I’ve learned so much from this! And gotten answers to questions I didn’t realize I had. Amusing and surprising!
You are great
I can listen to this podcast all day. So many other science podcasts are such a bore, but this one is upbeat, light and actually covers novel topics.
There have been many an episode that I’ve enjoyed very much, but the recent call for people to call in and express what monuments should be put up in place of the ones being destroyed in this country is infuriating. To state, as if it is definitive fact, that all the monuments being defaced are “glorifying white supremacy” is ahistorical, and just pushes a narrative that damages the fabric of the country. Destroying the past and erasing the history is dangerous. A show about education like this shouldn’t be pushing such nonsense. MLK was known to not treat women terribly well, but that’s not why we have made countless monuments in his honor. History is multi-dimensional. Do better ELT.
I’m really tired of the lack of diversity in the callers. Many episodes sound like the same white woman calling over and over. I understand that this is their primary demographic, but they need to make an effort to promote to different racial groups. The content is great though.
The episode When Astronauts Come Home is, seriously, one of the best episodes I have ever heard. This is a must listen podcast. Brilliant. Lighthearted. Warm. Insightful. Provocative. Flora is like you’re hanging with an engaging homegirl who asks the questions you know you want to ask. Great show.
It is my favorite podcast. Flora is hilarious!🤣
Statues are built in remembrance of the accomplishments of the honoree, and you know that. The Washington Monument (as well as every other statue that has become controversial) does not “glorify white supremacy,” and, again, you know that. Ask yourself this, is pushing this nonsense making the United States better or worse. If you think erasing history, demonizing the founding fathers, and calling everyone a racist, white supremacist improves things, then you need to re-evaluate the world. Please just stay out of politics and stick to stories about squirrels
I am new and I really like it thanks for doing all the stuff that you do please do more love it 😊
What happens when you get on the moon and how it affects the human body. Thanks and I love your episodes.
Statues Glorifying whit supremacy? Peace out!
Interesting but slanted. These folks haves a political slant. Too pc for me. Just inform and be interesting. Less socialism views..
I listen to this everyday. I don’t like the outro but everything else makes up for it. Keep up the great work
My name is Miriam and i was wondering if you could do a episode about sunburns and why you get them. Thank you! And the dhow is awesome!!!!!!
The idea of the podcast is a good and I have tried on several occasions to get into it, but in their attempts to be entertaining they come off as silly. Any facts that I have learned have been trivial. Lastly, they should save the political diatribe for those doing political shows. If people want to hear someone’s discourse on the latest nonsense they would be better served going to those shows.
Always covers an interesting topic, and normally something I didn’t know before. The prolific puns and lighthearted banter make it fun
I love this show, the wide range of topics, the amazing guests and Flora as the host. 2 issues... 1) Flora’s puns, they are incredibly cringe worthy, I sincerely hope she isn’t like that irl. 2) The guy who does the outro... oh. my. god. I would rather listen to 1,000 puns then be subjected to that guys horrific voice. Maybe it’s just me but I like listening to the credits of podcast episodes, or watching the end credits of movies. I like to recognize the people that put on the show I just enjoyed but I rush to skip this shows end credits, it is so painful PLEASE, PLEASE Find someone else!
Discovered this and embarrassed to say I binged the first two years worth in a few days. So much cool knowledge!!! Also...go flamingos.
This is my favorite podcast. I searched for a while to find a podcast with equal parts interesting information and lightness of spirit- this has both is perfect proportion. Not only is every episode intriguing & informational, but also usually makes me laugh at least a few times. This podcast has answered so many questions that I didn’t know I even had. Flora is an amazing host and has the great ability to add in silly jokes with ease. She also gets the best people to answer people’s questions! I’m often curious how she’s able to find such fitting people.
When Astronauts Return was particularly moving. I won’t do Instagram or Twitter because of their practices so I cannot see the extra content.
(the rest of the show is good, too)
I love the concept and it’s well done. A podcast to answer your nagging questions. I hope they can answer my question some day too!
This is one of THE BEST podcasts I have ever listened to. It’s AWESOME!!!🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😁😁😁😁😁😁👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
This shows is very interesting! Flora is smart and very funny! The only part that is super annoying is the guy that does the credits at the end of each show! I just fast forward at the very end of the episode so I don’t have to hear him.
I am a kid but even I like it! It explains everything I don’t know about I highly recommend this podcast to people who love a call in and ask a question someone or they are dying to get the answer to
This podcast is so amazing because it explains everything I didn’t know and was too embarrassed to ask. It is a podcast is different then anything I have ever heard.
Pretty good 👌 I know that plenty of people are actually looking for a real review and are annoyed someone actually took the time to right this. Sorry. But that is all I have to say about the podcast. That it is pretty good.
Flora’s interviews with individual people affected by Covid is just incredible. In one show she told the whole story of 2020.
I ❤️❤️❤️ flora!! Her voice is so soothing and I love her corny humor. Show seems very well researched just like other Gimlet shows. Very light and fun podcast that’s totally worth listening!!
I’ve listened to every single episode!!
One of my favorite podcast recommended swell to listen to on hikes👍👌😃😄😄😀😃😄😁😆😄😃🥙😤🥙🥙🥙🥙🥙🥙🍿🍿🍿🍿🍣🍱🍱🥟🍚🌮🌮🍔🍔🍟🥩🥩🥩🍳🥩🥞🥚🥩🥞🧀🥞🍘🍡🧁🥧🥮🥠🥮🍢🍚🍛🍘🍱🍣🥫🥘🍚🥟🥟🍲🌯🍕
Flora is an amazing host and she does not need anybody to help her!! Just an amazing show with amazing topics
Fun topics and Flora is delightful. I love her puns, and they always get to the bottom of the topic. A pure joy.
Flora is great and the topics are always interesting. In a simple format, this podcast provides an evidence-based approach to answering interesting questions. I always look forward to the next one. In this time, I’d love to see some replays of old episodes. Thanks!
Great topics, but the interviewer never lets the subject of the interview speak. Production leaves much to be desired as well
I love this podcast. Flora is sharp and Whitty which makes these podcast all the more enjoyable. I always look forward to the next one!
Flora Lichtman is an excellent host. The writing on this show is funny and light hearted. Flora’s execution is spot on. She’s kind and so intelligent. I love everything about this show. It’s a happy part of my day.
This one puts things in perspective. Thank you essential workers. <3
I really love this one and always look forward to when it comes out. I wish they wouldn’t curse; I like to listen to it with my kids on the way to school.
The podcast is engaging and the topics are always interesting, me and my mom love to listen!
I discovered this podcast during the Coronavirus quarantine. It is such a happy and light relief from everything else! I love it!
This show is amazing; I’m always learning something new. The host and the producers do an amazing job on the structure, the interviews, and keeping even seemingly dull topics very interesting.
Always interesting and anyone who enjoys trivia would love your show. I always learn something or at least my idea was confirmed 😊 And Flora has a very soothing voice! Thanks
I have to agree with the previous reviewer. Great show but that is far from an oboe.
Is a recording of an oboe that hard to find? Lovely recorder or maybe flute but not an oboe.
Love show but ...
ELT has officially become my favorite podcast. Flora is by far the best podcast host I have listened to, and I am a podcast junkie. Gimlet Media and ELT are doing an amazing job! Keep it coming!
I listen to this with my 7 and 3 year old kids when nobody wants to make dinner conversation. Some episodes are best listened to by myself, but we always enjoy the presentation and learn new information about random things
I love the information and topics, but I cannot deal with the awful puns. I would listen to it more but it’s just overkill
These episodes are perfectly digestible chunks of info. The hosts are always warm, funny and super smart. I usually listen to podcasts with a looser format, so it’s a joy to listen to one that’s so perfectly produced and tight. A joy to listen to!
This show is just so good. I’m one of those people who listens to a jillion podcasts and have been for 10+ years — ELT really stands out. So much of its magic is in Flora. She is so funny, so kind, so quirky, so smart — a bright ray of sunshine in a sometimes dark world. Thanks to everyone who works so hard on this show !
This podcast never fails to make me feel happy. It’s real, informative and fun. I love laugh-groaning at the puns and I’ve wowed scores of people with flamingo facts alone. Flora, you are so appreciated!!
Somehow I just found this last week :( I sailed through 2017 and on to 2018! Love Flora’s style and LOVE when you get Prashanth on the line! Keep up the GREAT podcast!
ELT is one of the shows I turn to when I need something to lighten up my day. I love the witty back-and-forth between the host and the people who call in with the questions. Occasionally, a topic that seems totally non-critical ends up digging up a deeper issue, as in the case with the cheerleading question. And I always gain new knowledge. Trivial knowledge perhaps, but delightful nonetheless.
I’m a union construction worker and I’ve recently been introduced to this podcast. Over a week and a half, I think I binged all the episodes. As it stands, I would really like to know why this podcast isn’t in the top ten. I can’t explain it. It’s interesting, entertaining, and freaking hilarious! Look out Flora. I’m about to start asking questions 😁😉
Flora’s puns!!!!! I love them, I’m here for them, I laugh so hard and my 11 year old rolls his eyes but secretly is also here for them! We love listening on our ride to school everyday!
I love the enthusiasm of the people asking the questions and the voices of the interviewees. But the Flora tosses in a pun. Pow!
