On Our Minds

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It’s back-to-school time for the nation’s college students. Judging from this collection of term paper and exam mistakes and bloopers, perhaps this might be the year to study...
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The first televised Major League Baseball game was broadcast on Aug. 26th, 1939. We salute this anniversary by revisiting Steve’s conversation with Raul Galvan about Cuba’s...
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Jorge Luis Borges, celebrated for his short stories, essays and poems, was born on Aug. 24, 1899. We celebrate his literary legacy by revisiting Steve's report on the...
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Fannie Farmer, an influential figure in 20th century American cooking, opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston on August 23rd, 1902. That got us thinking about our...
Is it possible that there’s some truth to the old expression, “bored to death”? New research suggests that there could well be. James Danckert, a professor of cognitive...

What's on This Week

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Who knew that the old expression, "bored to death," could actually be true?   We'll discover just how harmful boredom can be.
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Get your fix of travel and crime fiction in one hour. Today, we explore the latest in international crime fiction -- from Israel, Kenya, Denmark, Spain and more.  Crime is the one...



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.