Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer, discusses making sudden, instinctive judgments, as written about in his new book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He is joined by Emmy-winning reporter Robert Krulwich, who covers scientific phenomena for ABC's Nightline and PBS's Nova.
Steve Wozniak is the founder and CEO of Apple Computer, Inc. In an interview conducted by Robert Krulwich, a correspondent for NPR¿s Science Desk, Wozniak shares his early experiences with engineering, discusses his career dreams of working for Hewlett Packard and his fascination with circuitry and computer design, while reflecting with humor and insight about the friends and colleagues who encouraged and challenged him along the fascinating road to success.
Alexis and Elliott take a closer look at the man many consider to be one of the country's worst presidents, #29 — Warren G. Harding. They talk with The New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, former Nixon counsel John Dean, and enlist the help of comedian Paula Poundstone, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich, and others, to bring Harding's raunchiest scandal to life.
When people are dying and you can only save some, how do you choose? What happens, what should happen, when humans are forced to play god? Playing God
Today's story is a mystery, shockingly hot, and vanishingly tiny.
No matter what sport you play, the object of the game is to win. And that’s hard enough to do. But we found a match where four top athletes...
A new discovery: prodding the brain with light, a group of scientists were able to turn back on a part of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease...
On this episode of More Perfect, the Supreme Court ruling that was supposed to prevent race-based jury selection...
In our first-ever election special, we set off to find a single vote that made a difference. One Vote
Tuck your napkin under your chin. We’re about to serve up a tale of love, loss, and lamb chops.
In 2014 the town of Seneca, Nebraska was so deeply divided that they weighed their own self-destruction. Seneca, Nebraska
In a recent breakthrough, researchers grew human embryos longer than ever before, witnessing a mysterious part of human development...
An update on Ross McNutt and his superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash....
In today’s episode, we meet a young woman from Texas, born and raised, who can’t prove that she exists. The Girl Who Doesn't Exist
Forests feel like a place of great stillness but dig deeper and there’s a hidden world beneath your feet as busy and complicated as a city. From Tree to Shining Tree
David Weinberg was stuck. He had been kicked out of college, was cleaning toilets by day, delivering pizzas by night and spending his weekends in jail. Then one night he heard a story on the radio and got it in his head that maybe he too could make a great radio story
Last week, the court decided one of this term’s blockbuster cases — a case that could affect the future of affirmative action in this country.
On this episode, the case that pushed one Supreme Court justice to a nervous breakdown, brought a boiling feud to a head, and changed the course of the Supreme Court forever.
How does an elite group of nine people shape everything from marriage and money, to safety and sex for an entire nation?
In 1973, a massive manhunt in New York's Adirondack Mountains ended when police captured a man named Robert Garrow. And that’s when this story really gets started.