The Why
Why Is Pumpkin Spice Season So Popular?
September 28, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 63

Why Is Pumpkin Spice Season So Popular?

Why Do Languages Have Gendered Words?
September 27, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 62

Why Do Languages Have Gendered Words?

How Can We Prepare For Deadly Floods?
September 26, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 61

How Can We Prepare For Deadly Floods?

Why Is The FBI Accused Of Politicization?
September 25, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 60

Why Is The FBI Accused Of Politicization?

Why Is There A Shortage Of Psychiatrists?
September 21, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 59

Why Is There A Shortage Of Psychiatrists?

Car Thefts Are On The Rise
September 21, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 58

Car Thefts Are On The Rise

This Is Why Guacamole Costs Extra
September 20, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 57

This Is Why Guacamole Costs Extra

Why Is China Buying Up U.S. Farmland?
September 20, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 56

Why Is China Buying Up U.S. Farmland?

Why Do Some People Live So Long?
September 19, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 55

Why Do Some People Live So Long?

Why Are So Few Women In Animation?
September 18, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 54

Why Are So Few Women In Animation?

Why Do Air Traffic Controllers Retire At 56?
September 18, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 52

Why Do Air Traffic Controllers Retire At 56?

The Story Of Smokey The Bear
September 15, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 53

The Story Of Smokey The Bear

Why Is Chicago Against Ketchup On Hot Dogs?
September 14, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 51

Why Is Chicago Against Ketchup On Hot Dogs?

Why Is There New Interest In Fusion Energy?
September 13, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 50

Why Is There New Interest In Fusion Energy?

Why Does Our Vision Get Worse As We Age?
September 13, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 49

Why Does Our Vision Get Worse As We Age?

Why Is The Trucking Industry Changing?
September 13, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 48

Why Is The Trucking Industry Changing?

Why Are We Scared Of A Recession?
September 12, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 47

Why Are We Scared Of A Recession?

What Is The Independent State Legislature Theory?
September 12, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 46

What Is The Independent State Legislature Theory?

Why Is TikTok Under Scrutiny Again?
September 11, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 45

Why Is TikTok Under Scrutiny Again?

Why Is It So Difficult To Bring Detained Americans Home?
September 11, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 44

Why Is It So Difficult To Bring Detained Americans Home?

Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes In It?
September 7, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 43

Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes In It?

Why Is It So Difficult To Tackle Homelessness?
September 5, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 42

Why Is It So Difficult To Tackle Homelessness?

Why Is Taiwan So Disputed?
September 4, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 41

Why Is Taiwan So Disputed?

How Are Gig Workers Faring In Today’s Economy?
August 31, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 40

How Are Gig Workers Faring In Today’s Economy?

Why Does U.S. Life Expectancy Rank Poorly?
August 31, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 39

Why Does U.S. Life Expectancy Rank Poorly?

What Makes Nutrition Advice Confusing?
August 29, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 38

What Makes Nutrition Advice Confusing?

How Helpful Are Police Officers In Schools?
August 24, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 37

How Helpful Are Police Officers In Schools?

Why Do We Have An Appendix?
August 23, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 36

Why Do We Have An Appendix?

Why Are Teachers Quitting?
August 21, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 35

Why Are Teachers Quitting?

Why Is Military Recruitment Low?
August 17, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 34

Why Is Military Recruitment Low?

Why Are Layoffs On The Rise?
August 16, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 33

Why Are Layoffs On The Rise?

Why Aren’t There More Electric Vehicles On The Road?
August 15, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 31

Why Aren’t There More Electric Vehicles On The Road?

How The Supreme Court Became What It Is Today
August 11, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 29

How The Supreme Court Became What It Is Today

Why NATO Is Expanding
August 9, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 28

Why NATO Is Expanding

Why Do We Shake Hands?
August 8, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 27

Why Do We Shake Hands?

Keeping Track Of Subscriptions
August 8, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 26

Keeping Track Of Subscriptions

Explaining Washington D.C.'s Maternal Mortality Rate
August 8, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 25

Explaining Washington D.C.'s Maternal Mortality Rate

Understanding Maternal Mortality Risks For Black Women
August 8, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 24

Understanding Maternal Mortality Risks For Black Women

Checking Up On Global Supply Chains
August 7, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 23

Checking Up On Global Supply Chains

How The Port Of Los Angeles Has Changed
August 7, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 22

How The Port Of Los Angeles Has Changed

Why Do Governments Fund Sports?
August 4, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 21

Why Do Governments Fund Sports?

Why Hiccups Happen
August 3, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 19

Why Hiccups Happen

How A Changing Climate Is Changing Our Summers
August 3, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 18

How A Changing Climate Is Changing Our Summers

Why Do We Say 'God Bless You' When Someone Sneezes?
August 2, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 17

Why Do We Say 'God Bless You' When Someone Sneezes?

