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Selected Shorts: About Time

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich join guest host Jane Curtin for a trio of stories about time, love, and identity.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Luhrmania Edition

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," Marc Maron's new IFC series "Maron" with David Haglund and get to the bottom of Time Magazine's Millennials trend piece.

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On Being

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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

Maria Tatar with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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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Radiolab

Speed

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The inhumanly fast world of high-speed trading, an excruciatingly slow experiment, and a physicist plays Zeus.

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Listen to Lucy

Time-wasting tips have wasted my time

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Time-wasting tips have wasted my time

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Radiolab

What a Slinky Knows

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Hey kids," said physicist Tadashi Tokieda, "Wanna see a magic trick?" He pulled out a Slinky and did something that amazed the kids, & their dad Steve Strogatz. Steve, along with Neil deGrasse Tyson, explains what the gravity-defying Slinky trick reveals about the nature of all things great and small (including us).

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Tasty Medieval Cockentrice Edition

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the re-release of Singin' in the Rain and its place in film history, Time Machine Chefs and food-centric reality TV, and the debate over whether critics should be more critical.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Timepieces

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, I Want My Happy Ending Edition

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner wrap their brains around physicist Brian Greene’s new Nova television series The Fabric of the Cosmos. Next, they discuss the new fairy-tale inspired television

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The Takeaway

Brian Greene on 'The Fabric of the Cosmos'

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Have you ever wondered why we see time move forward, but never backward? Are you uncertain about how time and space relate to each other? Do you wonder if there are other universes out there that are similar to our own? If so, you’re not alone. Physicist and bestselling author Brian Greene has been delving into these questions his whole life.

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Studio 360

Science Meets Culture. Science Loses.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Last spring, a young guy at the checkout counter was being friendly. “Who do you like,' he said, 'Boston or L.A?” It took me a minute. In order to be sociable, I didn’t tell him the truth, which is that I have zero interest in the NBA. Instead, I picked . . . um . . . one of them. With enthusiasm!

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Radiolab

Beyond Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fighting the inevitable march of time -- or at least the common sense view of it.

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Radiolab

A Simpler Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Have you ever wished you could time travel, like in the movies? Artist Terry Wilcox asks us to imagine 1,594 years into the future, when his sculptural clock will chime. A particle accelerator jockey at Brookhaven National Laboratory takes us 45 feet away from the beginning of time. And Swedish ...

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Radiolab

No Special Now

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's not only artists who rebel against time, many physicists too take issue with our standard notion of clock time. Some even deny time exists at all. Blame Einstein. We peer into Pandora's box of post-Einsteinian physics with Brian Greene, Michio Kaku and Lisa ...

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Radiolab

Mojave Road

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Finally, producer Ben Adair takes us on a tour of the Mojave desert and, in the process, confronts his own brevity in the face of geological time.

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Radiolab

Ruled By Time

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The self-declared Independent State of Trolheim does not recognize GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Jay Griffiths argues that the question of what time it is in inextricably bound up with issues of power and politics. And we'll hear a piece from producer Aaron Ximm on the experience of listening to Beethoven's ...

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Radiolab

Time

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The strange, subjective nature of time -- from a sped-up spin through childhood, to a really, really slowed-down Beethoven symphony. 

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Studio 360

Cinematic Time

Saturday, October 12, 2002

In the movies, a single cut can jump several decades. Bullets stop and linger onscreen. What do those leaps in cinematic time reveal about our own, daily experience? Three film critics dissect how directors have twisted time in recent movies.

(Originally aired: May 16, 2002)

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Studio 360

DJ Screw Plays with Time

Saturday, October 12, 2002

In the 1990s, Houston-based DJ Screw took popular hip-hop mixes and slowed them down to half their playing speed. The resulting sound has cast a spell over Texas.

(Originally aired: May 16, 2002)

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