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How do our internal clocks stay synced to our environment? What exactly do they control? Prof. Erik Herzog explains how the brain's "master clock" ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 14:48
  • Purchases: 1
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If you live in the modern world, as I’m sure you do, you’re probably very familiar with the common occurrence of witnessing two people standing ne...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Nov 11, 2013
  • Length: 07:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Cancer affects much of the animal kingdom, and we still have a lot to learn about it.

  • Added: Nov 05, 2013
  • Length: 01:00
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Before the launch of the Voyager probes, Carl Sagan was given the daunting task of assembling a guide to all things human. Something that would fit...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2013
  • Length: 01:44
Caption: Why is this metal rack in a microwave?
If metal isn’t supposed to go in microwave ovens, why do some of them have metal racks?

Bought by KREV-LP


  • Added: Aug 23, 2013
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The National Geographic Channel "Nat Geo" investigated the site of an errant 1958 explosion of a non-weaponized atomic bomb, accidentally dropped o...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2013
  • Length: 06:38
Caption: This is a look up from the 86th Street Station construction site.
The New York City Subway is a complex system that keeps NYC running and it is still being built. Hear the reasons for the initial construction, the...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KFAI, WTIP, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 14, 2013
  • Length: 08:43
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Martha Lillard, 65, uses her iron lung to breathe at night., Credit: Julia Scott
Sixty years after polio was eradicated in America, a dozen survivors still rely on their iron lungs to breathe. Come inside the machine Martha Lill...

Bought by KMUZ, HowSound, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KOSU, KPVL and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2013
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 9
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We continue our coverage of Boats & Bluegrass 2012 with a visit and performance by Hurricane Herold with friends Jeff Ray, and Mikkel Beckmen. This...

  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 43:20
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Every drug we take is tested with crab blood. And it all started with a walk on a beach.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Dec 04, 2012
  • Length: 07:23
  • Purchases: 3
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Listen to peoples' first reaction to Saturn alongside astrophysicists who gaze up at the universe for a living. Learn the new techniques scientists...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 17:47
  • Purchases: 1
From: Bishop Sand
Series: Sift
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What is life? In the first installment of our "origin of life" topic, hear various attempts to define life and ponder the life of the internet.

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2012
  • Length: 14:59
  • 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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Existential drama, set in a call centre for the dead. Mr Black delivers a lecture to a select group on the benefits of post-death care.

  • Added: May 24, 2011
  • Length: 14:42
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Lawrence Lessig and Jonathan Zittrain - two of the greatest minds on the web - talk about how competition works in technology market

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Nov 04, 2010
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Action Speaks! Underappreciated Dates that Changed America and its panelists -- including famed author Shepard Fairey and scholar and attorney Lawr...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WGBH Radio Boston, WFSU, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2010
  • Length: 58:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: La Chaire Trepidante: the 19th century vibrating chair invented to relieve Parkinsons's symptoms., Credit: Christopher Goetz
Treating Parkinson's with a vibrating chair; reading the rumblings of the earth; and a hip-hop battle of cosmic proportions.

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2010
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Archaeologist Michael Shanks talks about the history of stuff and our relationship with it.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2010
  • Length: 09:33
Caption: Composite five frame shot of the Saturn V boosters lift off carrying Apollo 11 to the moon., Credit: GETTY
This 1-hour radio documentary will celebrate the moon landing through the eyes of those who witnessed it and the memories of those who contributed ...

Bought by WNIJ, KCUR, KRCB-FM, WUFT, and KWIT


  • Added: Jul 20, 2009
  • Length: 54:03
  • Purchases: 5
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A consultant for a Canadian group is giving his take on the process of extracting oil from the oil sands in Alberta.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2008
  • Length: 06:38