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But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!
 
If you are curious about the ‘who dunnit’ and the ‘why dunnit’ and how and why victims become footnotes in their own murders, Crime Analyst is for you. Hosted by world renowned and award-winning Criminal Behavioural Analyst Laura Richards.
 
Host Carman Carrion explores myriad myths both modern and ancient to discover what mankind fears - and why we fear it. From monsters old and new as well as unexplained and unsolved cases, this podcast is sure to terrify. Where does our folklore come from, and why is it so freaky?
 
Positively Dreadful, hosted by Crooked Media’s Editor in Chief Brian Beutler, takes listeners below the headlines of the stories stirring widespread anxiety in today’s news landscape to give them a richer understanding and appreciation of how and why to remain engaged, even in the face of daunting challenges.
 
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You’ve got questions. Together, we get answers. Each week on How To!, Amanda Ripley (bestselling author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Unthinkable, and The Smartest Kids in the World) takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.
 
Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon. Political wonks - get wonkier with The NPR Politics Podcast+. Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics
 
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When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “Why?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On Killer Psyche, retired FBI agent Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she was close to. Candice will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinatin ...
 
Tired of agenda-driven basketball talk that only offers glimpses of the truth? Wish there was a place you could get the full picture? Basketball Illuminati offers you salvation. Go behind the scenes with exclusive analysis previously restricted from the general public. Fearless NBA Insiders Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh peel back the curtain on why things happen in the NBA.
 
Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening? This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.
 
Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness in American life through the lens of people who depend on public trust. After exploring what’s happened to referees and coaches, the third season of Against the Rules tackles what’s happened to our trust in experts and expertise. An expert has probably saved your life more than once. So why is it so hard to judge who the real experts are? And why, once we’ve found them, do we struggle to liste ...
 
You never really know someone…especially online. In today’s world, the power of influence can be the quickest path to money and fame, and it often ends in ruin. These are the stories of the world’s most insidious Scamfluencers. And we are their prey. On Wondery’s new weekly series, join co-hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi as they unpack epic stories of deception from the worlds of social media, fashion, finance, health, and wellness. These influencers claim to be everything from charismatic ...
 
Did you know that some people can taste colors and others have a hard time recognizing faces? This season on Chasing Life, Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes listeners beyond the basics of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch to explore unique sensory experiences. Discover why psychedelics might change your worldview, how animals perceive differently than humans, and how biases in taste might impact the future of food production. Join us each week to marvel at how the rich landscape of sensory perceptio ...
 
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How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today? William Dalrymple and Anita Anand explore the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history. The first series looks at the British in India, covering the East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.
 
Direct questions, real answers. On with Kara Swisher is where “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist” gets to the heart of what makes powerful people tick. Kara makes sense of tech, business and politics through tough conversations with the newsmakers who matter. So why do they show up? “Smart people,” says Kara, “like difficult questions.” Plus, it’s fun. Every Monday and Thursday starting September 26th. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
The AnthroBiology Podcast sits down with biological anthropologists once or twice a month to learn about what they do and why it's rad. Want to know more about our evolutionary past? Or what your bones say about you? Maybe chimps are more your speed? If it's anthropology and it's about humans, we'll cover it. Learn more at anthrobiology.com
 
Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore Richland exposed her father’s dark legacy, she vowed to clean up the family business – and hired her half-brother, Santino Reyes, to help her do it. But old habits die hard. In the shocking new third season, Eleonore reckons with what her father always taught her growing up: medicine is a bloody business. From Wondery, the makers of “The Shrink Next Door” and “Dr. Death,” Blood Ties stars Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love), Christia ...
 
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DNA: ID

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We all hear stories almost daily now about cold cases being solved by investigative genetic genealogy. This new crime-solving tool answers the “who” question about these often decades-old crimes.... but what about the why? This podcast will look at crimes solved by genetic genealogy, and examine the connection - if any - between the victim and the killer, and why the crime occurred. Each case is unique, and has its own story behind the headline. Join us for DNA: ID. New episodes will come ou ...
 
Offline with Jon Favreau is a different kind of Sunday show – a chance to step away from our Twitter-fueled news cycles to hear smarter, lighter conversations about all the ways that our extremely online existence is shaping everything from politics and culture to the how we live, work, and interact with one another. After more than a dozen conversations with guests like Stephen Colbert, Monica Lewinsky, Jia Tolentino, and Roxane Gay, it’s clear that people want these conversations to contin ...
 
Jim and Mark use the insane ramblings of a tiny-handed narcissist to explain logical fallacies. Each episode we focus on a single logical fallacy and, using examples from Trump, UK politics and pop culture, explore how and why it fools people, how to avoid committing it yourself, and how to counter it in an argument.
 
