The Space Border That Could Seal Us on Earth

From Johnny Harris. Thanks to Policygenius for sponsoring this video! To start comparing quotes and simplify insurance-buying, check out Policygenius: https://policygenius.com/johnnyharris I launched a Patreon. If you want to support my videos, head here: https://www.patreon.com/johnnyharris For anyone who likes smarter travel, Iz and I started a company: https://brighttrip.com/?ref=5 Tom Fox made the music for this…

Bananas Have A Dark History

From NPR. You can find a banana in almost any grocery store in the U.S. But there’s a dark history behind the ubiquity of this tropical fruit, and it starts with an American entrepreneur who ruthlessly created the modern banana industry in the late 1800s. Throughline’s Rund Abdelfatah explains. To listen to the full ‘Throughline’…

Bananas Have A Dark History

From NPR. You can find a banana in almost any grocery store in the U.S. But there’s a dark history behind the ubiquity of this tropical fruit, and it starts with an American entrepreneur who ruthlessly created the modern banana industry in the late 1800s. Throughline’s Rund Abdelfatah explains. To listen to the full ‘Throughline’…

How To Travel Without Tangling Your Necklaces

From NPR. Life Kit Tests Listener Life Hacks:⁠ This trick will help keep your necklaces from tangling when you travel. (Editor’s note: The straws used to test this tip are made of paper.) ⁠ Do you have a random tip you want us to test? Call this number and tell us about it in a…

Dr. Fauci Confronts Sen. Rand Paul

From NPR. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, angrily confronted Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday in testimony on Capitol Hill, rejecting Paul’s insinuation that the U.S. helped fund research at a Chinese lab that could have sparked the COVID-19 outbreak. Paul suggested that Fauci had lied before Congress when in…

How To Clean Up Tiny Glass Shards

From NPR. Life Kit Tests Listener Life Hacks:⁠ When you break a glass, what’s the first thing you grab to clean it up? A broom? Paper towels? That might change after you watch this listener hack for cleaning up itty bitty pieces of glass. (Whatever tool you choose, make sure to always wear gloves and…

Why Texas Democrats Fled To D.C. Over Voting Rights

From NPR. Democratic lawmakers in Texas’ state legislature fled the state this week in an effort to stop Republicans from passing controversial new legislation that would impose new restrictions on voting.⁠ ⁠ NPR’s Alana Wise explains what’s going on with voting legislation across the country and what could happen next at the federal level.⁠

How To Unwrinkle Your Shirt Without An Iron

From NPR. Life Kit Tests Listener Life Hacks:⁠ You know that frustrated feeling you get when you realize you left a load of laundry sitting in the dryer, and the crisp button down you wanted to wear right-this-second is sitting in a wrinkled heap? Lucky for you, a listener called in with a tip about…

Why The U.S. Is Withdrawing From Afghanistan

From NPR. As of this week, about 90 percent of American troops are out of Afghanistan, nearly 20 years after the U.S. first invaded the country in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. NPR’s Alana Wise explains why U.S. troops are leaving now and what it might mean for Afghanistan’s future.

Why The Government Is Worried About UFOs

From NPR. It’s not a bird, or a plane — but it is a U.S. government report on UFOs, and it’s got a lot of people in Washington talking. NPR’s Alana Wise explains what that UFO report found and why lawmakers are concerned.

How Nukes Gave Us Godzilla, the Bikini, and so Much More

From Johnny Harris. To start comparing quotes and simplify insurance-buying, check out Policygenius: https://Policygenius.com/johnnyharris. Thanks to Policygenius for sponsoring this video! I launched a Patreon. If you want to support my videos, head here: https://www.patreon.com/johnnyharris For anyone who likes smarter travel, Iz and I started a company: https://brighttrip.com/?ref=5 Tom Fox made the music for this…

An Easy Way To Understand Variants — Using Puzzle Pieces | NPR

From NPR. The world is very worried about coronavirus variants. As the virus mutates — which all viruses do — variant strains emerge. Some of these variants are more effective at infecting humans and may even cause more severe disease. Variants that appear to fall into this category have been identified in Brazil, South Africa,…

