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The best podcast episodes of the most interesting stories and things. From skyping someone while they're in space, to tracking down and meeting a telephone scammer in person, to the story of a Galapagos. These episodes will keep you and all your friends entertained and captivated for hours. Learn something new in every episode! Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

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The best podcast episodes of the most interesting stories and things. From skyping someone while they're in space, to tracking down and meeting a telephone scammer in person, to the story of a Galapagos. These episodes will keep you and all your friends entertained and captivated for hours. Learn something new in every episode! Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

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From the director of research at Radiolab

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Latif Nasser is the director of research at Radiolab, one of the podcasts that we feature many times in this topic. Listen to an epic story from him on the TED stage.

The amazing story of the man who gave us modern pain relief | Latif Nasser

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For the longest time, doctors basically ignored the most basic and frustrating part of being sick -- pain. In this lyrical, informative talk, Latif Nasser tells the extraordinary story of wrestler and doctor John J. Bonica, who persuaded the medical profession to take pain seriously -- and transformed the lives of millions.

Jul 01 2015

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OwlTail

How much do you know about Kim Jong Un's upbringing?

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Many of us attribute much of who we are and what we've achieved to our upbringing, whether from our parents, or our environment. For his 8th birthday party, Kim Jong UN was presented with a little general's uniform, and was told that he would be his fathers successor of North Korea. This birthday party was attended by officials and generals, and from that point on, it was impossible for him to act like a normal child. What was the ‘general suit’ (or values/lessons) that was given to you that has shaped you into who you are? What’s the ‘general suit’ that you want to pass onto others around you? In this episode we get an incredibly interesting backstory of the North Korean leaders childhood.

Inside Kim Jong Un's North Korea

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'Washington Post' journalist Anna Fifield visited North Korea and interviewed many of its citizens — including members of Kim Jong Un's family — for her new book about the country and its leader. Her book is 'The Great Successor.'

Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel 'The Body in Question' by Jill Ciment, about jurors on a murder trial.

Jun 11 2019

48mins

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OwlTail

Why are some people in Silicon Valley having their children avoid smartphones?

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Addiction can come from many places, but one part is hormones. Studies show that during puberty, one of the chemicals that helps us regulate additions (GABA) is turned down. This means, all else equal, it's easier to become addicted as a teenager to something than at other time in life. The biggest issue? Once you're addicted to one thing during puberty, there's a gateway affect that means you're much more likely to be addicted to something else later on. As they say 'it's easier to change a habit by replacing it with another one.' Listen to this episode to hear more about how technology has become a new source of addiction.

How the iPhone rewrote the teenage brain

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David Gillespie on how Fortnite and Instagram are altering the neural pathways of a generation

Apr 16 2019

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The Border Hacker

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A computer hacker tries to make his way home through two countries, a dense jungle and a seemingly endless string of technical challenges.

Season 10 Episode 4

Feb 08 2019

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Mel Liu

What happens when you reconnect with your son after 20 years? In prison?

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Parenting is already hard enough as it is. What happens when it's from behind the bars, in prison? This episode goes through the emotional stories of those incarcerated fathers trying to be the best parent they can be behind bars.

Thick Glass

Ear Hustle
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Parenting is never easy, but from prison it's especially challenging. In this episode, incarcerated fathers share their stories of striving to be present in their children's lives. One inmate reconnects with his son after 20 years. Another stays very involved through letters and visits. And a third gets the opportunity to give his teenaged son a haircut.

Thanks to the fathers who shared their stories: Derrick, John and Maverick, and to Derrick Jr. for talking with us.

Thick Glass was scored and sound designed by David Jassy and Antwan Williams, with contributions from Lee Jaspar (aka Matthew Lee Jasper), Eric “Maserati E” Abercrombie and Charlie Spencer. You can download Thick Glass here. 

Find out more about the show at earhustlesq.com, including how to send us a question (by postcard) that might get answered in a future episode. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

p.s. Speaking of parenting, have you ordered your children (or parents) an Ear Hustle t-shirt yet?

Apr 25 2018

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TIP 051 : Billionaire Mark Cuban's Book - How to Win at the Sport of Business (Investing Podcast)

We Study Billionaires - The Investor’s Podcast Network
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In this episode, we talk about billioniare Mark Cuban's book and how he acquired his wealth. 

