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In C

Monday, December 14, 2009

Jad talks to musicians Michael Lowenstern and Zoe Keating about their remixes of Terry Riley's In C.

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Killing Babies, Saving the World

Monday, November 16, 2009

Robert ambushes Jad with a question we've all been dying to ask him since he became a father. And we revisit some other ideas from our Morality show to think about a few really big modern-day problems (think global warming and nuclear war).

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Helicopter Boy

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A story about a boy, a mom, and a homemade helicopter--and how radio can move you to feel a little bit different about the world.

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Blink

Monday, October 05, 2009

We tackle a question we thought was a no-brainer: why do we blink?

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It Might Be Science

Monday, September 21, 2009

They Might Be Giants celebrate at our season launch party with a live concert, and a conversation about the tricky business of combining science and entertainment.

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After Birth

Monday, August 24, 2009

Jad--a brand new father--wonders what's going on inside the head of his baby Amil. Is it just chaos? Or is there something more, some understanding from the very beginning?

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16: Moments

Friday, August 14, 2009

After hearing our show about moments of death, filmmaker Will Hoffman went out in search of moments of life. What follows is what he found.

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15: Sum

Thursday, August 13, 2009

For meditation number fifteen we have a reading from David Eagleman's book Sum. It's a vision of the after life that's both playful and... horrifying. Sum is read by actor Jeffrey Tambor.

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14: The Four Groans

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another meditation on what happens after the moment of death, this time as Shakespeare envisions it. 

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13: Gone

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We continue our meditations on death with a reading from poet and writer, Mark Doty. This is an excerpt from Doty's 1996 memoir Heaven's Coast.

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12: Proof

Monday, August 10, 2009

This week on the podcast, we continue our meditations on death (our After Life episode had eleven). We'll throw a new one at you each day, all week long, culminating in a very special treat at the end of the week.

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In Defense of Darwin?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Robert challenges Richard Dawkins on a number of sticky spots on the subject of biological evolution.

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Are We Coins?

Monday, June 29, 2009

We follow up on our Stochasticity show with an exploration pf whether the little choices we make every day are predictable or not.

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Stochasticity Bonus Video!

Monday, June 15, 2009

We have a special bonus this week to accompany our Stochasticity episode. We asked our friends, Higher Mammals to produce a song and video for our Stochasticity show. We hope you find it completely Random!

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Stayin' Alive

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A look at four unconventional ways to stay alive.

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AV Smackdown . . . The Podcast

Monday, May 18, 2009

We open up an age old can of worms at WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space: which medium is superior -- television or radio? Jad and Robert face off, with This American Life's Ira Glass as referee.

 

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Juana Molina

Monday, May 04, 2009

Sometimes on the podcast, we like to talk about musicians and the music they make. Today we introduce you to Juana Molina. Last season we used some of her of music in the breaks for the Sperm show.

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In Silence

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

There are some questions that just don't give in to experiments and data. We take on one of those questions.

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DIY Universe

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Can you make your own universe? We usually think of the universe as 'everything that exists,' so how could you make another one?

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Mischel’s Marshmallows

Monday, March 09, 2009

Psychologist Walter Mischel explains how one little test involving a marshmallow might tell you a frightening amount about what kind of person you are.

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