Friday, April 17, 2015
The astrophysicist and host of National Geographic Channel's 'StarTalk' answers questions about the cosmos, like "Does a black hole look like a black hole?"
Friday, April 10, 2015
Members of The Sweet Adelines and the Lustre Quartet join us for this week's Please Explain, which is all about barbershop quartets!
Friday, March 13, 2015
Daily life once ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Banks closed, schools canceled classes, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show.
Friday, February 20, 2015
The story of cotton is tied to the story of modern capitalism, a constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners.
Friday, February 13, 2015
As Valentine's Day is right around the corner, this week's Please Explain segment is all about a common, but perhaps unfortunate feeling that can creep in around this time: shame.
Friday, February 06, 2015
Renowned neuroscientist David J. Linden joins us for Please Explain: Touch!
Friday, January 30, 2015
We can land a spacecraft on the frigid surface of a comet, but why can't we accurately predict snowfall?
Friday, January 02, 2015
In time for New Years resolution-making (and keeping), Charles Duhigg will explain habits, why we form them, and how we can break them.
Friday, December 12, 2014
On this week's Please Explain, we dig into the history of grand juries and trial juries, and ask if the structure of the jury system influences court cases.
Friday, December 05, 2014
In this week's Please Explain, we learn about the history of ballet with the Director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU and the Artistic Director at ABT.
Friday, November 21, 2014
An MIT Professor and the Director of the Center for SETI Research, tell us all about how astronomers look for extraterrestrial life and other planets like earth in the universe.