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PRX presents podcasts of all stripes - from those included in Radiotopia to freestyle offerings on all sorts of subjects with creative collaborators.

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Sidedoor (Series)

Produced by Smithsonian

Sidedoor is a podcast only the Smithsonian can bring you. It tells stories about science, art, history, humanity and where they unexpectedly overlap. From dinosaurs to dining rooms, this podcast connects big ideas to the people who have them.

Most recent piece in this series:

The Art of War

From Smithsonian | Part of the Sidedoor series | 23:14

Side_door_logo_640x640_small In this episode, we look at artists whose work has helped reveal the human side of war. You’ll hear about a famous artist who got his start sketching Civil War soldiers and landscapes, and was never the same again. Also featured are two contemporary artists: a painter whose work depicts war's psychological impact on his best friend, and a female combat photographer who repeatedly risked her own life to document her fellow soldiers’ experiences on the battlefield.

Offshore (Series)

Produced by Honolulu Civil Beat

Stories from Hawaii. Because sometimes being in the middle of nowhere gives you a good perspective on everywhere else.

Most recent piece in this series:

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From Honolulu Civil Beat | Part of the Offshore series | 35:08

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When we started out our journey to Mauna Kea for Offshore, we were looking at this story as a clash of science versus culture. What we’ve discovered is a whole lot more complex than that. But where does that leave things? 
Is there room on Mauna Kea for both the observatories and Native Hawaiian practitioners? Does one side have to push the other out, or is there room to coexist? 
And if what we’re seeing across the country at places like Oak Flat and Standing Rock is a clash between western values and indigenous values, is there a way for us to find a better balance in the future?

Outside Podcast (Series)

Produced by Outside Magazine

Brought to you by the editors of Outside and PRX, this podcast aims to apply the magazine’s long-standing literary storytelling methods to the audio realm. Each episode is either prompted by a feature from the archives or simply inspired by a theme Outside has explored. The podcast’s first series delves into the science of survival in some of nature’s most extreme environments.

Most recent piece in this series:

The Devil's Highway Part 2

From Outside Magazine | Part of the Outside Podcast series | 28:06

Oustide_podcast_small In the spring 2001, a large group of men set out from Mexico to cross the border into Arizona through some of the harshest desert terrain anywhere. The tragic result helped researchers develop the Death Index, a new model for predicting dehydration fatalities.

Esquire Classic (Series)

Produced by Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

Hosted by acclaimed journalist David Brancaccio (Marketplace and PBS' NOW), this podcast dissects classic Esquire stories and reveals the cultural currents that make them as urgent and timely today as when they were first published. Guests include Esquire writers, along with noted authors, comedians, and actors who offer unique and personal perspective on some of the most lasting stories ever published.

Most recent piece in this series:

Old

From Public Radio Exchange (PRX) | Part of the Esquire Classic series | 29:12

Cover170x170_small We will all get old one day. Mike Sager’s astonishingly intimate portrait of Glenn Sandberg, age ninety-two, is about what it actually feels like to be close to the end. It’s a story about mortality and love and companionship and the things in life that matter most—and how those things we once held as so important fall away. 

Sager, a longtime Esquire writer at large, joins host David Brancaccio to discuss how and why he wrote “Old,” which was published in 1998, and how the story continues to ripple and shape his own views on work, death, and what matters most. 

HerMoney with Jean Chatzky (Series)

Produced by HerMoney with Jean Chatzky

Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges. That’s where HerMoney comes in. In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice. A co-production with PRX.

Most recent piece in this series:

Ep 76: Life Happens. Financial Coping Strategies With Jeanne Thompson

From HerMoney with Jean Chatzky | Part of the HerMoney with Jean Chatzky series | 31:30

Hermoney-3000x3000-768x768_small Starting a new job, buying a house, getting married, getting divorced, having a baby or having a baby move back home — all of these events not only shake up your life, but your finances, too. And, as it turns out, research from Fidelity shows not all events are created equal when it comes to the impacts they have on your physical and financial health. Fidelity's senior vice president of Thought Leadership, Jeanne Thompson, takes us through the research, how it specifically applies to women and the two moves that are proven to improve your overall well-being no matter what. We answer your questions on the "marriage penalty" for taxes, interest on savings accounts and curbing impulse buys. And then we close the show with some interesting research on materialism. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and share this show with someone who's going through a major life change right now.

