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A tree in Sequoia National Forest
  • April 28, 2018
  • December 15, 2018
  • November 09, 2019

Trees talk to each other, and even form alliances with other trees or other species. Some are incredibly old — the root mass of aspens might live 100,000 years. In this hour, we explore the science and history of trees.Read more

The women who rule (this hour)
  • June 09, 2018
  • January 19, 2019
  • November 09, 2019

Where do you go to find models of powerful women? The ancient world was full of them, real and mythic, but today we barely know their names. Why? This week we rediscover the women of ancient myths and legends.Read more

underground cave
  • November 02, 2019

Scientists and explorers have found a whole new world under our feet. It's an exciting place, and it's changing what we know about the planet and ourselves.Read more

home
  • May 19, 2018
  • November 02, 2019

We’re living through a period of mass human migration, with people on the move all over the planet. What does it take to take an unfamiliar place and make it yours?Read more

ghosts
  • October 26, 2019

What if experiencing dread — the horror of it all — is good for you?Read more

Spooky train tracks in the woods
  • October 27, 2018
  • October 26, 2019

Did you know that the U.S. military has a long history of working with psychics to try to discover enemy secrets? We examine this history and take a deep dive into the paranormal.Read more

Closet attack
  • March 16, 2019
  • October 19, 2019

Whether you know it or not, your closets are filled with personal information. Do you think about what are you saying with your clothes?Read more

Wolf in Yellowstone
  • January 27, 2018
  • February 02, 2019
  • October 19, 2019

While their domesticated cousins sleep on our beds, Congress debates wild wolves’ survival. This hour, we’ll explore our complicated relationship with our canine cousins, and the feelings they evoke – fear, hatred, and also love.  Read more

happy pleasure
  • October 12, 2019

What if the most unselfish thing you could do was to pursue pleasure and joy? We make the case for the transformative power of joy, pleasure and delight.Read more

Final curtain
  • May 19, 2018
  • January 05, 2019
  • October 12, 2019

If life is a play, what happens during the last act? What’s it like to live knowing you have a limited amount of time left?Read more

The wonderful human body
  • February 23, 2019
  • October 05, 2019

Sometimes, we take our body for granted. But even the everyday things it can do – keep our heart beating, fight off illness – are pretty extraordinary. Do you know what your body can do?Read more

Saddam Hussein
  • January 20, 2018
  • October 27, 2018
  • October 05, 2019

How can someone be a monster — a brutal dictator, a mass murderer, a serial killer — and up close seem like a decent, caring person? What happens when you find yourself liking someone who’s done terrible things?Read more

blurry man at podium
  • September 28, 2019

The line between free speech and hate speech isn't always clear. When does sensitivity become censorship?Read more

A splintering world.
  • May 12, 2018
  • November 03, 2018
  • September 28, 2019

All over the world, nation states are splintering. Separatism is on the rise. What causes nation states to erode? And what happens when they do?Read more

The flurry of creative forces around the brain.
  • February 09, 2019
  • September 21, 2019

Where does creativity come from? And what exactly is going on in your brain when the Muse descends?Read more

Woman staring into the distance
  • September 15, 2018
  • September 21, 2019

When you’re hurt and the only way out of toxic bitterness and resentment is to let go, how do you summon the resolve to reach out to the person who hurt you most?Read more

seeds on the horizon
  • September 14, 2019

As monocropping and agribusiness continue to dominate modern farming, we speak to farmers, botanists and indigenous people about how they are reclaiming our seeds.Read more

ce matin, un lapin in middle school
  • March 17, 2018
  • September 14, 2019

When was the last time you said something so mortifying that all you wanted to do was crawl under a rock and hide? From teenage angst to cringe comedy, we're setting aside the shame and reveling in all things awkward.Read more

Writing the future
  • January 26, 2019
  • September 07, 2019

Every so often, a new literary movement coalesces. A new generation of writers finds a voice. This time they’re young, gifted, and Native American.Read more

Price is right
  • June 23, 2018
  • September 07, 2019

You score a royal flush in poker!  Do you credit your skill? Or luck?  We talk with a poker champion, a game designer, an investment banker and a choreographer about how to untangle skill from luck.Read more

Workers of all stripes
  • September 01, 2018
  • August 31, 2019

It's not easy in America today to find work that matters, that’s meaningful, and that pays enough to live on. Which is the one thing we don’t talk about. What’s wrong with work — and how do we fix it?Read more

ice
  • February 10, 2018
  • November 24, 2018
  • August 31, 2019

“The climate crisis is a crisis of culture and thus of imagination,” says writer Amitav Ghosh. So what changes in our conversation about global warming when we tap into the imaginative worlds of novelists and artists?Read more

Delete your account
  • December 22, 2018
  • August 24, 2019

You're thinking about hitting “delete” on all of it — Facebook, Twitter. But is that the answer, or should we resolve to stick around and make things better?Read more

art
  • November 17, 2018
  • August 24, 2019

The virtues of transgressive, subversive, rule-breaking art, both as an aesthetic and as a way of life.  Read more

man and woman singing
  • August 17, 2019

Millions of people are caring for someone with severe memory loss, trying to find ways to connect. One of the best ways anyone has found is music.Read more

  • March 24, 2018
  • November 17, 2018
  • August 17, 2019

Modern anti-depressants have saved a lot of minds. And lives. But what have they done to our bodies? And how do we navigate that trade-off between body and mind?Read more

Boxers
  • August 10, 2019

What makes someone want to walk into a ring and hit someone? Choose to take a punch? Why men — and women — fight. And why so many of us like to watch.Read more

Actress with long tongue
  • February 24, 2018
  • December 01, 2018
  • August 10, 2019

We delve into the new science of revulsion.Read more

  • December 01, 2018
  • August 03, 2019

We’ve been taught to ignore, stifle, or just get over anger for many years — but what if we embraced it?Read more

  • August 18, 2018
  • August 03, 2019

From our narrow vantage point on Earth, how can we see what's out there, beyond our skies?

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