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 in to the stuff they thought they had 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 uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics.
Now for the first time, the pair have taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your headphones to the pages of this book - featuring a completely new array of subjects that they've long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material - including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes - to lead you down a rabbit-hole of tangents and digressions. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from then origin of Murphy beds to the history of facial hair to the psychology of being lost.
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 guides, there's something interesting about everything (except maybe jackhammers).