Orbital Path (Series)

Produced by Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

Orbital Path with Michelle Thaller takes a look at the big questions of the cosmos and what the answers can reveal about our life here on Earth. From podcast powerhouse PRX, with support from the Sloan Foundation.

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode 22: Journey to the Sun

From Public Radio Exchange (PRX) | Part of the Orbital Path series | 18:00

Solar_flare_image_small Remember the myth of Icarus? He and his dad were trying to escape from prison. Locked up on the Greek island of Crete, they made wings out of  beeswax and bird feathers. They soared to freedom — but Icarus got cocky, flew too close to the sun, and fell into the sea.

A few thousand years later, NASA is ready to do the job right.

The Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to fly in 2018. The spacecraft has a giant heat shield, tested to withstand 2,500-degree temperatures.

For something so basic to all of our lives — and fundamental to the science of astronomy — the sun remains surprisingly mysterious. To learn more, Michelle meets up with Nicky Viall, a NASA heliophysicist working on the mission. She describes how direct measurements of the sun’s super-hot plasma, and solar wind, may dramatically enhance our understanding of the star at the center of our lives.



Blank on Blank (Series)

Produced by Blank on Blank

Blank on Blank is building and broadcasting an archive of journalists' lost interviews.

Most recent piece in this series:

Alvin Toffler and Margaret Mead: Future Shock, Innocence and Innovation

From Blank on Blank | Part of the Blank on Blank series | 16:07

Theexperimenterslogo_social_chalkboardgreen_small Alvin Toffler and Margaret Mead: an author and an anthropologist who endeavored to understand the impact of scientific invention. In this episode of our series, The Experimenters, we hear from two visionaries who believed that while we’ve started a technological revolution, we don’t quite know where it’s going to take us. But maybe most interesting of all – we get to hearing these archival interviews from the very future these thinkers were trying to imagine. Mead and Toffler guide us into a view of what the present might have been — or perhaps in some ways actually came to pass.

Transistor (Series)

Produced by Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

Transistor is a podcast of scientific curiosities and current events, featuring guest hosts, scientists, and story-driven reporters.

Much as the transistor radio was a new technical leap, this Transistor features new women voices and sounds from new science producers. Learn more at transistor.prx.org.

Most recent piece in this series:

Engineering NYC from Below

From Public Radio Exchange (PRX) | Part of the Transistor series | 10:11

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How To Be Amazing (Series)

Produced by How To Be Amazing

In this in-depth interview show, Michael Ian Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing.

Most recent piece in this series:

#16 Ingrid Michaelson

From How To Be Amazing | Part of the How To Be Amazing series | 01:02:19

Im_headshot_small Ingrid Michaelson is the best-selling recording artist of such hits as "Girls Chase Boys" and "The Way I Am."  While her voice certainly qualifies her as amazing, it's the path she chose to follow as a recording artist that is so interesting.  Michaelson bypassed the established labels so that she could release her music on her own and found success as a recording artist on her own terms.

Israel Story Podcast (Series)

Produced by Israel Story

Israel Story is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Mishy Harman and distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. It tells modern tales from an ancient land - the kind of stories you'd share with a friend over a plate of hummus on a Friday afternoon, or with your partner at the end of a long day. These are everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis. The award-winning show is one of the most popular programs in Israel, where it is aired nationally, on prime-time. Available every-other Wednesday.

Most recent piece in this series:

The White Elephant

From Israel Story | Part of the Israel Story Podcast series | 32:00

Centralbusstation In "The White Elephant,” Yochai Maital walks us through the history of Tel Aviv’s ‘New’ Central Bus Station — a derelict eight-story behemoth and modern day Tower of Babel — which mirrors much of modern Israeli history, with its grand vision and messy implementation.

HowSound (Series)

Produced by HowSound

The backstory to great radio storytelling.

Most recent piece in this series:

#46 - Recording in Remote Locations

From HowSound | Part of the HowSound series | 14:33

Howsoundxprx_240_small I have field recording envy. Daniel Grossman has recorded science stories in so many places on my travel list - Greenland, the Arctic, Madagascar, Mongolia.... I just might secretly stow away in his bags next time he leaves to report. Of course, the problem would be finding space.

