Boom! Knowledge

Curating the sum of all human knowledge 25 minutes at a time. BOOM! Knowledge is your twice-weekly cornucopia of cool trivia, facts, figures, and information related to science, travel, technology, history, humanities, humor, art, and much more.
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Apr 21, 2017

In what century did the first mobile phone chat occur? Who invented radio? What does cellular even mean? All these questions and many more answered in the latest BOOM!

Mar 17, 2017

Talking with EA's Mario De Govia about writing over 200 game guides, producing the hit mobile game Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, making video games in general, and walking through Die Hard's Nakatomi Building as a kid. Really!

Mar 15, 2017

Time crystals, caterpillars who wear skull hats, making Mars habitable again, an incredible NASA theory about possible observed extraterrestrial travel, and much more.

Mar 10, 2017

How have cultures all over the world buried their dead? What happens to our bodies after we go? Can life's one great certainty be fully eradicated by science? It's a Boom Know theme show! Let's talk fearlessly about the big one.

Mar 8, 2017

Mike chats with Nicolas Caesar of about 300 baud modems, curating weirdness, making it as a successful artist, and Charlie Sheen. 

Mar 3, 2017

Seasonal dating and sexual habits, the science behind getting drunk, and why bidets aren't so much a thing in the United States.

Feb 28, 2017

Mike talks with Kit Newman of Architect 7600 LLC about building buildings, building businesses, famous builders, and the future of building. Now with more building!

Feb 25, 2017

How the seasons work, where fat actually goes when you burn it off, cremated vinyl, handedness, and more.

Feb 21, 2017

Professor Michael Chemers and Circus Contraption ringleader David Crellin help us dig on into dramaturgy, American circus historical culture, and finding the path to a lifetime in performing arts.

Feb 19, 2017

Covering every last thing you were dying to know about twins, art forgery, and heavy metal sharks. 

Feb 10, 2017

We explore the fascinating world of epidemiology and veterinary sciences with the charming and exceeding well-traveled Edie Marshall.

Feb 7, 2017

The worst storms in history, more weird hotels around the world, Black Sabbath, space poop, disappearing planes, anxious know, typical BOOM Know stuff.

Feb 4, 2017

Going the oddball route this episode with the creepiest denizens of the sea, the strangest humans on land, and a hodgepodge of beautiful and bizarre hotels. Let's get weird, baby.

Feb 1, 2017

How does sound travel to the brain? What are the benefits of music? How big is big in this big ol' universe? Here there be answers.

Jan 27, 2017

I finish this two part series with Asteroids, Defender, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Joust, and many many more!

Jan 24, 2017

Grab a handful of quarters for this special two-part series on the history of video games creation; from the earliest days of electronic gaming through the golden age of 1980s classics such as Space Invaders, Pacman, Tron, and many more.

Jan 20, 2017

Why it's a physical impossibility to sit still, wacky presidential inauguration moments, and X-ray radiation through the years.

Jan 17, 2017

The history and benefits of the vitamin they call D, your eye color in relation to your mood, and an extended list of random facts and interesting things.

Jan 14, 2017

Hockey teeth and cow poop pucks, the most perfect of perfect foods, and 16 facts you may not have known about San Francisco, California. 

Jan 10, 2017

The history of humanity's obsession with robots, National Bath Safety and other crazy month distinctions, and the low-down on endless software updating. Boom!

Jan 6, 2017

How many Starbucks are on planet Earth? How many people called Uber on Midnight, January 1st? Where did the dashed line on roads come from? So many questions, all of the answers!

Jan 3, 2017

It's the celebrity fun fact finale, covering the likes of Carrie Fisher, Prince, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and many more.

Dec 30, 2016

2016 seemed like the celebrity apocalypse, but was it really worse than any other year, and will things go down hill from here? These topics explored, plus a unicorn chaser that includes some fun facts about a few of the great legends who left us this pass 'round the sun.

Dec 27, 2016

The glory of the tater tot, the history of online dating, and the madness of the winter months. Also, Carrie Fisher. :'(

Dec 23, 2016

Pagan beginnings, tree-flocking, New Years' resolutions, and the most incredible scientific discoveries of 2016. Now with more cats!

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