The REAL Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always Broken

From Johnny Harris. To start comparing quotes and simplify insurance-buying check out Policygenius: https://policygenius.com/johnnyharris Thanks to Policygenius for sponsoring this video! Check out Rashiq’s interactive map of McDonalds Ice cream machines: https://mcbroken.com/ I launched a Patreon. If you want to support my videos, head here: https://www.patreon.com/johnnyharris For anyone who likes smarter travel, Iz and I…

The Summer of Larry

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) I love Larry. I hope you love Larry too. As an aside: I’m gonna start posting more videos I think. Not sure what they’re gonna be about yet, but expect something new and unique at the very least. Also, did I mention I’m doing videos on Nebula,…

An Alien in Montevideo

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) HUGE NEWS! Just before the pandemic I signed some paperwork that fundamentally changed this channel. For the better, I hope, but who knows, it’s life, right? Back in April, or March maybe, god this summer has breezed by… back whenever that was I signed up with an…

The Delicious Meat Sludge Factory

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Dear Australia, I thought you were more keen on Marm. Apparently you’re all about that Vegem. I kind of want to do this story again as a real documentary, with an hour and tons of stock footage. It seems like it would be a cool ‘follow the…

The Swiss Colony of Uruguay

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) No bang, no excitement. Just some farmers living life. I thought the Volk deserved a story, too. Your support keeps us going: https://www.patreon.com/rareearth Follow our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rareearthseries/ Follow my twitter: https://twitter.com/Evan_Hadfield Merch (more designs to come): https://teespring.com/stores/rareearth This video was made possible thanks to our incredible Patreon…

Are the Charrúa Extinct?

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Edit: Sal*SI*puedes, not sal*IS*puedes, you dumb Canadian. In case it isn’t clear to some through the text, I believe in Charruan rights. I believe in the rights of people in Uruguay to look to their heritage for support and guidance. I believe in the value of the…

How Does Uruguay Exist?

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Sorry I took a week off, it was my birthday and I wasn’t really feeling the birthday work. This is somewhat of an update to that old Laos introductory video idea. I had so much footage of Artigas I kind of had to. Hopefully this helps set…

How Wind Turbines Make You Sick

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Be it known that I take no responsibility for this video giving you typhoid. Your support keeps us going: https://www.patreon.com/rareearth Follow our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rareearthseries/ Follow my twitter: https://twitter.com/Evan_Hadfield Merch (more designs to come): https://teespring.com/stores/rareearth This video was made possible thanks to our incredible Patreon subscribers Abram Blocton,…

This Dog Licked My Foot

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) I hope you’ve enjoyed this little self-indulgent segue into our new season in Uruguay. The coming episodes feature those classic Uruguayan vacation highlights of Cuban refugees, dead cows, light drug use, and a splash of genocide. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it light. Enjoy! Your support keeps us…

The Roof That Keeps Bermuda Alive

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) This is the second in my little two part working holiday to Bermuda. Another somewhat happy story. After this we’re headed to Uruguay, a country I knew virtually nothing about until I showed up at the airport. Like Bermuda, it will be a lot less heavy than…

When a Traffic Circle Loved Us

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Johnny Barnes wasn’t a saint. But he wanted people to know he loved them. So he told them. Just as fast as his mouth would allow. Now Johnny Barnes is a statue. Because you don’t have to be a saint to be important. Your support keeps us…

The Balkan Series in Full

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) I added a little outro to the Yugoslavia episodes and mushed them all together. The transitions are a little wonky, but presumably next time I do this I’ll be writing it that way in advance. Before we move on to a new country and back to the…

The City Where They Murdered Yugoslavia

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) I’m not at all happy with how this video turned out. It has so much unachieved potential. But men tried to murder me just a few hours before I shot this and Francesco was traumatized and had to go home immediately, taking the only remaining camera with…

Where Two Bullets Killed Millions

From “Rare Earth”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) And so it begins. Choosing which people to focus on in history to paint a metaphorical picture is hard. Pronouncing names is hard. Summarizing nearly impossible to summarize history with only a day to write it is hard. But I’m trying! All I ask is that people…