Every Little Thing Podcast

Every Little Thing ELT is a factual answering service. Call with your question. 833-RING-ELT. From Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.

  • Are Babies Born With Tails?
    by Gimlet on June 11, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Plus, learn how to lie like a dad.Guests: Fake parenting expert Adam Mansbach; belly whisperer Tamara Duker Freuman; bird-watcher extraordinaire Amar Ayyash. Special thanks to Nicolas, Marisa, and everyone who called in with their Old Dad's Tales.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers […]

  • Is There a Secret Sixth Taste?
    by Gimlet on June 4, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Is there more to your taste buds than you thought? ELT tackles a fat question. Plus, a #yesflamingo campaign update.Guests: Richard Mattes, taste czar; Sarah Laskow, reporter for Atlas Obscura. Special thanks to caller Samantha. *Correction: The Vegas Golden Knights mascot is not, in fact, a golden knight. It is Chance the gila monster. Our apologies to Chance and fans for the error. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers […]

  • Are You Living With a Psychopath?
    by Gimlet on May 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Is your roommate trying to kill you? Learn how to spot the telltale signs of a psychopath.Guests: Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test; cat psychologist Eva Waiblinger. Special thanks to caller Megan. *No animals were harmed in the making of this episode. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers […]

  • Who Invented the Scratch Ticket?
    by Gimlet on May 14, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Plus, a look at lottery history, and your strangest raffle winnings.Guests: Jonathan Cohen, lottery historian; John Koza, co-founder of Scientific GamesCallers: John Henry, D., Lisa, Megan.  Hear your favorite Gimlet shows LIVE at Gimletfest this June 16-17 in Brooklyn. Buy tickets at gimletfest.com.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers […]

  • The Corn Identity
    by Gimlet on May 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    A kid caller pops the question: How does popcorn pop? Plus, the uncomfortable truth about baby corn. […]

  • Public Toilets: To Sit Or To Hover?
    by Gimlet on April 30, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Plus, how to pee in zero-G.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers. […]

  • Why Are Used Car Ads So INSAAANNNE?
    by Gimlet on April 16, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    One man is to blame. Plus, vanity plates in the wild: IC A GR8 PL8.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers […]

  • Underwater Tunnels: HOW?
    by Gimlet on April 9, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    How they get that tunnel under there. Plus, a centuries-old scientific debate: why ice is slippery.Guests: Dr. Gary Brierley (aka Dr. Mole), tunnel engineer, Dr. Miquel Salmeron, physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Special thanks to callers Nikki and Erin.Check out the Terrifying Tunnel Video referenced in today's show. […]

  • Do Dogs Have Belly Buttons?
    by Gimlet on March 12, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Plus, dog clothes: where did they come from?To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors […]

  • How to Get Paid to Clap on TV
    by Gimlet on March 5, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Listener Mack asked about the unfamous people who fill empty seats at the Oscars.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors […]

  • Why Does Music Give Us the Chills?
    by Gimlet on February 19, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Why do we get goosebumps from music and other emotional experiences? Plus, the strangest things to give ELT listeners goosebumps.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors […]

  • How Old Is Winnie the Pooh?
    by Gimlet on February 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    No, really - how old is he?To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors […]

  • What Would Happen to Your Body in Space?
    by Gimlet on January 29, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Flora finds out what would happen if she stepped into the vacuum of outer space. Then, an (Earth) vacuum paradox to end all paradoxes: which came first, the vacuum or the carpet?To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors […]

  • Are "Speed Enforced by Aircraft" Signs a Lie?
    by Gimlet on January 22, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    First, Flora uncovers a feud about butterflies. Then, a question from the Help Line about aircraft patrol.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.fm/sponsors. […]

  • Your Bedtime is Killing You
    by Gimlet on December 18, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Flora stages a fact intervention with Prashanth. […]

  • Who is Wilhelm and Why Won’t He Stop Screaming?
    by Gimlet on December 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    The history of the world’s most iconic movie scream.&nbs […]

  • The Voices Hiding in Your Favorite Movies
    by Gimlet on December 4, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Invisible actors create worlds of sound in everything you watch - from Jaws to The Wire. […]

  • How to Not Ruin Thanksgiving
    by Gimlet on November 20, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Tips for being the #1 guest in the history of the universe. Plus, prunes. […]

  • Invasion of the Self-checkout Machines
    by Gimlet on November 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Self-service began in a Piggly Wiggly 100 years ago. How’d it become a way of life? […]

  • The Case of the Missing Armadillos
    by Gimlet on November 6, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Flora answers questions from the help line about an armadillo paradox and the DaVinci Code of pasta. […]