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Translation

Monday, October 20, 2014

How the right words can have the wrong meanings, and the best translations lead us to an understanding that's way deeper than language. 

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John Luther Adams

Friday, October 03, 2014

What's the soundtrack for the end of the world? We go looking for an answer.
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Juicervose

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ron and Cornelia Suskind had two healthy young sons, thriving careers and a brand new home when their youngest, Owen, started to disappear. 
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In The Dust Of This Planet

Monday, September 08, 2014

Horror, fashion, and the end of the world ... the undercurrents of thought that link nihilists, philosophers, Jay-Z and True Detective.
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Hello

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's tough to make small talk with a stranger—especially when that stranger doesn't speak your language. (And he has a blowhole.)

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Happy Birthday Bobby K

Thursday, August 07, 2014

For Robert’s birthday we celebrate with some classic Krulwich and a peek into the spirit and sensibility that, in many ways, drives our show.
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For the Birds

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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.

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Galapagos

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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 happening?

We are ...

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9-Volt Nirvana

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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 Research ...

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≤ kg

Friday, June 13, 2014

A plum-sized lump of metal takes us from the French Revolution to an underground bunker in Maryland as we try to weigh the way we weigh the world around us.

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Things

Friday, May 30, 2014

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.

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The Skull

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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.


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For the Love of Numbers

Friday, May 02, 2014

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.

 

 

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60 Words

Friday, April 18, 2014

How one sentence -- just 60 words written in the hours after the September 11 attacks -- became the legal foundation for the "war on terror."

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Straight Outta Chevy Chase

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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.

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KILL 'EM ALL

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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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Super Cool

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What do frozen horses and a scorching universe have in common? That's what we wanted to know.

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What's Left When You're Right?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

From the stage to the cage, a series of showdowns that leave us wondering about the price of being right ... or coming from the left.

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Neither Confirm Nor Deny

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How a sunken nuclear submarine, a crazy billionaire, and a mechanical claw gave birth to a phrase that has hounded journalists and lawyers for 40 years and embodies the tension between the public’s desire for transparency and the government’s need to keep secrets.  


 

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Brown Box

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

You order some stuff on the Internet and it shows up three hours later. How could all the things that need to happen to make that happen happen so fast?

 

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