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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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Are dark matter and dark energy scientific fact or scientific theory -- and why would that matter?

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
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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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Does it even make sense to ask what happened before the Big Bang?

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, and KTSW 89.9


  • Added: May 13, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Does it even make sense to ask what happened before the Big Bang?

  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
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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
Caption: Art Beat
On this episode of Art Beat we continue our coverage of the 2019 Frozen River Film Festival. This time around I talk to one of the Emmy winning pro...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:18
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If there was a pill that gave you all the benefits of sleep without you ever having to go to sleep again, would you take it?

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
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Not the big yawn that you'd think. These 100,000 or so codes are used to determine your bill. Some of those codes are hilarious. Bit by cow and str...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 04:09
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90-second modules that celebrate the natural world and bring the wonder of nature into daily life.

Bought by WLRN, WRIR, and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 05, 2019
  • Length: 31:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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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Did you know there are actually science-based ways to maximize your fun? With our current deep freeze, we thought it would be a good time to check...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 14:43
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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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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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It's there and it's square. And now we know why.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:47
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Cougars are beautiful and stealthy solitary hunters. Until they want to mate. Then they sound like a person being run through a garbage compactor. ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 2
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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
Caption: Sci-Fi From the Future, Credit: Seth Shostak
Polls show that most Americans are uneasy about the unchecked growth of artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. We all hope to guide socie...

Bought by CHSR-FM 97.9, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Gallatin Valley Community Radio, WHCP-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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We're taking a big looping road trip across the Mojave, from Area 51 to the Singing Sand Dunes of Kelso. With guest Jeremy Corbell on his new docum...

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Podcast Playlist's first of two live shows recorded at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival in Toronto on November 1, 2018.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Hoomanist
Simone Salis interviews Cody Gough, host of the award-winning podcast Curiosity Daily, producer, and audio editor. For over a decade, Mr. Gough wor...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on the show: Tapping into the science of Oktoberfest!!! Just why DO so many people go to Oktoberfest? And how does nearly 8 million l...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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HOUR ONE: "Magical Thinking" - Does a magician have anything to teach us? We'll explore magical thinking this hour, on stage and in our lives. HO...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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In this live episode of “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” we learn why New York has skinny skyscrapers, how to weaponize water, and what astronauts...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:30