- how altruism works--a philosophical question, really, about whether anybody can actually perform a totally unselfish act
- is there a worst way to die?--most would say immolation is worst, and drowning is up there, too. And did you know 25 percent of people say they are not afraid to die. But they concluded if you're in a plane going down from, say, 35,000 feet . . . well, the fear would doubtless be universal. Worst case for most people is dying alone.
- will we soon be extinct? Possibly. Just about everything that's ever been on the planet went extinct before us.
- how living off the grid works? Did you know some people have arranged to live so they don't ever pay utility bills?
- how habeas corpus works
Here's the hook for the Stuff You Should Know podcast: