Something You Should Know

Something You Should Know

Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Cumulus Podcast Network

Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That's the purpose and the hope of "Something You Should Know." In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of "intel" you can use to make your life better - today. Right now.

Categories: Education

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You have likely noticed that men – and teenage boys – will sometimes act foolishly in front of a pretty women. It is also true that men take more risks if they know a woman is watching. Why do they do that? This episode begins with an evolutionary explanation. You probably think the world is fairly predictable and there is probably a good explanation for why things happen. However, that’s not exactly true. For instance, why does one smoker die young while another lives to 100? Why do certain medications work for some people but not others? The answer is – no one knows. Journalist and broadcaster Michael Blastland believes that we need to face the fact that much of how the world works is a total mystery. Michael is the author of a book called The Hidden Half ( Listen as he makes the case that there are unforeseen forces that influence much of what happens – and no one can explain it. News has always been treated as important. If there is a story in the news, it must be a big deal – or it wouldn’t be in the news. When you watch or read the news you get the impression that whatever is being discussed must really matter. But does it? Do people really care about what is in the news? You may be surprised to hear the answer from Rob Brotherton, a psychology and science writer who teaches at Barnard College in New York and is author of the book Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News ( If you watch the news, you will find what he says to be fascinating. Did you know chocolateis partly responsible for the discovery of the microwave oven? Do you know how much caffeine is in chocolate? And what’s the link between chocolate and acne? Listen as I explain some fascinating facts about chocolate you may not know. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Packed with industry-leading tools ready to ignite your growth, Shopify gives you complete control over your business and your brand without having to learn any new skills in design or code. Sign up for a $1/month trial period at to take your business to the next level today! Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to ! With With TurboTax, an expert will do your taxes from start to finish, ensuring your taxes are done right (guaranteed), so you can relax! Feels good to be done with your taxes, doesn’t it? Come to TurboTax and don’t do your taxes. Visit to learn more. Intuit TurboTax.  Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Previous episodes

  • 867 - SYSK Choice: Why Half of Life is a Total Mystery & How The News Affects Us 
    Sat, 04 Feb 2023
  • 866 - What’s Wrong With Healthcare & How Restaurants Work and Why So Many Fail 
    Thu, 02 Feb 2023
  • 865 - How to Think Outside Your Brain & Proven Secrets to A Long and Fulfilling Life 
    Mon, 30 Jan 2023
  • 864 - SYSK Choice: How to Solve a Problem by Reframing It & Understanding Behavioral Bias 
    Sat, 28 Jan 2023
  • 863 - Understanding The Hacker's Mind & Your Ever Shrinking Attention Span 
    Thu, 26 Jan 2023
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