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A sci-fi television series that debuted ahead of Star Trek in 1966... and a settlement constructed by gold miners in 1850 in a brand new state, sti...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 02:22:46
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Outside/In takes you on a journey to a 10-x10 plot and uncover the secrets you’d never know to find. Today, a close up on a spot you may otherwise ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 11:21
  • Purchases: 1
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This is Eat The Invaders - our occasional segment where we take a bite out of invasive species populations. On the menu today, one of the scariest,...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 16:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Loren Coleman spends most of his time thinking about animals that most people think are fake.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:18
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Black Prairie plays a concert for 52 wolves at Wolf Haven sanctuary in Washington State., Credit: Carli Davidson
There's a music industry for pets out there. But what kind of music do animals like? A woman who studies how non-human creatures go mad throws conc...

Bought by KVNF, 'The Sea', New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 10, 2015
  • Length: 08:23
  • Purchases: 5
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The final episode of the series looks at the future of Irish experimental music. We find out how techniques like ‘Live Coding’ (where computer prog...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2014
  • Length: 30:01
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Drums, Wind Chimes and Meteorites are all forms of percussion in the Rhythm Discovery Center in Indianapolis.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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There’s a national conversation about promoting science education for students, but what about science after graduation? Allison Quantz has the sto...

Bought by WABE, WXDU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 3
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Near dusk, you can often find Shirley Doell at Oakland Civic Center, staring at the tops of skyscrapers through her big telescope. But she isn’t sp...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2013
  • Length: 15:48
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A Chicagoan deals with an interesting beach situation and Londoners deal with a growing population of parakeets.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 23:07
Caption: Close-up of Cleveland Whiskey label., Credit: Brian Bull, ideastream
A look at the trend of developing rapidly-aged whiskeys.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, KLCC, and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 10, 2013
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 3
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You might not know what foley is, but you know what it sounds like.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Explore the role of sound in art with Jesse Seay and her "Mechanical Tide."

Bought by KWMR and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 2
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A the story and sounds of an instrument made from meteorites.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 25, 2013
  • Length: 04:49
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The 'Shimmer Wall'
Drums, Wind Chimes and Meteorites are all forms of percussion in the Rhythm Discovery Center in Indianapolis.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 10, 2013
  • Length: 12:55
  • Purchases: 1
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People used to think alarm calls made by birds just meant "danger, danger!" But it turns out, birds are more specific than that. They can even aler...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Oct 03, 2012
  • Length: 08:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Foxglove photographed in Bestwood Country Park, Nottinghamshire., Credit: Image courtesy of Flickr user DaveKav.
Before pharmaceuticals existed, all medicines had to come from natural sources—like plants. On this episode, we focus on such remedies.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 13:15
Caption: This printer’s mark shows three putti holding a harp and a compass, combining the measure and tone of music with the precision of mathematics. Title page detail from Francesco Algarotti's Dialoghi sopra la luce, i colori e l'attrazione... , Credit: Image courtesy of the Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, Othmer Library of Chemical History, Chemical Heritage Foundation.
On this episode of Distillations we investigate if there's science behind the sweet sounds of a Stradivari violin and learn how chemistry influence...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Dec 11, 2011
  • Length: 17:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Heinrich Jaeger demonstrates the jamming effect, which led to a soft robot., Credit: (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)
What if the next generation of robots looks less like a humanoid, and more like a slug?

Bought by WTJU, KFAI, KUT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 19, 2011
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 5
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We remember the legacy of the Tevatron, the particle collider that was shut down in September of 2011.

Bought by KUT and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 08:24
  • Purchases: 2
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In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, Distillations produced a four-part series called Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how s...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2011
  • Length: 12:39
From: Bishop Sand
Series: Sift
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In this episode we attempt to define causation - a concept that is central to the way we think.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 14, 2011
  • Length: 13:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lisa Utschig holds a vial of the protein active in photosynthesis.
In this installment, we consider why photosynthesis remains a puzzle to science. And we’ll find out how a research team at Argonne National Laborat...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KUT


  • Added: Aug 02, 2011
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: www.wbez.org/cleverapes
In this episode, host Gabriel Spitzer explores the realm of the senses, finding out how cochlear implants are opening up a world of sound for the h...

Bought by KUT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 25, 2011
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 3
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Why Massachusetts is more than just the "Cradle of Liberty."

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 10, 2008
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 2