What can machines tell us about being human?
In this short, a family dog disappears into the woods...and the mystery of what happened to him raises a big question about what it means to be wild.
In this short, Jonathan Schooler tells us about a discovery that launched his career and led to a puzzle that has haunted him ever since.
Is the world full of deep symmetries and ordered pairs? Or do we live in a lopsided universe? This striking video by Everynone plays with our yearning for balance, and reveals how beautiful imperfect matches can be. The video was inspired by our episode
From hair parts to the origin of the universe, how symmetry shapes our existence.
Diane Van Deren is one of the best ultra-runners in the world, and it all started with a seizure. In this short, Diane tells us how her disability gave rise to an extraordinary ability.
Richard Holmes went to Cambridge University intending to study the lives of poets. Until a dueling mathematician, and a dinner conversation composed entirely of gestures, changed his mind.
What do you do when your own worst enemy is...you?
In today's short, we get to know a man who struggles, and mostly fails, to contain his violent outbursts...until he meets a bird who can keep him in check.
This week on the podcast, football! No, it's not a Super Bowl recap. Jad and Robert present a piece from across the pond--a piece about soccer they fell in love with when they heard it at the Third Coast festival in Chicago.
Stories about getting lost, and how our brains, and our hearts, help us find our way back home.
In this new short, we explore luck and fate, both good and bad, with an author and a cartoon character.
In this new short, a tree full of blood-sucking bats lends a startling twist to our understanding of altruism and natural selection.
If natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another?
A mysterious case of the topsy turvies and a return to the question of what felines feel when they fall.
Are new ideas and new inventions inevitable? Are they driven by us or by a larger force of nature?
One tidy mathematical formula may hold the key to how cities work. We take to the streets to test the numbers, & ask what really makes cities tick.
In today's podcast, we get a tantalizing taste of words in the wild, from the jungles to the prairie.
In this podcast, Jad and Robert throw some physics at a bible story. We find out just how many trumpeters you'd actually need to blow down the walls of Jericho.
We plunge into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, and upend some myths about falling cats.