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We're taking a big looping road trip across the Mojave, from Area 51 to the Singing Sand Dunes of Kelso. With guest Jeremy Corbell on his new docum...

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The U.S. Navy attempted to develop a shark attack repellant after many sailors were attacked during WWII. The first step was the formation of a “Sh...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 24:15
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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
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Bruce Beehler discussed the springtime songbird migration.

Bought by Bandon Community Radio, KUPR low power FM, and WYAP


  • Added: Feb 20, 2018
  • Length: 20:21
  • Purchases: 3
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The story of two explorers chased down—well, technically up—by a jaguar.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 28:08
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In a Rough Draft Diaries first, we'll be entering the world of science by learning about the past (and present) struggles of Lake Erie with the for...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
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For our 13th episode, we venture off the beaten path to hear about Bigfoot and the scientist who’s on a mission to find him.

Bought by KUER and KRZA


  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 18:38
  • Purchases: 2
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A new comet is likely to have the characteristics of a really weird traveler in the night.

Bought by WLPR, KUPR low power FM, Radio Newark, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Fred L. Soper crossing a bridge to investigate an area where yellow fever occurred, Credit: Photo by Wilbur A. Sawyer courtesy National Library of Medicine
Eighty years ago, one man set out to eradicate the mosquito that now causes Zika virus—and it sullied his reputation forever.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and WABE


  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 12:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Research Vessel Atlantis
An American scientific research ship responds to a sinking boat full of refugees in the Mediterranean.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 08:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lake Oneida, Credit: National Environmental Education Foundation/Flickr
In the 1970s, a geochemist and a biologist banded together to solve a mystery at Lake Oneida in upstate New York. What they found is changing the w...

Bought by WDBM


  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 14:03
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Humans are searching the Universe to discover life outside of our Planet.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, Radio Newark, KRWG, KENW and more


  • Added: Feb 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Did Clara Barton's ghost commune with the living?, Credit: National Park Service/Clara Barton NHS
A so-called spiritual medium, Clara Barton’s so-called spirit, and the man whose dedication swayed him to fall for an elaborate swindle.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2015
  • Length: 07:20
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Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Richtel explores the allure and dangers of texting while driving in his compelling and timely book.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Will 100 million dollars in grant funds be enough for humans to discover a tiny needle in the cosmic haystack?

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, Radio Newark, WYAP, KREV-LP, KKRN and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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When Brandy Gibson was pregnant the first time, she noticed that opening her freezer gave her an odd, pleasant feeling. But when she got pregnant a...

Bought by KRZA and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 27, 2015
  • Length: 15:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Artist's conception of a LightSail in Earth orbit., Credit: The Planetary Society
This special edition takes you behind the scenes on May 20, 2015 as LightSail is lifted into orbit. You’ll hear the thrilling launch, meet key tea...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, KWMR, and KFCF FM


  • Added: May 25, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 5
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A telescoped version of NASA audio as it tells the public specifics about the shuttle as it glides in for a landing.

Bought by KPIK-LP and KMUZ


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:34
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Disease Detective Badge, Credit: CDC
They’re called disease detectives – the nation’s medical eyes and ears on the lookout for disease outbreaks and bioterror attacks. They’re the Epid...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 09:04
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on State of the Human we’re investigating how people use joking to create new realities for themselves and the people around them.

Bought by WMUU-LP and CHSR-FM 97.9


  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:18
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Eric C. Leuthardt
The year is 2053. Neurosurgeon and scientist, Dr. Hagan Maerici, is to designing "neuromorphic artificial intelligence." This is the setting for Dr...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Talia Karasov discusses plants and pathogens.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KFOK-LPFM, and KPVL


  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 22:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Every year for the past few years, tens of thousand of flytraps have gone missing – from the wild, from gardens, from nurseries. And, really, nobod...

Bought by KALH, 90.5 WESA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 21:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Eric Schlosser, the investigative reporter of Fast Food Nation fame, has assembled what reads like a Letterman list of hair-raising nuclear bungles...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 23:56
  • Purchases: 1