I mostly like the concept and content but Floras puns are stunningly awful. I feel embarrassed for her each time she tries so hard to be clever and falls flat.
I love that half of the episode titles leave me thinking “eh, maybe idk, might be boring” but then 100% of the time end up IMMERSED Winnie the Pooh’s age? I didn’t care at all until it played automatically and I fell into a hole It’s great. Just listen to it. You will never feel as if you’ve wasted time
Funny, informative, and full of puns!
I really liked this podcast, but as it goes in the host tries harder and harder to make little jokes and puns that tend to derail the show. The guests never know how to react and it just makes the listener groan as Flora makes a pun, then explains why it’s funny. Get back to the good content and stop trying to be so cutesy.
The tone of voice of the guy at the end of every episode is like fingernails on a chalkboard. I think it’s supposed to be quirky funny but it just hurts my brain. I’m sure I’m not the only one... Otherwise love this show. Answers all the REAL questions that plague me and aren’t amenable to googling.
I love ELT it always boosts my mood. The stories are smart and funny. I always learn something new. And floras puns give me life!!
Great Listening - a treat for the ears
This podcast has awesome knowledgeable guests. I love the host!
Makes me laugh & smile & think. Also, I would like to be friends with flora irl.
I love that all of the episodes are based on a question that a listener has. I relate to the callers all the time! Flora is a great bridge that connects scientists to the normal person. I really love how the editing makes it seem like a conversation between and expert and a normal person. I came for the science and stayed for Flora’s puns.
Corn is not a vegetable!!!!! Great show. Interesting topics. However, this last episode with the dude crying when finding out what song he’d been singing for years was just ridiculous. Like, grow up man it’s a song about a breakup and you’re crying on a podcast. Ugh. Gross.
Topics are fabuluosly intriguing but delivery is frustrating...repetitive.
I started at episode one and was immediately sold. Sometimes I see the title of new episode and think, “How in the world can that be interesting?” Two minutes later I can’t stop listening. Keep up the great work!
The useless chatter is very annoying. It’s like listening to someone’s conversation that goes in different directions. Just get to the story!
I adore this podcast. It is doesn’t take itself too seriously and the host is so charming. Highly recommend.
Wendy and her additional guests handle multiple silly questions (we’ve all had, stop lying to yourself) with humor and educated answers leading to a podcast that’s both easy to listen and informative. Keep on keeping on!
I discovered this podcast prior to a long road trip to northern Maine, and I’m so glad I did. It answers questions you might not have known you had and provides witty facts to share at your next cocktail party or family gathering. I’m still blown away by the power of flamingos.
I’ve learn so much, about things I’ve wonder about and some I didn’t know I wanted an answer, flamingos are awesome, do you want to sit down on the public toilet?, why are there so many fruit flies in my house?, dentists were so scary... I have interesting stories for my husband now hahaha give this a try if you haven’t!
“oh god please not another history podcast” -my wife
Every episode/ guest/ the host is rock solid gold. I can’t/ won’t stop listening to every episode In existence. If you don’t enjoy/obsess over most Gimlet productions, you must have had a recent lobotomy.
Yeah, you could be listening to the orange monster from his pulpit about decrees about walls, monsters and money. But why? Or, You could listen to a show that’s going to become bigger than sliced bread in 2020. So download every episode now, because that’s what I did and every your weekend. Get yourself some wine, put that book down and settle in! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
I dream of going on a date during which we binge on Everything Little Thing, enjoy copious amounts of alcohol, and call Flora with all of the burning questions of lives fueled by disney, corp, memes, micro-brews, small batch roasts, avocado toast, boutique ski shops, and #vanlife. Until then, I will continue to plan breaks at work around new drops.
I’ve read a few comments about listeners being salty that this show covers “minor things”. Really? This podcast is helping answer a lot of specific science questions. You are literally discrediting multiple people that spent more time doing research, going to school, and caring more about public knowledge than you probably ever had. The cool thing about humans is we have the ability to process and ask questions, this show helps foster even the most niche questions someone may have. For all you salty people out there, I’m going back o drop a few words of stranger things, we should always “open any curiosity door we find.”. Also, they’ve had a few segments about insects, which are one of the most important group of species on earth. If you don’t think that’s relevant then maybe you should read up on the insect decline/ecology ✌️
They deliver on the title of the show, and make me laugh, and do a really great job
a personal fave that i recommend to everyone i know
Each week I look forward to the new episode of ELT being dropped. I have a bit of a stressful job and I really enjoy taking a few minutes of my commute with ELT. It brightens my day, causes me to smile and I usually learn something new. I try to think of factual emergencies all the time so I have a reason to call in. 🤓🧐🤔
This show and Flora are so much fun! The story telling is so clever and creative and I am always in awe at the ability to create topic related puns. Look forward to every episode! 10/10 would recommend.
Mellifluous voice, infectious enthusiasm and convivial wit. Also educational.
I’m a naturally curious person and this podcast is one of my favorites. As well as enjoying my new found love for flamingos, I love hearing about what others are awake at night wondering. The host, Flora, is an absolute gem! She seems to have a natural chemistry with everyone she talks to. If I’m caught smiling with my headphones in, it’s because I’m listening to this show.
The puns are cheesy at times, but that’s what makes this show grate.
And the puns are delightful.
I don’t know how I randomly stumbled upon this podcast but I have binged for one week. Flora is awesome and so witty! Every episode makes me laugh and I learn some fun facts as well. Subscribed. 😃
One of my favorite shows. It’s funny, interesting and informative. (Though, why do so many of the callers sound high? Hmmm…) In all seriousness, though, it’s really a delightful show and has me chucking and learning every week.
I love the conversational nature of this podcast. Flora is delightful to listen too. I also like that this podcast is a little shorter than most others. The topics are refreshing and I have enjoyed all of them so far. Thanks for the great work!
I love how this show explores things that are unexpected, and end up being unexpectedly interesting. It also helps to go back to something everyone knows about and find a detail that everyone does not know about—that's awesome. Flora is a fun host, the show is impecabbly produced and edited, and it also has a very collaborative team working on the show too, which is nice to hear throughout the show and in the credits.
I hate that I am just finding out about this podcast but I will enjoying “binge listening” to all those that I’ve missed. So informative and geeky in such a fun amazing way. I’ve already shared it twice!
I love the randomness of this podcast. I learn so much about things I didn’t know I needed or wanted to know. Flora is amazing with her delivery and is so easy to listen to. I’m a fan for life.
This is one of my fav nonfiction podcasts. It's funny and entertaining and also informative! After listening to an episode I'm always telling my friends and family about the fun facts I learn and they're always AMAZED (like the fact that camels used to be ARCTIC animals, how stamps are chosen, the history of pants, the history of utensils, etc). I always look forward to listening to new episodes!
Elt is awesome me and my mom and one of my brothers love it you should really listen to it it will probably tell you stuff you never knew before!!! So I think you should listen to it right now
Please use something else or do away with it altogether.
I love this podcast so much. I was a dedicated serial crime podcast listener before I discovered Every Little Thing. I desperately needed to stop listening to crime podcasts because I was carrying around my taser and constantly worried there was someone hiding in the backseat of my car ready to strike at any given moment, so thank you ELT for not only entertaining/educating me daily, but also likely salvaging my sanity. This podcast is hilarious and interesting, always. I frequently drop fun facts on unsuspecting strangers now because everyone is a fact buddy if you try hard enough. Now far too many of my classmates have learned more than they wish to about flamingos and they have ELT to thank. Flora is a phenomenal, very relatable host that keeps me cracking up at all times. Please don’t stop making episodes because I fear I will lose the ability to start conversations without fun facts to drop now. ELT has crippled me socially, but I have zero regrets.
LOVE this show! Interesting, funny, and entertaining.
The stories are usually entertaining and Flora seems like a fun person, but her constant vocal fry is the worst I’ve heard. It’s so very irritating that it’s hard to enjoy the content of the show because the delivery is so grating! Please, whoever is Flora’s boss, send her to a class in which she can learn to let out the beautiful voice that I can tell is trapped under all that fry, so I can change my review to five stars!
ELT makes learning new things fun and engaging. 10/10 recommend.
Series started out with a number of interesting topics but for the last several months it’s been one who care’s topic after another. Seriously, origins of the limbo, nail polish color names, how old is Winnie the Pooh in the stories were among the lowlights . Not that every episode has to be a treatise on the trade war with China or the impeachment hearings, but NOTE TO EDITORS - just because something is not widely known and your staff can find out the info, doesn’t necessarily make it interesting. To paraphrase from Jeff Goldblum’s character from a Jurassic Park - you seem to be more focused on whether you could. create these inane boring podcasts, and never thought about whether you should
Love your humor!!! Love this show! Topics are awesome!
The show is good and I listen to it ever day
Give this podcast a try. Great for a short drive..pretty much any age can listen to this podcast. Wish I had a interesting question to ask.
Flora is just too cute, and this show is just way too informative to miss!
