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The pod­casts that will make you the toast of din­ner par­ties and the Rambo of pub ammo

NO SUCH THING AS A FISH

After learn­ing that 600 men have two penises, the QI “elves” – the writ­ers of the BBC panel show – set this up to share their lat­est “quite in­ter­est­ing” dis­cov­er­ies. Bonus fact: in 2014, it was named the best new pod­cast by Ap­ple.

STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW

In one of the most pop­u­lar pod­casts on itunes, writ­ers from how­stuff­works.com ex­plain, among other things, the mech­a­nisms be­hind tsunamis, bull­fight­ing and con­doms. At the very least, you should know how the last of these work.

FREAKONOMICS RA­DIO

Hosted by Stephen J Dub­ner, co-au­thor of the con­ven­tion al­wis­dom-de­bunk­ing book se­ries, this show “tells you things you al­ways thought you knew (but didn’t)”, from smarter money to the eco­nomics of sleep.

RE­VI­SION­IST HIS­TORY

Au­thor of Tip­ping Point and Out­liers, Mal­colm Glad­well is a one-man coun­ter­in­tu­ition in­dus­try. Here, he re­con­sid­ers mis­un­der­stood episodes from the past, such as bas­ket­baller Wilt Cham­ber­lain’s 100-point game.

If you haven’t seen this on lists of best pod­casts, you haven’t been look­ing. Host Ro­man Mars gives vis­i­bil­ity to the de­sign and ar­chi­tec­ture of the world around you, from bar codes to Freud’s couch and New York’s cow tun­nels (re­ally).

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