Imaginary Worlds sounds like what would happen if NPR went to ComicCon and decided that’s all they ever wanted to cover. Host Eric Molinsky spent over a decade working as a public radio reporter and producer, and he uses those skills to create thoughtful, sound-rich episodes about science fiction, fantasy, and other genres of speculative fiction. Every other week, he talks with comic book artists, game designers, novelists, screenwriters, filmmakers, and fans about how they craft their world ...
 
Shandee Blackburn was brutally murdered as she walked home from work - but this cold-case can still be solved. Gold Walkley-winning journalist Hedley Thomas - who created The Teacher’s Pet and The Night Driver - goes deep to find out who killed Shandee, and why. Episodes of the podcast first, plus exclusive stories, videos, pictures and extraordinary evidence are available with a subscription through The Australian's app, or at shandee.com.au To contact Hedley Thomas anonymously with any inf ...
 
Is sugar really more addictive than cocaine? Does intermittent fasting work? Should I buy crypto? We’re all on 24-7 information overload, on our news feeds, in our inboxes, on TikTok… it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Every week on CALL ME CURIOUS, Nikki Boyer (Dying for Sex, The Daily Smile) and friends like Mr. Malone are going to dive into all the things you’ve heard about, but don’t really know about. That’s right - No more nodding along at parties or running into the bathro ...
 
Each morning, the President of the United States receives a highly classified briefing on the most important issues facing the country -- The President's Daily Brief. Now you can hear your very own PDB, in the form of a podcast hosted by former CIA Operations Officer Bryan Dean Wright. Each morning at 6am Eastern, he'll bring you 20 minutes of the most important topics of the day and why you should care, arming you with what you need to know to help solve America's most pressing challenges.
 
Join the clergy of Temple Sinai Atlanta as we dive into some of the greatest questions surrounding "Why?" Each month, we will release a podcast featuring the clergy in conversation around the question “Why?” Why God? Why Pray? Why Israel? Why a Jewish Family? Whether dropping the kids at school, running errands, heading to work, or meeting a friend, why not add some spiritual enrichment and meaning to your day.
 
Why would anyone give thousands of dollars to a Nigerian prince? Or play a well-known scam like Three Card Monte? Scammers and con artists convince people to do it every day. We will tell you why people become suckers and how it is done.
 
From The Saturday Paper and LiSTNR comes Post: News in Five, a daily podcast bringing you the top five news headlines in just five minutes. It means you’ll know what’s going on, why it’s going on and where it’s going next, in the time it takes to make a coffee. Hear new episodes every weekday morning by 8am. Download the LiSTNR app and search Post: News in Five to listen for free
 
Ever wonder why the world is the way it is? Like, 1000s of years of humanity and this is the version of the world we came up with. This one? Same. Each Wednesday on Not Past It host Simone Polanen will pick a moment from that very same week in history -- and tell you how it shaped our lives today. Subscribe to Not Past It PLUS by clicking here
 
Narcissist Apocalypse is a raw and unfiltered podcast that gives a voice to survivors of toxic relationships, narcissistic abuse, and domestic violence. Part true crime. Part education. Part self-improvement. Part support group. From 'Why do people stay?' to 'Why do manipulation tactics work?' You'll get angry. You'll learn. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll get inspired. Come find out what our guests did to survive, and make no mistake, our guests are the lucky ones... they lived.
 
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Coming out of Thanksgiving week, we thought it was a good time to reshare our first WITHpod episode all about fitness. Fitness guru, writer and self-described “Swole Woman” Casey Johnston has written, “a lot of health content is focused on blowing smoke up you’re a-- about jade eggs and vitamins and toxin-dispersing cellulite-curing silver-thread l…
 
Over the weekend, Dr. Fauci defended communist China regarding allegations of a COVID-19 cover-up. Plus, Balenciaga is suing its production company over the disturbing ad campaign featuring children and bondage teddy bears. And will Joe Biden ban ALL semi-automatic weapons? Joined by Grant Stinchfield and Zuby Udezue. Today's Sponsor: HealthyCell v…
 
Nothing is as terrifying as the sounds we hear in the dark. The slow creak of a door opening late at night... or a whisper in a room when you thought you were alone... or a distant scream in the wind. One noise at the wrong time or place can scare us for days. Each episode of I HEAR FEAR plunges the listener into a tale inspired by real events, fro…
 
Naomi and Joel get together one last time to wrap up our discussion of dating in the 20th century, digging into how Freud and Darwin (amongst others) helped created an idea of "learned" gender and the impact this had on how people were expected to act in the dating world. We also chat about how one can apply the lessons of this book to dating trend…
 
