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If you could see inside my brain when I was looking at a piece of art, would you know what it was like for me to look at that art?

  • Added: Apr 21, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: kime, alexander coleman, Credit: alexander coleman kime
One day we'll probably all laugh at this lofi hip hop the same way we do smooth jazz, but ya know for the time being I think it makes pretty OK bac...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:31
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Over the years, listeners have asked for short-form distillations of On Being — something to listen to while making a cup of tea. Our podcast Becom...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Miami-based sculptor Robert Chambers lived in Everglades National Park for one month in 2018, as a Fellow in the Artist in Residence in Everglades ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 11:31
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HOUR ONE: "What Sparks Creativity?" - Nathaniel Mary Quinn channeled his abandonment into art and became a celebrated painter. This hour, we'll exa...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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How does creativity happen? What if we don't "get" ideas? What if we have to "make" them? Also: more of our conversation with Elvis Costello, who’s...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Family environments and “diversifying experiences” (including the early death of a parent); intrinsic versus extrinsic motivations; schools that va...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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There are thousands of books on the subject, but what do we actually know about creativity? In this new series, we talk to the researchers who stud...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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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: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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Opening is a piece of radio art that has as an axis an interview the English physicist Julian Barbour and his theory about time.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 41:12
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Nobel physicist Frank Wilczek sees beauty as a compass for truth, discovery, and meaning. His book, A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Des...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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HOUR ONE: "Healing Trauma" - Most of us will go through something traumatic in our lives. This hour, what researchers are discovering to help peopl...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: •	The cover for the Voyager Golden Record, headed into interstellar space on Voyagers 1 and 2, Credit: NASA/JPL
It has been 40 years since Carl Sagan and others shared the best of humanity with the stars. A new online multimedia project has been created as a ...

Bought by KDNK, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
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In this week's episode Dave is joined by Nolan Ford for an in-depth conversation with Jad Abumrad, host of WNYC's Radiolab, which is one of public ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cold Snap and Three Weeks, two of Christensen's pieces, Credit: Elizabeth Miller/ideastream
At this time of year, we tend to turn away from the Great Lakes, counting down the days until we can swim, fish, or go boating. But a new art exhib...

Bought by WXXI, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WAMC, WBFO, and WKSU


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 5
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HOUR ONE: "The Art of Reinvention" - Feeling stale? Four artists tell us how they reinvented themselves and how you can too. HOUR TWO: "Peak Perf...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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Newly discovered worlds hold wonders beyond our wildest imagination - Exploring the history of science onstage

Bought by WLPR, WUGA (part of GPB), KMUN, WVAS, KRZA and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 8
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For decades, sci-fi writers have imagined distant planets unlike our own— it turns out the real things are even weirder.

Bought by KUER, KENW, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 6
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This week on Art Beat, we talk to Ryuta Nakajima to discuss his exhibit Squid and I, at the MMAM. Nakajima’s work investigates the origin of visual...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 15:27
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Celebrated NASA astronaut Terry Virts who has spent more than 200 days in space and taken more photographs of Earth from above than anyone else, sp...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Valerius Geist
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Valerius Geist, professor emeritus of environmental science, University of Calgary.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
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HOUR ONE: "The Art of Reinvention" - Artists reinvent themselves all the time. So why not consider yourself a work of art in progress? HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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
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Hermann Rorschach’s inkblot test has become ubiquitous in pop-culture as shorthand for both psychiatry and the subconscious. The first biography of...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 28:16
  • Purchases: 1
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A philosopher’s questioning and a scientist’s eye shape Enrique Martínez Celaya’s original approach to art and to life. A world-renowned painter wh...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:00