This has been one of my favorite podcasts for a long long time! It’s clever and silly… which is a hard thing to pull off. Also, you walk away having learned something new! I never know what nugget I am going to walk away with… but it’s always interesting. Love!
I love the concept--learning some basic but interesting things--so I tried a few episodes. I couldn't make it through a single one. Sorry, guys. Not funny or accurate or compelling or grammatically correct. And your delivery is like dry toast. If dry toast droned on and on.
Wow! What could have been a happy episode about elephants turned out to be really miserable. 10 minutes in they are still on about the various forms of abuse visited on elephants by humans. I had to turn it off. Thanks for a lovely Saturday morning.
These guys early stuff was awesome. Lately they have been trying to prove they are woker than most (which has become hard because they try way too hard and talk about racism in everything.) But the old ones are awesome so check those out.
It’s very entertaining to listen to. The hosts are great at rhetoric and bouncing stories and thoughts back and forth, though immature at times. But, I would suggest following up with your own research. Many of the things they say are straight up wrong. They also mispronounce a lot of things but…come on guys…if you’re doing a podcast on a topic, learn how to pronounce words and names. It comes off a little shortsighted when you mispronounce key words and names relevant to the topic. It also makes one think they don’t do their own research and the show has people do it for them :-/
Probably wouldn’t be listening to as many podcasts as I do today if I hadn’t started with Josh and Chuck. SYSK will always be my Platonic ideal of a podcast — the easy banter, the silly jokes, the fascinating topics. And since I said “fascinating topics” that means it’s time for you to listen too!
I’ve been listening to this show for about three years, binging early episodes. I like most of the topics and the interaction between the hosts is good. But as others have notes, their politics are bleeding into the shows. This takes away from the content and makes it less likely for me to listen. I’ve already started looking for other shoes to replace this one. Some people have commented on the amount of commercials on the show. That is I heard issue. But hearing the same commercial twice in one break is a reason to move away from i heart.
I listen to SYSK daily. I had years and years of back episodes when I discovered you guys a few years ago. Even episode I think I won’t like- I REALLY LIKE. I have learned so many interesting things over the years. Thanks for doing what you do. Its truly a treat to listen!JW
I’m an African American man and I was listening to the history of the fried chicken episode, I knew the history myself but I was just curious to see what others thought. First time listener by the way. I was real skeptical at first because you guys were saying things like Scotland and Europeans. Then as soon as I was about to turn it off you guys started really digging into the slavery narrative and saying how it actually came from enslaved African American women and all that. Changed my mind instantly and now I’m constantly listening to you guys.
The show makes me happy when I listen to it and when I get happy I’m not sad and the show tells me a lot of things about the world and about myself and about life and there are factual in the show and it is really great and I like it because it is great
Josh and Chuck are a joy to listen to! Even the topics I would think would be boring end up being endlessly fascinating to listen to. I find myself going back and listening to my favorite episodes as a form of comfort food. Highly recommend!