How Ethan Smith overcame OCD and a crippling fear of self harm.

person checking their phone

Science writer Sharon Begley on how anxiety drives modern day compulsions.

folding microscope

Manu Prakash invented a paper microscope that’s now being used in research labs and classrooms around the world.

Freeman Dyson

Physicist Freeman Dyson reflects on what he learned from Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Richard Feynman.

Hope Jahren

Nothing makes Hope Jahren happier than tinkering in her lab, studying fossilized plants. 


How does the world look to a scientist? We asked astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson….and he gave us some cooking tips.

Air Dates:
  • April 20, 2019
  • June 30, 2018
  • September 30, 2017

Do scientists see the world in a different way? Not really. Just be curious.

magic in the internet

Despite pining for landline telephones, writer Virginia Heffernan sees magic in the potential of the internet.

vinyl player

Novelist Hari Kunzru talks about listening through the scratch and hiss of old 78’s for the voice of the past.


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