pair of denim jeans in our wardrobe. In this episode, learn about the history of this favorite piece of clothing as well as the damaging environmental impacts of manufacturing it.
The cacao plant is known as the “gift of the gods” and it seems like people across the world agree.
The coronavirus has become the latest global pandemic. With all the strong government responses and media frenzy, concern and fear have been stoked across the world. But what is the coronavirus? This episode of Stuff Explained gives you everything you need to know about… Continue Reading “Stuff Explained Ep26: Coronavirus”
In this episode, we discuss the ingenious way in which a pair of brothers created a restaurant rating system to drive (pun intended) sales for their tire company.
Eau de what? In this episode of Stuff Explained, learn about the history and types of fragrances, as well as the different notes involved. With all the hype and marketing in the fragrance industry, it can be difficult narrowing down the options that work… Continue Reading “Stuff Explained Ep23: Fragrance”
If you are interested in physical and mental wellbeing, aromatherapy could be a great activity to consider. In this episode, we provide an Aromatherapy 101 explaining the history, methods, risks, and benefits of using essential oils.
We love Christmas time but do we know the true origins of the holiday? In this episode of Stuff Explained, Aristidis Marousas traces the history of Christmas all the way back to neolithic times. Tune in to learn about the impacts of society and… Continue Reading “Stuff Explained Ep20: Christmas”
Where did our modern idea of Santa Claus originate from? In this episode, Aristidis Marousas explores the long history of how a man named Nicholas went from being a bishop, to a saint, to a globally recognized icon and legend of the Christmas season.
This episode was inspired by a recent article from the Los Angeles Times depicting the harrowing ordeal faced by The Marshall Islands. Tune in to hear how the Marshall Islands ended up being the largest dumpsite of American radioactive waste, how climate change could… Continue Reading “Stuff Explained Ep17: Crisis in The Marshall Islands”
What is the history of American Thanksgiving? Was the (in)famous Thanksgiving held by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation really the first of its kind? The truth is revealed in this episode of Stuff Explained from The Motley Experience.