Top 10 Under 10 (Minutes)

1. Milky Way Black Hole Had a Hungry Past

A huge cloud of plasma south of our galactic black hole could be evidence of a past feeding frenzy.

2. Family Finance with 'The Simpsons'

What can one of America's favorite sitcoms teach us about family and money?

3. Engineering in Service of a Dark Art

A biologist takes shadow puppetry to the next level.

4. Sanitation vs. Authenticity with Patrick Walsh (EXPLICIT)

Andrew Ti and Patrick Walsh get into why people care about restaurant authenticity over sanitation. Don't forget to keep leaving us messages by calling (323) 389-RACE.

5. How Can Formula 1 Racing Help Babies?

During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data points to its garage for real-time analysis and feedback. So why not use this detailed and rigorous data system elsewhere, like ... at children???s hospitals? Peter van Manen tells us more.

6. A Gossipy, Nostalgic History of a Publishing 'Hothouse'

The prestigious publishing company Farrar, Straus and Giroux helped define the intellectual life of post-World War II America. Boris Kachka's book explores the company's history, from its founding in 1946 to its sale to a German conglomerate in 1994 and beyond.

7. Frozen Music

Goethe said, "Architecture is frozen music." Of course that was before audio recording, so now, for the most part, music is frozen music.

8. Cat Ranch Chaos (EXPLICIT)

Here's the first episode of The Pod Cats with Marc Maron's cats - Monkey, Boomer, and LaFonda. In this episode, Maron's cats find themselves having to adjust to the changes that come with the filming of IFC's Maron.

9. Giants in Those Days

What do a well, a body, PT Barnum, and giants have to do with each other? Find out in this captivating episode of the Memory Palace.

10. How do Mexican Jumping Beans Work?

Although Mexican jumping beans don't actually jump, they're definitely more active than your average bean. Find out how a moth makes them move in this podcast from

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