The most popular sport in the US is savage, creative, brutal balletic. Love it or loathe it, its a touchstone of the American identity.
Thelines betweenboy and girl can be blurry but NPR's Invisibiliaintroduces us to someonewith averynew idea of how blurry they can be.
We’ve gathered a handful of stories that show how every time we think we’ve settled on a price for something, it slips out of our grasp.
Buttons Not Buttons
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 Bitter End
We turn to doctors to save our lives -- to heal us, repair us, and keep us healthy. But when it comes to the critical question of what to do when death is at hand, there seems to be a gap between what we want doctors to do for us, and what doctors...
We live our lives at human speed, we experience and interact with the world on a human time scale. But this hour, we put ourselves through the paces, peek inside a microsecond, and master the fastest thing in the universe.
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