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.