Podcasts de Massachusetts

Oliver Sacks On Growing Older

Best-selling author Oliver Sacks tell us why he's delighted to turn 80, and finds joy in growing older.

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Heroin's New Reach

"Glee" star Cory Monteith's death by overdose puts a new spotlight on the new face of heroin--white, male,...

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A New Look At Kafka

Franz Kafka. Shame, guilt and absurd injustice -and why we're still haunted by the Kafkaesque.

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Is Spotify Fair To Musicians?

Stars from Radiohead are boycotting Spotify, saying the site pays next to nothing and doesn't support new artists. We...

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America's Organic Food Shortage

Farmers across the country are struggling to keep up with the high demand for organic food. Will we have to go abroad...

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The GOP And Immigration Reform

Immigration reform and the GOP. The big Republican debate of whether the party should go for diversity or go white.

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'The Examined Life'

The examined life, and the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of it, with psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz.

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Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

George Zimmerman found not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter. We look at the legal decision and...

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Inside Musical Subculture

Musical cults, from Phish Phans to Deadheads to Juggalos to Wagner. We'll look at who gets the caravan of followers.

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Week In The News: Egypt, Airliner Crash, Boston Bombing Suspect In Court

Egypt in uproar. Airliner down in San Francisco. Boston bombing suspect in court. Our weekly news roundtable goes...

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Gene Mutation May Hold The Secret To The Next Cholesterol Drug

We hear about the genetic mutation that crushes cholesterol, and maybe heart disease, and the race to bring it to you.

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Edward Snowden In His Own Words

Edward Snowden in his own words.We'll listen to Snowden's account of what he's up to, and look in on the race between...

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'Lost Antarctica': A Scientist's Tales From A 'Disappearing Land'

Marine biologist James McClintock joins us for a big report on Antarctica's change and the planet.

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Lose The Loans: Rethinking How Students Pay For College

Oregon is proposing a radical rethink on paying for college: Free while you're there, maybe 3 percent of your income...

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Mistakes, Forgiveness And Public Figures

Who deserves public forgiveness? Paula Deen? Eliot Spitzer? Anthony Weiner? Alec Baldwin? We'll look at forgiveness.

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How Safe And Effective Is Alternative Medicine?

Alternative medicine — from herbs to acupuncture to supplements — is huge in America. Now, a prominent doctor says...

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The New Politics And Economy Of Japan

Between China and the United States. "Abe-nomics." Talk of remilitarization. We'll check in.

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Pope Francis In Brazil

Is this the pope of the poor? Can he help mend Brazil's ragged edges?

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Public Pensions, Under The Gun

Bankrupt Detroit has cutting pensions on the table. Plans across the country are underfunded by a trillion-plus. We...

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The 'Difficult Men' Who Make Great TV

We look at the creators who changed TV, the generation behind "The Sopranos," "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and more.

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