Peter Breslow

Peter Breslow appears in the following:

The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants

Sunday, April 18, 2021

A new study of Indian jumping ants shows they have the ability to shrink and expand their brains — a first for any insect.


In 'Beeswing,' Richard Thompson Revisits A Big Life Just Shy Of The Mainstream

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Richard Thompson, a British musician who somehow avoided pop stardom throughout his career, has just written about his early days in a new memoir called Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice.


Go Back In Time To The Last Appearance Of The Brood X Cicadas

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Back in 2004, the last time that the Brood X cicadas emerged in Washington D.C., NPR's Peter Breslow recorded his four-year-old twin daughters amidst the din in his backyard.


People Are Stealing Legos. Here's Why

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Lego theft may be on the rise, with French police investigating an international ring of alleged Lego thieves. Lego expert Gerben van IJken says there could be a Lego black market.


Pandemic Inspires More Than 1,200 New German Words

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Germans have a knack for stringing lots of words together to create new words. From Mundschutzmode to Coronamutationsgebiet, the pandemic has spawned a plethora of them.


In Defense Of The Pet Snail

Saturday, November 28, 2020

For those who can't adopt a furry friend for a pet — perhaps due to space, allergies or schedules — might we recommend an alternative: Snails. No, really. Hear us out.


'The Last Shall Be First': A Lost Chapter Of Gospel, Saved From Extinction

Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Last Shall Be First: The JCR Records Story, Vol. 1 is a collection of gospel music first recorded in 1970s Memphis and released for the first time after years spent tracking down master tapes.


'The Last Shall Be First' Gives A Second Life To Gospel Performances

Sunday, November 22, 2020

There is a new collection of old gospel music first recorded by two small labels in Memphis back in the 1970's. It's called The Last Shall be First, and we take a look at how it came together.


Don Bryant Discusses New Album, Marriage and Love

Saturday, June 20, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with longtime soul singer Don Bryant about his new album You Make Me Feel.


Zeshan B On 'Melismatic' And Creating Music That Champions Brown Power

Sunday, June 07, 2020

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with singer Zeshan Bagewadi about his new album Melismatic, solidarity between communities of color and the link between the sounds of soul and Indo-Pakistani music.


Doctors Race For Answers As Kids Fight Rare Inflammatory Syndrome Tied To Coronavirus

Sunday, June 07, 2020

While early research suggests the condition is rare, experts are still racing to answer even the most basic questions about the illness — such as why some children are more susceptible than others.


From Ella Fitzgerald To John Boutté: Jazz Festing In Place Presents Archival Audio

Saturday, May 02, 2020

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and WWOZ will stream of some of the greatest performances in Jazz Fest history this weekend.


After 60 Years, Sergio Mendes Is Still Writing Songs 'In The Key Of Joy'

Sunday, March 01, 2020

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with the bossa nova pioneer about his sweeping career and his newest album, which includes features from longtime collaborators and new guests, like Common.


On Their Latest Album, The Haden Triplets Sing 'The Family Songbook'

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The daughters of accomplished upright bassist Charlie Haden have reached back even further for inspiration on their latest album, drawing influence from the country roots of their grandfather.


A New Way To Calculate Your Dog's Age

Saturday, December 07, 2019

The old way to think about your dog's "human age" — the age in actual years times seven — is wrong. Researchers looked at aging on the molecular level.


'A Tribute To Mose Allison' Celebrates The Music Of An Exciting Jazz Master

Sunday, December 01, 2019

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with musician Bonnie Raitt and Amy Allison about the new album, If You're Going to the City: A Tribute to Mose Allison.


On A Tom Waits Covers Album, Women Transform A Classic Catalog

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Allison Moorer and producer Warren Zanes discuss making the tribute record Come On Up To the House, which also features Aimee Mann, Rosanne Cash and Phoebe Bridgers.


Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Written on four tablets, three of which date back no later than 1730 B.C., the recipes are considered to be the oldest known. And they taste pretty good, says a scholar who re-created them.


Remembering Henry 'Gip' Gipson

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Musician Henry "Gip" Gipson died this week. He ran a legendary blues juke joint in Bessemer, Ala.


The Gulf Of Maine Is Warming, And Its Whales Are Disappearing

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Waters off the coast of Maine are warming faster than 99 percent of the world's oceans. That's forcing whales northward in pursuit of prey, threatening some of their already dwindling populations.