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Scott Atran — Demonstrations, Hopes, and Dreams [remix]

Thursday, February 10, 2011

We make deeper sense of the human dynamics unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa. Anthropologist Scott Atran offers bracing context on the promise of this moment and the response it asks from the watching world.

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On Being

[Unedited] Scott Atran with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 10, 2011

We make deeper sense of the human dynamics unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa. Anthropologist Scott Atran offers bracing context on the promise of this moment and the response it asks from the watching world.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Many Friends Do You Really Need?

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Many people have hundreds, if not thousands of 'friends' on social networks like Facebook. But do they all really count? Robin Dunbar, director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford and author of How Many Friends Does One Person Need?, discusses the theory of Dunbar's Number, which states that the maximum number of stable relationships one person can have is 150.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthropology: Science or Humanity?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The American Anthropological Association has stirred controversy by removing the word "science" from its long-term mission statement. Peter Peregrine, president of the Society for Anthropological Sciences, and Hugh Gusterson, executive boardmember of the American Antrhopological Association, discuss the decision, which has highlighted divisions between science-oriented anthropologists and those more focused on the humanities.

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On Being

Mercedes Doretti — Laying the Dead to Rest [remix]

Thursday, April 15, 2010

With an Argentinean scientist, we explore the human landscape of forensic sciences and its emergence as a tool for human rights. Doretti has unearthed bones and stories of the dead and "the disappeared" in more than 30 countries, including victims of Arge

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[Unedited] Mercedes Doretti with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 15, 2010

With an Argentinean scientist, we explore the human landscape of forensic sciences and its emergence as a tool for human rights. Doretti has unearthed bones and stories of the dead and "the disappeared" in more than 30 countries, including victims of Arge

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On Being

Mary Doria Russell — The Novelist as God [remix]

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Our guest has grappled with large moral and religious questions on and off the page. We discover what she discerned -- in the act of creating a new universe -- about God and about dilemmas of evil, doubt, and free will. The ultimate moral of any life and

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On Being

[Unedited] Mary Doria Russell With Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Our guest has grappled with large moral and religious questions on and off the page. We discover what she discerned -- in the act of creating a new universe -- about God and about dilemmas of evil, doubt, and free will. The ultimate moral of any life and

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WNYC News

Illegal Organ Trafficking

Friday, July 24, 2009

Along with the various public officials and religious leaders arrested yesterday, 58-year-old Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of Brooklyn was charged with trying to arrange a kidney donation for $160,000. Anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes has investigated the illegal organ racket for almost a decade. She talks to Brian about how she blew the ...

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The Takeaway

Cooking Up A New Theory Of Human Evolution

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

To answer what makes us human has long been a scientific quest. It’s one that Dr. Richard Wrangham has been wrestling with since the 1970’s, when he started his career, observing chimps with Dr. Jane Goodall. Then about 10 years ago, while sitting in front of his own fireplace, a theory of human evolution came to him. It’s one that he lays out in his new book: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human. Richard Wrangham is the Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. He joins The Takeaway with his take on human evolution.

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The Takeaway

Predictably Irrational: The psychology of bankers and borrowers

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Dan Ariely believes one reason people oppose the government's Wall Street bailout plan is that they want revenge on the companies that helped lead the nation into this economic turmoil.

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The Takeaway

Baby-led weaning: When your baby skips the puree and feeds himself

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"Baby-led weaning" is about skipping the baby food and letting your infant feed himself. The Takeaway talks to Helen Stewart, who blogs about baby-led weaning and to Keith Dixon, the father of an infant who eats everything he does — in mashed up form.

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The Takeaway

Deep in the Amazon, evangelical missionaries fight a custom of killing babies

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

In the Amazon, some native tribes are burying their babies alive if they are born with birth defects — defects that can often be treated with modern medicine. Evangelical Christian missionaries have launched a campaign against the practice, and Brazilian politicians are getting caught in the middle. ABC Correspondent Dan Harris has been deep in the Amazon investigating the debate.

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The Takeaway

Home Alone: What parents go through when kids go off to school

Monday, September 01, 2008

Hundreds of thousands of parents are flooding college campuses, decorating dorm rooms, eating lunch at the student union and driving back to an emptier home-- for the first time. To talk through the mix of emotions that parents are experiencing, and the best way to prepare for this life-changing event, we turn to family psychiatrist Alan Manevitz. And for context we check in with Sandra Markt-Reardon. She’s just driven her last kid off to college.

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The Takeaway

Photographs reveal an Amazonian tribe put at risk by illegal logging

Friday, May 30, 2008

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The Takeaway

Monarchy downgrade in Nepal: Life off of the throne

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Nepalese government declared its country a republic Wednesday, abolishing its once revered monarchy. The Takeaway looks at what could happen to the royals as they join the common folk.

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The Takeaway

More with Stephen Dubner on the beauty premium

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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The Takeaway

Stephen Dubner on the beauty premium

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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The Takeaway

Join the discussion about "The Beauty Premium"... Do better looking people do better in life?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

There's a premium on beauty. And it's not just social, it's economic. Some people can earn more because they have better teeth. Others earn more because they are taller. What's your experience? Join the discussion by clicking "get in the mix", by emailing mytake@thetakeaway.org, or by calling our SpinVox line at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE. And tune in Tuesday morning for Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner's assessment.

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The Takeaway

Presidential Hot-or-Not: Would you pick these presidents over their vice presidents based on looks?

Monday, May 26, 2008

You'll see five pairs of portraits — one president and one vice president. Click on the one you think is the most attractive and we'll tell you if you picked the president. You do know your presidents, don't you?
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