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Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world sent in by listeners. Like, do dogs know they’re dogs? Or, why do feet stink? Plus, we have mystery sounds for you to guess, songs for you to dance to, and lots of facts -- all checked by experts.
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Don't Ask Tig
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Don't Ask Tig

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Need advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn’t have all the answers, but that won't stop her from fielding your questions on life's many challenges. With the help of her friends and the occasional expert, Tig gives her best inexpert guidance on everything from lost love to giving yourself a haircut with toddler scissors. We're warning you now: Don't Ask Tig.
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Piano Puzzler
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Piano Puzzler

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Every week on Performance Today™, Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone, and our caller listens to Bruce play his Piano Puzzler™. They then try to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. From American Public Media.
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Forever Ago
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Forever Ago

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Brains On presents Forever Ago®, a history show for the whole family! Every episode looks into the surprising and fascinating history of things we think are ordinary, but they’re not -- like ice cream flavors, video games, baths and more. We make learning about the past fun while teaching listeners to think critically about history.
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The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.
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Millions of kids can't read well. Scientists have known for decades how children learn to read but many schools are ignoring the research. They buy teacher training and books that are rooted in a disproven idea. Emily Hanford investigates four authors and a publishing company that have made millions selling this idea.
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Smash Boom Best is a funny, smart debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! from APM Studios. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best: Pikachu vs. Mario, Lollipops vs. Popcorn, Flamingos vs. Axolotls, Mermaids vs. Bigfoot, Cats vs. Dogs, Spiderman vs. Batman, Refrigerators vs. Toilets, Minecraft vs. Lego… the list goes on. Our star-studded line-up of debaters use facts and passion to make th ...
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Composers Datebook™ is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Each program notes significant or intriguing musical events involving composers of the past and present, with appropriate and accessible music related to each.
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Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. We bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. The Marketplace All-in-One podcast provides each episode of the public radio broadcast programs Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®and Marketplace Tech® along with our podcasts Make Me Smart, Corner Office and The Uncertain Hour. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: ...
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Poet Major Jackson is your guide on the pathways to feel and understand our common journey – through poetry. In sharing poems, we take a moment to pause and acknowledge the world’s magnitude, and how poets illuminate that mystery. Join The Slowdown for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by APM Studios in partnership with The Poetry Foundation and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. Ma ...
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We all want our friends to be happy ... but how far would you go to help? Tiny Huge Decisions follows two best friends, Mohsin and Dalia, as they make a possibly relationship altering choice – will she be the gestational surrogate for Mohsin and his husband? Mohsin grew up in a devout Muslim family where being gay was inconceivable. He couldn’t imagine living the life he dreamed of—to create his own family. He’s now met the love of his life, Matthew, and they want a child. When Mohsin’s best ...
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The One Recipe
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The One Recipe

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From the team that brought you The Splendid Table at APM Studios, The One Recipe is a pod devoted to that one recipe you keep in your back pocket. The one you send to friends, make for your mom, the one you entirely depend on because you know it’s going to work. We’re here to help you build up an arsenal of fast, simple and crowd-pleasing recipes, one episode at a time. Whether you’re cooking in a tiny kitchen and eating for one, or cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch during a weeklo ...
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Exploring the evolving identity of the American West. Produced by Wyoming Public Media and PRX, The Modern West takes you on a sound-rich journey into some of America's most iconic landscapes. Guided by host Melodie Edwards' personal connection to the region, it's an unflinching look at the American West--its problematic history, its modern-day struggles and resilience, and how its present and future are being shaped.
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In Deep
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In Deep