Dan says he usually carries about fifty pounds of recording gear when he reports in remote locations. Much of it is back-up equipment because, as he says, anything can go wrong. Dan doesn't ever want to be left unable to make quality recordings so he's built a serious amount of redundancy into his set-up.

On this HowSound, Dan shares some of his favorite field recordings --- calving glaciers, stick throwing howler monkeys, penguins, and elephant seals --- along with his overseas reporting tips for gear and how to prepare.

And, while I'm on the subject of science, PRX recently launched the STEM Story Project . They're eager to fund stories about science, technology, engineering, and math. Got a story idea along those lines up your sleeve? Then hurry because the deadline is April 22, 2013.

Ciao,

Rob

NAUTILUS podcast from PRX (Series)

Produced by David Schulman

The podcast of NAUTILUS, a different kind of science magazine. Distributed by PRX.

Most recent piece in this series:

"To Save California, Read Dune." With Andrew Leonard

From David Schulman | Part of the NAUTILUS podcast from PRX series | 20:00

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Frank Herbert's science fiction epic "Dune" is set on a desert planet. For the indigenous Fremen of 'Dune," the water in even a single tear is precious. 

Could Herbert's sci-fi world of 1965 offer any lessons for the drought-stricken California of 2015? Andrew Leonard takes  on that question in his provocative piece in the water issue of Nautilus

In this edition of the Nautilus podcast, Leonard talks with host David Schulman about water, fog, fog-catchers, gigantic sandworms — and the prescience of "Dune."  

This sound-rich podcast also features a field visit with environmental scientist Daniel Fernandez, who has established a network of Dune-like fog-catchers along the California coast. And we’ll hear a field recording of a fog-catcher at work in one of the dries places on planet earth, the Atacama desert, in Chile.

Strangers (Series)

Produced by Lea Thau

Since the beginning of time, strangers and strange places have given rise to our wildest dreams and our deepest fears — and to the greatest stories on earth. Hear them here. Real people, true stories.

Most recent piece in this series:

Love Hurts 3 (podcast)

From Lea Thau | Part of the Strangers series | 40:31

Brokenheart_small In this third installment of Love Hurts, Lea seeks dating advice from two experts and lets it all hang out. Love Hurts is a series in which Lea investigates why she is single. We recommend listening to the episodes in order.

99% Invisible (Director's Cut) (Series)

Produced by Roman Mars

Trying to comprehend the 99% invisible activity that shapes the design of our world.

Most recent piece in this series:

99% Invisible #270-The Stethescope (Director's Cut)

From Roman Mars | Part of the 99% Invisible (Director's Cut) series | 17:37

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Imagine for a moment the year 1800. A doctor is meeting with a patient – most likely in the patient’s home. The patient is complaining about shortness of breath. A cough, a fever. The doctor might check the patient’s pulse or feel their belly, but unlike today, what’s happening inside of the patient’s body is basically unknowable. There’s no MRI. No X-rays. The living body is like a black box that can’t be opened.

The only way for a doctor to figure out what was wrong with a patient was to ask them, and as a result patients’ accounts of their symptoms were seen as diseases in themselves. While today a fever is seen as a symptom of some underlying disease like the flu, back then the fever was essentially regarded as the disease itself.

Made of wood and brass, one of the original stethoscopes belonging to the French physician René Theophile Laennec, image via Science Museum London (CC BY SA 2.0)

But in the early 1800s, an invention came along that changed everything. Suddenly the doctor could clearly hear what was happening inside the body. The heart, the lungs, the breath. This revolutionary device was the stethoscope.

The inventor of the stethoscope was a French doctor named René Laennec. In medical school, he had learned to practice percussion – a technique in which doctors tap their fingers against a patient’s chest and listen to the sound to try and hear what’s going on inside.

Patient response to unexpected percussing of the chest, cartoon from 1861

One day, he tried percussing a patient but had trouble hearing. So he rolled up his notebook into a little cylinder and put one end on the patient’s chest and one end in his ear. He was so impressed by the quality of the sound that he decided to construct a device for listening to the internal sounds of the body.

The result was the original stethoscope. Laennec had invented a way to hear the inner workings of the human body. Now he needed to connect the sounds he was hearing with what was happening anatomically inside the patient’s body.

