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I don’t know any poultry fanciers that don’t have a guinea fowl story or two or three. Chickens are where it usually starts as they are the gateway...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 05:10
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Like a scaly cheetah, galloping crocs were a terror both on land and in the water. Good thing they lived 100 million years ago.

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 04:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! Dark matter in your freezer…birth control in your earrings…and insulin shots that come i...

Bought by KKRN, KPOV, WNED, KVSC, KSQM 91.5 FM and more


  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 32:59
  • Purchases: 7
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I wrote this song about Lycium fremontii when I was managing the native plant nursery of Desert Survivors on West Starr Pass in Tucson. The nursery...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 05:12
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Big word for a genetic mutation where an animal is split with one side being entirely female and the other male. This can happen in some species of...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2019
  • Length: 05:14
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! Robots that go surf-to-turf…termites build REALLY cool towering structures…and how to fo...

Bought by WNED, KVSC, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, Tri States Public Radio, and KSQM 91.5 FM


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 34:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Medical science on the fly. Turns out you only need to pull a few G's to loosen that stubborn kidney stone.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 03:24
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I do love wandering around little towns and Willcox is a fun one to poke around in. And it is true that the town of Willcox is an excellent base c...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:06
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Are creative thinking and mental illness opposite sides of the same coin?

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


  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 23
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Hospitalist Ann Knapp navigates her own doubts and assumptions when her patient, a ninety-year-old man, states he wants to die -- today.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:25
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In 1804 Dr. Troxler discovered he could make pastel dots on paper disappear if he stared at them for long enough. Blink, and they would reappear. T...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 03:24
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Need to string some wire through your house or clean a particle accelerator? You might need a science ferret.

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 03:09
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! Ocean microcreatures spill their guts…a New Zealand volcano lies about its age…and hummi...

Bought by KSQM 91.5 FM, WNED, KVSC, Tri States Public Radio, and Radio Baha'i, WLGI


  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's our one year podcast-aversary! We thank you for listening with an episode on accidental swallowings and some...not so accidental. Trace also ...

  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 05:50
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Can Flatworms remember how to find food after re-growing their heads? Science rolled up its sleeves and found out.

  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:47
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Why do we want to crush-hug cute things like babies and young animals? It may have something to do with adorableness overload and how our brains co...

  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:50
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Meet C. explodens; worker ants who rupture their own abdomens--filled with toxic goo--to protect the colony from predators.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:59
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I like my definitions to be CRISPR and clearer. This is Episode 76 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or fu...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:26
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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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Messing with this gas of a word isn't ideal. This is Episode 75 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:55
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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
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African Wild Dogs appear to vote on pack activities by sneezing.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 02:54
  • Purchases: 1
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It's there and it's square. And now we know why.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:47
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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