What's on This Week

04.24.2016
 Political animosity between the right and the left is off the charts.  Social scientists say we're living in one of the most polarized periods in history and that conservatives...
05.10.2015
(was 04.24.2016)
We’re all a little bit wild inside, but how often do we let it out? If you've been spending too much time indoors in front of a screen, maybe it's time for a dose of the real...

On Our Minds

Kirk Lynn's debut novel "Rules for Werewolves" is the story of a group of young, homeless, angry kids running from their families and roaming the suburbs of Los Angeles like...
Psychologists John and Julie Gottman are famous for being able to predict with 94% accuracy whether a couple will break up, stay together unhappily, or stay together happily...
American Wendy Doniger holds two doctorates in Sanskrit and Indian studies from Harvard and Oxford. She’s the author of numerous books on Hinduism and has translated several...
children playing football
With the Carolina Panthers facing off against the Denver Broncos in Superbowl 50, football is on our minds this week. And for many of the millions of fans who tune in every...
Felicia Day
Web video superstar Felicia Day talks about how the Internet allowed her to use her weirdness to achieve her dreams of becoming an actress and to fulfill her creative...

Mosquitos Must Die!

As the Zika virus continues to make headlines, consensus is slowly growing among scientists that it’s showdown time for the mosquito. We now have the science to eliminate certain species of mosquitoes from the face of the earth—but does that mean we should? In this hour, we spend an hour exploring the role of the mosquito in our our world, from the politics of mosquito-borne diseases to the pleasures of mosquito-inspired jazz. We have interviews with “the father of biodiversity” E.O. Wilson, the author of the celebrated new book Pandemic, Sonia Shaw, and more.