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Caption: The host for this episode of Transistor, Michelle Thaller
We're closer than ever before to discovering if we're not alone in the universe. The host for this episode of Transistor, astrophysicist Michelle T...

Bought by KREV-LP, KVSC, WCAI / WNAN, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 16:20
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Cassini Saturn mission Project Scientist and host Mat Kaplan touch the plumes of Enceladus at JPL., Credit: Merc Boyan, The Planetary Society
Emily Lakdawalla coined the phrase, and it is exquisitely appropriate. We’ll visit the Jet Propulsion Lab on its Icy Worlds Day to learn more about...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KFCF FM, and KWMR


  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Les Paul, Credit: William Gottlieb
Here's a little fact about Les Paul that you might not know: rock icon Steve Miller is Les Paul's godson. In this hour, Steve talks about his memor...

Bought by WMMT, KMHD, KDRP Community Radio, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, Credit: Seth Shostak
Sherlock Holmes doesn’t have a science degree, yet he thinks rationally like a scientist. You can too! Learn the secrets of being irritatingly lo...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KSKQ, KRPS, WYAP, WRIR and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Red tape in the lab - why some cancer treatments may never get off the ground in Europe. What happens when treatment doesn't help in Italy? Turkey...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, KMUD, KUOW, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 08, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Toxins from scorpions could lead to new drugs for neuromuscular disorders and cardiovascular disease.

Bought by WLPR and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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To find their way around, animals have specialized neurons that fire in response to specific locations in the environment.

Bought by KMXT and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A carnivorous oyster mushroom uses specialized proteins to punch holes in nematodes., Credit: Martin Cooper/flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Batteries from snail shell proteins and medicines from carnivorous mushrooms.

Bought by KMXT and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The dislike club series pretty much contains everything I have ever wanted to say about social media. Been thinking about all this stuff for quite ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 55:25
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In the penultimate episode of our series, Kathy Sierra tells us how one tweak could fix everything and ToE’s Chris tells us the secret origin of Fa...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 22:34
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In 2007, Kathy Sierra quit the internet because of misogynist hate trolling and stayed off the social web for 7 years.

  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 26:25
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36 countries in 500 days in just under 3 minutes. Hard to believe? Really. Meet Alex Chacon, an adventure motorcyclist who travelled from Alaska to...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 39:40
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This week Anthropologist Gabriella Coleman tells us about the internet’s original Dislike Club, Anonymous. Biella has spent the last eight years ha...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 21:21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mural of Rosie the Riveter, Sacramento, Calif., Credit: Library of Congress
This time on BackStory, we’re going to work on stories about women’s work. It’s easy nowadays to roll our eyes at the quaint notion that “a woman’s...

Bought by KSUT, KTSW 89.9, WEZU, WRIR, WRGY and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: photo courtesy of Simon Panrucker
Simon Panrucker, a composer and musician, talks about the music he makes for Cartoon Network and the music he makes for himself: Moons, Mr Frisby's...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 23:24
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Edwin Reyes will discuss the molecular basis of cancer.

Bought by WYAP and KPVL


  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 26:11
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Programmers show off their virtual reality experiments.
Cris Miranda believes in the promise of virtual reality. After decades of hype, 2015 may be the year that it breaks into homes around the country.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 11:41
Caption: The Internet Archive, San Francisco., Credit: Under CC license from Flickr user Beatrice Murch
In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. Th...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Summer Glau as Cameron the Terminator, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Desirable robots are creepy, strangely alluring and technologically improbable. As part of my podcast series Imaginary Worlds, I explore whether th...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 15:45
Caption: A small fragment of Mars meteorite ALH 84001, Credit: Robina Shaheen and Mark Thiemens
Robina Shaheen and Mark Thiemens tell us how an ancient Mars meteorite has revealed much about the red planet. Mat holds a tiny fragment of the roc...

Bought by KMUD, KFCF FM, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, WYAP and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Jamayah Parrish conducting an interview outside the WUNC Studios in Durham, Credit: Carol Jackson
Jamayah Parrish is a rising senior at Northern High School in Durham. As a part of WUNC's Youth Radio Project, she reports on teens who have found...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:35
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Sandip Roy tries to call his mother, but it proves to be more challenging than one would expect.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Digging Our Past
Digging Our Past. We hear about two projects that use the tools of modern chemistry and anthropology to deepen our understanding of a dark chapter...

Bought by KSKQ, WYAP, KRPS, WRGY, and WRIR


  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Pluto's Polaroid moment, and a jetpack sci-fi dream comes true. Affordable arsenic filter saves lives in Bangladesh, and India rolls out an ambitio...

Bought by WXDU, KMUD, KUOW, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 01, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Neuroscientists have identified key brain circuits responsible for thirst.

Bought by WLPR and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 31, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2