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Mapping Climate History

Last year, Canadian wildfire smoke had us East Coasters feeling like the apocalypse had arrived. But forest fires aren’t always doom and gloom…

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United We Stand: The People’s Tongue

Who decides what makes a language? In the United States, the people decide our language.

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Spring Break

How Disney shapes and is shaped by America. Plus: Do you go places because you want to be there, or because you want to show people that you were there?

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Selfish

How do actors remain themselves while pretending to be other people? And what’s the line between selfish and self care?

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In the Wake of Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise is making tsunamis more destructive and endangering white cedar trees.

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The Next Pandemic

What will the next pandemic be? Beverly Sher says that there’s always another pandemic. And: a rapid, at-home Lyme disease test is in the works. Campers everywhere, rejoice!

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REPLAY: The Pets We Love

In the earlier stages of the pandemic, when many people were still staying as close to home as possible, nearly 1 in 5 American households adopted a pet. Today we’re talking furry friends, and also some not-so-furry friends (6 foot lizard anyone?).

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What Makes a Place?

It’s almost impossible to look back on family road trips without thinking of Cracker Barrel. The chain restaurant has a distinct sense of place – like going home to your grandparents house. But it also looks exactly the same wherever you go. On today’s show: the paradox of Cracker Barrel.

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Cravings

The holiday season is about cheer, gathering with loved ones and, of course, food. Navigating nutrition from ultra-processed foods and picky kids to pro athletes and food sovereignty.

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The Age of AI

As we enter into the age of AI, where do the humanities fit in?

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REPLAY: What’s On Your Plate?

Will the real pigs please stand up?

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Seeing Isn’t Believing

Photoshop can now produce images from text.

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