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Radiolab

Cut and Run

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kenyans have long-dominated long-distance running; breaking records, winning Olympic medals, and stupefying sports gurus along the way. So what is it that makes Kenyans so darn fast?

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99% Invisible

119- Feet of Engineering

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

As a fashion object and symbol, the high heel shoe is weighted with meaning. It’s also weighted with the wearer’s entire body weight. The stiletto might be one of the only designs that is physically painful but has somehow has persisted for centuries.

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Radiolab

Cut and Run

Friday, November 01, 2013

Legions of athletes, sports gurus, and scientists have tried to figure out why Kenyans dominate long-distance running. In this short, we stumble across a surprising, and sort of terrifying, explanation.

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Listen to Lucy

Distraction beats doctors for back pain relief

Monday, October 21, 2013

Distraction beats doctors for back pain relief

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Radiolab

Plotting a Pain Scale

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pain is a fundamental part of life, and often a very lonely part. Doctors want to understand their patients' pain, and we all want to understand the suffering of our loved ones. But pinning down another person's hurt is a slippery business. Is your relentless lower back pain more or ...

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Radiolab

Known Unknowns

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stories of trying to chart the unknown, by measuring and making sense of things just beyond our grasp.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Pain

Friday, June 14, 2013

This week we’ll explore how the body perceives pain—what causes it, how it affects us, and how to treat it. We're joined by Dr. Denise Chou, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Columbia University Headache and Facial Pain Center; and Dr. Jing Wang, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, NYU School of Medicine, and director of research and education at NYU Langone’s Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: ...but Mostly Pain Edition

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Slate's Stephen Metcalf, June Thomas and Dana Stevens discuss Michael Bay's latest film "Pain and Gain," talk about morning TV with the New York Times' Brian Stelter, and ponder the Amazon's new TV show pilots.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chemical Weapons in Syria?; Headaches; Ramapo Tensions

Friday, April 26, 2013

There are varying reports about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. Justin Vogt of Foreign Affairs talks about what it could mean for US involvement in the conflict there. Plus: Amy Hall, director of social consciousness for Eileen Fisher, talks about the designer’s mission; tensions between the Hasidim and the immigrant community in Ramapo; what can be learned from Third World experiences; and one writer’s story of a never-ending headache and what she learned about that kind of pain.

Soundcheck

Hyperacusis: When Hearing Hurts

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Writer Joyce Cohen tells us about a condition called hyperacusis, which is characterized by an extreme sensitivity to sound. 

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: Death, But Softly

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NPR

It was 1569, or maybe early 1570, when it happened: A young French gentleman was out for a ride with his workers, all of them on horseback, when suddenly, "like a thunderbolt," he felt something thick and fleshy slam him from behind. (It was an overzealous, galloping assistant who couldn't stop in time.) Michel de Montaigne's horse crumbled, he went flying up, then down, he crashed to the ground. Then things went black.

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Radiolab

Inside "Ouch!"

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pain is a fundamental part of life, and often a very lonely part. Doctors want to understand their patients' pain, and we all want to understand the suffering of our friends, relatives, or spouses. But pinning down another person's hurt is a slippery business. 

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Radiolab

Loops

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The surprising ways that loops steer… and sometimes derail… our lives.

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On Being

Eckhart Tolle — The Power of Now [remix]

Thursday, October 08, 2009

One of today's most influential spiritual teachers shares his youthful experience of depression and despair — suffering that led him to his own spiritual breakthrough, and ultimately, freedom and peace of mind. He also explicates his view of what he calls

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On Being

[Unedited] Eckhart Tolle With Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 08, 2009

One of today's most influential spiritual teachers shares his youthful experience of depression and despair — suffering that led him to his own spiritual breakthrough, and ultimately, freedom and peace of mind. He also explicates his view of what he calls

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Radiolab

Take a deep breath -- hold it -- now exhale

Monday, April 09, 2007

We can’t control stress, but what we can do is understand it. Neuropsychologist Dr. Kamran Fallahpour let’s us listen to the sound of our own stress (a sort of a high pitched whine). His theory is that if you can hear your stress you can control it. Not ...

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