David and Goliath (book giveaway)

Thursday April 17, 2014

What does a game of junior basketball have to do with the Battle of Britain? Everything, says Malcolm Gladwell, who gets counterintuitive in his latest book.

Depending on your tendency to nap in classrooms, what you missed in history might vary. This podcast is closer to the stuff we all missed in history class.

Lefty Righty

Wednesday April 09, 2014

What makes us left or right-handed is an elusive, unsolved – though seemingly simple – puzzle. Could evolution hold the answer?

They might have been sitting in a studio vault for almost 30 years, but these 12 never-released tracks by Johnny Cash are, in his son's words, "beautiful".

Play Ball

Wednesday March 19, 2014

In a case of great minds thinking alike, a Mexican university discovered the remnants of an ancient Mayan basketball court – while trying to build their own.

In every volume of Smith Journal there are a collection of books, penned by contributors, which span science fiction to self help. The volume 10 reading list comes from James Franco, Elizabeth Gilbert, John Birmingham and many more.

Virus on Ice

Saturday March 08, 2014

Good news! God-playing scientists have awoken a giant 30,000 year-old virus from its unearthly slumber.

Proving there's a champion for everyone, we raise a glass and cheers Arnold of Soissons, the patron saint of brewers. 

The Signature of All Things

Thursday February 27, 2014

In the 19th century there was a window of time where the plant world was an action adventure universe – explains author Elizabeth Gilbert in her latest book, and in Smith Journal volume 10.

A Cracking History

Saturday February 08, 2014

It makes sense that Chinese New Year is one of the few times we’re allowed to crack out the fireworks: they invented the dang things.

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