Tag: history

Stuff Explained Ep23: Fragrance

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…

Stuff Explained Ep22: Aromatherapy

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.

Stuff Explained Ep20: Christmas

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…

Stuff Explained Ep19: Santa Claus

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.

Stuff Explained Ep17: Crisis in The Marshall Islands

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…

Stuff Explained Ep16: Thanksgiving

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.

You Are What You Read

We all know that our diet is very important to our overall health and wellbeing. The food we consume plays a large role in dictating how our bodies, and even minds, operate and function on a daily basis. But have you stopped to consider…

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.

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.