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Author, professor and autism advocate Temple Grandin talks with editor Laura Hohnhold.

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Oct 05, 2019
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! Butterflies, lost and found…mysterious rock-eating worms…and why you just can’t say no t...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KVSC, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, WNED, KPOV and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 34:30
  • Purchases: 8
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I’m telling you, late summer and fall are great times to get out into the hills, especially if you want to find interesting plants. While you’re ou...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 05:02
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Cliffrose is the star of this show. It also goes by the common name quinine bush or the scientific name of Purshia mexicana. If you look at a map o...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 10:12
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This episode will have you outside with a sharpened stake, a hammer, a slab of metal and an empty coffee can. That's right, we're going to be talki...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 05:58
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Your daily 90-second dose of real science for real people! Mind-reading caps... voyages to inner space... and spiders using slingshots! Explore the...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, WNED, KPOV, KKRN, Radio Baha'i, WLGI and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 31:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Sending a little love to our listeners in the Southern Hemisphere. It might be summer here, but it's the middle of winter down south. Turn on some ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:29
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So many native plants are ready for some of that monsoonal moisture and I am too. Come on summer rains!

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:55
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I revealed most of my personal chicken history in this show. It is an ongoing saga, though I am much more in control of my crazy love for chickens....

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 1
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A team of globetrotting, besotted scientists faces a new kind of terra incognita.

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


  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 25
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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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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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Why do we do the things we do while in public? Simple actions like using the restroom or riding the bus get a lot more complicated when thinking ab...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 20:19
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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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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
Caption: The cover art for this episode alludes to the activity mentioned where a class of forms a scale model of the solar system with the sun as a basketball.
Science education occurs in juvenile detention centers, as part of the schooling available to young people there so that they can receive their hig...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 40:25
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Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) is very common around out little homestead. There are thickets of it all along the banks of the Ol’ Guajolote. It ...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 11:28
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How can we harness the power of games for education? In Part 1 of the episode, the podcast explores how the PAX South 2017 gaming conference inspi...

  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 40:18
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A morning or two after I recorded this show I heard a scaled quail calling, so now I have both species calling starting at dawn and then off and on...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:20
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Velvet mesquite is the predominate native mesquite of southern Arizona. If you go west toward California, you will start running into western honey...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:18
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In 1993, a man in Steamboat Springs, Colorado was found dead in his home. He’d been burned with a stun gun, hit with a shovel, and shot several tim...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 20:56
  • Purchases: 2
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I don’t think there is anything more heartbreaking than seeing a road killed pet. Well, honestly, I have a hard enough time with road killed wildli...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:28
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We have had 4-wheel drive vehicles for many years and we’ve always found it to be a great tool that can take the worry out of some roads. I just ha...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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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