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Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the internet's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities to find untold histories, unsolved mysteries, and other jaw-dropping stories online and IRL.
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Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.
WBUR’s true crime podcast 'Last Seen': Season 2 is a genre-bending anthology about people, places and things that have all gone ... missing. It explores what losing them means, why we keep searching and whether or not they can — or even should — be found.
Stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse.
News, interviews, commentaries, reviews and offbeat features.
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Provocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.
For 18 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people. Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Each week, host Anna Martin brings you stories and conversations about love in all its glorious permutations, dumb pitfalls and life-changing moments. New episodes every Wednesday.
Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
On the podcast Anything for Selena, Apple Podcasts’ Show of the Year of 2021, Maria García combines rigorous reporting with impassioned storytelling to honor Selena's legacy. She also explores the indelible mark she left on Latino identity and belonging, whether it’s fatherhood, big-butt politics, and the fraught relationship with whiteness and language.
Start your day with WBUR meteorologist Dave Epstein's latest Boston-area weather forecast.
The WBUR investigative team pursues stories that hold powerful institutions and people to account.
An award-winning weekly sports magazine for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider
From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. Hosted by veteran health reporters Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman. Part of the Panoply Network.
Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.
A public radio series about sound, music, and listening. From WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.
Commentaries on music from NPR's Here and Now and elsewhere... Author Tim Riley has written books on the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Madonna, and his most recent title is FEVER: HOW ROCK'N'ROLL TRANSFORMED GENDER IN AMERICA (Picador 2005). He is at work on a major new biography of John Lennon for W.W. Norton slated for 2009. His music commentary is featured regularly on NPR's HERE AND NOW, the nationally-syndicated show produced weekdays out of WBUR-FM in Boston.
The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. New special episodes in the countdown to the 2020 presidential election highlight other stories from U.S. presidential history that can help illuminate our current momen ...
A four minute weekly radio comic strip. ...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. This short radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in.As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our ti ...
NEXT was a radio show and podcast that aired its final episode in May 2021 after a successful five-year run. The weekly program focused on New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. NEXT was produced at Connecticut Public Radio and featured stories from journalists across the New England News Collaborative. Most recently, the program was hosted by Morgan Springer. With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asked questions about how we power our society, how we move aroun ...
Life with robots once seemed possible only in science fiction. But today, scientific advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have ensured that robots are a part of our everyday lives. On May 13, the Day of AI, we brought together a panel of experts to talk about the future of AI and robots. This is the first installment of our series Remar…
Plus, a check-in with the Celtics after Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals series.By WBUR
Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat was Monday night, and, once again, it was a blowout. We break it down with Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy.By WBUR
We speak with leaders from Cambridge and Chelsea about their programs to provide guaranteed income to low-income residents.By WBUR
In the latest installment of the "Business of Boston" we look at what the future of telemedicine care looks like in Massachusetts with a private practice doctor and a health reporter.By WBUR
The city is currently working to design an exhibit about Boston's involvement in the slave trade featuring the toy and several other objects. The exhibit is scheduled to open on Juneteenth of 2023.By WBUR
At least 6 kids have died in the U.S. and several others have required organ transplants.By WBUR & NPR
Susannah Flood (Life and Beth, Birthday Candles) and Etai Benson (The Band's Visit, Company) star in this Jewish folktale about a clever, quick-witted woman who uses her brilliant brainpower to save her family.By WBUR
An area called the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve in the south is home to migrating birds, dolphins and endangered species. Russian forces sparked fires large enough to be seen from space there.By WBUR & NPR
Gloria Estela Ventura, David's mom, was originally from Guatemala and worked as a certified nursing assistant in the Los Angeles area.By WBUR & NPR
Physicians, nurses, and other medical staff are burning out and dropping out.By WBUR & NPR
Semiconductors are in your car, your phone and your dishwasher.By WBUR & NPR
Nash is revisiting his first two solo albums — "Songs for Beginners" and "Wild Things" — for a new live album.By WBUR & NPR
More than 80% of the Nebraska-Kansas-Oklahoma region is experiencing abnormally dry conditions.By WBUR & NPR
What do Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffet have in common with former Defense Secretary James Mattis and politician Cory Booker? Turns out they're all part of the modern Stoic movement, which is having a renaissance. And, a retired doctor and his son make chairs that force people to use their muscles while sitting. They're even giving away a kid's chair …
Singer-songwriter Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame goes back half a century. His new album revisits his old solo albums from the 1970s. And, the Department of Health and Human Services is ringing the alarm bell over a projected massive worker shortage in medicine. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy discusses the implications.…
What do Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffet have in common with former Defense Secretary James Mattis and politician Cory Booker? Turns out they're all part of the modern Stoics movement.By WBUR & NPR
Native American tribes in northwest Montana are correcting inaccuracies at a local bison range to better reflect their language and history in bison conservation.By WBUR & NPR
Washington Post Ukraine bureau chief Isabelle Khurshudyan assesses the situation.By WBUR & NPR
Historian and commentator Julian Zelizer writes that three factors could make the midterm elections a big loss for Democrats.By WBUR & NPR
The U.S. housing market may be slowing, as mortgage interest rates spike and the supply of available homes remains relatively low.By WBUR & NPR
Sitting all day can be bad for your health. That's where the active sitting movement comes in.By WBUR & NPR
Since the start of the war, we’ve listened to voices from Ukraine. As the war grinds on, how do Ukrainians see things? Ivan Gomza, Olga Buzunova and Mariana Budjeryn join Meghna Chakrabarti.By WBUR
While many states use civil commitment, Massachusetts is believed to be the only state that, under the law known as Section 35, court-orders some men to treatment inside jails and prisons even if they haven't committed any crimes.By WBUR
WBUR's Senior State House Reporter Steve Brown joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy to talk about it.By WBUR
A weekday morning wrap-up of both national and local news stories.By WBUR
A weekday evening wrap-up of both national and local news stories.By WBUR
We hear about a push to increase the number of barbershops and barbers in Massachusetts. Plus, how one barbershop is creating a community among staff and patrons, one conversation at a time.By WBUR
Many transgender people are poorly served by mainstream medicine, as providers often lack an understanding of gender issues.By WBUR & NPR
Mother and daughter Galina and Yelena Lembersky's new memoir "Like a Drop of Ink in a Downpour" is a portrait of their lives behind the Soviet Union's Iron Curtain. They emigrated to the U.S. with 500 paintings by Galina's father Felix Lembersky, a noted Jewish Ukrainian artist. And, Chef Emiliano Marentes is a semi-finalist for the James Beard Awa…
Christopher Wallace, better known as the Notorious B.I.G, would have turned 50 over the weekend. Justin Tinsley, author of "It Was All a Dream," recalls Biggie's friendship-turned-rivalry with Tupac and his mark on the world of hip-hop. And, New Yorker writer Ben McGrath talks about his book "Riverman: An American Odyssey." The book explores the li…
In Tennessee's public institutions, only a third of Black male students graduate within six years.By WBUR & NPR
Dick Conant canoed rivers across America before mysteriously disappearing in 2014.By WBUR & NPR
Still, recent drops have some people using words like recession, and many wondering whether their investments and retirement savings are safe.By WBUR & NPR
A dozen guns have been found in Boston Public Schools since September, including two at Charlestown High School last week.By WBUR