17-08 Segment 1: The Funny Side of Philosophy

Authors Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein authors join the show to tell stories, crack jokes, and clarify some of the big ideas of philosophy.

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17-08 Segment 2: Civil Rights History: The March Against Fear

In 1966, Civil Rights pioneer James Meredith set out on The March Against Fear, we talk to historian Ann Bausum about the history and impact of the march.

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17-07 Segment 1: Lessons on the Pursuit of Happiness

Douglas Abrams shares the joy practices and little things that the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu do daily to experience joy regularly.

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17-07 Segment 2: Empowering Your Community to Create Change

Sarah Van Gelder, co-founder of Yes! Magazine, crossed America to see how change is being made at the local level and found examples of community involvement solving big problems

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17-06 Segment 1: History, Not Precedent: America’s Internment Camps

Photo historian Richard Cahan talks about the history of the Japanese internment camps, and why we should look at them as a cautionary tale not as precedent.

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17-06 Segment 2: The Craft and Responsibility of Writing Books for Young Readers

Two authors, one for children and one for young adults, discuss juggling their desire to entertain with the necessity of teaching young people about tough topics.

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17-05 Segment 1: The State of American Cities

We talk about the role cities play in our culture, about the problems facing our cities and ideas on how we can fix them.

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17-05 Segment 2: The Stories Behind Nursery Rhymes

We talk to a librarian and author about where nursery rhymes came from and how they were used before they ended up in Mother Goose books.

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17-04 Segment 1: The Art of Quitting

Many people remain in bad situations because they are afraid to quit their job, but careful planning can ease the anxiety that often follows.

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17-04 Segment 2: Unleashing Your Creativity

It’s a common goal to get back to the creative passions in the new year. Two experts give tips on how to over come obstacles and finish your masterpiece.


17-03 Segment 1: The Precarious Position of African-American Republicans

Author Corey Fields explains what motivates black Republicans and how they’re treated both at home and within their party.

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17-03 Segment 2: Digital Independence

Our guest, Christina Cook, took a 31-day vacation from the Internet and learned how online life needs to be balanced with face-to-face communications and relaxation.

17-02 Segment 1: Uniquely Jazz: Sheila Jordan

With “La La Land” tapping into theaters and a strong contender for this year’s Oscars, we wanted to re-visit one of the quintessential American art forms: jazz.

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17-02 Segment 2: Fighting Fair and Productively

We talk to two experts on conflict about how to make disagreements with anyone, from your work life to your home life, into a more peaceful, enlightening experience.

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17-01 Segment 1: Solving crimes with new technology

With new gadgets and programs being invented every day, the technologies used in solving crimes are changing constantly.

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17-01 Segment 2: What we love about time travel

We talk to Dr. Travis Langley to uncover what lies underneath the fantasy we’ve all indulged from time to time: traveling backwards and forwards through time.

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16-52 Segment 1: Dealing With Holiday Stress

Two stress specialists provide tips and tricks to help you calm down a bit during this hectic time of year and also prevent undue stress at other times.

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16-52 Segment 2: Internet Privacy

We talk to a journalist who has tried to erase her digital footprint, and an attorney who deals with online privacy about protecting your person information online.

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16-51 Segment 1: Christmas at the Battle of the Bulge

Stanley Weintraub talks about one Christmas, in 1944, when American soldiers spent a freezing holiday fighting for their lives against during the Battle of the Bulge

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16-51 Segment 2: Using The Voices in Your Head

Experts tell us the “voices in your head” can be used to talk to, and about, yourself in a healthy, productive way.