17-26 Segment 1: Is Cursive Still Worth It?

With all of our technology many schools are phasing out some handwriting lessons like teaching cursive. We talk to two experts about whether that’s a good idea.

17-26 Segment 2: The Fight for Paternity Leave

For many dads, the stigma and financial burdens of trying to stay home means they have little time to bond at home. We talk to Josh Levs, a journalist who took the fight for paternity leave head-on.

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Culture Crash 17-26: TV Theme Songs

TV theme songs: they’re the soundtrack to our childhoods, adolescence, and Sunday nights. But have you ever stopped to think about their evolution or how many of them you know well?

17-25 Segment 1: Adventure in the Jungle: The Discovery of the Maya Civilization

We talk to author William Carlsen about the two men who ventured into the jungle and discovered the Mayans.

17-25 Segment 2: Why Wonder Woman Works So Well in 2017

Travis Langley explains how Wonder Woman’s pursuit of the truth, belief in humanity, and inspirational name make her the perfect heroine for now.

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Culture Crash 17-25: Streaming Libraries Secret Strength

We often think about streaming apps as vehicles for a new wave of TV, but streaming also allows us to revisit old shows.

17-24 Segment 2: The Complications of Spelling English

The rules of the English language always seem to have an exception or ten. We explored how the language got so complicated.

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Culture Crash 17-24: Overcoming Franchise Fatigue

It seems like many movies coming out are franchise movies and that can get pretty dull. But the success of Wonder Woman sheds light on one way studios can keep their ‘tent poles’ fresh.

17-23 Segment 1: Beating a Mental Health Crisis: One couple’s journey through the psych ward

One morning without warning, Giulia Lukach experienced a psychotic break. We talk to her husband Mark about the couple's journey.

17-23 Segment 2: Hospice Dogs: How our four-legged friends can help us until the very end

Jon Katz’s dogs do more than just play fetch: they help comfort Hospice patients in their final days

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Culture Crash 17-23: HBO’s The Leftovers: Storytelling on grief

The Leftovers will air its final episode this week on HBO. Though its tough subject matter and study of grief can be overwhelming, it’s a show with a lot to admire and themes worth exploring