On Our Minds

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...
August is "Ghost Month" in Taiwan, during which it's believed the spirits of the dead roam the island. It also happens to be the setting and title of mystery writer Ed Lin's...
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The massive protests in Ferguson, Missouri are On Our Minds this week.  We explore the racial conflict and police violence with sociologist Alice Goffman.  Steve Paulson...
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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...

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.
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.