Why Are Fewer Americans Religious?
August 2, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 16

Why Are Fewer Americans Religious?

Explaining U.S. Tipping Practices
August 1, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 15

Explaining U.S. Tipping Practices

Why We Experiment On Animals
July 31, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 14

Why We Experiment On Animals

What's Happened To Hiring Practices?
July 28, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 13

What's Happened To Hiring Practices?

Why Do We Have The Electoral College?
July 26, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 12

Why Do We Have The Electoral College?

Why Are Border Encounters At An All-Time High?
July 25, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 11

Why Are Border Encounters At An All-Time High?

A New Era In Nuclear Proliferation
July 21, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 10

A New Era In Nuclear Proliferation

Why The U.S. Still Uses Imperial Measurement
July 20, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 08

Why The U.S. Still Uses Imperial Measurement

Why Are Experts Warning About Extremism In Gaming?
July 20, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 07

Why Are Experts Warning About Extremism In Gaming?

Why Is California Classifying Bees As Fish?
July 18, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 04

Why Is California Classifying Bees As Fish?

What's Tanking American Confidence In The Economy?
July 18, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 03

What's Tanking American Confidence In The Economy?

What Makes Yawning Contagious?
July 17, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 02

What Makes Yawning Contagious?

How Drones Are Transforming Warfare
July 17, 2022
Season 04 / Episode 01

How Drones Are Transforming Warfare

Why Does The U.S. Waste So Much Food?
July 13, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 130

Why Does The U.S. Waste So Much Food?

Why Does The U.S. Send Foreign Aid To Other Countries?
July 13, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 129

Why Does The U.S. Send Foreign Aid To Other Countries?

Why Do We Knock On Wood?
July 12, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 128

Why Do We Knock On Wood?

The Complicated U.S.-Saudi Relationship
July 12, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 127

The Complicated U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Why There's A Backlog In Criminal Courts
July 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 124

Why There's A Backlog In Criminal Courts

The History Of The High Five
July 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 125

The History Of The High Five

Why Isn't There Consensus On Sex Education?
July 7, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 123

Why Isn't There Consensus On Sex Education?

Why So Much Stuff Is Made In China
July 5, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 122

Why So Much Stuff Is Made In China

Why Are Tennis Balls Yellow?
July 4, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 121

Why Are Tennis Balls Yellow?

Why Are Rap Lyrics Being Used In Court?
July 4, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 120

Why Are Rap Lyrics Being Used In Court?

Why Can't We Quit Plastics?
June 29, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 119

Why Can't We Quit Plastics?

Why Isn't Solar Power More Mainstream?
June 28, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 118

Why Isn't Solar Power More Mainstream?

Why Don't Hotels Have A 13th Floor?
June 27, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 117

Why Don't Hotels Have A 13th Floor?

How U.S. Political Parties Got Their Colors
June 26, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 115

How U.S. Political Parties Got Their Colors

Explaining The Laws Around Women's Reproductive Health
June 26, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 114

Explaining The Laws Around Women's Reproductive Health

Where Did Credit Scores Come From?
June 23, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 113

Where Did Credit Scores Come From?

What Makes Storms In The U.S. So Intense?
June 23, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 112

What Makes Storms In The U.S. So Intense?

Why Are Women Underrepresented In Coaching?
June 22, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 111

Why Are Women Underrepresented In Coaching?

The Big Business Of Cannabis
June 19, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 110

The Big Business Of Cannabis

Why Do We Have Federal Holidays?
June 16, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 109

Why Do We Have Federal Holidays?

Why Can’t Congress Agree On Immigration?
June 15, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 107

Why Can’t Congress Agree On Immigration?

How Does Cancer Work In The Body?
June 15, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 106

How Does Cancer Work In The Body?

Why Do Cats Hiss At Us?
June 13, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 105

Why Do Cats Hiss At Us?

Why Do We Pursue Four-Year Degrees?
June 13, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 104

Why Do We Pursue Four-Year Degrees?

How Disney Got Its International Clout
June 12, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 103

How Disney Got Its International Clout

How Has Our Approach To Treating PTSD Evolved?
June 9, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 102

How Has Our Approach To Treating PTSD Evolved?

What Makes Space 'Cold?'
June 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 101

What Makes Space 'Cold?'

Why Do Americans Consume So Much Meat?
June 8, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 100

Why Do Americans Consume So Much Meat?

Why Do CEOs Get Paid So Much?
June 7, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 99

Why Do CEOs Get Paid So Much?

