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Jacuzzi and silhouette are eponyms – that is, they derive from the names of people. An Italian immigrant to California invented the bubbly hot tub ...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Radical Cosmology, Credit: Seth Shostak
400 years ago, some ideas about the cosmos were too scandalous to mention. When the Dominican friar Giordano Bruno suggested the existence of plan...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, for Black History Month, we're talking about Moses Fleetwood Walker. Don't know who he is? Tune in to find out!

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 06:19
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The emotional appeal of handwriting and the emotional reveal of animal phrases. Should children be taught cursive writing in school, or is their ti...

Bought by WYAP, WEZU, and WCMU


  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A Pulitzer Prize-winner for Black History Month.

Bought by WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KFCF FM, KWMR and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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If you speak both German and Spanish, you may find yourself reaching for a German word instead of a Spanish one, and vice versa. This puzzling expe...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WEZU, WCMU, and WRIR


  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Have your listening audience enjoy Presidents Day with a fun musicial experience.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:01:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Chances are you recognize the expressions Judgment Day and the root of all evil as phrases from the Bible. There are many others, though, some of w...

Bought by WRIR, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WEZU, and WCMU


  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The anatomy of effective prose, and the poetry of anatomy. Ever wonder what it'd be like to audit a class taught by a famous writer? A graduate stu...

Bought by WSLR, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WEZU, WCMU and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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An environmental success story.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 24:10
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Frontier women struggle to survive in the unsettled American West.

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WNJR, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 15
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One of the Bard's most popular history plays.

Bought by KCHW, WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KWMR and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Oscar Nunez and Sarah Drew. , Credit: Photo by Matt Petit
Sarah Drew and Oscar Nuñez channel their inner Lucy and Desi.

Bought by WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KCHW, KWMR, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 9
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"She can bewitch the mind of any man, and wield the power of a woman's tears."

Bought by WCPN, KCHW, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KWMR and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 26
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Three of America's Founding Fathers square off over their young country's future.

Bought by WCPN, Troy Public Radio, KCHW, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:54
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on "A Way with Words": Grant and Martha discuss the L-word--or two L-words, actually: liberal and libertarian. They reflect different pol...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WEZU, WCMU, and WRIR


  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Sandip investigates the journey of a small town Scottish postmaster to his resting place in Kolkata.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: True Grit, Credit: Seth Shostak
Without sand, engineering would be stuck in the Middle Ages and Silicon Valley would be, well, just a valley. Sand is the building material of mod...

Bought by WRGY, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WHCP-LP, KBBI, KCSB-FM and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Echoes of the Greatest Generation, and a tasty bite of history. The language and melodies of military marching songs can connect grown children wit...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WEZU, WCMU, and WRIR


  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Clean cursing for modern times, more about communicating after a brain injury, and 1970's TV lingo with roots in the Second World War. A young woma...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WEZU, and WCMU


  • Added: Jan 01, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Novelist Charles Dickens created many unforgettable characters, but he's also responsible for coining or popularizing lots of words, like "flummox"...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WRIR, WYAP, WEZU and more


  • Added: Dec 25, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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We have books that should be on every language lover's wish list, plus a couple of recommendations for history buffs. Plus: how did the word boondo...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WEZU, WCMU and more


  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Herman B Wells Library, Credit: Indiana University Archives
An audio story about working in the Herman B Wells Library.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Are there words and phrases that you misunderstood for an embarrassingly long time? Maybe you thought that money laundering literally meant washing...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WEZU, WCMU, and WRIR


  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Thomas Morris discussed the mystery of the exploding teeth.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 16:28