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Smoke & Handcuffs

With a president who would rather watch TV than receive intelligence briefings, CNN’s Brian Stelter helps unpack the symbiotic relationship between Fox News and the White House. Plus, whether Trump’s new guidelines for mass deportation of ...

The Rainbows of Inevitability

We take a tour of the sprawl with Metahaven to learn about the propaganda of propaganda and we travel beyond the Facebook wall to learn the real truth about targeted advertising. Plus Project Madison Valleywood!  

The Murders of Mary Morris

On October 12th, 2000 Mary Morris was killed with no apparent motive and her body burned in her car. Three Continue Reading

No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry

In their chase for a global audience, American movie studios spend billions to make their films look amazing. But almost none of those dollars stay in America. What would it take to bring those jobs back -- and would it be worth it? ...

Cristela Alonzo's Lower Classy Comedy

Comedian Cristela Alonzo says she didn't grow up with much. Her mom raised four kids on her own in an abandoned diner with no running power or water in South Texas. Things are different for Cristela these days. "I have the kind of money where I can ...

248- Atom in the Garden of Eden

As the world entered the Atomic Age, humankind faced a new fear that permeated just about every aspect of daily life: the threat of nuclear war. And while the violent applications of atomic research had already been proven, governments and ...

Lydia Dubois & Louise Irving

This week, two stories of going off-script. Lydia Dubois shares some advice with family and friends, and Louise Irving gets acquainted with Australian wildlife. Storytellers: Lydia Dubois and Louise Irving ...

Face Off

Tara Clancy, Selena Coppock and Hal Karp share stories of standing up.

May Contain Nuts Pt. 2: Fear of Food

Is it possible to experience total food joy when you're always afraid that something you eat will make you sick? Our look at life with food allergies continues with Part 2 of our mini-series, May Contain Nuts. Please subscribe to this podcast in ...

Episode 61: Vanish

People have faked death to escape criminal convictions, debts, and their spouses. In 2007, a man named Amir Vehabovic faked his death just to see who showed up at the funeral (answer: only his mom). It's an appealing soap-opera fantasy, but actually ...

Leak State

Republicans decry the leakers; Democrats applaud them...oh, how the tables have turned. How to make sense of the Flynn affair and revelations about the Trump team's communications with Russia. Plus, the steady stream of information from within the ...

Argo 16

In November 1973 a secret spy plane, code-named Argo 16, crashed just after takeoff from Venice airport in Italy, killing Continue Reading

Professor Hendryx vs. Big Coal

What happens when a public-health researcher deep in coal country argues that mountaintop mining endangers the entire community? Hint: it doesn't go very well. ...

HBM073: A Trial Ghost Hunt

For the last nine years, Ken Arnold and his wife Donna have operated an all-volunteer group called the Puget Sound Ghost Hunters. They put an ad up on their website and on their Facebook group inviting hunters to join their team. But before Ken ...

Episode 104, Met Residency #4 (A Portrait)

Nate DiMeo is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Artist in Residence for 2016/2017. He is producing ten pieces inspired by the collection and by the museum itself. This is the second episode of that residency. This residency is made ...

Cut Loose: Your Breakup Stories

When Nan Bauer-Maglin was 60 years old, her husband left her for his 25-year-old student. "I thought about suicide. You know, there’s a great feeling of rejection especially if you’re older," she told me. "You just feel ugly and invisible and sad ...

Out Like Flynn

In response to scandals large and small, first the Trump campaign and now the Trump White House has relied on the fact that each successive lie or outrage will be washed over by the next and the next. And its worked. Until now. Bob ponders whether ...

247- Usonia the Beautiful

Frank Lloyd Wright believed that the buildings we live in shape the kinds of people we become. His aim was nothing short of rebuilding the entire culture of the United States, changing the nation through its architecture. Central to that ...

Valentine’s Day Special 2017: Kristy Hawkins, Autumn Spencer & Lucy Huber

In this special Valentine’s Day episode, we’re bringing you three stories from SLAMs across the country. A woman thumbs her way through the prospects of love, a mother learns what Valentine’s Day is all about, and a surprise proposal ...

Resisters

Caitlin Gill, Sian Mason and Eddie Hejka share stories about refusing to stay silent about justice.

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