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The Brian Lehrer Show

Date My Professor

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Listeners weigh in on Harvard University's ban any relationship that could create bias based on "unequal status" between undergraduates and professors.

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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio: Women Are Not Men

Monday, June 16, 2014

Women are different from men, by a lot, in some key areas. For example, the data show that women don’t: drown, edit Wikipedia, commit crime, or file patents at anywhere near the same rate as men do. How else are women different? They have made significant economic gains over the past 30 years and yet they are less happy now.

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On Being

Ellen Langer — Science of Mindlessness and Mindfulness

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Ellen Langer with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Pipedreams

From Harvard Yard

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Pipedreams makes a visit to Harvard's Memorial Church to hear the new gallery organ by C. B. Fisk, the renewed 1930 Skinner organ in Appleton Chapel, and some historic resonances of instruments from the past.

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On The Media

That Bomb-Hoaxing Harvard Student Was Using Tor, But They Caught Him Anyway

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kim sent the threatening emails using a Tor browser, which anonymizes your web browsing, paired with an anonymous email program called Guerilla Mail. That actually could have been enough to protect his identity, except that he did all of this on Harvard's wireless internet

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Listen to Lucy

Nine valuable lessons from rubbish jobs

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nine valuable lessons from rubbish jobs

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gender and Class at Harvard Business School

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jodi Kantor, New York Times Washington correspondent and the author of The Obamas, discusses her reporting on efforts to level the playing field for women at Harvard Business School and the response from some readers that class divides students more than gender. She also discusses her reporting on the role of gender in the 2013 New York City mayoral primary and Christine Quinn's third-place finish.

 

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Listen to Lucy

Bad is the new good – except that it isn’t

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Bad is the new good – except that it isn’t

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The Takeaway

'Triumphs of Experience': Studying the Happy Life

Friday, November 30, 2012

Between 1939 and 1944, more than 200 Harvard students – all "physically and mentally healthy" men – were recruited to participate in a study. The 200-some odd students had the privilege of being tracked by Harvard Medical School for the rest of their lives. Dr. George Vaillaint, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of "Triumphs of Experience" has been overseeing the study since his early 30s. He set out to discover what predicts a happy life.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight Edition

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, John Dickerson, John Swansburg, and Farhad Manjoo discuss Bob Dylan's new album "Tempest," the 20th anniversary of the film "Sneakers", and a cheating scandal at Harvard.

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The Takeaway

Son of Bo Xilai Disappears from Harvard

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The son of Bo Xilai, who attends Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts, has gone missing. This latest development comes after Xilai was ousted from the Communist Party's inner circle and his wife implicated in the murder of a British businessman. We're joined by Evan Osnos, a writer for the New Yorker.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Helping Out

Sunday, March 04, 2012

“Help”, wanted, unwanted, sought, and refused, is the topic of today’s two stories; one focusing on present-day Haiti and one from an American master.

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The Takeaway

Physicists Await Glimpse of 'God Particle'

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Near Geneva, Switzerland scientists from the European Center for Nuclear Research are scheduled to present preliminary evidence in their search to find the Higgs boson particle, commonly known as the "God particle." Proving its existence would validate the leading theory of particle physics.

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Schoolbook

At Dalton, a Student Survey Reveals Dual Identities

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

According to a survey, Dalton students strive to embody the qualities of confidence, friendliness and intelligence, but tend to associate their classmates, and their high-priced education itself, with competitiveness and ambition.

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The Takeaway

Skeleton in Harvard's Closet Comes to Light in 'Unnatural Acts'

Monday, July 11, 2011

In 2002, a Harvard University sophomore found evidence in the university's archives of a court that sough out and punished gay students. This scandal is the backdrop for "Unnatural Acts," a new play at the Classic Stage Company in New York. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a Movie: "The Social Network"

Monday, October 04, 2010

Dana Stevens, film critic for Slate.com, discusses "The Social Network," the controversial new film about the founding of Facebook by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg; and Baratunde Thurston, comedian and digital director of The Onion, offers his insight into the world of Harvard and social media.

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The Takeaway

Author Scott Turow on Elena Kagan

Friday, July 02, 2010

Scott Turow, legal scholar and author of classics like "Presumed Innocent," and "One L," is well-versed in the culture of Harvard Law, and met Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan while at Harvard. He shares with us his own insights into what kind of justice the former Harvard Law School Dean might make.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Elif Batuman on Harvard's bells

Monday, April 20, 2009

Elif Batuman on the return of Harvard's bells to Russia.

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On Being

Greg Epstein — Exploring a New Humanism [remix]

Thursday, March 27, 2008

In a recent Pew poll, 16 percent of Americans identified themselves as "unaffiliated" — atheist, agnostic, or most prominently "nothing in particular." Greg Epstein, a Humanist chaplain at Harvard, described himself that way until he discovered the tradit

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