In episode 303, the floor of Christine's lucid dream is covered in mouse traps set by Em! And what are your intentions for our daughter, we mean, aircraft because Em is covering a UFO sighting this week in the story of the disappearance of Fred Valentich, a gemini through and through. Then Christine covers the case of Mandy Stavik and the power of …
 
Emoji are those little images you can send in text messages to friends and family. Nine-year-old Leila in New Jersey wants to know how they were invented. So in this episode we find out with Jane Solomon, editor at Emojipedia and Paul Galloway of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. We learn what the first emoji looked like, way back in the dark a…
 
The Nationals have fractured over the party’s opposition to the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, Scott Morrison has thanked his party for formally deciding not to support a censure motion against him expected this morning and Anthony Albanese and his cabinet are set to endorse a plan to reduce gas prices that includes a price cap. Post: News in Five…
 
In part 2 of Laura’s interview with award winning investigative journalist Nicki Weisensee Egan, Laura and Nicki discuss Bruce Castor’s decision not to prosecute Bill Cosby in 2005 and the non-prosecution agreement, which none of the prosecutors or police knew about, nor was it written down or signed off by a Judge. Laura and Nicki talk about Cosby…
 
It’s November 29th. You’re listening to the President’s Daily Brief. Your morning intel starts now. ------ A good day to you, ladies and gentlemen. I’ve got one special brief for you this morning that is shaping America — and the world. There’s a growing fight between two tech giants this morning — Twitter and Apple. And it’s largely focused on fre…
 
We all know sleep is vital, so why do many of us still find it so difficult to prioritize? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with sleep scientist Rebecca Robbins about why we sleep in the first place and how to ensure we get a good night’s rest. And neurologist Ying-Hui Fu explores the latest research surrounding sleep, includ…
 
Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into the case of Manhattan socialite Tommy Gilbert Jr, who shot his father point-blank in the head. Despite his striking good looks and privileged upbringing, Tommy's delusional paranoia and spiraling mental health led him to commit the murder that rocked Manhattan's upper class. Listen to …
 
Victor’s job—at its core—is to change the world. But he feels like he’s plateaued within his large humanitarian and development organization, and is now on the verge of jumping ship. On this episode of How To!, Annie Duke, author of Quit: The Power Of Knowing When to Walk Away, helps Victor decide if he should recommit to his current job or move on…
 
It's censor v. censor, as politicians, academics, and journalists from left to right fight over who gets to block whose free speech. Plus: David and Sarah reconsider their comments about the alleged Alito leak. Show Notes: -Novoa v. Diaz -Villarreal v. Laredo, Texas -Reason Magazine on the stakes of Villarreal’s lawsuit -David’s piece on the meanin…
 
For this episode, a story from Slate senior producer Evan Chung about how Yanni, John Tesh and a number of other surprising acts made it big in the 1990s. It’s a throwback to a simpler time—when musicians struggled to find their big break, but discovered it could be possible with a telephone, a television, and our undivided attention. This story or…
 
Turns out laughter isn't the best medicine. Medicine might not even be the best medicine. If you were to ask Dr Mark Hyman, he would tell you that food is the best medicine. Some would say Mark is a modern age miracle worker. In reality, he has figured out ways to help the body perform its own miracles. From curing diseases to extending our lifespa…
 
This week, Anita and William are doing two episodes in which they answer all of your questions about Empire. Join William and Anita today as they discuss whether partition was inevitable, why the British never settled India, what the best books on Empire are, and much much more. To get your free two week trial for Find my past, go to www.findmypast…
 
First, with Gujarat Assembly elections right around the corner, Indian Express’ Udit Misra joins us to discuss the various aspects of Gujarat's economy. Second, Indian Express’ Santosh Singh talks about Bihar's new "Har Ghar Gangajal Project", an ambitious project to not only bring Ganga's water to taps in homes in arid regions like Nalanda and Gay…
 
Episode 47: Janet Love Part 1 of 2 Janet Love, a ticket agent for Delta Airlines, was found murdered in her Bedford, Texas apartment in 1986. Despite Janet’s low risk lifestyle, the sheer number of potential suspects overwhelmed investigators, who weren’t sure whether her killer was a stalker, or someone she invited in. Bedford police worked her ca…
 
Federal parliament has passed new data protection laws in response to a wave of cybercrimes, UN-backed report has concluded that the Great Barrier Reef should be placed on a list of world heritage sites in danger and former prime minister Scott Morrison is set to face a censure motion over his decision to secretly appoint himself to additional mini…
 
In Pennsylvania, Democratic candidates managed to turnout their rural supporters while many rural Republicans stayed home. And long-term under-investment in Latino voter engagement by Democrats continues to stymie the party's statewide hopes in places like Florida and Texas. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter X…
 
