Buttons Not Buttons12/13/14
A quartet of buttons that may just leave you stuck, rich, ugly, or dead.Confused? Push the button marked “Play”.
Aftera public tragedy, areporter looks atthespace between the stories of the people who experienced it and theofficial narrative.
Patient Zero - Updated
The greatest mysteries have a shadowy figure at the center, Patient Zero.We hunt for Patient Zeroes from all over the map.
How a group of paranormal investigators made one man realize what it really means for a house, or a man, to be haunted.
Howthe right words can have the wrong meanings, and the best translations lead us to an understanding that's way deeper than language.
John Luther Adams
What's the soundtrack for the end of the world? We go looking for an answer.
Ron and Cornelia Suskind had two healthy young sons, thrivingcareers and a brand new home when their youngest,Owen, started to disappear.
In The Dust Of This Planet
Horror, fashion, and the end of the world ... the undercurrentsof thought that link nihilists, philosophers, Jay-Z and True Detective.
It's tough to make small talk with a stranger—especially when that stranger doesn't speak your language. (Andhe has a blowhole.)
Shorts: Happy Birthday Bobby K
It’s Robert’s birthday! (Or it was, anyway, a couple days back.) So today we celebrate with some classic Krulwich radio and a backwards peek into the spirit and sensibility that, in many ways, drives our show. For his birthday surprise we all listened...
Shorts: For the Birds
Today, a lady with a bird in her backyard upends our whole sense of what we may have to give up to keep a wild creature wild.
Today, the strange story of a small group of islands that raise a big question: is it inevitable that even our most sacred natural landscapes will eventually get swallowed up by humans? And just how far are we willing to go to stop that from...
Shorts: 9-Volt Nirvana
Learn a new language faster than ever! Leave doubt in the dust! Be a better sniper!Could you do all that and more with just a zap to the noggin? Maybe. Sally Adee, an editor at New Scientist, was at a conference for DARPA - The Defense Advanced...
A plum-sized lump of metal takes us from the French Revolution to a underground bunker in Maryland as we try to weigh the way we weigh the world around us.
This hour we investigate the objects around us, their power to move us, and whether it's better to look back or move on, hold on tight or just let go.
Shorts: The Skull
Today, the story of one little thing that has radically changed what we know about humanity’s humble beginnings and the kinds of creatures that were out to get us way back when. Wits University Professor Lee Berger and Dr. Chris Stringer from London’s...
Shorts: For the Love of Numbers
It’s hard to think of anything more rational, more logical and impersonal than a number. But what if we’re all, universally, also deeply attuned to how numbers … feel? Why 2 is warm, 7 is strong and 11 is downright mystical.
This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace.
Shorts: Straight Outta Chevy Chase
From boom bap to EDM, we look at the line between hip-hop and not, and meet a defender of the genre that makes you question... who's in and who's out.
Shorts: KILL 'EM ALL
They buzz. They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you?
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