René Laennec examining a patient

To do this, Laennec listened to people right before they died, and then connected these sounds to discoveries made during the autopsy. Soon, Laennec made some key discoveries using his stethoscope. For example, he found that when a person has fluid beneath their lungs, they make a bleating sound, kind of like a goat. A sound he called egophony. He also discovered sounds that tracked with the different stages of tuberculosis.

Laennec published his results, and soon doctors were making other important discoveries that changed the way people thought about disease. Little by little our entire understanding of disease shifted from one centered around symptoms to one centered around objective observation of the body. Medical language completely changed, as doctors invented new anatomical words for diseases, like Bronchitis, which means the inflammation of the bronchial tubes.

Evolution of the stethoscope, Popular Science Monthly Volume 22

In parallel, the device evolved as well. In the 1840s, doctors began experimenting with flexible tubing and soon an Irish physician invented the binaural stethoscope design with two earpieces that we still use.

Evolution of the stethoscope, Popular Science Monthly Volume 22

This evolving device got doctors thinking about disease in new ways, changing their dynamic with patients and giving doctors a lot more power. Before the stethoscope, to be sick, the patient had to feel sick. After the stethoscope, it didn’t matter what patients thought was wrong with them, it mattered more what the doctor found.

René Laennec actually felt that patient’s accounts of their own disease were still important, but the quest for objective information about disease was underway, and the stethoscope was just the beginning. Now we have X-rays, CT scanners and MRI and PET scans. All of these devices are basically trading upon the same paradigm that the stethoscope created: that doctors should be able to detect abnormalities inside the body to reach a diagnosis, regardless of how the patient is feeling.

These new technologies have led to so many important discoveries about the human body and disease. Today, we can spot tumors before they become life threatening and diagnose problems like high blood pressure before they causes heart disease. But this new way of thinking has also pushed doctors and patients farther apart. The doctor is no longer in your bedroom interviewing you about every detail of your experience.

Statue of René Laennec, image by Thesupermat (CC BY-SA 3.0)

René Laennec died in 1826 at the age of 45, mostly likely of tuberculosis, a disease he and his stethoscope helped us understand. It’s been 200 years since he first rolled up his note book and pressed it to that patient’s chest. Medicine looks completely different than it did back then, but somehow the stethoscope has endured.

It’s no longer a wooden cylinder, but to this day, when you walk into a doctor’s office for a routine exam, you can expect to feel the familiar stethoscope on your back.

But that could be changing. Powerful imaging technologies like ultrasound have made the stethoscope exam less critical to the diagnostic process. Medical students aren’t as good as using stethoscopes as they used to be, and across the board doctors today rely less on the stethoscope to make diagnoses. The rise of portable ultrasound has some doctors arguing that we don’t need the stethoscope anymore. They say that if you have that technology right at the bedside, why not use it right away? Ultrasound is an incredible tool, but it still isn’t widely available in many developing countries, and even in the United States it’s expensive. Right now the stethoscope functions as a screening tool so that patients don’t need to go get an expensive ultrasound unless they need one.

Dr. Andrew Bomback is a nephrologist and an assistant professor at Columbia. He still uses his stethoscope, but he says that in general doctors aren’t as good at listening to the body as they once were, and they rely on the stethoscope exam less and less to make a diagnosis. “It’s become almost a ritual more than an actual tool in terms of making diagnosis,” Bomback explains.

Results from Google image search for “doctor”

Regardless of how it’s used, the stethoscope remains omnipresent in our culture. Do a Google image search for doctor, and you will see what a physician is supposed to look like. The plurality of the doctors pictured on the first page of results are white men in white coats. Some of them are peering inside patient’s ears, others are writing something down on a clipboard. But all of them have stethoscopes.

And they are wearing the stethoscope in the exact same way–which is like a shawl around the back of the neck. Andrew Bomback says this way of wearing the stethoscope is a relatively recent fashion trend, probably borrowed from TV shows like ER and Scrubs. Doctors used to wear their stethoscopes dangling down the front of the shirt like a tie, which was practical. If you needed to use it quickly you could just pop it into your ears. Bomback observes that “it’s almost like this new version of wearing it like a scarf or a shawl is almost a concession that it’s more a fashion accessory than actually a tool that we’re using.”

