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. August 11, 2022
    8 min
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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 Colewell, executive editor at Car and Driver.What are hiccups? And, what's the best way to get rid of them? Mike gets…
  2. 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
  3. July 28, 2022
    7 min
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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…
  4. July 21, 2022
    9 min
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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…
  5. 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…
  6. July 07, 2022
    8 min
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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…
  7. 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…
  8. 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…
  9. 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…
  10. 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…
  11. 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.…
  12. May 26, 2022
    8 min
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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…
  13. May 19, 2022
    9 min
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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…
  14. May 12, 2022
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    What's it like to drive a trash truck?
    Who doesn't hate taking out the trash? Imagine doing it 900 times a day. What's a day in the life like behind the wheel of a trash truck doing what may be the city's most thankless task? Mike gets answers from…
  15. May 05, 2022
    9 min
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    Why do we dream?
    Whether we can remember them or not, we all have dreams. How active are our brains when we sleep? Are our dreams telling us something? And, what explains recurring dreams?Mike gets answers from psychologist and…
  16. April 28, 2022
    10 min
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    Are you a cat person or a dog person?
    When it comes to four-legged companions, our world has been divided into two camps - you either love dogs or fancy cats. Why do we prefer one furry friend over another? Mike puts these questions to experts - pr…
  17. April 21, 2022
    9 min
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    How did bacon and eggs become a "thing"?
    Bacon and eggs are synonymous with the classic American breakfast. But, has it always been that way? When and why did bacon and eggs become a cornerstone of traditional breakfast? Is breakfast really the "most…
  18. April 14, 2022
    9 min
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    What's the deal with sneezing?
    Achoo! Nothing signals the dawn of allergy season quite like that sensation you feel right before letting out a sneeze. While we all have our own unique sneezing style and cadence, it's almost impossible to fig…
  19. April 07, 2022
    9 min
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    Do you need to wash your jeans?
    Low rise, high rise, bell bottoms, flares, boot cut, stone washed, slim-fit... whatever your preference, denim jeans are a staple of the modern wardrobe. And, despite their enduring place in fashion, how to tak…
  20. March 31, 2022
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    What is déjà vu?
    Ever feel like you've been here before? We call this mysterious feeling "déjà vu," French for "already seen." What causes it? And, how can it be explained?Mike puts these questions to Dr. Akira O'Connor of Univ…

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