Things I Learned Last Night

Jaron Myers and Tim Stone

You know when you can’t sleep at night so you Google everything about deep sea diving? Things I Learned Last Night (TILLN) is that, but in a podcast. Check us out on Spotify, Apple, or wherever else you get your podcasts read less

Our Editor's Take

The Things I Learned Last Night hosts Jaron Myers and Tim Stone know what keeps people awake at night. Instead of typing random questions into the phone at midnight, listeners can play this podcast. The hosts do the research for the show so listeners don't have to.

Tim and Jaron started this educational comedy podcast to share with others. Some might call their knowledge useless, but they disagree. They share about everything from PT Barnum to the dearMoon project. There's too much to know in the world, and Jaron and Tim want to learn as much as possible.

Listeners hear the story of Ida Wood in one podcast episode. The millionaire woman had a bizarre existence. Toward the end of her life, she lived in seclusion with her sisters in a hotel room for more than two decades. Ida refused to adhere to social norms, and much of her life remains a mystery. With so much money, why did the once-popular socialite choose to live this way? Tim and Jaron offer their researched theories.

Michael Fagan is the subject of another podcast episode. An ordinary citizen, he decided to infiltrate Buckingham Palace while drunk. Michael climbed its high walls and snuck into a window. Despite alarms, he managed to explore the throne room before escaping the way he came. Then, Michael did it again!

Jaron and Tim discuss American writer Edward Bernays. They reveal all the ways he influenced life today. Podcast listeners also hear about pilot Tommy Fitz. He touched down a plane in front of a New York City bar. What prompted this act? Turns out it was an alcohol-infused bet between patrons. The astonishing feat of 1950s aviation inspired many, but not law enforcement. Tommy paid a small fine after the plane's owner decided not to file charges.

Ever wondered about the Barefoot Bandit, Project Blue Beam, or Pepsi Jet? Jaron and Tim have the answers. They discuss famous shootouts and a 1561 "sky battle.” Was it aliens? Hallucinations? Celestial beings? Listeners can find out on the Things I Learned Last Night podcast. New episodes arrive every Tuesday.

