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Evolutionary biologist Sean B. Carroll shares his findings on the friendship between writer Albert Camus and biologist Jacques Monod.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 13:25
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A historian raises questions about the morality of the archival process and reveals how the NSA may change the future of history research.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 12:39
Caption: Alison Weir
Unspun talks with Alison Weir, author of Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel , Executive Dire...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 58:50
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 15
Pure evil is caught on tape in the case of a deliberate murder that took 8 years of planning, plenty of hard work, and a YouTube video to accomplis...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:21:08
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Interview conducted by radio journalist Jake Feinberg with Roots Music Icon Taj Mahal. A discussion about the genesis of roots music and the music ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 11:13
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Ever wonder how the Halloween we Americans celebrate came to be? In search of answers reporter Todd Crotty ventured into the past to unravel the m...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2013
  • Length: 04:08
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The area’s so flat that every bunny hill seems a candidate. But, no, really — where is it?

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 12, 2013
  • Length: 06:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Beverly Johnson is the Program Director at the Alex Haley House and Museum. She is also a relative of Haley.
A century ago more than 60 percent of Americans lived in rural areas. Today 16 percent do. As more and more people flock to cities what used to be ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2013
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 1
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A short, strange history of marijuana in the U.S., Mexico and everywhere else

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 15:06
  • Purchases: 1
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We dive into the Schrödinger's Cat paradox and ask what it reveals about the nature of quantum mechanics and physics in general.

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2011
  • Length: 09:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Step into the weird world of relativity as we walk through the Twin Paradox with help from some great physics teachers.

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2011
  • Length: 09:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Over the next two weeks, we broadcast the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” about the secret FBI program which ran from 1956-1971, and disrupted m...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bridgette McGee holds a photo of her grandfather, Credit: Teri Havens
In 1951, Willie McGee was executed in Mississippi's traveling electric chair for raping a white woman. Six decades later, his granddaughter is on a...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, KUT, WRPI, KUOW and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2010
  • Length: 22:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The Aftermath of the 1910 Big Burn, Credit: US Forest Service
Evergreen Documentary: About a hundred years ago, one of the largest wildfires in US history taught Americans to fear flames. The Big Burn of 1910...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2010
  • Length: 29:04
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Paris has its Parisians, Boston its Bostonians. What does it take to be/become a Washingtonian?

  • Added: May 18, 2010
  • Length: 07:04
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Was DC really built on a swamp? Why does the grid system have no J Street? And what's up with all those crazy traffic circles?

Bought by PRX Remix, WAMC, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Dec 22, 2009
  • Length: 05:34
  • Purchases: 3
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The secret meaning of mustaches, dissected.

  • Added: Nov 29, 2009
  • Length: 03:31
Caption: Valdus Adamkus, Credit: This photograph was produced by Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency.
Shawn Allee meets a man who took the Dow and dioxin issue to Congress years ago and is shocked it hasn't been dealt with.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 03:40
Caption: The courtyard for the violently insane, New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane, Concord, NH, Credit: Christopher Payne
A tour of the abandoned buildings and decrepit remains of the New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane proves that mental hospitals aren’t that scary af...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 07:34
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Glow. Green. Light. Radium. Even the words are beautiful.

Bought by Remix Radio and CKMO


  • Added: Sep 01, 2009
  • Length: 30:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Examining how unpopular wars are being discussed in the 2008 presidential campaign through the lens of history and current voters' attitudes

  • Added: Oct 27, 2008
  • Length: 08:00
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Examining how social safety nets are being discussed in the 2008 presidential campaign through the lens of history and current voters' attitudes

  • Added: Oct 24, 2008
  • Length: 08:09
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Examining how health care is being discussed in the 2008 presidential campaign through the lens of history and current voters' attitudes

  • Added: Oct 15, 2008
  • Length: 09:17
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Examining how energy and the environment are being discussed in the 2008 presidential campaign through the lens of history and current voters' att...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2008
  • Length: 07:56
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Examining how science and technology are being discussed in the 2008 presidential campaign through the lens of history and current voters' attitudes

  • Added: Oct 13, 2008
  • Length: 07:52