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Egg

How does the world look to a scientist? We asked astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson….and he gave us some cooking tips.

Stars
Air Dates:
  • June 30, 2018
  • September 30, 2017
  • April 16, 2017

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

magic in the internet

Despite pining for landline telephones, writer Virginia Heffernan sees magic in the potential of the internet.

vinyl player

Novelist Hari Kunzru talks about listening through the scratch and hiss of old 78’s for the voice of the past.

headphones

Writer and producer Damon Krukowski explains why we must take care in eschewing analog imperfection in pursuit of more perfect digital sound.

Angry person

Psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett runs a lab where she studies emotions and says that if you pay attention, everyday anger can be a source of wisdom.

Women in STEM
Air Dates:
  • March 23, 2017

Emily Temple-Wood has been an avid Wikipedia editor since she was pretty young.  And early on, she noticed that Wikipedia has a serious gender bias problem, so she began recruiting more women editors to write more Wikipedia articles about notable women.  And in return she got… rape and...

Glitched woman

Siri Hustvedt on developing voices on new platforms, all while coping with old-fashioned sexism. 

Glitch lady
Air Dates:
  • April 07, 2018
  • August 26, 2017
  • March 19, 2017

Why do women have to put up with this? And how do they fight back?

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