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This week on the show: Sometimes it gets dark before it gets light - Want to feel joy? Listen to death metal, says a surprising new study. Also o...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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This week on the show: Remember December? - It may just be the "Most wonderful time of the year," but Christmas shopping can act like cocaine on ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A physicist and a jazz musician walk into a bar... Well, actually, into KAXe's studio: Sam Miltichand Aaron Wenger talk on Stay Human, about making...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:26
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If you've ever wondered why you break out into song and dance when music comes on we have the science and research to answer that very question!

Bought by WOUB, WYAP, KRSC, Goat Radio, and KWIT


  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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HOUR ONE: "After 30 Years of Prozac" - Happy 30th birthday Prozac. We've had three decades of the drug, so why are we still depressed? HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:56
Caption: Composer Matthew Burtner, Credit: Matthew Burtner
The Alaskan wilderness is experiencing a major meltdown, but not all will be lost. Thanks to a musician in Virginia, the sounds of Alaska’s glacier...

Bought by KENW and WOUB


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Renee Fleming with Hartmut Hoell, Credit:  Bob Millard
Renée Fleming along with other musicians and scientists look at the remarkable ability of music to make us whole.

Bought by KVNF and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:14
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Our guest this week on Art of the Song is the Grammy Award winning founder of Mannheim Steamroller, Chip Davis.

Bought by KREV-LP and WRNC-LP


  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Powerful computer tools are helping musicologists study the evolution of popular music.

Bought by KMUD, WABE, KMXT, and WLPR


  • Added: May 09, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
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download and stream available at http://aaronleeder.bandcamp.com/album/feelings

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 12:03
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As astrophysicists like Neil deGrasse Tyson learn more about the cosmos and present their often strange and wondrous findings to the public, the cr...

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  • Length: 58:30
Caption: Oliver Jacobson is a music therapist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Here, he plays a session with one of his patients, Maia Mead, Credit: Liz Mak
Oliver Jacobson started playing violin when he was six years old. At 18, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music, one of the top music schools in t...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 09:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thelonious Monk, Credit: Library of Congress
Musical creativity could be good for the aging brain.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Nearly everyone has strong emotional connections to music, and one man realized that our relationship to music might improve the quality of life fo...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Art and science meet at the crossroads in this program focused on climate change, sustainability, and the future of our planet and ourselves. This...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 25:07
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Art and science meet at the crossroads in this program focused on climate change, sustainability, and the future of our planet and ourselves. The ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 22:54
Caption: Warren Krane
Commander Warren Krane and the crew of the Peregrine arrive at Hermitage Station in a remote region of space to attend an Officer's Ball where the ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 21:58
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The Books were known for making use of sounds and audio samples that aren’t typically heard in music. The Books disbanded in 2012, but Nick Zammuto...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 29:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Here, the direct physiological and psychological affects of sound on the human brain are examined.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 06:20
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This installment examines how humans perceive sound, and how we listen, with a number of experiments as aids.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 10:25
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An assuring hour of music and information about the promising resurgence of spring, including rare facts about the featured music and the reasons f...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KMUN, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2013
  • Length: 58:11
  • Purchases: 18
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Find out what songs were attached records attached to the two Voyager probes and are now on their way out of the galaxy.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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The growing field of music therapy found recent success in the treatment of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Her therapists sang or played...

Bought by KENW, New Hampshire Public Radio, and KUOW


  • Added: Aug 06, 2012
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 3