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November 23, 2020
Listener Gab is clumsy — white sweaters, stemmed wine glasses, and sharp edges are off the table. Can Gab learn to be le..
Listener Gab is clumsy — white..
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November 16, 2020
Attention all you #hortihotties, this week caller Esther asks about houseplants: When did we start keeping them, and has..
Attention all you #hortihottie..
November 2, 2020
This week, some comfort food. For a lot of us, the holidays won’t be the same this year. Instead of arguing around the t..
This week, some comfort food. ..
October 26, 2020
Flora’s sister Ruth claims last year’s jack-o’-lantern seeds sprouted... a litter of decorative gourds. ELT gets to the ..
Flora’s sister Ruth claims las..
October 14, 2020
Maybe it’s the spaghetti you ate sitting on the kitchen floor in your first real apartment. Or the congee your best frie..
Maybe it’s the spaghetti you a..
October 5, 2020
Caller Sadera has a burning question: When there’s a wildfire, how do we figure out what caused it? Fire investigator Pa..
Caller Sadera has a burning qu..
September 28, 2020
Listener Lily called in about a crying shame: She thinks she cries too much. ELT investigates why we cry, and whether we..
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September 21, 2020
Caller Juanita wants to know if her cats are southpaws. ELT calls in animal behavior researcher Deborah Wells and neuros..
Caller Juanita wants to know i..
September 7, 2020
After their dad served 4-year-old fish for dinner one night, listener Max wants to know how long you can safely keep foo..
After their dad served 4-year-..
August 31, 2020
Listeners Marmie and Ryan have a quarantine quibble: How many times should you shuffle a deck of playing cards? Marmie s..
Listeners Marmie and Ryan have..
August 24, 2020
ELT introduces How to Save a Planet, a new Gimlet Media podcast hosted by journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist and pol..
ELT introduces How to Save a P..
August 17, 2020
Listener Erik saw a mysterious glow in the water during a trip to the beach, and he wants to know more. ELT talks to the..
Listener Erik saw a mysterious..
August 10, 2020
Caller Hank wants to know where the sand on his central California beach came from. ELT gets the surprising scoop on how..
Caller Hank wants to know wher..
July 27, 2020
Flora is out this week force feeding her niblings flamingo facts, so we’re rerunning one of our favorite episodes. Does ..
Flora is out this week force f..
July 20, 2020
Flora is hosting the Chapped Cheeks Book Club this week, so we’re revisiting one of our favorite episodes: How do U.S. p..
Flora is hosting the Chapped C..
July 13, 2020
Flora is away this week, so we’re revisiting one of our favorite episodes — about a summer visitor no one wants. Caller ..
Flora is away this week, so we..
July 8, 2020
As monuments glorifying white supremacy are taken down, we want to hear from you: Who do you want to see celebrated in t..
As monuments glorifying white ..
July 6, 2020
Flora is away this week at a flamingo fanciers convention, so we’re revisiting one of our favorite shows — a two-part, d..
Flora is away this week at a f..
June 29, 2020
Listener Amy gets lost a lot. She wants to know if some people are naturally better at finding their way, and whether th..
Listener Amy gets lost a lot. ..
June 15, 2020
Mockingbirds are masters at copying the songs around them. Listener Tim wonders: how do they develop their expansive pla..
Mockingbirds are masters at co..
June 8, 2020
The average tree squirrel can bury up to 10,000 nuts every fall. How do they keep tabs on that stash? Guest: animal beha..
The average tree squirrel can ..
June 1, 2020
This weekend, SpaceX and NASA successfully launched the first crewed spacecraft from U.S. soil in almost a decade. Prepa..
This weekend, SpaceX and NASA ..
May 18, 2020
We’re celebrating the little things you miss from life before quarantine. Those small joys you can’t stop thinking about..
We’re celebrating the little t..
May 11, 2020
Listener Natalie had a dreamy question: can you change something in your waking life by dreaming about it? ELT talked to..
Listener Natalie had a dreamy ..
May 4, 2020
In the time of “puzzle and chill,” listener Myco needs to know: how are jigsaw puzzles made? Plus, why are clouds of ter..
In the time of “puzzle and chi..