Why We Give To Charity
June 7, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 98

Why We Give To Charity

Our Everyday Artificial Intelligence
June 6, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 97

Our Everyday Artificial Intelligence

Why Are They Called 'French Fries?'
June 5, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 96

Why Are They Called 'French Fries?'

How Did Air Travel Get So Stressful?
May 26, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 94

How Did Air Travel Get So Stressful?

Why Are U.S. Car Crashes On The Rise?
May 24, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 93

Why Are U.S. Car Crashes On The Rise?

Prenatal Testing Comes With Certain Risks
May 23, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 92

Prenatal Testing Comes With Certain Risks

What's The Role Of The Chief Justice?
May 22, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 91

What's The Role Of The Chief Justice?

Why Do Hot Dogs And Buns Come In Different Counts?
May 22, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 90

Why Do Hot Dogs And Buns Come In Different Counts?

Renewed Hope For Action On Climate Change
May 22, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 89

Renewed Hope For Action On Climate Change

How Does The U.S. Adoption System Work?
May 18, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 88

How Does The U.S. Adoption System Work?

The U.S. Has A Spam Call Problem
May 18, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 87

The U.S. Has A Spam Call Problem

How Do Sister Cities Work?
May 17, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 86

How Do Sister Cities Work?

Why Is Inflation On The Rise Globally?
May 16, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 85

Why Is Inflation On The Rise Globally?

Why Is The Wellness Industry Booming?
May 15, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 84

Why Is The Wellness Industry Booming?

The Search For Life Beyond Earth
May 12, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 83

The Search For Life Beyond Earth

Finding More Options For Male Birth Control
May 12, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 82

Finding More Options For Male Birth Control

Why We Can't Escape Social Media
May 11, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 81

Why We Can't Escape Social Media

The State Of Bail In The U.S.
May 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 80

The State Of Bail In The U.S.

How Did Nextdoor Get So Popular?
May 9, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 79

How Did Nextdoor Get So Popular?

How Do Conspiracy Theories Get Their Traction?
May 9, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 78

How Do Conspiracy Theories Get Their Traction?

Book Bans Are Taking Off Nationwide
May 8, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 77

Book Bans Are Taking Off Nationwide

Obesity Is On The Rise Worldwide
May 5, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 76

Obesity Is On The Rise Worldwide

Where Are Anti-Trans Bills On The Rise?
May 4, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 75

Where Are Anti-Trans Bills On The Rise?

The True Cost Of Fair Trade Goods
May 3, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 74

The True Cost Of Fair Trade Goods

What Makes The U.S. Vulnerable To Cyberattacks?
May 3, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 73

What Makes The U.S. Vulnerable To Cyberattacks?

Why Does Our Gut Affect Our Overall Health?
May 1, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 71

Why Does Our Gut Affect Our Overall Health?

The Risks Of Benzene In Personal Care Products
April 28, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 70

The Risks Of Benzene In Personal Care Products

Understanding Child Marriage In The U.S.
April 28, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 69

Understanding Child Marriage In The U.S.

What Would Happen In A Nuclear War?
April 26, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 68

What Would Happen In A Nuclear War?

What Makes The U.S. So Invested In Cars?
April 25, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 67

What Makes The U.S. So Invested In Cars?

Why Is Gun Culture So Prominent In The U.S.?
April 24, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 66

Why Is Gun Culture So Prominent In The U.S.?

Why Does The U.S. Produce So Much Waste?
April 21, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 65

Why Does The U.S. Produce So Much Waste?

More Doctors Are Embracing Psychedelics
April 20, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 64

More Doctors Are Embracing Psychedelics

Who Isn't Getting COVID?
April 20, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 63

Who Isn't Getting COVID?

Why Are There So Many Animals In U.S. Shelters?
April 19, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 62

Why Are There So Many Animals In U.S. Shelters?

Why Is The American Pet Industry Growing?
April 19, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 61

Why Is The American Pet Industry Growing?

The Twin Birthrate Is On The Rise
April 18, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 60

The Twin Birthrate Is On The Rise

Why The U.S. Imports Foreign Oil
April 18, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 59

Why The U.S. Imports Foreign Oil

Why Does Vladimir Putin See Ukraine As Part Of Russia?
April 17, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 58

Why Does Vladimir Putin See Ukraine As Part Of Russia?

What Happened To Nickel Prices?
April 17, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 57

What Happened To Nickel Prices?

Explaining America's Illegal Gun Trafficking Problem
April 13, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 55

Explaining America's Illegal Gun Trafficking Problem

How Did We Get Metaverse Real Estate?
April 13, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 54

How Did We Get Metaverse Real Estate?

