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    • Update: CRISPR

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 49 mins
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    It's been almost two years since we learned about CRISPR, a ninja-assassin-meets-DNA-editing-tool that has been billed as one of the most powerful...

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    • Playing God

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    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

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    • Radiolab Presents: On the Media: Busted, America's Poverty Myths

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, Brooke Gladstone
    • Length: 33 mins
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    On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone tells Jad and Robert about a project they launched to look at the tales we tell when we talk about poverty.

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    • Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - The Imperfect Plaintiffs

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    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.

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    • David and the Wire

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 31 mins
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    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

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    • Stranger in Paradise

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Today we travel from the storage rooms of the Smithsonian to the sandy beaches of Guadeloupe.

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    • Radiolab Presents: Ponzi Supernova

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Madoff speaks. Investigating the world's largest con with the team behind Audible's PonziSupernova. Radiolab Presents: Ponzi Supernova.

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    • The Girl Who Doesn't Exist

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, Alecia Faith Pennington
    • Length: 33 mins
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    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

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    • Shots Fired: Part 1

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, Ben Montgomery
    • Length: 55 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] We join Ben Montgomery, a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, as he looks at every person killed or injured by Florida police over six years.

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    • Lose Lose

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, Latif Nasser
    • Length: 24 mins
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    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...

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    • The Primitive Streak

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, Molly Webster
    • Length: 29 mins
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    In a recent breakthrough, researchers grew human embryos longer than ever before, witnessing a mysterious part of human development...

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    • Shots Fired: Part 2

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 26 mins
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     A couple years ago, Ben Montgomery, reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, started emailing every police station in Florida. 

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    • Seneca, Nebraska

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, Simon Adler
    • Length: 29 mins
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    In 2014 the town of Seneca, Nebraska was so deeply divided that they weighed their own self-destruction. Seneca, Nebraska

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    • From Tree to Shining Tree

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 32 mins
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    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

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    • The Ceremony

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 47 mins
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    Today, paranoia sets in: we head to The Ceremony, the top-secret, three-day launch of a new currency, wizards and math included. Halfway through, something strange happens.

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    • Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - The Political Thicket

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Narrated by: Louis Michael Seidman, Guy-Uriel Charles, Tara Grove, and others
    • Length: 44 mins
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    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.

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    • Alpha Gal

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 35 mins
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    Tuck your napkin under your chin. We’re about to serve up a tale of love, loss, and lamb chops.

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    • One Vote

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 48 mins
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    In our first-ever election special, we set off to find a single vote that made a difference. One Vote

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    • Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - Object Anyway

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 50 mins
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    On this episode of More Perfect, the Supreme Court ruling that was supposed to prevent race-based jury selection...

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    • Update: Eye In the Sky

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, Ross McNutt, and others
    • Length: 36 mins
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    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....

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