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Caption: Anna Boiko-Weyrauch (left) and Kyle Norris work on the first season of Finding Fixes at Anna's dining room table., Credit: Leah Nash for Finding Fixes
We want to answer a question a lot of people ask us: Why are we making this podcast? Why make a podcast about solutions to the opioid epidemic? On...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 11:21
Caption: Hope (A Three Part Series)
HOUR ONE: "Hope: Where Does It Come From?” – We begin our three part series on hope. Is it something we’re innately born with or something we can c...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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My name is Desi Stanerson and I am a Senior in Biomedical Engineering with a double major in Molecular and Cellular Biology. My current research is...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 04:47
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HOUR ONE: "Time Beyond The Clock" - What's wrong with the way we tell time? What if we lived with no clocks at all? HOUR TWO: "What Can We Learn ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the nation, and adventurers, artists, and photographers from around the world travel here to exp...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 22:16
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HOUR ONE: "Wintering In The Wild" - Think it's cold now? Bundle up for a hour with walruses and reindeer shamans. HOUR TWO: "Get Happy" - Can sci...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: The cover art for this episode comes from Gilbert Toyne’s 1925 Australian patent on the rotary clothesline., Credit: Australian Government patent system.
Like much of the world, Australian educators are increasingly embracing STEM education for younger students. Chris Perkins is one such teacher at K...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 55:37
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HOUR ONE: "Books We Can't Forget" - Is there a book that changed your life? Celebrated authors share their favorite reads to launch our new podcast...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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During the monsoon rainy season, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate, Hannes Groeller took a vacation in his native Austria. Returning to begin the fa...

Bought by WLPR, KRWG, and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Victoria Howard is a junior at the University of Arizona double majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Natural Resources with an emphasis...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:23
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Yadi Wang PhD Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Environmental Science PhD Research Project: Landscape Evolution Observatory (LEO), Biosphere ...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:03
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Erica is a senior studying molecular and cellular biology (MCB) and biomedical biology with minors in music and public health.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:32
Caption: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Credit: Bryce Vickmark for news.mit.edu
Abhijit Banerjee, an MIT economist from Kolkata, India wins a Nobel Prize for his work on alleviating global poverty.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 06:00
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HOUR ONE: "If Your Clothes Could Talk" - Unless you're a nudist, you probably wear clothes. But if they could talk, what would they say about you? ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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Kiera will be a senior at the University of Arizona this fall majoring in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology. She is currently researc...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
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In this special fundraising edition of "To the Best of Our Knowledge," host Anne Strainchamps samples some of our best interviews about humans in n...

Bought by KVSC, WUFT, KCPW, Wisconsin Public Radio (ops), and KWMU


  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:22:41
  • Purchases: 5
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HOUR ONE: "Music On Your Mind" - Doctors say a simple song can awaken the minds of Alzheimer's patients. This hour, music as medicine. HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Why We Fight" - Why would a 40-year-old English professor want to become a cage fighter? This hour, a look at ritual combat. HOUR TWO:...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Is Anger A Useful Emotion?" - What if being angry made you feel better? We'll see red this hour. HOUR TWO: "Our Invisible Universe" - ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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After seeing ads for home DNA tests on TV, John decided to give it a try. Just spit into a cup—what did he have to lose… or gain?

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 13:23
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This week on the show: Do you want to live on the moon? - Look up at the moon when you get a chance. Because this will be the last decade wher...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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HOUR ONE: "Pick Your Poison" - A weapon? A medicine? A murder mystery plot? Take your pick. HOUR TWO: "Who's Watching Us" - Think you've got noth...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Why Do We Meet?" - Studies show we're all disappointed with our friendships. Is it time to rethink the way we gather? HOUR TWO: "Worsh...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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After hearing a mentor make an inappropriate joke, medical student Jenny Tiskus grapples with humor's place in the world of medicine.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2019
  • Length: 37:22
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Family medicine physician Catherine Forest listens to one of he classical music idols serenade a dying loved one in the hospital.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2019
  • Length: 32:32