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90-second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

Bought by WLRN, Spokane Public Radio, WRIR, and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 33:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The internet claims lobsters are immortal. Amy pulls a Dana Scully and debunks the heck out of that idea.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 04:35
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Jumping out of an airplane without a parachute?! We explore a study that explains how sometimes, if you look at the data in just the right way, bac...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 02:40
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This week on the show: My computer and me - Addicted to your smartphone? Just wait 'til you hear about what's coming next. Come follow us throug...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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A team of globetrotting, besotted scientists faces a new kind of terra incognita.

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


  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 25
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Geronimo has read that teenagers make bad decisions because their brains aren't fully developed yet. He wonders if that's really true, so he decide...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 06:03
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Programming programs to program their own programs. This is Episode 74 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, o...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 03:50
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90-second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

Bought by WLRN, WRIR, Spokane Public Radio, and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the show: In the heart of winter (at least in the northern hemisphere), we take a look this week at what the cold does to our bodies....

Bought by WNMU-FM and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Neuroscientists have found that dogs might actually love their people.

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 02:40
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The conclusion of Tom Stoppard's crash course in landscape gardening, literature, and chaos theory.

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 15
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A crash course in mathematics, landscape gardening, literature, and chaos theory, courtesy of Tom Stoppard.

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 15
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Are creative thinking and mental illness opposite sides of the same coin?

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Why do we do the things we do while in public? Simple actions like using the restroom or riding the bus get a lot more complicated when thinking ab...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 20:19
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Maggie Bernard is a teenager with cerebral palsy. She overcame her disability with the help of her best friend. Now, he is the one who needs to be ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:38
  • Purchases: 1
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90-second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

Bought by WLRN, Spokane Public Radio, KCBX, and WRIR


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 33:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Who was Charles Darwin and what led him to describe what we now call the theory of evolution? These curious questions are ones that I have been fol...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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90-second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

Bought by WLRN, Spokane Public Radio, WRIR, and KCBX


  • Added: Nov 26, 2018
  • Length: 31:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The story of a tornado, from three perspectives.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:21
  • Purchases: 1
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90-second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

Bought by WLRN, WRIR, Spokane Public Radio, and KCBX


  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 33:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Ben Goldfarb shares his enthusiasm for the largest rodent in North America via a discussion about his book, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Lives of ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Tapping into the science of Oktoberfest!!! Just why DO so many people go to Oktoberfest? And how does nearly 8 million l...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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90-second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

Bought by WRIR, WLRN, and KCBX


  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 34:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Can an electronic dog nose perform better than the biological one? Also, why sweat smells, a dip into perfume and Cambodia's...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:58
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Science writer Mary Roach talks with author and actor Benjamin Busch.

Bought by WKAR and WDET Detroit Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 54:31
  • Purchases: 2