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R.I.P. HAL: Douglas Rain, Voice Of Computer In '2001,' Dies At 90
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time6 days ago
Rain was best known for the eerie, sonorous voice he lent to HAL 9000 in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film. However, he was also celebrated for his decades of performances on the Shakespearean stage.
Gaslighting
Believed
access_time6 days ago
It's time to hear from Larry, and we've got the tape. In 2014, the doctor was interviewed by a police detective after another patient reported him for sexual assault. You'll hear for yourself how Larry lies, manipulates and convinces police to believe him instead of the victim.
Exploding Ants!
Wow in the World
access_time6 days ago
You ant gonna believe this! A new ant species has been discovered in the jungles of Southeast Asia! And while these tiny insects may look similar to the ants we know, they are literally BURSTING surprises! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close -too close- to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Exploding Ants! (originally aired July 16th)
AI News Anchor Makes Debut In China
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time8 days ago
"This is my very first day at Xinhua News Agency," says a sharply dressed artificial intelligence news anchor. "I look forward to bringing you the brand new news experiences."
Supreme Court Won't Review Decision That OK'd Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time12 days ago
The FCC, along with telecom companies, was in favor of voiding a lower court ruling that upheld its 2015-era rules, according to a Democrat on the commission.
The Bots Aren't Coming For The Midterms … They're Already Here
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time13 days ago
Twitter and Facebook are trying to make sure fewer people see misinformation online…but it's still there.
Reading The Game: Donut County
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time13 days ago
Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with a trip to Donut County — which is about doughnuts, yes, but also giant holes, cranky raccoons, and learning not to be a jerk.
The Basement
Believed
access_time13 days ago
Sometimes the people who don't believe you are the people who love you the most. This episode will take you into Larry Nassar's basement, through the memories of a young girl - a family friend who he abused for years.
Can't Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time13 days ago
There could be an upside to your phone addiction. Games like Tetris can reduce anxiety, according to new research. So if you've got Election Day jitters, go ahead and launch that app.
Why Horses Can't Wear Flip Flops
Wow in the World
access_time13 days ago
How in the world did horses get their hooves? What in the world is the difference between their feet and ours? And when in the world did tiny dog-sized horses roam the earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy for a little trot through the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of horse hooves! *And be sure to check out this episodes conversation starters at www.wowintheworld.com! (originally aired November 20th)
Voters May Tax Tech Companies To Fight Homelessness
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time15 days ago
Some big tech companies in the Bay Area have embraced the idea that tax hikes on big business are necessary to tackle problems like homelessness in the region.
Yasmin Green: How Did The Internet Become A Platform For Hate Groups?
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time16 days ago
Extremist groups have co-opted the Internet's connective power to recruit members. Yasmin Green explores how the Internet has allowed extremism to spread, and how technology can combat it.
Kashmir Hill: Do Your Smart Devices Know Too Much?
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time16 days ago
When Kashmir Hill filled her home with smart devices, she knew they would collect massive amounts of her personal information. She wanted to understand: what's the ultimate cost of that data mining?
How He Got Away
Believed
access_time20 days ago
In this episode, we take you back to 2004 - 13 years before Dr. Larry Nassar would admit in court that he sexually abused children. This incident with a teenager will show you not just what Larry was doing to so many of his patients, but how he got away with it again and again.
Ladies & Germs, Meet The Supervillain Superbugs!
Wow in the World
access_time20 days ago
Almost 100 years ago, Alexander Fleming discovered what would go on to become the world's first antibiotic. Nearly a century later, the virus' these antibiotics once treated are making a comeback! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they delve into the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of battling SUPERBUGS! (Originally aired April 23rd)
The Good Guy
Believed
access_time27 days ago
How did former Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sexually abuse hundreds of girls and women for decades? To understand how he got away with it, we have to begin with the doctor in his prime, when everyone thought of him as Larry, the good guy.
Introducing Believed
Believed
access_time1 month ago
How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for more than two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.