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Episodes

Prohibition - Quit Drinking or She Will DESTROY Your Town!
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Prohibition - Quit Drinking or She Will DESTROY Your Town!
Become a Patron and Get Early Access to Ad-Free Episodes: https://www.patreon.com/tillnpodcast The history of alcohol consumption in America is a fascinating one, full of cultural shifts, criminal enterprises, and larger-than-life characters. In the early days of America, alcohol was an integral part of daily life and work. People drank constantly throughout the day, and it was totally normal and accepted to drink on the job. This started to raise concerns among some groups, especially conservative Christian women. They formed temperance movements protesting alcohol consumption, with the famous axe-wielding Carrie Nation leading raids on saloons to destroy liquor supplies. Despite their efforts, most people thought nationwide prohibition would never actually happen. Things I Learned Last Night is an educational comedy podcast where best friends Jaron Myers and Tim Stone talk about random topics and have fun all along the way. If you like learning, and laughing a whole lot while you do, then you’ll love TILLN. Watch or listen to this episode today! Episode Link: https://tilln.com/billymitchell Want to Support TILLN: https://linktr.ee/tillnpodcast Listen to Nellie Bly: https://tilln.com/nelliebly Text TILLN to 66866 to become a patron and gain access to ad-free episodes, the exclusive discord, and earn discounts on TILLN Merch. Advertise with us: https://bit.ly/3FdZirY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Lobster War - How France STOLE Brazil's Lobsters, Leading To A 5 Year COLD WAR
06-02-2024
The Lobster War - How France STOLE Brazil's Lobsters, Leading To A 5 Year COLD WAR
Become a Patron and Get Early Access to Ad-Free Episodes: https://www.patreon.com/tillnpodcast The Lobster War was an obscure conflict between France and Brazil in the early 1960s. It began when France wanted access to large populations of spiny lobsters off the coast of Mauritania, which had recently gained independence from France. Since France could no longer freely take resources from its former colony, it turned to lobster populations off Brazil's coast instead. This launched a dispute between the two countries over fishing rights that escalated over several years. France repeatedly sent lobster fishing fleets with naval escorts to Brazil's waters, which Brazil saw as aggression. At one point France justified taking lobsters by arguing that since they jump along the seafloor, they should be classified as fish, not shellfish. Brazil rebutted this and eventually the two sides took the dispute to an international tribunal, which ruled in Brazil's favor. However, French ships kept illegally fishing, leading to further tensions. The "war" never turned into outright combat but there were provocative naval exercises on both sides. It remained a Cold War standoff over lobster fishing rights until the United Nations Law of the Sea treaty later resolved such maritime disputes. Things I Learned Last Night is an educational comedy podcast where best friends Jaron Myers and Tim Stone talk about random topics and have fun all along the way. If you like learning, and laughing a whole lot while you do, then you’ll love TILLN. Watch or listen to this episode today! Episode Link: https://tilln.com/thelobsterwar Want to Support TILLN: https://linktr.ee/tillnpodcast Listen to DD Palmer: https://tilln.com/ddpalmer Text TILLN to 66866 to become a patron and gain access to ad-free episodes, the exclusive discord, and earn discounts on TILLN Merch. Advertise with us: https://bit.ly/3FdZirY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kenny Veach - One Man's Disappearance in an Area 51 Cave
30-01-2024
Kenny Veach - One Man's Disappearance in an Area 51 Cave
Become a Patron and Get Early Access to Ad-Free Episodes: https://www.patreon.com/tillnpodcast Kenny Veach was a YouTuber who became obsessed with finding a mysterious cave near Area 51. Veach was known for making bad inventions and posting hiking videos where he brought minimal provisions. In a YouTube comment, he claimed there was an M-shaped cave that gave off strange vibrations. This sparked an internet mystery to find the so-called M Cave. Under pressure from his followers, Veach went to search for the cave again but disappeared. His phone was found but no other sign of him. The internet theorized the government or aliens took Veach after he found a secret base. Months later his girlfriend revealed he likely went to the desert to take his own life due to depression. She believes he made up the cave story for views. But conspiracy theorists refuse to believe her and think there's more to the story. Overall it's a sad tale of a struggling YouTuber who got caught up in internet fame and disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Things I Learned Last Night is an educational comedy podcast where best friends Jaron Myers and Tim Stone talk about random topics and have fun all along the way. If you like learning, and laughing a whole lot while you do, then you’ll love TILLN. Watch or listen to this episode today! Episode Link: https://tilln.com/jeanbaptiste Want to Support TILLN: https://linktr.ee/tillnpodcast Listen to DD Palmer: https://tilln.com/ddpalmer Text TILLN to 66866 to become a patron and gain access to ad-free episodes, the exclusive discord, and earn discounts on TILLN Merch. Advertise with us: https://bit.ly/3FdZirY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tycho Brahe - The Bizarre Life and Death of an Astronomer
16-01-2024
Tycho Brahe - The Bizarre Life and Death of an Astronomer
Become a Patron and Get Early Access to Ad-Free Episodes: https://www.patreon.com/tillnpodcast Tycho Brahe was a 16th century Danish astronomer. Brahe was born into a noble family but then kidnapped by his wealthy uncle Jørgen as a child. Jørgen wanted Brahe to become a lawyer but Brahe was fascinated by astronomy. After Jørgen's death, Brahe inherited his wealth and built an elaborate island observatory to pursue his interest in studying the stars and planets. Some quirky anecdotes are shared, like Brahe wearing a prosthetic bronze nose after losing his real one in a duel and befriending an elk he found in the woods. Brahe made important contributions to understanding planetary motion despite having no telescopes. He trained Johannes Kepler and created detailed astronomical observations that Kepler later used to derive his famous laws of planetary motion. Ultimately Brahe died at just 54 years old due to complications from a bladder infection he got from holding in his urine too long at a royal event. Things I Learned Last Night is an educational comedy podcast where best friends Jaron Myers and Tim Stone talk about random topics and have fun all along the way. If you like learning, and laughing a whole lot while you do, then you’ll love TILLN. Watch or listen to this episode today! Episode Link: https://tilln.com/tychobrahe Want to Support TILLN: https://linktr.ee/tillnpodcast Listen to DD Palmer: https://tilln.com/ddpalmer Text TILLN to 66866 to become a patron and gain access to ad-free episodes, the exclusive discord, and earn discounts on TILLN Merch. Advertise with us: https://bit.ly/3FdZirY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tonda Dickerson
