Episodes

Oct. 31, 2022

Holiday Special: Haunted Houses- Origins, Past, and Present!

Content Warnings in this episode for mention of torture, horror, and discussions related to darker topics. Ah, the air is cris…

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Oct. 11, 2022

Why Haven't We Eradicated Lice Yet?

What is a louse? What can lice tell us about ourselves? Does Teagan have them? (Spoiler: she didn't!) Answers to these queries…

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Sept. 1, 2022

Why Do We Sweat?

Why do we sweat and shiver? Turns out keeping your body running is way more difficult than you might imagine. Teagan answers all …

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Aug. 1, 2022

What is a Firework?

What makes up a firework? Why do we feel the need to explode things in the sky? Learn all about these sparkly, loud, sky explosio…

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July 2, 2022

What is the Most Dangerous Toy?

Toys are safe right? Wr-well actually, yeah, most of the time. But sometimes, manufacturers forgot to notice some little (and big…

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June 1, 2022

Where Does Chocolate Come From?

What goes into that oh so delicious brown stuff? Why do people like it so much? How long has it been around? Get yourself a littl…

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May 3, 2022

What Makes Bears So Great?

What makes bears so cool? Well, time to go camping and think about what makes bears so unbelievably perfect! These fluffy beasts …

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March 31, 2022

Why Do People Wear Perfume?

Why be smelly? How long have humans applied smelly water to themselves? What's the weirdest scent? How can you buy the best perfu…

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Feb. 28, 2022

What Are Tongues?

What are tongues? How did we get them? How do animals use them? How much does Bekah hate them? (A lot).

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Feb. 1, 2022

Why Are Movie Credits So Long?

The movie is over, but the fun has just begun! Join Bekah and Teagan as we learn about movie credits: their origins, their idiosy…

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Dec. 24, 2021

Holiday Special: Winter Treats!

Come with Teagan and Bekah as they discuss the history and deliciousness of various winter treats! Gingerbread, Fruitcake, and mu…

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Nov. 26, 2021

What Makes a Mime?

It turns out that mimes are pretty cool! Join Teagan and Bekah as Teagan learns about mimes (for the second time) and as they bot…

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Nov. 5, 2021

Why Do We Hiccup?

What makes us hiccup? Why does Anna hiccup so much? Will you review us on iTunes? Follow us on Instagram!! @bemorespecificpod Sou…

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Oct. 22, 2021

Why Do We Ritualize Death?

Why do we mourn? Why does death matter? What children’s TV Show will make Teagan cry this episode? All of this and more, answered…

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Oct. 8, 2021

How Real is Reality TV?

What makes a show a "Reality" TV Show? Why do we love them? How did they come to be? Sources: https://entertainment.howstuffworks…

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Sept. 24, 2021

What is an "Old Wives Tale"?

Old Wives Tales and some common misconceptions! This has been a rough start to a semester, so we're going low-effort today. Enjoy…

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Sept. 9, 2021

How Are Movies Rated?

Who rates movies? Who decides what children should and shouldn't watch? Is Be More Specific Rated G? Sources: R. Leone, 2002 , Co…

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Aug. 19, 2021

Why Do We Dream?

What are dreams? Why do we dream? Do they mean anything? Teagan and Bekah talk dreams (and LaCroix and English Miners and Tuna Ch…

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Aug. 6, 2021

Why Do We Sleep?

What makes us sleepy? What happens when you don't sleep? How do you sleep better? Avoid sleep anxiety and listen to Teagan and Be…

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July 26, 2021

Why Do We Have Signatures?

What's in a signature? Turns out: A lot of history!  Everything from identity verification to slaps are what makes signatures so …

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July 11, 2021

How Do Sunburns Work?

Getting crispy is most people's least favorite part of the summer. But why does it happen? Why is skin so gross? Why does Teagan …

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June 21, 2021

Got Milk?

Bekah is a milk fiend and Teagan is lactose intolerant, but both were pressured into consuming lots of the stuff in elementary sc…

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June 21, 2021

Movie Watch: Foodfight! (The Worst Animated Film, Ever!)

Teagan forces Bekah to watch Foodfight. Bekah will never trust Teagan's recommendations EVER again.https://www.nytimes.com/2013/0…

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June 21, 2021

What is a Meme?

What's a meme? Ooga chaka baby. Bekah explains the ancient history of memes, and they discuss the intricacies of internet culture…

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