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Thursday, May 17, 2007

The healing powers of belief, from the symbolic power of the doctor coat, to the very real stash of opium in your brain.

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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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Monday, November 30, 2009

Love 'em or hate 'em, you rely on numbers every day. We ask how they confuse us, connect us, & even reveal secrets about us.

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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 mo...
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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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New Normal?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Peacenik baboons, a man in a dress, and cuddly tame foxes. Stories of adaptation, and reframing ideas about normalcy.

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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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Monday, September 07, 2009

Tales of lethargic farmers, zombie cockroaches, and even mind-controlled humans (kinda, maybe).

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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...
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After Life

Monday, July 27, 2009

Eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die.

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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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Monday, June 15, 2009

How stochasticity -- a wonderfully smarty-pants word for randomness -- drives our lives, and the patterns we see around us.

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