Remember when President Obama was on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis? Funny or Die DC's Brad Jenkins tells us exactly how that happened, and why it was so important to the Affordable Care Act.
Germany Finds a Creative Way to Keep Smart Phone-Focused Pedestrians Safe
Erin McCann, Staff Editor at The New York Times, fills us in on how a town in Germany has a new creative solution for dangerously distracted pedestrians.
UK Spies Find a Better Birthday Reminder Than Facebook
Helen Zaltzman, host of "The Allusionist" podcast, explains how U.K. spies have been abusing a surveillance database to look up the birth dates of their loved ones... in order to send them birthday cards and arrange passports for personal travel.
Lab Mice Are Too Cold to Give Us Good Results
Atlas Obscura Editor-in-Chief Reyhan Harmanci fills us in on how lab temperatures are screwing up study results by making the mice too cold. If only scientists thought more like Frank Zappa.
Peanut Precursor Is Not Extinct, But Alive In Andes
Sabri Ben-Achour, co-host of "Actuality," tells us about the ancestor of the modern peanut, and its discovery in the Andes mountains.
The Hairy Controversy in Professional Cycling
Writer Danielle Henderson stops by to talk about how rebel cyclist Peter Sagan, who got a few people talking when he bucked the trend and competed with the hair on his legs intact.
‘Prey’ Put Out To Poach Poachers
Helen Rosner, executive editor of "Eater" and co-host of "The Eater Upsell," fills us in on how robotic animals are helping wildlife officers hunt hunters.
Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu Talk Tired Movie Tropes and #OscarsSoWhite
The hosts of "Another Round" tell Brendan and Rico why they're the wrong people to ask about #OscarsSoWhite and why Hollywood needs to get a little more creative.
The Gas Glitch That Led to a Penny Price War
Brittany Luse, host of "Sampler" and co-host of "For Colored Nerds," fills us in on how a computer glitch sparked an epic competitive price war between two gas stations in Toledo, Ohio.
Political ‘Hispandering’ 101 and the Most Boring Epic Film Ever
Shereen Marisol Meraji, who reports on race issues for NPR's "Code Switch" team, breaks down the clunky and corny ways politicians have been trying to court Latino voters. She also shares the story of one man's quest to get back at the British Board of Film Classification by making them watch paint dry for 607 minutes. Yes, really.