17-44 Segment 1: Stutters, Stammers, and Vocal Blunders

If you’ve had to speak in public, you know the nerves that come with public speaking. We explore where vocal blunders come from and what they might mean.

17-44 Segment 2: American Borders: How our states got their shapes

There are 48 states in the continental United States some have borders that make a lot of sense while many others do not. We talk to writer Mark Stein about how that came to be.

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Culture Crash 17-44: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and John Green’s “Turtles All The Way Down”

John Green's latest book, Turtles All The Way Down chronicles the life of a teen with OCD. The book offers a great story and pulls back the curtain on a misunderstood mental disorder.

17-43 Segment 1: Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease

As we get older, we all will suffer from some memory loss. The question becomes what memory loss is a normal byproduct of getting older and when is it a sign of a larger problem

17-43 Segment 2: Narcissism: The manipulative, selfish disorder

We talk about narcissism and tips for people who feel they’re drowning in the orbit of a true narcissist.

Culture Crash 17-43: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel worth watching at the theater, but there is some confusion about how best to see its predecessor, Blade Runner.

17-42 Segment 2: The Appeal of Time Travel Stories

What is it about time travel stories that draws us in and keeps us compelled all these years later? We talk to pop culture psychologist Dr. Travis Langley.

17-42 Segment 1: The Vital Role of Pre-Kindergarten

We explore the importance of high-quality pre-k schooling, and tips for parents on how to spot a good program from a bad one.

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Culture Crash 17-42: James Cameron’s Avatar Franchise and the Billion-Dollar Question

Avatar smashed box office records worldwide, eight years later four sequels are being produced but does that past success mean audiences crave more from the land of Pandora?

17-41 Segment 1: Mythology and Fairy Tales, Good and Evil

Author Soman Chainani talks about a new entry into the catalogue of mythology and his attempt to course-correct the lessons more modern stories have been teaching our children.

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Culture Crash 17-41: Netflix’s Mindhunter

This Friday the 13th comes in October. We discuss what to watch on the spookiest day of the year and explore Netflix’s upcoming psychological thriller series “Mindhunter.”

17-40 Segment 1: Unconventional Vacation Destinations

Author Dylan Thuras talks about a few of the places you probably never heard about but which offer unique vacation experiences, educational opportunities and a lot of fun.

17-40 Segment 2: Non-Traditional Students

College is thought of as a ticket to a better life. Non-traditional students- those who go to college later in life- can face an uphill battle to obtain that ticket.

Culture Crash 17-40: Peak TV and the Battle for Streaming Supremacy

One thing this year’s Emmys ceremony made very clear: Peak TV isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.