I’m addicted to real crime podcasts, which this is not. What a comic relief with some super not needed knowledge about stuff we all overlook. I love Flora’s sense of humor and truly enjoy this podcast. I wish the numerous adds could be as humorous (except the New Mexico ads, they are funny!). Keep it up (Also, I’ve started with the 2017 podcasts, so I hope they are still making this one....suppose I shoulda looked into that!! 🤦🏼♀️)
The show has yet to leave me un-fascinated & the caller reactions are gold... & again she funny
Flora cracks me up - and I love learning about all these random topics. Production is excellent, Gimlet is the best.
I love the host.
My friends take advantage of me because they know if they ask me a question I will find the answer. Saves them from having to do the research themselves. So when I stumbled across this podcast, I knew I met a kindred spirit. I love it so much! And now when people ask me to research something weird or obscure, I tell them to listen to Every Little Thing.
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at things you may have wondered about, or may have taken for granted.
I listen to this whenever I need a little silliness in my life. I love the tongue-in-cheek humor and always learn a lot!
I listen to this podcast while Im falling asleep, it can be really interesting if you find a topic youre familiar with and just oddly satifisying to know more about it.
The ads to content ratio is really bad.
Seemed right up my alley; I was interested, even eager to give it a go. It’s cheerful and personable enough. But it just feels so... slow? Like the same segues and ‘funny’ little reference points just get beaten to death and the unnatural ‘conversations ‘ are so fraught with digressions.. Feels a bit more like an opportunity to hear ones self talk than a realistic dialogue. Basically, episodes could be condensed in half and lose nothing of value.
I completely share Every Little Thing’s curiosity for understanding and learning about our world. Love Flora’s sense humor and punability! (I’d love it if no one else has thought of that word and I get credit for originating it - but it’s very likely that Flora and her colleagues have used it for years!). Keep up the awesome interesting down-to-earth caring level-headed adventurous show!!! Love it!
I wish there was more content than ads. I listened to an entire car ad thinking it was the show. It’s annoying.
So funny and smart! Love this so much!
Life’s minutiae examined through fun interviews
I love this. So informative. What I love most is that these are answers to some questions were too embarrassed to ask for fear of sounding stupid! Someone Flora makes me feel better about not knowing the answers!
Total waste of time.
I’m just here for Floras tinely puns TBH
This show runs the gamut on what they research and report on but it's always informative and interesting and fun to listen to. The episodes aren't very long, either, so you won't get burned out after listening to just one. I've listened to all of them. Highly recommend.
Informative, fun, excellent host. Learning about things you never knew you wanted to know more about.
“This podcast is one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to.” -Me
I loved it
Flora is such a clever, talented podcast host. Her delivery is spot on—witty without being snarky. It’s such a fun diversion from all the political discussions in so many podcasts. I can’t get enough of this show!
The podcast itself is great. It’s interesting, funny and Flora is an awesome host. However, the amount of ads and the length of the breaks are frustrating. I get that Gimlet needs to pay the bills but it’s getting ridiculous. The podcast needs to be longer or the ads need to be shorter.
I love this show and all, but they can use some bad words. 🤬🤬🤬
Great for anyone who loves learning. It has a fantastic energy and really fascinating experts.
This is my new favorite episode of ELT. Laughing so hard walking my dog I’m scaring the neighbors. Well done!
I remember listening to Flora on science Friday a while back. She has come a long way. Aside from all of the fascination discoveries, I love how interactive the show is and that I can share it with my 10 y/o, who just loves it.
This podcast has some great content lots of things you always wanted to know
Great, education, interesting podcast, but there are sooooooo many ads for such a SHORT episode length.
Informative and entertaining expose of ancient history to modern day dentistry. Very relieved to know the practice has come so far and we are the benefactors of painless tooth care.
This podcast is interesting for the most part. Some topics don’t interest me but that’s the way it goes. I can’t help but notice that this is basically just mystery show with a different host.
I love learning fun facts about the most random things, and finding out things I didn’t give a second thought to actually have an interesting story behind them. Each week is a deep dive into a new subject and I always learn something new.
I am a new listener and love your show - just not this one. The content shows lack of thought, creativity and does no good for anyone to hear. We hear / see enough gangster jib talk everywhere- everyday and hope you stay away from this crap and get back to doing interesting things again.
I love this podcast. It’s funny and informative- two of my favorite things- and Flora is ridiculously likeable. I get so excited when I see a new episode pop up. If you’re a person who is curious about the world, listen to this podcast!
My favorite kind of ephemera, delivered by a host who I must admit I think I have a nerd crush on.
Swearing is not using words of power but demonstrate a lack of imagination which previously I thought this program had a lot of. Decisions have consequences and Flora you have lost a subscriber.
This pod is brilliant and always makes me laugh. Pooh bear episode was my favorite.
Who doesn’t love to learn little bits of awesome info? Informative, entertaining, goofy, totally fun to listen to. Love it.
You obviously 🙄 have the settings on speed 😒😑
Ok I love the topics... love the format... BUT, why the super speed talking? It’s very annoying. I’m listening to pink and blue show & love it, but the speed up talk is not working for me. Can we talk human speed not super human speed? ❤️ love you!
I love it, I wait to listen to it when I know I can give it my full attention. The most interesting podcast ever.
ELT is a must listen! It is a quirky, interesting, witty, funny and a fascinating listen! I can’t wait for the next episode and I am listening to all the past shows, too. Thank you Flora and all the ETL folks... keep up the good, fun work!
I am always learning something new and laughing out loud. Great podcast
Every Little Thing researches the origins of cultural norms and it's history. Perhaps I caught the wrong episodes, but the hosts tends to be a little snarky if the content doesn't align with some current day beliefs. I strongly suggest that the journalist take in to consideration the historical context, beliefs, and norms.
I was straight up look for a change as I love Murder podcasts but if you listen to them for too long, it darkens your mood. This is the perfect podcast to help balance the mood. It’s light, it’s interesting, it’s funny. I am now going back to binging the older episodes.
ELT is light hearted fun and proves there is no end to rabbit hole.
Fun and informative!
Flora’s dry wit makes it.
Very easy listen and extremely interesting.
One review said that this podcast is “too millennial “. I’m 71 and this podcast has rapidly become my favorite. I have always had questions about things and I am so grateful to have lived long enough to see the invention of the search engine. This is even better! Great content and writing and delightful interviews!
Everyone on this show is a 30 something and you can tell. Otherwise interesting.
Used in your ad!?
i love this podcast so much that i’ve listened to every episode and now i’m sad!!! i ALWAYS think of random questions and when i discovered a podcast that answered those questions PLUS MORE??????!!! it’s amazing! this team does amazing work KEEP DOING WHAT YOURE DOING I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS!!!!
I love this podcast.. It is so much fun to listen to , and very informative on the puzzling questions I tend to have. I listen to a few other Gimlet productions, and love them all. I like the approach to the subject, with background research and experts giving their opinion as well. You all do a great job, keep up the great work!!
I love knowing random facts, and I don’t need over and hour long podcast to be informed about the origins of the vacuum cleaner, so the time format is perfect! I don’t mind ads at all, but when listening consecutively I have found I have to skip the ads because they never change and they’re annoying when repetitive. Even a change in script for the same product of the ads would be nice. My other critique is the credits and hotline reader. I’m sure the guy can’t help his monotone voice but honestly it’s annoying too. The content of the show is great, I wish they could just tweak these two minor things.
Great content, but it’d be much better if these episodes each only explore one topic. I selected an episode and it was 15 mins before it reached the actual topic in the title bc it explored all these other random things.
This podcast is great, I look forward to listening to a new episode every week and I learn something new every episode. Keep up the good work!
I listen to a ton of podcasts and truly look forward to this every week. I constantly find myself talking to people about the topics covered and even send my brother episodes to listen to with his kids. Can not recommend enough!!
Your episodes are so fascinating and funny! Especially the beginning of “Stamps.”I listen to your episodes every morning and every night! Thanks for doing these things! Bye-Bye!
Flora is annoying af but it’s really well produced and the topics are interesting.
Hey krezy Jorge. Yes I’m doing it. I’m listening to ELT. I want to keep my tires😛🥳🤗
I have my friends 👫
I only wish I had some interesting question to call in about. Best podcast I subscribe to.
I listen to podcasts every day, and this one is my guilty pleasure. It’s funny and charming and I always learn something new.
Great episode. Fun and Entertaining. Give it a listen.
Listen for yourself. This is one of my top 5 all-time podcasts due to the host, the production, and the quirky topics and guests.
If you want a high level entertainment, here’s your shot! I’m completely addicted to the show!
Entertaining show where you actually learn stuff
I loved this show, right up until today when they decided to put some stupid alligator symbol (or whatever that was supposed to be) in the filename and metadata of this latest episode on the TSA Treasure Chest. Podcast Addict on my phone has now completely failed because of that file, all because they thought it would be funny to put some little symbol in there. What were they trying to prove?! I have FINALLY figured out how to play podcasts on my phone again, but because of this show, now I can never use that folder, ever again. Don't make the same mistake I did. Do not ever download files that put little icons in their names.
These women are just fun to hang out with as audio commute / work out buddies. Your interesting stories, "fact buddy" sessions and fun atmosphere have gotten me through many an hour of tedium. Thanks!
This is my go to podcast when I need a delightful break! Well produced and wonderful facts.
