Tag: history

Stuff Explained Ep14: Daylight Saving Time

Last week (Nov 3rd), we changed our clocks to mark the return to standard time from daylight saving time. But what is DST and why was it implemented? Tune in to learn about the history, pros, and cons of daylight saving time. Advertisements

Stuff Explained Ep13: Halloween

Lucky episode 13 is appropriately dedicated to exploring the history of Halloween! Join us as we trace back the origins of this special and spooky holiday to 2,000 years ago.

Stuff Explained Ep11: Potatoes

We return to exploring the history of food items that we may currently take for granted. In this episode, learn how the potato made its way from a misunderstood New World plant to becoming a vital European foodstuff.

Stuff Explained Ep10: The Motley Experience

It is our tenth episode! To celebrate, host Aristidis Marousas gives us his own personal background and how it led to the creation of both The Motley Experience life style media outlet and the Stuff Explained podcast.

Stuff Explained Ep07: Tomatoes

The tomato. Is it a fruit or vegetable? Where did it really come from? Why were so many people scared to eat it for centuries? Find out the answers to these questions, along with many other interesting facts, in the latest episode of Stuff…

Stuff Explained Ep05: Chakras

Chakra balancing is increasingly talked about in the world of mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. This episode of Stuff Explained provides a brief history of the chakra belief system, as well as an explanation of each of the seven chakras. 

Stuff Explained Ep04: Marijuana

Cannabis has a very long history of being used by humans. From the steppes of Central Asia in ancient times to the legalization battles in the United States, this episode of Stuff Explained examines the story of cannabis. 

Stuff Explained Ep 02: Whisk(e)y

Do you prefer Scotch or Bourbon? Is it spelled whiskey or whisky? Pick your favorite single malt or blended variety as you learn about the long history of whiskey in this second episode of Stuff Explained.

Stuff Explained Ep 01: Ice Cream

Our first ever podcast is now available with the debut episode in which we dive headfirst into the delicious history of ice cream.

Experience: The Tragedy of Operation Tiger

While reading the book “1944” by Jay Wink, I came across the details of Operation Tiger, a large scale rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of Utah Beach in Normandy held in 1944. I was surprised that this was an event not covered during my…