The Experiment

Hosted by Julia Longoria

The Experiment, a show about people navigating our country's contradictions.

  • Is There Justice in Felony Murder?

    Dec 2, 2021
    In April, The Experiment explored a legal principle that disproportionately puts youth of color and women behind bars. But is it the only way to hold police accountable when they kill?
  • The Wandering Soul

    Nov 25, 2021
    On many nights during the Vietnam War, if you listened closely, you’d swear you could hear a ghost. Today, The Experiment explores the story of that ghost and how it still haunts us. 
  • A Friend in the Execution Room

    Nov 11, 2021
    The Experiment revisits our March conversation with Yusuf Ahmed Nur, a Somali immigrant and business professor who volunteered to witness the U.S. government execute someone. 
  • What Does It Mean to Give Away Our DNA?

    Oct 28, 2021
    As excitement about genetic testing grows, one Navajo geneticist considers the future of the field and whether her people should be a part of it.
  • Justice, Interrupted

    Oct 21, 2021
    The highest court in America isn’t safe from mansplaining. A new set of rules for oral argument may change things.
  • Who Would Jesus Mock?

    Oct 14, 2021
    The Atlantic’s Emma Green sits down with the editor-in-chief of Christian satire site the Babylon Bee to talk about mockery and the line between making fun and doing harm.
  • The Original Anti-Vaxxer

    Sep 23, 2021
    Where does bodily autonomy end and our duty to others begin? In March, The Experiment considered one answer, the story of a 1905 Supreme Court case about government-mandated vaccines.