I love the flow of this show! The length is just right for my attention span, and even if I pause it for a few days, it’s easy to jump right back in. Flora is delightful to listen to and all the interviews weave really well into the narration. This is my go-to podcast for road trips with friends. In addition to the episode length being right, the only prerequisite is being interested in learning cool things. And every episode inevitably sends us down additional fun and interesting rabbit holes from asking more questions! (And as I wrote that last bit I realized... is that why the logo has a rabbit coming out of a hole?!)
I love listening to various topics while doing chores and wish they were longer. So good!
This show has 10 minutes of content and 20 minutes of commericals! I unsubscribed after a couple episodes because its so annoying to fast forward every two minutes. Not worth it.
Great host and interesting questions
The shows selects quirky research topics. The research itself is medicore at times and can be improved. I am specifically writing to comment on one of the guest hosts: Josh Gondleman (Episode: Garbage bag). His banal and trite comments made the episode unbearable. He struggled to poke fun at every comment made by the primary host and the guests interviewed. I had to stop listening because of his absolutely ridiculous commentary. He spoke as if he was a 16 year old and used "like" in every other word. Painful to listen to. I find it amusing that he works for Last week tonight which is a pretty respectable late night comedy show. It should be clear that everything need not be funny and every sentence leaving your mouth should not attempt to climb new heights of ridiculousness. It is perfectly okay to make ordinary comments occasionally and let the conversation move forward.
So, the show has really disintegrated. I don’t like that it has become merely conversational responses to questions. I liked the early episodes best. I miss them. I also miss the keyhole logo.
Used to like but it’s soooo many ads now back to back. Find higher paying ads so you can do fewer!!
Love this podcast, all the episodes are great but this trash bag one from 12/3/18 is amazing! Everyone should hear this. It’s so weird & wonderful!
Just started listening and I can’t stop. Love the production and the feeling of the show. Its silly, but serious. Idk. Plus I love the stories. About to binge listen to everything.
The sense of humor on this show is so real, punny and nerdy and goofy. I enjoy it immensely and always get a new fact to tell at happy hours.
I love this podcast and how they are short little bites of useless knowledge.
Thank you for answering all these little questions of life. It helps take away from the more heavy topics of the world!
Great job! The host is very pleasant to listen to.
She thinks she’s super cool with her lame phrases and tired vocal fry. Like nails on a chalkboard listening to her
This podcast is gloriously weird ear candy. The host is delightful, the podcast itself is well produced. The topics are off the wall and the content is well-researched. Give it a listen—you will learn all about things you never knew you wanted and needed to know!
Never before have I gone so far into the backlog for a podcast, but I think I’ve found my new favorite. This show has it all: drama, suspense, an elaborate plot, and tons of cool facts about stuff! (Okay, I don’t think the first three things are actually true, but they do build up well to mentioning all of the cool facts, which are really cool!) The host is really witty and always keeps the conversation going well, and her guests are always interesting people. This is basically the perfect formula for a podcast, because it can go on indefinitely (or at least until the world runs out of mysteries) and there’s always something new and interesting. If you’re a trivia person, or you just like knowing things about wombat butts, I highly recommend this one.
This show is wonderful, and the crew are great, especially Flora. What absolutely ruins it is that Gimlet runs back to back ads for the SAME other show. I don’t care about Magic Hands. I care even less the second time I hear about her within 30 seconds. I outright hate it after hearing it five times in 20 minutes.
This is my favorite podcast. Flora and her guests are charming and funny, and the fact nuggets are strange and satisfying.
This show is so good. I’ve listened to every episode in a couple of days. Flora has a great sense of humor and insatiable curiosity- making this podcast the perfect companion when I’m traveling for work and am looking for some company over a solo dinner out in London. Thanks Flora and team!!
I love this show! So fun and interesting. It’s a fantastically fun change from my usual political pod binge listening. Keep up the great work!
They spent 10minutes marveling about how someone put an arrow next to your gas gauge. If this is some revelation to you, or you frequently have trouble locating your gas cap, KYS
Such a good show. Fun, informative, and variety. Thank you!!!
The best host in podcasting, hands down—quick on her feet and funny, too. Entertaining and enlightening at the same time.
This is a consistently entertaining show. Flora is great
Does every gimlet show need to be so irrepressibly quirky? If so, I don’t also need another show where the presenters also need to be more amazed by what they are presenting than any hypothetical audience would be. Maybe this is how they brand their content, and for some shows it seems to work, albeit in an annoying way, but for the shows that aren’t “science vs” and “reply all” the effect is not just annoying, it’s formulaic, prescribed, monotonous, done-to-death, stale, cliche, recycled, ersatz, hackneyed... in short, the concept, like anything repeated too many times, becomes oppressive.
I LOVE This podcast!
I absolutely love this podcast, I love learning all of these random yet very interesting things. However, I have one teeny tiny bit of advice. I binge podcasts through out the day at work. I also listen to a lot of the Gimlet podcasts. However having the EXACT same (and rather annoying) clips from the same two “new” podcasts is something I always have skip. If I hear about the guy putting his kid in a closet to sell his clothing or knucking and bucking anymore I’m going to lose it haha. But really this podcast is awesome and I hope it forever continues. Keep up the awesome work! Thanks for all the cool knowledge 😊
I haven’t listened to the show yet (just heard the promo), so this is not really a review... I just wanted to point out that your theme music sounds very much like a stripped down version of the Serial podcast theme music. Unless the same person wrote it, this sounds like a ripoff to me.
This is an amazing and really fun show. Thanks for all of the learnin’
Short vignettes on random topics from piggly wiggly being the first self service grocery store to solar eclipses to creating background sounds on movies. No politics.
Things you never gave a second thought and now can’t stop thinking about! Love it
That episode about how to spot a spy was only about spies for 5 minutes. Big ole tease
So much snark. So much wit. I appreciate it all.
I am a huge fan of flamingos now.
I really love this podcast! It is so interesting to learn about the history and science behind everyday things. Thank you so much to Flora and Gimlet for producing this amazing podcast!
great fact-friendly show :) kudos Flora!!!
I just started listening to this podcast and I’m enjoying it so much! I’m excited to listen to all the back episodes.
Top 3 favorite podcasts and one I would recommend to anyone interested in the world. Where do plastic chairs come from? What’s the deal with flamingos? All the little facts you never knew you wanted to know, and Flora keeps it super fun.
You said this was for kids. Other than that its a great podcast
My boyfriend has a ridiculous IQ. I often feel like a dumb dumb. He remembers EVERYTHING he reads and listens to. I had the upper hand in conversations for a while however, I told him where I was getting my info and now he is an avid listener. Upper hand lost🙄. Flora does great research and for once he doesn’t look things up further...
This show seeks to make a museum exhibit out of our everyday lives. If you read the descriptions at the Smithsonian, this show is for you.
Flora is a wonderful host and this show is light and interesting!
This podcast is quirky, fun and informative. It is carried by Flora's particular voice and approach. Basically, I'll listen to anything Flora makes.
I like the idea of this podcast and the host, Flora Lichtman, has been a favorite since she was on Science Friday. The first episode, which highlights the coming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, is a perfect blend of oddity, interest and fun. I've already subscribed and think this will be a weekly 'must listen'. Updated 6/29/2018 - A must listen is the episode entitled "Are Babies Born With Tails?" - It is HILARIOUS! I listen to this podcast as soon as it drops. Love it!
I’ve developed an obnoxious tick lately: I inject the phrase “I heard a podcast about...” into a wide variety of conversations, followed by a recitation of random and funny facts I learned from ELT. I’m working on just silently chuckling in my head when conversation turns to topics covered by ELT. But to be honest, people seem to notice a little smile creep onto my face for no reason and this is more awkward than just being a know-it-all. Sharing facts learned on ELT is actually quite healthy. 53% of conversation partners enjoy these facts, 16% tolerate them, and 31% think I do nothing all day but listen to an array of specialized podcast about the history of car dealerships, children’s literature, speeding ticket trends, dog anatomy and trends in grocery story technology. In reality, I got all this info is from one zany podcast: Every Little Thing. You don’t have to listen to those other podcasts to have all the fun facts. And ELT is short enough that you can listen while running errands like using the self checkout at the grocery store or walking your dog who has a belly button. So to sum it up, YES I DO HAVE A LIFE OUTSIDE OF PODCASTS, FRANCIS.
The show is generally pretty good. I don’t care for the robot boring voice at the end, but it’s the occasional swear word that gets me. Why? I know they bleeped out the F word, but honestly, I don’t want to even hear that.
Ev’ry Little Thing: Solving factual queries For us all. Tha best. Wish episodes came out more often because Flora Lichtman is the awesomest, also - why were you not at GimletFest???? Had to see another show, which was great, but still - ELT would have been better!
I started listening to your show today and let me tell you- it was a much needed break from the murder podcasts (although they are interesting, they can get depressing.) This show was like a breath of fresh air! I am a very curious person as well and I love the way the episodes are set up and you call experts! Keep it up :) looking forward to binge listening again tomorrow!!
I just love this podcast! Flora’s voice is so pleasant and delightful that it automatically puts me in a better mood. The topics are fun and informative and the production quality is great. I look forward to each episode. Everyone should listen!