But even if it’s become a fashion accessory, Dr. Bomback isn’t ready to give up his stethoscope. He says it’s an important conduit to connecting with his patients. Physical contact between a doctor and a patient has become increasingly rare. Doctors visits are short and physicians often spend much of time staring at a computer screen. Bomback says the stethoscope provides an important opportunity for intimacy.

“The stethoscope is still a part of the exam” he says, “aligned with the laying on of hands” associated with healers. “When we go to do the physical exam, we move away from our desk, we move away from the computer, and we stand right next to the patient and it’s a much more intimate conversation.”

Bomback says he thinks the stethoscope lives on in part to keep doctors and patients from drifting too far apart. To make sure doctors keep close to their patients, and keep listening.

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Producer Emmmett FitzGerald spoked with Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, hematologist and historian of medicine at Queen’s University; Dr. Andrew Bomback, a nephrologist and an assistant professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; and Dr. Dan Bernstein, a cardiologist at Stanford.

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Original music by Sean Real
Xi-Lo by Melodium

Can You Help Me Find My Mom?

From The Truth | 09:04

The Truth features dramatic short stories that combine great writing with authentic-feeling performances and rich sound design. Host and producer Jonathan Mitchell works with a team of screenwriters and actors to create each original episode, revitalizing the craft of audio fiction for a new generation.

Icon_small A girl is lost and can't find her mom. Why won't anyone help her?

Bee Herbstman as MAGGIE
Melanie Hoopes as ROSE
Ed Herbstman as EDDIE
Evan Sudarsky Abadi as BODEGA CLERK
Gregory C. Jones as OFFICER
Blanche Ames as MAGGIE

Written by Diana McCorry, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

The Heart: Season One (Series)

Produced by The Heart

The things you whisper. The things you do in the dark...or light. The things you feel but you don’t know how to name. This is a radio show about all of those things. It’s about the triumphs and the terrors of human intimacy, the bliss and banality of being in love and the wild diversity of the human heart.

Most recent piece in this series:

First

From The Heart | Part of the The Heart: Season One series | 31:36

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When we do something for the first time, we enter into a world with new rules. It’s the creation of a new path, a new possibility. We meet this threshold with no knowledge of what will happen, how we or the world will react.


Once the rules of the game change, once we do something that we’ve never done before, the question of how to navigate the new world is what comes next. What do we do after the first kiss? Will it give way to the first holding of hands, the first public display of affection, the first sex, the first week sleeping in someone else’s bed every night? Or will it be the first, but also — the last?


This is a story featuring Drew Denny, a singer, songwriter, filmmaker and artist. You can check out her first feature film here.

The Allusionist (Series)

Produced by The Allusionist

Small adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman. Part of Radiotopia from PRX. http://theallusionist.org

Most recent piece in this series:

Allusionist 31: Post-Love

From The Allusionist | Part of the The Allusionist series | 18:28

Post-love_small_small Breaking up is hard to do, and it's hard to put into appropriate words. Comedian Rosie Wilby seeks a better term for 'ex', and family law barrister Nick Allen runs through the vocabulary of divorce.

NOTE: this episode is not full of bawdy talk, but there are adult themes and a couple of category B swearwords.

There's more about this episode at http://theallusionist.org/post-love. Don't go breaking my heart: say hi at twitter.com/allusionistshow and facebook.com/allusionistshow.

The Allusionist is a proud member of Radiotopia.fm for PRX.org.

50: The Boy Band Episode

From The Mortified Podcast | 34:19

The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids– diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond– in front of total strangers.

This episode: From those who "Hung Tough" to those who "Wanted It That Way," fan-girls share stories of their biggest boy band obsessions -- with a very special appearance from a boy band icon. As well as cameos by Song Exploder's Hrishikesh Hirway, Answer Me This' Martin Austwick & The Memory Palace's Nate Dimeo.

