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What separates your mind from an animal's? It's a question we've all asked, but renowned primatologist Frans de Waal says there's no point trying to rank who's smarter or dumber in the animal world. In fact, he believes there's no clear dividing line between humans and the rest of the animal world.

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

We delve into the new science of revulsion.

Snake head with red eye

David Pizzaro explains how disgust shapes our moral reasoning.

Taco with chapulines (grasshoppers) and beans

What's the new trend in sustainable, eco-friendly food? Bugs! Entomologist Arnold van Huis explains.

Bat hanging upside down and sticking out its tongue

Biologist Merlin Tuttle braves crocodile-infested rivers, dark caves, and even bandits to find rare bats.

Cracked pair of glasses
Air Dates:
  • April 02, 2017
  • July 03, 2016

Have you ever thought about tracking down someone who bullied you when you were a child? Allen Kurzweil thought about it and actually confronted him. We'll hear his story in this hour as we explore the bullying epidemic. Also, we'll find out how the Internet has transformed bullying into a...

A portal to the future

Science journalist Claudia Hammond unlocks the weirdness of how we experience time — including our fixation on the future — in a book called "Time Warped."

A crystal ball

There's no shortage of forecasts about the future these days. But did you know that ordinary people can out-predict the pros? 

Mr. Moneybags Monopoly graffiti
Air Dates:
  • September 08, 2018
  • July 23, 2017
  • October 18, 2015

Checking someone else’s privilege can be a form of hostility. Checking your own can be an act of humility. Does anyone actually benefit from talking about privilege? This hour, the benefits and drawbacks of talking about privilege.

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