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Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00amOur planet is facing a mass extinction crisis. By the end of the century, we could lose up to half of all living species. But people are working hard to save endangered species and habitats, and a few scientists are even trying to bring lost species - like passenger pigeons and woolly mammoths - back to life. How To Clone a Mammoth - Beth Shapiro; Are You Ready for the Next Mass Extinction?; Recording America's Rarest Bird; From the Sabertooth to the Grizzly; BookMark - E.O. Wilson's The Meaning of Human Existence; On Our Minds: Hip Hop, Free Speech and Violence in France [Playlist].
Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00amPlanning a winter getaway? Here's some inspiration to adventure... Old Roads to Rome; Sonic Sidebar: Aboard Niagara; The Road to Tantra - Asra Nomani; The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton; BookMark: Karen Russell on "A High Wind in Jamaica"; On Our Minds: The New High Line.
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00amYou know the earth is round, the sky is up, and your dog loves you. But HOW do you know those things? This week, how we form opinions – the psychology and brain chemistry behind our beliefs. You & Your Brain - Julian Keenan; Sonic Sidebar: The Political Divide; Irrational Beliefs - Will Storr; Charting Religious Traditions - Karen Armstrong; BookMark: Alfred Kubin's "The Other Side"; On Our Minds: Philip Pullman.
Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:00amThis episode explores the artist and new ways to think about the creative process Steal Like an Artist - Austin Kleon; Powers of Two - Joshua Wolf Shenk; Myopia - Mark Mothersbaugh [Slideshow]; BookMark: Charles Duhigg on "The Children"; On Our Minds: The Great Migration.
Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:00amSmart phones and digital distribution have made it easier to get into the radio game. After the success of Serial, it seems like everyone’s talking about podcasts. But what does it take to make a hit show? And what do a host of new, independent programs mean for good ol’ radio? Alex Blumberg on Our Podcast Future; What About Public Radio?; It's a Gabfest - Emily Bazelon; Sounds, Original at WFMU; BookMark: Samuel Scheffler on "The Children of Men"; On Our Minds: Keeping Speech Free.