Mortifiedboybandsrev2_copy_small From those who "Hung Tough" to those who "Wanted It That Way," fan-girls share stories of their biggest boy band obsessions -- with a very special appearance from a boy band icon.  As well as cameos by Song Exploder's Hrishikesh Hirway, Answer Me This' Martin Austwick & The Memory Palace's Nate Dimeo. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Listen @ getmortified.com/podcast

the memory palace (Series)

Produced by Nate DiMeo

the memory palace is a series of short, surprising history stories from veteran producer, Nate DiMeo. Each episode tells the story of a forgotten moment or figure from the past or asks us to remember the reality behind history's more familiar facts and faces. New episodes posted every ten days or so here, on iTunes, and at thememorypalace.us

Most recent piece in this series:

Peregrinar

From Nate DiMeo | Part of the the memory palace series | 09:14

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Criminal (Series)

Produced by Criminal

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime but something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode 68: All the Time in the World

From Criminal | Part of the Criminal series | 31:13

Criminalzag_small The “body farm” at Texas State University is a place almost no one except researchers and law enforcement is able to see, because it’s one of very few places in the world that deliberately puts out human bodies to decompose in nature. Forensic Anthropologists observe decomposition in order to help law enforcement discern when and how someone may have died. We asked if we could visit, and they agreed.

Love + Radio - (CENSORED VERSIONS) (Series)

Produced by Love + Radio

All the great L+R stories you know and love, just without the swears.

Most recent piece in this series:

The Living Room

From Love + Radio | Part of the Love + Radio - (CENSORED VERSIONS) series | 22:56

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Diane’s new neighbors across the way never shut their curtains, and that was the beginning of an intimate, but very one-sided relationship.

Diane Weipert is a writer and filmmaker. Produced by Briana Breen.

Theory of Everything (Series)

Produced by Benjamen Walker

Theory of Everything plunges listeners into a whirl of journalism, fiction, art, interviews, and the occasional exploding pipe dream. Host Benjamen Walker connects the dots in a hyper-connected world, featuring conversations with philosophers, friends, and the occasional too-good-to-be-real guest.

Most recent piece in this series:

Artifacts (Redux)

From Benjamen Walker | Part of the Theory of Everything series | 22:58

Toe12_small Photographer Robert Burley takes pictures of the end of analog for his book The Disappearance Of Darkness. Christine Frohnert and Christiane Paul explain why it is difficult to care for digital artworks and Social Media theorist Nathan Jurgenson wants us to understand what is truly revolutionary about ephemeral photographs and platforms like Snapchat.

Fugitive Waves (Series)

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters

Fugitive Waves --  Lost recordings and shards of sound, along with new tales of remarkable people from around the world. Stories from the flip side of history.

Most recent piece in this series:

Warriors

From The Kitchen Sisters | Part of the Fugitive Waves series | 11:40

Ks_fugitivewavessm_small For the last five years The Golden State Warriors have been going inside San Quentin, the legendary maximum security California State prison, to take on The San Quentin Warriors, the prison’s notorious basketball team. The Kitchen Sisters Present team up with Life of the Law Podcast to take us to a recent showdown between these two mighty Bay Area teams. Featuring Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Bob Myers, and Golden State Warriors' support staff — and San Quentin Warriors players, inmate spectators and prison officials. Go Warriors!

The Radio Diaries Podcast (Series)

Produced by Radio Diaries

The extraordinary stories of ordinary life.

Most recent piece in this series:

Walter Backerman, Seltzer Man

From Radio Diaries | Part of the The Radio Diaries Podcast series | 12:27

Waltercorrected_small Back in 1919, Walter Backerman's grandfather delivered seltzer by horse and wagon on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Today, Walter continues to deliver seltzer around the streets of New York. Some customers, like Mildred Blitz, have been on the family route for more than 50 years. When Walter's grandfather drove his cart there were thousands of seltzer men in the city; today Walter is one of the last.

Trace Elements (Series)

Produced by Trace Elements

Two hosts, one adventure. An off-road trip into the science that connects us. With support from PRX and the Sloan Foundation.

Most recent piece in this series:

Mystery At The Lake

From Trace Elements | Part of the Trace Elements series | 14:03

15571440056_f58cbbac80_h_small In the 1970s, a geochemist and a biologist banded together to solve a mystery at Lake Oneida in upstate New York. What they found is changing the way we think about human life, and where the origins of life come from.

Out of the Blocks, Quick Hits (Series)

Produced by Out of the Blocks

a sampler platter of stories from Out of the Blocks

Most recent piece in this series:

Howard E Williams III

From Out of the Blocks | Part of the Out of the Blocks, Quick Hits series | 04:20

Howard_small In this Out of the Blocks excerpt, we visit with Howard E Williams III, Sanitation Crew Chief at the Charles Village Community Benefits District on the 2400 block of St Paul Street in Baltimore.