Episode Archives

Closet attack

Whether you know it or not, your closets are filled with personal information. Do you think about what are you saying with your clothes?Read more

Original Air Date:

March 16, 2019

Previous Airdates:

March 16, 2019
October 19, 2019
May 30, 2020
January 09, 2021
December 04, 2021
December 03, 2022

tools

As our world gets more and more virtual, traditional skills like blacksmithing and woodworking are starting to look better and better to a lot of people.Read more

Original Air Date:

April 09, 2022

Previous Airdates:

April 09, 2022
December 03, 2022

Woman staring into the distance

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?Read more

Original Air Date:

May 21, 2017

Previous Airdates:

May 21, 2017
December 07, 2017
September 15, 2018
September 21, 2019
July 24, 2021
November 26, 2022

Britney, LOONA and BTS around a microphone

What might seem like fleeting chart-topping fodder is actually a powerful vehicle for bringing people together, and music fans can teach us about community and hope.Read more

Original Air Date:

March 26, 2022

Previous Airdates:

March 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

workers waiting for a job interview

In this final part of our series, we’re talking about work — specifically the right to meaningful work.Read more

Original Air Date:

November 19, 2022

Previous Airdates:

November 19, 2022

Overstimulated and over everything.

The pandemic, the protests, the arguments on social media — everything is exhausting. But maybe it doesn’t have to be?Read more

Original Air Date:

October 24, 2020

Previous Airdates:

October 24, 2020
July 10, 2021
February 26, 2022
November 19, 2022

Music breaking genres

Even with all the music available today, most of us still listen primarily to just a few comfy genres. But there’s so much more out there — and so much of it defies neat, algorithm-friendly categorization.Read more

Original Air Date:

June 01, 2019

Previous Airdates:

June 01, 2019
March 21, 2020
February 06, 2021
November 20, 2021
November 12, 2022

An X-ray of a mind

PTSD and other mental health challenges can push people into poverty. How do you break the cycle? How do we truly care for people mentally and financially?Read more

Original Air Date:

November 12, 2022

Previous Airdates:

November 12, 2022

a row of apartment buildings

In the first of three episodes of "Going For Broke" all about the care economy, we're thinking about housing. Many of us would consider it a basic human right. But in America, it can be hard to come by.Read more

Original Air Date:

November 05, 2022

Previous Airdates:

November 05, 2022

Tree image

Reading books isn't always the best way to learn. Some things you need to learn from your elders, and their wisdom has often been passed down through the generations. Read more

Original Air Date:

January 31, 2016

Previous Airdates:

January 31, 2016
November 13, 2016
April 12, 2018
November 30, 2019
July 10, 2021
November 05, 2022

a witch in the skies

They’ve been hunted and silenced and burned at the stake, but witches are still practicing the craft. We take you from the 17th century to the online witch communities of today.Read more

Original Air Date:

October 30, 2021

Previous Airdates:

October 30, 2021
October 29, 2022

ghosts

What if experiencing dread — the horror of it all — is good for you?Read more

Original Air Date:

October 26, 2019

Previous Airdates:

October 26, 2019
October 31, 2020
October 29, 2022

a pyramid among gold

We explore the ancient, obscure, occult science and art of alchemy — it turns out to be a lot more relevant to our lives than you’d believe.Read more

Original Air Date:

September 19, 2020

Previous Airdates:

September 19, 2020
June 05, 2021
March 19, 2022
October 22, 2022

cemetary

Is there a better way to talk about death? And to grieve? The pandemic has brought us a period of global mourning — and a new reckoning with loss.Read more

Original Air Date:

June 19, 2021

Previous Airdates:

June 19, 2021
January 29, 2022
October 22, 2022

ate that cake

It creeps into everything: guilt that we're not good enough, fit enough, smart enough. As we peruse Instagram, all we see is the perfection of others reflecting our own failures back at us. Why do we spend so much time feeling guilty? Should we?Read more

Original Air Date:

June 21, 2018

Previous Airdates:

June 23, 2018
February 16, 2019
November 23, 2019
August 08, 2020
August 21, 2021
October 15, 2022

sun sets on barbed wire

Ghosts from the past stalk Europe again today in the wake of Russian tanks and missiles. To find a path forward, we might need to look back.Read more

