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Typewriter
Airdates: 
January 13, 2018

Psychologists say telling a good life story can make you happier. But do we also create an inauthentic version of ourselves if we turn everything into a narrative?More

Mr. Moneybags Monopoly graffiti
Airdates: 
September 08, 2018

Checking someone else’s privilege can be a form of hostility. Checking your own can be an act of humility. Does anyone actually benefit from talking about privilege? This hour, the benefits and drawbacks of talking about privilege.More

shame statue
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January 20, 2018
November 10, 2018

Social media has brought us all closer together. Sometimes that's a good thing. But when it comes to online shaming, it's a bad thing. More

Airdates: 
May 12, 2018

Can science tell you how to "get happy?"  This hour,  the psychology and history behind the very idea of happiness. More

Sound and Color
Airdates: 
October 06, 2018

Do you ever wish you could reinvent yourself? This hour, we hear from four noted artists who experienced pivotal turns in their own lives: artist Rashid Johnson, writer/photographer Teju Cole, singer Nikka Costa, and musician Michael Nesmith.More

Feet out the window
Airdates: 
July 07, 2018

We take road trips and endless highways for granted, but there are other countries where people can pay a heavy price just for getting behind a wheel.More

airport protest

When you don't have a voice, when you feel like lawmakers just won't listen to you, protest is one way of capturing the world's attention. But does it work? More

time travel clock
Airdates: 
February 03, 2018

This hour, we explore our obsession with time travel. Why is such a recurring them in movies and TV shows? And what can time travel teach us about ourselves?More

Twitterstorm of bots

Everyone in your Facebook feed is falling for fake news–sharing it even when there's no way it can be true. But not you, right? You can tell the difference. Or can you?More

Prison bars
Airdates: 
April 28, 2018

Most of us will never know what really happens behind bars. Prisons are generally off limits to the public and press, but several new...More

Alex Honnold
Airdates: 
December 15, 2018

Yosemite is climbing’s mecca. It’s where Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell stunned the world with their dazzling climbs.More

Live in St. Louis
Airdates: 
March 03, 2018

We’ve all had them—the big, significant, transformations that take your life in a new direction. And even though those gateway moments present new and exciting opportunities, they are almost always by definition uncomfortable.More

Elephant

Can we ever get inside the mind of an animal? Can we really know how a chimp or a parrot thinks and experiences the world?More

Syna So Pro

Low-fi artist Syna So Pro loops with love.More

art
Airdates: 
November 17, 2018

The virtues of transgressive, subversive, rule-breaking art, both as an aesthetic and as a way of life.  More

Joe at Catfish Bend

Filmmaker Laura Stewart on how being filmed affects documentary subjects, and how that affects the truth you can tell.More

David Byrne

The former Talking Heads frontman is one of those artists who just keeps reinventing himself.More

Woman staring into the distance
Airdates: 
September 15, 2018

When you’re hurt and the only way out of toxic bitterness and resentment is to let go, how do you summon the resolve to reach out to the person who hurt you most?More

Twin Peaks  Agent Cooper

"Twin Peaks" co-creator Mark Frost takes a deep dive into the history of the strange Pacific Northwest town and its surreal residents in “The Secret History of Twin Peaks.”More

Chimpanzee
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July 14, 2018

Do chimpanzees have spiritual experiences? A remarkable discovery in West Africa suggests they might.More

Price is right
Airdates: 
June 23, 2018

You score a royal flush in poker!  Do you credit your skill? Or luck?  We talk with a poker champion, a game designer, an investment banker and a choreographer about how to untangle skill from luck.More

Praying in nature

Is there an inherent conflict between science and religion...More

Nope

In this hour, we explore what the superpower of not giving a f--- might allow you to do. More

Fall leaves

Richard Blanco’s poem begins the day after the November election, as he struggles to make sense of a new political mood.More

Stop Light

A near-accident has poet Laura Kasischke marveling at the fearlessness of young adults and also worrying about their future. More

repeat
Airdates: 
August 11, 2018

Whether it’s nail biting or handwashing, most of us have a compulsion we can’t give up. Maybe that’s a good thing?More

fake news

Poet Nick Lantz has a darkly satirical take on American culture....More

Fargo quilt

How he transformed the iconic film into the critically-acclaimed, award-winning TV series.More

Stars
Airdates: 
June 30, 2018

Do scientists see the world in a different way? Not really. Just be curious.More

tech love

In his new poem, Fady Joudah explores questions about exile, suffering and the language of nation states.More

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