Full story - June 20, 2017
Hollywood sign
Beyond “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Sunset Boulevard,” what was the transition to talkies really like for Hollywood?
Full story - June 20, 2017
Protest
What’s the difference between the 2017 Women’s March, and the 1963 March on Washington? Zeynep Tufekci explores protests in an internet age.
Full story - May 08, 2017
Heroin
Science gave us penicillin, space travel and computers. But, it also gave us TNT, guns and heroin. Paul Offit tells us about when science goes wrong.
Full story - April 21, 2017
Trump TV
The Trump phenomenon was built, in large part, by television. Michael Schneider tells us how the former star of "The Apprentice" is shaking up Hollywood — and creating some unexpected winners.
Full story - March 17, 2017
Former hospital
The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Could Paul Ryan’s new health care proposal halt that progress?
Full story - March 07, 2017
Biggest liar
Should you respond to that suspiciously attractive suitor on OkCupid? Should you invest your money in a “too-good-to-be-true” land deal? Before you trust anyone, listen to Maria Konnikova talk about the history and psychology of cons.
Full story - February 10, 2017
internet
What would the internet look like if you owned a piece of it? Nathan Schneider thinks it's time for some of the biggest internet players to get cut down to size.
Full story - February 06, 2017
Ellis Island — which once welcomed millions of immigrants to the US — is pictured here shrouded in fog.
Some of America’s best scientists (think Einstein and Tesla) immigrated here from other countries. We talk with two economists who’ve calculated their impact on American innovation.
Full story - January 16, 2017
Empathy
Empathy is an inherently good human quality. So, why is Yale psychologist Paul Bloom against it? We talk with him about why feeling others’ pain makes for bad public policy.
Full story - January 10, 2017
Freemason symbol
Do you believe that the illuminati run the world? That there was a second gunman? That everything is not what it appears? Well, even if you don’t, conspiracy theories help shape our world. Here's a look at the psychology behind them.

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