Click here to get full access to our show notes.

Sep 06 2015

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Dr. Maya Angelou, Part 1: 9 Words That Changed Her Life

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
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In the first of a special two-part podcast, Oprah has a conversation with her beloved mentor, the late poet, author, icon and activist Dr. Maya Angelou. She's also the woman Oprah called her mother, sister and friend for more than 30 years. Oprah says, "She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet, but at the heart of her, she was a teacher." Dr. Angelou discusses her last book, "Mom & Me & Mom," delving into one of the deepest personal stories of her life: her relationship with her mother. Dr. Angelou shares intimate memories of her childhood, including the nine words her nurturing yet fiery mother said to her that changed her life forever, challenging her to find strength in the face of adversity.

Jan 22 2018

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How Bernie Made Off: Are we safe from the next Ponzi scheme? (rebroadcast)

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*This show was originally broadcast February 3, 2018. *It’s been ten years since former NASDAQ chairman Bernie Madoff was arrested for committing one of the largest financial crimes in U.S. history. For decades he ran a Ponzi scheme from a secret office in New York, duping thousands of investors out of billions of dollars. Many of them lost everything when the house of cards fell.

How did Madoff pull it off? And what steps have regulators taken in the past decade to ensure that it doesn’t happen again? For this week’s episode, we teamed up with Steve Fishman, a reporter based in New York City who’s followed the story for years. He produced and hosted a seven-part podcast for Audible called “Ponzi Supernova.”

Through interviews with financial experts, federal agents, Madoff’s cellmates and Madoff himself, Fishman explains how the $60 billion con worked, and why Madoff was able to elude regulators for decades. Fishman says that while Madoff was the mastermind of the scheme, it was banks and other financial institutions who “weaponized” him, turning him from a “local swindler” into an unstoppable force.

Madoff will spend the rest of his life in prison, but no one from these institutions faced similar consequences. And even though some precautions have been put in place since Madoff’s arrest, financial experts warn that for the most part, investors are still on their own.

Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.

Aug 25 2018

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Mel Liu

In life or death situations, how do you choose, who lives?

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Many people have asked others this thought experiment, but what happens when you're a doctor in a warzone or natural disaster? What happens when you have to face the reality of the people you didn't save? How do you choose?

Playing God

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When people are dying and you can only save some, how do you choose? Maybe you save the youngest. Or the sickest. Maybe you even just put all the names in a hat and pick at random. Would your answer change if a sick person was standing right in front of you?

In this episode, we follow New York Times reporter Sheri Fink as she searches for the answer. In a warzone, a hurricane, a church basement, and an earthquake, the question remains the same. What happens, what should happen, when humans are forced to play god?

Produced by Simon Adler and Annie McEwen. Reported by Sheri Fink. 

In the book that inspired this episode you can find more about what transpired at Memorial Hospital during Hurricane Katrina, Sheri Fink’s exhaustively reported Five Days at Memorial

You can find more about the work going on in Maryland at: www.nytimes.com/triage

Very special thanks to Lilly Sullivan. 

Special thanks also to: Pat Walters and Jim McCutcheon and Todd Menesses from WWL in New Orleans, the researchers for the allocation of scarce resources project in Maryland - Dr. Lee Daugherty Biddison from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Howie Gwon from the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Emergency Management, Alan Regenberg of the Berman Institute of Bioethics and Dr. Eric Toner of the UPMC Center for Health Security.

Support Radiolab by becoming a member today at Radiolab.org/donate.    

Aug 22 2016

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Mel Liu

How do you know the 'True You'?

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What defines who you are? What happens when you discover a part of yourself that is completely different from who you thought you were? What do you do? Listen to this episode to find out the stories as well as advice behind people who've gone through this.

True You

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What happens when you discover a part of yourself that is so different from who you think you are? Do you hold on to your original self tightly? Do you explore this other self? We travel to England to meet an insect with a split personality. Then we talk to an internet famous cartoonist who's been hiding a part of himself for years, and a woman who records herself sleep talking, and is amazed at what she finds.

Jun 01 2017

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