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In Deep is a podcast about water, climate and environment from The Water Main at American Public Media. In Season 1, we tackled the strangely fascinating yet troubling world of clean water -- from tap to toilet. Season 2 shines a light on environmental equity with a rich journalistic portrait of a working-class city and its residents at a perilous moment in our planet's existence.
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Truth Be Told
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We’re the friend you call after a long day. The one who gets it. Through soul-nourishing conversations, host Tonya Mosley explores Black liberation with some of the greatest thinkers of our time. Season 5 explores what the latest psychedelic renaissance means for the Black diaspora. Truth Be Told is a TMI Production in association with American Public Media. We are @DearTruthBeTold on Twitter and @deartbt on Instagram. Reach out to us using the hashtag #DearTBT.
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The economy & politics – from waaaaay outside the beltway. Marketplace looks at what matters most to Americans, and why the frame of "insiders vs. outsiders" says more than the stale divisions of "left vs. right" and "big government vs. small." From American Public Media. Visit Marketplace.org for more, or find us on Twitter, we're @marketplace.
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Most of the cargo cranes at U.S. ports are made in China, and they could be spying. The Biden administration announced a plan to spend billions of dollars to replace and manufacture the equipment domestically over national security concerns. We’ll explain. Plus, how an Alabama court ruling on embryos may affect fertility treatments in a post-Roe wo…
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Overall, inflation has plummeted since June 2022, shortly after the Federal Reserve began hiking interest rates, and the Fed is getting closer to its 2% target. But consumer prices are still high. So why is it taking so long for the Fed to cut interest rates? “The Federal Reserve has been faked out before, where we thought inflation was licked, and…
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Nvidia, maker of semiconductor chips used for generative AI, reports its Q4 financial results after markets close on Wednesday. The company has forecast major revenue gains, but there was a wave of nervous selling yesterday and the stock is down so far this morning. What should we expect today? Then: the latest student loan forgiveness program, the…
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As part of our Econ Extra Credit series, we’re exploring race and representation in the world of fashion. Today, we’re joined by fashion and costume historian Shelby Ivey Christie to discuss the industry’s inconsistencies on diversity — including on the runway and on magazine covers, as well as in boardrooms and editorial departments. Also, homeown…
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From the BBC World Service: Saturday marks two years since Russia invaded Ukraine. As the conflict continues, rebuilding is a major concern for residents and businesses there – so where’s the money going to come from? Plus, campaigners say beef production by major meatpackers has been linked to illegal deforestation in Brazil, and some retailers in…
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Once a week, many of us get that dreaded screen-time report courtesy of our smartphones. But a recent study found keeping track of our average usage doesn’t actually help us control our screen time all that much. Caught in the loop of screen-time shame like so many of us are, New York Times tech reporter Kashmir Hill decided to actually do somethin…
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In this real couples session, Brianna and Tanner discuss their communication challenges and the activations of their childhood wounds in their relationship. They explore how Brianna struggles with feeling heard and Tanner struggles with effectively communicating his feelings. John highlights the importance of taking ownership, creating a safe space…
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Our hearts are strong muscles that pump blood all through our bodies. But do hearts look the same in different animals? What about a tiger, or a lizard, or…a cockroach? Do cockroaches even have hearts? ? We asked urban bug expert Dr. Jody Green to help us find the answer. Got a question that’s been bugging you? Send it to us at BrainsOn.org/contact…
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The kidnappers contact Patty Hearst’s family and make a strange and unprecedented demand. The SLA wants the wealthy Hearst family to set up a food distribution program throughout California. The Hearsts quickly organize a program, but it debuts with disastrous results. And the world hears the first communique from Patty Hearst since her abduction. …
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Today’s poem is A Funeral Ending with Beyoncé by Karisma Price. The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. We’re taking a break this week, so we’re running some of our favorite episodes from this season so far. This episode was originally released on 07/18/2023. In this episode, Major writes… “When speaking about the dead, my uncle makes sure to hit…
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Synopsis Henry Cowell was one of the most prolific of all 20th-century American composers. Some of his works are aggressively experimental in nature, while others tap into folk traditions and world music. The range and variety are quite remarkable. Cowell wrote so many works, in fact, that even the composer himself often had trouble keeping track o…
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After former President Trump’s recent digs at NATO, officials at a global security conference in Munich over the weekend weighed what European countries would do if Trump were re-elected and abandoned the United States’ treaty commitments. On the show today, Kathleen McInnis, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, disc…
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