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The front page of the Internet--also known as Reddit--is making noise. Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the site's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities, collaborating with Reddit's 330 million users and over 140 thousand communities to find all kinds of jaw-dropping narratives. A collaboration between WBUR and Reddit.
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Start your day with WBUR meteorologist Dave Epstein's latest Boston-area weather forecast.
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, ...
Provocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston
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 for NPR.
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.
Discussions and lectures by the best and brightest thinkers from Boston University
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.
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The WBUR investigative team pursues stories that hold powerful institutions and people to account.
A boozy weekly podcast about mythology, legends and folklore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks.
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 ...
An award-winning weekly sports magazine for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider
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.
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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.
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 ...
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.
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.
A public radio series about sound, music, and listening. From WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.
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 ...
The project, called “United Against Racism,” includes changes in leadership, culture and patient care. It also expands efforts to address hunger, housing and job opportunities outside hospital walls.By WBUR
Start your day with WBUR meteorologist David Epstein's latest Boston-area weather forecast.By WBUR
The United States has fought against authoritarian governments. Does that mean it can't happen here?By WBUR & NPR
If confirmed, she will become the first female Black chief justice in the history of the state's top court.By WBUR
A raging pandemic, a devastating recession, a reckoning on race: Is it too much to ask Americans to also think about climate change? I don’t think so, writes Gina McCarthy.By WBUR
Plus, as part of the city's economic efforts to aid struggling families, Chelsea is making a bold policy decision: direct cash payments to residents, to spend however they'd like.By WBUR
We discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act since it was enacted in 2010 and its future.By WBUR
To learn how the new program will work and its goals, we speak with Chelsea city manager Tom Ambrosino and Jill Shah, president of the Shah Family Foundation, which has donated some 1 million dollars to the Chelsea program.By WBUR
With the Los Angeles Dodgers now the 2020 World Series champions, and a developing story regarding the 2021 Boston Marathon, we Check the Score with Radio Boston's Chris Citorik.By WBUR
If confirmed, Budd would be the first Black woman to ever hold the position in the history of the state's highest court.By WBUR
As long lines to vote form, Americans with disabilities face unique barriers to casting their ballots. Sabrina Epstein, whose disability prevents her from standing in line to vote, talks about her challenges and about what government can do to improve accessibility. Also, we speak with chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller about his new book and how …
In college, Malcolm Conner penned a rambling email intended for his crush. “You have cow eyes,” he wrote. “I know that sounds like a bad thing but have you ever looked into a cow’s eyes? They are so deep and brown and beautiful.” What he hadn’t disclosed — to his crush or to anyone at school — was that he was transgender and had transitioned at age…
Polls show Joe Biden ahead in Arizona, and if he wins, it would be the first time the state turned blue since the 1990s. We speak with a director of a grassroots group that has been working to register Democrats to vote. And, the Senate Commerce Committee is asking Google, Facebook and Twitter tough questions on Tuesday. Both Democrats and Republic…
Colorectal cancer may kill thousands of patients under 50 this year.By WBUR & NPR
In Texas, incumbent Republican Sen. John Cornyn is facing a tough race against his challenger Democrat MJ Hegar.By WBUR & NPR
With less than a week until Nov. 3, more than 7.8 million people in Texas have already voted.By WBUR & NPR
Both campaigns agree -- the road to the White House runs through the Tar Heel state. In our final voter roundtable, we hear from voters in North Carolina. VonGretchen Pough, Bill Poole, Brandon Beavers and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.By WBUR & NPR
This past Spring, Endless Thread released a series called “Madness: The Secret Mission for Mind Control and the People Who Paid the Price.” If you missed it, you should go back and listen! A new series from CBC Podcasts, "Brainwashed," offers fresh perspective on the same topic: a powerful doctor who conducted disturbing, CIA-funded mind-control ex…
To talk more about the latest coronavirus news and the upcoming holidays, WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes was joined by Dr. David Hamer, professor of global health and medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine.By WBUR
The Massachusetts parole board heard several hours of emotional testimony Tuesday, both from a man seeking to commute his life in prison sentence and the family members of the man he killed to get that sentence.By WBUR
Republican Kevin O'Connor agrees with Democrat Ed Markey on the threat posed by climate change, but says Markey isn't taking real steps to do something about it.By WBUR
Only on Spirits do we get really into the logistics and philosophy of a Disney Channel Original Movie. We’re talking Halloweentown, and stress that there’s no such thing as witch DNA, and magic should go back to being more democratic. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of elitism, biological essentialism, religio…
Start your day with WBUR meteorologist David Epstein's latest Boston-area weather forecast.By WBUR
We talk about the art and history of Black Horror with Kyéra Sterling, an independent academic who is teaching a class on Black Horror at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.By WBUR
The success of 2017 "Get Out" ushered in a new error of Black Horror, that's continued into the 2020s. We talk about the art of Black Horror.By WBUR
With more than a thousand new coronavirus cases a day now in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we speak with a medical expert about what the uptick means, and what to do about it.By WBUR
We catch up with O'Connor about the state of the race with a week to go until election day. Radio Boston spoke with Ed Markey about his candidacy two weeks ago.By WBUR
With Election Day just a week away, we're taking some time this week to look at some of the major issues facing the country.By WBUR