My favorite podcast! I binged listened to every episode, and now I eagerly await each new one. I even called the helpline with a question. Flora is great!
this is such a joyful and lighthearted way to actually learn fun little details and doesn't take itself even a little too seriously
ELT reminds me of what would happen if Radiolab and Reading Rainbow had a child. It is a great show about curiosity that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The episodes age really well. They can be listened to in any order. It’s a very thoughtful and easy-listening-type show.
Can I just say that the popcorn episode is the BOMB!💣 I’m not even done yet and i literally paused in the middle of the episode to write this review. As an avid-to-the-brink-of-unhealthy popcorn eater, I was extremely delighted about the little kid’s question and comments. Btw, I eat a bag of popcorn everyday for the last 8years now i think. Anyway, this podcast is awesome! Listen to it. Little snippets of random but always interesting topics will come your way. I love the episode about the background sound actors too. 😍
I love this show for its attitude and informative drive. I enjoy it in my time away from home and work.
This podcast is intersting, funny, and engaging. Flora is a delight.
I wish Flora had been my science teacher in school! This show is the best!! I need more emergency science questions answered.
Smart ladies answering silly questions with razor-sharp wit; ELT never fails to entertain.
However, it is a little tough hearing all that vocal fraying. It’s hard for me to hear anybody when I hear vocal fraying. And it is a prevalent thing (not just on this or any podcast...or anything in the media now). The actual content is fantastic though.
And then I had to stop saving them because I wanted to save all of them. This podcast is short, informative, and fun.
Absolutely fantastic show.. great interview and a ton of research.. Fantastic.
Did anyone else get goosebumps when they started talking about goosebumps? Weird! Great podcast. Can't wait to learn more things about the universe and even my own body that i don't understand. And thanks for debunking all my childhood truths. Literally still thought blood was blue. But turned red when it came in contact with the air. Okey. Thanks for making me a smarter 30 something
I love learning about all the little things in life that I don’t usually question!
i am so glad elt is here for life's seemingly unanswerable questions.
The host is a pleasure to listen to. She goes in depth on subjects that are very interesting. There isn’t really a general theme but it’s always a blast to listen to, sometimes the best subjects are ones you weren’t even planning on learning about. To be completely honest Every Little Thing, Reply All and Freakonomics Radio all sort of blend together but I really like all three. I have listened to 95 different podcast and read the description on 135 and this podcast is in my top 15. It does unfortunately have the same very annoying music that Reply All has, the "down up down" that repeats over and over but usually it is only during sponsors. I don't skip sponsors on podcasts but that tune is annoying enough to make me skip these.
I wanna thank you guys for making this podcast! I now have my own podcast all about sound! it's called The Things We Hear and it's all about the sounds and the stories behind them 😋
Flora does a great job, but the show’s format is tedious and unambitious. I wish Gimlet would drop their goal of having a show that dives into “stuff.” I know it’s easier/strategic compared to the dead ends in more ambitious reporting, but Flora is capable of a much more dynamic show (The Adaptors was pretty good). I’ve listened to all episodes to date, hoping it would really shine, but it falls flat.
Love this podcast. Such a fun, cozy vibe like you’re listening to a conversation between great friends.
Trust me. This review makes sense. My Alaskan Malamute x GSD was just a baby and didn’t have guard hair when I adopted her. Little kids (and yes, adults too) loved that I was able to show them her unusually visible belly button. If I hadn’t found it when she was a baby I probably wouldn't have been able to. She's 13.5 and I don't know how hard to find it is. I've never had a dog or cat very happy about wearing clothes. I bought a coat for my Malamute mix when she was full grown but still young. She wore it once but when she ran into other dogs she asked me to take it off and would always run away from it after that so I donated it or gave it to a dog who needed it. Malamutes don't need wool coats- they have their own to protect them, summer and winter. I've always had northern dogs so I don't anticipate dressing my dogs. Some clothes calm animals, like Thunder Shirts, etc. My Ragdoll cat was declawed, 2 times developed litter box problems, was surrendered to humane societies twice. Again the litter box problem with me. A Thunder Shirt and she become more than relaxes; she appeared boneless, structureless. (Cat Attract kitty litter cures the problem; I'll never buy another brand. Never declawing prevents that cause of the problem- that removes the entire 1st joint) Snugshirts can calm dogs with separation anxiety, fear of thunderstorms, help autistic kids. Squeezing calms cattle receiving vaccines. It's not just collars that are utilitarian clothing. Go listen to the March 11, 2018 show about belly buttons & dressing dogs (& why) for this to make sense to you. It’s a great idea for a podcast and Flora et. al. execute it well. I tend interact with people and the world similarly as Flora et. al. do… take a question (or two in this show), answer and explore more.
This quirky podcast sheds light on subjects often overlooked and, in some cases, considered banal by some. True to title. the staff and host are able to tease out subtleties oftentimes ignored but necessary to create depth and color in a story focusing on say, an office plant business or plastic patio chair study... Or an armadillo. The host, Flora, never shies away from posting unique and sometimes disturbing photos to visually bedazzle the audio content and, as if to inject some measure of pedestrian levity will incorporate puns and not-so-subtle wordplay to level the host/podcast listener disparity. The throw-away joke today (3/12) about the tortoise wearing ‘his own turtleneck’ was groan-worthy, expected... and perfect! So if Mondays have you right where they want you... just say to them, “Look over there! It’s Every Little Thing!” And Monday’s will back the F down!
Every little thing is a delightful exploration of, well, whatever you want. Call the hotline with a factual question and they’ll investigate it in an entertaining and intriguing way.
I’ve always enjoyed this podcast but the episode “How old is Winnie the Pooh” was wonderful.
I'm a new fan of Every Little Thing. I love the strange and delightful choices in subject matter (all of which make me think, "Yeah, what about that?"), the humor with which Flora delves into them, and the banter she has with her guests. I love how she likes to torture her friend (I forget his name) with bits of minutae. It's a great podcast for when I need to come up for air after listening to news and politics (I'm a big politics junkie) but don't feel like hearing about serial killers and such. I look forward to every new episdode.
I like the whole vibe and love when interesting facts are reported. Flora is perfect. Occasionaly the show is too much style and not enough substance. I vote for more flamingo facts and less Winnie the Pooh.
I love this podcast! Flora’s passionate curiosity shines through. I love learning new things about the world around me, and the presentation is superb.
This show rules
Refreshing fun, doesn’t take itself too seriously, quirky entertaining audio clips from interviews, expertly produced, has become a favorite for me
It’s a interesting and well produced podcast
I’m pretty sure I just found my people. Need I say more?
I have been listening from the beginning, and feel like this show has lost its way. Too much uninteresting banter between Flora and her friends. Not enough story, reporting, or actually interesting information. I have always liked Flora's quirky humor and unique questions. I don't like listening in on slow phone calls between her and another person in show after show. Unsubscribing now.
ELT informs, amuses, and delights. It builds its own lore with callbacks to a fascination of flamingos and of plastic chairs. It's required listening for me, and it's not too long! Give this charming and quirky show a try; you won't regret it.
I LOVE this podcast. Interesting, funny, heartfelt, and relatable. I love the facts that Flora and the team share and I find myself laughing, crying, and researching along with them about each episodes topic. Would absolutely recommend!
Flora’s funny and endearing personality makes the interesting content of this podcast even more entertaining and meaningful. I look forward to every new episode. You can just tell, as you are listening to her, that if you ever met her, you would want to be her friend.😏
So confusing, it’s hard to know what’s accurate or not. They push homeopathic remedies (i.e. water) and flower extracts as medicine during their promotions, and then discuss scientific research with supposedly qualified scientists during the program. When you know part of the program is dangerous lies, how can you trust their researched portions?
Easily one of my favorite Podcasts. Flora’s wit, personableness, eccentricity and laugh make this 30 minutes or so, insanely enjoyable. Random topics and laugh-out-loud commentary keep me coming back, week after week. Keep rockin’ it Flora and I’ll keep listening.
Great to hear Flora’s voice and insight again. Keep up the good work!
Each episode teaches me something interesting and makes me laugh. Great personality, which is what gets me hooked on a show. Recommended highly!
I liked this podcast right up until they started playing ads for Homeopathic bunk. How can I take a podcast that is obstensibly about finding truth and facts, seriously, when they will promote an inherently fradulent alternative quack snake oil? Goodbye.
Just found this great show. The only problem is we need more! Good stuff!
It’s not Robert.
So happy to hear Flora again post-SciFri, in a program that I enjoy just as much. Great job digging up all these amazing little scientific, nerdy, and fascinating tidbits that tantalize the brain!
After listening to the Willhelm Scream episode I hear the scream in soooooo many other shows/movies. I also loved learning about flamingos and armadillos.
Love this show and it's light and fun approach to interesting topics. I really appreciate the effort this team puts into finding interesting things to talk about and the way they edit the audio to keep the pieces engaging. Would highly recommend.
Absolutely love this podcast and love Flora!!!! Obsessed is an understatement!!!
So fantastic I hate when it ends.
These are great little tidbits of fun. But hey, did you really need to disparage prunes? ;-). They are good, just as prune juice and stewed prunes are. And no, I'm not OLD! Ha!..just mid-40s. Anyway, keep up the good work.
The format of a call-in show of sorts is nice, and the episodes are always interesting. Flora is a delight to listen to and holds my attention.
