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An environmental success story.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 24:10
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The rise of synthetic fibers and the war on cotton

  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
  • Length: 27:04
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The disputed origin story of one of the 20th century’s most important inventions.

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
  • Length: 30:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Dolphins at Porpoise Point, St. Augustine, FL. Early evening, 4:12 pm, sunny & windy. A pod of 3 dolphins with an occasional loner in the distance,...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 41:35
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Freight train off of US1, St. Augustine, FL. Recorded while driving in the car, window down, mic following along. Late afternoon. January 2017. EQ...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:04
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Landscape Ambience: a southern toad (buffo terrestris) singing solo over a chorus of toads and frogs that erupted after 3 weeks of rainfall. Northe...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 02:14
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Landscape Ambience: 11:45 pm, a chorus of toads and frogs erupted after 3 weeks of rainfall. St. Augustine, Northeast Florida. Original clip. EQ,...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 11:47
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Field recording of Hurricane Irma just as it was hitting St. Augustine, FL.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 05:20
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One of America's most bizarre food battles

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 20:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Peanuts, Atlantis, and Colorblindness. It's our latest episode in The Experimenters miniseries featuring icons of science and innovation. Oliver Sa...

Bought by KFCF FM, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 20:44
  • Purchases: 3
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The sounds of: insects (crickets? cicadas?) Evening, 7pm, warm, comfortable, windy. St Augustine, FL. *No effects, only EQ for wind noise.

  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: :38
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Thunder storm early evening hours. St Augustine, FL. Original clip with no effects, no alterations. Stereo mic/track. No Effects: No EQ.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 09:55
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The sounds of: Walking on packed snow, on a city sidewalk in January 2017. Cold: 19 degrees: Prospect Ave & Terrace PL: Brooklyn, NY. Early evening...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: :48
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The sounds of: walking on sand, crushed shells and soil in late summer, 1pm: Afternoon: Hot: 80 degrees, hiking at The Guana Tolomato Reserve in S...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: :48
Caption: Illustration from Obstetric tables depicting the correct use of forceps in 1850., Credit: Spratt, G. (George). Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Once upon a time all births were natural. A lot has happened since then.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:12
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Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein share 100 percent of their DNA. Separated at birth, the twins were both adopted and raised by loving families. The...

Bought by American Voices and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 15:05
  • Purchases: 2
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“I wish that there had been another woman on my flight. I think it would have been a lot easier.” - Sally Ride in 1983. Interviewed by Gloria Steinem.

Bought by KVSC, KBUT, WTIP, KSFR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 11:59
  • Purchases: 9
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In this episode we take a look at our Dreams and what is witnessed with the minds eye .How do we translate the visions that we receive when we com...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
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They say our issues are stored in our tissues. In this episode we see how the leaf of one plant in combination with the root of another can provide...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pedro Domingos
Data is the new science. Big data holds the answers. It’s a simple thought that acknowledges the power of data in our lives.

Bought by KVSC, KMRE-LP, and KCBX


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Oliver Sacks
On December 4, 1985 Studs sat down with famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. Although the interview was supposed to center on his newest publ...

Bought by WJFF, KCMJ Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KPIP-LP, KVNF and more


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 01:22:29
  • Purchases: 6
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Songs related to Space, Stars and Satellites

  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: An Alchemist in his Studio, Thomas Wijck. , Credit: CHF Collections
This episode explores the colorful (and sometimes risk-filled) history of pigments and painters, and the conservators who save paintings from the r...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 30:34
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joe Palca tracks a story at NPR, Credit: Photo courtesy of Joe Palca
Joe Palca is one of the best science storytellers out there. As an NPR science correspondent he’s covered all sorts of obscure topics, from soccer-...

Bought by WTJU, Radio Newark, and WTJU


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 09:03
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Crisco and chicken nuggets, Credit: CHF collections and Evan Amos, Wikimedia Commons.
Have you ever wondered how chicken nuggets are made? Or what propylene glycol monostearate, monocalcium phosphate, or other listed ingredients are ...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, WTJU, RadioFreePalmer, and WYAP


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 27:24
  • Purchases: 4