The Curious Case of the Everlasting Storm
Wow in the World
access_time4 months ago
Crash! Crack! Boom! No need to duck and cover during this incredible thunderstorm! It's been going on for hundreds of years! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they make there way out to Venezuela to hunt down the mysterious and electrifying Catatumbo Bay Lighting Storm and in the process uncover the Who, What, When Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of this electrifying scientific phenomenon!
Exploding Ants!
Wow in the World
access_time4 months ago
You ant gonna believe this! A new ant species has been discovered in the jungles of Southeast Asia! And while these tiny insects may look similar to the ants we know, they are literally BURSTING surprises! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close -too close- to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Exploding Ants!
Un-BEE-lievable Bees!
Wow in the World
access_time4 months ago
You won't bee-lieve your ears! Join Detective Mindy and Inspector Raz, an un-bee-table crime fighting duo, as they try to crack the case of the missing bees! It's all in this episode as we explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of buzzing bees!
Do Birds Of A Feather Flock Together?
Wow in the World
access_time5 months ago
Reggie is away on his migration vacation! He's been all over the place; China, Hawaii, New Zealand! But how in the world do our avian friends pull of such feats of endurance? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of bird migration!
Samurai Vs. The Stink: The Science of Invasive Wildlife Species
Wow in the World
access_time5 months ago
Where in the world did all of these hungry stink bugs come from? How in the world can we stop the invasion in time to save our crops? And why in the world are scientists looking at the Samurai Wasp for the answer? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of invasive wildlife species!
Oh Knuck-Crackers! The Science of Poppin' Knuckles
Wow in the World
access_time5 months ago
It's finger poppin' time on Wow in the World, and this week, Mindy and Guy explore the science behind the SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POP of our knuckles! Where in the world is that sound coming from?! Why in the world does it make some people so uncomfortable? And how in the world is it even made? Join in on an interesting quest for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of KNUCKLE CRACKING!
EAR YE! EAR YE! How The Shape Of Our Ears Affects The Way We Hear!
Wow in the World
access_time5 months ago
Get ready and prepare those two fleshy little sea shells on the side of your head for the science of sound! That's right, we're talking ear science! Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World of auditory awesomeness!
EAR YE! EAR YE! How The Shape Of Our Ears Affects The Way We Hear!
Wow in the World
access_time5 months ago
Get ready and prepare those two fleshy little sea shells on the side of your head for the science of sound! That's right, we're talking ear science! Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World of auditory awesomeness!
How To Talk To A Dog
Wow in the World
access_time6 months ago
Is that dog wearing glasses?! Guy Raz has a new four-legged friend, but he's having trouble bonding with him. Good thing Mindy knows the scientifically-proven very best way to talk to dogs! This week learn HOW in the world scientists figured out how to speak to dogs and WHAT in the world is the best way to say "Who's a good boy"? Join Mindy and Guy Raz to learn the Who, What, When Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of canine communication!
Wow in the World + The Story Pirates in Do You SEE What I HEAR? The Synesthesia of Scrambled Senses!
Wow in the World
access_time6 months ago
This week, it's a double scoop of our first ever, Wow in the World Podcast Scrambler! In this episode, Guy Raz and Mindy team up with the Story Pirates Podcast to explore the latest science behind SYNESTHESIA! Taste words, hear colors, feel sounds? What in the world is happening in the brain when senses are scrambled? How in the world did the story pirates find a Wowzer with this amazing condition? And where in the world is that new music coming from? Join Guy, Mindy, The Story Pirates, and an amazing new invention, as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Synesthesia!
Wow in the World + The Story Pirates in Do You SEE What I HEAR?
Wow in the World
access_time6 months ago
This week, it's a double scoop of our first ever, Wow in the World Podcast Scrambler! In this episode, Guy Raz and Mindy team up with the Story Pirates Podcast to explore the latest science behind SYNESTHESIA!
Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter) Part 2
Wow in the World
access_time6 months ago
After discovering on last week's episode that fish oil contains offishoily fintastic benefits for our brains, Guy Raz and Mindy decide to take the plunge on a wild aquatic adventure to experience HOW in the world fish oil is made! Join us, as Guy and Mindy explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of squeezing the smarts out of sardines!
Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter) Part 2
Wow in the World
access_time6 months ago
After discovering on last week's episode that fish oil contains offishoily fintastic benefits for our brains, Guy Raz and Mindy decide to take the plunge on a wild aquatic adventure to experience HOW in the world fish oil is made! Join us, as Guy and Mindy explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of squeezing the smarts out of sardines!
Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter)
Wow in the World
access_time6 months ago
What in the World is that fishy smell coming from Guy Raz's refrigerator? And how in the world could it's contents help us to learn and sleep better? And who in the world was the first to discover this? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Fintastic Fish Oil!
Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter) Part 1
Wow in the World
access_time6 months ago
What in the World is that fishy smell coming from Guy Raz's refrigerator? And how in the world could it's contents help us to learn and sleep better? And who in the world was the first to discover this? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Fintastic Fish Oil!
The Very Hungry Black Hole
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition. Lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes!
The Very Hungry Black Hole
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition. Lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes!
Your Crabby Pee Is Scaring Me!
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
What's that scent wafting through the murky waters off the coast of Georgia? Well if you're a mud crab, you'll know that it's the smell of fear. But where does it come from? And how do we know? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of secret signals of the animal world. (And stick around as they potty-train a Blue crab. Trust us on this one)
Your Crabby Pee Is Scaring Me!
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
What's that scent wafting through the murky waters off the coast of Georgia? Well if you're a mud crab, you'll know that it's the smell of fear. But where does it come from? And how do we know? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of secret signals of the animal world. (And stick around as they potty-train a Blue crab. Trust us on this one)
Ladies & Germs, Meet The Supervillain Superbugs!
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Almost 100 years ago Alexander Fleming discovered what would go on to become the world's first antibiotic. Nearly a century later, the virus' these antibiotics once treated are making a comeback! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they delve into the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of battling SUPERBUGS!
Ladies & Germs, Meet The Supervillain Superbugs!
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Almost 100 years ago Alexander Fleming discovered what would go on to become the world's first antibiotic. Nearly a century later, the virus' these antibiotics once treated are making a comeback! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they delve into the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of battling SUPERBUGS!
Operation Earth: How To Be Cool To A Planet That's Hot
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
We've all heard of Climate Change, but what is it, and why is it bad news for planet Earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go back in time in an effort to protect our future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Climate Change Heroes!
Operation Earth: How To Be Cool To A Planet That's Hot
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
We've all heard of Climate Change, but what is it, and why is it bad news for planet Earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go back in time in an effort to protect our future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Climate Change Heroes!
All-Natural Superheroes Part 2
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
All-Natural Superheroes Part 2
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
All-Natural Superheroes Part 1
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
All-Natural Superheroes Part 1
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
Smart-Bots
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
From self-driving cars to chess-playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!
Smart-Bots
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
From self-driving cars to chess-playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!
Smart-Bots
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
From self-driving cars to chess-playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!
Animal Logic
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
Guy Raz and Mindy look at the social structures of different animal species and see how being antisocial might be a good thing if you're a marmot! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go hike the alps all in an effort to understand the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of social biology!
Spaced Out Pen Pal - Part 2
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
So you're going to visit your pen pal on the the International Space Station. You've got your spacesuit, and now, all you need now is a way to get there! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an out of this world adventure in the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of reusable rockets and humanoid robots!
Spaced Out Pen Pal - Part 2
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
So you're going to visit your pen pal on the the International Space Station. You've got your spacesuit, and now, all you need now is a way to get there! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an out of this world adventure in the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of reusable rockets and humanoid robots!
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