Who knew that armadillos could freeze their own eggs or that I would enjoy the hashtag #YesFalmingo so much! I've enjoyed this show immensely!
Gimlet continues to create amazing shows! Highly recommend!
Here's two reasons why I choose to listen to Every Little Thing: Flora's laugh & Fact Buddy time! Flora is so likable. She has a gift for bringing out the fun and chipper side of her guests that makes the simple act of Q&A purely enjoyable. Bonus for me: I've learned to appreciate and contemplate three superhero-like animals that I would have never given another thought for the rest of my life. Three cheers to armadillos, flamingoes, banana slugs....and Flora! -Brooke Millecchia
I mean- how could you not love a podcast that investigates the hidden world of the indoor plant industry? I have always been a collector of random facts so this show has my heart. I love you, Flora. Thank you for shining your random lights all over the world.
I couldn’t figure out what bothered me about this show, until I realized it was a podcast about the indulgence of fussing about minor things. I’d rather not listen to something so backwards-facing and negative. The reporting is light and masterful, but the topics, the guests, good lord. It’s all very “old man yells at cloud”. I understand change is scary, but personally these aren’t the kinds of topics I feel are productive for me to listen to. I guess it gives their children a break from being fussed at about every. Little. Thing. But if you enjoy complaining about how confusing modern life is, how you used to do just fine before things changed, this will probably be a sweet indulgence for you.
so fun to hear Flora nerd-out on a wide variety of different topics. I always learn something new.
This show was so incredibly interesting for a while but for the past 10-12 episodes I have been bored to tears. I finally had to unsubscribe after listening to the inane Cargo Shorts episode. Good luck to those that are still hanging in there
Every time I see a new episode's, topic I think "how is THAT going to be interesting?" And every episode finds a way to make me incredibly fascinated in something I'd never even really considered before! If you're hoping to gain a new way of looking at and thinking about everyday things, this is the podcast for you.
Lovely host who investigates everyday things in a new way. I just love this podcast!
I love this show! I want Flora and Nate from ‘Show About Science’ to do an episode together. They have a similarly contagious excitement for everything they explore on their shows.
but I love Katherine!
I look forward to this podcast every week. Such bizarre topics packed into a relatively short runtime, and every episode is both weird and fascinating. But can I make a request? I really can’t stand that new “the show is over” bit at the end. Please stop that.
I love this show
I've learned a lot about varied topics. And keeps you entertained!
I enjoy this podcast! Keep up the good work!
I'm really enjoying Flora's new show. I'm binge listening and every single episode has been a delight. Looking forward to many more excellent episodes!
I'm enjoying all episodes, learning about things I didn't know I cared for. It's entertaining, informative, a bit quirky and absolutely worth your time listening to! Keep it up! Topic for future episode- Why do most birds hang out together on a power line? Are they just being social? Please research...
I love Every Little Thing. Thanks keep it up.
I like the content of this podcast but that computerized voice in the intro and ending has to go. It’s so unsettling and irritating. It sort of made sense for the voicemail questions episode. But why did it continue? Just have a normal human voice read the credits.
You know that googling vortex you sometimes get sucked into where you suddenly get interested in some tiny corner of the world and you can't stop reading about it. This is that in audio format.
Delightful podcast revealing things you never thought you wanted to know, but isn’t that how it is when doors, large or small, have not yet been opened to reveal their particular wonders? Looking forward to Season Two, and more beyond that!!
Great podcast. Great format. Great hosts. Loved the helpline episode, please make more like that. Pretty please! Where does that phrase come from? Pretty Please?
Flora is a perfect host of this fun show to share the pleasure of finding things out with! I wear a permanent smile on my face while I listen to these. Thanks!
curious people, unite. flora lichtman gets you.
Really fun, really easy to listen to, and a delightful learning experience. Well done, well researched. All around awesome- what I’ve come to expect from Gimlet
Great show. Really interesting topics and move quickly enough to keep your interest.
Each episode is a quick dive into a subject you might not have known you'd find interesting until you listened. And the hosts' enthusiasm makes everything interesting!
Short and sweet
Flora Lichtman's segments were always my favorites on Science Friday. It's great to hear her voice again. She's a very good story teller with the ability to explain complex topics in a way that makes them easy to understand. Her enthusiasm is infectious. I binge-listened to every episode available and can't wait for ELT to restart in the Fall. Nice Job on your part, Gimlet. The podcast is well edited and produced.
I like the short episodes that focus on one interesting topic, and I love the host's humor. Great podcast!
Yes, it's binge-worthy, but it's also the kind of show that offers episodes you can listen to again and again. I could dissect every (little) thing that makes it great -- from the host and producers to the content and the sound design and the editing -- but it's so good that I feel confident once you listen to an episode, you'll also click "Subscribe" and never look back.
I love that this podcast explores the everyday and not so everyday things. You finally get the answers to the questions you have and then quickly forget. Where do office plants come from? What are the senate rules? What animal can kill a porcupine? It may not help me when Jeopardy but I sure do find it fascinating.
It's a good substitute for Surprisingly Awesome, and I'm glad to have it as an option, although it doesn't always maintain my interest level the way SA did.
The demenour of the host makes me feel interested, and happy to learn. This is the best new podcast in the last year IMO.
a friend recommended this to me and i’m very happy withe the subjects they report on. i really liked flora lictman when she was on scifri, and am happy to hear her voice again. good stuff.
The content, tone, and length of the podcast has made it one of my favorite podcasts! It's aptly named and I enjoy learning all across the spectrum. My absolute favorite aspect are some off the cuff responses from the host which I've just found hilarious. I, too, would like a pocket parliamentarian and to be able to change all the systemic problems in society. Very relatable.
ELT is here to tell you about all the things you never knew you wanted to know.. and some things you probably didn't want to know 😏. Always entertaining and educational, you will love spending time with Flora and the crew each week.
Excellent pod, very well produced. It's very informative and the host seems to be having fun while learning. It's very interesting to get into all granular details of a topic.
I have enjoyed every episode and can't wait for more. More fact buddy please!
I like this more than Surprisingly Awesome which eventually got tedious to listen to. This has a great audio aesthetic, and the topics that are broken down are short and sweet with a great payoff.
I've tried them all and this is the first gimlet podcast that I've fallen in love with.
So interesting and great story telling. Can't wait for season two
I have learned so much from this very entertaining and informative show. This show has made me a smarter more well rounded person and the information is presented in such a fun and engaging way. Another winner for Gimlet Media.
Love this so much more than the podcast it replaced. The other one sucked!
This in an adorable podcast! I've enjoyed listening to all so far! Keep up the great work. Gimlet does it again!
Fact buddies for life!
I'm somewhat of a quiet podcast connoisseur...and a scientist...this is by far one of the best and most interesting podcasts I've ever listened to. The host is particularly clever and I think she and I may come from the same planet!
Love it. Interesting and informative. One issue... WISH IT WAS LONGER But, what podcast takes a summer vacation?
I liked Flora on Science Friday. Been listening since the beginning!
I've enjoyed almost all of these episodes except the last one titled, "Chair, Misunderstood". Glorifying the plastic industry by portraying the uniqueness and innovation of a plastic chair is one-sided. It's disappointing that it was not mentioned how plastic is one of the worst pollutants in our world given its inability to biodegrade. I hope that further episodes will take into account environmental aspects as well as social.
Perfect for going down the rabbit hole.keep making more!!
This show is so fun - you can tell the producers and host just enjoy going down these rabbit holes into the things we never really think about.
It's about time Flora returned to our ears. Her huge Science Friday following has been wandering around in the desert for years jonsing. She' brilliant. I hope she does some video segments so we can reconnect with her animation chops. Give her a raise, Gimlet!
I love how Flora makes the most (seemingly) ordinary topics incredibly interesting. I really like the unique topics.
Took a while for me to warm up to it but it's a favorite, now!
Looking to level up your trivia skills? ELT is a fantastic show that offers info you never knew you had to know. Flora and her producers deliver each week.
Every little thing makes my heart smile. I love the little pearls of knowledge. It doesn't matter that the premise is similar to many other podcasts, ELT does it better. The stories are great and the host's enthusiasm gets me excited about the topic. Well done.
So glad I found this podcast. The ELT team explains the hidden story behind everyday things we may take for granted from flamingoes to plastic chairs. I look forward to every new podcast.
I like this podcast. It's decently entertaining. I'm not over the moon about it, but it's 'good.' I, too, morn the loss of Mystery Show. I'd much prefer that over this.
This is my favorite Gimlet podcast and tied with Invisibilia as my fave nerdy podcast. Flora is one of the smartest and coolest hosts out there. If Gimlet cancels this one I will never forgive them! The face mites episode was a delightful piece of science journalism. Long live the flamingo!
I never thought I would care so much about a flamingo being a mascot or the origin of a plastic chair.. but I'm hooked! I love this show!
In every episode I learn something incredibly interesting. And Flora Lichtman is delightful.
I LOVE ELT!!! I remember Flora from Science Friday. Am looking forward to the next batch of ELT.
I really love this one - extremely accessible and I enjoy the positive, smart but whimsical vibe. Great stuff
OK, maybe I am a total geek for loving this podcast as much as I do, but I look forward to every episode of ELT. I was hooked after the interiorscaping episode (something I love), and have been addiction to the expertly researched, thrillingly detailed minutiae of life Flora and her producers explore. I can't wait for more episodes! Thank you for bringing small joys to my life.
