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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Ever Wonder About the Sounds a Building Makes?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sound engineer Ryan Schimmenti put it best, "every space has a sound, every sound tells a story." Using high-end equipment he documents and records the "voices" of buildings. There are a lot of those sounds in this piece. But if you want more . . .  

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Dangerous Idea: Universal Recess!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mary Kay Zuravleff's Dangerous Idea?  Universal Recess.  For everyone.  Eight times a day.

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99% Invisible

159- The Calendar

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A month is hardly a unit of measurement. It can start on any day of the week and last anywhere from 28 to 31 days. Sometimes a month is four weeks long, sometimes five, sometimes six. You have to buy a new calendar with new dates every single year.

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The Takeaway

From the Pocket Watch to the Smart Watch: A Short History of Timekeeping

Monday, March 09, 2015

If you're a little tired today, it might be because it's the first Monday after daylight saving time. We trace the history of standardized time and the rise of portable timepieces. 

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BackStory

Roger Ekirch on Segmented Sleep

Friday, March 06, 2015

With the American History Guys

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Listen to Lucy

Why ‘lean in’ if laziness can be just as effective?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Why ‘lean in’ if laziness can be just as effective?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Time Flies When . . .

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

How do we perceive time? Does it move faster as we age? Slower as we fall? Co-host of Radiolab Robert Krulwich explains the science behind it all.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

We Shared A Moment in Time

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

We asked listeners to take photos of the sky at EXACTLY 7:10 a.m. Eastern time yesterday and share it with us. From Port Washington to Madrid to a plane above JFK, this is what they saw.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Take A Photo Of The Sky At 7:10 a.m.

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show is asking listeners to take a photo of the sky at exactly 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, 12/2. Use the hashtag #BLS710. 
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BackStory

Roger Ekirch on Segmented Sleep

Friday, October 31, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Radiolab Edition

Friday, August 29, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin, and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, introduce stories about time, love, and identity.

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Radiolab

The Timekeeper's Things

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On my way to the workshop, I pass a haunted house. It's not October, not even close, so I'm pretty surprised to see scarecrows and plastic skeletons and—is that a hearse? Yes it is. It takes all my strength not to pull into the parking lot for a little off-season ...

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The Takeaway

The Unrealized Dream of the 3-Hour Work Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Economist John Maynard Keynes once predicted that technological innovation would make the U.S. fantastically wealthy and everyone would enjoy far more leisure time. He was right about one part.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: I Dig Your Directionless Fury Edition

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Slate critics Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and David Haglund discuss the unexpectedly gripping real-time car ride movie Locke, the philosophical cartoon hit Adventure Time, and Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval.

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On Being

Maria Tatar — The Great Cauldron of Story: Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again [remix]

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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On Being

[Unedited] Maria Tatar with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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The Takeaway

Who Really Benefits from Daylight Saving Time?

Friday, March 07, 2014

Most Americans will "spring forward" this weekend and lose an hour to daylight saving time. But daylight saving is hardly standardized in the United States, much less the world. In fact, some say it's "madness."

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Radiolab

The Times They Are a-Changin'

Monday, December 30, 2013

At the start of this new year we crack open some fossils, peer back into ancient seas, and look up at lunar skies to find that a year is not quite as fixed as we thought it was.

 

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The Truth

Biological Clock

Friday, December 20, 2013

Adam and Allie would do anything to have a baby. Performed by Tami Sagher, Ed Herbstman, Louis Kornfeld, and Kerry Kastin. Written by Ira Gamerman. Produced and directed by Jonathan Mitchell.

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Transportation Nation

New Highway Along Beltway is Road Less Traveled

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WAMU

The 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia—14 miles of EZ Pass-only toll lanes where HOV-3 vehicles ride free—are still struggling to attract drivers nearly one year after opening. Traffic volume on the new highway is below expectations, according to information reported to the Australian Securities Exchange.

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