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Selling the Sights

In the early 19th century, Americans began to journey away from home–not for work or migration, but simply for the sake of traveling. It gave rise to a new cultural phenomenon: the tourist.

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Talkin’ Hurricanes

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, a lot has changed about New Orleans–including the way people talk.

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Reviving the Giant Oysters

Fossils give away the secrets of the past, but they can also tell the future.

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The Civil War Off the Battlefield

The very first ironclad ship built by the Union Navy in the Civil War was called The Monitor. It revolutionized the way battleships were built.

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Presenting: Broken Ground

Broken Ground, Episode 1: The Kingston, Tennessee coal ash spill of 2008 and and its devastating consequences for hundreds of workers who had to clean up the toxic ness.

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I, Peacekeeper Robot

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The Human Ecosystem

Philosopher Jesse Kirkpatrick says he’s less worried about human gene editing and more interested in how CRISPR technology can be used to enhance–or harm–the environment around us.

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Replay: Spirituality in Millennials

Is the millennial generation the generation of “Spiritual but not Religious?”

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Replay: Animal Intersections

An artist's concept depicting a distant hypothetical solar system.Episode

Diamond Worlds and Super Earths

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The Crossword Kid

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Replay: Bicycle Fever at the Turn of the Century