I love this show. It focuses on something we don't think about and explains how it is wonderful or tells us a great story about it. Flora's a great host, with humor and curiosity that makes her very relatable. Update: I had forgotten I rated this before and just came back to rate this 5 stars once again.
I love this show! I love how each episode is unique and focused on a completely different topic. The subject matter really allows for people to look at different aspects of life we would normally never think of. It's educational and funny. Flora does a great job hosting and I can't wait to see what hapens next season.
I love how this show dives deep into an array of topics! It's great to hear about so many different things on one podcast. I have found that many podcasts are quite focused on a narrow subject matter(which is still great!) but this show is so refreshing and I'm always excited to hear what's next!
I loved Surprisingly Awesome, and I was just a little worried when I heard that instead of coming back for another season that they were going to begin a new podcast. But I've been hooked on ELT from the beginning, and this last episode, "Chair, Misunderstood" really sealed the deal for me. Who knew you could feel emotions about a chair?
Really like and appreciate ELTs findings in the minutiae of daily life. Truly different podcast in the opposite direction of so many others by actually doing research and reporting rather than interviews after reading a wiki page. Worth your time.
Don't understand why this show isn't more highly rated... every episode is a seamlessly constructed science adventure and, along with its sister Science vs, is easily the best in its class. Keep it up, Flora and Co! Seems to me that gimlet, despite making the best podcasts out there, have been slower to learn how to hack the apple ratings than a big chunk of pretenders. Guess they've just focused too much on making good products to fully cash in...
Not bad, but I feel like I'm being dropped in the middle of a story without sufficient setup, every time. You're going to have to try a lot harder if you want me to care where the first plastic lawn chair came from. (*see Roman Mars)
I enjoy this show for when I want a quick listen that isn't too heavy, doesn't require background knowledge, and provides thoughtful tidbits of knowledge to look into further on my own or chat with friends about later. It's a nice break from the daily headline gloom or the series-format shows that require more of a commitment. Good work!
I have a love for "useless knowledge", and this podcast provides a wealth of interesting info, that will improve your trivia skills. Highly recommend, Flora, the host, is awesome. You can tell she loves her job!
Flora is a delight to listen to! She's truly enthusiastic and invested in every episode and it makes them shine! The content is interesting and easy to consume. It's my new addiction!
I was afraid this was going to be another Surprisingly Awesome which definitely was not awesome. I was happy to find out that it's another Gimlet hit! Things that you wouldn't think are interesting surprisingly are! Love the host too!
I LOVE that this podcast shines a light on a wide array of passions. Listening gives me a chance to hone in on what moves people to action. I've had a few fact friends for a while, but now we get to expand our discussions and hear from professionals we would never have a chance to meet. I cannot more highly recommend this podcast!
Flora's glee over random science facts and learning about wonders of the natural world is infectious. She's like a friend I would want to go to a museum with. Definitely worth being in your rotation.
Such a delight and quirky collection of quick topics
A truly fantastic podcast from Gimlet, who have yet to disappoint. Flora is smart, witty, and well spoken, and the topics are all things that people might tend not to think about. Truly wonderful podcast with excellent content creation and curation.
I'm glad i stumbled on this show! Been a big fan of Gimlet's stuff for a while, and i had this show in my subscription list for quite a while before I actually listened. So glad that i did! Love Flora's voice, the topics are always fascinating and the production is top notch. I'd say, probably in the top 3 in terms of best sounding/edited/produced podcasts I've come across.
Fabulous, making plans now to see the total solar eclipse!
Great podcast, once you give it a chance. At first some of the episodes didn't seem like they'd be an interest, though captures your attention after the first few minutes of listening.
I am sometimes overwhelmed with too many wonderful choices for podcasts. This one is short enough to be easily consumed on my drive to work. Flora is a great host with a great sense of humor. The topics always end up being interesting, even after assuming they won't be (I just listened to the one on Flamingos; not my thing and thought I wouldn't care about it, but it was entertaining). Highly recommend.
They have an episode about both measles, and then weasels... 😂
Delve into facts you never knew you wanted to know, but will.
Really liking this new podcast!
Everything about this podcast is well made which is how I gave it 5 stars but the topics are so boring. I don't hate it but I unsubscribed
If someone had told me that I'd listen to a podcast about parlimentary procedure and enjoy it, I'd have laughed at them. But these guys made it interesting even to me, sho is bored by all things political! I've enjoyed every episode so far. Keep it up! :)
This show is a fun dive into subjects science related. So far the topics have varied greatly, but we're all interesting. As a science teacher, I appreciate the link they make to science but it is not heavy handed. I will recommend this podcast to my high school students in the fall!
Great quips for short trips
Covering topics I didn't know existed with an interesting tone and a fun vibe!
I love this show! It's hilarious and informative and makes me wish Flora was my best friend.
This podcast features a wide range of fun topics that always keeps my interest. It includes just enough info that I feel like I'm getting in-depth look at the issue, without the episode dragging on (like many hour long ones do for me). Super fun and entertaining!
I really enjoy this spiritual successor to Surprisingly awesome. It really hits the tone on the mark and the host has a very engaging style and voice. Strongly recommend.
This is fun, smart, amusing and clever. It's great to absorb while you're doing chores or driving.
Short, sweet and informational. Flora Lichtman's passion for knowledge shines through in this podcast, which is sincerely about 'every little thing.' Start your week right with some factoids you would have never known about if it weren't for this little podcast. Bravo!
This quirky and insightful podcast has given me and those I tell about it new ways to look at the things behind (or on or under) the things right in front of me. L
Mite orgies on my face, while dancing cheek to cheek. I cannot. Solid 5 stars, anything else is a lie.
This is Gimlet's best attempt at creating another show like Reply All
Interesting subjects, lovely host, good new show!
Really excited to have found this podcast. Love the host and the structure of the show. What a great concept! Thank you for your work :)
You don't need to have heard any of Surprisingly Awesome to listen to or love this show since the topics are very self contained. But I'm so glad they decided to start this show and right now it might be even better than SA! Short and interesting and I can't wait for them to take me down more rabbit holes.
I'm already in love with this podcast. We listened to episode after episode in total bliss. Thank you ELT!
I love narrative nonfiction podcasts (e.g. Radio Lab, 99% invisible). This podcast succeeds in adding to that genre, while covering topics I would not expect to hear on one of the shows I already subscribe to.
I was a big fan of Suprisingly Awesome, but I'm glad they recognized it needed a change and clearly the original hosts got busy. I like where this podcast is going and have really, really enjoyed their stories so far. I have the eclipse on my calendar, I want to buy house plants, and I wish I had someone to whisper to me in situations where I'm about to put my foot in my mouth. Enjoy!
Such a great podcast - I am so happy I found it. Gimlet is putting out some really great podcasts these days, and this is one of them! The content is right up my alley and I'm looking forward to whatever weird questions they'll be digging into in the future. Keep up the great work!
Entertaining and cheerful. Puts me in a good mood and makes me think!
You'll get interested in stuff you didn't think could interest you.
I totally like this podcast but this whole last thing about feeling bad for the P sound is just stupid. It was a joke, so relax people and laugh a little - no one is boycotting the P sound. If anything, I'd boycott listening to people who feel bad for the P sound whine about it - so, please, no more of that nonsense. Thanks, much apppreciated!
For those looking for this style of podcast, the show is great. It simply feels lackluster when compared to Surprisingly Awesome.
Surprisingly interesting and what I had hoped Surprisingly Awesome would have been. Well done!
I won't call this information that is useless because I'd still listen to it anyway and to my way of thinking you can't know enough. But what this podcast does is on every subject they cover the cover all of it. That's how I know that a Fisher, a creature I had not thought of in years, will take 45 min to take out a porcupine, because like a fried pork chop the Fisher must really like 😜
I love learning random (some might say useless) information and this podcast is perfect for that. More ammunition for trivia night!
Listened to the virus episode. Scattered, not terribly informative, well structured, or compelling. Meh. Maybe I'm making the wrong call here, but I'm out.
Love the host and this podcast. Really fun, interesting, and just the right length for a walk or drive.
I waited a few weeks to review this podcast since I wanted to truly get a feel for it, and I love it. Flora has a beautiful voice, the tone of the show is interesting and different, and I learn something new every week. The office plants episode is particularly interesting! If you're the type of person who loves to discover what's lurking unnoticed in the world, this podcast is a great option.
I like it. You might too.
I like random stories and info. This is it. This podcast is the reason I booked a hotel for the upcoming solar eclipse.
Great podcast, interesting and unique topics, host is awesome with a lovely tone.
Interesting and doesn't require you to think or critique much. Great for yardwork!
I love this podcast. They really deliver on their premise of exploring things none of us give a second thought about, in a way that's fascinating, engaging, and entertaining. As a lover of crime podcasts, this is a refreshing, lighthearted change of pace.
Flora is an amazing host that finds out answers to questions about anything and everything with a fun flow, as well as upbeat music. Very informative with interesting guests.
Really interesting stories you wouldn't hear (or think about) otherwise
Found this podcast and binged four episodes! Intriguing, perfect length, and just a delightful listen. Smiling and laughing the whole time.
