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The science writer Erik Vance says that present-day brain scientists are like the astronomers of old: They unsettled humanity’s sense of itself by...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra, Credit: Steve Rouch
The Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra has been entertaining audiences for decades. The next chance to listen to the massed mandolins will be at Como Lak...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Becoming Wise, Credit: On Being Studios
The physicist Leonard Mlodinow changes how we think about the agency we have in shaping our own destinies. As a scientist, he works with principles...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 07:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Esther Perel has changed our discourse about sexuality and coupledom with her TED talks, her books, and her singular podcast, "Where Should We Begi...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Tjärnblom, Credit: Ralph Tuttila
Tjarnblom plays with a nychelharpa, cello, mandolin and harmonium. It isn’t the usual lineup for a Nordic Band. But this is no ordinary Nordic band...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tjärnblom, Credit: Ralph Tuttila
Tjarnblom plays with a nychelharpa, cello, mandolin and harmonium. It isn’t the usual lineup for a Nordic Band. But this is no ordinary Nordic band...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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Journalist and director of arts and culture for the city of Detroit Rochelle Riley interviews author Marie Benedict.

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hoaxer, Credit: Lee Tran
Hoaxer is a band made up of Edmund Catlin, Peter Goggin, Will Kjeer, Charlie Lincoln. The band formed when all the players were Twin Cities high sc...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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National Parks may harbor smog along with their forests and wildlife.

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, and KENW


  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Skruffians, Credit: Dick Parker
The Skruffians is a group of experienced Twin Cities players that combine Jamaican reggae and ska with jazz chops. It’s always a playful combinatio...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Skruffians, Credit: Dick Parker
The Skruffians is a group of experienced Twin Cities players that combine Jamaican reggae and ska with jazz chops. Creating musical surprises is th...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League, Credit: Aaron Davidson
The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League calls what it does Prohibition Swing. It’s a collection of styles nearly a century old with a lot of cool. ...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 08:00
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Do we behave rationally? You might be surprised how often our decision-making deviates from what is in our best interest. Behavioral economist Dan ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Indie3 Radio, and KTRL


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In today’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes a journey back to the formative years of St. C...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 30:08
Caption: Artist’s impression of planet Proxima b., Credit: European Southern Observatory
The announcement was made just days ago. Co-discoverer Michael Endl tells us about the discovery of a roughly Earth-mass planet orbiting in the hab...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KMUD, KWMR, WMUU-LP, KFCF FM and more


  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Scale rendering of the Soviet LK moon lander next to the US Lunar Module., Credit: Eberhard Marx
Space historian and policy expert John Logsdon joins Mat Kaplan for a fascinating conversation about how the US could have lost the race to the moo...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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Lisa See discusses CHINA DOLLS, a novel that traces a decade of nightclub life for Asian Americans from 1938 to just after World War II. See reveal...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: “Aurora” is the latest novel from Kim Stanley Robinson, Credit: Orbit
Famed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson is back with Aurora, a cautionary tale about just how difficult interstellar travel may be. Emil...

Bought by KMUD, WXAV 88.3FM, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The carefully-planned madness and joy of OK Go’s Upside Down and Inside Out Zero-G Video Shoot, Credit: OK Go
Have you seen it? OK Go has gone where no band has gone before to make a music video. Mat talks with Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind about the hazar...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: "Houdini and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln," ca. 1920, Credit: Library of Congress
With Halloween coming up, and vampires or zombies regularly topping the box office, it seems Americans can't get enough of all things spooky. This ...

Bought by WUFT and Louisville Public Media


  • Added: Oct 16, 2013
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: pork walk, Credit: archive
Passions for food and music shine through the nation of Catalunya.The traditional, the innovative, the very local and the trans-Mediterranian fusio...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
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A new chapter in the Godfather will be published later this year. The author speaks with us about the experience, what's in store for the Corleone...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Mar 19, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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A new device called the Total Artificial Heart replaces the human heart and can save the lives of patients who may have died while awaiting transpl...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Rebecca Fisher is the author of "All the Wrong Places," a novel based on her time living in a mortuary
Imagine living in one of the quietest places possible, a place where you can hear a pin drop. A place where no one else is living but you. A mortua...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 07:42
  • Purchases: 1
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A recent college graduate receives an unexpected job offer from his uncle: teach English in Ciudad Juárez.

  • Added: May 03, 2011
  • Length: 03:25