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[2015-10-06 13:00:00] What do Jabba the Hutt and Khal Drogo have in common? Aside from funny names, they also speak a language that's completely made-up. This hour, we'll talk about how these foreign tongues add to their fantastical stories with David...
Can You Care Too Much?
[2015-10-06 12:00:00] We'd like to think we do our best to help out the less fortunate among us. At what point, though, do we harm ourselves in the process? This hour, we'll talk about extreme cases of philanthropy with New Yorker staff writer Larissa...
[2015-10-05 13:00:00] African lions are one of the fiercest predators on Earth. Yet for them to survive, it's human behavior that needs to change. This hour, we'll talk about how we can better protect lions with minimal intrusion into their worlds...
Inside The Mind
[2015-10-05 12:00:00] Our brains are made up of billions of cells that make trillions of connections throughout our bodies. This hour, we'll explore the inner workings of this human control center with Dr. David Eagleman. His six-part PBS series "The...
MLK's Last Night
[2015-10-01 13:00:00] Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth in Memphis' Lorraine motel. This hour, we'll talk about what was on the Civil Rights leader's mind in the hours before his death with actor Hassan El-Amin and director Akin...
Paying For PTSD
[2015-10-01 12:00:00] As veterans come home from combat duty, scientists are working hard to unlock the secrets of PTSD. This hour, we'll talk about a treatment some experts have expressed skepticism about – one that Texas taxpayers have funded to the...
Finding Love with Statistics
[2015-09-30 13:00:00] Singles can spend their nights in pickup bars or trolling dating sites online. Or, they can look to the data to find a date. This hour, we'll talk about how statistics can lead us to Mr. (or Mrs.) Right with Jon Birger, author of...
A Guide To Better Healthcare
[2015-09-30 12:00:00] Most of us don't think much about our healthcare until we're in a doctor's office or hospital room. That's when the complicated web of treatment options becomes a reality. This hour, we'll talk about how we can better advocate...
The Life Of A Muslim American
[2015-09-29 13:00:00] Fighting terrorism is a top priority of our national security forces. Sometimes that fight, though, can enter into the everyday lives of perfectly innocent Americans. This hour, we'll talk to Moustafa Bayoumi about what it's like...
Our Robot Future
[2015-09-29 12:00:00] Remember The Jetsons? That world in which robots seemed to help out with everything from housecleaning to homework? This hour, we'll talk about how that futuristic life is closer than we think with Pulitzer Prize-winning...
[2015-09-28 13:00:00] Seven million people around the world suffer from Parkinson's Disease. One of those people is Jon Palfreman, a science journalist who dived into the current research on the disease as it worked its way through his body. This...
Homo Naledi: A New Human Species
[2015-09-28 12:00:00] Scientists announced earlier this month that a new species of human ancestor had been discovered in a South African cave. This hour, we'll talk about how the news affects our understanding of our evolution with Lee Berger, the...
Sam Houston's Legacy
[2015-09-24 13:00:00] Sam Houston was the first president of Texas – a key figure in both gaining the state independence from Mexico and in bringing it into the United States. This hour, we'll get to know the only American ever elected governor of two...
Meeting Your Attacker
[2015-09-24 12:00:00] In 2006, Bradford Pearson was walking to his car in West Philadelphia when three armed men robbed him at gunpoint and threatened his life. The men were eventually caught and convicted, which gave Pearson the opportunity to meet...
[2015-09-23 13:00:00] Every time we ask Google to search for something for us or let Netflix pick the movie we're going to watch, we're using an algorithm. This hour, we'll talk about creating a world in which computers are able to predict our needs...
Why The Brain Likes Beauty
[2015-09-23 12:00:00] As early humans became increasingly sophisticated, they developed a taste for the finer things in life. This hour, we'll talk about why our species developed the arts – and how we came to value them – with Dr. Anjan Chatterjee,...
Back To Mexico
[2015-09-22 13:00:00] When young people grow up in the U.S. and are deported to Mexico, they're forced to create a new life in a country that feels foreign. This hour, we'll hear stories of what it's like to return to Mexico with Jill Anderson, author...
The Future Of Solar Energy
[2015-09-21 13:00:00] When environmentalists talk about a clean-energy future, solar power is often the answer. This hour, we'll talk about if it's realistic to think all of our energy could one day come from the sun with Philip Warburg, author of...
Pope Francis Comes To America
[2015-09-21 12:00:00] This week, Pope Francis visits the U.S. for the first time, making stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia. This hour, we'll talk about what his visit means for American Catholics – and about how their beliefs align with...
Mitigating The Migraine
[2015-09-17 13:00:00] More than 36 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. This hour, we'll talk about new insights into these often debilitating episodes with Greg Dussor, a leading migraine researcher from the School of Behavioral and...
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