Rawhead and Bloody Bones is one of the more intriguing ghosts or possibly more of a monster and he is so special he has two names. Although the original story is from Britain, there is a uniquely American twist that is essentially a different ghostly being. Discover more TERRIFYING podcasts at http://eeriecast.com/ Follow Carman Carrion! https://ww…
 
Rishi Sunak is facing another parliamentary rebellion over onshore wind farms, while there's been another kind of hot air around former Health Secretary Matt Hancock's performance on reality TV show I'm a Celebrity. Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Stephen Carroll are joined by our Opinion columnist Therese Raphael to discuss why the Prime Minister and K…
 
It’s November 28th. You’re listening to the President’s Daily Brief. Your morning intel starts now. ------ A good day to you, ladies and gentlemen. I’ve got five briefs for you this morning that are shaping America — and the world. First, some incredible images coming out of China. Protests all around that communist country, and all because of a fi…
 
At the start of COP 27 Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi told the world that it was vital that African countries receive "appropriate support and funding according to the principle of shared responsibilities and burdens”. For years the richest nations have been accused of failing to meet their $100 billion-a-year pledge for funding. It turn out thi…
 
Kara interviews Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, a Stanford University scientist who, along with Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry earlier this year for developing bioorthogonal chemistry and click chemistry. Bertozzi explains what bioorthogonal chemistry actually is before breaking down how identifying different sugars in…
 
Nothing is as terrifying as the sounds we hear in the dark. The slow creak of a door opening late at night... or a whisper in a room when you thought you were alone... or a distant scream in the wind. One noise at the wrong time or place can scare us for days. Each episode of I HEAR FEAR plunges the listener into a tale inspired by real events, fro…
 
When Guy Raz interviews founders of the world’s biggest companies on How I Built This, he’s looking to dive deep into intimate moments of crisis, failure and eventual triumph. Guy has interviewed over 500 entrepreneurs behind brands like Spanx, PayPal, Bumble, Starbucks, Lyft, Eventbrite and many more. Each episode touches upon innovation, creativi…
 
After years of struggling with an eating disorder and poor self esteem, Brittany Dawn decides to reinvent herself: as a body-positive influencer. She launches her own online business as a personal trainer and fitness coach, and she sells “personalized” plans to help others who are struggling with the same issues she did. But when her clients discov…
 
All Ronda ever wanted was to feel unconditional love. But unfortunately for Ronda, unconditional love was not being distributed in their dysfunctional household ruled by the abusive, Mr. Right. It’s a story of invalidation, intimidation, identity, self worth, lgbtq+, rage, moving goal posts, control, voicelessness, nitpicking, physical abuse, and t…
 
First, Indian Express’ Debraj Deb joins us to talk about the firing incident at the Assam Meghalaya border resulting in the loss of six lives. Second, Indian Express’ Avinash Nair discusses the BJP’s manifesto for the upcoming Gujarat elections and how the AAP and Congress are criticizing it for the commonalities between theirs’ and BJP’s manifesto…
 
Labor’s landmark industrial relations changes will become law after deals were reached with independent senator David Pocock and the Greens, Premier Daniel Andrews has declared Victoria as Australia’s “most progressive state”, after securing a comfortable election victory and Sensitive data stolen from millions of Australians is being hawked on an …
 
The 2022 election season is winding to a close. What can Democrats and Republicans learn from their candidates' successes and failures in this midterm cycle — and can any of those lessons be applied to 2024? This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, political correspondents Susan Davis & Danielle Kurtzleben, and senior political editor and co…
 
This week, we went through all the links in Facebook’s new Widely Viewed Content Report. We also do a catchup on Musk Twitter drama and run through the complexities of World Cup viral content. And here’s the Everton fans video, here’s the Wall Street Journal article about Facebook’s “Content Quality War Room,” and here’s this quarter’s Widely Viewe…
 
It’s the final week of public hearings in the explosive inquiry into a broken DNA lab and we’re all here because of one person -- Shandee Blackburn. The vicious and unprovoked murder of the defenceless 23-year-old walking home from work is front-and-centre as three independent experts give their verdict on the lab’s failure to find any forensic tra…
 
It’s November 25th. You’re listening to the President’s Daily Brief. Your morning intel starts now. ------ A good day to you, ladies and gentlemen. I’ve got four briefs for you this morning that are shaping America — and the world. First, some good news and bad news out of Ukraine. And the good news will be welcomed by farmers and ranchers around t…
 
In this episode from our friends at The Atlas Obscura Podcast, you'll visit the San Diego Automotive Museum in California to hear about one man’s dream of creating the ultimate road trip car. Their podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, they'll take you to an incredible site, and along…
 
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