09-01-2024
Tonda Dickerson
Become a Patron and Get Early Access to Ad-Free Episodes: https://www.patreon.com/tillnpodcast Tonda Dickerson was a waitress at a Waffle House in Alabama who won $10 million in the lottery in 1999 after a regular customer tipped her with a winning ticket. Tonda decided to take the winnings as an annuity rather than a lump sum. Her co-workers sued her saying they had a verbal agreement to split any winnings, but Tonda won the case. However, the legal issues and stress led to divorce from her husband. The IRS then said she owed $2 million in gift taxes for giving money to family. After legal fees and splitting the annuity in the divorce, Tonda was only getting around $90k annually and owed the IRS. She got a job as a casino dealer in Biloxi to make ends meet. Her ex-husband kidnapped her to try to get lottery money but she shot him in self-defense. The lottery win ruined Tonda's life through legal troubles and greed from others. She now lives quietly, a far cry from the multi-millionaire she could have been with better financial planning. Things I Learned Last Night is an educational comedy podcast where best friends Jaron Myers and Tim Stone talk about random topics and have fun all along the way. If you like learning, and laughing a whole lot while you do, then you’ll love TILLN. Watch or listen to this episode today! Episode Link: https://tilln.com/tondadickerson Want to Support TILLN: https://linktr.ee/tillnpodcast Listen to Timothy Dexter: https://tilln.com/tillnlive Text TILLN to 66866 to become a patron and gain access to ad-free episodes, the exclusive discord, and earn discounts on TILLN Merch. Advertise with us: https://bit.ly/3FdZirY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Killdozer
02-01-2024
Killdozer
Become a Patron and Get Early Access to Ad-Free Episodes: https://www.patreon.com/tillnpodcast In 2004, Marvin Heemeyer went on a rampage in the small Colorado town of Granby using a homemade armored bulldozer he had secretly built over the course of a year. Heemeyer had a history of disputes with local government and businesses, feeling they were corrupt and conspiring against him. After being fined by the city for using an illegal septic tank, Heemeyer decided to get revenge. He reinforced a bulldozer with concrete and steel to make it bulletproof. Inside he installed monitors so he could see outside through bulletproof glass portholes. On June 4th he drove the bulldozer through town, destroying buildings belonging to his enemies - the city hall, newspaper, concrete plant, and others. SWAT teams and police were unable to stop the bulldozer. After over an hour of destruction across town valued at $7 million, Heemeyer drove into a store basement and got stuck. He then took his own life inside the rig. The event was dubbed the "Killdozer Rampage." Things I Learned Last Night is an educational comedy podcast where best friends Jaron Myers and Tim Stone talk about random topics and have fun all along the way. If you like learning, and laughing a whole lot while you do, then you’ll love TILLN. Watch or listen to this episode today! Episode Link: https://tilln.com/ddpalmer Want to Support TILLN: https://linktr.ee/tillnpodcast Listen to Joel Ortiz: https://tilln.com/actionpark Text TILLN to 66866 to become a patron and gain access to ad-free episodes, the exclusive discord, and earn discounts on TILLN Merch. Advertise with us: https://bit.ly/3FdZirY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
DD Palmer
26-12-2023
DD Palmer
Become a Patron and Get Early Access to Ad-Free Episodes: https://www.patreon.com/tillnpodcast This episode of the podcast covers the history of chiropractic care and its founder, D.D. Palmer. It starts by explaining how D.D. Palmer was practicing magnetic healing in the late 1800s but then discovered chiropractic when he adjusted the neck of his janitor, who was deaf and regained some of his hearing. D.D. claimed this was due to fixing misalignments in the spine called subluxations. He soon started a chiropractic practice and school, touting it as a cure-all treatment. However, his son B.J. Palmer wanted it to be more of a business than a medical practice or religion. The two feuded bitterly, with B.J. even allegedly running over D.D. with his car at a parade. After D.D.'s death, B.J. took over the Palmer School of Chiropractic, which still exists today. The podcast discusses the contentious relationship between chiropractors and medical doctors, with the American Medical Association long considering it pseudo-scientific quackery. A lawsuit in the 1990s changed that somewhat, leading the AMA to recognize it can provide pain relief but not treat medical conditions. The hosts admit going to chiropractors themselves but are skeptical of claims it can cure other ailments. Things I Learned Last Night is an educational comedy podcast where best friends Jaron Myers and Tim Stone talk about random topics and have fun all along the way. If you like learning, and laughing a whole lot while you do, then you’ll love TILLN. Watch or listen to this episode today! Episode Link: https://tilln.com/ddpalmer Want to Support TILLN: https://linktr.ee/tillnpodcast Listen to Action Park: https://tilln.com/actionpark Text TILLN to 66866 to become a patron and gain access to ad-free episodes, the exclusive discord, and earn discounts on TILLN Merch. Advertise with us: https://bit.ly/3FdZirY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kevin McCallister
19-12-2023
Kevin McCallister
Become a Patron and Get Early Access to Ad-Free Episodes: https://www.patreon.com/tillnpodcast This episode tells the story of Kevin McCallister, a young boy who gets accidentally left behind when his family goes on a Christmas trip to France. Kevin initially enjoys having the house to himself but soon has to defend it from two burglars known as the Wet Bandits. Kevin sets up elaborate booby traps all over the house, leading the bandits into one trap after another. Eventually, he lures them to the attic and ziplines to his treehouse, but they catch him before he can call the police. Just as they are threatening Kevin, his neighbor, who saw the commotion, hits one of the burglars over the head and calls the police. The Wet Bandits are arrested, Kevin survives, and his family returns home to find he has cleaned and decorated the whole house for Christmas. Things I Learned Last Night is an educational comedy podcast where best friends Jaron Myers and Tim Stone talk about random topics and have fun all along the way. If you like learning, and laughing a whole lot while you do, then you’ll love TILLN. Watch or listen to this episode today! Episode Link: https://tilln.com/kevin Want to Support TILLN: https://linktr.ee/tillnpodcast Listen to Frank Abagnale Jr: https://tilln.com/frankabagnale Text TILLN to 66866 to become a patron and gain access to ad-free episodes, the exclusive discord, and earn discounts on TILLN Merch. Advertise with us: https://bit.ly/3FdZirY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices