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Getting to the Finish Line: The (Non) Limits of One Woman's Endurance

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In 1982, Julie Moss entered the 4th annual Ironman competition. And with her body revolting against her, she finished on hands and knees. Listen to her story in Limits, and watch this.
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It's a Very Tough Little Spaceship and It Knows What It's Doing

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

It's no secret that we're a little obsessed with the Voyager mission, but we're even more obsessed with adorable children who are obsessed with the Voyager mission.
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Voices in Your Head

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

In this podcast, Jad talks to Charles Fernyhough about the connection between thought and the voice in your head. How did it get there? And what's happening when people hear someone else's voice in their head?

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Radiolab on Morning Edition

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

When Alice fell down the rabbit hole, her fall seemed to last forever. Neuroscientist David Eagleman had the same experience as an 8 year old boy while falling off a roof. This led him to wonder, what is it about brushes with death that cause this slow-mo effect? He now thinks he knows.
Jad, Robert, David and Steve Inskeep discuss!

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Bonus Video: Words

Monday, August 09, 2010

Words have the power to shape the way we think and feel. In this stunning video (made to accompany our Words episode), filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante bandy visual wordplay into a moving exploration of the power of language.

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Coming Soon: Words

Friday, August 06, 2010

This coming Monday (August 9th), we'll be podcasting our new episode Words. And if that's not exciting enough, we've got a fantastic new film from Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante to accompany it! Here's a preview for now--the full video will be podcast, and posted here on the blog, on Monday night.

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Secrets of Success

Monday, July 26, 2010

Robert and Malcolm Gladwell duke it out over questions of luck, talent, passion, and success.

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Getaway Cooler

Monday, July 19, 2010

The cooler that carried Nick the Giant Lobster (whose escape from a supermarket was the subject of last week's podcast) to Maine.

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The Luckiest Lobster

Monday, July 12, 2010

An unlikely escape story begins in a supermarket, and ends in a boat off the coast of Maine.

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AWE-MAGGEDON Event Video

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Last night's AWE-MAGGEDON was a blast. If you don't believe us, check out the video! Thanks again to everyone who came out to The Greene Space, and thanks to all of you who tuned in to the live webcast.

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AWE-MAGEDDON Live Video Webcast 6/01/10

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tune in tonight at 7pm EDT for a live video webcast with Jad and Robert (we'll be streaming it live right here on the blog). Buke and Gass will perform their genre-bending music on homemade instruments, and Professor Hod Lipson from our Limits show will take us behind the scenes of his latest 'self-aware' robots.

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Radiolab on Morning Edition

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Hey Folks,
We've got another piece up on NPR's Morning Edition today. It's all about Agatha Christie, the so-called "Nun Study," and what our writing can tell us about our brains. You can listen to the piece online and find a lot more information about the studies right HERE. (Make sure to check out the audio slideshow featuring Sister Alberta Sheridan.) And if you haven't heard it already, listen to our podcast of the story: Vanishing Words.

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AWE-MAGEDDON hits June 1st!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Get ready. The second night of AWE-MAGEDDON is almost here! Join Jad and Robert live in NYC for an evening devoted to hacks, fusions, and creative problem solving.

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Vanishing Words

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

When scientists treat words like data, clues to the real-life mysteries of human aging are found in the writings of Agatha Christie and 678 nuns.

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The Loudest Miniature Fuzz

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Music duo Buke and Gass talk to Jad about coaxing delightfully twangy sounds from their homemade instruments.

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Robert talks again

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hey, it's Robert again. This is my month for yakking. This one is for you Connecticutters (and especially New Havenites, Yalies, Townies or Northhaven, Southhaven and Easthaveners ). If you are within traveling distance of Yale University next Tuesday at 4:30 pm, I'm giving a talk. I’m calling it "Saddam Hussein's Secret Octopus and Other Tales of Science" and it's about the politics of choosing/framing/designing/narrating/getting science stories on radio and TV.

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Jad's JAMZ

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hey folks, take a second to check out WNYC's Culture site. Their AM JAMZ section is currently featuring songs that Jad listens to on his way to work in the morning (to prepare him to deal with the rest of us every day). Check it out HERE. You can add your own songs too.

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Gotta Love the Onion

Friday, April 16, 2010

We stumbled across this little gem from the Onion News Network and thought we'd share.
It kind of seemed like a weird collision between our Animal Minds episode and our Mortality episode.
Anyway, enjoy!

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AWE-MAGEDDON IS HERE!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hey everybody - Last night, Jad and Robert kicked off the first event in our live AWE-MAGEDDON series at the Greene Space. A good time was had by all--thanks to everyone who attended, in person and online! We'll be posting some of our favorite moments soon...so check back soon for some video excerpts.

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"Are We Alone?" Bombshell

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hi guys, Robert here. Just letting you know about a conversation I'll be having at the 92nd St. Y this Thursday. I hope you can come on by!

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