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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
We asked NPR's audience to share their late bloomer stories. From Antarctic scientists to zookeepers to children's book authors, there are a lot of late-in-life adventurers out there.
Friday, November 18, 2022
We asked you: Do you consider yourself a late bloomer?
Friday, October 28, 2022
Milestones don't always follow the schedule we imagine for our lives. If you bloomed later in life, we want to hear your story.
Friday, October 21, 2022
Pangolins are shy, nocturnal creatures covered in scales. They're also the most trafficked animal in the world. Intelligence expert Sarah Stoner explains how her team disrupts wildlife trafficking.
Friday, October 07, 2022
Have you brushed your teeth today? Or gotten a shot recently? As tribologist Jennifer Vail explains, these mundane activities are among the many in our daily lives that are made possible by friction.
Friday, August 26, 2022
Fashion designer Gala Marija Vrbanic creates digital clothes that defy physics and outshine superheroes' wardrobes. Vrbanic says the future of AR and VR will change how we express our identities.
Friday, July 15, 2022
Insects experience the world very differently from humans--but they still have a lot to teach us. Behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk explores what insects can teach us about sex and sexuality.
Friday, June 03, 2022
Can humor help us learn about the world? Science writer and comedian Kasha Patel thinks so. She applies the scientific method to stand-up comedy, and uses humor to teach science.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Manufacturers intentionally make their products hard to fix. Right-to-repair advocate Gay Gordon-Byrne fights for laws to stop companies from monopolizing repairs and let people fix their own stuff.
Friday, April 29, 2022
Organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says we often associate leadership with the wrong traits. That's why Patrice Gordon was so surprised by an unusual opportunity: to mentor her CEO.
Friday, April 08, 2022
What information is missing from our family narratives? For transracial adoptee Sara Jones, her Korean cultural roots were hidden until she sought answers on her own.
Friday, March 11, 2022
The largest predator in history was bigger than a T. Rex and longer than a school bus. And it swam. Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim shares his quest to uncover the Spinosaurus.
Friday, February 11, 2022
We might think of activism as far from playful. That's not the case for "playtivist" Yana Buhrer Tavanier. Her incubator lab, Fine Acts, encourages whimsical solutions for social change.
Friday, January 21, 2022
Fiction can serve as a window into multiple realities--to imagine different futures or understand our own past. This hour, author Dave Eggers talks tech, education, and the healing power of writing.
Friday, December 03, 2021
Former GOP congressman Bob Inglis used to believe climate change wasn't real. But after a candid conversation with his children and a hard look at the evidence, he began to change his mind.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
NPR's TED Radio Hour wants to hear about something you've changed your view on. It could be something as small as a food preference or as big as a political view.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Anyone can have a big idea. But how do those big ideas come to fruition and grow? Director of the TED Fellows program Shoham Arad walks us through several speakers who turned a spark into a movement.
Friday, October 01, 2021
Norwegian social worker Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug always loved nature. Watching the destruction of habitats and Norway's exploitation of oil sent him into a deep depression. But he has since found hope.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Jason Reynolds is an award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. This hour, Jason speaks with Manoush about reaching kids through stories that let them feel understood.
Friday, July 30, 2021
This hour, journalist Saleem Reshamwala gives us a tour of surprising people and places — Lima, Nairobi, and prehistoric New Jersey — to inspire new perspectives on travel and cultures.