Episode Show Notes:
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:
- In the Story of Penicillin, Alexander Fleming Was a Minor Character — https://curiosity.im/2SD8bmX
- Bad News: Wireless Charging May Be Bad for Your Battery — https://curiosity.im/2LspOoE
- The "Alpha Dog" Is a Canine Myth — https://curiosity.im/2LrOCx7
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