17-35 Segment 1: Mate Choice in Fish and Humans

Gil Rosenthal, a Texas A&M biology instructor and author, says we can learn a lot about ourselves by looking to other species in the natural world

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Culture Crash 17-35: Breaking Bad and the Shortcoming of Binge-watching

Breaking Bad is a modern classic of TV, and insanely compelling. But is binge-watching such shows really the best idea or do the best plots take time?

17-34 Segment 1: The Demise of Cash

  Most of us rely on our debit cards, finding it easier to not use cash for transactions, however, the United States Treasury still printed up to 80 billion dollars of paper money last year. Where is all this money going? What is it being used for? In his book The Curse of Cash, Harvard …

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17-34 Segment 2: The Overlooked Importance of College Professors

  When choosing which college to attend, we often consider things like the school’s graduation rate or how successful its graduates are at landing jobs. Georgetown University Professor Jacques Berlinerblau says it’s even more important to examine professors -- what their roles are, how they interact with students, and the involvement in their curriculum. Berlinerblau …

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Culture Crash 17-34: Noah Hawley’s novel “Before the Fall”

  Noah Hawley is the man behind the TV shows “Fargo” and “Legion.” He also writes novels and his latest, “Before the Fall,” is a mystery thriller that has been winning awards and demands to be read. Stay in the loop! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook! Subscribe and review on iTunes!

17-33 Segment 1: Pregnancy Behind Bars

  Thousands of pregnant women pass through our prison system each year. What happens to these ladies when they need the most medical care? We talk with Carolyn Sufrin who describes her experience as an OBGYN for California prison inmates in her book Jailcare: Finding the safety net for women behind bars. Incarcerated Americans are …

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17-33 Segment 2: The Struggles of Co-Parenting and Tips on Overcoming Them

  Currently, about forty percent of marriages end in divorce. Partners typically go through tedious amounts of negotiation over the division of their assets and property, and eventually decide on a fair agreement. Unfortunately, couples with children must also choose the terms of custody, including which parent the children will live with, how often the …

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Culture Crash 17-33: Filmmaking the old-fashioned way

The digital revolution has changed much of the world around us, including the movies we watch. We explore the virtues of filmmaking the old-fashioned way: on film. Stay in the loop! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook! Subscribe and review on iTunes!

17-32 Segment 1: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

Our guests discuss the fear of public speaking and offer advice on how to create, prepare for and deliver a speech with confidence.

17-32 Segment 2: The Mysterious World of Plants

We discuss the unusual side of gardening and find out about some very interesting plants, how they have been used as hallucinogens, medicines, or tourist attractions.

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Culture Crash 17-32: Amazon’s “Catastrophe”

  Emmy nominations always bring with them some disappointing snubs. With only one nomination, the show Catastrophe has largely been overlooked this year. We explore what makes the series special.   Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens …

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