On Our Minds

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It's the 105th anniversary of the first race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so we're listening back to Charles Monroe-Kane’s story about hot rod racing.
Healing democracy, one living room at a time.  Joan Blades and Parker Palmer introduce us to a grassroots movement that brings small groups of people together across bitter...
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Haruki Murakami's latest novel, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," has garnered a lot of attention, having sold more than a million copies in Japan the...
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We're all eager to see Disney's movie adaptation of Steven Sondheim's musical, Into the Woods, when it comes out later this year. The story weaves together the plots of...
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NBA superstar LeBron James is coming home to Cleveland. So what does it mean for his fans in this blighted rust belt area?  Charles Monroe-Kane talks with his fellow...

What's on This Week

Dead Sea Scrolls
Buried scrolls, clay tablets, priceless artifacts and expensive forgeries – this week, we bring you stories from the strange and amazing world of biblical archeology.
photo by Ted McGrath
How do we know what's real?  Can science tell us, or is there an unseen reality we'll never understand?  We explore the borderlands of knowledge and reflect on some remarkable...



We’re proud to be partnering on a new collection of stories from one of Israel’s most popular radio shows -- Sipur Israel, or Israel Story, and its talented young host, Mishy Harman.   

Inspired by This American Life, Mishy says his project shares everyday stories from “a different, diverse Israel.” The English version of the podcast has just launched and we’re proud to be bringing you some of the untold stories about the region. Check them out HERE.

And if you're near a radio, tune into To the Best of Our Knowledge this week to hear Mishy's latest story. You could also read about Mishy and Israel Story in the New York Times.