How mRNA Is Revolutionizing Health Care
April 12, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 53

How mRNA Is Revolutionizing Health Care

Why Saudi Arabia Wants Its Own Golf League
April 12, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 52

Why Saudi Arabia Wants Its Own Golf League

People Of Color Are More Frequently Misidentified
April 11, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 51

People Of Color Are More Frequently Misidentified

Why More Teens Are Overdosing On Drugs
April 11, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 50

Why More Teens Are Overdosing On Drugs

Prioritizing U.S. Chip Manufacturing
April 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 49

Prioritizing U.S. Chip Manufacturing

The Draw Of Mobile Gaming
April 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 48

The Draw Of Mobile Gaming

The American Struggle With Aging
April 7, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 46

The American Struggle With Aging

Why China Is Accused Of Genocide Against Uyghurs
April 6, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 44

Why China Is Accused Of Genocide Against Uyghurs

COVID Is Drawing Out A U.S. Blood Shortage
April 5, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 43

COVID Is Drawing Out A U.S. Blood Shortage

Why Are Influencers So Influential?
April 5, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 42

Why Are Influencers So Influential?

Why Are Supreme Court Nominations So Partisan?
April 4, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 41

Why Are Supreme Court Nominations So Partisan?

A Resurgence In Worker Empowerment
April 4, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 40

A Resurgence In Worker Empowerment

How Cults Work
April 3, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 39

How Cults Work

The Rise Of E-sports
March 31, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 38

The Rise Of E-sports

America's Two-Party System, Explained
March 30, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 37

America's Two-Party System, Explained

Why We Dream
March 29, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 36

Why We Dream

The Pervasiveness Of U.S. Pop Culture
March 28, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 35

The Pervasiveness Of U.S. Pop Culture

The Rise Of Sports Gambling
March 27, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 34

The Rise Of Sports Gambling

The Cost Of Hosting The Olympics
February 3, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 33

The Cost Of Hosting The Olympics

Britain's Monarchy, Explained
February 3, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 32

Britain's Monarchy, Explained

Unlocking Secrets Of The Early Universe
February 1, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 31

Unlocking Secrets Of The Early Universe

The Need For Digital Wellness
February 1, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 30

The Need For Digital Wellness

Our Fascination With True Crime, Explained
January 31, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 29

Our Fascination With True Crime, Explained

Recidivism In The U.S.
January 31, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 28

Recidivism In The U.S.

The Long History Between Russia And Ukraine
January 28, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 27

The Long History Between Russia And Ukraine

The Future Of U.S. Social Security
January 28, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 26

The Future Of U.S. Social Security

Earth Orbit Has A Junk Problem
January 27, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 25

Earth Orbit Has A Junk Problem

How Do Sanctions Work?
January 26, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 24

How Do Sanctions Work?

Rising White Supremacy, In The U.S. And Around The World
January 25, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 22

Rising White Supremacy, In The U.S. And Around The World

Marriage, Throughout Human History
January 24, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 21

Marriage, Throughout Human History

Explaining The Rise Of Mistrust In News Media
January 24, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 20

Explaining The Rise Of Mistrust In News Media

The Security Vulnerabilities Of Smart Home Systems
January 21, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 19

The Security Vulnerabilities Of Smart Home Systems

How Gerrymandering Works
January 21, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 18

How Gerrymandering Works

The Long History Of Nonbinary Identities
January 20, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 17

The Long History Of Nonbinary Identities

Understanding How Antarctica Is Melting
January 19, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 16

Understanding How Antarctica Is Melting

How The Great Resignation Got Started
January 19, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 15

How The Great Resignation Got Started

Finding The People That Go Missing In The U.S.
January 18, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 14

Finding The People That Go Missing In The U.S.

How To Charge A Country Full Of Electric Vehicles
January 18, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 13

How To Charge A Country Full Of Electric Vehicles

The Steep Costs Of U.S. Childcare
January 17, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 12

The Steep Costs Of U.S. Childcare

The Long Road To Legalized Marijuana
January 14, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 11

The Long Road To Legalized Marijuana

The History Of The Michelin Star
January 14, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 10

The History Of The Michelin Star

Exploring The Causes And Effects Of Anxiety
January 13, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 09

Exploring The Causes And Effects Of Anxiety

How 'Cancel Culture' Works
January 13, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 08

How 'Cancel Culture' Works

Cryptocurrency, Demystified
January 12, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 07

Cryptocurrency, Demystified

The Tradition Of Activism In Sports
January 12, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 06

The Tradition Of Activism In Sports

The Robots That Are Coming For Our Jobs
January 11, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 05

The Robots That Are Coming For Our Jobs

Here's Why More Than $1.7T Is Owed In U.S. Student Debt
January 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 04

Here's Why More Than $1.7T Is Owed In U.S. Student Debt

The Rise of Reusable Rockets
January 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 010

The Rise of Reusable Rockets