Building on their popular podcast with this fascinating book, the SYSK hosts are going to change the way you look at everything — Mr. Potato Head, getting lost, facial hair, and more. The ideal read for anyone who’s ever wondered why things are the way they are. Recommended By Michelle C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew.
Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious — curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood.
As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they research and discuss a wide variety of topics — always working to uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected pieces of any given subject, and then talking about it together in an accessible and humorous way.
The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time — and with it comes loads of new content, covering subjects about which they've long wondered or wanted to explore in greater detail. Follow along as they dig into the underlying stories and interesting ways things fit into the world, touching on everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost.
An additional layer of visual material allows the duo to further embellish their engaging storytelling and bring these topics to life in a snappy new way — including charts and graphs, illustrations, and sidebars for rabbit-hole tangents and wandering digressions.
Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there's something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).
About the Author
Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant are the duo behind the award-winning tri-weekly podcast Stuff You Should Know. The pair have been working together on the show since it began in 2008, and it has gone on to become one of the most downloaded podcasts in history. They are currently based in Atlanta.