Original Air Date:

March 05, 2022

Previous Airdates:

March 05, 2022
October 15, 2022

Saddam Hussein

How can someone be a monster — a brutal dictator, a mass murderer, a serial killer — and up close seem like a decent, caring person? What happens when you find yourself liking someone who’s done terrible things?Read more

Original Air Date:

January 20, 2018

Previous Airdates:

July 30, 2017
January 20, 2018
October 27, 2018
October 05, 2019
October 08, 2022

greens

A new generation of Black farmers are working to reclaim land, hoping to grow justice along with vegetables and plants.Read more

Original Air Date:

August 22, 2020

Previous Airdates:

August 22, 2020
May 15, 2021
February 26, 2022
October 08, 2022

Price is right

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.Read more

Original Air Date:

June 07, 2015

Previous Airdates:

June 07, 2015
February 14, 2016
May 14, 2017
June 23, 2018
September 07, 2019
October 01, 2022

dogs in space

The bond we share with dogs runs deep. How do dogs make our lives better? How do they think? And how do we give them the lives they deserve?Read more

Original Air Date:

February 05, 2022

Previous Airdates:

February 05, 2022
October 01, 2022

It's a long walk from the truth to the whole truth. A biographer, a poet, a memoirist and a filmmaker describe the moral struggle and personal cost involved.Read more

Original Air Date:

November 10, 2018

Previous Airdates:

November 10, 2018
July 20, 2019
April 11, 2020
November 28, 2020
November 27, 2021
September 24, 2022

The flurry of creative forces around the brain.

Where does creativity come from? And what exactly is going on in your brain when the Muse descends?Read more

Original Air Date:

February 09, 2019

Previous Airdates:

February 09, 2019
September 21, 2019
May 09, 2020
January 16, 2021
October 16, 2021
September 24, 2022

a woman before a swirling blackhole

When the real world becomes too much, fantasy might be your ticket out. But at what point does fantasy go too far?Read more

Original Air Date:

September 17, 2022

Previous Airdates:

September 17, 2022

Women awake in bed

Every night, millions of us turn out the lights hoping and praying for a good night’s sleep. And every night, millions of us lie awake in the dark.Read more

Original Air Date:

March 07, 2020

Previous Airdates:

March 07, 2020
August 29, 2020
June 05, 2021
January 01, 2022
September 17, 2022

Typewriter

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?Read more

Original Air Date:

October 23, 2016

Previous Airdates:

October 23, 2016
July 29, 2017
January 13, 2018
December 22, 2018
September 10, 2022

happy pleasure

What if the most unselfish thing you could do was to pursue pleasure and joy? We make the case for the transformative power of joy, pleasure and delight.Read more

Original Air Date:

October 12, 2019

Previous Airdates:

October 12, 2019
July 11, 2020
April 17, 2021
December 25, 2021
September 10, 2022

kente cloth landscape

2019 marked the "year of return" to Ghana. Now, scores of African-Americans are moving to Ghana permanently – giving up on the country of their birth.Read more

Original Air Date:

September 03, 2022

Previous Airdates:

September 03, 2022

Workers of all stripes

It's not easy in America today to find work that matters, that’s meaningful, and that pays enough to live on. Which is the one thing we don’t talk about. What’s wrong with work — and how do we fix it?Read more

Original Air Date:

September 01, 2018

Previous Airdates:

September 01, 2018
August 31, 2019
September 05, 2020
September 04, 2021
September 03, 2022

A tree in Sequoia National Forest

Trees talk to each other, and even form alliances with other trees or other species. Some are incredibly old — the root mass of aspens might live 100,000 years. In this hour, we explore the science and history of trees.Read more

Original Air Date:

April 28, 2018

Previous Airdates:

April 28, 2018
December 15, 2018
November 09, 2019
August 29, 2020
September 18, 2021
August 27, 2022

Pick Your Poison

Covert spies painting nerve agents on doorknobs? It's not the only way to poison someone. We hear stories of radioactive paint, formaldehyde-spiked baby formula, and a beautiful garden full of plants that could kill you.Read more

Original Air Date:

October 13, 2018

Previous Airdates:

October 13, 2018
June 29, 2019
March 14, 2020
January 23, 2021
September 25, 2021
August 27, 2022