I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson

I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson

I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson

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Mike Simpson's a curious guy, more curious than most and he's in hot pursuit of answers. On "I've Got Questions with Mike Simpson," Mike tracks down people in the know to reveal how and why things are the way they are. Got questions? Email Mike at ivegotquestions@audacy.com.
  1. September 29, 2022
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    How did the Egyptians make a mummy?
    In the buffet of museum choices, we tend to go right for the mummies. What is their universal appeal? And, how have they stayed so well preserved for centuries? This week, Mike unravels the process of mummifica…
  2. September 22, 2022
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    Quick Questions Vol. 4
    Who comes up with those random national holidays?Mike finds out from Holly McGuire, Editor in Chief at Chase’s Calendar of Events, and Marlo Anderson, Founder of National Day Calendar.com. How long should you k…
  3. September 15, 2022
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    Are introverts actually shy?
    Are you an introvert, an extrovert, or something in between?Do these terms mean what we think they do?Mike gets answers from author, speaker, and extrovert, Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler.Got questions? Email Mike at…
  4. September 08, 2022
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    Should you feed a Venus flytrap?
    The term "carnivorous plant" seems almost like an oxymoron. What makes them so different from other plants? Should you feed them? And, why did the Venus flytraps we bought as kids never survive?Mike chomps down…
  5. September 01, 2022
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    How do delivery robots work?
    Companies like Amazon are deploying robots to satiate our desire for instant gratification. But is that a good thing?Do they have drivers or do they drive themselves? What do robots mean for the future of deliv…
  6. August 25, 2022
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    Is yawning contagious?
    When you see someone yawn, do you yawn too? What's up with that? Mike learns all about yawns from Andrew Gallup, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute.Got q…
  7. August 18, 2022
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    Are we going to run out of sand?
    We might not realize it but sand is in just about everything! And, it's becoming scarcer. Where is all the sand going? What could we replace it with? And, how do the sands by the beach and the sands in the dese…
  8. August 11, 2022
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    Quick Questions Vol. 3
    How is horsepower measured? And, where does its name derive from? Mike puts questions to K.C Colwell, executive editor at Car and Driver.What are hiccups? And, what's the best way to get rid of them? Mike gets…
  9. August 04, 2022
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    Why do we cry?
    We do it when we're sad and, even when we're happy. But why do we cry?Mike gets answers from Ad Vingerhoets at Tilburg University in The Netherlands.Got questions? Email Mike at ivegotquestions@audacy.com
  10. July 28, 2022
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    Can an elevator fall down the shaft?
    Modern wonder or box containing your worst nightmares? This week we explore everything that could go wrong in an elevator and why it doesn't. What would happen in an earthquake? Can you climb out the top like i…
  11. July 21, 2022
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    Christmas (in July) Questions
    We're halfway to the "most wonderful time of the year." Where did common Christmas customs like lights, trees, and mistletoe come from? And, how has the representation of Santa changed over time?Mike gets answe…
  12. July 14, 2022
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    Where are all the aliens?
    For sake of argument, let's just say aliens do exist... then, that begs the question, where are they? Why can you never find an alien when you need one?Mike gets explanations and theories from Jim Al-Khalili, a…
  13. July 07, 2022
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    Quick Questions Vol. 2
    Why are CVS receipts so long? Deidre Popovich, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Texas Tech, gives us the answer.Why do we wear neckties? FIDM Museum Curator, Kevin Jones, provides history and context.And mor…
  14. June 30, 2022
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    How do some animals change color?
    The ability to slip out of a crowd undetected is the dream of many a person trying to escape a party early. Chameleons practically invented the Irish exit! How and why do certain species change their colors? Mi…
  15. June 23, 2022
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    Can you trust a gut feeling?
    Intuition looks and means something different to everybody. How can intuition be explained? Are gut feelings really in your gut? And, how do you know when to trust those feelings?Mike gets answers from Professo…
  16. June 16, 2022
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    Why do they wash birds with Dawn dish soap?
    Ducklings are the unofficial mascot of Dawn brand dish soap. How did Dawn become synonymous with bird rescue? Why is it so effective? And, what's it like to be in the business of saving birds?Mike gets answers…
  17. June 09, 2022
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    How did our drinking habits evolve?
    We drink to relax, we drink to celebrate, and we drink to drown our sorrows...There's no end to the excuses we can find to drink. What's behind these intoxicating rituals? How long have we been going to bars? W…
  18. June 02, 2022
    10 min
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    Quick Questions Vol. 1
    Jetlag. What is it? How can you lessen its effects? Dr. Vernon Williams, Director of the Center for Sports Neurology & Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai's Kerlan-Jobe Institute, and Captain Laura Einsetler explain.…
  19. May 26, 2022
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    Did the T. Rex have feathers?
    Chances are, as an adult, you haven't been asked to name your favorite dinosaur. What are our common misunderstandings about dinosaurs? Why do we think they all lived at the same time? And, how did the T. Rex b…
  20. May 19, 2022
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    How does the internet work?
    Its replaced the library, the encyclopedia, broadcast and cable television, and the shopping mall. But, few of us know how the darn thing works. How does the internet stay running? What does its infrastructure…

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