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Can you remember what it was like for you to learn your native language? Probably not, but why is that? As humans, we begin learning to speak our...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: A Scaled Quail takes up residence in the oasis, Credit: Carolyn Ohl-Johnson
A birder knows the lure of water. And Carolyn Ohl* dug and dammed Southwest Texas desert to make an oasis, especially for hummingbirds. She lives n...

Bought by KWMR and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: American Robin, Credit: © Tom Grey
The mortality rate is high in our familiar songbirds. For robins, it's around 50% each year once young birds have fledged. If a robin survives to m...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Black-capped Vireo, Credit:  © Joe Fischer
Paul Davis owns 1,500 acres in the Hill Country of Texas that he manages, not for cattle, but as habitat for warblers and vireos. He’s preserving s...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Lapland Longspur, Credit: © Thomas Bernhardsson
Different sounds travel better in different environments. The explosive notes of a Marsh Wren carry well through thick vegetation. A Common Yellowt...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Western Gull, Credit: © Alex Kerfoot
How do birds drink? A robin takes a mouthful of water and then tips its head way back to send the water down its gullet. Pigeons are among the few ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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First, MIT's AgeLab is developing technologies that improve health and mobility as we age. Director Dr. Joseph Coughlin explains some of their brea...

Bought by WCWP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 54:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Nancy Schoenberger chronicles the tempestuous romance of Liz & Dick in her book Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of...

Bought by WTJU, KFOK-LPFM, and KKRN


  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 3
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What’s so funny? In this week’s show, the Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, analyze laughter until it cracks you up. Why i...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Blake Harris discusses the history of the video game industry.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WRNC-LP, KPVL, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jun 04, 2014
  • Length: 24:32
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Thelonious Monk, Credit: Library of Congress
Musical creativity could be good for the aging brain.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What if aliens found the Voyager golden record?

Bought by KFAI, KMUZ, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 16, 2014
  • Length: 13:04
  • Purchases: 3
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In this episode, Bo and Kim interview Dr. Michael Shermer. Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Direct...

  • Added: May 07, 2014
  • Length: 53:24

  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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Drums, Wind Chimes and Meteorites are all forms of percussion in the Rhythm Discovery Center in Indianapolis.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Jon Catler and Meredith "Babe" Borden
A visit with Jon Catler and Meredith "Babe" Borden, who play and talk about microtonal music using "just intonation" pure interval tuning.

Bought by WJSU, KSUT, WMHT, WOUB, KUOW and more


  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Ever wonder what Westeros looked like long before the Starks, Baratheons, Lannisters, or Targaryens roamed its surface? How far back can we really ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
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The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart is just out in paperback and now she’s working on the next book in the murder mystery series set in modern-day Ir...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 19, 2014
  • Length: 11:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Scrambled Eggs, a dream expert, and writing songs while you sleep.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 08, 2014
  • Length: 14:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Human beings are a social species. Part of our natural programming, which has evolved as we’ve evolved with the rest of the planet into our current...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2014
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: Neurons, Credit: Alex Norton/Sueng Lab, MIT
With a computer and an internet connection, you can help scientists map the human brain just by playing a video game.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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First, Carlotta Walls Lanier, the youngest of the "Little Rock Nine," chronicles her personal story of perseverance and courage in "A Mighty Long W...

Bought by WCWP


  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 54:51
  • Purchases: 1
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There’s a national conversation about promoting science education for students, but what about science after graduation? Allison Quantz has the sto...

Bought by WXDU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jon Catler and Meredith Babe Borden with12-Tone Ultra Plus ® guitar
a visit with Jon Catler and Meredith Babe Borden, who play and talk about microtonal music using "just intonation" pure interval tuning.

Bought by WJSU, KFOK-LPFM, KKRN, WMHT, WOUB and more


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The first blasts of arctic air move into Minnesota's Northwoods causing ice to thicken and critters to beef up their caloric intake.

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Jan 01, 2014
  • Length: 06:02
  • Purchases: 1