Matt Frederick spent his earliest years almost exclusively outside, but this time was cut short by Nintendo’s dark designs. Thankfully Matt retained his desire to ‘hit things with sticks’ - a skill that would lead him to play drums in the Super Bowl XXXIV Halftime Show. In 2002 Matt portrayed an aging, one-armed man named Candy in “Of Mice and Men” at the International Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska (where he hugged his future wife for the first time). In his college years, while working as a servant of sorts at a prestigious private club in Atlanta, Matt became highly aware of the sharp divisions in our society. Around that same time, Matt received a bachelor’s degree in Video Production and Journalism from Georgia State University. Since 2006 Matt has been employed by the educational website and podcast network HowStuffWorks. He began there as an intern and is now an Executive Producer. In 2008 Matt and Ben Bowlin created the web series Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know which currently has 579,000 subscribers on its YouTube page. In 2012, the guys joined forces with Noel Brown to create Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know the audio podcast which currently averages 2 million downloads a month.
Recent episodes featuring Matt Frederick
Eye Tracking and Advertising
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Ads are ubiquitous on the internet, and even if you use an ad blocker or two, you're bound to see a few things slip through. Luckily, those ads don't really give advertisers any new information about you unless you interact with them... right? Not so fast. Eye tracking technology can glean an enormous amount about your attention, as well as your reactions to a given image or piece of language, just by watching how you watch, gaze or glance at an ad. So how much can they learn, exactly? Does eye tracking allow companies to, in some sense, read your thoughts? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Red Market: Is China Executing People To Harvest Their Organs?
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Until the day we're able to manufacture affordable, reliable organs from scratch, organ transplants will remain the only hope for millions of sick and dying people across the planet. For this reason, organs have been a big business for decades -- and not all aspects of the business are legal. For years rumors have been brewing about the organ trade in China. Why is the waiting time for a transplant so low? Where are all these organs actually coming from? The answer may terrify you. Strap in as the guys dive into the stuff China doesn't want you to know about the organ trade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Project 1794: A Real-life Flying Saucer
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Flying saucers are perhaps the most iconic genre of UFO -- since the 1940s they've become the mainstay vehicles for extraterrestrials in all sorts of fictional stories. But, according to declassified files, the US Government was intensely interested in building some flying saucers of its own. So far did they get? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Vaccines: Fact vs. Fiction
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Through the process of vaccination, millions of people have avoided serious (at times fatal) medical conditions, but opposition to the practice began almost immediately after vaccinations became widespread. And in the modern day the anti-vaccination movement has seemed to gain more ground than before -- so what's going on here? Join the guys as they dive into the history of vaccination, the claims of the anti-vaxx movement and why some people insist there's a conspiracy afoot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The 9 Angles: Does Satan have a 'military'?
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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
While the vast majority of people identifying as Satanists don’t buy into the idea of a nefarious, evil entity opposed to the forces of good, there are a few genuine theistic Satanists out there. Join the guys as they explore the strange story of the organization known as “The Nine Angles”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 21 hours