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Caption:  Caroline Cochran, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Oklo, Credit: Ed Ritger
For decades, environmentalists battled against nuclear power, claiming it was an uncontrolable peril to the planet. So it’s ironic that today some ...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Musical Universe, Credit: Seth Shostak
In space, no one can hear you scream, but, using the right instruments, scientists can pick up all types of cosmic vibrations – the sort we can tur...

Bought by WRIR and WRGY


  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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-American men and women have maintained close friendships since our country’s founding. -When it comes to racism or sexism, why aren’t good intenti...

Bought by WAMC, Radio Phoenix, and WTJU


  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Xavier Le Pichon, one of the world's leading geophysicists, helped create the field of plate tectonics. A devout Catholic and spiritual thinker, he...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Raising the Minimum Age, Credit: Seth Shostak
We all try to fight it: the inexorable march of time. The fountain of youth doesn’t exist, and all those wrinkle creams can’t help. But modern sc...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WMUU-LP, WRIR, WRGY, and KAZU


  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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An audio postcard highlighting the spectacular diversity and adaptability of manzanitas

  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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An audio postcard highlighting the importance of eelgrass to ecosystem health

  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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An audio postcard highlighting the wonderful field of phenology

  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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An audio postcard highlighting the wide variety of cetaceans that inhabit the waters along northern California and southern Oregon.

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:30
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An audio postcard highlighting Coho Salmon - their spawning habitat and behavior and their specialized adaptation for long-term survival.

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:20
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An audio postcard highlighting the aquatic songbird, the American Dipper.

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:30
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A public civil conversation on capitalism and moral evolution at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Biological anthropologist Melv...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 57:57
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Social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji is a pioneer of the science of implicit bias. She understands the mind as a “difference-seeking machine” that h...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 57:58
Caption: Deborah and Roger Fouts
In Western civilization, human beings are considered the exceptional species and uniquely intelligent. Yet science is consistently revealing our in...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Going All to Species, Credit: Seth Shostak
The fossilized bones of Homo naledi are may hold a special place in our ancestry: a link between us and our ape-like ancestors. Some anthropologis...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KFCF FM, KRPS, 91.7 WHUS Storrs, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Microbes: Resistance is Futile, Credit: Seth Shostak
You have more microbial DNA than human DNA. Find out what questions this raises about what it means to be an individual, how your microbiome can ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KMRE-LP, WRIR, and WRGY


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Should humans hide from ET or should ET hide from us?

Bought by KKRN


  • Added: Jul 07, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Radio Curious revisits a conversation with Dr. Gene Cohen, author of “The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain.” His book describes h...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Science Fiction True, Credit: Seth Shostak
Don’t believe everything you see on the screen. Science fiction film is just a guess as to how our future might unfold. But sometimes fantasy be...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, WRGY, and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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How reliable are the stories we tell about ourselves?

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSKQ, KMRE-LP, KTSW 89.9, KWTF community radio for Sonoma County and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
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Science is a process of determining what is reality objectively. How do we sift the subjective from the objective for understanding economic propos...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
Caption: Bernie Krause, soundscape artist, Credit: Rikki Ward
When talking about the natural world, we often refer to the beauty that we see around us. But what do we smell, touch, taste -- and most importantl...

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Jun 24, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Elements Never Forget, Credit: Seth Shostak
It’s elementary, Watson. Things are in flux – from the elements in the air you breathe to party balloons. We investigate a massive, historic nit...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KREV-LP, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Jun 20, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Caitlin Esch explores Freud's contemporary relevance in both modern psychotherapy and the popular imagination.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:28
Caption: Peter B. Doran
Oil is one of the earth’s coveted substances. We love it and we hate it. Yet, it surrounds our lives every day.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1