Stupid Genius is the brainchild of YouTuber, Emma Chamberlain. In every episode she takes a puzzling question, like “Why do onions make us cry?,” and is given three guesses to try to solve it. Will she be able to do it? Listen every Thursday to find out!
Here's the Latest Episode from Stupid Genius with Emma Chamberlain:
Much like a bear hibernates, many people find themselves sleeping more in the winter. Emma takes on the task of figuring out WHY??? She also talks about some of her favorite nostalgic foods!
We all know the awful feeling of running a high fever, but why does it raise our body temperature? Emma takes this one head on. She also takes a deep dive into some of her favorite conspiracy theories!
There are thousands of planes in the sky at any given time, but have you ever stopped to think HOW they stay up there? Emma dives in to figure it out. She also talks about her phobia of Caterpillars, her recent dream about YouTubers, the track star she met in high school that gave her faith in love, and much more.
For the first, and probably last time, Emma tries to answer a yes or no question - do fish drink water? After that, she gets into Thanksgiving dinners and how to prevent your family from arguing at the dinner table.
Emma definitely has a "type"... but we wants to know why. She'll try to figure out a few of the five reasons as to why we're attracted to certain people, then she'll give some of her clues that prove a relationship won't last.
Have you ever stopped to think about what exactly the science is behind why popcorn pops? Emma will try to figure it out! And stick around, because she'll also talk about her epic Halloween night and which junk food is her absolute favorite.
Emma ponders what exactly it is that makes us sneeze, then she gets into how awful she is at picking her Halloween costume. Should she be Paris Hilton or Coraline?
Emma tries to figure out why penguins have wings when they don’t fly. Then she gets into being mocked by people on Tik Tok at the grocery store, and her celebrity crushes.
Emma has experienced a plethora of earthquakes, but thankfully, she's never seen a tornado. She'll conjecture why tornadoes start at all. Then, she'll get into her trip to Paris, why she relies on her parents to take her Instagram photos, and her current obsession with matcha.
It's finally fall! Emma will find out why leaves change their color with the seasonal shift, and she'll go off on her insane traveling schedule and her seasonal playlist regimen.
Does your sweat smell? Emma's definitely does, and she wants to know why. Stick around because she'll also get into why she got her new ear piercings, and why she actually does care about her hygiene, contrary to popular opinion.
Emma drinks enough caffeine to power a small country, and yet she doesn't know why it gives us energy. She'll try to find out, and stick around for the wind-down where you'll find out when and IF she ever plans to get married and have kids.
Emma claims her eyebrows are terrible, but are they really? Still, she'll try to figure out why most of us have them, and she'll get into a certain time she's dubbed, "Crying at the Whole Foods hot bar week."
It's a mystery that's about to be solved... why do women in close proximity have their periods sync up? Emma will find out why it happens, and she'll also give you an in-depth look into her trip to Maui.
Today, Emma tries to figure out how gas powers a car. Will she be able to guess? She’ll also get into a super embarrassing thing that happened to her during a clothes fitting, and how she's a terrible driver. Don’t miss it!
Venus fly traps don't have brains, yet somehow they're able to close their "mouths" to trap insects. Emma is going to figure out this mystery. She'll also tell you about her upcoming trip to Maui and more Declan stories!
Call it "pee," but don't call it "urine," because Emma is NOT down with that. She'll try to figure out why it's yellow, and then you'll find out about her elementary school boyfriend, her dislike of Bon Jovi, and so much more!
Many animals are active during the day, but what about those that are busy at night? And would that be any fun? Emma is going to get to the bottom of WHY these animals love the night, and stay tuned for an update on Emma's new pet!
From “Finding Nemo” to catching fireflies in your backyard, we’ve seen bioluminescent animals in all shapes and sizes. So strap in as Emma finds out not only WHY bioluminescent animals create light, but also HOW.
Goosebumps are those strange little bumps that form on our bodies whenever we get cold, scared, or excited. We've ALL gotten them. But have you ever wondered why? Emma has, and she dives in on this unconventional episode of Stupid Genius.
You know the feeling - you spin, then stop, but the room doesn't. You're dizzy! Every wonder why that happens? Us too, and Emma is about to get to the bottom of it!
Rainbows are beautiful and colorful, but why do they happen? Emma will try to find out, and she'll go into VidCon and her crazy nail story.
Emma's had some crazy dreams, and you've no doubt had some too. She's going to try to figure out their meaning, and why we even have them at all.
Our bodies are incredible, we can cut ourselves and break our bones, and they'll heal. But why do the heal? Emma has broken plenty of bones, and she's going to get to the bottom of it.
Whether you love it or hate it, most of us are ticklish. But what is it about tickling that causes us to laugh? Let's find out the science behind tickling.
You've seen those videos of people scaring their poor, unsuspecting cats by placing a cucumber next to them without them realizing it, right? Why does it affect the cats so much? Emma's about to do a deep-dive to figure it out.
You might also know of "brain freeze" by it's other name... an "ice cream headache." It's super painful, but why does it happen? Emma is going to find out!
Bats hang upside down all the time, but have you ever stopped to think about WHY they do it? And will Emma actually guess the right answer this time? Or will she break her winning streak?
ASMR is all the rage, and ASMRtists will do everything from tapping, to softly speaking, to eating just to give you tingles. Now Emma is going to get into the science behind WHY it happens, and stay tuned for a special Emma ASMR session just for you.
You know that pins and needles feeling you get when your limbs fall asleep? It’s super annoying, but why does this happen? You’re about to find out, and so is Emma.
Whenever you’re around someone else, and they yawn, do you find yourself yawning too? Why do we do that? Well... you and Emma are about to find out. Can she guess the right answer?
Sometimes dogs can hide under beds, which is both confusing AND adorable. But have no fear... Emma is here to sort it out for you!
We all hiccup, but do you ever stop to think about WHY we do it? Emma’s about to get to the bottom of it... so make sure to stay for this insane journey.
Do you ever find it odd that when the queen ant dies, so does the rest of her posse? Emma does too, and she’s making it her mission to figure out! She’ll also get into the horrors of tanning, and a strange experience she had using an unusual product to help her tan.
Just what is it that compels dogs to lick humans? Do they want to eat us? Or is there some other... less sinister... reason? Emma is going to find out, so strap in and get excited for the journey!
Welcome to the first episode of Stupid Genius, the podcast where Emma Chamberlain is stupid, and she's also a genius! Today, she'll try to answer the intriguing question, "Why do onions make us cry?" You'll also find out exactly why raw onions are dead to her, and how crazy she is when it comes to choosing outfits for Coachella.
YouTube star Emma Chamberlain takes you behind the scenes of her new podcast, Stupid Genius, and gives you a little taste of what you can expect.