Podcasts

Diamonds: The Conspiracy

Diamonds: according to the ads, they're a girl's best friend, and the only thing worth picking for an engagement ring. But how did diamonds become so important -- and why?

Will Yellowstone erupt?

A large part of North America is sitting on a geothermal timebomb. Could it explode in your lifetime?

Legal Drugs in America

Each year, millions of US residents consume pharmaceutical products designed to somehow improve their lives. These drugs could tackle anything from ADHD to allergies and diseases.

The Prohibition Conspiracy

Why did the US practice prohibition? Do current prohibition policies really protect the public, or are they meant to do something else entirely?

Does Being Wealthy Make You A Bad Person?

It's often said money can't buy happiness -- but what exactly can it do? Could it change the way you think? ...could it make you a bad person? Listen in to learn more.

Who hacked Sony? (Pt. II)

Did North Korea really wage cyberwar to stop The Interview from airing? How did this happen -- and is there a conspiracy afoot? Join Ben and Matt as they welcome HowStuffWorks tech expert Jonathan Strickland for the second part of their series on the Sony hacks.

Who hacked Sony? (Pt. I)

Did North Korea really wage cyberwar to stop The Interview from airing? How did this happen -- and is there a conspiracy afoot? Join Ben and Matt as they welcome HowStuffWorks tech expert Jonathan Strickland onto the show for a discussion of the recent Sony hacks.

Is clairvoyance real?

Are psychic powers actually possible? Join Ben and Matt as they investigate the truth about clairvoyance.

Big Oil: Conspiracies and You

We always hear stories about Big Oil and other conspiracies, but are any of these true?

What is the TPP?

Sure, the Trans-Pacific Partnership sounds like a snoozefest... but why does it matter? Why should you care about this secretive international agreement?