I've always been a huge Gimlet Media fan, and this show is on par with the best. However there is a weird glitch in the iTunes store in which the last few minutes of each episode is cut off! I checked the Gimlet website, and each episode looks good there.
Another classy, intelligent show from Gimlet.
I like this podcast. Easy listening; learn something interesting- what's not to like?
These are just the sort of stories I love to listen to while I'm working on my art. Great voice and entertaining content. Thank you!
Interesting podcast about things I would have never thought about or heard of.
This is a great podcast that sheds light on some interesting topics. I had recently been wondering about the Senate parliamentarian and it was great to get some details on that!
I really liked the show until the part with the porcupine being killed. The show put bad thoughts in my head the rest of the day. If i wanted to think about the gruesome animal world id watch a National Geographic show.
I do a LOT of driving for work and I am always looking for new podcasts to listen to on the road. This is another great one from Gimlet Media! Really enjoyed the first episode and have been listening every week since. A shorter podcast, which can be nice if you need something just to fill a little bit of time. Very informative and fun!
This podcast is amazing!
Great topics very well covered. Wonderful podcast
Virus episode from May is pretty great
This is a great little show that explores avenues and tangents interestingly with a compact delivery. It has the Alex Blumberg & Gimlet brand sound of delivering information in a way that seems candid and genuine. It has a similar real-people-who-really-care feel as Reply All and Season 1 of Start Up. And if PJ & Alex recommend it, that's a solid gold endorsement in my metaphorical book.
A podcast that is not only informative and professional, but at times, hilarious.
Everything that I didn't know that I wanted to know. Each episode has been something I have never thought about. Makes me hunger for more time. Can't wait to hear what's next.
I'm a fan of Flora Lichtman from Science Friday. She's good at explaining complex ideas in clear and understandable terms and she's masterfully curious, snooping out the interesting details in seemingly mundane topics. Plus, she's got a delightfully nerdy sense of humor.
This is the first podcast I listened to. I found it entertaining and interesting. I highly recommend you listen to the viruses one
It's hilarious to watch a porcupine suffer! LOL!
Really enjoying this podcast! Fairly short, so it doesn't drag on, and I always learn something new. Into it.
Can't listen to the latest episode on virus because it is not available. Why isn't this available? What's the point? Why am I subscribing to something I can't listen?
Give it a shot, informative, intelligent, and entertaining. What more could we want?
Great podcast and very informative. Quick and just the right amount of time for the commute. I also love the two totally unrelated topics during each show. Keep up the great work and keep it interesting in your little way.
Unless you are already an expert on the topic you will learn some fascinating things from these episodes. The podcast is well produced and entertaining. I have listened to all 4 episodes posted to date and the only one I didn't care for was the plant one, but that is just because I didn't find the topic interesting enough to carry the length of the episode. I will for sure continue to listen.
I think I could listen to the host, Flora, all day long. She's funny and smart. Topics are odd and somehow end up interesting! It's like you are there just hanging out and part of the conversation. Love it.
Just subscribe and get started
Like a quick, bright TAL segment. Love this! *Edit: ❤️❤️❤️
Loving this show. Short and sweet and loving Flora. Fun random facts I would have never came across without this show.
Enjoyed the plant episode a lot
This shows fills me with the wonder I felt as a kid and makes life worth living. Thanks guys.
I like that the host discusses things we don't typically think about , ie office plants, which I know is the point of the show, but that's what makes it truly interesting and unique . I hope this show stays around for a while I've been enjoying it.
I'm always looking for podcasts that teach me something new. So far the show has covered a diverse set of fascinating topics, has been produced beautifully, and has fit nicely in tight 20 min. I really appreciate the care taken to translate scientific and technical details carefully. I'm a scientist and some science podcasts make me want to bang my head against the wall, dumbing down explainations to the point where they are wrong. But you guys are doing an awesome job.
Short episodes LOADED with fun and interesting information.
Flora is a great host, & so far the topics covered in the first 3 episodes have been totally entertaining and informational! Loved the interiorscape episode especially. Give it a shot for sure!!
Excited about the first season!
Look forward to more episodes.
Great title. I'm really into the details on these little things. They really do a good job of explaining the things you always wonder about.
Another Gimlet home run. The stories are incredible and fascinating and JUST LISTEN.
I have really enjoyed this podcast so far. I only wish there were more episodes.
This podcast is a great way to press pause on the rest of the news and just focus on the weird, the wondrous, and sometimes, the mundane things in our lives. Great production and easy to listen to.
They can make office plants interesting, it's amazing. Perfect length too
Great show bringing topics I haven't even considered thinking about. Well researched and presented.
I learn so much every time I listen to one of Every Little Thing's podcasts. They are well produced, cover interesting topics, conduct great interviews, and contain clever humor! I love it.
I give the first 3 episodes a listen. Pretty dull I'm afraid. Come on Gimlet...your batting average continues to fall
I want to love this podcast and give it 5 stars but every time i love something (sampler, undone, twice removed) gimlet just takes it away and my heart breaks a little. I've been hurt too many times to trust again 😢
Love the hosts and how I am pulled into these stories
Love it! more of this please!
So far so good!
I love it. I agree with others below, the short and sweet 20 minutes are perfect. Flora is a lovely host, and every guest is friendly and very knowledgeable on their subjects for the show. Keep it up guys!
Enjoyable exploration of a variety of topics.
This show is a great short pod that contains a lot of info about things you may not have thought of before!
Wonderful episodes that take the listener into places spaces most of us don't know exist. I was hooked after the first episode about eclipses.
I am enjoying this podcast very much! There is so much to learn about everyday things and this podcast explores those things you may never have even thought to wonder about.
No earth-shattering news or info, just little things that you never knew or knew you wanted to know presented in a fun and interesting way. Love the host.
Well done and fun to listen to.
This podcast has already had such fun topics. Flora's voice and laugh are contagious.
This podcast is very interesting and fun to listen to.
Love the format. Quick interesting stories that are relevant. Can't wait to here more from this podcast!
This is a great little podcast to brighten up my day. Almost fills the gaping hole that Mystery Show has left in my life.
I look forward to each new episode - Great topics! Great production! Keep it up!!
Hooray! Flora Lichtman is awesome and so is this podcast.
I've always loved Gimlet Media podcasts, and when I listened to this one for the first time I knew it was going to be good.
First you have a promo for antothe podcast and then they have a long block of ads the middle. It's enough to put me off from the content which isnt really all that in the first place.
Interesting and fun to listen
... to revive surprisingly awesome. Come on, Gimlet. You haven't been around that long. You can't reboot yet.
Perfect length and so interesting! This is a new favorite for sure.
I have listened to every single podcast that Gimlet has come out with. I personally like Every Little Thing more than Suprisingly Awesome. The length is perfect, editing is polished and it's an easy listen. Sure it doesn't compare to the genius of RadioLab, but it's entertaining and fills my need for short tidbits of interesting info. My husband can't stop talking about the eclipse and is trying to plan a vacation around it. Didn't he hear? Places have been booked for years!
Every Little Thing is an enjoyable and engaging look into topics that I might never have stopped to consider without the help of this podcast. A big plus to my Subscribed list.
Love this new one!! Thanks!
This is a great podcast. Every time I listen I learn a few things :) Love the host!
Love the content, music, hosts, story line. Sharing this with everyone and looking forward to every new episode!
Loved the Parliamentarian episode.
I was looking for a new podcast this week and stumbled across Every Little Thing. I have enjoyed other podcasts from Gimlet Media so I thought I would give it a try. What an interesting variety of topics and they have all been interesting and entertaining.
Thoroughly enjoyed the first two episodes. I particularly appreciated the objectivity when the topic touched politics. Looking forward to learning about more seemingly little things that have importance in our lives.
I was a listener of Surprisingly Awesome and I think this new show is a perfect replacement to that podcast! I love the host, she is funny and disarming while very knowledgeable and interested!
They got me with the office plants! A very nice glimpse into the warehouse of the everyday.
After only three episodes Every Little Thing has become one of my all time favorites. It's very well produced, just the right length, and covers interesting topics that I probably wouldn't think of researching myself. I hope it has a long and successful future.
Fun, entertaining, and simple. Not too flashy, excellent writing and story also engaging topic. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story but also the story behind the things we just take for granted.
I needed a new podcast to listen to while getting busywork done and find too many mentally draining or distracting. This one is nice little tidbits about stuff I would have never known about before! And it's not super stressful and anxiety inducing like other larger productions, which is definitely what I need right now.
This is a great podcast!!
Oh my goodness, the host is such a natural and I love it. This is a fun, interesting podcast and it is a destress podcast for me. I did LOVE the Mystery Show, so anything we can do to influence this show would be awesome.
Can take ordinary topics and make them interesting
Thank you for placing a light in these issues
As my Con-Law professor would always say, "Here's a little something for your next cocktail party." Each episode is a fun, informative lesson about the things in the world you wouldn't think much about. For example, I can't look at an office plant the same way after listening to episode 3 because now I wonder, "Why did that company want that plant there?" Additionally, the narrative of each episode is engaging and valuable backed up by experts and professionals in the fields discussed. Looking forward to more!
These guys rock and this show is a unique and interesting thing.