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Producer Josephine McRobbie visits the food science archives at North Carolina State and shares some interesting mid-century experiments.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 29:01
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How the U.S. Constitution created a series of data crises, and catalyzed the American computer industry in the process.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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One more example of how farmers MacGyver everything. No phone lines? Use the fence.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 03:42
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Alfred Molina stars in the Tony Award-winner about the nuclear age.

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 22
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This week on the show: What would you ask a Neanderthal? We can bring Neanderthals back, a la Jurassic Park, with technologies we have today. So...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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JPL founder Jack Parsons and his fellow magician L. Ron Hubbard opened up a stargate to Hell in the Mojave Desert. Nothing has ever been quite the ...

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Mar 10, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This chemical is no joke. Amy talks about how 1930's scientists discovered the explosive and insanely dangerous compound while trying to find a mor...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:25
Caption: Radical Cosmology, Credit: Seth Shostak
400 years ago, some ideas about the cosmos were too scandalous to mention. When the Dominican friar Giordano Bruno suggested the existence of plan...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, CHSR-FM 97.9, KICI, RadioFreePalmer, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This Valentine’s Day we could have just brought you some sappy love stories from science’s past. But instead we offer you three tales of lust, lone...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:17:06

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 32:16
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A detective story about the infamous Piltdown Man hoax.

Bought by WNJR, WCPN, KFCF FM, Spokane Public Radio, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Alfred Molina stars as the brilliant, irreverent physicist.

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The birth of Armageddon

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


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 19
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Learn a bit about the women and men of the IIP who monitor icebergs in the northern reaches of our Atlantic ocean.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
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Amy Barton has an eye for dangerous and innovative doctors and Dr. Robert Liston is no exception. FYI This episode has some up-close discussions of...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 03:09
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Two shorter episodes we call Brain Storms smash cut together. We explore the history of a Cretaceous frog and live births in some species of skink.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 03:57
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How could the smartest, most observant people around believe for millennia that the sun and all the planets and stars all revolved around the Earth?

Bought by KRJF-lp


  • Added: Dec 24, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The timeless "Earthrise" image captured by the Apollo 8 astronauts as they circled the Moon., Credit: NASA/Sean Doran
This is the 50th anniversary of the most audacious space mission in history. Apollo 8 blazed a path for the first moon landing seven months later, ...

Bought by KDNK, KWMR, KRZA, WMUU-LP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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Ernest Sternglass' work made possible Apollo 11's first videos from the moon, and he pioneered digital radiology while working at the University of...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 18:58
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In this episode of ThinkRadio Presents ThinkPlanet host Alan Wartes spoke with anthropologist Mark Stiger.

Bought by KBUT


  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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You might have seen the headlines. Scientists recently gave octopuses ecstasy. It was part of a study where they expected to learn about social beh...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 10:38
  • Purchases: 1
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From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical c...

Bought by KXCV, WNMU-FM, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 3
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-From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical ...

Bought by WLPR, WCMU, KXCV, WAMC, WRGY and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 8
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-From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical ...

Bought by Kansas Public Radio, KRZA, WUGA (part of GPB), Harford Community Radio, KSFR and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Bernie Taylor
Bernie Taylor, naturalist and author discusses this myth and how it shapes religion and science.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59