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REPLAY: Life Without Boundaries

Motherhood is a life without boundaries.

February 23, 2024
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How do actors remain themselves while pretending to be other people? And what’s the line between selfish and self care?

February 16, 2024

Let’s Talk About Love, Baby

The big day of… hearts and glue.

February 9, 2024

REPLAY: Expanding Our Origin Story

The descendants of enslaved people at Monticello and Montpelier are making an impact in the afterlife of slavery.

February 2, 2024

In the Wake of Sea Level Rise

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

January 26, 2024

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!

January 19, 2024

Digging In

When we dig underground, we get a chance to dig deeper into history. From Spanish conquistadors to bird bone flutes, today we’re channeling our inner Indiana Jones for an archeological adventure.

January 12, 2024

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?).

January 5, 2024

REPLAY: Protecting Human Rights

What are human rights? Who gets to be human?

December 29, 2023

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.

December 22, 2023

Holiday Hand Me Downs

Why Ricky Mullins is bringing back a three generation tradition of poke bags. Plus: Mary Lou Williams’ sacred jazz ushers us into the holiday season. And: Jewish grandparents take flight with kosher turkey.

December 15, 2023


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.

December 8, 2023

Winning NIL

Student athletes can finally earn money off of their name, image and likeness. And: many elite athletes have had their careers ruined for using banned substances. Is it worth it?

December 1, 2023

Seeking Refuge

Worldwide there are more than 35 million refugees who have fled their homes. Who are these refugees, what’s it like for the countries taking them in, and what does it take to finally gain asylum?

November 24, 2023