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Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the internet's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities to find untold histories, unsolved mysteries, and other jaw-dropping stories online and IRL.
Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.
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Provocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.
Start your day with WBUR meteorologist Dave Epstein's latest Boston-area weather forecast.
Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
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From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. Hosted by veteran health reporters Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman. Part of the Panoply Network.
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One woman's quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more. A WBUR production.
For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people. Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects. Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, ...
Season Ticket is full of engaging talk, insightful commentary, insider information, and unfiltered conversations with those who make news on the Boston sports scene and those who report on it five days a week. Hosted by Boston Globe sports columnist Chris Gasper, in partnership with WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, this daily show will make you feel closer to your favorite teams than ever before.
Maria Garcia was 9 years old and living on the U.S.-Mexico border when Selena was murdered. Twenty five years later, Maria is on a quest to understand what it means to love, mourn and remember Selena. In this intimate journey, Maria explores what Selena’s legacy shows us about belonging in America. Produced by WBUR.
The WBUR investigative team pursues stories that hold powerful institutions and people to account.
A public radio series about sound, music, and listening. From WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.
It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR ...
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Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.
A four minute weekly radio comic strip. ...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. This short radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in.As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our ti ...
Discussions and lectures by the best and brightest thinkers from Boston University
An exploration of the life that happens before, behind, and beyond the spotlight. Host Geoff Edgers paints intimate, sound-rich, and surprising portraits of some of the most creative people in the world. The first season includes: Norm Macdonald, Ava Duvernay, Ms. Pat, Hanson and David Letterman. A collaboration between WBUR and The Washington Post.
Freak Out and Carry On, WBUR's politics and history podcast, addresses the urgent issues of our time through the lens of history. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Ron Suskind and noted Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson, the podcast examines the national political landscape and dives into the historical context. New episodes available every Thursday.
NEXT was a radio show and podcast that aired its final episode in May 2021 after a successful five-year run. The weekly program focused on New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. NEXT was produced at Connecticut Public Radio and featured stories from journalists across the New England News Collaborative. Most recently, the program was hosted by Morgan Springer. With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asked questions about how we power our society, how we move aroun ...
The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. New special episodes in the countdown to the 2020 presidential election highlight other stories from U.S. presidential history that can help illuminate our current momen ...
WBUR's Andrea Shea produced this sound piece with Fairey reflecting on why and how he got involved.By WBUR
We take listener calls in our Friday Week in Review.By WBUR
A look at an Olympics happening in the middle of the pandemic.By WBUR
Plus, we check in with a local correspondent about the Olympic opening ceremonies in Tokyo.By WBUR
We speak with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician Jackson Browne, whose new album "Downhill From Everywhere" drops Friday. And, Fox News premiered a PSA this week encouraging viewers to get vaccinated. The network still features hosts skeptical of the vaccine. The news comes as some GOP lawmakers have also started to encourage vaccination. NPR's Davi…
July marks the eighth anniversary of Black Lives Matter. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Los Angeles' Black Lives Matter chapter, joins us. And, whether it's a wildfire or a condo collapse, a disaster services attorney and a survivor of the 2018 Camp Fire outline how to heal — physically and mentally — from such a sudden uprooting.…
Republicans across the country are proposing legislation that would make it even harder for people to vote — but Stacey Abrams isn't backing down.By WBUR & NPR
The outbreak is being attributed to the virulence of the Delta variant of the virus.By WBUR & NPR
On Friday, the Biden administration announced new plans to expand aid for some homeowners at risk of foreclosure.By WBUR & NPR
The change at Fox comes as some GOP lawmakers have also started to encourage vaccination.By WBUR & NPR
It's back to the drawing board for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she tries to coalesce a bipartisan select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.By WBUR & NPR
Songwriters Hall of Fame musician's new album is out Friday.By WBUR & NPR
The reform would take these cases out of the hands of commanders and bring in independent military prosecutors.By WBUR & NPR
Jane Gilbert, Miami-Dade's chief heat officer, talks about coordinating and accelerating efforts to protect vulnerable communities from extreme heat.By WBUR & NPR
What began as a Facebook post in 2013 that spoke out against the death of Trayvon Martin has now grown to become a global movement.By WBUR & NPR
Whether it's a wildfire or a condo collapse, a disaster services attorney and a survivor of the 2018 Camp Fire outline how to heal — physically and mentally — from such a sudden uprooting.By WBUR & NPR
Critics say the money is spread too thin to make a difference.By WBUR & NPR
It's the latest in a series of initiatives by the Biden administration and the Justice Department to try to reduce violent crime, which has been on the rise around the country.By WBUR & NPR
Conserving America's most precious public lands. It's the founding duty of the National Park Service. But what does conservation mean with accelerating climate change? In this rebroadcast, Patty Glick, John Clayton and Abe Miller-Rushing join Meghna Chakrabarti.By WBUR
In Massachusetts, cooling has long been seen as optional, more of a luxury for those who can afford it. Some of the state’s warmest communities say that no longer makes sense.By WBUR
Fun fact: Ben wooed his wife with a mix CD, and Amory's husband wooed her with a mix CD. The lesson? Never underestimate the power of a good playlist. But if it's a "Weird Spotify Playlist," the object of your affection better have a sense of humor. In this episode, Amory introduces Ben to the fast-growing "Weird Spotify Playlists" Twitter account …
Stuart Roseman's father, David, was vaccinated, but he says his father's weakened immune system was still overpowered by the virus.By WBUR
All this summer, we're inviting the major candidates officially running for governor to make their case on the show. Today we hear from State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz. Later, we check-in with WBUR senior political correspondent Anthony Brooks on the state of the race.By WBUR
Plus, can talking to strangers really be a good thing?By WBUR
We take listener calls with Joe Keohane, a Boston-born journalist and author of the new book "The Power Of Strangers: The Benefits Of Connecting In A Suspicious World." He argues that there might just be a cure for many of our social ills: talking to strangers.By WBUR
The Massachusetts House is debating a bill that would legalize sports betting in the state. We hear more about the proposal from WBUR senior reporter Steve Brown and Victor Matheson, a professor of economics and accounting at Holy Cross.By WBUR
Unarmed crisis teams respond to suicide threats, substance abuse calls, welfare checks and other moments where a counselor — instead of a police officer — can de-escalate a situation. We check in with the country's first such crisis response program known as CAHOOTS. And, for many kids, going back to school means shopping for new supplies. But a nu…
Washington Post reporter Arelis R. Hernández has been following one Salvadoran woman who had been seeking asylum in the U.S. for more than a year. She shares Nancy's journey. And, Cuba is going through its largest protests against the government in half a decade. Professor Michael Bustamante gives us a primer on Cuban history from its time as a Spa…
Are you still looking for a good summer read? Here's a list to help.By WBUR & NPR
Chinese propaganda paints the U.S. as a big, bad foreign power out to hold the East Asian country down. This kind of rhetoric is as old as China's Communist Party.By WBUR & NPR
A number of challenges this year have left many store shelves empty.By WBUR & NPR