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Shorts: The Walls of Jericho

In this podcast, Jad and Robert throw some physics at a bible story. We find out just how many trumpeters you'd actually need to blow down the walls of Jericho.

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Falling

We plunge into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, and upend some myths about falling cats.

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Shorts: Voices in Your Head

In this podcast, Jad talks to Charles Fernyhough about the connection between thought and the voice in your head. How did it get there? And what's happening when people hear someone else's voice in their head?

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Time

The strange, subjective nature of time -- from a sped-up spin through childhood, to a really, really slowed-down Beethoven symphony. 

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Bonus Video: Words

Words have the power to shape the way we think and feel. In this stunning video (made to accompany our Words episode), filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante bandy visual wordplay into a moving exploration of the power of language.

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Words

It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour, we try to do just that.

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Shorts: Secrets of Success

Robert and Malcolm Gladwell duke it out over questions of luck, talent, passion, and success.

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Shorts: The Luckiest Lobster

An unlikely escape story begins in a supermarket, and ends in a boat off the coast of Maine.

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Oops

Stories of unintended consequences -- from a psychologist who may have helped create a terrorist, to a toxic lake that spawned new life.

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Shorts: Strangers in the Mirror

Oliver Sacks, the famous neuroscientist and author, can't recognize faces. Neither can Chuck Close--the great artist known for his enormous paintings of ... that's right, faces.

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Deception

Lies, liars, and lie catchers. And the strange power of lying to yourself.

 

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Famous Tumors

Say hello to the growth that killed Ulysses S. Grant, & get to know the woman whose cancer cells changed modern medicine.

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Shorts: Vanishing Words

When scientists treat words like data, clues to the real-life mysteries of human aging are found in the writings of Agatha Christie and 678 nuns.

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Shorts: The Loudest Miniature Fuzz

Music duo Buke and Gass talk to Jad about coaxing delightfully twangy sounds from their homemade instruments.

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Limits

A journey to the edge of human limits -- from a bike race that makes the Tour de France look like child’s play, to a mind-stretching memory competition.

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Shorts: The Bus Stop

Lulu Miller talks to a nursing home in Düsseldorf, Germany that came up with a novel approach to caring for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients.

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Shorts: Do I Know You?

A rare and haunting disorder called Capgras turns loved ones into imposters--and reveals that recognizing people, even the people we know the best, is more about how they make us feel than what we see in front of our eyes.

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Lucy

Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn’t mean we’re one happy family.

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Shorts: The Shy Baboon

Biopsychologist Barbara Smuts takes us to a remote area of Kenya, where she tried to gain the trust of a troop of baboons in the 1970s.

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